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Microsoft To US Gov't: the World's Servers Are Not Yours For the Taking

Totenglocke Re:It's bullshit, but it's the same bullshit as us (192 comments)

So because something wasn't IDENTICAL and was an earlier version, you're claiming that they're completely different and that those who used them couldn't see where things were going? That's a stupid as saying that since 20 years ago we only used "primitive" hard drives with moving parts and low capacity, scientists and tech enthusiasts didn't know that hard drive storage capacity and read / write speeds would continue to increase.

about a week ago
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Microsoft To US Gov't: the World's Servers Are Not Yours For the Taking

Totenglocke Re:It's bullshit, but it's the same bullshit as us (192 comments)

Sorry, the Girandoni rifle was MADE (1779) and was standard issue for the Austrian army before the Bill of Rights was ratified (thus the Founders knew about it) and it was later issued to Lewis and Clark because of its capabilities. The Puckle Gun was the first machine gun and it was invented in 1718. Again, they knew exactly where firearms technology was going when the wrote the Second Amendment.

about a week ago
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Microsoft To US Gov't: the World's Servers Are Not Yours For the Taking

Totenglocke Re:It's bullshit, but it's the same bullshit as us (192 comments)

By the time the Bill of Rights was written, the Founding Fathers had seen the invention of the first machine gun and had personally issues a 22-round "semi-automatic" rifle to Lewis & Clark for their famous expedition. To claim that "they didn't intend for modern weapons" to be covered by the Second Amendment is absurd. They knew exactly where guns were going (which, in all reality, guns haven't changed much in the past century) and they wanted to ensure that the people had the means to fight back against the government.

Also, "Most countries have police that are responsible to the people" is laughable, seeing how the police are only responsible to politicians and routinely violate the rights of "the people" at both the request of their political masters and to satisfy their own desire to feel powerful.

about two weeks ago
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Microsoft To US Gov't: the World's Servers Are Not Yours For the Taking

Totenglocke Re: It's bullshit, but it's the same bullshit as u (192 comments)

The unthinkable has happened: people have grown up.

Since when is giving up and letting yourself be treated like shit been considered "being a grown up"?

about two weeks ago
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Microsoft's New Windows Monetization Methods Could Mean 'Subscriptions'

Totenglocke Re:So Linux on the Destop supremacy? (415 comments)

The problem is that, while Steam itself is on Linux, only the games that have been written to support Linux will work.....and those are few and far between.

about two weeks ago
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Montana Lawmakers Propose 85 Mph Speed Limit On Interstates

Totenglocke Re:Federal Funding is not contingent on speed limi (525 comments)

A large portion of Americans are already driving around 85 mph on the highway, this would just make it legal (for those in Montana).

about three weeks ago
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The EU Has a Plan To Break Up Google

Totenglocke Re:Never happen (334 comments)

Yeah, people said that about Yahoo! and AOL as well. Now most people barely remember that they exist.

about a month ago
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The EU Has a Plan To Break Up Google

Totenglocke Re:EU is getting too powerful (334 comments)

Yes, but are those economic benefits worth the loss of sovereignty? Why should people in the UK or France be forced to live by rules determined by the people of Germany (or any other nation)?

about a month ago
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The EU Has a Plan To Break Up Google

Totenglocke Re:Standards (334 comments)

Google Drive / Google Docs are all included in that too.

about a month ago
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Electric Shock Study Suggests We'd Rather Hurt Ourselves Than Others

Totenglocke Re:Needs larger sample set. (123 comments)

All of your response had nothing to do with the issue in the article. None of those people were giving up money by doing what they did, at most they gave up a few minutes of their time. That is completely different than knowing that if you act like a jerk, you will be financially rewarded. All over the world, regardless of race, religion, gender, or nationality, the majority of people will go to great lengths to get more money.

about 1 month ago
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Electric Shock Study Suggests We'd Rather Hurt Ourselves Than Others

Totenglocke Re:Needs larger sample set. (123 comments)

You must work in a family business then.

about a month ago
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Android 5.0 Makes SD Cards Great Again

Totenglocke Re:About effing time (214 comments)

