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How Nest and FitBit Might Spy On You For Cash

Narcocide Re:Nobody cares (91 comments)

Oh, woops, thanks, my bad. I thought my threshold was already at the minimum.

yesterday
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How Nest and FitBit Might Spy On You For Cash

Narcocide Re:Real Names? (91 comments)

I'm sure its at least a violation of the EULA to do so, and possibly enforceable too, at least in the US.

yesterday
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How Nest and FitBit Might Spy On You For Cash

Narcocide Re:Nobody cares (91 comments)

Hah!

And then the post, as mysteriously as it arrived, vanished. Astroturfing expedition aborted? Its certainly much harder to imagine dirty pool is not involved now.

yesterday
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How Nest and FitBit Might Spy On You For Cash

Narcocide Re:Nobody cares (91 comments)

Who are you?

yesterday
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Netflix Gets What It Pays For: Comcast Streaming Speeds Skyrocket

Narcocide Re:Seriously (324 comments)

Its really easy to feel this way if its also the only real modern broadband experience you've had and things like throttling content to extort money out of content providers seems like completely acceptable behavior to you.

4 days ago
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Is Crimea In Russia? Internet Companies Have Different Answers

Narcocide Re:Ukraine's borders were changed by use of force (298 comments)

I can't imagine the USA holding millions of people and hundreds of square miles of territory by force.

But, ironically enough, that's basically how we got Texas in the first place.

4 days ago
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Reviving a Commodore 64 Computer Using a Raspberry Pi

Narcocide Re:I on the other hand... (165 comments)

Have you ever actually booted Linux on a raspberry pi or booted a C64 and actually used it? Your question is akin to asking "why would anyone want to ride a bicycle down the street when they could just ride the bicycle around inside the back of a 18-wheeler while it drives down the street?"

5 days ago
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44% of Twitter Users Have Never Tweeted

Narcocide Re:Probably typical (121 comments)

I meant to imply "when reading these marketing stats from the server end." As-in: the figures that the advertisers are paying for.

5 days ago
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Reviving a Commodore 64 Computer Using a Raspberry Pi

Narcocide Re:old tech (165 comments)

Ok, you're right. I'm sorry, that was completely pointless. In all seriousness, what is probably most telling about the time period in computing and why there is still such a following today is in the second sentence of its wikipedia page; "Listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the highest-selling single computer model of all time, independent estimates place the actual number sold between 10 and 17 million units."

While its true that shortly after that era the "IBM PC revolution" effectively fragmented individual model counts so far that counting sales based on single model figures became a pointlessly obscure metric to gauge the total picture of the market, it also remains true that at that point the highest-end IBM models could only do 4 screen colors simultaneously (compared to the Commodore's 16) and 1 sound at a time (compared to the Commodore's 3) even for years after the practical extinction of the C64 from a sales perspective, and that there is still to date no single other model of personal computer that ever achieved such market penetration, and most likely there also never will be again.

5 days ago
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Reviving a Commodore 64 Computer Using a Raspberry Pi

Narcocide Re:8 out of 10 for cool. 1 out of 10 for interesti (165 comments)

You're right, but the success of an emulator project like this is a practical prerequisite to generate enough demand for such a device.

5 days ago
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Reviving a Commodore 64 Computer Using a Raspberry Pi

Narcocide I on the other hand... (165 comments)

Give it a 10/10 for cool and an 8/10 for interesting. I guess not everyone's experiences with the C64 had the same value.

Also, of the other machines that existing c64 emulators run on, how many of them can be powered by two 9v batteries?

5 days ago
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44% of Twitter Users Have Never Tweeted

Narcocide Re:Probably typical (121 comments)

But, curiously enough, they're indistinguishable from the bots.

5 days ago
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Blender Foundation Video Taken Down On YouTube For Copyright Violation

Narcocide Re:Blender should file a Counter Claim against Son (306 comments)

"Zombie Ryushu" ... he's just high. Relax. I think its more likely that he's simply mistaken one term he does understand for another which he's not heard in the proper context. Maybe he meant something like "False Positives Flagging abuse?" There is certainly a buzz-term for this that is easy enough to confuse linguistically and conceptually with "False Flag operations."

about two weeks ago
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Blender Foundation Video Taken Down On YouTube For Copyright Violation

Narcocide Guilty until proven innocent. (306 comments)

There needs to be a law against this. Sony should have to pay restitution to Blender.

about two weeks ago
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Nest Halts Sales of Smart Fire Alarm After Discovering Dangerous Flaw

Narcocide Re:The internet of things...that might get you kil (128 comments)

You say that now, but after a couple evenings having to smell burning whale-oil while eating dinner I think you'll be ready to pony up a bit extra for modern lighting.

about two weeks ago
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Start-Up Founders On Dealing With Depression

Narcocide Re:Depression is weird (257 comments)

Depression is weird

No, its really, really simple actually, even depressingly so. When you're smarter than everyone else, they all team up to try to destroy you. This is very stressful and the effect of the stress is quite distracting in a way that is nearly constant, even when not being actively bullied at that moment. Imagine how much smarter our most brilliant minds would be if they weren't tormented by mainstream society and their "peers" practically from the cradle to the grave.

about two weeks ago
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NSA Confirms It Has Been Searching US Citizens' Data Without a Warrant

Narcocide April Fools?? (274 comments)

I gotta say, as a joke news posting, this one is in pretty poor taste. The NSA would never admit to this.

about three weeks ago
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NSA Confirms It Has Been Searching US Citizens' Data Without a Warrant

Narcocide Re:'reasonably believed' to be a terrorist (274 comments)

Maybe because the NSA disagrees with the FISA court about what 'reasonably' means?

about three weeks ago

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