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Comment: Re:I understand the FAA's position... (Score 1) 222

by Kasar (#47843925) Attached to: FAA Scans the Internet For Drone Users; Sends Cease and Desist Letters
Border patrol in Washington has been using 10,000-pound Predator-B unmanned aircraft with 950-mile coverage ranges for a while, perhaps they don't need to be certified like the insignificant masses. The northern border patrolled from Washington to North Dakota was the claim in Congress in 2012. I only remembered because of a story that farmers were getting annoyed by the low-flying drones with lights and noises disturbing their cattle at night.

Comment: Re:We Are All Under Suspicion Now (Score 1) 232

by Kasar (#47669401) Attached to: Fugitive Child Sex Abuser Caught By Face-Recognition Technology
The presumption of guilt is valid, with an unnumbered quantity of federal laws on the books it is commonly posed that every person over 18 years of age in the US is guilty of some federal crime. As has been the case in many totalitarian nations, someone just needs to point someone out and let the federal police figure out what they can be charged with.

Comment: Re:Do you have any hands-on experience ? (Score 1) 667

by Kasar (#47498071) Attached to: Russian Government Edits Wikipedia On Flight MH17
You don't really expect people who are flying internationally on holiday to accept delays due to some poor people fighting over something. There are the people who get involved in such things, then there are those who fly over them and are supposed to be untouched.
Perhaps if conflicts and wars interrupted flight schedules and inconvenienced more people there would be less of them.

Comment: Re: The Moral? (Score 1) 93

by Kasar (#47437093) Attached to: Chinese Hackers Infiltrate Firms Using Malware-Laden Handheld Scanners
We have SEH and some others growing silicon in the US, though the profits go to the parent company.
US manufacturing seems to interest Asian companies more than any US ones, they exited the US in the 80s/90s and invested heavily overseas. Even Foxconn of suicidal worker fame has been talking about opening US facilities.

Comment: Re:So they don't have to ask the NSA (Score 1) 206

by Kasar (#47387379) Attached to: New Russian Law To Forbid Storing Russians' Data Outside the Country
It sounds like a government imposition of a policy many companies have resorted to with increased privacy laws and liabilities to companies for protecting data. It was known pre-Snowden that anything stored on cloud servers which included one in the US was subject to warrantless perusal by US authorities, so some providers made an avoidance of US mirrors a marketing point.

Comment: Re:As a means to hide the crappy streaming selecti (Score 1) 59

by Kasar (#47240231) Attached to: Netflix Shutters Its Public API
Their licensing is off and on all the time, a movie you can stream today might seem to vanish from existence next week without a word and reappear sometime in the future when it's relicensed. Their search system used to take you to those pages to see that the movie is not available, then they stopped doing that so now the only time you see a movie page that isn't currently available is when doing ratings. If you don't see it, you won't miss it seems to be their angle.

It mostly means they're a really bad place for information about movies or what actors have done.

Comment: Re:Caps Are Definitely Coming (Score 2) 475

by Kasar (#47008631) Attached to: Comcast Predicts Usage Cap Within 5 Years
Comcast has a lot of options for its customers. StreamPix is a wannabe competitor against Netflix, and is conveniently integrated in their X1 service so doesn't count against any cap they decide to impose.
Just drop Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and whatever else you have and go with theirs, then you can use your internet cap for other things. It makes a lot of sense, to Comcast Marketing.

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