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Putin To Discuss Plans For Disconnecting Russia From the Internet

Dishevel Re:"Emergency" (240 comments)

Not if it is incandescent.

3 days ago
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Apple Edits iPhone 6's Protruding Camera Out of Official Photos

Dishevel Re:Parallax. (424 comments)

So the fact that you can Opt out of the personalization of ads based on your private usage data. Apple states that by opting out your ads will be less relevant.

You may see the same number of ads as before; however, they may be less relevant because they won't be based on your interests.

oo.apple.com

Also I never stated that you are not the product of Google. I did state that they do not treat you that way. Google treats me much better than Apple does. The fact that you need to yell about and cuss does not make your point suddenly more valid.

You can visit the Apple site above. Then you can Opt out of their personalized ads and tracking.

Then. You can state again how they do not personalize your ad content based on personal information.

3 days ago
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New Study Projects World Population of 11B by 2100

Dishevel Re:Just great (323 comments)

Dude! You are awesome. You have to tell me though. Do you actually believe the things you just said or are you just in it for the lols and the altruistic aim of entertaining everyone around you?

4 days ago
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Apple Edits iPhone 6's Protruding Camera Out of Official Photos

Dishevel Re:Parallax. (424 comments)

No. The original comment was that Apple sees you as a customer and not as a product. This is untrue. If you look at it even though Google makes most of its money off of you as a "Product" they treat you like a really great customer. You get all kinds of "Comped" and "Free" services. The stuff you do buy )Android, Google Apps for Business) are fairly open and allow you to take all your info with you if you leave and Google even shows you all the stuff they have on you and allows you to selectively delete the information or keep it as you see fit. Apple does everything it can to lock you in and lock you down. If anything Apple seems to see you as a slave that is lucky to be allowed to use their products at all. The info that they do collect on you and sell to third parties most people do not even know about. If you do know about it you are not allowed to see what they have on you and sell much less remove what you want from it. The only thing you can do is opt out if you were smart enough to read through their 90 page agreement (EULA / Disclaimer / Fuck you and the horse you rode in on ) is to opt completely out,

Apple will never let you see what personal info about you they are selling. Google will not sell the info. They use it themselves to target the ads for companies. I know Google uses information to target ads to me. It is not hidden. Most people know this. We know it and can see it and can delete what we do not like. Apple people do not know and most will run around and tell me that Google is evil and selling all my info. (Google uses my info to target ads, Apple sells my info so others can do whatever.)

Until you can see that Apple is as bad or worse than Google when it comes to the stewardship of your personal information then you have no business talking about it.

4 days ago
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Apple Edits iPhone 6's Protruding Camera Out of Official Photos

Dishevel Re:Parallax. (424 comments)

How do you think they "Target" ads? They sell your info. Your defense here is something along the lines of "Its ok because they are not making as much money from targeting their ads as Google."?

5 days ago
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Torvalds: No Opinion On Systemd

Dishevel Re:well said! (380 comments)

I see people all over linking their Facebook to many sites. Never thought I would see it on /.

5 days ago
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Apple Edits iPhone 6's Protruding Camera Out of Official Photos

Dishevel Re:Parallax. (424 comments)

Eyes are Googles product. They treat their inventory really well too.

about a week ago
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Apple Edits iPhone 6's Protruding Camera Out of Official Photos

Dishevel Re:Parallax. (424 comments)

Maybe you should take a look at targeted iAds.

about a week ago
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Apple Edits iPhone 6's Protruding Camera Out of Official Photos

Dishevel Re:Parallax. (424 comments)

You lose. 15 years in October.

about a week ago
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Apple Edits iPhone 6's Protruding Camera Out of Official Photos

Dishevel Re:Parallax. (424 comments)

Sure. You go right ahead and click the agreements for your iDevices and iSoftware. Do not bother to read it. Apple loves you and would never sell information on you for profit to their "Partners". I bet no matter how hard you look you will never see ... Ohh, wait.

Is this where you could opt out of iAds tracking?

Interesting. I am sure they give away targeted ads to their advertising partners for free though. Because they do not want you to look like a fool.

about a week ago
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NASA's Manned Rocket Contract: $4.2 Billion To Boeing, $2.6 Billion To SpaceX

Dishevel Re:I hate to be this guy... (187 comments)

No. That is the problem. They think that forcing others to do good will make them feel better, but it does not. That is why they are never satisfied. They must always fill that hole. If they would just get off their asses and hand out food at a soup kitchen that hole would be filled and they would feel better and the world would be a better place.

