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German Publishers Capitulate, Let Google Post News Snippets

Colin Castro Personally a snippet makes me click it (95 comments)

When I search for news sights I use the little snippet under the link to see if that's the article I want to read, I don't just want to first paragraph nowadays, especially since most "news" sites wrtie like magazines instead of newspapers. Gone are the days of reading one paragraph that summarizes the whole story, they're full of fluff and links to "relevant" articles that I don't click on (mostly cause it's harder and harder to tell what's spam or malware type sites vs legitimate ones.

about a week ago
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Your Online TV Watching Can Now Be Tracked Across Devices

Colin Castro Re:Ahh but (126 comments)

This should be upvoted.

about two weeks ago
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Speed Cameras In Chicago Earn $50M Less Than Expected

Colin Castro Re:So it's like Colorado (398 comments)

If you subtract court costs associated with prosecuting marijuana offenders, subtract out prison cots for marijuana offenders, I'd bet anything they've made more money than 184 million.

about two weeks ago
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US Says It Can Hack Foreign Servers Without Warrants

Colin Castro But they can tax your overseas income? (335 comments)

This makes no sense to me. They claim they don't need a search warrant because it's in another country, but if I lived and worked in another country for a foreign company the US still says I'd have to pay US income tax on that money. If I'm still answerable to US tax law (which is an amendment to the constitution) no matter where I live or who I work for the US government should also be applicable to the same set of rules.

about three weeks ago
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Complain About Comcast, Get Fired From Your Job

Colin Castro Re:Hacking attempt? (742 comments)

What are you talking about? The unactivated equipment? He didn't say he didn't order that, but that he was being charged. It's like getting an extra DVR for later when you finish installing a tv in another room. The other equipment he didn't order and he took back. Heck Comcast brought two DVRs to my house we only kept one and the driver left with the other. It took 4 months for them to stop billing me for it, they claimed the driver never turned it back in and that it was my problem. Huge pain, but it finally got resolved after talking to someone higher up.

about three weeks ago
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Intel Drops Gamasutra Sponsorship Over Controversial Editorials

Colin Castro So Intel pulled out (724 comments)

their advertising because the site will carry female journalists and articles about female gamers? That sounds like the type of decision that backfires on a company.

about a month ago
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Hewlett-Packard Pleads Guilty To Bribing Officials in Russia, Poland, and Mexico

Colin Castro Re:Yeah, whatever ... (110 comments)

Giving cash and gifts even in the form of plane rides is illegal in the United States. Congress members do get in trouble for it when they're caught.

about a month and a half ago
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Accused Ottawa Cyberbully Facing 181 Charges Apologizes

Colin Castro Re: What about his "victims'" actions? (140 comments)

That's what I was thinking. They harassed him and get off without a worry. I figure because his accusations are hearsay and his actions are documented.

about a month and a half ago
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Major ISPs Threaten To Throttle Innovation and Slow Network Upgrades

Colin Castro I know a lie when I see one (286 comments)

How about all those telephone companies that were forced to give service to every American and look how they all went bankrupt, oh wait, no they didn't. ISPs like to say that it will stop expansion, but in reality the government will force them to instead of waiting for Google to announce they're coming to a new city and force the network improvements.

about 6 months ago
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Camera Module Problems May Delay Samsung's Galaxy S5

Colin Castro Re:Why is the lens still plastic? (70 comments)

My biggest problem is dust getting behind the lens of my cell phone versus scratches, and I don't use a case.

about 7 months ago
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Supreme Court Ruling Relaxes Warrant Requirements For Home Searches

Colin Castro Re:Deoderant rocks (500 comments)

I think it's a fake rock you leave in a bowl to fragrence a room, but they look like crack rocks.

about 8 months ago
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Supreme Court Ruling Relaxes Warrant Requirements For Home Searches

Colin Castro Re:I've to admit... (500 comments)

The fact that they opened the door should be enough permission to enter it? That's f-ing stupid.

about 8 months ago
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Supreme Court Ruling Relaxes Warrant Requirements For Home Searches

Colin Castro Re:Frog is boiling.... (500 comments)

I'm sadly not optimistic that it may not happen in my lifetime.

So many negatives I'm not sure what you're trying to say.

about 8 months ago
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US Carriers Said To Have Rejected Kill Switch Technology Last Year

Colin Castro Re:Well duh? (197 comments)

No, it would be like selling gas at a gas station to a person with a stollen car that you don't actually know is stollen because you never checked or asked.

about 8 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Anti-Camera Device For Use In a Small Bus?

Colin Castro Re:Confiscate cameras (478 comments)

No, it was a question for nerds.

about 8 months ago

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Carl Sagan Smoked Cannabis

Colin Castro Colin Castro writes  |  about three weeks ago

Colin Castro (2881349) writes "“I am convinced that there are genuine and valid levels of perception available with cannabis (and probably with other drugs) which are, through the defects of our society and our educational system, unavailable to us without such drugs,” Sagan wrote in 1971, under the name Mr. X.

MarijuanaMajority.com founder Tom Angell spent a few days this summer in the Library of Congress researching the iconic American astronomer, astrophysicist, cosmologist and author and has come away with a bounty.

Angell says he found some never-before-released writings on marijuana policy from the author of classics such as ‘Contact’ and the TV show ‘Cosmos’, which is the most widely watched series in the history of American public television."

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