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Comment Re:Anything the US does is suspicious (Score 1) 259

The reason North Korea exists in the first place is because China didn't want the west at their borders due to the stance on communism.

China likely would deal with them in a more subtle way rather than having to take over the country or risk other countries doing it. My understanding is that to even raise NK standards of living to the levels the rural poor in China have, it would be costly to China. Not doing anything could be costly to. I think China will walk a fine line and do as little as possible until it cannot pussy foot around much more. Hopefully it is taken care of before it gets to that level.

Comment Re:privacy and security. (Score 1) 553

That would make you somewhat of an idiot then.It has been documented time and time again that Windows 10 logs and sends information to MS even changing how it does it to get around firewall rules restricting the communication. With this story it appears to do it even when configured not to. What is not documented is exactly what information is sent, the complete circumstances in which it will be used or even stored. The communications are encrypted so neither you, the so called security company you use, nor the random poster at reddit or slashdot or any other forum can say they know what is or is not sent.

You have nothing to go by but an assumption that seems counter to the terms of service and end user license agreement wording and your security firm is in the same boat. Now you might think that you have done your due diligence by having a third party sign off on it. What you seem to miss is that a lot of these random people making the reports actually are the security researchers that would have companies you claim to use. You posting shows you are aware and are not as covered as you think.

Comment Re: What's the point? (Score 5, Interesting) 80

Part of the original doom experience was in how it pulled you into the game and took advantage of sound as well as visuals to exploit this immersion. If you go into it thinking it is just another shooter, You might miss anything remarkable about it. Get yourself a good surround sound system or 3d head phones and if this is like the original, you will find what is remarkable about it. You might even get startled a bit in the fun.

Comment privacy and security. (Score 4, Interesting) 553

I'm not sure how any company or business that deals with information that requires security by law could be using Windows 10. It would seem that defense contractors, law enforcement, financial and tax services as well as anyone subject to hippa laws would be in default automatically because what is sent is not documented.

Maybe it is time for a class action or something to get it turned off for real.

Comment Re: What? (Score 1) 401

If you mean renting like a person with a mortgage on their house is renting it from the bank, I agree with the premise but object to the notion that Apple can do anything and you cannot complain. Neither the bank nor the builder can change the locks on your house or make it uninhabitable.

If you mean renting like if you rented a rental car, i think you are being a bit silly but even if there is merit, you are still looking at a failure to reasonably fulfill a contract. So you can still complain.

Comment Re:Why? (Score 1) 65

I don't think he is complaining about benchmarks but about not being able to derive the point from the article or the benchmarks.

I too suffer the same ignorance as i wasn't aware that there was an issue needing fixed or why this fix seems to be address it. Anyone have a idiots guide to the back story on this?

Comment Re:Streisand effect? (Score 1) 162

That's cute. I like it but..

My original intent was something else. I forget that there is an international as well as a younger crowd here. The used to be these commercials and infomercials on TV in the US for the Hair club for men. It is a group that deals with going bald.

Anyways, at the end of the commercial they showed the narrator who has a full and healthy head of hair who then introduces himself as the president of the club. He goes on to say he is not only the president but a member too.

I guess it just isn't funny if I have to explain it so I'll go with your interpretation. Thanks. You mad me feel old but you also made me laugh.

Comment Re: Can't have a opinion anymore (Score 2) 162

That is why this isn't a slander or libelous suit per se. They seem to be using the fair advertising and unfair competition laws. You can tell from the wording 'false, disparaging, and defamatory statements' and the accusation that bleeping computers is involved in marketing a competing product.

In this there is a little more room to criticize truthful or truthful like statements. Papa John's was sued over their slogan fresher or better ingredients back in the late 90s because they showed a pizza hut pizza next to theirs. They lost even though better is an opinion. The case was eventually overturned based on pizza hut not showing damages not because of the opinions.

Comment Re:Point of Order (Score 1) 346

Not really. POW is a legal definition which is defined by treaty that they fall outside of. They could prove their status by either international advocates like amnesty international or the red cross which do have access to gitmo or with one of their annual tribunal hearings.

They are not just thrown in a hole and left to rot. That option was lost when the government lost the habeas corpus case and congress redefined due process for them.

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