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Cisco Complains To Obama About NSA Adding Spyware To Routers

Tha_Zanthrax Re:Why bother with tricks? (297 comments)

Cisco knew, they even had a 'choice' in the matter: cooperate with the government and keep your mouth shut about it or get your business ruined by that same government.

about 2 months ago
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AMC Theaters Allegedly Calls FBI to Interrogate a Google Glass Wearer

Tha_Zanthrax Re:Lesson from this story...don't be a glass hole! (1034 comments)

How would a cinema enforce a life-time, chain-wide ban? Just keep bugging them and don't forget to lawyer up.

about 6 months ago
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95% of ATMs Worldwide Are Still Using Windows XP

Tha_Zanthrax Re:The Market? (346 comments)

It's Business Software. Companies in that business tend to aim for 'good enough' instead of 'good'.

about 6 months ago
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India's Mars Mission Back On Track After Brief Hiccup

Tha_Zanthrax Re: Casual slashdot racism in 3... (73 comments)

As I've understood it, the head wobble is a polite way of saying 'no' while avoiding the actual use of the word 'no'.

about 9 months ago
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What US Health Care Needs

Tha_Zanthrax Re:I've always really liked that idea (584 comments)

> I really think a medical savings account kind of plan is the right idea. Also, the saving account plan should compensate for poor people having trouble making payments by having people that can afford it pay a little extra. Then corporate greed/ignorance/bureaucracy strikes and the whole thing starts costing way to much and pays out to little. My point: you described insurance.

more than 4 years ago
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Microsoft To Add Yet Another Smartphone OS This Year

Tha_Zanthrax Re:Steve Ballmer is an idiot (179 comments)

Ballmer is a personal friend of Gates and already was one before MS was founded.

more than 4 years ago
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Google's Streetview Privacy Snafu Prompts Lawsuit

Tha_Zanthrax Weird (418 comments)

Doesn't "data consisting of all or part of any documents, e-mails, video, audio, and VoIP information being sent over the network by the user" mean "some random packets"? "Saving data unintentionally" is dubious but AFAIK Google just records SSIDs for non-GPS positioning. My something's-off-sense is tingling.

more than 4 years ago
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Wii Could Be What the Doctor Ordered

Tha_Zanthrax Re:Nintendo will "donate" $1.5million (156 comments)

Ofcourse Nintendo is trying to sell more games. That's their business. But what's a more friendly way to do this? Supporting a health-related cause or removing features from your product? (I'm looking at you Sony)

more than 4 years ago
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Spammed by Bluetooth

Tha_Zanthrax Re:Bluetooth directional antennas. (311 comments)

close, but no cigar. Bluetooth requires 2way communication. The devices on the recieving end don't have the power the set up a connection.

more than 10 years ago

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