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U.S. Threatened Massive Fine To Force Yahoo To Release Data

Lunix Nutcase Re:It is Well Past Time (223 comments)

How naive. If the CEO did that they'd be promptly fired and replaced.

about two weeks ago
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U.S. Threatened Massive Fine To Force Yahoo To Release Data

Lunix Nutcase Re:Too Bad They Didn't Pull a Lavabit (223 comments)

Federal judges are part of the government. You've made a meaningless distinction.

about two weeks ago
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Microsoft Killing Off Windows Phone Brand Name In Favor of Just Windows

Lunix Nutcase Re:I've got a great idea (352 comments)

They didn't buy the brand. They licensed it until the end of 2015.

about two weeks ago
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Microsoft Killing Off Windows Phone Brand Name In Favor of Just Windows

Lunix Nutcase Re:Abject brand mismanagement (352 comments)

You seem to falsely assume that most Windows users actually install the OS themselves. In reality, they just use what is installed on the machine they bought.

about two weeks ago
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UK's National Health Service Moves To NoSQL Running On an Open-Source Stack

Lunix Nutcase Re:Bullshit Numbers (198 comments)

Tourists and dead people.

about two weeks ago
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Report: Microsoft To Buy Minecraft Studio For $2bn+

Lunix Nutcase Re:Like Coca-Cola? (368 comments)

How exactly is the Coca-Cola company a one trick pony? They have dozens upon dozens of globally popular brands.

about two weeks ago
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Silicon Valley Fights Order To Pay Bigger Settlement In Tech Talent Hiring Case

Lunix Nutcase Re:there is nothing 'fair' about this (200 comments)

What the fuck does 'fair' have anything to do with anything? This is government meddling with people's private property (businesses) nothing else.

How exactly is a lawsuit by private citizens "government meddling"?

about two weeks ago
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Silicon Valley Fights Order To Pay Bigger Settlement In Tech Talent Hiring Case

Lunix Nutcase Re:good plan (200 comments)

This isn't a government action. It's a class action lawsuit by former employees.

about two weeks ago
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Silicon Valley Fights Order To Pay Bigger Settlement In Tech Talent Hiring Case

Lunix Nutcase Re:Who cares if they pay $0 (200 comments)

WTF are you talking about? The amount is for a class action lawsuit not a government fine.

about two weeks ago
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Update: Raspberry Pi-Compatible Development Board Cancelled

Lunix Nutcase Re:access to broadcom chips (165 comments)

Broadcom makes money from people buying in huge bulk. Not little small fries ordering a few chips here and there.

about three weeks ago
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Scientists Found the Origin of the Ebola Outbreak

Lunix Nutcase Re:Dangerous virus (86 comments)

Unfortunately, my doctor wasn't in that day and I was sent home (by a rather young doctor, rather fresh from the med school) with a prescription for cough syrup instead of a penicillin shot.

Why would you think a doctor would give you penicillin for a viral infection? Do you know how antibiotics work?

about three weeks ago
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Judge Allows L.A. Cops To Keep License Plate Reader Data Secret

Lunix Nutcase Re: Good (108 comments)

No he also mentioned the NSA LOVEINT abuses.

about three weeks ago
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The Executive Order That Led To Mass Spying, As Told By NSA Alumni

Lunix Nutcase Re:NSA was collecting data in the 1960s (180 comments)

Yes, and they were slapped down by Congress via the Church Commission for doing what they did in the 60s.

about three weeks ago
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The Executive Order That Led To Mass Spying, As Told By NSA Alumni

Lunix Nutcase Re:Haply so, but exec orders and agencies (180 comments)

If this sort of surveillance had been used against the founders, they would have taken steps to prevent the newly-formed government from doing the same thing, just like they did on a number of others issues that they faced at the time, and since the spirit of the constitution is what matters, that's really what's relevant.

So what did they do against the Alien and Sedition Acts?

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: What To Do About Repeated Internet Overbilling?

Lunix Nutcase Re:maybe (355 comments)

Doesn't really matter though, you can't charge somebody for bandwidth used to move data, only the bandwidth the end user used.

Says who?

about three weeks ago
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Old Doesn't Have To Mean Ugly: Squeezing Better Graphics From Classic Consoles

Lunix Nutcase Re:It's supposed to look that way (167 comments)

That the (S)NES and Genesis can output RGB via modding doesn't change the fact that game developers did use the artifacts from the composite output and the CRT to do what the GP mentioned.

about three weeks ago
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South Carolina Student Arrested For "Killing Pet Dinosaur"

Lunix Nutcase Re:Mandatory panic! (421 comments)

I was talking about China as was the person I responded to. And just to correct myself, apparently 3 years ago they stopped executing people for it.

http://www.newser.com/story/11...

about a month ago
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South Carolina Student Arrested For "Killing Pet Dinosaur"

Lunix Nutcase Re:Mandatory panic! (421 comments)

And they'll even execute you for non-violent offenses like not paying your taxes.

about a month ago
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Selectable Ethics For Robotic Cars and the Possibility of a Robot Car Bomb

Lunix Nutcase Re:Insurance rates (239 comments)

Way to not address my points. You've simply repeated your assertion. Why would any bank finance a car loan without insurance? That would be monumentally stupid.

about a month ago

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