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Comment: Re:Think of the children! (Score 1) 379

There are many things Anonymous does which are morally dubious.

For example they have already forgotten about their pledge to take down ISIS interweb sites...

Sometimes I think they are just a bunch of publicity whores, but I haven't yet figured out what it is they get out of making announcments, doing it 1/4 assed, and quickily forgetting what they were doning and moving on to the next great headline grabber...

Comment: Re:Not a problem (Score 1) 76

by Frosty Piss (#48901541) Attached to: SpaceX, US Air Force Settle Spy Sat Dispute

SpaceX will sell the Air Farce the rockets. The AF launches their gear into orbit. SpaceX has nothing to do with it more than to get paid for the hardware and some support personnel who will have to have security clearances.

That's not really the way DoD rocket launches work. It's certainly not how Boeing and ULA work.

Comment: Re:Elon Musk gotta be very careful here ! (Score 2) 76

by Frosty Piss (#48901043) Attached to: SpaceX, US Air Force Settle Spy Sat Dispute

Launching spy satellite is a very very lucrative business, and if Elon Musk is too headstrong into butting his SpaceX in, who knows what ULA will do next ...

Like what? Send over a few "tough guys"? Sabotage at SpaceX? ULA is going to have to "re-factor" their cash cow to be more competitive, or they will continue lose out on choice US government work; the public eye is on this stuff now, the politicians will have to answer for this sort of thing.

Comment: Re:Social Networking is a mess (Score 1) 114

by Frosty Piss (#48898847) Attached to: Twitter Moves To Curb Instagram Links

The model for today's social networks appear to be to deliberately start with low-friction, low-bullshit, come-in-we're-open policies (sometimes after a beta-for-the-leet-only period), become popular, then cash in and pile on the restrictions, rules, ads and dataraping.

A lot of this is because at a certain point the realize / understand that the vulture capitalists who invested the bizziolns of cash for the cool office space and retro pinball machines want a return on their investment. The other part is that many or even most of these start-ups have from the word "go" operated under the plan of developing a product and than offloading it to Facebook for a billion or two. It's all about the money, and you can't make money without "monetizing" the product.

Comment: Re:Size (Score 3, Interesting) 323

by Frosty Piss (#48868885) Attached to: What Will Google Glass 2.0 Need To Actually Succeed?

The hardest problem I've seen people have with Google Glass is how obvious it is you are wearing the glasses. People in public assume you are recording them and it bothers them.

If you over come that, I think it would be a fantastic barrier to remove.

So, you have no issues with people recording you when you don't know about it?

You think is OK for some Glasshole to walk into a restaurant where you are enjoying a public yet private dinner with a friend, record it and put it up on the Intertubes? You are OK with that. I mean, it is a "public" place, right?

I know, public places and all, just posing the question...

Comment: Re:When does the investigation into HP start? (Score 1, Insightful) 53

by Frosty Piss (#48854183) Attached to: Serious Fraud Office Drop Investigation Into Autonomy Accounting

Not excusing HP but if someone is looking to intentionally defraud in this scenario and they have control of the information, books, invoices etc that are handed to HP then it is nearly impossible to ever be 100% certain before an acquisition, at some point you have to trust that the people you are dealing with and if you are then found to have been duped you get the police involved.

With a deal this big, HP might have wanted to verify the numbers through independent sources?

Comment: Just a thought... (Score 3, Insightful) 53

by Frosty Piss (#48854057) Attached to: Serious Fraud Office Drop Investigation Into Autonomy Accounting

So, in their quest to be like Facebook and Google by snapping up technology for obscene money, they forgot to do "due diligence", and now they are pissed?

HP used to be such a great technology company, until they switched to the printer ink scam... At least they sold off their bench test equipment designs to a company that is still producing fairly nice stuff.

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