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Will Windows 10 Finally Address OS Decay?

gatfirls Not OS decay, service/app bloat (360 comments)

Pretty much every app wants to have some update service or helper or whatever. Most of the time "cleaning" a PC that's dragging is a simple as running msconfig and unchecking most of the startup app and services.

I usually get a "b-bbut the last guy/tech/business said I have to reformat and reinstall! :( "

8 hours ago
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Obama Administration Argues For Backdoors In Personal Electronics

gatfirls 'Truman show' surveilance is the answer. (443 comments)

True security will happen when we have law enforcement monitoring everyone everywhere all the time. I mean we're 1/2 way there anyway, why not go the last mile and commit to absolutely zero personal privacy.

11 hours ago
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Seattle Passes Laws To Keep Residents From Wasting Food

gatfirls Yay more profit for Waste Connections (383 comments)

Maybe they could streamline the whole process and have members of the public be required to serve on sorting duty at the dumps, kind of like jury duty. I mean it's for the environment so who cares that it's at the behest of a for profit company?

about a week ago
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PayPal Integrates Bitcoin Processors BitPay, Coinbase and GoCoin

gatfirls Re:Same story...same misrepresentation (56 comments)

So you are saying it analogous to businesses directly dealing in bitcoin then? :P

about a week ago
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PayPal Integrates Bitcoin Processors BitPay, Coinbase and GoCoin

gatfirls Same story...same misrepresentation (56 comments)

A company owned by paypal the does like zero business relatively is considering allowing partners that deal in bitcoin. Woohoo!

Saying paypal has anything to do with this is like saying you like chocolate because your brothers, wifes, uncles dog does.

about a week ago
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CDC: Ebola Cases Could Reach 1.4 Million In 4 Months

gatfirls Re:Too be fair... (279 comments)

I it all depends on the context, really. Was it a large majority of the populace that acted or felt that way or was it a bunch of local thugs? Did they announce their intent beforehand or just show up unannounced so the people had no idea what the intent was?

I guess my point is that I'm not going to write off whole populations of people because the actions of a few. There are and always will be risks in dealing in tribal areas that have been used and abuse for centuries. Maybe better organization and security could mitigate the dangers? I don't know, but I have a feeling the answer is yes.

about a week ago
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CDC: Ebola Cases Could Reach 1.4 Million In 4 Months

gatfirls Too be fair... (279 comments)

At lot of the mistrust of outside people in those regions is very, very well deserved. Even when it's their own "government".

And your sentiment isn't really a new idea it's pretty much how the world has treated most of Africa for a really long time, the same Africa most of the world has exploited for long periods at one time or another.

about a week ago
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Obama Presses Leaders To Speed Ebola Response

gatfirls Re:Africa (221 comments)

It was only different because the death toll didn't have any direct affect on us. An extremely deadly virus left unchecked to mutate could in VERY bad ways.

So the simple answer is selfish interests. We don't care when people are dying as long as it doesn't affect us.

about two weeks ago
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Accused Ottawa Cyberbully Facing 181 Charges Apologizes

gatfirls Re:Traditional crimes (140 comments)

Free expression includes this?

Anonymously emailing false comments that a woman was having marital problems
Suggesting another woman had an abortion instead of a miscarriage
Creating a fake Facebook profile of a man whom he said was abused as a child
Falsely suggesting a man had committed crimes and that information was sent to relatives outside the country
Anonymously mailing false comments that a man supported the Nazi party and was a pedophile
Making false claims that a woman had produced pornography and engaged in bizarre sexual acts
Creating a false online profile suggesting a woman worked as an exotic dancer

about three weeks ago
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Paypal Jumps Into Bitcoin With Both Feet

gatfirls Standards? (134 comments)

Is there any effort to match the headline with the contents of the linked articles? Here let me help free of charge:

"Payment processor (owned by eBay) is *looking into* accepting bitcoins months from now"

Yea that is just like paypal jumping in with both feet.

about three weeks ago
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California DMV Told Google Cars Still Need Steering Wheels

gatfirls Fully autonomous, no but.... (506 comments)

I can see the early days there being "enhanced cruise control" type thing that people can be licensed for that can be used on freeways only in the near future. I would basically be cruise control that can brake and accelerate and then maybe steering capabilities included, etc.

I don't think it would be possible to have some mix of fully autonomous cars with regular ones on the road at any time.

about a month ago
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How the Ancient Egyptians (Should Have) Built the Pyramids

gatfirls ...that lasts thousands of years? (202 comments)

We should be using that on our roads instead of whatever stuff we are using now.

about a month ago
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YouTube Music Subscription Details Leak

gatfirls Re:Who wants YouTube when there's (71 comments)

The people who don't feel like paying 2500$ per song after the fact.

about a month and a half ago
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YouTube Music Subscription Details Leak

gatfirls Re:Google is Early; Rich; Everywhere (71 comments)

I kinda thought that same thing with Google+.

Microsoft with Xbox is not really analogous. They came out with a completely new device with new games. Music Key (sounds like) just another content delivery service.

Who knows maybe they will bring something new to the table.

about a month and a half ago
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YouTube Music Subscription Details Leak

gatfirls Too late (71 comments)

Sorry google, you missed the bus on the music thing. Play Music is a flop because it's competing in a saturated market where everyone has picked a pony already. Unless you're gonna offer some earth shattering new thing Music Key will be a (relative) flop also.

about a month and a half ago
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Planes Can Be Hacked Via Inflight Wi-fi, Says Researcher

gatfirls Great! (151 comments)

No I will have to hear endlessly about this completely misleading article from people who know nothing about avionics.

That you article writer and slashdot submitter for adding to technology hysteria.

This article is basically saying someone can hack your washing machine from your cable modem without any supporting evidence that is true.

about 2 months ago
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35% of American Adults Have Debt 'In Collections'

gatfirls Re:Not surprised. (570 comments)

I heard this is the new tactic by collection agencies. They try to get you to pay some tiny amount on a debt long off your credit report and as soon as you pay 1$ it becomes active again on your CR as a debt in collections.

Not sure how true it is.

about 2 months ago
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35% of American Adults Have Debt 'In Collections'

gatfirls Re:Not surprised. (570 comments)

They're probably valid debts and I imagine that's how a lot of people end up in this study. They moved and lazy billing/collections just fire out to whatever address they have and the person is unaware the debt exists until they try to go buy a car or something.

about 2 months ago
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35% of American Adults Have Debt 'In Collections'

gatfirls Re:Not surprised. (570 comments)

See above, basically if a company "verifies" the debt you are boned without getting the courts involved.

about 2 months ago

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