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Privacy Lawsuit Against Google Rests On Battery Drain Claims

JackieBrown Re:ads (175 comments)

Thanks for that. I had forgotten about that setting.

5 days ago
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Privacy Lawsuit Against Google Rests On Battery Drain Claims

JackieBrown Re:ads (175 comments)

I have a 500 mb plan with unlimited voice and text for $40 with tmobile.

My first month I hit that cap halfway through but now that I see how quick that comes, I just leave mobile data off. I have wifi pretty much everywhere I go. I save the mobile data for directions or an occasional search.

5 days ago
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For Now, UK Online Pirates Will Get 4 Warnings -- And That's It

JackieBrown Re:4 warnings per? (143 comments)

They send you a letter with 4 warnings inside.

about a week ago
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Experiment Shows People Exposed To East German Socialism Cheat More

JackieBrown Re:let me correct that for you. (612 comments)

That's pretty standard of the left.

How many times do we see "Obama is not a liberal" meme on Slashdot?

Lot of revision of the Soviet Union since it represents the failure of a lot of their dreams - not really Socialist, not really atheist, etc.

about a week ago
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Rupert Murdoch's Quest To Buy Time Warner: Not Done Yet

JackieBrown Re:If the merger happens CNN must be spunoff. (63 comments)

Murdoch wants money. If those shows make money, he'll keep them.

How many times does the Simpsons make fun of conservatives, Fox News, and even Fox itself?

about a week ago
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Rupert Murdoch's Quest To Buy Time Warner: Not Done Yet

JackieBrown Re:so one billionaire (63 comments)

That's a pretty biased source but it sure gets referenced allot.

Would you trust a Fox News story about naked capitalism?

about a week ago
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Seat Detects When You're Drowsy, Can Control Your Car

JackieBrown Re:Nope (106 comments)

I'm an other and don't want this either.

I don;t think we should give up any more privacy to protect us from potential problems.

That is how the patriot act was justified

about two weeks ago
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Bot Tweets Anonymous Wikipedia Edits From Capitol Hill

JackieBrown Re:The danger... (95 comments)

Too bad it is just one

about two weeks ago
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FAA's Ruling On Smartphones During Takeoff Has Had Little Impact

JackieBrown Re:The answer is alcohol! (128 comments)

Alcohol... the problem and solution to all of life's problems

about three weeks ago
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Don't Want Google In Your House? Here Are a Few Home-Tech Startups To Watch

JackieBrown Re:For Starters... (88 comments)

There is plenty wrong with _just_ wanting to get acquired. Many times, acquisition is predatory, in the sense that a bigger company wants your tech, but not your people. So you stand on the backs of hard working people until you get your golden parachute, and leave them with nothing but unemployment when you go.

This sucks for the people let go, but there is no reason to lose out on a golden parachute if that is what you want. If offered a ton of money, how many of those people would keep working for you - and do you have a right to expect them to stay with you for less money?

about a month ago
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Great White Sharks Making Comeback Off Atlantic Coast

JackieBrown Re:Food chain (107 comments)

Now, I don't care if you ever go in the ocean, but your reasoning so flawed it's almost funny.

Lighten up. It was clearly suppose to be funny

about a month ago
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Teaching Creationism As Science Now Banned In Britain's Schools

JackieBrown Re:A minority view? (649 comments)

I'm glad I don't have to face that choice.

about a month ago
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Teaching Creationism As Science Now Banned In Britain's Schools

JackieBrown Re:A minority view? (649 comments)

Does the idea of no God or afterlife bring you joy or any feelings (besides smugness?)

I've had both a wife and son die. It really brings me sadness and feels me with emptiness to think that there is no after.

I know my wishes do not effect or create a reality that does not exist, but I have faith that God is there and that there is more to our lives than what we have here.

Also, for the record, I have always had faith, this is not something new driven by a desperate hope to see the woman I love as well as my son again.

about a month ago
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Congressman Asks NSA To Provide Metadata For "Lost" IRS Emails

JackieBrown Re:Just imagine "if" (347 comments)

Amazing how you have made this into the GOP being slimy when the whole issue is due to the Democrat controlled IRS (during that time-period) losing all relevant emails from a large period of time. That is what is slimy here.

about a month and a half ago
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Starbucks Offers Workers 2 Years of Free College

JackieBrown Re:In civilized countries... (169 comments)

You used that trick on us for health care.

I guess you plan to use that tactic on each program you think that everyone should be paying for.

about a month and a half ago
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Google Fiber Is Officially Making Its Way To Portland

JackieBrown Re:Is it is? (153 comments)

I'm sure you're not. I haven't looked at the article, but my guess would be Oregon. Kind of like how if it said New York, I would not assume they were talking about the city in Texas.

about a month and a half ago
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Why NASA's Budget "Victory" Is Anything But

JackieBrown Re:Government fails again (267 comments)

On the opposite, most of the regulation was repealed over last thirty years

So you are arguing against regulatory committees and rules created in the past 30 years ago and hoping we can get back to where we were during the Reagan years? I can support that.

The rest of your post is pretty much just a personal attack with no substance but at least it lengthened you post to look like you had content to provide.

about 2 months ago
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Why NASA's Budget "Victory" Is Anything But

JackieBrown Re:USA doesn't have appetite for such (267 comments)

I know you really want it to, but USA-ians is not going to take off. Fetch has a better chance.

about 2 months ago
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Why NASA's Budget "Victory" Is Anything But

JackieBrown Re:Government fails again (267 comments)

That's because there were not as many regulations then as there are now. It got to the point where instead of the government and businesses working together, it was a war. Business won it and "big business" gets a stronger foothold against small business every time the liberal anti-corp "do-gooders" create new regulation.

about 2 months ago

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Time Warner customers may lose FOX channels

JackieBrown JackieBrown writes  |  more than 4 years ago

JackieBrown writes "FOX is trying to raise fees for cable companies and is threatening to drop Time Warner if Time Warner does not agree to pay more fees to air FOX's stations.

Come January 1st, we may lose FOX and FX as well as some FOX sports channels.

Time Warner has a site up where you can enter your zipcode to see if this will affect you. http://www.rolloverorgettough.com/

Time Warner is using Hulu as as an example of the value on network TV. I am surprise they use this argument as Hulu seems to devalue Cable TV more than devalue the network itself."

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White House collects user data without notice

JackieBrown JackieBrown writes  |  more than 4 years ago

JackieBrown writes "

The White House is collecting and storing comments and videos placed on its social-networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube without notifying or asking the consent of the site users, a failure that appears to run counter to President Obama's promise of a transparent government and his pledge to protect privacy on the Internet.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/sep/16/obama-wh-collects-web-users-data/"

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Another forum attacked

JackieBrown JackieBrown writes  |  more than 5 years ago

JackieBrown writes "Today, many of us received emails advertising some website (I won't name it because I don't want to reward them.) The strange part was the spam came came from one of the admins. When visiting the site, the admins announced that the problem was being worked on and were trying to determine if someone just use brute force to crack the password. Apparently there where bigger problems. forums.debian.net now redirects to the Debian mailing list with this message http://lists.debian.org/debian-project/2009/04/msg00056.html

This afternoon DSA received reports that forums.debian.net might have been compromised: registered users had been email spammed from the forums software. forums.debian.net has therefore been disabled.

There are many forums out there, but this one has been around for more than five years and was usually considered the closest thing that Debian had for an "official" forum. It was a place frequented by new users and Debian developers alike."

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