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Calls For European ISPs To Filter Content Could Be Illegal

MrL0G1C Re:I hope it works (60 comments)

could lead to "voluntary" blocking of peoples opinion that a state/eu doesnâ(TM)t like

It's already happening I tried to visit http://www.gilad.co.uk/ on my mobile and was surprised that it is blocked by default by O2, to view this page I was supposed to prove to the provider that I was 18 in order to get this site of a musician and political commentator unblocked. Gilad's crime - being Jewish and not supporting Israel.

We are more than half way down the slippery slope.

about a week ago
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Microsoft Reveals Windows 10 Will Be a Free Upgrade

MrL0G1C Re:Only for the first year (570 comments)

My concern is what exactly does this mean:

Devices must be connected to the internet and have Windows Update enabled.

Windows update enabled, Once? All year? A handful of checks? When, now? next year? This really needs further explanation. Since I've heard so many times about automatic updates fubaring peoples installs, I prefer to wait a while before installing updates.

about a week ago
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UK ISPs EE, Virgin and Vodafone Back Net Neutrality

MrL0G1C Re:mutual disarmament? (36 comments)

When I was with Virgin Media they had the worst throttling, I'd literally see my 10M connections upload speed drop to dial-up speed. They still have crap download/upload ratios and the mandatory line rental is a complete ripoff.

So two things:
Censor = block, these companies will happily block political / controversial sites even by default (O2).
Not blocking is not just the problem if they are going to degrade the connection severely like VM do/did.

about a week ago
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Google Search Will Be Your Next Brain

MrL0G1C Re:What do you mean? (45 comments)

It invented cats, I think that's cool, who knows what it'll invent next.

about two weeks ago
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Why We Have To Kiss Off Big Carbon Now

MrL0G1C Re:Title correct.Fossil fuels must stay in the gro (441 comments)

So when the price of oil goes back up to $120, they will suggest that philanthropists* re-invest? They should be divesting because fossil fuels are screwing up the planet, not because they are not giving the best returns.

*Leaches who take a lot more than their fair share and then think they are good because they invest is shitty corporations and then donate some of the interest to charity.

about two weeks ago
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Why We Have To Kiss Off Big Carbon Now

MrL0G1C Title correct.Fossil fuels must stay in the ground (441 comments)

The summary, most of the article and most of the posts here are completely missing the point.

In November, when the U.S. and China announced a historic agreement to curb carbon emissions in coming decades, it sent a strong, if vastly overdue, message to the world's carbon kingpins: Global governments are mobilizing to meet the threat of climate change. If they're going to take that message seriously, more than two-thirds of established fossil-fuel reserves will have to stay in the ground.

The oil, coal and natural gas need to stay in the ground, regardless of what we are paying for it, $50, $150 per barrel, people still pay for it.

Is civilisation going to end when we stop using fossil fuels? Of course not.

Far better article about global warming:Global Warming's Terrifying New Math

June broke or tied 3,215 high-temperature records across the United States. That followed the warmest May on record for the Northern Hemisphere â" the 327th consecutive month in which the temperature of the entire globe exceeded the 20th-century average, the odds of which occurring by simple chance were 3.7 x 10-99, a number considerably larger than the number of stars in the universe.

So far, we've raised the average temperature of the planet just under 0.8 degrees Celsius, and that has caused far more damage than most scientists expected. (A third of summer sea ice in the Arctic is gone, the oceans are 30 percent more acidic, and since warm air holds more water vapor than cold, the atmosphere over the oceans is a shocking five percent wetter, loading the dice for devastating floods.)

about two weeks ago
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Nuclear Waste Accident Costs Los Alamos Contractor $57 Million

MrL0G1C Not just an individual (166 comments)

"It was a mistake by an individual"

And the individual's supervisor and the person who trained the individual and the person who devised the individual's test after the training and the person who checked that the test was suitable and the person that did the risk assessment for the work the individual was doing and the person who checked the risk assessment for the work.

There are methods for making sure accidents don't happen, if those methods aren't followed then a lot of people are responsible.

You'd think they could get this stuff right after half a century of dealing with waste.

Could be worse... The Mafia's Deadly Garbage: Italy's Growing Toxic Waste Scandal

about two weeks ago
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Hackers Steal $5M In Bitcoin During Bitstamp Exchange Attack

MrL0G1C Re:Were they hacked? (114 comments)

https://bitlaunder.com/bitcoin...

