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Aereo To SCOTUS: Shut Us Down and You Shut Down Cloud Storage

PRMan Re: (322 comments)

Because the providers have "packaged" everything together and send C&Ds about carrying their "free" channel if you didn't pay for their "pay" channels. And none of the cable companies have wanted to fight that lately, because dropping the "free" channel is the best way to get 100,000 pissed off residents to flood the channel with complaints.

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Aereo To SCOTUS: Shut Us Down and You Shut Down Cloud Storage

PRMan Re:How many? (322 comments)

Well, considering the laws to do this have been on the books forever, Aereo SHOULD win. But since the whole government seems to be bought by big content these days, there's no guarantees.

yesterday
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Aereo To SCOTUS: Shut Us Down and You Shut Down Cloud Storage

PRMan Re:How many? (322 comments)

They are following cable laws that were enacted to allow those with poor reception an option to get their local channels. These laws allowed the cable operators to show free channels for free, which is exactly what Aereo is doing.

yesterday
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Aereo To SCOTUS: Shut Us Down and You Shut Down Cloud Storage

PRMan Re:How many? (322 comments)

And they are correct. They are following the same cable laws that birthed the cable industry.

Are you suggesting that cable companies "bled their hosts dry" before the addition of cable channels owned by the networks and then forced into packages? These shows are available for free with ads, you know.

yesterday
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Aereo To SCOTUS: Shut Us Down and You Shut Down Cloud Storage

PRMan Re:How many? (322 comments)

People don't really want CDs or DVDs or OTA, they want streaming. So yes.

yesterday
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Aereo To SCOTUS: Shut Us Down and You Shut Down Cloud Storage

PRMan Re:Doubt it will shut down cloud storage... (322 comments)

There's no difference functionally. The difference is legal. And now they are being crucified for attempting to comply with previous court decisions because by doing so they look "shady".

yesterday
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Supreme Court OKs Stop and Search Based On Anonymous 911 Tips

PRMan Re:Anybody know the plate# for each scotus? (439 comments)

Sorry, but if you are accused of a crime, you're going to have a bad day (year?, decade?) until it's sorted out. I'm not that worried about a stop. I'm much more worried about DAs grabbing the first guy and trying to plea out a conviction without doing any work.

yesterday
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ARIN Is Down To the Last /8 of IPv4 Addresses

PRMan Re:And yet Akamai deserves a /10 (270 comments)

Akamai is one of the few companies in the US that is actually using a large allocation they were given. They're the LAST ones you should be complaining about.

yesterday
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NIST Removes Dual_EC_DRBG From Random Number Generator Recommendations

PRMan Re:Random (86 comments)

That comment was random...

2 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Can We Create a Culture of Secure Behavior?

PRMan Re:This approach has gone nowhere for years (168 comments)

How many ATM heists and skimmers have their been over the past 10 years? I'd hardly say it's working WELL.

2 days ago
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Will the Nissan Leaf Take On the Tesla Model S At Half the Price?

PRMan Re:Problems with Electric (389 comments)

Fix your CSS, Slashdot

Ha! We've been waiting decades for that and to be able to type a Unicode character.

2 days ago
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Will the Nissan Leaf Take On the Tesla Model S At Half the Price?

PRMan Re:Will they make it detachable? (389 comments)

Battery trailer rentals for long trips?!? That's genius!

2 days ago
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Will the Nissan Leaf Take On the Tesla Model S At Half the Price?

PRMan Re:Price (389 comments)

And a Mercedes CLA is also $29.9k MSRP. There is no comparison.

2 days ago
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Will the Nissan Leaf Take On the Tesla Model S At Half the Price?

PRMan Re:Redesign the body too... (389 comments)

The Mercedes CLA has a .23, and it's beautiful. You don't have to make an ugly car to get a low coefficient. They just did.

2 days ago
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Not Just a Cleanup Any More: LibreSSL Project Announced

PRMan Re:Please change the name! (349 comments)

As an American... This sounds AWESOME!

2 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Tech Products Were Built To Last?

PRMan Re:HP48g (694 comments)

I didn't think about calculators, but my daughter is still using my Casio FX-4000P in high school.

Mine looks about exactly like this (except in English):

http://mycalcdb.free.fr/galerie/Casio/casio_fx-4000P.7.jpg

I also have an HP 28S that still works great (although it has a really bad interface):

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/0b/HP_28.jpg

about a week ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Tech Products Were Built To Last?

PRMan Re:LaserJet II and LaserJet 3 (694 comments)

We have a LaserJet 5 in the office set up. They were supposed to get our department (in IT) a printer but they never did. So I grabbed a LaserJet 5 that was sitting in a pile and fired it up. Prints great.

about a week ago
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Survey: 56 Percent of US Developers Expect To Become Millionaires

PRMan Re:A million is easy (466 comments)

Now getting to $10 million is tough.

Nah, just put the $21,000 in bitcoin instead...

about a week ago
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Retired SCOTUS Justice Wants To 'Fix' the Second Amendment

PRMan Re:No. (1616 comments)

Our atrocious handling of mental health in this country has far more to do with gun violence than guns.

about a week ago
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Retired SCOTUS Justice Wants To 'Fix' the Second Amendment

PRMan Re:ACLU (1616 comments)

"That man molested my daughter." Pretty sure you could effectively end someone's life with that lie.

about a week ago

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PRMan PRMan writes  |  more than 7 years ago

PRMan writes "TGDaily reports that Sony is coming out with a new "unbreakable" security measure for CE devices called CLEFIA. One can only imagine what new horrors Sony has in store for trouncing the Fair Use rights of its customers, while protecting the interests of the MAFIAA.

Also, one can only speculate how little time before this expensive, unbreakable encryption method falls to enterprising young programmers..."

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