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London Installing Largest Free Wifi Network

bbqsrc Re:All the better to watch you with, my dear (158 comments)

The common tourist doesn't know how to change it. The common iPhone user doesn't know how to change it. I'd even say the common Android user doesn't know how to change it. All because it _can_ be changed doesn't mean it _will_ be changed.

more than 2 years ago
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Kazakhstan Disables the Internet , Telecomix Restores

bbqsrc Re:What's the best low bandwidth way to send a msg (156 comments)

Even if you don't have a large following on Twitter, for things like this situation, there is almost always a hashtag for the protest in use. For Egypt, it was #jan25, so if you wanted to send a message about Egypt to as many people as possible, you send a message with #jan25 somewhere in it, and people would easily find it, and retweet it to their followers.

Abstractly, in a lot of ways a hashtag on Twitter is like an asynchronous equivalent to an IRC channel, in that you can search for it and get any messages from that tag at any time, and share them with your followers. Hope that helps.

more than 2 years ago
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Google To Shutter Knol, Wave, Gears

bbqsrc Re:Try minus the condescension (218 comments)

Beyond the fact there's a typo in my original quote, your statement hardly changes my point, and in fact reaffirms it. It makes perfect business sense to cancel services that the market is showing people do not need or want, and that's why said products would be cancelled. Beyond the fact that we're talking about free services, I'd hardly call Knol, Wave or even Gears "basic services".

When they cancel GMail arbitrarily, let me know. Until then, my argument remains valid.

more than 2 years ago
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Google To Shutter Knol, Wave, Gears

bbqsrc Re:They cancel products left and right (218 comments)

"I will not use other successfully products by company X because they cancel support for products that I don't use and others don't either." Intelligent.

more than 2 years ago
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The Great JavaScript Debate: Improve It Or Kill It

bbqsrc Invalid syntax is valid (482 comments)

Try: + + "y";

This is valid syntax in JavaScript. Kill it with fire.

more than 2 years ago
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Wii U Faster Than 360 Or PS3, No Blu-ray Or DVD Support

bbqsrc Re:Proprietary format. (332 comments)

Given that the Wii U can read the disc, if hacked and given internet access or SD card access, it's not inconceivable that the discs could be dumped as files over a network or to the flash media like was already done on the previous gen consoles.

more than 3 years ago
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Wii U Faster Than 360 Or PS3, No Blu-ray Or DVD Support

bbqsrc Proprietary format. (332 comments)

I'm pretty sure it has very little to do with the patents and more to do with the same reason they used those awkward, little, inverse-reading GameCube discs: fear of homebrew and fear of sharing backups.

But as we know from both the GameCube and the Wii, it's only a matter of time before people work around those limitations.

more than 3 years ago
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HTC Is Paying Microsoft $5 For Every Android Phone

bbqsrc Software Patents. (261 comments)

Software patents need to be abolished internationally, it's that simple.

more than 3 years ago
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Should a Web Startup Go Straight To the Cloud?

bbqsrc Re:Haha. (442 comments)

The question lacks any signs of expertise, critical thought or realistic planning. It's nonsensical.

more than 3 years ago
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Should a Web Startup Go Straight To the Cloud?

bbqsrc Haha. (442 comments)

Seriously. What is this on Slashdot for?

more than 3 years ago
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Groklaw Torch Handed To Mark Webbink

bbqsrc Re:And what the fuck will groklaw do ? (47 comments)

This does not change the grammatical fact that the correct pronoun for a feminine proper noun is in fact "she". Your argument is invalid for so many reasons.

more than 3 years ago
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Australia Ranked Fourth In Internet Freedom

bbqsrc Below Germany? (221 comments)

I'm pretty sure Germany has actively filtered their internet before, and possibly still continue to do it. As for America, hello ICE domain seizures? Wtf.

more than 3 years ago
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Motorola's Sholes Bootloader Unlocked

bbqsrc Re:Waste of money. (283 comments)

I said absolutely nothing about hacking or tinkering, not even insinuated it. It was more of a shot at Motorola for making generally crap products.

more than 3 years ago
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Motorola's Sholes Bootloader Unlocked

bbqsrc Waste of money. (283 comments)

Why do they spend so much money locking down the phone instead of making a competitive, lasting product that the consumer actually wants? "They also locked the memory.", what the fuck.

more than 3 years ago
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Julian Assange To Be Extradited To Sweden

bbqsrc Re:Appeal (530 comments)

I am aware of this, but it seems unlikely that they'd do it now due to the fact there's already extradition proceedings to Sweden.

more than 3 years ago
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Julian Assange To Be Extradited To Sweden

bbqsrc Appeal (530 comments)

It can and will likely be appealed, leading it to drag out for much longer so the US finally has time to enact the SHIELD bill and have him extradited from Sweden. And the soap opera continues.

more than 3 years ago

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Pirate Party member Azyz Ammami beaten in detainme

bbqsrc bbqsrc writes  |  more than 3 years ago

bbqsrc (1441981) writes "Pirate Party members Azyz Ammani and Slim were imprisoned on Friday and are being charged on account of anonymous DDoS attacks with degradation of state property. There is currently no contact with them and it is not known whether the charges will be dropped or the case will go forward."
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