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Dish Network Violated Do-Not-Call 57 Million Times

Krojack Re:Abandoned calls - heh (246 comments)

These days that's totally changed, so it doesn't cost them much to make calls and abandon them

More and more robo calls are made from hacked Asterisk servers. This cost them zero yet the owner of the hacked Asterisk server often gets a bill in the tens of thousands.

Also when I get someone calling me and trying to offer me services of some sort, I instantly start talking over them and try to sell them various services my job offers. Two can play at that game.

about a week ago
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Could Tizen Be the Next Android?

Krojack Re:Well if that happens, it'll be bye bye Samsung. (241 comments)

And while you can't technically delete the apps without root, you can disable them, which makes them essentially deleted (they won't show up in the app drawer or notifications or intents). The only difference is that the app is still taking up a tiny bit of space, but this is hardly worth throwing a fit over.

I've noticed on my Samsung tablet which I haven't bother to root yet, if you disable some of the Samsung apps or 3rd party apps like Flipboard that came pre-installed, they will magically become re-enabled and update.

Also the pre-installed games that you can't uninstall can take up several hundred megs of space.

about a week ago
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Gunmen Kill 12, Wound 7 At French Magazine HQ

Krojack Re:islam (1350 comments)

But that was how many years ago? 500+? The Catholic church and it's beliefs have greatly changed since. The way I see it, Islam (or some members/sections of it) today is where the Christian/Catholic religion was many centuries ago was. Trying to force their beliefs on others and wanting to kill those that don't accept. The true Muslim people that are against this violence need to stand up. This is a fight that can only be won from within it's own religion with its own people if you ask me.

(I too am not religious. I don't hate them I just choose not to be brain washed)

about three weeks ago
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Why Lizard Squad Took Down PSN and Xbox Live On Christmas Day

Krojack Re:They're assholes. (336 comments)

Being able to directly connect to other players is fine but you need to already know a buddy and their IP address first. You would no longer be able to connect to a random game with random people. I loved playing Doom 2 & Warcraft 2 with others but could only do it with my friend when he was home and online or we packed up our computer and took it to the other persons house.

That COULD be an option but very few people would use it today.

about a month ago
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"Team America" Gets Post-Hack Yanking At Alamo Drafthouse, Too

Krojack Stream the movies to NK (230 comments)

Put a DVD copy of the movies in a satellite, launch it and beam the movies down to NK in every electronic format possible from AM radio to HD. Put the movies on loop and hit play.

about a month ago
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Manufacturer's Backdoor Found On Popular Chinese Android Smartphone

Krojack Re:There is no backdoor. (82 comments)

[sent by Coolpad CEO]

about a month and a half ago
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Sony Demands Press Destroy Leaked Documents

Krojack Re: First amendment? (250 comments)

I was under the impression this was kept to Sony Pictures and didn't involve the electronics side.

about a month and a half ago
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UK Announces 'Google Tax'

Krojack Re:Great (602 comments)

Last I checked all my utilities other than water are private companies. My taxes won't pay my electric, gas or phone bill. If I don't pay any of them then they get shut off.

Also I pay my water bill to my local city and it's not even part of my taxes.

about 2 months ago
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UK Announces 'Google Tax'

Krojack Re:Great (602 comments)

Companies can create jobs if they want. 40 years ago an auto manufacturing factory might have employed 3,000 workers. That same factory today would most likely only employee 1,000 because robots replace most of the workers on the lines. In the meantime the company makes more income because they don't have to pay 2,000 employees various wages and benefits.

Companies today are requiring their current employees to do the work of 2-4 people so they don't have to hire more.

about 2 months ago
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US School Installs 'Shooter Detection' System

Krojack Re:New way getting out of tests (698 comments)

Dude might have a pair of Flips headphones, or better yet, Beats headphones! He's going to bring schoolhouse rock back. /end sarcasm

about 3 months ago
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AT&T Won't Do In-Flight Wi-Fi After All

Krojack Re:Same thing here in Europe (35 comments)

Here in the US (at least near a major city), LTE is last gen tech.

This. Now, with "XLTE" I can blow past my monthly data cap in 13 minutes of full speed downloading! The future has arrived.

I don't really even understand the point in XLTE anyways. I can pull 50mbit on my LTE. Why would anyone need faster over a cell phone?

