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French Publishers Prepare Lawsuit Against Adblock Plus

foradoxium if they can sue adblock for lost revenue.. (699 comments)

Can users (or the website owners) sue them whenever it's shown that their streams are vectors of malware? I think advertisers suing might be opening pandora's litigious box.

about two weeks ago

Facebook Ready To Get Into Healthcare

foradoxium Re:Wow. (99 comments)

I think people are reading too much into this, in fact I think people are misreading the article.

Think about WebMD...do people trust information on that website? How is that different from advice on any other website, including Facebook?

Facebook already has health related stuff already. I know people who are members of health related user groups on Facebook to help with mental issues, and it is beneficial for them.

This isn't about linking your Facebook account with your medical provider's health chart database..

about 3 months ago

Forest Service Wants To Require Permits For Photography

foradoxium This is a losing battle. (299 comments)

I used to be an Usher for a Professional Basketball team before cameras on cellphones came out. Originally any camera other then a normal Point and Shoot were banned due to media licensing rights, we would confiscate and destroy film if someone was caught using one.

When Cellphones started to have cameras and video, we were originally told to do the same. Confiscate and watch them delete the image/video...but it was so ridiculously cumbersome that that was very quickly reversed. They are so prolific and hard to catch in the act, it's near impossible to enforce.

I can't believe the lawyers for the Forest Service haven't mentioned what happened in the Sporting industry...well actually I do believe it.

about 3 months ago

U2 and Apple Collaborate On 'Non-Piratable, Interactive Format For Music'

foradoxium Re:Audio Fingerprinting? (358 comments)

could they add data using the unheard frequencies, it could be picked up by software/hardware to interact with (identify) yet wouldn't interfere with the actual recording?

about 3 months ago

Apple Will No Longer Unlock Most iPhones, iPads For Police

foradoxium Re:So everything is protected by a 4 digit passcod (504 comments)

The same way you clone any encrypted container. You know you can image an encrypted drive? You still won't be able to access the data without decrypting it, if it's truly encrypted unlike the early iOS-we-say-it's-encrypted-but-it's-really-not fiasco, but you do have a copy of the drive.

about 3 months ago

The Evolution of Diet

foradoxium the reason for the good health of our ancestors (281 comments)

"So far studies of foragers like the Tsimane, Arctic Inuit, and Hadza have found that these peoples traditionally didn't develop high blood pressure, atherosclerosis, or cardiovascular disease."

What is really odd is all of those are symptoms of something else besides diet. Maybe their excellent health had something more to do with say..their constant exercise? All they did was walk or run. They didn't get off the couch to go to the car, walk 50 feet then sit in a chair all day, then walk another 50 feet get in their car then go back to the couch.

This idea that "I can sit on my fat ass watching my TV and still be healthy if all I eat are nuts" is..nuts.

about 4 months ago

CIA Director Brennan Admits He Was Lying: CIA Really Did Spy On Congress

foradoxium Re:So... (266 comments)

Its okay, haven't you been watching Scandal? They are truly a patriotic bunch of people who are only trying to protect us from a murderous terrorist who happens to be the long thought dead mother of the President's mistress. They exist outside the law because they do what others can't or won't do to protect the US of A.

about 5 months ago

CIA Director Brennan Admits He Was Lying: CIA Really Did Spy On Congress

foradoxium Re:Beware the monster you abide (266 comments)

there were stories about this in the past weeks..

"As part of the American Civil Liberties Union's recent report on police militarization, the Massachusetts chapter of the organization sent open records requests to SWAT teams across that state. It received an interesting response. As it turns out, a number of SWAT teams in the Bay State are operated by what are called law enforcement councils, or LECs. These LECs are funded by several police agencies in a given geographic area and overseen by an executive board, which is usually made up of police chiefs from member police departments...Some of these LECs have also apparently incorporated as 501(c)(3) organizations. And it’s here that we run into problems. According to the ACLU, the LECs are claiming that the 501(c)(3) status means that they're private corporations, not government agencies. And therefore, they say they're immune from open records requests."


also this link, which I think does a better (and more snarky) job in discussing the issue.


about 5 months ago

ChickTech Brings Hundreds of Young Women To Open Source

foradoxium Re:Where's BroTech? (158 comments)

so true.

