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CIA Director Brennan Admits He Was Lying: CIA Really Did Spy On Congress

Kenja Re:When will we... (247 comments)

"lying bastard" is more or less their job description.

yesterday
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The Misleading Fliers Comcast Used To Kill Off a Local Internet Competitor

Kenja Get used to this... (250 comments)

These sort of things are legal now. Corporations are people, and people have free speech, and spending money is speech.

4 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: Preparing an Android Tablet For Resale?

Kenja It has 2GB internal memory. (112 comments)

There is 2GB of memory for the OS, personal settings, apps, etc. If you can not boot the device, you can not access this memory to clear it. You may be SOL.

4 days ago
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Cable Companies: We're Afraid Netflix Will Demand Payment From ISPs

Kenja Using what leverage? (200 comments)

To extort money from someone, you need to threaten them with something. Netflix has no leverage because their customers will most often have no choice in ISPs.

about a week ago
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For Half, Degrees In Computing, Math, Or Stats Lead To Other Jobs

Kenja Re:~50% have no degree... (174 comments)

There is more data in heaven and earth then is listed in the posted article.

about a week ago
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For Half, Degrees In Computing, Math, Or Stats Lead To Other Jobs

Kenja ~50% have no degree... (174 comments)

Around half of STEM workers have no four year degree, to me that is more interesting.

about a week ago
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FTC To Trap Robocallers With Open Source Software

Kenja Re:Go after Comcast etc... (125 comments)

There is no alternative other then DSL from AT&T, which is even less reliable and trustworthy.

about two weeks ago
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FTC To Trap Robocallers With Open Source Software

Kenja Go after Comcast etc... (125 comments)

Comcast etc sell their customers phone numbers to illicit third parties. I ended up having to throw together an Asterix system with a simple "no solicitations, press one to continue" message to filter out all the robo-calls I got when I was forced to switch services over to Comcast.

about two weeks ago
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US House Passes Permanent Ban On Internet Access Taxes

Kenja So then no public funded internet? (148 comments)

This means no public internet, it will forever now be a private enterprise. Not sure I like that possibility in the long run given how the ISP monopolies behave.

about two weeks ago
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Home Depot Begins Retail Store Pilot Program To Sell MakerBot 3-D Printers

Kenja Re:and what would i do with it? (127 comments)

I'm going to go with "print a sex toy". Target market is those who want a dildo but are too embarrassed to buy one.

about three weeks ago
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Dubai's Climate-Controlled Dome City Is a Dystopia Waiting To Happen

Kenja Isn't all of Dubai an issue? (265 comments)

It's just a mater of time before the desert swallows the place...

about three weeks ago
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Coddled, Surveilled, and Monetized: How Modern Houses Can Watch You

Kenja It's just a mater of time... (150 comments)

I always cringe a bit when I see the "put web cams in your house! For security!" commercials. It's just a mater of time until Xfinity or what not get's compromised and all those web cams you use to check your kids get used by other people... to "check your kids".

about three weeks ago
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Amazon Sues After Ex-Worker Takes Google Job

Kenja Non-compete agreements are BS. (272 comments)

But it is impossible to "not use any confidential information he had access to" without surgery. It's in your brain, you will use it if the situation arises.

about a month ago
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Renewable Energy Saves Fortune 100 Companies $1.1B Annually

Kenja Re:Careful (116 comments)

How much did it cost Saint Reagan to remove the solar panels from the White House?

about a month ago
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Mayors of Atlanta & New Orleans: Uber Will Knock-Out Taxi Industry

Kenja Good? (273 comments)

Not really seeing a downside if the industry is this fragile. It's like claiming that lemonade stands will "knock out" the snapple industry.

about a month ago
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Chinese-Built Cars Are Coming To the US Next Year

Kenja Re:Bets, anyone? (431 comments)

So.... the same quality standards as US made (GM) cars then?

about a month and a half ago
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Ikea Sends IkeaHackers Blog a C&D Order

Kenja Kind of see their point... (207 comments)

Site uses the Ikea logo and colors and contains no disclaimer. I can see how people could mistake it for an "official" site.

about a month and a half ago
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GM Names and Fires Engineers Involved In Faulty Ignition Switch

Kenja My favorite part... (307 comments)

Heard this on NPR, at one point a company representative said something akin to "the only test of if the company changes are enough is if this happens again". In other words, "just wait, if we don't kill a bunch of people again everything worked out!".

about 2 months ago

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