i tend to run through a Romanian based VPN almost exclusively for work(my own personal. I wouldn't trust an outside vps with corporate information) related activity, and i can absolutely confirm what he is saying. I've been on the phone with my vpn provider before(hes an old personal friend), and he says "OH BOY MAIL TIME, now i get to have more firewood from your american lawyers" as to which we both chuckle.
You also gave us that twat bieber.
This guy is the stereotypical Canadian. They are closer to americophobes than americophiles, and the ironic thing there is absolutely no difference between Americans and Canadians besides the geographical location, yet when i lived there for 2 and a half years, the amount of times I heard Americans called stupid was exhorbitant.
The media makes us Americans look stupid, and they lap it up just like...well pretty much every other country.
I am pro google simple because of the fact that they openly say they are using your data, its not a hidden fact, its their frickin' business model. They offer their services for free, with relatively unobtrusive advertising.
I am an anti Microsoft because of their monopolistic history, and long time locking businesses to their products.
The two are completely unrelated.
That being said....Google does tend to go too far with a few things(buzz was a big one...), but do you expect a company not to make mistakes? They are ran by humans, we are by nature imperfect or socialism would have worked.
That is EXACTLY what I thought, although closer to a bumblebee than the bumblebee.
Not sure which world you are in, but in the age where humans dont have elephant arms for holding their hands up all day every day messing with a touch screen on a desktop, it sure isnt this world where windows 8 Does suck. This is primarily a website for IT and Developers, people who make things/work for others, if you want a site that is about the average joe with his laptop, go ahead praise it all you want, but this is news for nerds, and according to nerd usage, yes, it does suck.
I was more talking about Activision and EA in terms of companies I hate, microsoft is a given...this is slashdot though. You use a Unix variant at least as a hobby on slashdot if not as your main OS.
My interest is more in pirating music from the MPAA/RIAA I may not listen to a Lot of the crap they put out, however I have personally mailed artists money after pirating their music, they can take the 13$ from me, thats fine. I just have no interest in a middleman getting it.
Not using something when it is useful becomes a general waste of your time to find an alternative that does exactly what the original did(and in most cases less well.) Not paying for said product does not support said company, but also does not waste time.
Also "fucking for virginity" If you have ever fucked a virgin, I am sure you can concur with me that you aren't missing anything. In general that analogy itself makes utterly no sense in this specific incident.
Look at the elderly. People who simply did not learn about them are worse with them. I personally pirate quite a bit due to moral dislikes about certain companies decisions(however any game/application i find good/useful I WILL and DO buy. I also Refuse to pirate indie software/games.)
It is far more an educational issue than a money issue, although I won't completely discard money as an issue, It is far more education.
As IT I have removed so many random obvious malware(does bonzibuddy ring a eye twitching bell?), from people who just arent computer literate, not that they cant afford them, they just never cared to learn.
Rich countries have better education, news at 10.
That makes me wonder, would you be upset if someone actually was sitting out in their car using it?
Idk about you but I would be rather paranoid if someone was sitting in their car outside my house for a few hours at random hours of the night/day
I'd rather fantasize than permanently not be able to breathe floating around in a vacuum with no other life forms for a millennia/ever.
its called a 0day for a reason. Exploiters dont run around screaming about the new buffer overflow they found.
Look at the browser competitions, you really think they cracked it in about 20 seconds? They had that exploit for MONTHS, all they did was streamline how fast they could do it.
For that matter, it is Not hard to turn off an antivirus or to slightly change the code of an already widely available virus to avoid detection.
I tend to stay sober sit on eve online on a gate and make quite a large profit off the drunks. its like a second christmas.
Now to build a time machine and switch myself with him just to say yabba...dabba...doo.