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iOS 8 Review

DigiShaman Re:No good for older iPhones (201 comments)

I have an iPhone 5. When iOS 7 was released, the main features that pulled pep from my phone was the motion visual effect. Turning it off made a huge difference. Can be found under -Settings --> Accessibility --> Reduce Motion (ON). Hopefully the iOS performance hit is mainly video related so as to turn off whatever advance feature chews through cycles. If it's the kernel itself taxing the CPU, yeah, pretty much screwed.

yesterday
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Scotland's Independence Vote Could Shake Up Industry

DigiShaman This is healthy (486 comments)

I wish both Scotland and England the best. This separation should be amicable. In fact, hopefully it give both countries strength in competition and to set examples for each other in both how and how not to govern.

Texas might not be far behind you.

yesterday
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What To Expect With Windows 9

DigiShaman Re:A turd is a turd (528 comments)

Remember; if you can't polish a turd, roll it in glitter.

2 days ago
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What To Expect With Windows 9

DigiShaman Re:Bring back windows XP. (528 comments)

And XP is officially EOLed as of April 2014. That means end of vendor support. So when that new accounting program comes rolling alone (Quickbooks), you must have Windows 7 or newer.

2 days ago
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Comcast Allegedly Asking Customers to Stop Using Tor

DigiShaman Re:This may be the way to escape from Comcast (417 comments)

Back when worked at Time Warner, we never charged for a truck roll that I'm aware of. Not unless you did something stupid like cut the main line to the house with a garden tool, or you request an additional outlet to be installed in the wall.

While I don' know, I'm pretty sure they're no fee in swapping the box out in person if the TSR agent states it's ok to do based on a technical issue. But for a truck to drive a box and install it to your home, yes, I can understand the delivery and setup charge. Now if a squirrel chewed through an overhead coax line, well that's their problem, not the subscriber's.

3 days ago
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Comcast Allegedly Asking Customers to Stop Using Tor

DigiShaman Re:So-to-speak legal (417 comments)

Since when does the Executive and Legislative branch give a damn about your constitutional rights?! Half of SCOTUS plays with it like jujitsu; bending and contorting its meaning to service some living-breating "modern times meaning" BS.

1rst amendment? You wacko! Don't have such thoughts.

3 days ago
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Comcast Allegedly Asking Customers to Stop Using Tor

DigiShaman Re:So-to-speak legal (417 comments)

Sure, agreed. But there is a major difference. Once is screwing you over on how you would like to use the connection you paid for. The other does it for political reasons, and at the behest of their corporate masters.

Democracy?? Please, we have a plutocracy now. One poison is worst than the other.

3 days ago
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Comcast Allegedly Asking Customers to Stop Using Tor

DigiShaman Re:So-to-speak legal (417 comments)

I'll cut right to the chase. You allow the government to take over the ISP business, it will be regulated like in China. I'm very serious about that statement. Give it another 10 years-ish to boil that frog, but yes, that severe.

3 days ago
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Comcast Allegedly Asking Customers to Stop Using Tor

DigiShaman Re:So-to-speak legal (417 comments)

Into the frying pan, into the fire. You really want the Internet to be a "utility". Oh, that sounds all nice until Big Government starts regulating all sorts of shit. The first to go will be anonymous activity under the guise of "homeland security". In reality, to stifle political free speech and may *you* fear pissing off the opposition.

Be damn careful what you wish for. Be DAMN CAREFUL!!!!

3 days ago
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Comcast Allegedly Asking Customers to Stop Using Tor

DigiShaman Re:This may be the way to escape from Comcast (417 comments)

I'm sure they'll come up with some BS term. Something like "Active services suspension" Yeah, that's it!

"Sir, we've placed a hold on your active account. You're still a valuable customer, and will be billed as such, but your connection has been disconnected" We will re-enable the connection when you agree and signed a form stating you will stop using Tor. Good day"

Brilliant. I make for such an evil villain!

3 days ago
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Apple Outrages Users By Automatically Installing U2's Album On Their Devices

DigiShaman Re:It's not your phone (608 comments)

I'm no fan of Apple but this is a storm in a molehill.

Agreed, but then again you probably don't fall in two the two groups that either find this offensive, or unfair.

1. The progressive liberals types that typically purchase Apple products over Android.
2. The entire music industry.

Both groups are very vocal, hence why it's "news". Now I could give a flying fuck about #1, in fact, they can suffer while I snort my morning coffee in laughter :). But I really feel for #2. This blatant favoritism on display when the music industry is ostensibly forced into the DLC paradigm. FYI I'm not a fan or a foe of U2.

3 days ago
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US Scientists Predict Long Battle Against Ebola

DigiShaman Re:Good episode of Frontline (119 comments)

So I finished watching it. I had no idea is was that contagious just from exposure to the skin alone. If this thing becomes airborne, half the human population could be wiped out! Society collapse's from lost industrial specialization, and civil war / revolutions breakout all over the globe.

4 days ago
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Liquid Sponges Extract Hydrogen From Water

DigiShaman Nature (113 comments)

Call me a cynic, but wouldn't nature of done this long ago as a primary source of energy for oceanic life? Take Hydrogen and combine with oxygen. Lots-o-energy with a simple path of ingestion. It's like, inhaling food!

about a week ago
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If Tesla Can Run Its Gigafactory On 100% Renewables, Why Can't Others?

DigiShaman Re:Renew this! (444 comments)

Tesla recycles its batteries.

about a week ago
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If Tesla Can Run Its Gigafactory On 100% Renewables, Why Can't Others?

DigiShaman Re:Look in the mirror (444 comments)

made by a Chinese worker getting $1 an hour using 100s of toxic, cancerous materials, all processed by coal power.

That's part of it. The other part is the Chinese themselves. We can't change how their government regulates safety. It's also not a democracy, so don't expect the Chinese to have much say-so. For change to occur at the policy level, that would require a Chinese uprising with their government either acknowledging the problem and implementing reform, or face a revolution.

A global economy is two-way street.

about a week ago
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If Tesla Can Run Its Gigafactory On 100% Renewables, Why Can't Others?

DigiShaman Re:Not just Reno (444 comments)

We are all the Druuge!

"Anyone who threatens the group's profit margin due to illness, debt, or old age is thrown into the furnaces."

"Their ships consume crew to fuel the engines"

about a week ago
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Cuba Calculates Cost of 54yr US Embargo At $1.1 Trillion

DigiShaman Re:Cuba could have lifted it ages ago (534 comments)

Your asinine statement is predicated on the idea that international trade is a -requirement- for a communist nation to be successful. Globalism opens up greater opportunities, but by no means is it required for any nation to succeed. Even complete islands of people can function without Marxist ideology. And FYI, Cuba isn't an American welfare state. They can (and do) trade with the rest of the world and South America just fine. If Communism falls, it falls on its own face. Please see N. Korea and their Juche philosophy.

Damn, what they hell are they teaching you in school these days? FFS!! Please PLEASE educate yourself.

about a week ago

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Bill O'Reilly website hacked

DigiShaman DigiShaman writes  |  more than 5 years ago

DigiShaman (671371) writes "Bill O'Reilly (Fox News commentator) had his website hacked on September 19th 2008 following Bill's criticism of Palin's e-mail account being broken into. According to the website, 205 members who signed up after the 14th had their security compromised. An e-mail from Bill states "Rest assured that we are on this. Our defense of Sarah Palin has led some criminals to attempt to disrupt our enterprise. At this moment federal authorites and our attorneys are compiling information against these people. We stand behind our products but, most importantly, we stand behind you. We'll get the bad guys. Count on it.""

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