This is why I've been saying for years that Android needs to take a page from Linux. Make the "skin" that manufacturers put on their phones a download via the play store (or a pre-installed manufacturer specific store) and let Google push all updates directly. That way users don't complain about updates and manufacturers can still put an awful skin on their phone.

about a month and a half ago
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Microsoft Enters the Wearables Market With 'Band'

Totenglocke Re:I have one (135 comments)

The main thing I want is a heart rate monitor and calorie tracking. Everything else is just a bonus. Does it actually track calories burned based on heart rate? If so, I'll definitely consider getting one.

about a month and a half ago
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"Police Detector" Monitors Emergency Radio Transmissions

Totenglocke Re:someohow I think (215 comments)

It's always funny to see those who've never interacted with the police in a professional manner claim that it's a "minority" that are criminal.

about 2 months ago
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Lenovo Reveals Wearable Smartband To Track Exercise Stats

Totenglocke Re:mostly novelty item (51 comments)

Thermodynamics has been proven false by medicine? Please, show these brilliant "articles". People who want to bitch about being fat without having to DO anything to lose weight are always claiming that "SCIENCE SHOWS I CAN"T HELP SITTING ON THE COUCH POUNDING DOWN THE OREOS!", yet it's never true.

about 2 months ago
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Lenovo Reveals Wearable Smartband To Track Exercise Stats

Totenglocke Re:mostly novelty item (51 comments)

It's completely true. Anyone will lose weight by eating fewer calories, this is a scientific fact that only idiots try to deny. While the number of calories each person needs to stay at a given weight vary based on height, gender, current weight, genetic factors, etc, it is a simple truth that by eating fewer calories, you will lose weight. You will lose weight faster if you combine eating fewer calories with increased exercise, but that doesn't change the fact that you will still lose weight without changing your activity at all and just consume fewer calories.

about 2 months ago
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"Police Detector" Monitors Emergency Radio Transmissions

Totenglocke Re:someohow I think (215 comments)

The difference is that the police work for us; we do not work for the police. Another way of looking at it is that an employer has every right to know where their employees are and what they're doing while they are on the clock - an employee does not have the right to know where their boss is and what their boss is doing while on the clock.

about 2 months ago
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"Police Detector" Monitors Emergency Radio Transmissions

Totenglocke Re:someohow I think (215 comments)

When the police stop behaving like criminals, I'll worry about your concerns. Why am I more worried about the police than some thug on the street? Because a thug can suffer negative consequences for their actions, whether via the justice system or vigilantism. A police officer who commits a crime will rarely ever suffer any negative consequences for their actions and they are often rewarded with additional paid time off and promotions for their crimes.

about 2 months ago
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Study: Past Climate Change Was Caused by Ocean, Not Just the Atmosphere

Totenglocke Re:It remains unfortunate that this issue is so... (185 comments)

Well the problem was that Democrats wanted to use it to win elections - "If you don't vote for us, the oceans will cover the entire planet and we'll all die!!" Eventually, people will realize that it's horribly exaggerated and nothing major will even happen as a result of "global warming" / "climate change" / "whatever other terms are used because the previous ones didn't inspire enough fear".

about 2 months ago
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3D-Printed Gun Earns Man Two Years In Japanese Prison

Totenglocke Re:good (331 comments)

I think he was merely stating the obvious idea that with the weapons used by current day military, the whole defence-against-government argument for gun ownership is no longer valid. Whatever car roof-mounted machinegun you might have is laughably underpowered for the task of overpowering government.

I guess you haven't paid much attention to the news for the last 13 years. A much smaller force with often inferior weapons to what the typical American has access to has been holding the mighty US military at bay for over a decade. Then Chris Dorner (one man!) was able to essentially shut down a large part of California and took out several police officers. If just one man could wreak that much havoc, imagine what 100 or 1,000 with the same ordinary weapons could do? Hubris like yours is what caused both the Soviet Union and the US to fail in Afghanistan.

about 2 months ago

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AT&T gets rid of Unlimited Data plan

Totenglocke Totenglocke writes  |  more than 4 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 5 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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