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Comment: Re:Both major parties are bad (Score 1) 96

don't worry about the NBN it'll go ahead as planned no matter who gets in
Yeah I know they(libs) said they'd run a patched network, but the heads of NBN Co. aren't worried because
1. The contracts are in place and it'll cost to much to back out now
2. the Libs plan is to have a patched fibre to node policy, so what about homes that already have fibre to the premises? Tear that up?
it's completely stupid to run a mixed network like that no one would ever sign up to it.
3. you couldn't sell off a half finished network like that, who'd buy that? you'd have to give it away or at the very least take a whopping loss and you'd never recoup you costs.

Comment: A Dubious Article (Score 2) 264

by Kplx138 (#44273083) Attached to: DuckDuckGo: Illusion of Privacy

Apparently all you need to get front page on slashdot is an article with one link to a blog, that has only one post, created by a random user. Hell the 3rd paragraph of the article beings with 'TL;DR' a phrase I associate with image boards such as 4chan than I do actual journalism and news. While the article is somewhat interesting it's nothing more than an op-ed piece or a letter-to-the-editor at best or some anti-DDG fud created by some PR firm at worst.

Comment: Re:India joins the US (Score 1) 160

by Kplx138 (#42655141) Attached to: India Bars ZTE, Huawei, Others From Sensitive Government Projects

I feel like china was never meant to be successful, forever as cheap labor for western corporations, oh yeah some of the people will be successful and they'll buy western goods but they're not supposed to be able to compete with us, that's not what free trade is about. I guess we'll have to invade them and bomb them back to the Stone Age so they'll be the impoverished third world labor they were always meant to be.

Comment: Re:Ya well that's more difficult (Score 2) 52

by Kplx138 (#42632773) Attached to: Ibex Virtual Reality Desktop Beta For Mac Released

I started thinking about VR again and with occulus VR headset being hyped up at the moment I remembered one of the problems with VR headsets was the method of interaction was so clumsy then it occurred to me that maybe combining the headset with a device like a kinect could overcome the object interaction issues or at the very least make them a lot less cumbersome.

Comment: Re:Back door man! (Score 1) 181

by Kplx138 (#42564015) Attached to: Chinese Smartphone Invasion Begins

as opposed to all the backdoors every other government installs in their electronics.
I remember a while back there was scare-mongering over huawei telecom components because huawei had close ties
to the chinese goverment and therefore comprised, I also realized that they
(huawei) were probably in bed with the chinese government beause the chinese govt. wanted telecom infrastructure that they
knew weren't riddled with american govt. backdoors.

Comment: Informants Panel at HOPE conference (Score 1) 341

by Kplx138 (#42483927) Attached to: Adrian Lamo Explains His Decision To Expose Bradley Manning

Adrian Lamo spoke at a HOPE conference Informants Panel some years ago about this very subject... ugh anyway
1. he's a rat, snitch whatever and he did because it doesn't take a genius to realize that if someone tells you they just stole a truck load of top secret diplomat cables and is going to release them, the government is going to send people to jail and you have to make a decision if you want to be one of those people.
2. all the flimsy excuses he's given so far sound to me like something a FBI would have to said to him to make him feel better about ratting Manley out, whereas Lamo would have looked less like a creep if he just admitted to ratting Manley out because he didn't want to go to jail.

Comment: Slashdot readers disciplined (Score 1) 204

this just in slashdot readers disciplined for believing obvious advertising for actual news story
it's right up there with china banning the ps3 for being a super computer and other advertisements
either the people approving these stories are gullible or getting paid by the companies

Comment: Re:my 2 cents, copyright laws would be... (Score 1) 169

by Kplx138 (#39617015) Attached to: Proposed Chinese Copyright Changes Would Encourage Re-Use

extensive privacy invasion? where did I state that?
just take down content being shared that people don't have the right to share, it's not that hard and doesn't require silly SOPA bills

And how exactly do artists receive this monthly wage and who pays it? The government? the corporate world?
Here's the thing, an artist be it visual or musical is generally considered to be the same as a small business
you know someone working for themselves... but it in your stalinist world they'd all be working for the central bureaucracy producing art
to glorify the regime.

Oh yes I know I took you waaay out of context there, but then again so did you

Comment: my 2 cents, copyright laws would be... (Score 1) 169

by Kplx138 (#39610041) Attached to: Proposed Chinese Copyright Changes Would Encourage Re-Use

In my perfect world
1. copyright would exist for the artists life plus 10 years.
2. allow for cover version royalties
3. prohibit across the board bootlegging (yeah that would include p2p sharers of copyrighted materials, yeah it's not piracy, it's bootlegging!)
alot of fair use for people who sample others peoples work, especially when there's not a profit made
I got alot of the ideas from the 'sonic outlaws' documentary, especially the negativland v u2 case.

Comment: Not bad compared too others running... (Score 2) 207

by Kplx138 (#39393929) Attached to: Julian Assange To Run For Australian Senate

Remember pauline hanson?
Yeah he's not that bad really, just a massive ego like most hackers. Compare to others running in politics
  he's not that bad, look at bob katter and his wing nut party. Remember Sir Jo from QLD back in the day? I do
and so does julian. Remember the publicity stunt of Peter Garret joining the labor party, where is he now?
More power to him, I'd certainly vote for him

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