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Comment: Re:Radioshack doomed by inept management (Score 1) 314

by Shatrat (#48824623) Attached to: Radio Shack Reported To Be Ready for Bankruptcy Filing

"Radioshack never offered what the consumers really wanted
a good unlocked cell phone and our choice of prepaid plans." Unlocked phones don't provide the store residual payments like selling contracts does. That's the only thing that has kept Radioshack open this long.

Comment: Re:No matter how much power we gave them ... (Score 1) 319

by Shatrat (#48775137) Attached to: MI5 Chief Seeks New Powers After Paris Magazine Attack

I tend to agree with most of what you said, but you should also keep in mind how many of those millions of Muslims are sending money overseas to 'charities' that are really fronts for ISIS, Hezbollah, Al Qaeda, whatever. Certainly far more than a few hundred people. I think those communities that are funneling money to fuel radicals overseas do have some responsibility for the deaths they cause, both abroad and at home and that has to be recognized internally before it will change.

Comment: Re:I don't see what the Telcos have to do... (Score 1) 74

by Shatrat (#48601411) Attached to: Govt Docs Reveal Canadian Telcos Promise Surveillance Ready Networks

Except that everyone is not doing this. The data collected by the big routers and voice switches can still be very incriminating to someone of a criminal or political, but I repeat myself, inclination. All of these capabilities are built into the hardware because the US government and other governments around the world requires it as part of 'lawful intercept' regulations.

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