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Real-Time Radio Search Engine From Music Industry's Nemesis

malchus842 Re: Innocent? (59 comments)

Sure. Pass new laws that make it illegal....or include it in the new Trans-Pacific treaty, along with every other wish they have on their list.....

about 8 months ago
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Why Internet Television Isn't Quite Ready To Save Us From Cable TV

malchus842 Re: ISP have there own TV systems and they cap (304 comments)

I've been on Cmcast for years. Never been hit by a cap (despite going well over the old threshold amount several months in a row). Now I have 100mbps with no cap. And no cable TV. :-)

about a year ago
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Pirates of the Caribbean: the Pirate Bay Moves To Island of Sint Maarten

malchus842 Re: A Whole Social Movement (108 comments)

With government, as with the mafia, you have to be a "made man" to have any power. Otherwise, you are just a soldier working to gain power for others....

about a year ago
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iTunes Store Turns 10

malchus842 Re: Lock in Tactics? (184 comments)

Note that I said "Not always on." In other words, the account needed to be connected to your iTunes and authenticated. But it didn't have to be always on. In other words, what I wrote was correct.

about a year ago
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iTunes Store Turns 10

malchus842 Re: Lock in Tactics? (184 comments)

Originally, iTunes had DRM on music so it could only be played while iTunes was connected to your account (not always on). They removed the DRM later for music. It's still there for movies.

about a year ago
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Are Plastic Bag Bans Making People Sick?

malchus842 Wash the damn bags! (533 comments)

Simple. Do what I do. Wash your bags regularly. Problem solved. I haven't had a problem in the two years I've exclusively used my own bags.

about a year and a half ago
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Wireless Carriers Put On Notice About Providing Regular Android Security Updates

malchus842 Why I dumped Android (171 comments)

And this is exactly why I threw in the towel on Android. Two reference phones, bought unlocked, were abandoned. After the second one, and seeing my daughter's ancient iPhone 3GS continue to receive updates, I bought an iPhone 5. Perfect world? No. But I do get regular updates and it works with my iTunes/Apple TV. None of the phones worked perfectly in my Ford with SYNC, but sending text messages is limited to feature phones (reading on the iPhone was added in the latest Ford software update). Smartest thing Apple did was maintain control of updates.

about a year and a half ago
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Why the Tablet Market is Really the iPad Market

malchus842 Re:People want cheaper tablets (657 comments)

Exactly. In my house right now, 7 macs, 5 iPhones, 2 Apple TVS, 2 iPads. I would have bought a Courier in a New York minute. I was rooting for Microsoft at that point since they had it nailed. Alas, not to be.

about 2 years ago
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School Sends Child's Lunch Home After Determining it Unhealthy

malchus842 Re:INspector is Right (554 comments)

Did you read what was in the lunch? You missed it. Not just a sandwhich and chips. A banana. Apple Juice. This is a perfectly healthy meal. The nanny state has gone mad and the enforcers have lost their minds due to abusive power....

more than 2 years ago
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15 Years In Jail For Clicking 'Like'

malchus842 Re:democracy (449 comments)

Not at all. Each individual must agree to join the collective. Failing that, the collective has no just power over that individual.

more than 2 years ago
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15 Years In Jail For Clicking 'Like'

malchus842 Re:democracy (449 comments)

Governments do not have rights,only people do. Legitimate governments have powers which are delegated by the people, who agree to limit their freedom in certain areas in exchange for order in society. I do believe I read that somewhere once. Sadly, people seemed to have forgotten, or perhaps never learned, the basic principles of government espoused by the Founders of the United States. Personally, I blame parents for this - they have allowed the schools, which are run locally here, to become cesspools that no longer provide even a semblance of good education. Kids here succeed in spite of their 'education' not because of it....

more than 2 years ago
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Assange: Facebook 'the Most Appalling Spy Machine' Ever

malchus842 Re:The skill of intelligence is filtering the nois (520 comments)

The social graph is a very interesting thing to police and intelligence agencies. Just knowing who knows who can be very useful. That said, there are lots of dead-ends and rabbit trails on the social graphs....but it is a great place to start.

more than 3 years ago
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Sweden May Mandate Opt-in For Cookie Transfer

malchus842 Re:Age of consent (115 comments)

Pretty sure he means age of majority - the age at which you can legally enter into contracts, join the armed forces and generally control your own legal, financial, living and life arrangements. In the US, this is generally 18, though there are exceptions (e.g alcohol age is 21). Nothing to do with age of consent, which is about sexual relations (and tis age varies widely from US state to US state).

more than 3 years ago
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Sweden May Mandate Opt-in For Cookie Transfer

malchus842 Re:Yay (115 comments)

Get the SafariCookies plug-in. Manages flash cookies as well. Works a treat!

more than 3 years ago
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Contemplating Financial Trading At Picosecond Resolution

malchus842 Re:Worse than you think :P (448 comments)

And that my friends is "front-running" which if done by certain people (brokers, for example) is illegal. Doing it by computer with the assistance of the exchange is using a loophole. Close the loophole and this goes away...

more than 3 years ago
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'Pocket Airports' Would Link Neighborhoods By Air

malchus842 Re:interesting (257 comments)

This is changing. The local airfield where my son is taking flying lessons just installed required security gates, and access now must be verified by cardkey or going past an attendant.

more than 3 years ago
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Beware the Garden of Steven

malchus842 Re:Cycle (580 comments)

And yet, on balance, he has done a lot of good. Consumers like his products. They are selling faster than Apple can make them in many cases. The majority of Apple's revenue comes from products that didn't exist 5 years ago at all. I can't say that my life is any worse for my Macbook Pro, my iPad and my Mac Mini which runs my media center. In fact, I'd say it's better. I don't have an iPhone - I think the Nexus One is an all-around better phone. But the other stuff? Rocks. All of it. Better than anything the competitors make.

more than 3 years ago
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The Creativity Crisis

malchus842 The system is set up that way!!! (571 comments)

Our educational system is designed to foster corporatism, mediocrity, and blind submission to authority. Creative thinking and action are purposely suppressed and individualism is held out to be evil. The real question is, why would anyone be surprised?

about 4 years ago
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Tetris Clones Pulled From Android Market

malchus842 Re:Summary judgment (396 comments)

Summary judgment is not automatic and can be appealed. And that costs money.

more than 4 years ago
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Tetris Clones Pulled From Android Market

malchus842 Re:How about replying? (396 comments)

Which does NOT preclude Tetris from suing Google. I was personally involved in a lawsuit where AT&T, Yahoo and others claimed immunity. The person suing disputed the immunity. They spent a lot of money, all they way through the US Court oF Appeals to defend their immunity. Immunity is from LIABILITY, not from being sued. Anyone can sue over anything in the US.

more than 4 years ago

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