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krbvroc1 Calm down people... (274 comments)

I'm sure he does not mean 'Classified' information. He means classified under ITAR. It was probably a poor choice of word to use classified rather than categorized.

about a year ago

US ISPs Become 'Copyright Cops' July 12th

krbvroc1 SPAM / Virus monitoring (409 comments)

If only the ISPs would spend some effort of notifying customers who are infected with viruses and are sending out spam and such. Funny that they cannot bother to deal with that, but can be the RIAA/MPAA police.

more than 2 years ago

Congress May Permit Robot Calls To Cell Phones

krbvroc1 This bill prohibits telemarketing to cellphones... (619 comments)

I just looked at the bill. It says

‘‘(iv) to any telephone number assigned to a cellular telephone service, specialized mobile radio service, or other radio
  common carrier service, or any service for which the called party is charged for the call, unless the call is made for a commer
cial purpose that does not constitute a telephone solicitation;’’.

The problem is that the current law is not enforced. Just in the past few days I got multiple machine dialed calls from someone trying to sell me a Home Security system. Not only was it my cellphone, but the cell number is on the Do Not Call list.

more than 3 years ago

Justice Dept. Files Antitrust Complaint Against AT&T and T-Mobile Merger

krbvroc1 Re:From the TFA (301 comments)

It makes sense. Think about all the business that T-Mobile lost while this thing was pending. People did not renew, some people did not switch to T-Mobile due to the uncertainty, etc. If it DOESN'T go through, T-Mobile needs to be compensated for that loss.

more than 3 years ago

Man Unknowingly Tweets the Osama Raid

krbvroc1 Re:This is good to know (354 comments)

He will only be happy with the LONG FORM death certificate, then he will be very proud of himself.

more than 3 years ago

US Cell Phone Plans Among World's Most Expensive

krbvroc1 Re:Stupid prices (827 comments)

Ahh, so people in the large cities like New York must have rates cheaper than people living in the rural areas or in Europe?

more than 5 years ago

US Cell Phone Plans Among World's Most Expensive

krbvroc1 How is that free market working for us? (827 comments)

Among the most expensive and not even for a service that is advanced compared to other countries systems. And so called competition between carries is for which carrier can offer you which features for a high price ($55) plan. There is no real competition when it comes lower cost plans. And finally, my opinion for the most expensive, the lack of open systems. Carriers lock people into certain models of phones. Those lock-ins not only keep customers from shopping for the best service/price, but requires the carriers to earn even more profit to subsidize the exclusive contracts with the phone vendors.

more than 5 years ago

Amazon Pulls Purchased E-Book Copies of 1984 and Animal Farm

krbvroc1 Here is what I know... (645 comments)

From reading the various comments, it appears that someone illegally sold the books in question using the
Amazon 'self-publishing' feature. In other words, Amazon had no right to sell the book in the first place.

Amazon certainly failed in its responsibility to ensure it was only selling things it was entitled too. And Amazon has yet to clearly state that this is what actually happened.

But I think the respresentations in the media so far is that the publisher of Orwells books changed their mind, which does not appear to be the case. If that happened, people who had purchased the book already would still have their purchase. Rather, in this case, Amazon sold 'stolen merchandise', and the technology behind the Kindle allows recourse unlike a physical book.

more than 5 years ago

Polaroid Lovers Try To Revive Its Instant Film

krbvroc1 Re:Good Idea (443 comments)

I just remember the horribly loud and embarrassing sound of my father standing up and taking a Polaroid in the middle of the very quiet wedding vow portion of a wedding. Click....whuurrrr....shlllllll.

more than 4 years ago

US Army Will Upgrade To Windows Vista

krbvroc1 Re:You can't wait forever.. (374 comments)

Absolutely right, I'm not sure why anyone would think adopting bleeding edge on a huge rollout would be a good idea.

more than 5 years ago

Adobe Flaw Heightens Risk of Malicious PDFs

krbvroc1 Re:What about Foxit? (193 comments)

On the other hand, the actual advisory from Adobe states that the issue affects all platforms. You'd think they'd be the ones to know best, right?

Well, maybe the programmer who wrote the advisory and who signed off on the original 'overflow free' code are one in the same?

more than 5 years ago

US Digital TV Switchover Delayed Until June

krbvroc1 Re:Didn't the state already auction this bandwidth (334 comments)

Yes and yes. If you watched any of the 'debate' on the House floor, just about all the stakeholders wrote letters buying in to the delay.

more than 5 years ago

Wal-Mart Ends DRM Support

krbvroc1 Re:HAHAHA tag? (231 comments)

Shut down the iTunes servers.

more than 6 years ago

Effective Optical Disc Repair?

krbvroc1 Ask the record company/RIAA to replace it (554 comments)

Since you only license the material and do not own it, they should be able to replace the media for a nominal fee.

more than 6 years ago



U.S. to shoot down errant satellite

krbvroc1 krbvroc1 writes  |  more than 6 years ago

krbvroc1 (725200) writes "The Pentagon is planning to shoot down a broken spy satellite expected to hit the Earth in early March, The Associated Press has learned.

U.S. officials said Thursday that the option preferred by the Bush administration will be to fire a missile from a U.S. Navy cruiser, and shoot down the satellite before it enters Earth's atmosphere.

There was a huge outcry against China and the space junk created when it shot down a satellite. Will this be different?"


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