top Canadian Regulator Threatens To Impose New Netflix Regulation
All major media based
.coms should just block access to all users coming in from Canada.
Let's show those backwater twerps what power they really have over the Internet.
top Dealership Commentator: Tesla's Going To Win In Every State
Yeah, except that a single company shouldn't have to spend a bajillion dollars in order to be able to sell cars without having to kowtow down to dealer cartels.
That's why the Federal Government needs to get involved -- no one should have to sell their product through a middleman.
top Microsoft Killing Off Windows Phone Brand Name In Favor of Just Windows
In favor of "Blatant Attempt at Ripping-Off the Apple Store"
Not as catchy, but accurate
top When Scientists Give Up
I'm sure Chinese Firms would love to have scientists educated at the top US Universities conducting research for them.
America is fast becoming a Design and Services Economy, best to leave the real innovation to China and others.
top New Computer Model Predicts Impact of Yellowstone Volcano Eruption
These game changing big events are well beyond any FEMA planning.
Planning or not, FEMA will always do a Heck of a Job
top US Government Fights To Not Explain No-Fly List Selection Process
Will get you put on the No-Fly List.
top 3 Years In, a "B" For Tim Cook's Performance at Apple
Give me an editable path bar I can enable
Command+Tab > Tab to Finder / Command + SHIFT + G
top Slashdot Asks: How Prepared Are You For an Earthquake?
I have 3 identical Backpacks that contain the following
1 Pump Action Shot Gun
10 boxes of ammo for each gun
1 Spyder hunting/Utility knife
a couple dozen dehydrated meals
Sumo mini cooker
4 propane cans for teh Sumo
2 gallons of Water
A couple pouches of Beef Jerky
2 20" lengths of nylon rope
1 travel sized 1st Aid kit
I keep one in my Car, one at home in the Hall Closet and one as a GeoStash out in an outlaying sparsely populated area I can get to by foot if needed. The contents of these bags are very versatile and will cover me in the case of Zombie Apocalypse, Governmental Collapse/Tyranny, Alien Invasion and oh yes... Earth Quakes
top NFL Fights To Save TV Blackout Rule Despite $9 Billion Revenue
Sounds like the obvious answer is "Then don't watch it."
People such as yourself who tell people to just give something up if they don't like a particular issue with it are fucking morons.
The world is not made of absolutes, nothing is perfect and companies are out to make a profit off the back of the consumer.
And if you had any actual capacity for thought in that little numbnut that rattles around in that cranial cavity of yours, you'd have realized that that bit about "consumers will govern companies in the market place" is antiquated 19th century BULLSHIT that no longer has any merit.
Companies no longer need to care about the consumer, when they have so many different ways of obtaining revenue without having to rely upon the pennies you have to offer. And it's a well known fact that the most PROFITABLE companies are the most HATED by consumers. Companies like Comcast are laughing all the way to the bank. Seems pissing all over consumers pays quite well.
You think ticket sales amounts to fuck-all compared to all the Licensing and Merchandising fees the NFL takes in every year?
Fact is there is not a single Public Company that you can control with your little fist full of pocket change. And the only thing consumers hurt by giving up services for things they actually enjoy over idealistic bullshit is themselves -- not the corporate target of their ire.
top EFF: US Gov't Bid To Alter Court Record in
Jewel v. NSA
If you believe that elections actually matter at all, I am sorry to inform you that you are seriously deluded. Corporations write the laws, Corporations have their lobbyists give the law to their pet Congressman, Congressman gets kickbacks and hot insider trading tips.
You, the "pleeb taxpayer" get fucked in the ass.
It doesn't matter who you vote for, blue or red, it's all just a shell game for the people with the real power.
about a month and a half ago
top Mozilla Dumps Info of 76,000 Developers To Public Web Server
Back in the day you'd count yourself lucky be be dumped onto a server to play a serious of deadly games on an electric matrix in the hopes of finally having a face off with the Overseer of Games, who looks just like your dick-head suspender wearing boss who always asking you to "ummmm yeah, come in on Saturday mmmm'kay?" like a question, as if you could actually say no, in heated one on one combat, only to ultimately prevail when you send a blazing disk straight through his face and watch in rapt glee as he disintegrates before your eyes.
about a month and a half ago
top Google Spots Explicit Images of a Child In Man's Email, Tips Off Police
A distinction can be made here
I'm sorry, but what exactly was this distinction? Maybe you see some distinction here -- I see this as spying with the intent to pass on data about me to others. And just because I don't dabble in CP, I wonder what other things they "tip" off about? Political leaning, "trigger" keywords? The point is, Google has shown they are a very active part of the Totalitarian System that pits the interests of an overbearing and increasingly fascist Government and crony Corporate Personhoods over the interests of the "sheeple" by monitoring and reporting every aspect of their lives in order and circumvent any remnants of Constitutional Protections, since Google doesn't have to give a shit about your "rights".
about a month and a half ago
top Chinese Government Probes Microsoft For Breaches of Monopoly Law
Microsoft, Oracle et al seed "insider info" to Congress-Critters who recently legalized Insider Trading by Congress Critters after they were caught with their hands in the "Insider Trading Cookie Jar" en mass, courtesy the H1-B Visa Gang and other Lobbyist Groups but we can all rest assured, that the majoritywere tech stcoks 'cause they are HOT HOT HOT.
