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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 two weeks 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 two weeks 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 a month 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 a month 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 a month 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 a month 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 a month 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 a month ago
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ISIS Bans Math and Social Studies For Children

Meski It's sad... (981 comments)

That the country/s that introduced the number system that we all use would do this.

about 2 months ago
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Windows Tax Shot Down In Italy

Meski Re:What about other devices? (421 comments)

Which I likely wouldn't do, myself, I'd keep the license and run it in a VM. I was suggesting it as a fix that'd keep the regulators quiet, I suppose.

about 2 months ago
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Sapphire Glass Didn't Pass iPhone Drop Test According to Reports

Meski Re: didn't have to be worse.. (207 comments)

Never really thought of aluminium (alloy) as being a heavy metal.

about 2 months ago
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Congress Can't Make Asteroid Mining Legal (But It's Trying, Anyway)

Meski Re:LOL (213 comments)

Not so much the rock itself, there's many similar rocks with similar minerals. It's all about the mining infrastructure you build there. Or about portable infrastructure that does the mining, for convenience lets call it a spaceship. Now if I was building such an object, it'd have a lot in the way of defence systems on it, to ensure that the blood shed would be someone else's...

about 2 months ago
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German Court: Google Must Stop Ignoring Customer E-mails

Meski Re:Link Wrong? (290 comments)

When I click the link about the ruling I get taken to an article about Wire-Free laptops...

Iäm amazed at the concept of a wire-free laptop. Where do I get one? I need to replace my current wire-based laptop.

Isn't it silicon based? (etc etc silicon overlords)

about 2 months ago
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Windows Tax Shot Down In Italy

Meski Re:What about other devices? (421 comments)

Ship it with Windows for 'most people' then, and have a revocation at activation time that refunds the OEM OS cost. And stops Windows running after 15 days or whatever. More red tape, but it might keep both the 'most people' and the Linux / etc users happy. And the court system. Mac/iOS/Android appear to have solved the issue in their own way by making the OS free. (as in beer)

about 2 months ago
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Dirty Diapers Used To Grow Mushrooms

Meski Re:English usage (97 comments)

Cue "baby in a blender" jokes.

about 3 months ago
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Dirty Diapers Used To Grow Mushrooms

Meski Re:English usage (97 comments)

You're putting bacon in landfill?? Heretic!

about 3 months ago
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FAA Scans the Internet For Drone Users; Sends Cease and Desist Letters

Meski Re:Pecions? (222 comments)

Password fields and this.

about 3 months ago

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