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Teaching College Is No Longer a Middle Class Job

LookIntoTheFuture Profit (538 comments)

At a time when tuition prices are rising faster than ever, why are we skimping on the most fundamental aspect of college?

Because profit is all that matters?

about 2 months ago

Chicago Adding Sensors For Public Monitoring

LookIntoTheFuture Sigh (107 comments)

The goal of the project is to build a permanent data collection infrastructure to monitor things that might help government officials, researchers and companies better understand the city environment.

The road to hell is paved with good intentions.

about 2 months ago

Google and Microsoft Plan Kill Switches On Smartphones

LookIntoTheFuture Re:What about a kill switch for Google and Microso (137 comments)

Bah. They are both terrible. Google gets the blame for pushing personal information gathering to new heights. Everyone else is seeing what they are getting away with and are following suit.

about 2 months ago

Google: Indie Musicians Must Join Streaming Service Or Be Removed

LookIntoTheFuture Re:Ummm (364 comments)

It may not cost anything, but it is most definitely not free.

This could replace their old motto of "Don't be evil".

about 2 months ago

US Agency Aims To Regulate Map Aids In Vehicles

LookIntoTheFuture Re:Overreach much? (216 comments)

what they are asking for is the ability to bitch-slap developers after the fact who create apps that are designed for use while driving yet lead to distractions

Like the ads that pop up on the MapQuest app during navigation. (Yes, yes, I know I'm the only one that uses it.)

about 2 months ago

Google Fiber Is Officially Making Its Way To Portland

LookIntoTheFuture Re:$300 = free? (153 comments)

... please point out where they scoop up your data....

It's right here in the name ---> "Google".

about 2 months ago

Google Fiber Is Officially Making Its Way To Portland

LookIntoTheFuture $300 = free? (153 comments)

OK. They are really stretching the word "free" here. Free = $300 + greedily scooping up your data with this service now or in the future? No, that's far from free.

about 2 months ago

iOS 8 Strikes an Unexpected Blow Against Location Tracking

LookIntoTheFuture Re:Apple Actually Cares About Privacy (323 comments)

Replying to my own post. This app is also available on the 1Mobile Market.

Danger will Robinson! holy Chinese mobile malware batman!

Could you show me proof of this? Thanks.

about 2 months ago

iOS 8 Strikes an Unexpected Blow Against Location Tracking

LookIntoTheFuture Re:Apple Actually Cares About Privacy (323 comments)

BTW, this app does the same on a rooted Android device.

Thank you, thank you, thank you! Mod this up!

Replying to my own post. This app is also available on the 1Mobile Market.

about 2 months ago

Life Sentences For Serious Cyberattacks Proposed In Britain

LookIntoTheFuture Re:if they float they are guilty (216 comments)

The next test for guilt in "hackers" might be that they float

- What makes you think she's a witch?
- She turned me into a newt!
- A newt?
- I got better.
- Burn her anyway!
- Quiet! Quiet!
- There are ways of telling whether she is a witch.
- Are there? What are they? Tell us. - Do they hurt?
- Tell me, what do you do with witches?
- Burn them!
- And what do you burn, apart from witches?
- More witches! - Wood!
- So why do witches burn?
- 'Cause they're made of wood? - Good!
- So, how do we tell if she is made of wood?
- Build a bridge out of her.
- Ah, but can you not also make bridges out of stone?
- Oh, yeah.
- Does wood sink in water?
- No, it floats. - Throw her into the pond!
- What also floats in water?
- Bread. - Apples.
- Very small rocks. - Cider! Great gravy.
- Cherries. Mud. - Churches! Churches!
- Lead! Lead!

about 3 months ago

Hundreds of Cities Wired With Fiber, But Telecom Lobbying Keeps It Unusable

LookIntoTheFuture Re:speaking of FCC (347 comments)

The cable countries have figured out the great truth of America: If you want to do something evil, put it inside something boring. Apple could put the entire text of Mein Kampf inside the Itunes user agreement and you'd just go "Uh, Agree, Agree, Agree..."


about 3 months ago

EFF Tells Court That the NSA Knowingly and Illegally Destroyed Evidence

LookIntoTheFuture Re:Donate to the EFF! NOW!!! (269 comments)

I donate every month as well. You've got to feed our troops. :)

about 3 months ago

FCC Website Hobbled By Comment Trolls Incited By Comedian John Oliver

LookIntoTheFuture Re:Real Comments (144 comments)

Members of the FCC,

Individuals granted the power to rule over such a critical technology, during such a critical time in the development of our species. Create a respectable legacy.

Regarding moving forward with regulations to maintain an ‘Open Internet’, it is critical that ISPs are re-classified as Title ll public utility providers, so that both consumers and innovators are guaranteed fair opportunity in the foreseeable future, and ISPs are prevented from gradually creating an innovation crushing, tiered network over the next few decades. Use the power you have now to create a lasting change, for if the regulation is weak in its foundation, with time it will collapse under the force of the corrupt interest of multi-billion dollars companies’ lobbying efforts.

Thank You,

Laser Nite MIT Class of 2017

I don't think it can be said better than this. Damn, that's good.

about 3 months ago

5 Years Later, 'Do Not Track' System Ineffective

LookIntoTheFuture Re:That's SIX advertising posts on this page alone (254 comments)

"If you continue to post this comment, all moderations done to this discussion will be undone! Are you sure you want to post?"

Yes. Modding your posts down isn't going to help. As others have already suggested, get help. Take your meds. Dive down a flight of stairs. Whatever it takes for you to stop ruining everyone's time.

about 2 months ago

Glenn Greenwald: How the NSA Tampers With US Made Internet Routers

LookIntoTheFuture Re:And people though Huawei concerns were baseless (347 comments)

The American government respects money. If the NSA spying scandal costs American companies money they will make sure the government fixes the problem. If you want this spying problem fixed, find a way to ensure large American corporations lose money over it.

They will lose money if the injustices are not forgotten, so that trust in them cannot be restored.

about 3 months ago


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