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French Cabbies Say They'll Block Paris Roads On Monday Over Uber

no-body Re:I am wondering (295 comments)

independant workers who paid in the 100k€ - 300k€ range to get a state-regulated taxi licence plate. ....

Please show evidence/source of what you write here and where in the Euro-Zone those prices appear.

I think it's baloney!

3 days ago

French Cabbies Say They'll Block Paris Roads On Monday Over Uber

no-body I am wondering (295 comments)

what would happen if the cab drivers would also act as Uber drivers?
If you can't fight them, embrace them.
Haven't seen this anywhere yet.

4 days ago

Football Concussion Lawsuits Start To Hit High Schools

no-body We'll see (233 comments)

who wins - common sense or big money.
Are they still separate? One wonders....

about three weeks ago

A Worm's Mind In a Lego Body

no-body Re:How about (200 comments)

sex and proliferation ???
Upps, we forgot about _that_....

OK - eggs (max 300 or so) and hermaphrodite going through phases, but they have a program for that (DNA) - maybe after version 5.0.

about a month ago

A Worm's Mind In a Lego Body

no-body How about (200 comments)

sex and proliferation ???
Upps, we forgot about _that_....

about a month ago

Americans Rejoice At Lower Gas Prices

no-body Re:Let's have a $7/gallon fuel tax (334 comments)

Great reply! I am always discussing topics like this with knowledgeable people.
One person tells me taxes and government are bad and it is good that in US, most people are required to pay for their own college/university education whereas in some other industrial nations, college/university education is free and therefore open to all segments of population, which is bad because individuals don't take responsibility for themselves when education is free and everyone has to pay for goof-offs. But that's another topic.

Taxes on every level, you'r right.. really bad, all should get privatized because government does a lousy job - just look at Obamacare, a total flop, which soon will get replaced by something much better which was there before.

All people already live half in paradise - soon it will be happening totally for everyone.

about a month ago

Americans Rejoice At Lower Gas Prices

no-body Re:Let's have a $7/gallon fuel tax (334 comments)

Won't fly.
It is a free country and high fuel taxes will take away your freedom of movement. Surely the US supreme court will support this when the democrats sue after the republican congress raises fuel taxes to save the environment.

Nice try

about a month ago

Amazon Robot Picking Challenge 2015

no-body What else is new? (106 comments)

Any means to safe a buck and increase "profit" is being used.
But who or which population segment is actually benefitting?
This definitely is not for the common good, rather a small segment of individuals.
Still trying to figure out, how many "normal" (average) people need to work to pay the income of - let's say a 10 Million income of some ?EO, let's say in the US?

about 2 months ago

Google Threatened With $100M Lawsuit Over Nude Celebrity Photos

no-body How much - (225 comments)

100 Millions for pictures of human bodies?
Don't they get free publicity, something those people crave for desperately.

Maybe it's the augmentation - shaved on various places,, silicon-filled, painted over and perhaps photohopped.


about 3 months ago

Are the World's Religions Ready For ET?

no-body If you look (534 comments)

at the current state of affairs between a multitude of human neural patterns in crowds which can be labeled religion, political doctrine/opinion, perception of differences in appearace and behavior etc. and adequate response patterns to any stimula to those, what would one expect as a result with another ET-variable added to this mess?

Just more BS with another variable linked to existing primitive routines in heads.

Imagine a look from some distance onto this planet, what do you see?

Failed use of recently developed neural capacity in one species causing destruction of life-supporting systems on a global scale.

There is no hope - just forget it ennnnn, program crash, core dump!

about 3 months ago

Scientists Capture the Sound Made By a Single Atom

no-body So, (100 comments)

where is the air carrying the sound - or is there a new definition of "sound of the newer kind"?

about 3 months ago

Reported iCloud Hack Leaks Hundreds of Private Celebrity Photos

no-body Simple (336 comments)

The whole functioning mechanism here is a question of supply and demand with heavily restricting supply and creating profit.
Every human lately devoid of fur is essentially naked, so there is an immense supply of nakedness.
Now, to create this market, supply is restricted, in many countries by law and heavily penalized, often with death penalty.
With those restrictions the market value of relatively few individuals showing few and then suddenly more of their skin create sensation and revenue.
In essence, who should care at all since once the restricted masses will recognize all this is just an illusion because everyone has it, this market will collapse.
So, be careful not to invest in any of this scam.

about 4 months ago

Anti-Ebola Drug ZMapp Makes Clean Sweep: 18 of 18 Monkeys Survive Infection

no-body Main Problem (91 comments)

with Ebola control is health care infra-structure in affected countries. A far cry from what would be necessary to contain further spread. There was one report on a radio station that there are like 10 doctors in a whole country (Africa, forgot the name).

Even if you have the best drug available defeating the virus in a day, it won't help at all under those circumstances - spread by body fluids from infected individuals.

The outcome can only be guessed...

about 4 months ago

Robot Printer Brings Documents To Your Desk

no-body great! (64 comments)

Even less movement possible in office environment. Soon there will be robots to deliver coffee and spoon-feed office workers...

about 4 months ago

Is Storage Necessary For Renewable Energy?

no-body Dreamer (442 comments)

Energy transport line losses across 1/2 continent won't do any good and there is no rolling sunshine across this continent, not even talking about "rolling" winds and tides always available.

So, what's the real game here with getting the prudent and necessary things done?

Arguments are researched for impact - example: The argument "jobs endangered" comes up again and again, if there is a demand for change. Any decision-maker does the right thing s/he is paid for....

about 4 months ago

Clever Workaround: Visual Cryptography On Austrian Postage Stamps

no-body Seems it's censored at YT too (74 comments)

At least initially: Video not available, click here to see why (or similar) - this BS happens often.

