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If You're Connected, Apple Collects Your Data

bigfinger76 Re:Yay :D (171 comments)

So when can we expect these UI "improvements"?

3 hours ago
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Debian Talks About Systemd Once Again

bigfinger76 Re:Some Sense Restored? (505 comments)

Yes, there are non-developer users of Linux on the desktop.

2 days ago
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Snowden's Tough Advice For Guarding Privacy

bigfinger76 Re:Is this counting Apple's new encryption scheme? (209 comments)

Don't forget -- "illegal" applies globally. The US has extradition agreements with Saudi Arabia and Turkey, so technically, a US citizen can be extradited to KSA for something anti-Islamic (giving a church flyer to a Muslim), and then beheaded even though the person never set foot outside the US. So, what may be something one doesn't worry about now may be something (and their families) that one might be killed over in a few years.

I don't think that's what extradition agreements are for.

about a week ago
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The $1,200 DIY Gunsmithing Machine

bigfinger76 Re:ugh (651 comments)

Actually, the "gun show loophole" has been shown not to be the problem as only a small percentage of guns obtained this way end up being used in crimes. And all FFLs at all gun shows in the US must "background check". The "loophole" you're trying to sniff out here are private sales.

about three weeks ago
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How Our Botched Understanding of "Science" Ruins Everything

bigfinger76 Re:In lost the will to live ... (795 comments)

I'd say the dude probably doesn't dig "pain", and therefore, due to the empathy he mentioned, assumes others don't either? Is this really that hard to grasp?

about a month ago
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Fork of Systemd Leads To Lightweight Uselessd

bigfinger76 Re:kill -1 (469 comments)

I thought that was Unity.

about a month ago
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Net Neutrality Comments Surge Past 1.7M, an All-Time Record For the FCC

bigfinger76 Re:what's the consensus? (81 comments)

I'm asking for good information here, and I'm modded down. Wow.

about a month ago
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Net Neutrality Comments Surge Past 1.7M, an All-Time Record For the FCC

bigfinger76 what's the consensus? (81 comments)

I've read a few articles on /. about net neutrality, and I couldn't discern any consensus regarding it's overall positivity or negativity. Of course, I understand how a lack could be abused, stifling competition for eyeballs. But some of what I read, written by people actually in the communications industry, made seemingly good arguments against it. The more I read, the more ambivalent I became. It seems less cut and dried than, say, arguments against SOPA. Anyone have any serious material to read regarding the more technical aspects? I know that bias is inescapable, but I'd like some more informed information; John Oliver's delivery doesn't cut it. I'd greatly appreciate it.

about a month ago
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Microsoft Killing Off Windows Phone Brand Name In Favor of Just Windows

bigfinger76 Re:Good decision? (352 comments)

This is not innovation. It's more of a repeated failure at rebranding.

about a month ago
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Microsoft Paid NFL $400 Million To Use Surface, But Announcers Call Them iPads

bigfinger76 Re:Hahahaha (405 comments)

Whoa. That is dark.

about a month ago
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5 Million Gmail Passwords Leaked, Google Says No Evidence Of Compromise

bigfinger76 Re:But... but.... but... What about teh Appelzzzzz (203 comments)

Has this resulted in one breached account? For all we know, this is just a list of email addresses. Need more evidence, like boobs.

about a month ago
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Using Wearable Tech To Track Gun Use

bigfinger76 Re:Why just guns? (264 comments)

There are other factors, I assure you. They're just not PC and they're very uncomfortable to bring up.

about a month ago
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L.A. Times National Security Reporter Cleared Stories With CIA Before Publishing

bigfinger76 Re:A little scary (188 comments)

I assume I can trust HuffPo to be objective here.

about a month and a half ago
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Space Station's 'Cubesat Cannon' Has Gone Rogue

bigfinger76 Fear of spooking the folk... (143 comments)

...with talk of the third. Or maybe the third made a joke.

about a month and a half ago

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