discrimination is discrimination, unless you're on the beneficiary side of the stick. But hey, isn't that what makes the US of A so special?

about 5 months ago

Apple Says Many Users 'Bought an Android Phone By Mistake'

foradoxium Consumers are ^&@** idiots. (711 comments)

I needed to buy my family a new Camry, our old one was getting too old. The vtech just wasn't kicking in anymore. We love our new Camry, especially the Ford Sync thing that lets us sync up our iPhone and play music from the playstore.

about 7 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Easy-To-Use Alternative To MS Access For a Charity's Database?

foradoxium uhh..MS Non-Profit License? (281 comments)


Granted, that's just Office 365. But I would have thought everyone knew there are legit ways to get free or very low cost licenses for every MS product for Non-Profits?

about 7 months ago

Your Old CD Collection Is Dying

foradoxium Re:Space is cheap, rip to FLAC (329 comments)

Holy mother of awesome comments. This saved slashdot for me. thanks.

I've never looked into if what you described was possible (read lazy), but I've been wondering about it for quite some time.

about 7 months ago

Facebook Is a Plague That'll Burn Out In a Few Years, Says Study

foradoxium Re:Mom rule (338 comments)

Compare that to the % of the world population on the Internet at that time. Remember this was the age of 2400bps-33.6k. I would venture to guess AOL had a larger share of total people using the Internet then the % of people Facebook has. For many AOL *was* the internet..

about a year ago

200 Dolphins Await Slaughter In Japan's Taiji Cove

foradoxium Re:That doesn't seem right. (628 comments)

I was thinking along the same lines. I enjoy fishing and come from a family that hunted for meat (bird, deer, elk, etc.) so I think it would be wrong to say hunting them should be outlawed.

However, the description of what they're doing seems to add unnecessary extended suffering and stress to the animals, which I think isn't "right."

about a year ago

I wish my cell phone was...

foradoxium New Generation has great Battery life (495 comments)

Using LG G2 here; the battery life is what everyone has wanted. I don't even worry anymore. I still charge at night though, but even if I accidently forget I still go through 2 days with about 10-15% left. My gf who is a light user (only txt/phone) goes 3 days.

Now I just wish it were cheaper out of contract.

1 year,24 days

Google Patents Fooling Friends With Snooping, Chatbots

foradoxium Re:Troll (128 comments)

It's obvious even without reading the patent..

about a year ago

Facebook Testing Screen-Tracking Software For Users

foradoxium Re:some of this is NOT new (115 comments)

I was coming on to post the same. I don't see why this is being represented as new, other then to stir the hate-pot for Facebook.

Cookies have been used forever to track you, websites can track your cursor, time spent hovering etc.

I don't understand how people can not already know that Facebook is a large marketing firm selling their personal data?

about a year ago

NCSoft Closes "City of Heroes" Publisher Paragon Studios

foradoxium Re:Being "Super" (109 comments)

I loved it too, at first.

The problem I had was it was tooo repetitive. That's what really made me move on..I absolutely loved the first 20ish levels.

But it had some great concepts, and the character building was ..possibly the best.

more than 2 years ago

Why Juries Have No Place In the Patent System

foradoxium Re:At the end of the day (387 comments)

I would respectfully disagree and say that no, the jury didn't "see it." They blindly rubber-stamped the samsung line in efforts to expedite the amount of time they'd have to dedicate to the trial.

Have you seen a Samsung Epic 4g? Look at it..the only thing that you might be able to say is similar is the grid of icons, and there is significant amount of prior art of a grid of icons, to start with, palm. There is no way anyone could truthfully claim that phone flagrantly copies the iphone, even some 90 year old grandma.


After the verdict, I think everyone was thinking "wow..what did the jury see that I don't?" But after the jurors and foreman started talking, its apparent they did not do their duty. I'm not talking about the final verdict. I'm talking about how they decided they could just rubber-stamp every device.

  It's like a student blindly answering multiple choice questions..it's apparent they weren't even reading the question when the same question is answered differently on separate occasions. In this case, they award damages for a device that they previously answer "does not infringe", and find some obviously non-infringing device to be infringing.

more than 2 years ago


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