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Co-Founder of PayPal Peter Thiel: Society Is Hostile To Science and Technology

fred911 News? (238 comments)

Wasn't Galileo sufficient enough an example?

about two weeks ago
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When Everything Works Like Your Cell Phone

fred911 Depending on the plan... (175 comments)

A perfect example of why connectivity should be controlled by the PUC (and considered a public utility). I don't want providers shoving locked, altered OS's with applications they deem necessary or recommended. I don't want to be told what type of device I can use to access bandwidth running RFC spec communication protocols. I don't want your DNS servers shoved down my throat, providing compensated landing pages in lieu of the address I requested. I don't want them believing they have a right to profit off of any data I care to view.

  Venturing even further, you can take your POTS system
separation from my bandwidth and the double income you have been earning for the past 15 years and put it where the sun doesn't shine.

I feel better now..

about three weeks ago
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U.S. Threatened Massive Fine To Force Yahoo To Release Data

fred911 Re:It's a bad sign (223 comments)

I call it "The Patriot Act".

about a month ago
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Google Announces a New Processor For Project Ara

fred911 Re:What is it good for? (36 comments)

Those communication lines weren't twisted pair to twisted pair. Termination, possibly. Guaranteed, those lines weren't passed over analogue copper. your response while valid, is equal to the FCC license requiring the ability to copy morse code without the requirement to have any knowledge of how analogue to digital conversion is accomplished, nor oscillated.

  The fact that IP based communication failed during the aforementioned emergency was only due to the carriers terminations services. It's a given the long haul was packetized.

about 2 months ago
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Google Announces a New Processor For Project Ara

fred911 Re:What is it good for? (36 comments)

"I don't think this is going to be a popular platform with the carriers"

  Isn't it time for the POTS (and it's younger brother cellular) system to die? Stateside termination is more fragmented than Android. One of the largest stateside carries uses termination that's not compatible with the rest of the world, designed to control income and users, not to provide quality services to it's clients. Available termination devices are designed to increase income for providers, not to provide the cutting edge of technology.

  Project ARA is a big threat to the proprietary hold communication carriers have on the stateside voice communication market.

  Whereas Joe Sixpac doesn't know it, anyone with little
technical ability can have a dialup number without any service plan from ANY carrier.

  The separation between "data plans" and "phone plans" is ridiculous, but every carrier likes to make differentiations between the receiving device and the price they charge.

  At the very least, project ARA is being supported by a company that clearly discloses it's participation in the services it provides, provides clear notifications to it's users when it changes those terms, and is a strong enough player to take on the legislated inequities the current players in the communication market are benefiting from.

about 2 months ago
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Berlin Bans Car Service Uber

fred911 Re:Competiton, good for everyone? (341 comments)

". Is it wrong for the people of a sovereign state to have rules?"
  No, it's just wrong for a public utility to use legislation to eliminate competition (thereby lowering the quality of service) instead of raising their level and competing on the same field of play.

about 2 months ago
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Berlin Bans Car Service Uber

fred911 Picking nits.. (341 comments)

First off TFA is about as weak on details as it is in verb conjugation. And we just clip and paste without editing?

  What is proper insurance cover(age)? Are the limits too low, or not commercially based? Or not vetted properly?

  Quite honestly, I've never "Ubered" a substandard ride. I've had a few tardy ones I canceled, sans expense. Nothing compared to ANY taxi service. When I "Uber" a ride I get immaculately clean vehicles, professionally dressed drivers who own high end vehicles. Compared to a possible slacker, who's leased a 200k mile sled with vinyl seats and a plexiglas separator, talking on his bluetooth earpiece and bitching when I want to settle with a card and not cash.

  It would sure be nice to read an article with USEFUL UTILITY (not to mention an edited summary).