Now it works.

about 4 months ago

White House Approves Sonic Cannons For Atlantic Energy Exploration

no-body Red flags: (272 comments)

- Jobs in danger
- Jobs created
- Freedom
- Security

Look who is talking and who is supporting (bribing) them.

Applies to all politicians in the US where the supreme court is smoking what? - pot, no cannot be, they would be more sensible.

about 5 months ago

Lessig's Mayday PAC Scrambling To Cross Crowd Funding Finish Line

no-body Re:Made it! (117 comments)

I have - they should be e-liminated, not limited.

Ok. Fine. That works too. But you're missing the point.

The issue I have with this entire thing is they want to use *my* tax money to buy ads for politicians I don't support.

Your point: Well, that has been tried, reducing tax you pay being used for stuff you don't like - try holding back the % used for war spending if you don't like it and see what happens. Looks like a hassle.

The tax system and government should be trustworthy, apparently they are not. Why is a good question. Not sure who the bigger crooks - corporate or government head-hanchos and who is doing more harm to the greater part of a population?

With Lessing - let's see what happens if he can avoid the ego trip and big head from getting Step 1 and Step 2 in his game together and stick to his plans, it may fail or not. Maybe he comes from another angle with more smarts for the better of normal people. Crowd-sourcing and PAC may be new and disappointment is probably big in people about what is happening with no real remedy in sight. With the small amounts of $ 3 and $ 4 spending on campaigns - everyone seems to be doing it now and there is a limit to exploit this.

Maybe he makes written and public contracts with politicians to hold them liable on their promises or better have commitments they later stick to in order to get funded. Sure is better than the humble/mumble backroom stuff going on right now.

It will show.

about 5 months ago

Lessig's Mayday PAC Scrambling To Cross Crowd Funding Finish Line

no-body Re:Made it! (117 comments)

I have no problem with laws *limiting* campaign donations

I have - they should be e-liminated, not limited. There will always be backdoors and workarounds.

Think the US Supreme Court with it's corporate-tinted philosophy would support that or the politicians cutting off their funding?

The system is purely money-driven, doubtful if the idea behind MAYDAY-PAC can change that, but worth a try.


about 5 months ago

Lessig's Mayday PAC Scrambling To Cross Crowd Funding Finish Line

no-body Re:Made it! (117 comments)

If he's successful, he'll take tax money from you and 300 million others and give it to candidates running for office.

If he's unsuccessful, you'll be a sucker and we'll all be a lot better off.

If a functional democratic system treats every candidate the same way in supporting i. e. financing after a certain popularity threshold is reached, who would that entity be other than an entity of the governing system in place?

As it is currently in the US, it's a hotchpotch of corruption destroying the very foundation of democracy. Can't even guarantee voting integrity across the board when some goons thinking doing the right thing are turning the screws somewhere in secret.

As for your aversion of using tax money used - where do you think is all that corporate money coming from? Who gets bilked and taken to the cleaner so the coffers of the "higher ups" in the pyramid - corporations as persons or individuals are overflowing?

Whenever you pay something, someone is taking a cut from it - at least you have the sales tax written on your receipt and there you know what is taken out.

I am happy that I can see my sales tax in roads getting fixed, public places kept in order, traffic light functioning, police working with gangs to keep the violence in check etc.

If you want to call me a sucker, look in the mirror to see one!

about 5 months ago



Intuit spies on you!

no-body no-body writes  |  more than 4 years ago

no-body (127863) writes "Using Turbo Tax? Well, with every entry of data or move within the program this happens:

'TurboTax' from your computer wants to connect to ttlcldtest.intuit.com [], port 443

This is the worst I have seen on open privacy intrusion. Google Installer, Adobe Updater are the worst reaching out but Intuit beats it all!
Searching for ttlcldtest gives little result.
Anyone knows more?"

Phishing Emails and Email tracking, any different?

no-body no-body writes  |  about 6 years ago

no-body (127863) writes "Seems like major companies (like UPS) are using email tracking services to send html emails to unsuspected "customers".

Emails contain web beacons and every picture or web link in those emails is tracked and links to the tracking service, like:

Constant Contact
Exact Target

Originating email server differs from Company email seems to relate to.

So — if originating server cannot be related to the email's content and links are leading to suspicious sources,
it's a phishing email and should be reported to the company's abuse team — right?"

iPhone lock in Germany challenged

no-body no-body writes  |  about 7 years ago

no-body (127863) writes "German Vodaphone obtained a preliminary injunction against T-Online, the only iPhone supplier, to question the legality of locking the iPhone to a single service provider.

The court approved the injunction and T-Online has now two weeks to respond.

It is said that Apple receives 1/3 of T-Online's iPone revenue."

Allofmp3 aquitted in Russia

no-body no-body writes  |  more than 7 years ago

no-body (127863) writes "Former owner of Allofmp3 aquitted in Russia — suit thrown out of court BBC

Judge: "The prosecution did not succeed in presenting persuasive evidence of his involvement in infringing copyright law,"
Apparently, Allofmp3 paid paid part of its income to ROMS, the Russian organisation which collects and distributes fees for copyright holders.

A Russian comment: "99 cent? That's the price for two bottles of wodka here. Nobody cann affort to pay that much for a MP3 file.""

no-body no-body writes  |  more than 8 years ago

no-body (127863) writes "Free University Berlin with the Mars Express project have obtained clearer pictures of the area and constucted 3D images.

One English article is here, German sites are here and here.

Some 3D images need to be viewed with 3D glasses."


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