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Comment Re:That's not a "quote" of Engadget's report... (Score 1) 203

I can tell the difference perfectly well. The original author and copyright holder of the piece has been robbed of their ability to make profits from their work by Slashdot, which has also profited from its act. That is the definition of theft: One party has lost something tangible, and the other has gained something tangible. You can pretend otherwise if you like, but this is copyright theft and focusing on pedantics just makes you look stupid and greedy.

Comment Re:That's not a "quote" of Engadget's report... (Score 1) 203

If the article is so bad, why is Slashdot linking to it in the first place? You can't have it both ways. Either it was newsworthy and contained sufficient content to justify its existence (in which case stealing it is bad), or it wasn't newsworthy or lacked sufficient information to be worth reading it (in which case mentioning it in the first place was bad.) Either way, Slashdot is in the wrong here.

Comment Re: Advancements (Score 1) 229

That's not even remotely what this is for. This will be used predominantly for more accurately tracking whom you are (even if you dump your cookies, switch machines etc.) by noting which bluetooth devices are frequently visible from your browsing device, and then pairing that with all the other info they already had on you. This is all about uncloaking the anonymous, and nothing else at all.

Comment Re: Trump (Score 2) 197

Actually, the cable bill will only keep going up as it has done. The big expense will be the fees for access to every single website you value too much not to use, with higher costs for more obscure topics. They're all going to need to charge you once net neutrality goes and they get throttled out of existence, then their audience tanks, which kills their ad money and affiliate revenue, and they go out of business because their main (or quite likely only) source of revenue vanishes. And any site which is non-commercial -- your friend's blog, say -- will be so slow that you'll never bother checking it.

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