 

about 2 months ago
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Fugitive Child Sex Abuser Caught By Face-Recognition Technology

fred911 "The FBI has been developing".. (232 comments)

Definition: they've been using it for 5 years.

about 2 months ago
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Netflix Now Works On Linux With HTML5 DRM Video Support In Chrome

fred911 Re:Why is (201 comments)

Reaching a "tech" that's not scripted on the first, second or third call is just as rare.

about 2 months ago
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Obama Administration Says the World's Servers Are Ours

fred911 A valid warrant (749 comments)

It will be interesting to see how the world sees creditability of a US issued "valid" warrant. There was a time when a stateside judicial order meant something. Probably before the time that habeas corpus had no exceptions, probably before the time that temporary exclusions to the bill of rights were waived.

  Kinda kills credibility, doesn't it?

 

about 3 months ago
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Google May Be $1 Billion Behind In Tax Payments To France

fred911 If you legislate tax law (199 comments)

And a company follows the letter of that law, and due to the
way the law was written, a company creates wealth for their shareholders against the INTENT of your law, they did not break the law! Write the law as you intent to enforce. Don't cry foul when you fail to write proper law, or fail to amend your law.

  And I'm sorry for this (not really).

  Fuck the French anyway..

about 6 months ago
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New 'Google' For the Dark Web Makes Buying Dope and Guns Easy

fred911 Astalavista (156 comments)

N/T

about 6 months ago
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GoPro Project Claims Technology Is Making People Lose Empathy For Homeless

fred911 How long before (320 comments)

The cameras get traded for food...or worse.
   

about 6 months ago
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Russia Wants To Establish a Permanent Moon Base

fred911 Shoot for the moon.. (313 comments)

The Crimea is significantly less costly.

about 6 months ago
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Technocrat James Schlesinger Is Dead At 85

fred911 An OG (33 comments)

Economic hitman.

about 7 months ago
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Interview: Ask John McAfee What You Will

fred911 Have you ever thought about traveling to S. Americ (172 comments)

Many countries, namely Colombia and Ecuador have significantly less intolerance than Central and North America. The dollar is strong, food is fresh and cheap and the current political situation there is stable and welcoming. Why Belize over Colombia or Ecuador?

about 7 months ago
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In the Unverified Digital World, Are Journalists and Bloggers Equal?

fred911 Reputation (156 comments)

The utility of news and is based on reputation. It does not matter any longer if reputation is based on the publisher or the author. Reputation can be easily researched by readers.

about 7 months ago

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arrested for planking?

fred911 fred911 writes  |  more than 2 years ago

fred911 (83970) writes "According to CNN (international broadcast) there has been the first US arrest for planking. CNN stated the "perp" was convicted of disorderly conduct for his posting of his planking around town, specificaly a photoshopped image of him on a police car.

  Is this what its come down to, fail the attitude test, be convicted? Perfect example of whats wrong stateside."

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anonymous forces release of kidnap victim

fred911 fred911 writes  |  more than 2 years ago

fred911 (83970) writes ""hacktivist" group Anonymous was released by a Mexican drug cartel after the web group threatened to expose details of the crime ring's activities. Televisa reported that the man kidnapped in the eastern port of Veracruz was released ahead of a November 5 deadline set by Anonymous, after which it planned to divulge the Zetas's links to politicians to divulge the Zetas's links to politicians and others."
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Police raid Never Get Busted HQ, Barry Cooper arre

fred911 fred911 writes  |  more than 4 years ago

fred911 (83970) writes "Mar. 3 2010 — 5:23 pm | 7,259 views | 1 recommendation | 5 comments
Police raid Never Get Busted HQ, Barry Cooper arrested
By STEPHEN C. WEBSTER

Last updated Thursday, 1:39 p.m. CST

Original post, Wednesday, March. 3, 4:22 p.m. (updates below): I’ve just been informed by Candi Cooper that the Williamson County Sheriff’s Department raided the Never Get Busted headquarters in Travis County at approximately 6 p.m. on Tuesday night. Barry Cooper has been taken into custody."

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TorrentFreedom Offers 100% Anonymous and Unrestric

fred911 fred911 writes  |  more than 6 years ago

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