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Edward Snowden and Laura Poitras Win Truth-Telling Award

thetoadwarrior Re:Half my age, 10 times the guts. (123 comments)

yeah I'm sure having a film about yourself will gain you comfort when you have to live in hiding in a country that is unlike your 1st, 2nd or 3rd choice of places to live in for the rest of your life.

I'm sure he;ll be in the history books and that too might be a nice to have but he's still living in hiding and that will make life shit so I'd still say that's gaining nothing.

about two weeks ago
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Evidence Aside, FBI Says Russians Out To Steal Ideas From US Tech Firms

thetoadwarrior they'll stop when the US stops (132 comments)

Does the US seriously expect to be taken seriously after they've been busted for helping with industrial espionage and then the whole NSA / Snowden ordeal? I'd say everyone has the US to fear, no one else.

about two weeks ago
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Should Microsoft Be Required To Extend Support For Windows XP?

thetoadwarrior Just upgrade now (650 comments)

Come on skin flints, there's no reason to be on XP anymore. Accept it and move on.

about two weeks ago
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Emails Reveal Battle Over Employee Poaching Between Google and Facebook

thetoadwarrior Re:Unions (132 comments)

which employees in silicon valley are part of a union?

about three weeks ago
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Why Movie Streaming Services Are Unsatisfying — and Will Stay That Way

thetoadwarrior Re: Um. WRONG. (323 comments)

Netflix is fun for the first month but then you've watched everything good and then it's just not worth it. I'll be cancelling my subscription because I think I only used once this month and that was out of utter boredom.

about three weeks ago
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Google Tries To Defuse Glass "Myths"

thetoadwarrior Re:A lense cover (363 comments)

No really aims their mobile camera directly at someone. It'd be awkward holding it that high and using it for starters and it's generally considered rude because the person doesn't know if you're recording them or not and generally sticking anything in someone's face is rude.

I think a lot of people forget Google is still primarily an advertising company (from a profit point of view) and everything they're doing is largely to protect and build that income. Sure they can't give you the facility to record everyone 24 hours a day but if they could they likely would. Their main interest in Glass and the whole wearables thing is to basically tag and monitor you like an animal to help improve their advertising. That should be enough to at least raise some concern but as part of monitoring your all day means monitoring your friends under certain circumstances and unless they're cool with that then it is understand if it annoys them.

about a month ago
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NSA Hacked Huawei, Stole Source Code

thetoadwarrior Re:Personal Liberty! (287 comments)

Some people find it hard to accept their own government is an awful entity and they are the sole reason the government gets away all the shit it does.

about a month ago
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NSA Hacked Huawei, Stole Source Code

thetoadwarrior Re:Personal Liberty! (287 comments)

Don't steal from other countries then if you don't want it disclosed. While you might not ave any problem with your government helping conduct industrial espionage it shouldn't be done.

about a month ago
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NSA General Counsel Insists US Companies Assisted In Data Collection

thetoadwarrior Re: Meanwhile if they openly admitted it... (103 comments)

In some cases but I suspect many to be in the government's good books for when they apply for contracts.

about a month ago
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Gates Warns of Software Replacing People; Greenspan Says H-1Bs Fix Inequity

thetoadwarrior Greenspan is a moron (516 comments)

How are H1-B visas going to have any effect on the uppoer tier of society? It will just continue the death of the middle class and we'll be left with a society where you either live like a king or in poverty. I'm sure that's what he wants but I can't believe no one wouldn't be able to see through his stupidity.

about a month ago
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U.S. Aims To Give Up Control Over Internet Administration

thetoadwarrior Re:Hmm.... (279 comments)

They brought it on themselves. So perhaps people should vote for a better government.

about a month ago
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Target Ignored Signs of Data Breach

thetoadwarrior Need harsher punishments (95 comments)

As we put more online we need to adjust laws to properly punish companies otherwise they'll continue not to care. Fine them something like 50% of their revenue (not profit) for the year of the incident and then they'll start to care.

about a month ago
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Google Chairman on WhatsApp: $19 Bn For 50 People? Good For Them!

thetoadwarrior bullshit answer from a bullshit person (303 comments)

Everything he said helps his company and does nothing for the poor people.

about a month ago
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Apple Launches CarPlay At Geneva Show

thetoadwarrior Re:Innovation? (264 comments)

Plug it into my Linux desktop and drag files on it isn't exactly hard.

about a month and a half ago
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Apple Launches CarPlay At Geneva Show

thetoadwarrior Re:Innovation? (264 comments)

Maybe English isn't your first language but innovation != invention.

And yeah, you're right. Apple was last to the party on Firewire, thunderbolt, retina displays. While Apple has been packaging the same beige / black boxes, all the real push forward has been on wintel machines.

about a month and a half ago
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U.S. Students/Grads Carrying Over $1 Trillion In Debt

thetoadwarrior Re:That debt is solid gold! (538 comments)

You can't give your education back. Where as if I can't pay for my home they can take it away from me. Given that a degree is unnecessary for most jobs anyway, I don't see why you should be able to claim bankruptcy to dump your education debt while getting to keep your degree. Seems like it would make more sense to quit telling kids they must get a university education.

about a month and a half ago
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Steve Jobs To Appear On US Postage Stamp

thetoadwarrior Re: Obviously.. (184 comments)

You probably don't have much going on I your life. However those of us that deal with lawyers and governments still post the odd letter every now and again.

about 2 months ago
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Is Google Making the Digital Divide Worse?

thetoadwarrior Re:This is the most retarded astroturf post ever (259 comments)

Except Google is selectively picking areas based on maximising profits rather than providing universal access so it's the same problem. http://www.forbes.com/sites/jo...

Comcast wants to selectively serve areas and be the pipe + content provider. Google wants to selectively serve areas and is a pipe + content provider. Sorry but tell me again where the improvement is?

The problem is broadband in the US is bad enough that too many people are willing to accept one bad deal to avoid another.

about 2 months ago

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Governor Palin's newborn cover up

thetoadwarrior thetoadwarrior writes  |  more than 5 years ago

thetoadwarrior (1268702) writes "Governor Sarah Palin wasn't the best choice for for vice president. She's not even sure what the Vice President does and, while they tried to cover up her support for Obama's energy plan, Google's cache has come to the rescue once again.

However the biggest story is the emerging evidence that her newborn child may be her grandson. Will the traditional media cover this? The photo and video evidence is quite compelling and could lead to one of the biggest political scandals ever if it turns out to be true.

ArcXIX writes:

Yesterday, with the news of Sarah Louise Heath Palin inexplicably being chosen as a Vice-Presidential nominee, the attentive American public was also introduced to her character. Unfortunately for all of us, it was filled with multiple instances of backtracking and outright lies. While Alaskans had been giving her an 80% approval rating, recently 87% of Alaskans polled on the subject of TrooperGate believed she was lying.
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Well, Sarah, I'm calling you a liar. And not even a good one. Trig Paxson Van Palin is not your son. He is your grandson. The sooner you come forward with this revelation to the public, the better.

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