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FBI Chief: Apple, Google Phone Encryption Perilous

OhPlz Re:Maybe if they didn't abuse (353 comments)

If only we had elected that guy that campaigned on hope and change.

4 days ago
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Microsoft On US Immigration: It's Our Way Or the Canadian Highway

OhPlz Re:Fine! (363 comments)

Your solution is to modify the law to allow corps to bring as much low cost labor as they want? Now you've suppressed wages to the point of significantly lowering the standard of living for everyone. That causes drops in tax revenue which hurts schools, fire, police, etc.. The whole point of quotas is to ensure that we don't bring in more people than our communities can handle.

5 days ago
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Netflix Rejects Canadian Regulator Jurisdiction Over Online Video

OhPlz Re:Funny how this works ... (184 comments)

Paid police might actually be better. There is little incentive for police to investigate a single stolen car or even a simple assault. You'll get more sympathy and assistance from your insurer.

5 days ago
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Seattle Passes Laws To Keep Residents From Wasting Food

OhPlz Re:Another terrible article courtesy of samzenpus (383 comments)

The people that came up with this inane idea aren't twats too? Tossing stuff in other people's bins was the first thing I thought of too.

5 days ago
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Netflix Rejects Canadian Regulator Jurisdiction Over Online Video

OhPlz Re:Funny how this works ... (184 comments)

They'd love to have more of you down here in the states. I'd rather have pay services where I have some illusion of control over how my income is spent. My goal in life isn't to be a servant to the government.

about a week ago
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Netflix Rejects Canadian Regulator Jurisdiction Over Online Video

OhPlz Re:Funny how this works ... (184 comments)

You don't see your gross wages up there? You'll never hold that actual amount in your hands, but it was your money before the government made off with it. You call it free but admit that part of your income goes to it. It's not really free then, is it?

about a week ago
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To Fight $5.2B In Identity Theft, IRS May Need To Change the Way You File Taxes

OhPlz Re:Corporate taxes (405 comments)

You can't get a solution like that. State taxes are the responsibility of each of the fifty states. You'd have to get every one of them to reform their own tax laws, amend the US Constitution, or violate state sovereignty. None of those are going to happen. IMO, none of those should happen. Tame the federal beast and let the states regulate themselves.

about a week ago
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To Fight $5.2B In Identity Theft, IRS May Need To Change the Way You File Taxes

OhPlz Re:Corporate taxes (405 comments)

You're mixing state and federal taxes. The feds can't act on state taxes without throwing out what little is left of the US Constitution.

about a week ago
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Netflix Rejects Canadian Regulator Jurisdiction Over Online Video

OhPlz Re:Funny how this works ... (184 comments)

There's no such thing as free school or free health care. Someone is paying for it.

The ironic part is that the Hollywood elitists are very much in favor of "spreading the wealth around", yet many of them now do their work in Canada because it ends up being cheaper. So at home in the states, they're all for "free" stuff, but when it comes to their own incomes, they leave the country to earn their living.

about a week ago
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Microsoft Kills Off Its Trustworthy Computing Group

OhPlz Re:business (99 comments)

It doesn't make much sense to me either, yet I've seen it happen with my own eyes. Not only do companies lose innovators when this type of thing happens, but they're arming their competition. All those bright folks they cut loose, and especially those that decide to leave on their own.. where will they go? To competitors, of course. It seems really short sighted, particularly when the company isn't in dire shape financially.

about two weeks ago
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Is the Tesla Model 3 Actually Going To Cost $50,000?

OhPlz Re:Still pretty affordable (393 comments)

Are you agreeing with me? Do you support corporate welfare? Should taxpayers being helping the well-off buy Teslas?

about two weeks ago
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Is the Tesla Model 3 Actually Going To Cost $50,000?

OhPlz Re: Still pretty affordable (393 comments)

So you want to keep the farm subsidies, the oil subsidies, etc? Is it just a free-for-all? Any new thing needs a subsidy?

What ever happened to American individualism and entrepreneurship? What ever happened to taking risk in order to earn the reward? Would we even need all these subsidies if we got rid of them? We'd have more money to go around. Why does the federal government need to take our money to then turn around and use it to "help" us pay for things?

Who is accountable? Anyone? We subsidized the heck out of the phone companies, where is our high speed Internet?

about two weeks ago
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Is the Tesla Model 3 Actually Going To Cost $50,000?

OhPlz Re: Still pretty affordable (393 comments)

I can't tell if you're agreeing or disagreeing.

Is your point that government is tangled up in so much stuff already that it doesn't matter what it gets involved in anymore? You see no issue here?

about two weeks ago
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Is the Tesla Model 3 Actually Going To Cost $50,000?

OhPlz Re:Still pretty affordable (393 comments)

Woohoo. Solar charger. Now the taxpayers can subsidize your car and your electricity.

What else can subsidize here?

about two weeks ago
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The Case For a Federal Robotics Commission

OhPlz Drone commission (70 comments)

FAA oversight of drones is truly helping that technology. No for-profit use allowed, no guarantee when they might get around to allowing it. Now let's oversee some robotics!

We need less federal government, not more.

about two weeks ago
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FBI Completes New Face Recognition System

OhPlz Re:So wear a Guy Fawkes mask (129 comments)

No shit. Do you think the majority of the population supports this? Especially after all the known incidents of domestic spying, illegal wiretaps, secret no fly lists, free speech zones for demonstrators, etc. There's very little freedom left in our free country. I'm not against surveillance, but tracking each person individually is a slippery slope. Attend a protest the administration doesn't like, they pull the video footage, next thing you know.. everyone there is on a watch list and is about to be audited by the IRS. You might even end up on a secret list for health care, kind of like the secret waiting lists at the VA. Ooo, I'm sorry, we have no openings for you.

By the way, your summary of our system of government is wrong. We elect people, but they don't represent us. Any talk of that ends the moment they win the election.

about two weeks ago
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FBI Completes New Face Recognition System

OhPlz Re:So wear a Guy Fawkes mask (129 comments)

Anything done with our tax money should be done with the consent of the governed.

I do not consent.

about two weeks ago
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Say Goodbye To That Unwanted U2 Album

OhPlz Re:I think Apple (323 comments)

Say what? It's in your library whether you want it or not. That's why Apple had to create a special web page to remove it.

Yes, you can disable auto-download to specific devices, but that's BS. I shouldn't have to opt to manually manage the songs on my devices just because Apple decided upon themselves to throw unwanted crap in my music library.

That's like saying telemarketing calls are fine. If you don't want to talk to anyone, don't answer your phone.

about two weeks ago
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Quickflix Wants Netflix To Drop Australian VPN Users

OhPlz Re:International Copyright (172 comments)

If the return on investment doesn't exceed the cost of setting up the licensing and distribution rights, it won't happen. Even then, it has to exceed costs by a high enough amount, otherwise the entities involved will focus their efforts on something else that's more lucrative. But they're not going to just let people access the content, because it might become profitable enough at some point.

To me, this is the biggest disappointment of the Internet. If I want to watch the local news in some other part of the country, why can't I? If I want to purchase music from iTunes France, why can't? If I want to buy a product from Amazon Japan, why can't I? Same thing with DVD and BluRay and their ridiculous region scheme. We've made it a lot easier to access goods and entertainment from a person's own country or continent, but it doesn't stretch much further than that in many cases.

The "global economy" isn't there at the consumer level.

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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