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AT&T Proposes Net Neutrality Compromise

JasterBobaMereel Fine ... (243 comments)

I would like everything to be on the fast lane all the time... just like you promised when I paid you far too much for my connection ....

about a month ago

How Patent Trolls Destroy Innovation

JasterBobaMereel Re:How the Patent System Destroys Innovation (97 comments)

A system where Inventors get paid for other people developing their ideas, or people they sold the idea to get paid for other developing the idea is broken

If the Patent system encouraged people to innovate *and* develop their ideas then it would work, but the current system does not

about 2 months ago

Munich Reverses Course, May Ditch Linux For Microsoft

JasterBobaMereel Re:Surprise? (579 comments)

The same Power Users are the ones that complain every time Office is upgraded because it broke their carefully made system of spreadsheets/documents etc ...

They are using Office to it's limits already and any change will annoy them at minimum, they are almost certainly using office as a substitute for a custom built package and do not represent the vast majority of users ..

LibreOffice is no substitute for these people because a) it is not MSOffice (they use all the features and rely on the quirks) and b) they use Office beyond it's real purpose and so any substitute will not do

These are the same kind of people who cannot use any substitutions for any package (even earlier versions of the same package) it is nothing to do with the inherent usefulness to the majority of the alternative packages

about 2 months ago

Patents That Kill

JasterBobaMereel Re:Alternatives? (240 comments)

An industry without copyright, and where nothing has been patented for years woudl be without innovation and would not make much money ...

Except the fashion industry has no copyright, nothing novel enough to patent has been seen for years, yet they do nothing but innovate, and seem to making large profits ...

about 2 months ago

Why the "NASA Tested Space Drive" Is Bad Science

JasterBobaMereel Re:Experiment not the problem (315 comments)

Exactly, this was a test to see if investigating the drive was worth pursuing at all, and if the the inventor was right about how it worked

The outcome seems to be that as far as they can tell something is going on that might be interesting (but probably will not..) ..and the inventor is wrong on how it works

If the drive is not exploiting some flaw in current theories, then it will turn out to be just a massively inefficient conventional drive, but if not it will be revolutionary

about 2 months ago

London Police Placing Anti-Piracy Warning Ads On Illegal Sites

JasterBobaMereel Re:Hilarious (160 comments)

...and the users using AdBlock will see what exactly ...?

about 3 months ago

Microsoft Opens 'Transparency Center' For Governments To Review Source Code

JasterBobaMereel Re:Standards are meant to be broken (178 comments)

...multiple international companies... Like Nokia, Skype, Visio ...?

about 4 months ago

Court Allowed NSA To Spy On All But 4 Countries

JasterBobaMereel Re:It's a scandal! (242 comments)

It's not that they don't spy on them (USA, Britain, Canada, Australia and New Zealand) it's that they have agreed not to spy directly on them, just to spy on their links to other countries and terrorism ...

So they will not spy on you if :
you live in one of these countries,
and you have no links to any of the other countries
and you have no links to terrorism
and you have no links to anyone who has any links to terrorism
and you have no links to anyone who has any links to any one with links to terrorism
and you have no links to anyone who has any links to any one with links to any one with links to terrorism.....

about 4 months ago

Court Allowed NSA To Spy On All But 4 Countries

JasterBobaMereel Re:Agreement?? (242 comments)

The USA, Britain, Canada, Australia and New Zealand are all members of ECHELON and so already share mutual intercepted data, i.e. the NSA does not need to spy on these ....

about 4 months ago

Swedish Farmers Have Doubts About Climatologists and Climate Change

JasterBobaMereel Re:Not a damn thing will be done. (567 comments)

Keep your lawn so it slows runoff and prevents flash flooding, but accept that it will look like natural grass and not astroturf

about 4 months ago

Robert McMillen: What Everyone Gets Wrong In the Debate Over Net Neutrality

JasterBobaMereel Re:Everybody is wrong... (270 comments)

The restaurant does have a drive-thru, they charge you to use it, charge you for the food, charge you to park, and report you to the police if you drive away eating ...

about 4 months ago

Sony Overtakes Rival Nintendo In Console Sales

JasterBobaMereel A competition that is dying (127 comments)

The 3DS is outselling both of these ...

Smartphones out sell all of these and make more money and sell more games

The console market is now for gamers only, the Wii was the last console bought by non-gamer

about 4 months ago

Tracking Tesla's Quiet Changes To the Model S

JasterBobaMereel Not a normal car (106 comments)

A Tesla S is not a normal family car, it costs the about the same a Porsche 911, so it firmly in the luxury/sports car bracket, so expensive options are normal, and every car as a custom build is not unexpected, rolling changes are not that unusual (outside the USA)

about 5 months ago

Why Mobile Wallets Are Doomed

JasterBobaMereel Re:Regular Wallet (272 comments)

You mean like the Euro ...

and the real problem is not the currency but the technology, I can pay with Dollars or Euros in a street market in Africa, but not with a device they don't have a reader for ...

about 5 months ago

Major ISPs Threaten To Throttle Innovation and Slow Network Upgrades

JasterBobaMereel ISP is an ISP ... (286 comments)

They provide a single service, an internet connection, continually reclassifying this depending on if it is Copper, Cable, Broadband, DSL, Fios ... etc is a red herring they provide an internet connection and nothing else ...

They are already a common carrier, they just don't want the service they provide to be classified as this as it would introduce the possibility of competition into the market ...

about 5 months ago

RightsCorp To Bring Its Controversial Copyright Protection Tactics To Europe

JasterBobaMereel How? (196 comments)

"... we are optimistic that there will be a way to do this in Europe"

We are optimistic that with the DCMA or Canadian equivalent this is not as simple as you think

about 5 months ago

UN Report Reveals Odds of Being Murdered Country By Country

JasterBobaMereel Re:Singapore (386 comments)

Iceland almost manages to be the same at 0.2, and be a democracy ...

about 6 months ago

UN Report Reveals Odds of Being Murdered Country By Country

JasterBobaMereel Re:shenanigans (386 comments)

The rates for the USA are 4.7, the same as Latvia (Semi stable, recently independent from USSR), Yemen (Terrorist training ground), Niger ( lowest-ranked in the United Nations' Human Development Index (HDI) ... also until recently the Ukraine

Why does the USA consistently have the same murder rate as semi stable, struggling economies ...?

about 6 months ago

Inventor Has Waited 43 Years For Patent Approval

JasterBobaMereel Re:How could it be valid? (258 comments)

If this patent has not been used in a real product in all this time, then it should be thrown out as either unworkable, or just a patent troll

about 8 months ago

Adobe's New Ebook DRM Will Leave Existing Users Out In the Cold Come July

JasterBobaMereel Re:What devices does it affect? (304 comments)

Most of the ebook industry uses either ePub or is an Amazon Kindle, many if not most DRM on ePub is from Adobe

Note this will also affect some unexpected devices - iPhone, iPad iPodTouch ...

about 9 months ago


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