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Why Is US Broadband So Slow?

Mistakill One word (513 comments)


about 2 months ago

All In All, Kids Just Another Brick In the Data Wall

Mistakill What happens when... (110 comments)

Parents data wall the teachers and staff?

about 2 months ago

Federal Smartphone Kill-Switch Legislation Proposed

Mistakill Re:Just because you can... (173 comments)

Just because you can, doesn't mean you should. Just like the remote kill switch that was proposed in cars. This is a solution looking for a problem, and more over it's a solution that's ripe for abuse.

Exactly... if there's a switch, it will be exploited... just look at the encryption on Blu-ray or DVD's... or even some of the RSA encryptions... no matter how good the digital lock, it will be broken eventually...

about 2 months ago

FBI: $10,000 Reward For Info On Anyone Who Points a Laser At an Aircraft

Mistakill Someone invent... (445 comments)

Someone should invent dye pack armed laser seeking missiles... have a drone fly around an airport, someone uses a laser pointed at a plane, and poof, theyre fluro green, and theres video proof for court... win/win

about 2 months ago

HTML5 App For Panasonic TVs Rejected - JQuery Is a "Hack"

Mistakill Re:Beta is terrible! (573 comments)

I'm with you, Fuck beta

about 2 months ago

Network Solutions Opts Customer Into $1,850 Security Service

Mistakill Opt them in to a service (405 comments)

$2000 a month should get their attention, require a phone call and 1 months notice of termination, and a $2000 early termination fee

about 3 months ago

Apple Devices To Reach Parity With Windows PCs In 2014

Mistakill Re:"Devices" != PCs (511 comments)

I know people with MacBook Pro's, that just bought them because facebook and facebook games are faster... *facedesk*

about 3 months ago

Australian Teen Reports SQL Injection Vulnerability, Company Calls Police

Mistakill Idiots (287 comments)

If you smiled at a safe, and it burst open... its not your fault the safe was faulty...

about 3 months ago

PC Makers Plan Rebellion Against Microsoft At CES

Mistakill Why not Windows 7 (564 comments)

I'm sure if the big manufacturers banded together, they could get enough demand for windows 7 licenses...

about 4 months ago

Govt. Watchdog Group Finds Apple Misled Aussies On Consumer Rights

Mistakill Terrible Title (85 comments)

"Govt. Watchdog Group Finds Apple Misled Aussies On Consumer Rights"

Which Government? China? France? Kenya? Brazil? Rome? Would be more helpful with which country this involves in the title

about 4 months ago

Disney Pulls a Reverse Santa, Takes Back Christmas Shows From Amazon Customers

Mistakill EULA's dont apply where i live :) (418 comments)

EULA's are non binding in New Zealand... the Consumer Guarantees Act sets out consumers rights, and it CANNOT be contracted out of. Once I purchase something, it's mine... If Disney took them back from me, they'd be in for a bad time...

IMO, a contract which has no negotiating room, SIGN HERE OR ELSE, is a worthless pile of poo

about 4 months ago

Gov't Puts Witness On No Fly List, Then Denies Having Done So

Mistakill Re:Just drive there (462 comments)

Flying is a privilege, not a right. She can just drive to court.

It's not like we don't have interstate highways in every state in the union.

Maybe should could have driven there, or taken a bus/train, except she wasn't informed until she was trying to board the plane... lets say you had a court date in NY and were in Cali... you get told at the ticket counter you cant fly... think you will make it via driving/bus/train? And they lied about it, in court...

about 4 months ago

IDC: PC Shipments Decline Worse Than Forecasted, No Recovery Expected

Mistakill Re:Expected (393 comments)

I blame Windows 8.

I blame Windows 8 partially... some people are happy with it... and thats fine... I used it for 2 months and went back to Windows 7

Personally I blame manufacturers... they're now almost exclusively selling all in one machines, which arent that upgradable, have proprietary parts (motherboard/PSU). They also install 500MB - 2GB of 'bonus software' which just slows the machine down

Most people i know, have only needed a faster GPU, more ram and a SSD recently - dropping an SSD into a 1-3 year old PC is so remarkable, in the performance upgrade (Im using an Intel I7 870 *socket 1156* system, and only have USB2/SATA2, and my Samsung 120GB 840 model SSD makes my machine zip along, especially with 16GB of RAM)

about 4 months ago

US Military Settles Software Piracy Claims For $50M

Mistakill The RIAA (127 comments)

This company should have hired the RIAA's lawyers...

about 5 months ago

An Anonymous US Law Enforcement Officer Claims US Wouldn't Arrest Julian Assange

Mistakill You think? (399 comments)

Sounds like a tactic to let the Justice Department be able to say, "He is not facing arrest" without lying.

Plus they problaby have to soften up the journalist community, to get them OK with the idea that Assange is a spy and not a publisher/journalist.

I bet you it'd take about 2 hours or less for them to serve up a warrant... in face, id wager there's one prepared, unsigned, just waiting for the chance for a 'friendly' judge to sign if the situation calls for it

about 5 months ago

Military Drone Lost Over Lake Ontario

Mistakill Re:In other news... (258 comments)

In other news, Iran took credit for the downing of this drone as well, saying they have already begun disassembling it and that 'Murica should be very afraid. Pictures have already appeared on the internet of Iranians holding cans of Ginger Ale and eating pancakes, showing their cunning ability to blend in with the indigenous population in order to get close enough to strike at the very heart of the imperialist dogs!

I heard North Korea did it

about 5 months ago

Stanford's MetaPhone Project: Crowdsourcing Metadata To Challenge the NSA

Mistakill Cant install it (96 comments)

I have a HTC One X, and a facebook account, yet it says its incompatible?

about 5 months ago

TSA Airport Screenings Now Start Before You Arrive At the Airport

Mistakill Racial Profiling (437 comments)

Racial profiling wouldn't work... how about the likes of Timothy McVeigh, Theodore Kaczynski, Eric Robert Rudolph... etc etc

about 6 months ago

Come Try Out Slashdot's New Design (In Beta)

Mistakill Dont go the way of lifehacker (1191 comments)

They killed off the support for the blog view, and now the site is terrible to read... i prefer slashdot in its current form...

about 6 months ago



Kim Dotcom Wins Case Against NZ Police

Mistakill Mistakill writes  |  about a year ago

Mistakill (965922) writes "It would seem the case against Kim Dotcom for the NZ Police isnt going well, with Kim Dotcom scoring another victory in his legal battles.

"Police have been told they must search everything they seized from Dotcom and hand back what is not relevant to the US extradition claims."

Justice Helen Winkelmann told police their complaints about the cost and time of the exercise were effectively their own fault for indiscriminately seizing material in the first place.


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