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Comment: http://tech.slashdot.org/~AmiMoJo (Score 4, Insightful) 684

by Tasha26 (#48862871) Attached to: Doxing Victim Zoe Quinn Launches Online "Anti-harassment Task Force"
developer? Please go to her shitty website and show me where she held a developer or programmer position?

doxing victim? She re-tweeted a dox and it was a made-up address but never told her followers. She is known to send herself threats & ddos and will then blame others (TFYC, Wizardchan and now GamerGate). This is what we call a professional victim.

Are you Zoe Quinn or her friend ShitLipz? You pathetic person.

Comment: Re:This brings up another question ... (Score 1) 335

by Tasha26 (#48854005) Attached to: Lies, Damn Lies, and Tech Diversity Statistics
I totally understand. I do not understand these pathetic people (men and women) who create sockpuppet accounts to prop their own comments up. I have a life and a job to take care of, maybe they don't and that's why they feel the need to make themselves matter in this way. It's very sad. Too bad /. has no means to fight back so I rarely post here. Replying to you a 2nd time is the most I've done in half a year. Goodluck!

Comment: Good thing we don't rely on only one reviewer (Score 0) 192

by Tasha26 (#48853989) Attached to: Samsung's Advanced Chips Give Its Cameras a Big Boost
Thank god many Youtubers have done hands-on reviews of this NX1 and found it very lacking or subpar.

I will need SLR Lounge to make full disclosure on who their partners are because we live in an era where we cannot even trust Tech/Games reviewers as being honest! Also Samsung was known to fake 3D benchmark reviews so their copycat phones would sell. That's kinda low.

Comment: Re:Subject Cop To Same Spying They Use On Us (Score 1) 219

by Tasha26 (#48781223) Attached to: LAPD Orders Body Cams That Will Start Recording When Police Use Tasers
Problem here. If you let them hit record, then they will say they forgot to or they will only record what suits them.

So the choice is really "Record All" or "Record Nothing." Because "Record Something" is just biased and possibly unusable in court. I may be wrong.

Comment: Once it's out in the wild, it's game over! (Score 1) 59

by Tasha26 (#48701483) Attached to: NVIDIA Breached
When you read that Stuxnet was an NSA/Israel creation and every month you get drip fed news about NSA's true illegal/terrorist side (like finding ways to hack popular email servers or backend links of cloud storage) and just now, cracking VPN services, you have to ask yourself this: "Who has opened Pandora's box? Who deserves to suffer from it [first]?"

Comment: Consumer Rights? (Score 1) 230

by Tasha26 (#48595523) Attached to: Forbes Blasts Latests Windows 7 Patch as Malware
What can you do against vendors who do that? At the very best it's a hassle to fix the problem caused resulting in wasted man-hours (bearing in mind that most of us are not tech-savvy). At the very worst, this can result in permanent damage for example iOS 8 bricking your iPhone. What do you do then? What are your consumer rights when a botch (insufficiently tested) OS update results in a damaged device? Who is to blame here?

+ - Wikipedia sits on $60 million while begging for money to keep the site ad-free 2

Submitted by Andreas Kolbe
Andreas Kolbe (2591067) writes "The latest financial statements for the Wikimedia Foundation, the charity behind Wikipedia, show it has assets of $60 million, including $27 million in cash and cash equivalents, and $23 million in investments. Yet its aggressive banner ads suggest disaster may be imminent if people don't donate and imply that Wikipedia may be forced to run commercial advertising to survive. Jimmy Wales counters complaints by saying the Foundation are merely prudent in ensuring they always have a reserve equal to one year's spending, but the fact is that Wikimedia spending has increased by 1,000 percent in the course of a few years. And by a process of circular logic, as spending increases, so the reserve has to increase, meaning that donors are asked to donate millions more each year. Unlike the suggestion made by the fundraising banners, most of these budget increases have nothing to do with keeping Wikipedia online and ad-free, and nothing to do with generating and curating Wikipedia content, a task that is handled entirely by the unpaid volunteer base. The skyrocketing budget increases are instead the result of a massive expansion of paid software engineering staff at the Foundation – whose work in recent years has been heavily criticised by the unpaid volunteer base. The aggressive fundraising banners too are controversial within the Wikimedia community itself."

Comment: Re:I've questioned that myself (Score 1) 283

by Tasha26 (#48233029) Attached to: Ballmer Says Amazon Isn't a "Real Business"
I agree, it's a long game. If Wall Street investors told Amazon "grow as big as you can be, reach for the skies," then clearly they are in it for the longterm. Someone on this thread also mentioned that Amazon is re-investing its profit in growth, which is why its graph of sales maybe growing exponentially up but profit line is zero or flat. This is why I'm claiming that it's not a normal company. How can it afford to do what it's doing? And for that long (since 1997?)? Even if you find investors in Europe to do the same, you will have 2 problems: scepticism and not-so-deep pockets. The culture of risk taking is far greater in the US. I'm not sure why trade ministers over Europe are not talking more about the disaster (e.g. death of local book stores) that's being created by hurricane Amazon.

Comment: Re:I've questioned that myself (Score 1) 283

by Tasha26 (#48233015) Attached to: Ballmer Says Amazon Isn't a "Real Business"
From the documentary I mentioned, a lady said she buys books at £8 while Amazon sells the same at £5.50 (with free shipping!). Afterwards the Amazon rep agreed that sometimes they sell books at a loss. France saw this danger and their Minister of commerce talked about tackling this threat on the documentary (i believe Free Shipping was mentioned too). Let me reiterate my question, how can one compete against a "company" like Amazon (IPO 1997)? Every country it goes to, it kills off local rivals because they don't have the same generous investors and banking credit-lines as Amazon. This is just not normal.

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