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Google Told To Expand Right To Be Forgotten

bickerdyke Re:China wants in on this deal too (151 comments)

And the US wants everyone to keep all the information and let the NSA have access to it no matter where it resides.

That's at least not hypocritical until they are acting surprised that China wants to do the same.

Oh wait... they did that when they declared that "cyper attacks" are considered as hostile as regular military attacks. Wow, I'm glad that no one actually measures them by what they say....

12 hours ago
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Cops 101: NYC High School Teaches How To Behave During Stop-and-Frisk

bickerdyke Re:Good luck with that (474 comments)

We could send them through something called "training" before we let them loose on the streets. Where can I collect my Nobel Prize?

3 days ago
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Cops 101: NYC High School Teaches How To Behave During Stop-and-Frisk

bickerdyke Sad (474 comments)

Just in one word. sad.

3 days ago
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It's Not Developers Slowing Things Down, It's the Process

bickerdyke Re:Nope... Nailed It (185 comments)

As a dev myself, I'm absolutely fine working with vague specs. As long as my manager accepts a few iterations for fine tuning. And considering the time that is spent for planning the smallest of details, that may even be more productive.

Just don't give vague specs and complain about not sticking to them exactly.

about a week ago
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Espionage Campaign Targets Corporate Executives Traveling Abroad

bickerdyke Re:Gaming the Market (101 comments)

Yes, yes, and yes, it could be a Kaspersky-Hype, too.

about two weeks ago
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Amazon's Luxembourg Tax Deals

bickerdyke Re:Tax collection for hire (200 comments)

Thank you for that US centric point of view.

Who cares if Amazon damages the US, France or Italy? (again: what damage do they actually take compared to WHAT? Counting taxes a company should have payed as damage makes as much sense as filing an insurance claim for the Picasso that COULD have bin in the trunk of your totaled car)

The biggest damage also isn't for the US at all, because as you mentioned, they create at least some high paying jobs there. But from all other states, Amazon (in this example - replace with any other company) funnels money out of those countries.

The damage is on every shop that is too small to be able to take any (granted: legal) tax avoidance strategy and is undercut by Amazon.

about three weeks ago
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Amazon's Luxembourg Tax Deals

bickerdyke Re:Tax collection for hire (200 comments)

Quite the contrary. It's not a bug it's a feature. The kind of deal Amazon was able to strike with Luxembourg is an important defense against overly greedy countries (like the U.S.) which try to tax more than they should be entitled to.

Well, then I'm supposed to say "thank you" fot this "defense" that allows to pay these companies much less than they "should" have to pay?

Sorry, but that is pure rubbish as there is no objective view on how many taxes a company SHOULD have to pay. (This holds for my above example, too, of course)

Entities have to pay as many taxes as the laws require them to pay. But defining how many taxes someone SHOULD have to pay, depends on who you're asking. Me for example, shouldn't have to pay any taxes, because I'm simply awesome.

about three weeks ago
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CNN Anchors Caught On Camera Using Microsoft Surface As an iPad Stand

bickerdyke Re:Gibson got it right... (236 comments)

I rather think the lesson should be that you need to give your employees the tools they need for their work (or the ones they work with best) - which for some reason for these channel employees were not the surfaces.

about three weeks ago
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The Airplane of the Future May Not Have Windows

bickerdyke Re:Fine, if (286 comments)

And basically all passender accessible areas have a view to the outside. (Except the cheaper cabins which you want to avoid if you have a tendency towards motion sickness)

I can tell from my cruise experience that I could feel a slight vertigo comming up the smaller the room was. Noticeable in the (windowless) cabin, and starting to become slightly unpleaseant in the shower. It helped imaging the whole ship rolling on the ocean to help my brain explain the motion felt.

about a month ago
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The Airplane of the Future May Not Have Windows

bickerdyke Re:Fine, if (286 comments)

I'd gladly fly on a windowless plane if it gave me even slightly more legroom. Looking out the window was fun when I was 10 years old, but it's pretty low on my priorities for flying these days.

I'd dare you put that to a test.

even when not looking out of the window, they give you a visual link to the outside as a point of reference for your sense of motion. Being put in a small room that itself is moving is one of the best ways to induce nausea.

about a month ago
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The Airplane of the Future May Not Have Windows

bickerdyke Re:Fine, if (286 comments)

Have you ever travelled with a recent plane? They usually have individual monitors you can turn of. And much more recent movies than they used to have to 20 years ago.

about a month ago
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The Airplane of the Future May Not Have Windows

bickerdyke Re:Fine, if (286 comments)

You're missing a "1". according to wikipiedia, trains in the US max out at 150mph, in europe closer to 180mph

about a month ago
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Elon Musk Warns Against Unleashing Artificial Intelligence "Demon"

bickerdyke May I suggest a name for it? (583 comments)

"Turing Registry" and "Turing Police"

about 1 month ago
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Rite Aid and CVS Block Apple Pay and Google Wallet

bickerdyke Re:Good luck with that. (558 comments)

So I can't use Apple pay until by bank supports it?

about 1 month ago
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Rite Aid and CVS Block Apple Pay and Google Wallet

bickerdyke Re: Good luck with that. (558 comments)

and how do these $10 compare to your annual credit card fee?

about 1 month ago
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Rite Aid and CVS Block Apple Pay and Google Wallet

bickerdyke Re:Good luck with that. (558 comments)

I guess that's why it is the most popular payment method in Europe? Without any hacking problems and neglectible fraud compared to credit cards?

about 1 month ago
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Rite Aid and CVS Block Apple Pay and Google Wallet

bickerdyke Re:No thanks. (558 comments)

Yes. Compared to magstripes. But is anyone still using them?

about a month ago
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FTDI Removes Driver From Windows Update That Bricked Cloned Chips

bickerdyke Re:Computer Missues Act 1990 (572 comments)

OK. Thanks for the clarification.

about a month ago
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FTDI Removes Driver From Windows Update That Bricked Cloned Chips

bickerdyke Re:Sorry They're Changing (572 comments)

Why would you decide to use UST-to-Serial chips that need vendor specific drivers in the first place? That's a basic usb profile that should be handled with generic drivers.

Largely reduces such unpleaseant surprises.

about a month ago
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FTDI Removes Driver From Windows Update That Bricked Cloned Chips

bickerdyke Re:Computer Missues Act 1990 (572 comments)

They didn't disable it though, they simply moved the PID off their allocated range.

So they moved other chips into a PID range that doesn't belong to them?

Which is intresting as this is exactly what they were complaining about. Sort of "it's not illegal if WE do it"...

about a month ago

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Telecommunications data retention unconstitutional

bickerdyke bickerdyke writes  |  more than 4 years ago

bickerdyke (670000) writes "The highest german court ruled this morning that the advance retention of telecommunications data is unconstitutional. Collected data has to be deleted immedeatly.

Comming into effect January 2009, telephone and internet providers had to store information about each and every telephone, internet or email connection for 6 months. 35,000 people sued against that law at the Bundesverfassungsgericht

Article in german: http://www.heise.de/newsticker/meldung/Karlsruhe-kippt-Vorratsdatenspeicherung-2-Update-943695.html
Press release: http://www.bundesverfassungsgericht.de/pressemitteilungen/bvg10-008.html"

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