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Comment: Re:Maybe (Score 1) 258

by Calydor (#47873087) Attached to: Using Wearable Tech To Track Gun Use

When the next President( who will be the one who promises to castrate the NSA)

So you're saying the US won't elect a new president in 2016? Or just the one who promises it?

decommissions the server farm storage they have with our records on, they can be used to store police footage in perpetuity

No, it seems you actually think he would promise it AND follow through.

Comment: Re:how about .... (Score 1) 131

by Calydor (#47828127) Attached to: Facebook Blamed For Driving Up Cellphone Bills, But It's Not Alone

OK, so what's the realistic way to use an app that uses more bandwidth than your plan includes?

If you want to use an app that plays video (and you want to use it outside of your wifi) you need a way to get those videos to your phone.

Maybe grab a still image of the video from about ten seconds in along with a, "Click here to view this video" link? You know, so you only download a ~20 KB image instead of a 10 MB video of something you have absolutely no interest in?

Facebook's problem is they think that EVERYTHING with no exceptions that appears on your wall is going to have your unending interest.

Comment: Re:Enough World of Warcraft already (Score 1) 146

by Calydor (#47678195) Attached to: World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor Launches Nov. 13th

With the timing of Titan getting scrapped and the massive gameplay changes in Draenor (such as disabling any and all non-NPC flight until 'later') I can't help but get the feeling that Titan was WoW2, set sometime in the past of Draenor before the Legion appeared, and now large parts of it have been ported over to WoW.

Comment: Re:This is going to end so well for them! (Score 1) 147

by Calydor (#47665061) Attached to: T-Mobile To Throttle Customers Who Use Unlimited LTE Data For Torrents/P2P

There are currently 6.8 million WoW subscriptions (not subscribers due to people with multiple accounts etc.) worldwide.

If it's an even split between the three regions, that's about 2.3 million WoW accounts in the US. The population of the US is 318.5 million people. T-Mobile has about 50 million customers according to Wikipedia.

Some quick and dirty math: 50 million is about one sixth of the US population. One sixth of those 2.3 million WoW accounts comes to about 400,000 accounts.

400k angry people is a lot, sure - but since the patch can ALSO download directly from Blizzard's servers I don't know how many will even realize the problem that way.

Comment: Re:So 60% positive ? (Score 1) 256

by Calydor (#47614561) Attached to: 40% Of People On Terror Watch List Have No Terrorist Ties

There is also a difference in success rates to keep in mind.

A cheap medical test that flags 50% falsely for an illness (and sends them to the more expensive test to be cleared) but almost NEVER clears someone who is actually sick is much better than one that is as likely to clear you as flag you if you ARE sick.

This terrorist list? We have no idea how many terrorists slip through the net, though given the lack of daily bombings it's probably very very very few - simply because there are very very very few terrorists in the first place.

"A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices." -- William James