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New GCHQ Chief Says Social Media Aids Terrorists

sahuxley Re:Social media (228 comments)

Freedom is scary. If people don't like it, perhaps they don't belong in the home of the brave.

about a month and a half ago
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Austin Airport Tracks Cell Phones To Measure Security Line Wait

sahuxley Re:A bit???? (168 comments)

Nobody is forcing you to connect to the airport WIFI network. It's just as disturbing to me that you think you should have the right to data on someone else's network just because you use it. If you were paying for such a right and had a contract in place, I could see that. But you are not, and therefore you have no right to tell them what they can and can not do with that data. It's not just you, people all over are using free services and then claiming they have a right to tell the providers what to do with the data those services collect.

about 2 months ago
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Google Rejects 58% of "Right To Be Forgotten" Requests

sahuxley Re:What right do they have anyway? (144 comments)

It's their servers and their search algorithm. They have the right to do whatever they want with it. Any information they display on their web page is protected by the first amendment. Of course, exceptions are in place for any speech, including libel or copyrights. Now, whether that's best for all involved is another question.

about 2 months ago
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Studies Conclude Hands-Free-calling and Apple Siri Distract Drivers

sahuxley Re:So does scratching your nose (208 comments)

You should pull over to do any of those things. Running late or being in a hurry never has, and never will be a good excuse to risk causing an accident. To say that it's less dangerous than actions that also involve hands is a poor defense.

about 2 months ago
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Emma Watson Leaked Photo Threat Was a Plot To Attack 4chan

sahuxley Re:Emma Watson is full of it (590 comments)

That's like saying since people volunteer to pick cotton, it's ok to enslave other people to do it.

about 3 months ago
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Emma Watson Leaked Photo Threat Was a Plot To Attack 4chan

sahuxley Re:Emma Watson is full of it (590 comments)

You forgot the right to register for selective service and conscription.

about 3 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: How To Avoid Becoming a Complacent Software Developer?

sahuxley DERK HIS JERRRRRB (275 comments)

This might not be good advice at all, but why not try and get the development manager's job? That would probably inspire me a ton if I saw a weakness like that and ways to do a better. You've got some good experience under your belt and seem to understand the problem the company is facing. Hopefully, some people here who know more than I do can give you some more specific advice.

about 3 months ago
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The Minecraft Parent

sahuxley Brilliant marketing strategy, MS (174 comments)

There's a niche to be filled with parent-friendly games and Microsoft has bought a great game franchise to fill it with. Well played.

about 3 months ago
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Should Cyborgs Have the Same Privacy Rights As Humans?

sahuxley The Transfer of Data and Free Speech (206 comments)

A corollary to this is whether communication through any mechanically-assisted means should be defined as speech. I think this has a huge implication on copyrights. As we become more integrated with these devices, the line between what we say, think, and digitally transfer becomes gray. What if instead of describing a movie or song to someone, we're able to transfer our perfect memory of it directly to their memory?

about 3 months ago
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33 Months In Prison For Recording a Movie In a Theater

sahuxley Re:If he sold phyiscal copies (465 comments)

So we're throwing a man in prison to keep one form of entertainment flowing? That seems backwards.

about 4 months ago
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33 Months In Prison For Recording a Movie In a Theater

sahuxley Re:The real crime here (465 comments)

But it's more important for the government to protect one business model of one form of entertainment than this man's freedom.

about 4 months ago
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Is Remote Instruction the Future of College?

sahuxley Separate Testing and Education (81 comments)

Remote education such as the internet is very good at distributing materials and information. However, it is very bad at testing individuals' comprehension and understanding for a variety of reasons. Currently, Universities do both and they bundle the costs together in one large tuition package. I think a good solution going forward would be one that offers these two services separately.

about 4 months ago
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Misogyny, Entitlement, and Nerds

sahuxley Re:As Jim Morrison said... (1198 comments)

I think you hit the nail on the head, but that's why I disagree with this article. Most nerds, believe it or not, realize the results of their personal choices as you do and don't irrationally point their frustration at innocent people. I think it's unfair to say that all nerds reach this irrational conclusion "as a matter or mental self-defense." I'm not saying it doesn't happen, but this is a sweeping generalization based on one crazy man's acts.

about 7 months ago
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Kids With Wheels: Should the Unlicensed Be Allowed To 'Drive' Autonomous Cars?

sahuxley Re:no (437 comments)

Really, slashdot? This comments gets a 5, Insightful? It's an unsupported assertion.

about 7 months ago
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GM Sees a Market For $5/Day Dedicated In-Car Internet

sahuxley Re:"GM thinks" there's your problem. (216 comments)

Redundant internet options are a good thing. This is a smart move by GM in the face of giant ISP mergers and poor net neutrality legislation.

about 7 months ago
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Dropbox and Box Leaked Shared Private Files Through Google

sahuxley Re:Google (92 comments)

Google has no interest in omitting data collection to mitigate other sites' security flaws.

about 7 months ago
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Japanese and Swiss Watchmakers Scoff At Smartwatches

sahuxley Re:I think they are right - for now (399 comments)

I'm personally not going to buy a smartwatch until it can replace my phone. Once I have that, it's not much of a change in routine for me to plug it in each night.

about 8 months ago
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Google Tries To Defuse Glass "Myths"

sahuxley Re:A lense cover (363 comments)

None of that is necessarily true if it's rooted. http://gizmodo.com/google-glas... Also, "most people" aren't doing something that they mind being recorded doing. The problems come from the situations where they do mind.

about 9 months ago
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L.A. Police: All Cars In L.A. Are Under Investigation

sahuxley This might sound crazy... (405 comments)

...to some of you but police officers are also there to protect you from those who might want to take your money or otherwise commit a crime against you. I'm aware of the potential for abuse from these systems, but if we decide they can't watch us in public, where can they watch us? What deters a robber that knows for a fact there will never be a cop around to catch him in the act?

about 9 months ago

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