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Comment: RIP Internet (Score 1) 316

by Agares (#49326281) Attached to: First Lawsuits Challenging FCC's New Net Neutrality Rules Arrive
We lose either way in this situation when you think about it. If the FCC regulates the internet it will give the government a way to control it and be abusive. On the other hand if the big ISPs have their way they will continue to abuse customers since they have monopolies in different areas across the country. The only thing that can truly fix this is competition in my opinion. It might be best to let this work itself out in the long run since for example people like Elon Musk want to build a high speed internet service via satellite. He is not the only one since there are other companies working to do the same. Another one is Google if I am thinking right? We already know about their fiber which the big telecoms already hate. Either way I think we run the risk of killing the internet if we try to regulate it to much. I hope I am wrong, and would be very happy to be wrong about this situation.

+ - Taylor Swift buys two adult domains and no she wont be using them->

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abhishekmdb (4015829) writes "Taylor Swift who is already a owner of enviable legs, seven Grammy’s, twelve Billboard Music Awards, is now a proud owner of two adult domains called and

Taylor Swift has apparently bought these domains before they become public on June 1 so that no one can buy them in future and use them to malign her name.

The Mean and Fearless songstress was recently in headlines for threats from hackers to publish her nude pics.

Her Instagram and Twitter accounts were allegedly hacked in January by a group that may be associated with Islamic State terrorists. The hackers than used her Twitter handle to post tweets, (which have since been deleted) which urged her 51.4 million followers to follow the Twitter account @lizzard and @veriuser who is apparently linked to the infamous hacking group “Lizard Squad.”"

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Comment: This whole debate... (Score 2) 550

seems like a lose lose situation to me. Either we have an over bearing government running the show, or companies that want to gouge people and not give the service they should be providing. Either way I think that the Internet is going to suffer greatly after it is all said and done.

Comment: Re:Really, Slashdot? (Score 1) 230

by Agares (#49181883) Attached to: Will you be using a mobile payment system?
For me it is just a matter of security, Who says I need to steal your phone in order to steal some money from you? In some ways it can be far less secure than a credit card would be (Not saying cards are perfect by any means). If people want to use it though I do not see why not. It is all just a matter of preference really at this point.

Comment: hmmm.... (Score 1) 252

by Agares (#49100687) Attached to: No Tech Bubble Here, Says CNN: "This Time It's Different."
I don't trust what they are telling us personally. I really would like to take some of my money and invest, but everything is so seemingly inflated that I am afraid it'll all crash soon. If we do have a crash that would be a good time to invest possibly. Anyone who bothered to invest back in 2008 after the stock market took that massive dive would have a ton of money by now. So I might try something like that who knows.

Comment: Re:Seems ripe for abuse (Score 1) 112

by Agares (#49094101) Attached to: AT&T Patents System To "Fast-Lane" File-Sharing Traffic
Where I live we have three competing ISPs so the service and speeds tend to be very good. I have actually been able to get speeds a little faster than what I pay for from time to time. Unfortunately though most people live in an area with just one so they get screwed left and right by them. I have lived in such an area before and as I am sure you know it can be very frustrating. I do believe in letting a company handle their business the way they want, but these areas that have monopolies need to be dealt with since the ISPs in these areas just cheat people. Competition is always good in my opinion since it brings out the best in a company usually, but as well all know monopolies such as these bring out the worst in them.

Comment: Re:Just wait for oil changes to come with DRM so (Score 1) 194

by Agares (#48999499) Attached to: Farmers Struggling With High-Tech Farm Equipment
We have had this oil change interval just as long as you all. The issue though is that most people here get it changed earlier since the lube places tell them it needs to be changed every 5,000. I change my own oil since it is cheaper, and I know for sure I am getting good synthetic oil that way.

Comment: Well... (Score 1) 375

by Agares (#48502411) Attached to: The Cashless Society? It's Already Coming
For me at least a wallet is a necessity. I have various forms of ID and other cards that I need for my job. Furthermore why should payment by phone replace a credit card when it is just as convenient in my opinion? Also let’s not forget the security issues that paying with a phone brings with it. Another thing too is that you can lose a phone as well, so to me it seems more like a preference than something that will make the wallet go away.

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