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NSA's Novel Claim: Our Systems Are Too Complex To Obey the Law

Widowwolf Re:Fine ... (245 comments)

We arent 0-5 in wars since 1947 Actual Wars we have been in : War of 1812 Mexican-American War Civil War Spanish-American War World War I World War II Everything since World War II has been what is known as a "police action," those are: Korean Conflict Vietnam Panama Gulf War I Bosnia Afghanistan Gulf War II War has to be declared by Congress

about 2 months ago
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The Ethics Cloud Over Ballmer's $2 Billion B-Ball Buy

Widowwolf Re:What, exactly, is expected here? (398 comments)

Doesnt matter- Right now its about the hot teams The other team in Los Angeles, the Lakers, recently signed a 20-year TV deal with Time Warner Cable reportedly worth $3 billion, making it the NBA’s richest local television deal in sports. So let’s say the Clippers get a new TV deal worth an extra $50 million per year in revenue and sell at the same EBITDA multiple the Milwaukee Bucks did earlier this year. That would put the valuation – without any factor for growth – at $997.6 million. How most places are getting a $2 billion dollar (or more) valuation for the Clippers: they could get an equity stake in the cable channel. That would allow them to generate a revenue stream on par with what the Lakers have owning the Staples Center and what Washington Wizards’ owner Ted Leonsis has with the Verizon Center. Just like: When it is based on one team it is typically a 50/50 split,” explains Lepore. “The Mets own about 65 percent of SNY, Time Warner owns 27 percent and Comcast 8 percent. The Yankees only own 20 percent of YES where 21st Century Fox owns 80 percent of that network.”

about 2 months ago
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Ohio Judge Rules Speed Cameras Are a Scam

Widowwolf Re:Not true. (984 comments)

That would be great and all, but with the "presumption of innocence" the Application of this principle is a legal right in a criminal trial. These are all considered civil cases..Not criminal..Does not apply

about a year and a half ago
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Ohio Judge Rules Speed Cameras Are a Scam

Widowwolf Re:Not true. (984 comments)

Yay ..More Red light and speeding cameras with all that new money, which creates more money, which we will then use for more Red light and speeding cameras ....And it keeps going on!

about a year and a half ago
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FTC Goes After Scammers Who Blasted Millions of Text Messages

Widowwolf Re:cancel your membership within the 7-day trial (79 comments)

So go pay full price and dont sign up for this site specifically..Its not that hard..That's what happened to America..Instead of working for shit, people think everything should be free

about a year and a half ago
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FTC Goes After Scammers Who Blasted Millions of Text Messages

Widowwolf Re:cancel your membership within the 7-day trial (79 comments)

So..Life is difficult.Jobs are hard...should the FCC investigate them? All I did was call the #, tell them to cancel.Said no 4 times, Reiterated to cancel it, received confirmation #..not that bad.

about a year and a half ago
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FTC Goes After Scammers Who Blasted Millions of Text Messages

Widowwolf Re:What I don't get is why scammers are tolerated. (79 comments)

"Robo calls make me not want to own a phone at all. I get a couple each week, and they distract me from day. Today one woke me up. Robo calls should be illegal, including political robo calls."

Because every lawmaker will vote for that..


"There should be a way to disable text messages on phones. The phone company's dirty secret is that they over charge for text messages so they don't want to provide this service. Every time some spammer sends me scam bait, it costs me .10."

You do realize there is a way to do it..Talk to your porvider and tell them to disable it...They have to do it by most countries laws.


"Phishers, and all those email scams should be looked into by the FBI too."

They are looked into by the government..It's called the FCC..People complain, they look into it http://www.us-cert.gov/report-phishing


"Look at the people who mail everyone who signs up for a webpage with a bill for their webpage making them think it comes from their webhost, but it is actually a scammer wanting money."

Why you always pay directly to the hoster..not a random letter


"I'm pretty sure it always wasn't this way, but today, it seems like a large portion of incoming communication is from someone who wants to scam you. I can understand not being able to shut down some threats out of the country, but a lot of these things come from inside the country."

No they do not..They usually come from Russia and China and Africa

about a year and a half ago
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FTC Goes After Scammers Who Blasted Millions of Text Messages

Widowwolf Re:What I don't get is why scammers are tolerated. (79 comments)

"Look at free credit report, they bill your credit card even though they say it is free."


It is completely free, as long as you cancel within 7 days of getting your report..It says you get it free with the signup of their service, and you wouldn't be charged unless you forget to call and cancel..Right at top of the page


IMPORTANT INFORMATION When you order your $1 Credit Report and Score here, you will begin your 7-day trial membership in freecreditreport.com. If you don't cancel your membership within the 7-day trial period*, you will be billed $19.99 for each month that you continue your membership. You may cancel your trial membership anytime within the trial period without charge.

about a year and a half ago
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Elon Musk Lays Out His Evidence That NYT Tesla Test Drive Was Staged

Widowwolf Re:Don't be too quick to pass judgement on this on (841 comments)

You are using ones that are not made for it then. Try going out and spending yoru money wisely on better ones. I have done it plenty of times and with good winch, plus non cheap ones its easy to do. Instead of cheap plastic casters, try the ones with rubber tires..Works just fine

about a year and a half ago
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Elon Musk Lays Out His Evidence That NYT Tesla Test Drive Was Staged

Widowwolf Re:Don't be too quick to pass judgement on this on (841 comments)

Any good tow truck driver has these:http://homytools.com/hydraulic-vehicle-automotive-moving-jack-dolly-hydraulic-car-dolly They let them move vehicles that have their ebrake on and to change cars direction so they can be towed/or if tire is flat and needs to be moved

about a year and a half ago
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Voyager 1, So Close To Interstellar Space That We Can Taste It!

