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Comment Censorship? (Score 1) 539

They're absolutely correct; the makers of Adblock Plus are engaging in censorship of digital advertising created by some others and allowing through the digital advertising created by some others, which isn't optimal and thus there are different solutions which do not opt for such fickle behavior.

However, the key part here is that it isn't by force, it's by choice of the enduser of the product; in direct juxtaposition of being on the receiving end of forced digital advertising delivery.

In almost all cases, in order for me to view content, I must first opt in, by only my visiting the site in question, to digital advertisements before I am able (if at all) to disable the advertising through payment. Instead of bitching, we just utilize these tools to (UBlock Origin is my preference) to censor our own content.

I mean, I get it; they are fighting hard to reduce that 30% of Europeans and 10% of Americans blocking ads but enough w/the rhetoric, please.

Comment Re:I wonder how the abuse victims feel. (Score 1) 301

the biggest problem with using computers to 'catch' paedophiles is that machines can fabricate evidence when 'ordered' to 'find concrete evidence'
and for those who wonder why machines are creating evidence in the first place, well. It is simple, virtually every piece of childhood content has some subtle hint of paedophilia. from 'peter peter, pumpkin eater' (child bride) to 'three blind mice' (three judges who looked the other way) To classic entertainment like, the three stooges.(hint a creampie in the face, is oral blowjob) i could go on down the rabbit hole, how are robots going to enforce penalties they are told to make? also, not all life forms live to be 18. are you gonna arrest the bacteria in your lungs for reproduction? are you going to arrest the blades of grass for their reproduction every year, and never stop growing? are you going to mow all the grass so it never fertilizes until it is 18 years old?!?! plants are alive and reproduce, even in climates where it plants never freeze, not many of them wait 18 years to grow up and make seeds.

anyway, i feel for you that you were victimized, a real child lover never takes one, for the love is too great, but a child rapist will take advantage with every opportunity.

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Journal Journal: So, here is what is going down real soon...

Okay, so I know. Everything. I remember the taunts. I remember the cruel jokes. I know the way I was kept too slow to understand. So, I am gonna film all my poop in 3d, on YouTube. Just because, a hacker from Texas suggested it as a taunt. I mean the color and consistency will support the type of poop I get, with all this icky drugs and stuff they feed me. I hope the sickness continues to spread until no living organism can survive, but that is just too optimistic. After all they been trying

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Journal Journal: for fun...

adam prayed to god for a bridle, the angel delivering the message couldn't find the 'l' key and god gave adam eve. which really pissed him off. the angel complained of the 'first no L' and later adam cursed i want a mail order bridle! which then gave way to 'mail order brides'

Comment Re:Lateral aerodynamics (Score 1) 236

there is a little thing that i recall from the 1980's called a 'spoiler' that gives more stability in high winds. and can be motorized, and automated for 'eco' mode driving vs, detected turbulence. in the 80's it was needed to get a car over a certain speed i am too lazy to look up the exact speed though.

Comment Re:Yes! (Score 3, Informative) 785

I switched to a Mac in 2012 for my personal shit and about 6 months ago went to a Mac for work too. With the release of Office 2016 for the Mac, I honestly cannot find a single thing I cannot do comfortably on my Mac anymore.

If you have a serious problem with it, Parallels has been running Windows apps for me better than any native PC installation since version 7 back in 2012.

I mean, I know you're probably trolling or trying to be funny, but it's a dead joke in 2015.

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Journal Journal: watching my packet data...

i found a lot of browsing traffic. used wireshark of course, most was news sites and slashdot. This hardware does not trust linux. i know i tried to see if i could get it installed when i was on vacation. I still have two linux machines, though. plus tablets. the head games are getting hard though. I found myself trying to make a decision and would turn back and forth trying to decide what to do. I did start reading again on my tablet. I also have been streaming video. My doctor said 15 minu

Comment Re:Inflation? (Score 0) 674

Why do you think doing nothing is so bad? If your society treasures data troves then you need people to view and store data on the important subjects. Tasking this only to libraries and schools and corporations is not distributed enough. Libraries burn down. Schools are too focused on education. Corporations are driven by stress crazed lunatics. So, peer to peer data troves, run by people on dole sharing the programs they found useful takes away a lot of stress and fear of forgeting things. The corporations have given us a walled garden called Hulu where the diff clips are used to capture the info and language for English viewers to disseminate broadcast streams into usable text. Some people enjoy the riddles, and some people like stress, but peer to peer is meant to be part of civilization. Computers have memory leaks, and a basic income gives people who want to sit at home and record information on topics and not need cars or trains or buses the freedom to learn and educate. There are more to life than to work at structured environments. I have seen many people lose their mind playing games and letting hackers touch their files. Would a basic income really do us harm? It is not like the corporations are playing it safe with the future of earth.

Submission + - Jailbreaking Amnesty Declared by Library of Congress (resource-recycling.com)

retroworks writes: A petition backed by Electronic Frontier Foundation, Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, and IFixit has been heard and endorsed by the Library of Congress, and for the next three years DCMA is not enforceable. You can hack devices you own. This applies to automobiles, cell phones, video games, tablets, and other devices previously guarded under DCMA.

From the EFF Press Release, "The Librarian of Congress has granted security researchers and others the right to inspect and modify the software in their cars and other vehicles, despite protests from vehicle manufacturers. The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) filed the request for software access as part of the complex, triennial rulemaking process that determines exemptions from Section 1201 of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA)."

Victory! (But.... Now what happens when VW emmissions software gets open sourced?)

Comment Re:Non-issue (Score 1) 169

amazon's app may crash, but android has a lot of good apps including the GPLed FBReader https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_Android_e-book_reader_software which while it is gpl'ed it doesn't do DRM. this leaves projects like project gutenberg https://www.gutenberg.org/ gutenburg has a lot of old books. however beware, some public domain works like 'a princess of mars' have been converted into movies by disney (john carter is the movie version)

Comment Re:Drunks don't make the best decisions (Score 1) 327

Calling him an irresponsible douchebag for potentially driving w/in the legal limits is a bit much, don't you think?

While I don't drink and drive, by setting a limit at .08, the government is permitting SOME drinking and driving, albeit at a level which is complicated to pass legally more or less forcing you to choose between not driving or not drinking while providing the people some semblance of choice.

If they're going to do this, they should make it so low (.02) no one will drive after drinking, as they do in other countries, or bring it back to an acceptable level to allow for driving after drinking.

Comment Re:Going out of business ... (Score 1) 200

I envision this as a response to Maxim or FHM. People still buy those, even though there's no nudity. Playboy was always able to find some level of legitimacy through their articles and I assume they will still attempt the same level of content even by removing the nudity.

Honestly, I don't see the point in this and they should just retire the magazine and create a new one w/o nudity to compete with the others in that genre; however, they clearly feel they will be able to capitalize successfully on their established fan base and grow it into the future using this new format.

Best of luck to them.

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