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Should Cops Wear Google Glass?

Totenglocke Re:Just for video recording? (223 comments)

That's why A) you don't take public transportation and B) you carry a god damn gun. Oh, and C) don't live in a shit-hole like New York City. Personal responsibility my friend, personal responsibility.

about 8 months ago
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Should Cops Wear Google Glass?

Totenglocke Re:The streams have to be restricted (223 comments)

So what you're saying is you want the current system where the police are the ones monitoring the police and we just have to trust that they aren't corrupt. It doesn't need to be made public, but there damn sure needs to be a committee of non-government employees who monitors the video / evaluates all complaints against the police.

about 8 months ago
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Should Cops Wear Google Glass?

Totenglocke Re:Just for video recording? (223 comments)

If the police actually acknowledged that the Fourth Amendment existed, it would require a warrant. That's literally no different from demanding everyone be fingerprinted and that cops can routinely stop you and check your prints to see if you're wanted for any crimes.

about 8 months ago
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The Next Frontier of Consumer Exploitation By Corporations

Totenglocke Re:obvious (166 comments)

So you don't think people should suffer consequences for their actions?

about 8 months ago
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Effects of Parkinson's-Disease Mutation Reversed In Cells

Totenglocke Great Scott! (44 comments)

I'm sure Michael J. Fox heard the news and started quivering in anticipation.

about 8 months ago
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The Next Frontier of Consumer Exploitation By Corporations

Totenglocke Re:obvious (166 comments)

If you're too dumb / lazy to try and make an informed decision, you deserve to be ripped off.

about 8 months ago
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Amazon Forbids Crossing State Lines With Rented Textbooks

Totenglocke Absolutely correct (125 comments)

If there's one this history has taught us, it's that giving more power to the government always results in more freedom!

Wait, no, no, that's never happened.

about 8 months ago
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Nvidia CEO: We Are Working On Next Generation Surface

Totenglocke Re:Outlook? (200 comments)

Someone needs to take the idea for the Courier and make an Android or Ubuntu based version of it. I've never been one to get excited over Microsoft products (though Windows 7 is pretty nice), but the Courier preview they put out a few years ago had me ready and willing to fork out some cash.

about 8 months ago
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The Pirate Bay Is 10 Years Old: 'We Really Didn't Think We'd Make It This Far'

Totenglocke Re:Yeah, it's those politicians who are corrupt (177 comments)

I should preface this with the fact that I buy lots of media (movies, tv shows, books, and video games). How exactly is pirating something I don't find worth paying for going to cause people to lose money? I used to buy plenty of music when I was younger, but these days I just don't find much that interests me and I primarily listen to my old music that I ripped to mp3's years ago. Since I don't find any reason to buy say the new Lonely Island cd (my life is of equal quality with it or without it), how are they losing anything if I chose to download it? I don't find it worth my money, thus if piracy is not an option I won't buy it and if piracy is an option and I choose to download it, they're still getting zero income from me.

about 8 months ago
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Have eBooks Peaked?

Totenglocke Re:Disappearance of E-Ink (323 comments)

Actually, I've found that the problem with LCD screens only happens when reading on a low resolution screen. I used to have an Archos 101 Turbo G9 tablet with a fairly average resolution and didn't like reading on it much. Once I got a Galaxy S4 at 1920x1080 and later one of the new Nexus 7's at 1920x1200 resolution, I no longer have any problem reading on a phone / tablet for extended periods of time. In fact, I usually read a few hours a day (in a row) on my tablet now.

about 8 months ago
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Encrypted Email Provider Lavabit Shuts Down, Blames US Gov't

Totenglocke Re:Legally (771 comments)

Yes, but try using the Constitution as a defense after trigger happy government agents have shot you multiple times (and your dog too).

about 8 months ago
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Encrypted Email Provider Lavabit Shuts Down, Blames US Gov't

Totenglocke Re:Applause (771 comments)

I'm not sure if it's still working this way, but at least for a very long time encryption algorithms and software were classified as "munitions" in order to keep American developed encryption methods from being exported to other countries.

about 8 months ago
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Encrypted Email Provider Lavabit Shuts Down, Blames US Gov't

Totenglocke Re:First Amendment (771 comments)

A Federal court ruling on what the Federal government can and cannot do - where have you been for the past 12 years? Of course they'll find that it's "vital to national security" that they be allowed to violate his rights.

about 8 months ago
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Want To Record Xbox One Gameplay? Get Ready To Pay

Totenglocke Time to move on (203 comments)

They just keep making it easier and easier for me to stop buying consoles. The Xbox 1984 is obviously a no-go, but with the PS4 requiring you to pay to do anything online other than stream video, it's looking like I'll pass on that too.

about 8 months ago
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Should the Next 'Doctor Who' Be a Woman?

Totenglocke Re:Oh, shut up. (772 comments)

I'm sure next week Ms. Boylan will be bitching that we need the next James Bond to be a woman (Jane Bond) and that when they cast the new Batman for the Batman & Superman movie, that Batman will be a woman named Bryce Wayne.

about 8 months ago
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Peter Capaldi Unveiled As the New Star of Doctor Who

Totenglocke Re:GET READY.... (242 comments)

I look at the facts. I can't help he's always played bad characters who are angry and love to shout. It has nothing to do with the "type" of role, it's how the character is portrayed. Alan Rickman may have played many villains, but they were all quite different and unique. That's because Alan Rickman is a fantastic actor. I've yet to see any variation in the personality of Capaldi's characters - which is what I clearly stated from the very beginning. THAT is why I'm disappointed in Capaldi - because his previous work does not show any talent at portraying different characters, he merely portrays the same character saying different lines in different locations.

If they wanted a 50-something year old Scottish man, they should have chosen Robert Carlyle - he's proven himself to be capable of a range of emotions and personalities.

about 8 months ago
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Other Agencies Clamor For Data NSA Compiles

Totenglocke Re:Who is being kept safe? (144 comments)

Wow, that was one of the least intelligent comments I've read. So how does your "evil capitalist" theory work when you look at the domestic spying of China, North Korea, the USSR, etc?

about 8 months ago

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AT&T gets rid of Unlimited Data plan

Totenglocke Totenglocke writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Totenglocke (1291680) writes "AT&T announced new data plans for smartphones starting Monday June 7th. Instead of the current $30 / month Unlimited Data pan, there will now be a 200 MB plan for $15 / month and a 2 GB plan for $25 / month. If a user on the $15 a month plan goes over, they'll be automatically billed an extra $15 for another 200 MB. If a user on the $25 a month plan goes over, they'll be charged $10 extra for another 1 GB. This raises the cost of the highest data plan from $30 / month for 5 GB to $35 for 3 GB. These plans will also apply to the iPad as well. Is AT&T shooting themselves in the foot with this move? Will this cause Apple to break their contract with AT&T?"
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Hidden Cost of Obamacare

Totenglocke Totenglocke writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Totenglocke (1291680) writes "While the U.S. Congress is determined to pass a health care bill, there are many downsides not being openly discussed. On of them is the hidden costs of Obamacare . Not only will the middle class pay more in taxes to support the new plan, but the poor will suffer as well. Since Obamacare will make purchasing health insurance mandatory, the government will provide a subsidy to pay for it — but as your income rises, the subsidy decreases. Between the decreasing subsidy for health insurance and the decrease in the Earned Income Tax Credit as income increases, marginal tax rates increase dramatically. 'Jim Capretta, a fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, calculates that when combined with other policies like the Earned Income Tax Credit that also phase out, the effective marginal rate would rise to nearly 70% at twice the poverty level.'"
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