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Comment: Re:Slippery Slope (Score 1) 186

Yes, and it's indefensible. I'm sure we'd all love to have the world forget about our past mistakes, which would be nice in a completely one-sided way. It fails to take into account anyone else affected by those mistakes, who will now lose the ability to search and reference events that legitimately affected their lives.

Comment: More of money=power. (Score 1) 186

Yes, very much so.

Also anyone with the resources/money can still find any of this information. This "privacy through obscurity" will shift informational power back towards those with money, rather than the obviously preferable democratization of information the internet had enabled and encouraged.

Comment: Patents and Copyrights are obsolete. (Score 5, Insightful) 131

They have no place in the modern world, if they ever had a place at all. Creating art is a privilege and invention is the nature of intelligence, they will happen just fine without greed as the motivation. Down with unfettered capitalism, live like rational humans instead of psychopaths.

Comment: Re:Performance/Price: AMD always wins. (Score 1) 345

by ReekRend (#47043419) Attached to: AMD Preparing To Give Intel a Run For Its Money
Concerning power consumption, technically probably not, but I suppose I'm referring to home users. Even if you work out all the math for difference in electricity costs, it's not going to make a difference unless you're putting heavy loads on your computer every single day (busy servers, your whole life is gaming, etc). Realistically for home users the difference would only be a few $ per year. Of course it's obvious for data centers that they will save money by paying more for power saving CPU's. For home users the computer is idle most of the time anyway. Reference for cost/CPU wattage:

Comment: To be fair to the marks... (Score 0) 642

...the liberal [comedy] media (talk shows, as well as pure entertainment like Ali G) tricks people into appearing in things all the time, so apparently it's not that hard. I don't personally blame people for being too trusting, it just reflects how honest they are themselves.

+ - Romanian Man Kills Himself & Four-Year-Old Son Because of Ransomware Porn Th->

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ReekRend (843787) writes "Apparently the man had previously looked at porn online and thought the threat was real. "The report claims a suicide note left to his wife explained that the reason for taking his own life was: 'I received a warning [on my computer] that said I have to pay 70.000 lei [£13,000] or go to prison for 11 years. I don't think it's normal what I've done...I apologise to all of you...I don't want Nicusor to suffer because of me...I can't stand going to prison. I can't.' ""
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