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Comment: Re:So how long before (Score 1) 181

by Fwipp (#49455339) Attached to: Autonomous Cars and the Centralization of Driving

Without freedom to travel the free exchange of ideas will be reduced, and all other wonderful things mentioned in 1984.

Hi, you must be new around here. See, you're posting on this thing that we like to call "The Internet" - a fantastical new device that lends you exchange your wonderful ideas with anyone, nigh instantaneously. It'll be seen by people all 'round the globe! No longer do you have to drive to Hong Kong to sell them your new book (love the cover btw), but rather, you can simply work it into barely-relevant comments in a desperate attempt to sell a third copy.

Comment: Re:Freenet (Score 2) 35

by Fwipp (#49450913) Attached to: BitTorrent Launches Beta of Torrent-Based Browser Project Maelstrom

I'm excited for when they'll be able to focus their efforts on the javascript implementation - imagine transparently serving all the heavy-weight media assets for your site in a p2p fashion, without the user having to do anything besides click "Play" on the video.

And if you're not excited at that level; imagine being able to run an imageboard and use only a fraction of the bandwidth you currently do.

It's already pretty impressive, but the demos & writeup are certainly not user friendly at this point.

Comment: Re:Chrome OS is a joke (Score 1) 112

Nah, then you'll come back at me with "oh no, I meant the SuperSecretUltra H264 profile, the "High 10" profile isn't good enough for the real modern world. What's with only using ASCII characters in the subtitles - everyone knows that the cost of supporting UTF-8's extended character set is essential for everyone's laptop and also going to magically kill your computer's performance."

If you cared at all about actual real life rather than FUD, it'd be easy to link me one.

Always try to do things in chronological order; it's less confusing that way.

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