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Facebook Censoring Images of the Prophet Muhammad In Turkey

OhPlz Re:No. (227 comments)

It would send a message to Turks that their culture is fucked up.

Would it? I imagine they're used to not having the things that people in other countries have. I get what you're saying, but if social media leaves, they're left with dangerous options such as meeting in person. Makes it easy for the government to deal with them.

Look at what's happening in Russia. The anti-blogger laws went into effect. Have the people done anything to stop it?

2 days ago
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Facebook Censoring Images of the Prophet Muhammad In Turkey

OhPlz Re:No. (227 comments)

Devil's advocate..

If they pull out of Turkey, what impact on free speech does that have? Do the people living there have any equivalent means of mass communication? Social media can help foster change, but if the major social media offerings all leave an area in protest, what does that leave the people?

2 days ago
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Facebook Censoring Images of the Prophet Muhammad In Turkey

OhPlz Re:Simple (227 comments)

The public doesn't generally hold politicians accountable for accepting these bribes, so therefore it is culturally acceptable.

2 days ago
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Ubisoft Revokes Digital Keys For Games Purchased Via Unauthorised Retailers

OhPlz Re:Vote against Ubisoft with your dollars (462 comments)

You can quite easily disable updates in Steam per game. Are you saying they push updates even after you've disabled them?

4 days ago
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Google Explains Why WebView Vulnerability Will Go Unpatched On Android 4.3

OhPlz Re:Nice troll (579 comments)

Yea, it's the Galaxy Nexus that Google was selling. No 4.4.

4 days ago
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Google Explains Why WebView Vulnerability Will Go Unpatched On Android 4.3

OhPlz Re:Nice troll (579 comments)

I have a Google Nexus. 4.3 is the last version supporting my phone. The phone does everything I need it to, so I don't want to waste money on a newer one. I think this is a blatant attempt to force people to buy newer phones. All their craplets get updated, but not the Android OS.

4 days ago
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Verizon About To End Construction of Its Fiber Network

OhPlz Re:All I know is... (200 comments)

That DSL competition is the only reason I have DSL. Verizon sent me a modem, it couldn't connect. They do very little troubleshooting before they decided to say that DSL wasn't available in my area. One of the other DSL providers chased the problem down and forced Verizon to fix their shit. I've had DSL ever since.

about a week ago
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Verizon About To End Construction of Its Fiber Network

OhPlz Re:Fuck You Verizon (200 comments)

I seem to recall our tax money going to these companies to pay for a fiber infrastructure. It's more like the landscaper you hired and paid for mowed the neighbor's lawn but not yours.

about a week ago
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Surface RT Devices Won't Get Windows 10

OhPlz Re:Final nail in the 32-bit coffin? (158 comments)

You guys are all over the Connect requests for this, and I want to strangle each and every one of you.

Yes, the code itself doesn't take up much memory. If that's all we were doing, we would never hit the 3GB ceiling. VS isn't just a text editor. When you start using designers (both MS's and third party), analyzers, code mapping, workflow, etc you'll find that you quickly run out of space. Products like DevExpress really chew through memory. It is very easy to hit the limit, and there are many, many developers complaining to MS about it.

about a week ago
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Surface RT Devices Won't Get Windows 10

OhPlz Re:Final nail in the 32-bit coffin? (158 comments)

Having to create and maintain only one build is better than two. It would also force software companies to develop for 64 bits. If MS dropped 32 bit support, maybe we'd finally get a 64 bit version of Visual Studio that doesn't drop dead when you hit over 3GB in use. Is Firefox even 64 bit on windows yet (the main version, not a dev branch)? There's no reason for most of us to have 32 bit support on our PCs anymore, and dropping it would convince some stragglers to finally release their software in 64 bit form.

So let's get started on 128 bit systems..

about a week ago
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SOTU: Community Colleges, Employers To Train Workers For High-Paying Coding Jobs

OhPlz Re:Paradox (200 comments)

Hope and change lives!

about two weeks ago
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Parents Investigated For Neglect For Letting Kids Walk Home Alone

OhPlz Re:Bullpussy (784 comments)

Reread the coward's message, he was talking about friendly fire, not killing the enemy's leader.

about two weeks ago
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Parents Investigated For Neglect For Letting Kids Walk Home Alone

OhPlz Re:The Dangers of the World (784 comments)

I have friends and family in the service. They are not brainwashed puppets. A military cannot function if everyone in every level of the chain of command decides to challenge orders or turn against themselves. Killing a leader is not an option. The real solution is for the public to elect the right people into office so that our government does not direct our military into situations they should not be involved in. What we do not need is a military coup to run counter to the laws of our nation.