But that is not how the government wants us to be. So entitlements and division are the carrot and stick they use to keep us on the path.

about a week ago
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Apple Edits iPhone 6's Protruding Camera Out of Official Photos

Dishevel Re:Parallax. (424 comments)

I was pretty sure it could not be explained to you. So I did not.

Others though tried. As I predicted their effort was in vain. Much like a person vested in being a Democrat or a Republican in order to to be ok with your bad decisions you must see all evil in the other guy and all good in your side.

Sad really how the media has turned everyone into a fanboy. (Apple, Android, Liberal, Conservative, Democrat, Republican) All you can really do is hide in your little safe corner where your previous decisions are safe from your own scrutiny.

about a week ago
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NASA's Manned Rocket Contract: $4.2 Billion To Boeing, $2.6 Billion To SpaceX

Dishevel Re:I hate to be this guy... (187 comments)

I feel guilty driving a newer model Honda Civic knowing that if I bought something cheaper I could maybe feed someone less fortunate.

So then do it. You are not going to feel better by diverting tax money.

about a week ago
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Apple Edits iPhone 6's Protruding Camera Out of Official Photos

Dishevel Re:Parallax. (424 comments)

they see you as a customer, not as a product.

Ha Ha HA! OMG that is awesome.

explain.

If it has to be explained to you then it can not be explained to you.

about a week ago
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Apple Edits iPhone 6's Protruding Camera Out of Official Photos

Dishevel Re:Parallax. (424 comments)

they see you as a customer, not as a product.

Ha Ha HA! OMG that is awesome.

about a week ago
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Ask Slashdot: Advice On Building a Firewall With VPN Capabilities?

Dishevel Re:geek or not (238 comments)

100% Agree. If you have the ability to read and understand words then pfSense will work for you.

about two weeks ago
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X-Class Solar Flare Coming Friday

Dishevel Re:Made in America (145 comments)

You can do that stuff anytime you want.

Or would you rather just tell other people how you think they should be living.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Smartwatch Apps Could You See Yourself Using?

Dishevel Re:No comments here yet... (471 comments)

A device on your wrist with a good sized screen to work with your phone is fairly stupid. I forget the watch company but someone has something close to what I would really want.

A real watch with a single line color display that allows me to control my phone.

Show caller ID allow a button press to answer phone for my bluetooth, hang up, switch lines and beep and display calendar apts and alarms, Just give me a watch that makes me not need to pull out my phone for stupid little stuff. Do not try to give me a large display on my wrist. I have one in my pocket.

about two weeks ago
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Microsoft Takes Down Slideshow-Building Tool After Getty Images Lawsuit

Dishevel Re:Did I miss an upgrade? (81 comments)

You are correct. It is the law. It is not though a right.

Making money, free healthcare, and union benefits are not rights.

The right to speak your opinion without government punishing you, the right to live, and so on are rights. It may be really beneficial to society to give free healthcare. It may not. But it is not a right. Too many of you whiny entitled self important young uns think everything nice is a right that people are owed.

about two weeks ago
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Microsoft Takes Down Slideshow-Building Tool After Getty Images Lawsuit

Dishevel Re:Did I miss an upgrade? (81 comments)

He was right though. Copyright is a government granted right. To encourage production of copyrightable material.

It is not a protected right it is a granted privilege. Rights are protected from being removed by others. Copyright and Patent are granted privileges.

You can call it whatever you want but truth is truth.

about two weeks ago

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FBI thinks Google is evil, Now.

Dishevel Dishevel writes  |  about a year and a half ago

Dishevel (1105119) writes "In a story from Mike at TechDirt.
The last few weeks have been quite interesting in the world of NSLs, however. As we noted, a few weeks ago, a court in California ruled that NSLs were unconstitutional. And, now, it's come out that Google appears to be fighting an NSL, potentially in response to that very ruling. Of course, it appears that this news of Google fighting back wasn't supposed to be public either."
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CNET steps in it again.

Dishevel Dishevel writes  |  about a year and a half ago

Dishevel writes "CNET finally comes clean.
At CES CNET voted that Dish networks "Hopper" would be best of show. Of course CBS, owner of CNET steped in to kill that due to pending litigation over the Hopper.

Well they have finally come clean about it.
Sort of. My favorite part is these two quotes from the editor in chief of CNET Lindsey Turrentine.
First.
"Going forward, I will do everything within my power to prevent this situation from happening again."
Followed by.
"If I had to face this dilemma again, I would not quit. I stand by my team and the years of work they have put into making CNET what it is."
Hmmm
 "

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