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Verizon Pays $7.4 Million To Settle FCC Privacy Investigation

contrapunctus forget just informing them (50 comments)

The police do it: They assume you comply with them searching your stuff if you don't "opt out" by yelling "I do not consent to this search" repeatedly...

about three weeks ago

Is Bamboo the Next Carbon Fibre?

contrapunctus Re:Bamboo Bicycle (198 comments)

Off the hook prices as well...

about 4 months ago

Declining LG's New Ad-friendly Privacy Policy Removes Features From Smart TVs

contrapunctus Re:Send it back.... (221 comments)

For all you know it's a placebo button ( ) and they might still collect everything anyway (you many have to look at data sent). I remember news stories about someone who analyzed the network data and found data still being sent (that was an LG though,

about 4 months ago

Big Data Breaches Give Credit Monitoring Services a Boost

contrapunctus Re:Consumers always pay (48 comments)

I got a letter from Target that they (not me) will pay for 1 year of monitoring.

about 6 months ago

Physics Forum At Fermilab Bans Powerpoint

contrapunctus Re:However (181 comments)

5.3 not 6.+ though

about 6 months ago

Oops: Security Holes In Belkin Home Automation Gear

contrapunctus Re:Predictable .... (77 comments)

The WeMo switch I have is connected to the guest network of my router.
So the rest of my network is secure I hope...

about 7 months ago

Why Games Should Be In the Public Domain

contrapunctus Re:Picasso (360 comments)

"Good artists borrow. Great artists steal."


about 8 months ago

Target Hackers Have More Data Than They Can Sell

contrapunctus lying low (118 comments)

ugh! lying low not laying low.

about 8 months ago

Thousands of Germans Threatened With €250 Fines For Streaming Porn

contrapunctus Re:Oh Dear. (192 comments)

my objection is that the government does it for the church

about 9 months ago

Thousands of Germans Threatened With €250 Fines For Streaming Porn

contrapunctus Re:Oh Dear. (192 comments)

I'd cross Germany off because of the whole church collecting income tax thing

about 9 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Easy Wi-Fi-Enabled Tablet For My Dad?

contrapunctus Re:iPad (370 comments)

There is no evidence CRT damages eyesight.

about 9 months ago

Is the Porsche Carrera GT Too Dangerous?

contrapunctus Re:When you have a bad driver ... (961 comments)

The point of ABS is to give you control at the cost of stopping distance.

about 10 months ago

Mozilla's 2012 Annual Report: 90% of Revenue Came From Google

contrapunctus Re:Open Source spending $30M on branding? (278 comments)

Ah not-for-profit.
Reminds me of a story.
A US city wanted a non-profit to buy an apartment complex (to rent for mostly university students). It had to be non-profit (keeps costs down or something).
A guy buys it and said it will be non-profit.
Gives himself 1 million dollar salary, his wife 1 million dollar salary, and same to daughter. But it was non-profit on paper.

about 9 months ago

How Big Companies Can Hamper the Surveillance Infrastructure

contrapunctus Re:Outsource freedom (153 comments)

Can't remember quote exactly or who said it: "I want to leave the US but I'm afraid to be a victim of its foreign policy"

about 10 months ago

Sears To Convert Old Auto Centers Into National Chain of Data Centers

contrapunctus Re:Trying a new business model (167 comments)

I don't think it's about suing, I think it's about defrauding their investors (the whole bankruptcy BS).
Some of their stores are in really really prime real estate locations. They can just sell 1 store at a time and remain profitable for at least 50 years.
I don't know what their strategy is now...

about 10 months ago



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