Site linked launders over time which apart from extremely large transfers would destroy any trace. Any intelligent criminal would use bespoke software or arduous work to split the stolen coins into dozens or even hundreds of small wallets of varying size, those could then be sold for hard cash or goods etc.

So yes, bitcoins are ideal for traceless laundering.

about three weeks ago
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Hackers Steal $5M In Bitcoin During Bitstamp Exchange Attack

MrL0G1C Re:Were they hacked? (114 comments)

Bitcoin is ideal for money Laundering and there are money laundering services.

You transfer $100 to the money laundering service wallet A, then the money laundering service transfers from wallet B $40 to your second wallet and $60 to your 3rd wallet. Trace lost.

about three weeks ago
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The Missing Piece of the Smart Home Revolution: The Operating System

MrL0G1C Re:Not so sure about this... (252 comments)

My objection is that they're called smart meters, an actual smart meter would do something useful for the consumer like have a wireless webpage showing current and historical usage to help the consumer cut usage. It would also be very handy for detecting slow leaks.

How many water companies have analysis software that looks for slow leaks and then informs the consumer if they think they have one?

about three weeks ago
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6 Terabyte Hard Drive Round-Up: WD Red, WD Green and Seagate Enterprise 6TB

MrL0G1C Re:Bitrot (190 comments)

'should', 'should be'.

Oh why can't we edit slashdot? Disqus allows editing and it doesn't implode.

about a month ago
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6 Terabyte Hard Drive Round-Up: WD Red, WD Green and Seagate Enterprise 6TB

MrL0G1C Bitrot (190 comments)

And how many of these drives protect against bit rot? Protection be built in as standard with Reed-Solomon error correction (magic afaik) or similar.

about a month ago
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6 Terabyte Hard Drive Round-Up: WD Red, WD Green and Seagate Enterprise 6TB

MrL0G1C Useless Benchmarks Used. (190 comments)

HDDs are of course faster at the beginning and slow towards the end. Not one graph in several pages of benchmarks showed how these drives compared after the first few gigabytes of storage.

about a month ago
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Sony Paid Millions to "Rogue" Piracy Sites

MrL0G1C Title wrong (1 comments)

Sony Paid Millions

Is not the same as:

Sony paid for almost two million ad impressions

Cost roughly under $10k.

Cost source: https://www.hochmanconsultants...

about 1 month ago
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Google and Apple Weaseling Out of "Do Not Track"

MrL0G1C Re:WooHoo! (145 comments)

Anybody sense a BIG dangerous bubble here?

No. Ad spend simply followed society as they moved from TV to internet, there's nothing bubble about that, the internet is not a fad.

Right now all this advertize-to-eachother garbage

That doesn't accurately reflect the majority of the web.

about 1 month ago
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Lizard Squad Targets Tor

MrL0G1C Re:Zero-Day Flaw? (83 comments)

NSA is pissed because their tor nodes only make up half of the remaining nodes and this makes it difficult for them to eaves drop. ;-)

about a month ago

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ORG Steps in to Fight Piracy Settlement Letters

MrL0G1C MrL0G1C writes  |  more than 2 years ago

anne on E. mouse cow (867445) writes "The Open Rights Group (ORG) has applied for permission to intervene in a court case between Golden Eye International, which holds the copyrights for various adult films (Ben Dover), and O2 UK. The move could potentially help to stop up to 6,000 of the ISPs customers receiving dubious internet piracy claim letters.

ORG are currently trying to raise £5000 to pay court fees, Donations Page"

Link to Original Source

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Google has completely fucked itself RANT ALERT

MrL0G1C MrL0G1C writes  |  about a year and a half ago

Unbelievable, google have lost all control of their senses, why:

1) "searches in quotes" no longer does an exact search.
2) Search-for-words-together also does not work.
3) Only 6 results on the first page.
4) Only 5 results out of 527,000 shown and then I get completely irrelevant "Results for similar searches".
5) Google.com redirects to wrong country.
6) Google.com/ncr search not working.
7) + operator does nothing.
8) And while I'm at it, image search options GUI is shit, badly laid out, confusing headings etc.

Simple search: 'frostwire set seed ratio'
Relevant results, BIG FAT NADA ZERO NONE

Did I get volunteered into google shit version testing without being asked or something, I've noticed how sites like to do that, different users getting different versions of a site, my response to this is:

I DON'T FUCKING LIKE IT GOOGLE, FUCK OFF YOU FUCKING MONEY WORSHIPING ADVERTISING WHORES.

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