Widowwolf Re:America was king in the 60s and 70s (271 comments)

It was never a war


Five wars have been declared under the Constitution: the War of 1812, the Mexican-American War, the Spanish-American War, World War I, and World War II.

All the rest are not wars,they are"police actions".

American Presidents often have not sought formal declarations of war, instead maintaining that they have the Constitutional authority, as commander in chief (Article Two, Section Two) to use the military for "police actions"

about a year and a half ago
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Brown Signs California Bill For Free Textbooks

Widowwolf Re:Seriously? (201 comments)

Oh the one that is mostly paid for by Private funding, the one that would create thousands of jobs, and give back millions of dollars in taxes a year...yeah that one

about 2 years ago
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Brown Signs California Bill For Free Textbooks

Widowwolf Re:Really? (201 comments)

The citizens have yet to use the referendum and vote process to place politician's jobs and retirements in jeopardy when the budget won't balance. Really May i give you Ex Governor Gray Davis http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gray_Davis

about 2 years ago
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Apple CEO Tim Cook Apologizes For Maps App, Recommends Alternatives

Widowwolf Re:Really bad in Canada (451 comments)

Because Google basically told Apple they wanted more advertising within their maps program and Apple said no, it wasnt only the voice Nav issue

about 2 years ago
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New eBay EULA Prohibits Class Action Lawsuits

Widowwolf Re:eBay? (234 comments)

Yes but neither does Ebay...Ebay owns Paypal..not the other way around

about 2 years ago
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Sally Ride Takes Her Final Flight

Widowwolf Here's to wishing her a safe trip... (251 comments)

Maybe she will get cremated and her ashes sent into outer space, which technically would be a final journey

about 2 years ago
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AT&T Introducing Verizon-Style Shared Data Plans

Widowwolf Re:AT&T bugs me (307 comments)

Don't try the anti establishment crap with me.

"After all the towers go up"...Yeah that's why new antennae are being installed and maintained all the time..People always complain about lack of service, so the company must always put up new towers. Investment is ongoing, therefore will never be 100% recouped.

Per the Government Accountability Office - http://www.gao.gov/highlights/d10779high.pdf Cellphone plans dropped 50% from 1999 to 2009

You have 2 year lock ins for several reasons - - prevalent use of handset subsidies (which have to be recovered) - If customers wish to terminate their contracts early, there will be an exit fee to ensure all costs are recovered. - Less customer churn (going back and forth to get the best deals from either seller

You don't want a 2 year lock in, then go ahead and buy your phone for the full cost and go get a plan (no 2 year commitment required)

more than 2 years ago

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AT&T Revises Upgrade Policy For iPhone 3G S

Widowwolf Widowwolf writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Widowwolf (779548) writes "AT&T has made a change to their upgrade eligibility policy to make it easier for many iPhone 3G customers to have iPhone 3G S at their best upgrade pricing, effective Friday, June 19.

Since many of their iPhone 3G customers are early adopters and literally weeks away from being upgrade eligible due to the iPhone 3G S launching 11 months after iPhone 3G, they are extending the window of upgrade eligibility for a limited time.

They are offering their iPhone 3G customers who are upgrade eligible in July, August or September 2009, their best upgrade pricing, beginning Friday, June 19.

The change will impact hundreds of thousands of customers who will become upgrade eligible in July, August and September 2009, so they can have this powerful device at thier best prices. These include customers who likely camped at our stores, stood in long lines, or waited for iPhone 3G inventory to arrive last July.

In general, the more a customer spends with ATT, the less time they have to wait to get another device. For example, iPhone customers who spend more than $99 a month per line with us generally are eligible for an upgrade between 12 and 18 months. They also currently offer early upgrade pricing only for iPhone 3G S and iPhone 3G. For customers who will benefit from this change, thier upgrade eligibility website will reflect the change on Thursday. They will also apply this change for qualifying customers who have already preordered iPhone 3G S from AT&T.

Customers who preordered in AT&T stores will have the price adjusted when they pick up their device. Customers who preordered from att.com will receive an email and will be issued a credit.If customers pre-ordered through Apple's online store, their upgrade eligibility will be reassessed based on our new upgrade policy for iPhone 3G owners. If they are eligible for the lower price, Apple will issue a credit for the difference as applicable.

We will continue to give our best prices on iPhone 3G S — $199 (16GB) and $299 (32GB) — to new customers and existing customers who meet upgrade eligibility requirements. Typically, these customers have not received a subsidy (new customers) or receive one but sufficient time has elapsed to allow us to recover it (existing customers who are upgrade eligible). This policy has not changed with today's news."
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Widowwolf Widowwolf writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Widowwolf writes "WASHINGTON (CNN) — Jack Valenti, the longtime head of the Motion Picture Association of America, has died at age 85, the association announced Thursday. Valenti suffered a stroke "recently," said a representative at the Motion Picture Association of America, which he led for 38 years. No cause of death was immediately announced. Valenti was central to creating the MPAA rating system — now G, PG, PG-13, R and NC-17 — as a way to rate films' appropriateness for certain age groups. Valenti was a life member of the Directors Guild of America and a member of the board of trustees of the American Film Institute"

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