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In UK, Internet Trolls Could Face Two Years In Jail

radarskiy Re:Much as I despise trolls (308 comments)

It's not censorship since they have to actually do their trolling first.

11 hours ago
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Despite Patent Settlement, Apple Pulls Bose Merchandise From Its Stores

radarskiy Re:lol (301 comments)

I've had good results with some of their phased array equipment. Then again, most people don't need a phased array.

yesterday
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Apple's Next Hit Could Be a Microsoft Surface Pro Clone

radarskiy Re:Uhh...I doubt it (242 comments)

The basic idea is
1) make up some product rumor
2) repeat it every year
3) ???

At least the underpants gnomes had an objective.

yesterday
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Tesla Teardown Reveals Driver-facing Electronics Built By iPhone 6 Suppliers

radarskiy Re:(some) cars are gadgets now (154 comments)

You think they just started now? So naive...

2 days ago
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HBO To Offer Online Streaming Without TV Subscription

radarskiy Re:I am not alone when I say.... (139 comments)

"every single person involved with marketing for the studio is incompetent."

Yes, but they cry themselves to sleep on beds made of money.

4 days ago
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"Double Irish" Tax Loophole Used By US Companies To Be Closed

radarskiy Re:Why..... (258 comments)

"While you are trying to force a tax on income and that income crosses national borders it will be almost impossible to decided which tax system it should fall under."

This is one of the benefits of taxation based on registration: there's nothing to decide. You tax the company based on where they say they are located, but they have to declare this ahead of time.

4 days ago
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"Double Irish" Tax Loophole Used By US Companies To Be Closed

radarskiy Re:Why..... (258 comments)

"Much simpler and fairer between different nations."

1. In almost all cases the company exists in fewer countries than all of their customers. This would require a company not trying to game the system to maintain income tax accounting for vastly more countries.
2. What does "where your customers pay you" mean for an international purchase? (See the parallel arguments concerning sales tax an interstate commerce.)
3. Why shouldn't sovereign nations be allowed to have their own laws?

5 days ago
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Too Much Privacy: Finnish Police Want Big Euro Notes Taken Out of Circulation

radarskiy Re:USA 1969 (314 comments)

"That's not how inflation was measured in 1969"

Merely because there were no flat-screen TV available then at any price, so if they were included in the 1969 basket of goods that would give infinite deflation.

The basket of goods in not a recent invention. it is good for econometrics because it reflects how people actually spend their money. If it fails to support the political axe you wish to grind that does not make it bad science.

5 days ago
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Interviews: Ask Florian Mueller About Software Patents and Copyrights

radarskiy Re:What Is Your Relationship with Microsoft & (177 comments)

He was never a valuable source for anything, which is why it was shocking to find out he became a paid shill. Who would pay for that crap writing?

about a week ago
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PETA Is Not Happy That Google Used a Camel To Get a Desert "StreetView"

radarskiy Re:Fact Check Please!!! (367 comments)

"I think PETA badly dilutes its message by frequently saying borderline ridiculous statements."

They should stick to plainly and completely ridiculous statements.

about a week ago
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The Correct Response To Photo Hack Victim-Blamers

radarskiy Re:Is there some kind of sjw story quota now? (622 comments)

If people want to be flaming assholes in public, they should grow thicker skins.It is unreasonable to engage in such behavior without expecting to be called jerks, etc.

about a week ago
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The Correct Response To Photo Hack Victim-Blamers

radarskiy Re:There is another response for people like this (622 comments)

What level of care must be taken to prevent a victim from being hectored? I submit that there is no such level, and that there will always be someone ready to blame the victim.

No matter how careful you are when crossing the street, people can still be run over.

about a week ago
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The Correct Response To Photo Hack Victim-Blamers

radarskiy Re:Straw Man (622 comments)

"if you don't want people to see those photos, don't take those photos."

If you don't want people to steal your money, don't earn that money.

"I don't remember all this bullshit when it was Pamela Anderson, Paris Hilton, or even Kim Kardashian."

The you have a short memory. Pamela Anderson even went to court over a videotape. Since the tape itself was as stolen physical object she got that back, but blocking copies of the video proved more difficult. The best she could do is to force payment of license fees. Distribution could not be blocked since it was re-edited into a "news" story about the tape.

about a week ago
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Ask Slashdot: Why Can't Google Block Spam In Gmail?

radarskiy Re:false positives (261 comments)

" It cannot just mark all advertisement as spam"
Advertisements in email are competition, not revenue. Google's incentives and your own are aligned.

about a week ago
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Systemd Adding Its Own Console To Linux Systems

radarskiy Re:On the ignorance of this debate (747 comments)

"no need for the systemd opponents to get their panties in a bunch"

Clearly you are taking away their freedom to bunch their panties!

about two weeks ago
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Systemd Adding Its Own Console To Linux Systems

radarskiy Freedom for me but not for thee (747 comments)

For any other Free software, the default response to complaints is "So where are your patches, asshole?"

about two weeks ago
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Apple Sapphire Glass Supplier GT Advanced Files For Bankruptcy

radarskiy Rumor mongers face no conequences, learn no lesson (171 comments)

The bullshit baseless Apple rumors have real-world consequences. However, the people that spread them are not touched by those consequences so they will keep making shit up.

about two weeks ago
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US Navy Develops Robot Boat Swarm To Overwhelm Enemies

radarskiy Re:How would this have protected the USS Cole? (142 comments)

Clearly the US needs a larger defense budget so we can overwhelm any other drone operator. 100:1 or so to start with, and we can negotiate up from there. ;-)

about two weeks ago
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US Navy Develops Robot Boat Swarm To Overwhelm Enemies

radarskiy Re:How would this have protected the USS Cole? (142 comments)

A drone swarm would have impeded the progress of the boat even without firing any weapons, so that either a) identification could be made during the delay and orders given, or b) the boat was provoked to fire itself, thus allowing return fire under the ROE.

about two weeks ago

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