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Comment: Please give us the option (Score 1) 172

by Russ1642 (#48207249) Attached to: Google Announces Inbox, a New Take On Email Organization

We must have the option of turning this stuff off. Google already does a fantastic job of keeping spam out of my inbox, and I unsubscribe from bulk emails I don't want. The result is that I get only a couple emails per day. I don't need fancy features to organize them as I just use search to find what I want. I'm sure this will help people with email clutter problems but I just like it the way it currently is. So please let me turn it off, just like Gmail's last attempt at automatic sorting.

Comment: Re:On the other hand... (Score 5, Insightful) 689

by Russ1642 (#48207061) Attached to: FTDI Reportedly Bricking Devices Using Competitors' Chips.

So is it illegal to own counterfeit products or only to sell them? For example, if you have a fake Gucci handbag can a Gucci employee come up to you with a can of spray-paint and spray it to ruin it? Or if you took it to a legit store and they discovered it was counterfeit could they do the same thing? I'm thinking this steps way way over the line of what they're allowed to do to stop counterfeiting and they're going to get their asses sued big-time.

Comment: Re:symptom of dumbing down computing (Score 1) 113

by Russ1642 (#48195623) Attached to: Delivering Malicious Android Apps Hidden In Image Files

How do you think Windows and Android launch image viewers? They associate the file format with the viewer and launch the viewer with the file as a command line argument. It is EXACTLY the same as it was when you had to type it on a command line. You're basically just complaining about windows' ability to hide file extensions, which is valid, but has really nothing to do with using icons instead of typing on a command line.

Comment: Re:I don't trust it (Score 2, Funny) 284

by Russ1642 (#48163497) Attached to: FBI Director Continues His Campaign Against Encryption

Not remotely. Because the iPhone is from America, as everyone knows, and America is entirely peopled with criminals, and criminals are used to having people not trust them, as you are not trusted by me, so I can clearly not choose the iPhone encryption.

Truly, you have a dizzying intellect.

Wait till I get going! Now, where was I?

Comment: Re:I don't trust it (Score 1) 284

by Russ1642 (#48163233) Attached to: FBI Director Continues His Campaign Against Encryption

But it's so simple. All I have to do is divine from what I know of the FBI: are they the sort that would put their cracking abilities in the open or keep them for themselves? A clever administration would hide their secret abilities, but they know that we're not fools so clearly they would rather lie and say they could crack our encryption when clearly they can't...

All constants are variables.