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850 Billion NSA Surveillance Records Searchable By Domestic Law Enforcement

houstonbofh Told ya... (207 comments)

So all that "slippery slope" shit from 10 years ago doesn't seem so stupid now, does it?

3 days ago
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How Game Developers Turn Kickstarter Failure Into Success

houstonbofh Re:The song says (30 comments)

You mean an "Overnight Success" really isn't overnight?

about a week ago
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Comcast Training Materials Leaked

houstonbofh Re:Just doin' business (249 comments)

Some say no, others stop going to those places because they got tired of assholes trying to sell them crap they don't want. Of course, the first group is way larger so it's worth losing the business of the second group.

Amazon would disagree...

about two weeks ago
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Netflix CEO On Net Neutrality: Large ISPs Are the Problem

houstonbofh Re:Netflix should become an ISP and compete with t (181 comments)

they can, just borrow $100 billion to build out a network, negotiate with every redneck and podunk town to get franchise rights to run their cables and spend more money for marketing to get customers

Or, pull a Google, and do one town at a time and watch the incumbents suddenly offer free peerage and lower rates.

about two weeks ago
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Are Altcoins Undermining Bitcoin's Credibility?

houstonbofh Re:It's all funny money... (267 comments)

It's difficult to pay your electric bill with chickens, and hogs.

True, but it will get you a hooker. (Until they closed the Chicken Ranch.)

about two weeks ago
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John McAfee Airs His Beefs About Privacy In Def Con Surprise Talk

houstonbofh Re:Why? (124 comments)

Come on.... which arguments?

How about where he demanded Intel take his name off that piece of crap AV they sell? I find no fault with any of this... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...

about three weeks ago
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Netflix Now Works On Linux With HTML5 DRM Video Support In Chrome

houstonbofh Re: Why is (201 comments)

If you've given up on them then support someone else's work that doesn't use DRM. Don't use TPB and justify it to yourself because it was inconvienent.

They are stealing our rights to privacy and free speech, so he is "stealing" a movie. You are right in that it is not a fair trade... But shooting them presents other problems.

about three weeks ago
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Netflix Now Works On Linux With HTML5 DRM Video Support In Chrome

houstonbofh Re:Wake Me Up (201 comments)

Desktop is over. Everything is now tablet, and a few years ago was "The Year Of Linux On The Tablet," or Android anyway...
(Slight sarcasm alert)

about three weeks ago
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Netflix Now Works On Linux With HTML5 DRM Video Support In Chrome

houstonbofh Re:Why is (201 comments)

If they do not want my OS, they do not want my money... I mean it is nice that it can work, but I am not signing up yet.

about three weeks ago
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Transatomic Power Receives Seed Funding From Founders Fund Science

houstonbofh Getting permission... (143 comments)

Getting the technology is relatively simple. Getting government permission to build it might be a bit harder...

about three weeks ago
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San Jose Police Apologize For Hiding Drone Program, Halts Until Further Review

houstonbofh Re:Forgiveness later rather than permission up fro (59 comments)

Don't get me wrong, not all officers are this way. Many are selfless public servants who get paid a pittance to risk their lives every day. My hat goes off to all of them who are doing the job, regardless of their ego status. Just don't fool yourself, some of them have some serious ego issues.

There are many good cops. But until they go after the bad cops and run them off, all of them are represented by the assholes in the news.

about three weeks ago
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San Jose Police Apologize For Hiding Drone Program, Halts Until Further Review

houstonbofh Re:Yep (59 comments)

"Well, the police said they didn't have a drone, so it had to be them terrorists. So Bubba and me got our huntin rifles, and..."

about three weeks ago
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San Jose Police Apologize For Hiding Drone Program, Halts Until Further Review

houstonbofh Re:Not good enough (59 comments)

Or pass local laws making it a local crime to lie to the public in a government capacity...

about three weeks ago
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San Jose Police Apologize For Hiding Drone Program, Halts Until Further Review

houstonbofh Re:Not good enough (59 comments)

Why do these people lie to start with? It's their default. It's almost as if they thought we, the citizens and taxpayers, are the enemy.

When there are absolutely no consequences, why not? If there were real consequences for this carp, it would stop. (Something other than a pension and a book deal.)

about three weeks ago
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Samsung Delays Tizen Phone Launch

houstonbofh Re:Tizen definition (112 comments)

Or, not... That may work in Germany. I have seen what they call porn...

about 1 month ago
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Samsung Delays Tizen Phone Launch

houstonbofh Re:Yes it should ship! (112 comments)

Actually, the "several times" referred to the Mac after the PC killed Apple ][, and again after the Mac clones killed their own market, and the iPod, and the iPhone, and... Well, they may not be anymore "and"s now.

about 1 month ago
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Samsung Delays Tizen Phone Launch

houstonbofh Yes it should ship! (112 comments)

Just because there is a large competitor, you do not quit. Apple didn't and came from behind several times. Now if it is not profitable, let it go, but don't just give up and give it all to App/Goog(le) without a fight. Besides, 1% of a lot of people is still a lot of people.

about 1 month ago
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Attackers Install DDoS Bots On Amazon Cloud

houstonbofh Re:But it's the cloud... (25 comments)

If you choose a cloud offering which does that for you then yes, you don't have to worry about things like software updates and patching.

I would say you still have to worry about it, and verify it was done. You just do not have to actually do it...

about 1 month ago

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