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London Police Placing Anti-Piracy Warning Ads On Illegal Sites

JasterBobaMereel Re:Hilarious (159 comments)

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

3 days ago
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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 a month ago
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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 1 month ago
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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 1 month ago
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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 a month ago
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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 a month ago
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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 2 months ago
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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 2 months ago
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Why Mobile Wallets Are Doomed

JasterBobaMereel Re:Regular Wallet (272 comments)

You mean like the Euro ... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I...

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 3 months ago
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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 3 months ago
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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 3 months ago
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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 4 months ago
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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 4 months ago
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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 5 months ago
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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 6 months ago
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Adobe's New Ebook DRM Will Leave Existing Users Out In the Cold Come July

JasterBobaMereel Re:Adobe and ebook DRM? Color me surprised (304 comments)

DRM cannot work (Except in the USA) the logic is, here is a locked box, and here is the key, please only use the key how we say ... (in the USA it can be illegal to use the key except how specified! )

The fashion industry is an perfect example of why copyright is not needed... there is no copyright on clothing design, yet the fashion industry still exists and makes lots of money ... but is forced to continually come up with new ideas, which because there is no copyright quickly propagate around the entire industry

about 6 months ago
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Man In Tesla Model S Fire Explains What Happened

JasterBobaMereel Re:is this a dupe article? (526 comments)

All cars are deathtraps, just go and look at the figures ... most are caused by driver error (as this was)

It's only news because rather than the engine catching on fire as is usual in cars it was the batteries ...

about 9 months ago
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Germany: We Think NSA May Have Tapped Chancellor Merkel's Cell Phone

JasterBobaMereel Re:are French authorities retarded? (267 comments)

The NSA's job is to spy on anyone and everyone who might be a potential threat to the USA .... the only limit on this is when they are specifically told not to ...

about 9 months ago
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Germany: We Think NSA May Have Tapped Chancellor Merkel's Cell Phone

JasterBobaMereel Re:I wonder what their real understanding is (267 comments)

The NSA only spies on enemies, or potential terrorists, or people linked to potential terrorists, or people linked to people linked to potential terrorists etc ...... oh that appears to be everyone ...

about 9 months ago
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Forrester Research Shows Steep Decline in Free Office Suite Stats

JasterBobaMereel Re:Office 365 (337 comments)

Which will break as well ..."IE 11 Breaks Rendering For Google Products, and Outlook Too"

about 9 months ago

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