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Comment: Re:Photo? (Score 1) 185

Because I understand the servers, programmers and ops staff require money and believe that seeing a few ads is fair exchange for the content I see. To me, giving advertisers enough information so I see fewer tampon ads (I am a single male) I see as a plus. Sorry but I am not part of the tinfoil hat brigade.

So you're handing your personal information out cheaply because you have no value in your own self worth as an individual? Not sure if that's exactly the smartest thing to do.

I love that assumption. I was on the internet when Gopher was new.

Then you're still new to the internet. That would be '91.

Comment: Re:Photo? (Score 1) 185

Perhaps they want to keep their business site for business and not act as a new site for a volcano? The volcano is probably not going to be erupting for long so tour packages are probably not an option.

Right, so instead of using the even to draw people to their site, which in turn could generate revenue in terms of more sales for their tour business they didn't. That's some sound business planning.

You sure hate Facebook. What did it ever do to you?

The question you should be asking is, why do you like facebook? And why do you whore your personal information out so cheaply. Some of us have been on the internet for a long time.

Comment: Re:Photo? (Score 1) 185

If you killed yourself, you'd be a happier, more well-adjusted person. Try it! PLEASE!

Oh look, the a-typical response from someone who I'm sure has various emotional problems and wishes for someone to commit suicide. Perhaps you should get some psychiatric help for your mental illness.

Comment: Re:Photo? (Score 1) 185

Someone with a Facebook page?

Well, people used to joke that cancer was killing the internet, now it appears that people are promoting it. It's okay for some I guess, there's always the possibility of mutant powers from it.

Where do you think they should have been posted?

Oh I don't know, how about the tour operators website?

Comment: Re:Uber not worth $41 billion ... (Score 2) 106

by Mashiki (#49767643) Attached to: Tech Bubble? What Tech Bubble?

There is no way Uber is worth $41 billion.

That's a ridiculous number trumped up by idiots in the stock market who have overvalued a tech company.

Of course it isn't. Shit like the article in question is to dupe people with money to spare while the people who are knowledgeable are already pulling their money out. There was exactly the same type of shit-tier articles going on pre-dotcom crash. All you need to do is look at the investors, and you see many shifting their assets to things that aren't nearly as volatile.

Comment: Re:Republican Hypocrits (Score 1) 98

by Mashiki (#49761645) Attached to: TPP Fast Track Passes Key Vote In the Senate, Moves On To the House

This tactic is now common up here in Canada as well, under Herr Harper's regime.

Yeah of course you forget that under the Liberal party is was the method of the day. Not saying it's right, but pretending that it's 'common up here because of Harper' is just assine and shows a fundamental lack of understanding of exactly what political parties started it. Never forget that it was Trudeau's Liberals that collapsed the Parliament by waiting for everyone to go home for the weekend, then voting no confidence on a budget.

Comment: Re:older generation is totally clueless about tech (Score 1) 135

by Mashiki (#49758323) Attached to: NSA-Reform Bill Fails In US Senate

Funny that you trotted out race, can you explain where that applies? Right. It doesn't, but I'm sure you can pat yourself on the back for thinking you're witty.

So much like the other person who replied to me, you also missed the point. Tell me something, how much understanding do you think a politician is going to have about technology that you're specialized in, but they're not. Or are you going to say that they're as adept as you because of their age. Now you're suddenly realized where your reply is wrong, why my original point is right in the context of the original reply in question don't you.

Sorry if this guy in his mid-30's can figure this stuff out but you can't. My grandfather would have said it's "getting old, and forgetting that when you specialize, everyone else doesn't run along beside you."

Comment: Re:older generation is totally clueless about tech (Score 1) 135

by Mashiki (#49758297) Attached to: NSA-Reform Bill Fails In US Senate

That's great, but you're missing something aren't you? You're 'specialized' in an area of technology, they're specialized in an area of technology. These people aren't. See that point where you missed what happens when you're dealing with people who aren't adept, familiar, or even have the basic concept of something? You're welcome.

Comment: Re:older generation is totally clueless about tech (Score 0) 135

by Mashiki (#49757557) Attached to: NSA-Reform Bill Fails In US Senate

Yep. Generally the older you get the less in touch with society and technology you become. Look back at the news articles about cars when they first came out, telephones, radio, music and so on. It's an age problem for many with any new tech. Think about it, imagine in 10 years you could get wetware and plug yourself into technology. Now propose that to someone who's in their 60's or 70's. Now think about computers, encryption, and so on and remember that many of the folks in politics are between 40 and 75.

Comment: Re: Meh... (Score 2) 247

by Mashiki (#49756389) Attached to: California Votes To Ban Microbeads

They're not toxic really to anything, not even zooplankton. The biggest problem comes from the stuff lower in the foodchain that can eat it and block up their digestive system, or collect in there causing the creature in question to starve to death.

One of the big problems with sewage plants is there is a capacity limit to them, and when they hit capacity they dump directly into rivers/oceans/etc. That most happens in places where waste water and sewage are still on one system aka most of the world and they get rain.

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