Why aren't we killing the heads of State to preserve our way of life?
top Journalist Sues NSA For Keeping Keith Alexander's Financial History Secret
You mean the Democratic-Republican party turning into the Democrats and Republicans, and then doing a member swap between Northern and Southern State Confederate War lines after Kennedy's civil rights "betrayal" on the Democrat (Confederate/KKK) ticket he was elected on?
Old news is old news.
Glad to see you're finally wising up
top Is the App Store Broken?
With all these frameworks and "platforms", and more and more "drag and drop" app building for Mobile and Browser apps, Web Development is no longer a sustainable means of employment for freelancing. Within the next 5 years, any High Schooler CS student will be able to drag and drop their way to a Cloud Hosted Web and Mobile App with a REST-API.
It's to the point that the median wage is less than I can make as a full-time employee -- which means contracting is becoming no longer viable a because clients willing to pay my rate of $110/hr (which I consider very reasonable considering my skillset) are farer and fewer between especially when there's a legion of scrubs out there willing to together something in Angular (today's a very popular MVC that holds your dick for you while taking away all that nasty OOP stuff like inheritance and abstraction) for as low as $35 or $40 an hour. Thank god I have a few in-demand specializations and some arcane knowledge.
But it's hard to want to stay Contracting when lately I get job offers (just one today in fact) offering $150k to $200k a year + benes on a regular basis. So while Contract work seems less viable, Full-Time seems to be offering better wages than ever. Probably due to the strong demand for Developers capable of filling Leadership roles.
However, I'm not giving up just yet, and working on creating something that doesn't exist yet, a self-generating API platform and hopefully will turn to the new fangled "begging" economy to raise a livable wage (or more) to develop the UI portion in the form of some Services or Apps over on Kickstarter once I have a demo and a fancy video.
But if the Begging Economy stuff doesn't work, yes I will likely take a FTE position at a Company sometime in the next year or two.
top Internet Explorer Vulnerabilities Increase 100%
Microsoft have always had a huge case of "Not Invented Here", and I don't see that changing.
I believe you mean, "Not copied, ripped off, or acquired and gutted here"
top The Department of Homeland Security Needs Its Own Edward Snowden
We need direct action to dismantle the Fascist regime presently in power by eradicating the NSA and the TSA, returning the FBI to Law Enforcement, charging the members of Congress found to be conducting rampant Insider Trading with Federal Charges rather than giving them a pass and revoking the Patriot Act.
Until then, it doesn't matter if we have 1,000 Snowdens, because it wont mean jack shit beyond tabloid fodder.
top China Plans Particle Colliders That Would Dwarf CERN's LHC
The President of the US will proudly announce the Free Education Market, in which all American children unable to afford a Million Dollar College Tuition common among even State Colleges on their own must apply for and accept a College Scholarship Loan from an approved provider in the National Marketplace. All recipients of these scholarships will agree to work for a salary reduced by up to 90% until the cost of the Scholarship is paid back plus interest of up to 20%. All Children who do not obtain a Scholarship from the Free Market will be barred from employment.
The White House has hailed this a critical step in returning America to the forefront of the Science and Technology.
top MIT's Ted Postol Presents More Evidence On Iron Dome Failures
Considering that the Jews are gleefully committing Genocide of Canaan 2.0, I don't get how anyone can say that those willing to fight back against the Jews rather than just lying down and dying are "aggressors"
The racist Jews who spit on Christians, drive non-jews from their lands and want to bury all Palestinians into the ground to have their "Promised Land" all for themselves are the aggressors.
top White House Approves Sonic Cannons For Atlantic Energy Exploration
Just because they don't have exact figures, doesn't mean they don't know the outcome. They've already seen the effects our underwater noise making with naval craft and underwater military technology has had. But hey, as long as they can say "we don't know exactly100% for sure" it's A-OK, because the US needs jobs.
And so the self-proclaimed "most transparent", "pro middle-class", "pro environment", "anti-lobbyist" President in History® gives BP, Shell and Exxon the OK to drive aquatic mammals into killing themselves and to suffer social separation because that's EXACTLY what they already know happens when we bombard the ocean with sonic disturbances. They just don' t know HOW MUCH WORSE it will be. just that it will be worse.
top Portfolio Update
Just added a couple pics from yesterdays shoot at Dalva.
Overall, the shoot went really well. I was very pleased with the makeup provided by Kamilla and the models were of course a pleasure to work with.
Being that I'm sitting on an 80gig dedicated server at a rather fab colo facility, I feel I need to get off my butt and put together my own portfolio page... the musecube thing doesn't cut it. So be looking for my link to update to a real online portfolio with many pics. On that vein, I'm also thinking about putting together an online mens rag, not porno, but something akin to Maxim but strictly photographic... but more on that later.
top Double Trouble
Wow, getting lots of demand for my photoskills by models here in SF.
I just did a shoot last Saturday with
Christy Holt which turned out very well.
This Sunday I will be doing a shoot on location with pin-up girls
Susan Church and Dangerrr Doll. This shoot is already shaping up to be a very wild and fun happening complete with cat fight and plenty of that glam we all love. So be prepared for some very hot shots with these 2 done up to the 9's and at each others throats!
Starri Noir has asked to pose as well. I am honored by that because of her affiliations with Eric Kroll, who's work I happen to greatly admire. I am looking forward to doing some very obscure and artsy shots with her in the next week or so.