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'NSA-Proof' Email Service

gum2me Woot! (1 comments)

Requested invite.

about 3 months ago
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How the US Lost Out On iPhone Work

gum2me Re:No, the US has too much freedom for Apple. (1303 comments)

You're missing the bigger picture. China is providing loans to these companies for them to go out and get these types of contracts. In effect, China uses WTO rules to get tariff free access to our markets, and then hollow out our manufacturing base by subsidizing competitors.

So yes, Owners of businesses are taking risks that employees don't have to, and they should have the right to pick the most cost-effective suppliers. But we should draw the line at competitors who are trying to cheat the system to gain an upper-hand.

more than 2 years ago
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How Steve Jobs Solved the Innovator's Dilemma

gum2me Re:They do it for the lulz. (424 comments)

The point is, when you focus on great products, profits follow.

more than 2 years ago
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Snow Falls On the Most Arid Desert On Earth

gum2me Re:*Hint* (195 comments)

Wait, so what if someone says in THESE SPECIFIC REGIONS temperatures will go up, while in THESE SPECIFIC REGIONS temperatures will go down. That seems like a disprovable theory, And it seems like an eminently reasonable claim. Now whether that claim can be borne out by the data is a different question.

more than 3 years ago
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Sony Introduces 'PSN Pass' To Fight Used Game Sales

gum2me Re:Not what it sounds like (291 comments)

I dunno about you, but most of the single-player games I buy for the online multiplayer component. I don't have a PS3, but I have an XBox 360. For the Modern Combat series I don't think I have complete a single single-player mission. All my game time has been online multiplayer. Someone like me would be very affected by this change if Microsoft adopted it.

more than 3 years ago
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Why Thunderbolt Is Dead In the Water

gum2me Sigh (568 comments)

Sigh

more than 3 years ago
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Netflix Isn't Swamping the Internet

gum2me Re:How are the ISPs underestimating? (208 comments)

Well yes, of course TODAY, 150GB or a 250GB seems perfectly reasonable. But imagine if ISPs had put up caps in 1998 of 100 GB. You would have thought, oh, over dialup I could NEVER use that amount of data, yet by your own post, your family probably uses over 100GB per month right now.

I don't know what the cost is to ISPs right now for providing "unlimited" bandwidth. But the way I see it, what's happening is, they are positioning themselves so that at the point where streaming ALL your TV shows over the internet becomes feasible, through licensing agreements and networks moving online, they want to make it economically difficult for you to transition from "TV, Telephone and Internet", to just "Telephone and Internet".

How else do you explain that AT&T will not include your TV watching in its 250GB Internet caps? They're using the same infrastructure to deliver both services.

M

more than 3 years ago
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Best Alternatives To the Big Name Social Media?

gum2me Re:Twitter's 140 Characters (451 comments)

your reply was more than 140 characters. u just proved his point re: twitter.

more than 4 years ago
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Staying In Shape vs. a Busy IT Job Schedule?

gum2me Exercise bike at work? (865 comments)

I know that sounds weird, but if anyone can figure out how to put a keyboard on an exercise bike, it's this community.

more than 5 years ago
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Judge Thinks Linking To Copyrighted Material Should Be Illegal

gum2me Re:Posner (390 comments)

well played sir

more than 5 years ago
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Judge Thinks Linking To Copyrighted Material Should Be Illegal

gum2me Re:Posner (390 comments)

The main problems that the internet cannot deal with yet:

1) Reliable news-gathering for overseas or far away places

2) Reputable sources like the NYTimes or The Washington Post

Admittedly, after a while, some online newspapers/blogs will gain credibility.

more than 5 years ago
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Judge Thinks Linking To Copyrighted Material Should Be Illegal

gum2me Re:Posner (390 comments)

The way I read Posner's post, he isn't talking about sites like Slashdot that take a snippet and link to the appropriate source.

He is talking about sites that will copy wholesale the content of another site (i.e. myblog.com copies nytimes.com) or will summarize the entire article of the other websites.

I agree with you that sites like Slashdot actually benefit the press.

more than 5 years ago
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Judge Thinks Linking To Copyrighted Material Should Be Illegal

gum2me Re:Posner (390 comments)

I agree. The TechCrunch post is shrill and doesn't address the central issue that Posner presents: How do you maintain a free press when free-riders can inexpensively and quickly copy and redistribute your original content? He raises a valid point and the TechCrunch completely sidesteps it.

more than 5 years ago
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Personalized Spam Rising Sharply, Study Finds

gum2me Re:Not just them (142 comments)

It's actually the job of the people to defend the Constitution. We're here to keep the Government in check.

more than 5 years ago
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Google Earth Highlights Darfur

gum2me Re:"Do no evil" (328 comments)

The Sudanese government does have OVERWHELMING superiority, and they are using it to destroy a population group. Anyway, we're arguing over a matter of degree. I think we can both agree that Ethnic Cleansing and Genocide both really suck hardcore. gum2me

more than 7 years ago

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Secure Browsing through Amazon?

gum2me gum2me writes  |  about 2 years ago

gum2me (723529) writes "Stewart Baker, the first Assistant Secretary (acting as Under Secretary-equivalent) for Policy at the United States Department of Homeland Security (from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stewart_Baker) makes a compelling argument that the security advantages of Amazon's Silk technology outweigh the privacy concerns. He envisions an internet secured from malware authors in a way that is invisible to the consumer. Could Amazon, Apple, and Google be the new (trusted) gatekeepers to the internet? Is the Wild Wild West of the Internet finally being tamed?"
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