My speeds range from 15 to 65mbits. I would guess average around 20.

about 3 months ago
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Pirate Bay Co-Founder Peter Sunde Is a Free Man Again

Krojack Re:Concern for high values? (356 comments)

It appears you reply in anger before reading who the comment was from so I'm going to assume your reply was for DiamondGeezer as mind was the first one made.

Also my comment was anything but aggressive while you're comment is slightly on the aggressive side, you know, saying I'm spreading lies about vegans and all when I in fact never said anything about vegans. I simply don't like someone telling me or others to fix something that isn't broken. I'm very healthy if not on the tad under weight side according to my Dr. Matter a fact, last cholesterol levels were too low. Sounds like I need to eat more fatty meats and some yummy eggs.

So in the end, you feel something is wrong with me because I eat meat. Don't say otherwise because, here let me quote you:

now please fix your diet and mindset

I never say anything was wrong with being vegan.

about 3 months ago
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Pirate Bay Co-Founder Peter Sunde Is a Free Man Again

Krojack Re:Concern for high values? (356 comments)

My meat packed freezer and diet are just fine. now please stop forcing your beliefs upon others. Do as you wish and I'll do as I wish.

about 3 months ago
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Pirate Bay Co-Founder Peter Sunde Is a Free Man Again

Krojack Re:Concern for high values? (356 comments)

It's not about "moral choices"; it's about conformity to a non-mainstream ideal so as to set oneself apart and produce a feeling of independence.

What if my "non-mainstream ideal" is that I need to view at least 1 hour of porn a day. Should the prison be required to supply me with that each day?

If you don't want to eat the food the prison supplies then fine, the prison will get you your special meal but once you're released you're sent a bill for your choice of food. There will be an exception if you require a special diet but only if a doctor states it's needed for you to live.

about 3 months ago
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EFF Hints At Lawsuit Against Verizon For Its Stealth Cookies

Krojack Re:It's so cute... (81 comments)

I partly agree with that. I've played Ingress with a group of people before and we we travel around the non AT&T/Verizon users data would often go in and out. They ended up just needing to tether to one of our hotspots.

The cheaper services in my area have many many dead zones.

about 3 months ago
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EFF Hints At Lawsuit Against Verizon For Its Stealth Cookies

Krojack Re:It's so cute... (81 comments)

Like Verizon charging it's customers extra to be able to use the Hot-Spot on their phone...

about 3 months ago
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Bounties vs. Extreme Internet Harassment

Krojack Re:Two thoughts (716 comments)

But it's impossible to catch anonymous teenagers on the internet after they post anything at all...

That worked out well for the Silk Road 2.0 people who thought they were all hidden and anonymous.

about 3 months ago
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Bounties vs. Extreme Internet Harassment

Krojack Re:Two thoughts (716 comments)

Either way any online death threat should be investigated. In the end the person (if old enough) should be publicly called out and shamed. If underage their parents would then be notified and HOPE they deal with it. Also I wouldn't object to the parents being send part of the investigation bill. They can put their child to work washing dishes and mowing the lawn till they are 18 to pay for it.

If it's found to be credible then it's time to prosecute.

about 3 months ago
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Discovery Claims It Will Show a Man Being "Eaten Alive" By an Anaconda

Krojack Re:Oh good (164 comments)

Oh but you still can! You just have to pay even more hard earned cash to get the Discovery2 channel! And if/when that becomes popular they will turn it into another 24/7 reality station and make the Discovery3 channel which will require even more money.

Keep in mind you won't be able to get the Discovery3 channel unless you also pay for the Discovery2 channel which you also can't get unless you pay for the Discovery channel.

about 3 months ago

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Microsoft Sued Over Vista-To-XP Downgrade Fees

Krojack Krojack writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Krojack (575051) writes "Suit claims the software maker is profiting from a program that allegedly violates antitrust laws. A Los Angeles computer user has filed a lawsuit against Microsoft, claiming that fees the software maker and its partners charge for downgrading PCs from Windows Vista to the older XP operating system violate antitrust rules. Emma Alvarado says in court papers that she was forced to pay $59.25 to downgrade a Vista-based Lenovo system she bought last year to XP. Alvarado claims Microsoft is able to impose such fees because of a lack of competition in the PC market."

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