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Uber Limits 'God View' To Improve Rider Privacy

Meski Re:Private clubs in "dry" counties (76 comments)

... Will there be a bar in the back of Uber cabs? Not sure I'd trust it not to be roofied.

13 hours ago
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The Joker Behind the Signetics 25120 Write-Only Memory Chip Hoax

Meski Re:Joke? They're real! (100 comments)

And were fantastically cheaper if you bought billions of them <carl sagan voice> Later EPROMS came without windows and were called OTP (one time programmable) - these hit a good price point - do your dev with the quartz windowed ones, and small production runs with OTP

13 hours ago
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The Joker Behind the Signetics 25120 Write-Only Memory Chip Hoax

Meski Re:Joke? They're real! (100 comments)

<puts hand up> I volunteer to write the retention schedule for it. Might as well handle redaction whilst I'm doing it. </wally>

13 hours ago
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French Cabbies Say They'll Block Paris Roads On Monday Over Uber

Meski Entitled wankers (295 comments)

That won't accept the umpire (court's) decision.

2 days ago
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Facebook Offers Solution To End Drunken Posts

Meski Re:No thanks (134 comments)

verb, I hope, not noun.

3 days ago
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Facebook Offers Solution To End Drunken Posts

Meski Re:No thanks (134 comments)

And requests from Smirnoff wanting you to 'friend' them.

3 days ago
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Uber Threatens To Do 'Opposition Research' On Journalists

Meski SO... (299 comments)

Is referencing Nixon akin to a Godwin type reference, in a skewed way?

about a month ago
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Canadian Police Recommend Ending Anonymity On the Internet

Meski Re:ROFL (231 comments)

This was satire that got misfiled.

about a month ago
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FTDI Reportedly Bricking Devices Using Competitors' Chips.

Meski Re:The good news (700 comments)

Again, I'd say that needs to be proven. Isn't the sequence generally something like:

chip maker -> device maker -> distributor -> retail chain -> local store -> cashier who actually carries out transaction -> buyer

Exactly how far along that chain does knowledge of counterfeit go?

All the way to the end. If the price is 'too good to be true' then the customer knows.

about 2 months ago
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FTDI Reportedly Bricking Devices Using Competitors' Chips.

Meski Re:The good news (700 comments)

Look, counterfeiting is wrong. But destroying the property of an end user, most likely unaware of the counterfeit device, is both wrong and illegal. Period.

Actually, counterfeiting is also both wrong and illegal. Period.

What? So if I shoot my neighbor,

What the hell is it with everyone using violent crime analogies? What does shooting someone have anything at all to do with a company issuing a firmware update that disables unlicensed counterfeit chips?

Everyone loves a strawman argument. And 'shooting my neighbour' is an extreme strawman.

about 2 months ago
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FTDI Reportedly Bricking Devices Using Competitors' Chips.

Meski Re:On the other hand... (700 comments)

They're not causing irreparable harm, you can fix it. (they write the PID to 0, you can re-write it to something else)
They make the drivers, they sell the legitimate chips, seems fair to me.

about 2 months ago
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Developers, IT Still Racking Up (Mostly) High Salaries

Meski Re:Hold on a minute (198 comments)

Why is this making me think of chair-throwing?

about 2 months ago
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Microsoft Gearing Up To Release a Smartwatch of Its Own

Meski Re:The Windows Phone failed. (172 comments)

Hardly needs OLED - a mono watch could do a blue-screen

about 2 months ago
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Michigan About To Ban Tesla Sales

Meski Re:Telsa's lobbiest crashes (294 comments)

Perhaps because that's the way the world works. (including the +5 mod)

about 2 months ago

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