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Comment: Re:Jerri (Score 1) 467

again, you have no argument, just an empty personal attack. you haven't touched anything i said not even once, so my argument still stands

don't you want to say something in life? you think petty pointless personal attacks will get you anywhere on subject matter like this?

Comment: Re:Good question (Score 1) 182

because wires don't follow political boundaries

your fiber is our fiber and visa versa. it's all bound up. a message you send from Vancouver to Halifax may/ probably crosses the border into the USA

and If i am in Chicago and i send a message to Anchorage, that goes through Canada

Canadian and American data is intertwined

and our authorities coordinate and cooperate in managing that in ways that would make both Americans and Canadians uncomfortable if you don't want eyes from another jurisdiction seeing our data

Comment: UMG v. MP3.com (Score 1) 107

by tepples (#49168753) Attached to: Blu-Ray Players Hackable Via Malicious Discs

NO. Sony v. Universal (and subsequent rulings) have made it clear, it does not matter where a backup comes from, as long as you dont share it.

Where do you get that? I see UMG v. MP3.com which decided exactly the opposite. The backup has to be made by you from a genuine copy, not transmitted by someone else through the Internet.

Comment: The mole is in your household (Score 1) 107

by tepples (#49168733) Attached to: Blu-Ray Players Hackable Via Malicious Discs

that are inserted by their owners

Not necessarily, because not everybody lives alone. Anybody in your household with the opportunity to insert a disc can attempt to exploit a vulnerability like this. I imagine that most people do not regularly disconnect their BD players and keep them under lock and key.

Comment: Re:Best defense is not to care (Score 1) 107

by tepples (#49168715) Attached to: Blu-Ray Players Hackable Via Malicious Discs

All those useless apps have vastly superior equivalents on other platforms.

Which is fine so long as you already own a device of one of these "other platforms" in your living room. "Smart" TVs and "smart" BD players are convenient for people who happen not to, such as households with one PC that is in another room.

Comment: Commissions are widespread (Score 1) 131

by tepples (#49168651) Attached to: Unreal Engine 4 Is Now Free

if everyone [took a percent of gross] it would be unfeasible.

Everyone does take a percent of gross: Google on Google Play Store, Amazon on Amazon Appstore, Apple on App Store, Nintendo on eShop, Sony on PlayStation Store, and Microsoft as I mentioned above. The market for physical goods is little different: Amazon takes a commission of sellers' revenue on Amazon.com, and eBay and PayPal take final value fees.

Comment: Hobby games in the living room (Score 1) 131

by tepples (#49168333) Attached to: Unreal Engine 4 Is Now Free

The fact is Game development is rapidly moving into the hobby space much like home studios did to music and youtube is doing to TV.

Except there's a difference. Anyone can burn hobby music to a CD-R and play it in a stereo. Anyone can burn hobby video to a DVD+R and play it in any brand of DVD player. The game market is qualitatively different. The major consoles lock out hobby games, and PCs are uncommon in the living room. Some of this can be traced to certain bad decisions made by the North American video game industry in the first half of the 1980s.

Comment: Re:Brain drain (Score 2) 156

by Trepidity (#49168075) Attached to: Marissa Mayer On Turning Around Yahoo

When was that part of SV culture? Even if you go back to the old-school SV firms, they were pretty negative on telecommuting, and ran regular offices. What era and kind of company do you have in mind? If you go back to the '60s-'90s even, Silicon Valley companies like Intel, Sun, Apple, SGI, Oracle, etc. required regular office time. You could certainly shift your schedule at many of them (e.g. come in at 10am, not 8am, as long as you stay late too), but you couldn't work from home, or get away with less than 40+ hours in the office (often 50+).

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