North Korea is much like a cult. The flow of information is strictly controlled and its people are cut off from the outside world. That's not a situation that has an equivalent in developed nations. The fact that you can even post a comment like that shows the stark difference between us and them.

I honor the people that serve because our country only exists so long as there are people like them willing to die to protect it.

about two weeks ago
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Parents Investigated For Neglect For Letting Kids Walk Home Alone

OhPlz Re:The Dangers of the World (784 comments)

War isn't great. Those who are willing to sacrifice themselves to preserve the freedoms we all share, those people are great. They are perhaps the greatest among us.

about two weeks ago
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Uber Suspends Australian Transport Inspector Accounts To Block Stings

OhPlz Re:Extradition? (299 comments)

Pizza delivery people drive more than personal drivers. Do they need a commercial license?

about two weeks ago
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Uber Suspends Australian Transport Inspector Accounts To Block Stings

OhPlz Re:Are you trying to get legislation? (299 comments)

Unsafe vehicles and rapists are ok so long as they aren't driving people around for money?

about two weeks ago
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Obama Unveils Plan To Bring About Faster Internet In the US

OhPlz Re:About time (417 comments)

I think you're doing the same thing the President is doing and way over-simplifying the problem. Why is college so expensive? Redistributing wealth isn't the answer here. If something costs more than it should, you don't throw more money at it. You examine where the money is going and how you can run things more efficiently. As a tax-payer, I want some proof that this has been looked at before Uncle Sam starts helping himself to more of my paycheck. You may have extra money in your budget that you don't need, but that's not going to be true of every supposed "well-off" household. I'm only just getting to the point of paying off my student loans, and I'm not a youngster. And BTW, I was able to buy a house while I still had a significant amount of student loans. I couldn't afford a McMansion, but we have a decent home.

Yes, enforcing immigration laws may cause some disruption to industry, but I think that's the correct course of action. A lot of food in the grocery stores doesn't even come from the US, so I'm not sure how worried we should be. If the farm workers get better wages than we're less in need of wealth redistribution, right? I don't agree that the fact that someone hasn't been caught for some number of years means they should be eligible to stay. That's spitting in the eye of people who have been stuck on wait lists forever. The people on wait lists should be first.

"Government job is to insure the success of this country through whatever effective means necessary."

Great. Let's invade Canada and steal everything they have that might be valuable. That's basically what you and the President are proposing, except that you want to pillage the middle and upper middle classes. The individual states have their own ways of getting people to college. This is not a matter for the feds. If the feds want to analyze the state systems and find out ways in which some are more efficient and successful and provide that information to the other states, I'm fine with that. But I don't want unfunded mandates from DC that force compliance. Common core is contentious enough.

You're still using "free education" in your last line. There is no such thing. Understanding that should be a prerequisite of any further discussion. This is also not something that should be done as an executive action. The President is not the sole embodiment of the voice of all the people. There is no consent of the governed when decisions are made this way. A college education wouldn't matter because in the future we'd all be employed by the government.

about two weeks ago
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Obama Unveils Plan To Bring About Faster Internet In the US

OhPlz Re:About time (417 comments)

There is no such thing as free. Now people will be stuck paying their student loans AND have to pay for the self entitled dipshits that get a "free" ride courtesy of Obama. It's just like immigration. The ones doing it illegally get amnesty while the ones trying to do it legally and have been waiting a long time to get in get screwed over. Government is not there to pay your bills for you or to make large swathes of the population immune from laws.

about two weeks ago
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Obama Unveils Plan To Bring About Faster Internet In the US

OhPlz Re:Obama: please stop helping us! (417 comments)

I think part of that is the rural areas have virtually nothing, so as they are just getting broadband they are getting a newer infrastructure as a starting point.

Exactly right. I live in an older part of town near enough to the central office that I should be able to get much higher speeds that I actually get over DSL. The problem is archaic wiring and infrastructure in my area. The phone company has no incentive to upgrade it because we have no other option than Comcast, and nobody wants that.

about two weeks ago

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NH Man Arrested for Videotaping Police.. Again

OhPlz OhPlz writes  |  more than 3 years ago

OhPlz (168413) writes "Back in 2006, a resident of New Hampshire's second largest city was arrested while at the police station attempting to file a complaint against officers. His crime? He had video tape evidence of the officers' wrongdoings. According to the police, that's wiretapping.

After world wide attention, the police dropped the charges. His complaint was found to be valid, but the evidence never saw the light of day.

Well, guess what? Round two. There are differing reports, but again the police arrested Mr. Gannon and again, they seized his video camera. This time it's "falsifying evidence" because he tried to hand off the camera, most likely to protect its contents.

Once again, if the police are free to videotape us, why aren't we free to videotape them? If there's the potential of police wrongdoing, how is it that the law permits the police to seize the evidence?"

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