Forgot your password?
typodupeerror

Comment: Re: So everything is protected by a 4 digit passco (Score 1) 502

by Damarkus13 (#47941743) Attached to: Apple Will No Longer Unlock Most iPhones, iPads For Police
Because if you are doing one check a second on a 4096 bit number you will need 6.62x10^1223 centuries to check it all! Even assuming that on average you will only have to check half the numbers, you're still well outside the expected life of the universe.

Comment: Re:What about other devices? (Score 1) 421

by Damarkus13 (#47894491) Attached to: Windows Tax Shot Down In Italy

And how much to replace multi-thousand-dollar specialized peripherals, such as CNC mills, that have no Windows 10 driver?

Stop with this stupid argument! Why ids your multi-thousand dollar specialized peripheral not firewall away from the internet? Oh, it is? Then stop whining and just keep using XP. It has to be, because of some weird edge case? Then realize you are an edge case, and it pretty much always sucks to be an edge case. Either way, I'm tired for that rubbish argument.

Comment: Re:What about other devices? (Score 1) 421

by Damarkus13 (#47892531) Attached to: Windows Tax Shot Down In Italy
You're absolutely right that must people don't actually need a PC anymore.

Why use OpenOffice when Google docs does everything the average person uses an office suite for.

The web version of QuickBooks works just fine under Linux. And most people don't use accounting software unless they own a business anyhow.

Comment: Re:Musk worship (Score 1) 260

by Damarkus13 (#47858617) Attached to: Tesla Plans To Power Its Gigafactory With Renewables Alone
You really have to allow deductions though. Otherwise, you're taxing revenue, not profits.

Let's say I own a corporation. Said corporation has an income of $1,000,000. However, between research and development costs, manufacturing, and other overhead, my expenses are $900,000. If you tax my corporation's income at 25% (without being able to deduct any expenses) I'm $150,000 in the red after taxes, despite running a fairly successful business.

Comment: Re:Follow the money... (Score 3) 188

My cousin has no nipples due to a double mastectomy. Is she not a citizen?

But seriously, "that specific industry" has no "special constitutional treatment." See Freedom of the press in the United States. All rights are inherent to individuals and when individuals organize, as in the formation of the LA Times, these rights are not lost. As such, it appears that the LA Times has rights, but these are simply the rights of the individuals it is composed of. Furthermore, the Constitution does not place limits upon citizens, it places limits on the government.

So, while we are clearly in agreement that an impartial fourth estate is essential to a healthy society, I still find your insistence that the Constitution mandates impartiality from the press laughable.

Comment: Re:Follow the money... (Score 2) 188

... they are shirking their Constitutionally specified duty, despite the legal privileges they enjoy in furtherance of that obligation.

What?!? I don't know which constitution you're referring to, but the Constitution of the United States of America certainly doesn't specify duties or obligations for citizens.

While I would agree that this kind of behavior is undesirable, to imply that it is unconstitutional is laughable.

Comment: Re:Responsible Agency Enforcing Law (Score 1) 222

by Damarkus13 (#47843689) Attached to: FAA Scans the Internet For Drone Users; Sends Cease and Desist Letters
I was under the impression the FAA was pretty clear about their stance regarding aircraft safety, and it basically amounts to, "Commercial aircraft must be certified. We don't currently have a certification process for UAVs. We will have one by sometime in 2015. Hobbyists, don't make a nuisance of yourselves and we won't bother you."

Comment: Re:Responsible Agency Enforcing Law (Score 1) 222

by Damarkus13 (#47843461) Attached to: FAA Scans the Internet For Drone Users; Sends Cease and Desist Letters
While these issues may still need to be ironed out, they really are not within the purview of the FAA. The FAA's only real interest with drones should be keeping the skies orderly and safe. Privacy issues and liability are the legislative, not bureaucratic, problems.

Comment: Re:just call it what it is (Score 1) 316

by Damarkus13 (#47611987) Attached to: Verizon Throttles Data To "Provide Incentive To Limit Usage"
Long-term? I don't think so. But, no one really likes Verizon anyhow and they are currently dealing with a competitor who is aggressively trying to poach their customers. Add to that their claim that 20% of their customers are still on unlimited plans and it does become understandable why they might opt for the path their taking.

Comment: Re:just call it what it is (Score 2) 316

by Damarkus13 (#47611747) Attached to: Verizon Throttles Data To "Provide Incentive To Limit Usage"
They haven't offered unlimited plans for years now. This is about customers who are still on unlimited plans and haven't yet "upgraded" to a paid usage plan. These people are not in any sort of long term contract. Verizon could simply tell them, "Your unlimited plan is gone, pick a currently offered plan," but they don't want to deal with the PR nightmare that would spawn.

Comment: Re:cretinous because (Score 1) 316

by Damarkus13 (#47611719) Attached to: Verizon Throttles Data To "Provide Incentive To Limit Usage"
The thing is, you're on a month to month contract. The honest thing for Verizon to do is simply cancel those contracts, admit that they are not willing to invest enough in infrastructure to accommodate unlimited plans, and take the temporary PR hit.

Instead they have chosen the path of a thousand papercuts. Every so often them try to screw those still on unlimited plans, and every time it causes some sort of PR headache.

Comment: Re:Do No Evil so why not delete the info? (Score 2) 138

They won't be "deleting" anything. They simply won't be indexing it. The ruling makes absolutely no demand that the content actually be removed from the internet.

It's also worth noting that these requests are not coming from the content owners, they are coming from people that the content is "about"

"In matrimony, to hesitate is sometimes to be saved." -- Butler

Working...