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Comment: Why hide it? (Score 3, Interesting) 167 167

Why hide this behind shell companies if it's all above board, authorized and legal? Oh, wait, anything that law enforcement does must be legal right? /sarcasm Wouldn't it be a more effective crime deterrent if the aircraft had large bold block letter lighted signs that said FBI on them?

Comment: Forced into a deal with the devil (Score 1) 125 125

I was a DSL customer of small local isp's for well over a decade, they're all gone. Even where I live which is very close to large well connected commercial areas. The only choices remaining were Comcast or Verizon FIOS. I made my deal with the devil for FIOS, Comcast is even worse. FIOS is technically good, but Verizon's business practices are not.

Comment: Re:Some good data... (Score 4, Interesting) 434 434

I'm certain that I'll be leapt upon as a shill for saying it, but Windows phone is running on similar low end hardware as Android, it's definitely not a "low end hardware" issue. It's an overly customized and fragmented software image problem, brought about by all of the players involved, Google, phone OEMs and carriers, none of whom have any interest in maintaining the existing installed base beyond the basic phone operation. Even winphone has problems here at the OEM and carrier level in blocking updates, even with the limited customization of the OS image the MS allows. Only Apple gets special treatment here with respect to distributing updates, and that is because of near zero or extremely limited customization of the software image on the device by the carriers and a single phone hardware OEM with a very well defined hardware platform.

Comment: Re:Hero? (Score 1) 489 489

you are failing to take into account the risk of a negative response from a cop that just shot an unarmed fleeing person and planted evidence to justify the crime. You think there's no risk of negative outcomes for the camera operator in that situation?! What sort of dreamland do you live in?

Comment: Re:The right place to air her rationalizations... (Score 1) 609 609

email has been considered a legal document under court precedent since it first became a tool of business in the late 80's early 90's. Federal official record retention laws have been in place for much longer than 2009. As an attorney and law firm owner she would be very aware of this, and even if she wasn't, ignorance of the law is no excuse. Hillary is only the currently most visible example of this, many other politicians are similarly in violation, the former PA governor is one example that comes to mind for me (I live in PA) The legal challenge here is really not much different than the challenge of legal corporate information stored/manipulated on personal devices.

Comment: The right place to air her rationalizations... (Score 1) 609 609

The right place to air her rationalizations is in a court of law, not in the media. This is a clear criminal offense. The public rationalizations are a essentially an admission of guilt, guilt of a clear and direct violation of federal recordkeeping laws that are intended to protect the country and the people from political abuse. Prosecute her and the many other politicians that do this, that's where they should be explaining themselves, not in the media.

Comment: Re:how much it took (Score 2) 274 274

the Navy is interested in this because they would really like to get out of the carrying and storing lots of explosive ammunition on warships in hostile areas business. If all they need is bigger generators and this device to have essentially unlimited shots, and not carry ammunition, some reduced capability of the individual shots is likely acceptable.

Comment: Innovation? (Score 1) 550 550

The only innovation that Comcast/Verizon/AT$T et. al. have done is in exploring new frontiers of poor customer service, cartel like exclusionary practices against alternate providers, abusive/fraudulent billing practices and extortion to content providers. They are actually arguing to allow themselves to squash the innovation of other content providers, app authors, etc. The true innovators are completely in favor of net neutrality generally.

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