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Indian Brick-and-Mortar Retailers Snub Android One Phones

ThatsMyNick Re: Understanding the Indian retailers. (53 comments)

Are you from the 90s. We have retail stores run by reliance, tata and huge chains. They have their own sister banks and investment firms. I doubt they have to borrow money at all, surely not at 25%, unless it is an accounting trick. Your whole post screams 90s mom and pop store. They have been replaced by chains even in larger towns

4 days ago
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Google Launches Service To Replace Web Ads With Subscriptions

ThatsMyNick With it work without tracking? (307 comments)

Will this work with google analytics disabled/blocked. If not, no thank you.

5 days ago
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Group Tries To Open Source Seeds

ThatsMyNick Re: Most of the problem is Monsanto, the Great Sat (100 comments)

In my state organic certification doesnt require it to be GMO free. Plus organic certification only covers fresh produce, I eat a lot of stuff that is not fresh produce.

about a week ago
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Group Tries To Open Source Seeds

ThatsMyNick Re: Most of the problem is Monsanto, the Great Sat (100 comments)

Then give the consumers a choice to not buy GMO. Label products as GMO.

Plenty of products are already labeled as NOT GMO. So people already have a choice.

Not plenty enough. I am in the US west coast in a fairly large city, with a whole foods and a choice of stores. I honestly dont find enough products labelled GMO free.

about two weeks ago
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Group Tries To Open Source Seeds

ThatsMyNick Re: Most of the problem is Monsanto, the Great Sat (100 comments)

Then give the consumers a choice to not buy GMO. Label products as GMO. No one is forced to buy doesn't apply, when that piece of information is not available.

Also they should stop patenting genes, which spread naturally into neighboring farms.

about two weeks ago
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A Smart Electric Bike: Taking the Copenhagen Wheel Out For a Spin

ThatsMyNick Re:What about thieves? (136 comments)

You take the wheel with you. It is designed to be carried with you.

about three weeks ago
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Security Companies Team Up, Take Down Chinese Hacking Group

ThatsMyNick Re: smoke and mirrors (63 comments)

Not if they had permission from the owners. Microsoft did (read the EULAs)

about a month ago
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Why CurrentC Will Beat Out Apple Pay

ThatsMyNick Re:Why CurrentC will fail miserably (631 comments)

You are all missing something. CurrentC will be tied to the retailer's membership program. If you want to take advantage of the retail's card or membership discounts, you will have to use CurrentC or the membership card (which will inturn use it). Target has Red card which offers 5% discount (or more). When Target switches to CurrentC, there would instantly be plenty of CurrentC users. Target Red card requires a bank account to be linked, and it has been quite successful. Members discounts would only be for CurrentC users. I am sure if the major retailers all implement this (and only you have register with CurrentC only once), it would take off pretty quickly.

6. CurrentC is based on QR Codes, which is just stupid.

I'll go back to carrying cash before I use a mess like that. Or barter. Or growing my own food on a mountain top somewhere.

Good for you.

about a month ago
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Days After Shooting, Canada Proposes New Restrictions On and Offline

ThatsMyNick Re: Ugh! (308 comments)

Someone died. In an ideal system (and probably one that exists only in imagination), no one would die (except may be the terrorist). Working towards a better ideal system is not a bad thing at all. I personally don't consider this a better system. I do understand that some people do. Why change anything is an ideology you should refrain from adopting.

about a month ago
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Computer Scientist Parachutes From 135,908 Feet, Breaking Record

ThatsMyNick Re: Was he wearing his Glasses (175 comments)

He used a gopro. Very sensible choice.

about a month ago
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Assange: Google Is Not What It Seems

ThatsMyNick Re: Oh yeah, that guy (289 comments)

He would be more comfortable if the permission of the Ecuador govt. is also required, like it is right now. I doubt he wants to rely on the UK not granting permission

about a month ago
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China Staging a Nationwide Attack On iCloud and Microsoft Accounts

ThatsMyNick Re:Popular US browsers will warm, Chinese ones won (109 comments)

The ones that use SMS dont prevent replay attacks? Any half decent SMS two factor authentication will prevent replay attacks.

2 factor auth is not supposed to prevent a MITM BTW. A page MITM-ing facebook can just pass information between the user and the server (the user will give the 2 factor auth to the MITM-ing server, which will just pass it on to facebook), and keep the session alive for as long as they want.

about a month ago
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Internet Companies Want Wireless Net Neutrality Too

ThatsMyNick Re: Wireless bandwidth is limited (38 comments)

Net neutrality is not even anything close to unlimited bandwidth. It is about not discriminating traffic. At&t can keep their 2 GB caps, but they can't discriminate websites or discriminate customers for the matter

about a month ago
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Analysis of Linux Backdoor Used In Freenode Hack

ThatsMyNick Re:Fuck freenode. (37 comments)

I punched one #physics op's buttons so hard, he still bans me on sight in #physics. Even though I trolled him in #philosophy, a channel in which he didn't have ops. This is the calibre of the discourse on freenode's #physics and other channels with academic disciplines for their titles: ops ban based on whims. It's stupid and it reduces the knowledge content of the chat.

If you troll #philosophy, why would you be expected to behave any better in #physics? You are the same person in both channels. I dont see the problem here, really.

All moderated channels. There used to be a channel that aksis owned, several years ago, that had a policy of no kicks/bans. It was a great libertarian experiment in absolute freedom of speech. It was the best channel ever. We fought our battles on a level playing field, with our words (or our bots!).

There was another channel, ##politics, which was moderated like all the other channels on !freenode. You had a choice: you could go to #politics for absolute freedom of speech, or ##politics for same old same old. #politics was by far the more popular, because it was fun. Freedom is a heady feeling.

But freenode got scared of the fun we were having in that channel. The little old ladies that run freenode shut it down, made it like all the other channels.

Freenode is not 4chan. Expecting freenode to be like 4chan is a foolish. If you are in a channel in freenode, you must comply with both channel rules and network rules. Freenode will not hesitate to enforce their network rules in channels if the channel ops are not enforcing them.

about a month and a half ago
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Analysis of Linux Backdoor Used In Freenode Hack

ThatsMyNick Re:Fuck freenode. (37 comments)

Which channels? There are channels in which what your describe is accurate (duh, it is irc), but the vast majority in freenode is quite normal. Dont fuck freenode, fuck specific channels.

about a month and a half ago
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The Correct Response To Photo Hack Victim-Blamers

ThatsMyNick Re: If you don't want your nude photos on the inte (622 comments)

I wouldnt call defaults ignorance. You can blame the one that set the default (or atleast they get the majority of the blame). Expecting an average person to understand why defaults are not the best options is an exercise in futile. This is where we geeks get it wrong.

Also it is not just your phone, you will have to secure the phones of your partners too.

about a month and a half ago
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The Correct Response To Photo Hack Victim-Blamers

ThatsMyNick Re: If you don't want your nude photos on the inte (622 comments)

You could blame them if they choose to store their photos on dropbox or icloud. They did not choose to, it was the defaults in the photo app. All they did was take a photo, and text it to a partner. Also it is not just the celebrities we are talking about here, it is also the partners who used iPhones (and by default had icloud backups enabled)

about a month and a half ago
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The Correct Response To Photo Hack Victim-Blamers

ThatsMyNick Re: If you don't want your nude photos on the inte (622 comments)

What is your bank password, grandpa. You expect anything you sent on the internet to be publicly available, right?

Sexting is common in long distance relationships, whether you like it or not. These images were texted to a partner. The image app gladly backed-up the new images to apple cloud. They were not or they did intend to put it on the internet. Your argument is completely invalid

about a month and a half ago

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