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Uber Capping Prices During Snowmageddon 2015

wisnoskij Re:So what will this accomplish? (149 comments)

It is a seesaw between reducing supply and letting all poor people freeze to death because they cannot economically compete with the rich.

yesterday
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Best 1990s Sci-fi show?

wisnoskij Re:Red Dward/Lexx (470 comments)

I tried to watch RD a few years ago, I force my way through a season or tow, but it was just so horrible. Literally the worst tv series I have ever seen. Part of the problem is that it is just too British, and I tend to not like scifi comedies at all, but still it is truly horrible.

yesterday
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Omand Warns of "Ethically Worse" Spying If Unbreakable Encryption Is Allowed

wisnoskij So Basically. (386 comments)

If we cannot break your encryption, we can always break your knees.

2 days ago
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Omand Warns of "Ethically Worse" Spying If Unbreakable Encryption Is Allowed

wisnoskij Re:Not quite (386 comments)

they have to get a warrant.

Hahaha, how naive you are.

2 days ago
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Anonymous Asks Activists To Fight Pedophiles In 'Operation Deatheaters'

wisnoskij Re:I Don't Buy It (406 comments)

Well, there are some arguments about it in theory. There are legitimate points to be made. And one universal truth is that there is loads of areas to be improved in how our legal system handles and defines crimes. But, no one personally is sympathetic to them, it is all theoretical.
And I really do not see where you are coming from. How does it create demand? Are there Pedophiles making a killing off of ads or subscriptions? I sort of get the impression it is more about enthusiastic individuals who do it because that is what they love, and they get a thrill of video taping and posting it. They are not some sort of business man or entertainer, who are just in it for the money or applause.

2 days ago
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Anonymous Asks Activists To Fight Pedophiles In 'Operation Deatheaters'

wisnoskij Re:Errors (406 comments)

Well that is the benefit of being Anonymous, 0 accountability.

2 days ago
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Anonymous Asks Activists To Fight Pedophiles In 'Operation Deatheaters'

wisnoskij I Don't Buy It (406 comments)

I don't buy it for a second.
"sympathetic"? No one is sympathetic to pedophiles.

2 days ago
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NVIDIA Responds To GTX 970 Memory Bug

wisnoskij Re:This reminds me... (145 comments)

But the issue is not accessing system memory, it is how you market it.

3 days ago
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Best 1990s Sci-fi show?

wisnoskij Re:Missing (470 comments)

Personally, above all of this, the point that really bugged me was how the prime directive seemed to change or cease to exist whenever it stood in the way of something Janeway wanted. At the very least have the show admit when the characters are breaking their own rules.

3 days ago
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WhatsApp vs. WhatsApp Plus Fight Gets Ugly For Users

wisnoskij Re:No (190 comments)

Best viewed with IE is at least in some way not something the web designer arbitrarily decided. Particularly back in the day, loads of web programming only worked well on the browser it was specifically designed for. Using another could create a worst user experience. This is goign out of your way to make third party apps not work, and banning the user of said apps.

3 days ago
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WhatsApp vs. WhatsApp Plus Fight Gets Ugly For Users

wisnoskij Re:Really? (190 comments)

It worked out pretty well for all those mns messenger apps, including one that used the same name.

3 days ago
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Doxing Victim Zoe Quinn Launches Online "Anti-harassment Task Force"

wisnoskij Re:Harrassing a Suicide Prevention Support Group (686 comments)

You are the one making allegations without proof, and not even providing enough information to look up the evidence you apparently saw. If you are interested in Zoe Quinn, follow her twitter, read her old tweets, come to your own conclusions.

about a week ago
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Facebook Will Let You Flag Content As 'False'

wisnoskij Re:Not "like Slashdot" (224 comments)

That is truly horrible idea.

about a week ago
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Doxing Victim Zoe Quinn Launches Online "Anti-harassment Task Force"

wisnoskij Re:Harrassing a Suicide Prevention Support Group (686 comments)

Well if you are unwilling to even be generally informed about things that Zoe herself has officially posed on twitter, you cannot expect everyone else to keep you up to date with events.

about a week ago
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Doxing Victim Zoe Quinn Launches Online "Anti-harassment Task Force"

wisnoskij Harrassing a Suicide Prevention Support Group (686 comments)

How can anyone stand this woman? Even if we believe her every word we still get: Called by a single person who apparently claimed to represent or be a member of some suicide support group. So she decides to lead a harassment movement again the site and all of its members.

about a week ago
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Google Thinks the Insurance Industry May Be Ripe For Disruption

wisnoskij Re:Makers of a self driving car... (238 comments)

there are ads on the bill boards (no need to look at them when you on a screen in the dash board, provided by Google).

Sounds like a genius idea. Google incorporates a device in-car, that operates while you drive and is designed to catch your attention.

about a week ago
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Google Thinks the Insurance Industry May Be Ripe For Disruption

wisnoskij Texting (238 comments)

Every time you send a text while driving they up your rates.

about a week ago
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Elon Musk's Proposed Internet-by-Satellite System Could Link With Mars Colonies

wisnoskij Re:Great (105 comments)

In general, at least in the past. The problem with Satellite internet is that you have like dial-up upload paired with huge/normal broadband down. I think, actually, in general you do not get a transmitter, you literally rely on dailup to contact your ISPs servers, who then transmit their response down to you through the satellite. It is possible that the power, expense, and feasibility of a single satellite receiving a million concurrent transmissions, has been solved with advances in technology. But I could easily imagine that a few of these limitations still existed.

about two weeks ago
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Elon Musk's Proposed Internet-by-Satellite System Could Link With Mars Colonies

wisnoskij Great (105 comments)

So we can have Internet content beamed at us to consume.

Yo can get satellite Internet right now, it is available everywhere. And is perfectly fine if you view the Internet as a sort of alternative TV where distributors provide content for your consumption.

about two weeks ago
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Ridley Scott Adapts Philip K. Dick's 'Man in the High Castle' For Amazon

wisnoskij Alien 3 (94 comments)

Is probably my favourite entry in the series. There I said it.

about two weeks ago

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Ask Slashdot: How to Buy Windows 8 (none upgrade)

wisnoskij wisnoskij writes  |  more than 2 years ago

wisnoskij writes "Microsoft is really pushing the cheap upgrade to windows 8.
But some people just want an iso and a product key.

Is there any way to simply buy a windows 8 key, with or without a simple ISO download."

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Spying School District Updates

wisnoskij wisnoskij writes  |  more than 4 years ago

wisnoskij (1206448) writes "The Pennsylvania's Lower Merion School District has suspended 2 IT workers for their involvement in the webcam spying case.
Additionally, the software, LANrev, used to spy on the unsuspecting children will get a update this week that will will disable the option for admins to remotely switch on a computer's webcam."

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