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Google and Apple Spent More On Patents Than R&D Last Year

PieDude Re:The Source of This Headline? (119 comments)

Sources blahblahblah cites blobloblo journalistic integrity blablabla. Serious who talks like that?

about 2 years ago
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Sweden Returns Passport To Pirate Bay Co-Founder

PieDude Re:Ummm (74 comments)

bayfiles seems pretty sucky, I mean, ui with a single button and they manage to make that confusing.

It's intended to be. It's just another scammy way TPB guys are making money.

about 2 years ago
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Sweden Returns Passport To Pirate Bay Co-Founder

PieDude Re:seems a bit extreme (74 comments)

I've also been to Cambodia/Thailand several times. Yes they are cheap countries to live, but they all seemed to live quality life there. The other TPB admin had a rent of $750 per country on Phnom Penh's most touristy street. Remember that people usually make around $30 per month there, if even that. It's also much higher than what the cheapest apartments in Sweden are.

They obviously made lots of money running the site and then ran to live in beautiful countries (in Cambodia's case to use drugs) with their millions.

about 2 years ago
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Mozilla To Bug Firefox Users With Old Adobe Reader, Flash, Silverlight

PieDude Re:update (247 comments)

This also establishes Silverlight on the market as a true competitor to Flash. Otherwise Firefox wouldn't care about Silverlight.

about 2 years ago
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Sweden Returns Passport To Pirate Bay Co-Founder

PieDude Re:seems a bit extreme (74 comments)

Which is a huge problem for him as he is currently residing in Laos, unable to make it back to Thailand.

By the way, doesn't anyone wonder how they're all living the dream in tropical countries? TPB wasn't supposed to be making lots of money, right?

about 2 years ago
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Sweden Returns Passport To Pirate Bay Co-Founder

PieDude Re:Pathetic, isn't it? (74 comments)

What billions? Do you have any concrete proof of how much they have "spent to take TPB down"?

about 2 years ago
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Google Puts Souped-Up Neural Networks To Work

PieDude Re:Face recognition (95 comments)

Yeah right, you work in "Google ads" but forgot that Google Content Network(tm) has ads all over the internet.

about 2 years ago
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Google Puts Souped-Up Neural Networks To Work

PieDude Face recognition (95 comments)

How long until Google starts using this for face recognition? It already has all the images of the internet indexed and is trying to make their own social network Google+ with profile pics and hidden party photos. How long until Google starts using this to recognize faces "to improve targeted ads"?

about 2 years ago
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Decentralized Social Networking — Why It Could Work

PieDude Re:The reason why it won't work (128 comments)

If there's no other option, I'll end my existence.

Dude, don't do it! Slashdot is with you. We understand you. Don't do it. DON'T DO IT!

about 2 years ago
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Facebook Privacy Boosted As Private Message 'Leak' Is Dismissed

PieDude Re:Facebook Privacy Controls (44 comments)

I did. Facebook nicely announces new posts on Slashdot on my wall.

about 2 years ago
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15 Years of Stuff That Matters

PieDude Linux? (145 comments)

15 years and no mention of Linux?

about 2 years ago
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Advertisers Blast Microsoft Over IE Default Privacy Settings

PieDude Microsoft cares about privacy (558 comments)

I don't really understand what people are crying about. Microsoft has said that they will try to make IE10 better for users and this is one of the features implemented to enable that. Note that Microsoft itself owns an advertising network and is part of the advertising committee - it's that much that Microsoft wants to protect their users.

Of course, Microsoft's actions aren't new. They have always cared about privacy. Their tracking and beta debugging has always been opt-in. This in unlike Google where you often cannot even opt-out, and it's never opt-in in any case.

Microsoft simply cares about users privacy and advertisers are crying about it. Too bad for them, I say. Advertisers on TV manage to work without any tracking, it should work on the internet too.

about 2 years ago

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