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Omand Warns of "Ethically Worse" Spying If Unbreakable Encryption Is Allowed

MarkvW So stupid it makes me laugh. (392 comments)

"Unless you let us operate without restriction, we will operate in an unethical way....."

about a week ago
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UHD Spec Stomps on Current Blu-ray Spec, But Will Consumers Notice?

MarkvW I'll Care Because it isn't SONY (332 comments)

Sony used to be ultra-proprietary, but they made up for it with very high quality and original stuff. Now SONY is still ultra-proprietary, but their stuff is meh.

Up with the new standard!

about a week ago
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US Senate Set To Vote On Whether Climate Change Is a Hoax

MarkvW Maybe it's time to reexamine Galileo & Coperni (666 comments)

I hope the Senate will take on Astronomy next. I'm sure more than a few Senators take umbrage with the idea that the universe is billions and billions of years old.

about two weeks ago
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Bitcoin Volatility Puts Miners Under Pressure

MarkvW Re:Nothing has been lost! (290 comments)

This argument only makes sense regarding the initial bitcoin-creator who still retains the bitcoin.

This argument makes no sense regarding the people down the road who hold bitcoin after having given up a tangible item of value.

about two weeks ago
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Radio Shack Reported To Be Ready for Bankruptcy Filing

MarkvW Re:Sad (314 comments)

They weren't even present at the advent of the 'build your own computer' era.

And, by the way aren't they called "The Shack," now anyway?

Overpriced as hell. Uninformed help. No loss.

about two weeks ago
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Finding Genghis Khan's Tomb From Space

MarkvW Re:History Channel - Real History costs too much. (166 comments)

Get four history professors who have divergent viewpoints and hate each other. Get somebody cool for a moderator, like Jon Stewart. Then let those boys go at it.

about a month ago
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Bitstamp Bitcoin Exchange Suspended Due To "Compromised Wallet"

MarkvW Re:Utterly predictable (161 comments)

People who ceaselessly pump Bitcoin on the Internet think it's a good idea. An ever increasing pool of suckers helps them make money.

about a month ago
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Writer: How My Mom Got Hacked

MarkvW Re:Hey Fucktard (463 comments)

Crime is a fundamental component of capitalist economics. You simply cannot police everyone who wants to cheat the system (criminals), and the cheaters have a significant impact on the system.

Think Boesky, Milken, and the crooks that foisted the real estate bubble on us. Those "capitalists" are just as criminal as your extortionist data thieves (insider trading, anyone), and are just as morally bankrupt. And if that isn't enough, consider the massive post WWII black market economies of Western Europe.

The crooks are lightly capitalized entrepreneurs. Of course they're also fucking extortionists who should be in prison for a long time (are probably protected by well paid off Eastern European officials).

The word "capital" is not a holy word preserved for sacred Conservative use.

about a month ago
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The Personal Computer Revolution Behind the Iron Curtain

MarkvW Re:'it is out of stock now; try to ask next year.' (115 comments)

Hitler took a nation of Germans and made a poor country out of it.

Only US provided welfare brought it back!!

Welfare is great!

about a month and a half ago
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Hollywood's Secret War With Google

MarkvW Re:I can see it coming . . . (176 comments)

Doesn't that indicate that Google has just way too much market dominance if they have the power to do that?

about 1 month ago
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In Iowa, a Phone App Could Serve As Driver's License

MarkvW It's all archaic. (207 comments)

A "license" isn't a thing--it's a right or privilege to do or not do something. The State keeps a complete record of you and the scope of your driving license at the Department of Licensing. All they need is a fingerprint, or maybe even optical recognition of your face, and they can access that data from their patrol car.

An "app" as a "license" is just as archaic as a paper license today.

about 2 months ago
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LA Mayor Proposes Earthquake Retrofits On Thousands of Buildings

MarkvW Beloved by Builders and Developers (178 comments)

Garcetti will have the undying love and money of builders and developers for years to come.

about 2 months ago
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Material Possiblities: A Flying Drone Built From Fungus

MarkvW Another example of inhumanity. (52 comments)

They're gonna kill the exocomps all over again.

about 2 months ago
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Microsoft's New Windows Monetization Methods Could Mean 'Subscriptions'

MarkvW Open Source is Winning (415 comments)

Adobe went subscription, and I'm done with them. If Microsoft does it, I'm done with them too.

The next killer app is 3d printing & CNC milling software for the masses. If open-source takes that high ground, the dinosaurs are screwed.

about 2 months ago
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Supreme Court To Decide Whether Rap Lyric Threats Are Free Speech

MarkvW Crime as Expressive Art? (436 comments)

If I make a threat to kill
The whole world must relax and chill
Because I define the things I say
And you must take them just that way

And when I act offensively
You must accept my artistry
Because my right to have my say
Trumps your right to a peaceful day.

about 2 months ago
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Top NSA Official Raised Alarm About Metadata Program In 2009

MarkvW Damn NSA (110 comments)

I LIKE the idea of the NSA spying on foreigners, but when it spies on American Citizens--without warrants--it becomes a vile and despicable organization that can and should be fully defunded.

about 2 months ago
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City of Toronto Files Court Injunction Against Uber

MarkvW Re:Toronto Municipal Gov't divided (169 comments)

We have taxicab regulation because unregulated cab drivers rip off consumers.

about 2 months ago
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Former Police Officer Indicted For Teaching How To Pass a Polygraph Test

MarkvW Greedy and Criminal (328 comments)

Pretty obviously criminal. The undercover agent put out the bait, the guy recognized it was bait, hesitated, then swallowed it whole.

about 3 months ago

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Apple Silencing Rejected Appstore Developers

MarkvW MarkvW writes  |  more than 6 years ago

MarkvW (1037596) writes "This should add fuel to the fire. Apple is apparently slapping nondisclosure agreements on developers who get rejected from the Appstore. I got this from Anandtech which got it from DailyTech."
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Qualcomm Gets Hammered With Discovery Sanctions

MarkvW MarkvW writes  |  more than 6 years ago

MarkvW (1037596) writes "Qualcomm (and its lawyers) got utterly HAMMERED by a federal court by playing discovery games (wrongfully keeping potent stuff from the other side).

Sporting with the federal court is a risky proposition."

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Patent Law

MarkvW MarkvW writes  |  more than 6 years ago

MarkvW (1037596) writes "The Supremes held that method patents are subject to the patent exhaustion doctrine like other patents. This is the last paragraph from Quanta v. LG Electronics, a Supreme Court patent opinion that came down today: The authorized sale of an article that substantially embodies a patent exhausts the patent holder's rights and prevents the patent holder from invoking patent law to control postsale use of the article. Here, LGE licensed Intel to practice any of its patents and to sell products practicing those patents. Intel's microprocessors and chipsets substantially embodied the LGE Patents because they had no reasonable noninfringing use and included all the inventive aspects of the patented methods. Nothing in the License Agreement limited Intel's ability to sell its products practicing the LGE Patents. Intel's authorized sale to Quanta thus took its products outside the scope of the patent monopoly, and as a result, LGE can no longer assert its patent rights against Quanta. Accordingly, the judgment of the Court of Appeals is reversed."

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