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Comment: Definition of a troll? (Score 1) 353

by Tasha26 (#48184137) Attached to: In UK, Internet Trolls Could Face Two Years In Jail
Basically anyone who disagrees with the government, their friendship with banksters and bloodshed they caused after invading a country based on lies (George Bush & Tony Blair). Even criticising a fast food outlet with "Your food sucks!" or a religion. Free-speech advocates and freedom fighters will now be victims of this anti-troll law. I sure hope people falsely accused will sue the government for all inconvenience caused.

Comment: Re:Is university a waste of time and money? (Score 1) 177

by Tasha26 (#48184085) Attached to: Interviews: Ask Florian Mueller About Software Patents and Copyrights
See what am talking about! Lots of IFs, DOs and DONTs. What's the point of spending $35K/year + living fees for 4 years just to find out that you're basically fucked if you want to program anything. Should have gone for culinary or wood/metal carving. Once they graduate they can start converting their ideas into the physical world, no messing about or perusing USPTO.

Comment: Re:Is university a waste of time and money? (Score 1) 177

by Tasha26 (#48179447) Attached to: Interviews: Ask Florian Mueller About Software Patents and Copyrights
Do I go ahead developing something regardless of patent or not? For instance, if I want to code an audio editor, do i go ahead and code or do I first check if "Timeline display for audio waveform" has been patented and therefore I cannot make and sell an audio editing app?

Comment: Is university a waste of time and money? (Score 2) 177

by Tasha26 (#48133071) Attached to: Interviews: Ask Florian Mueller About Software Patents and Copyrights
Why spend 3 to 4 years studying computer science just to realise at the end, that everything patentable in software has been patented (from the truly stupid, trivial to non-trivial ideas) and big firms holding the patents have been and are doing so for decades and decades!! For innovation's sake and to tell university student that they have a future in this sector, isn't it time to shorten the life of software patents or ban them all together?

Comment: Hackers of the world unite? (Score 2) 57

by Tasha26 (#48090229) Attached to: Twitter Sues US Government Over National Security Data Requests
If filthy Monsanto can sue State of Vermont over "GMO" food labelling, on grounds that this violates Monsanto's freedom of speech (yes, am still working that one out), then it's in Twitter's god damn right to sue the US government over its constant abuse of people's private life! It's like asking someone to stop raping you but that someone enacted laws to legalise rape. This is what's going on in the US today!

Comment: Question (Score 1) 230

by Tasha26 (#47858115) Attached to: Comcast Using JavaScript Injection To Serve Ads On Public Wi-Fi Hotspots
Sometimes when I log into Yahoo mail (https log-in page), the secure icon in Firefox changes from padlock to exclamation mark. Same problem on Twitter, the https turns into an exclamation mark. This is a permanent problem on Google Image search. The worst thing about this problem is in Yahoo. When I press tab and am about to fill in my password, the caret jumps from password field to username field, which means part of my username now has appended to it part of my password. I only notice that after hitting Enter and the screen returns an invalid login error. My suspicion is that my ISP has somehow managed to inject a tiny Java script into my https log-in page. In Facebook, sometimes my first login attempt doesn't even register, so I have to hit Enter again. Is that me being too paranoid?

Comment: Can someone blow the lid on Android Apps? (Score 5, Insightful) 191

Each time an App wanted to update in the last 6 months, it was to increase its access to areas of my Samsung phone that I thought were completely un-necessary for it to work properly. Makes you wonder who in the Google Store is rubber stamping the ok on such Apps! When will privacy groups wake up and start lawsuits against App makers and/or Google? Maybe it will fist require a popular tech website to run a Top-10 Worst Privacy Infringing Apps in Google store.

Comment: Re:My Newsfeed barely moves! (Score 1) 457

by Tasha26 (#45905151) Attached to: Researchers Claim Facebook Is 'Dead and Buried' To Many Young Users
Thanks but my point is that if you remove/hide the self-obsessed bloggers, the narcissists and those who plainly dislike your posts (they will read it but won't thumb it up or comment) then your Newsfeed will remain almost static. The "chronological" thing is me saying that since Facebook displays posts in order of popularity then when you recently post something, it will end up at the bottom of the Newsfeed pile. It's hard to blame a friend for not seeing your post when it's Facebook's fault for making it hard to find. Facebook truly sucks.

Comment: My Newsfeed barely moves! (Score 2) 457

by Tasha26 (#45810093) Attached to: Researchers Claim Facebook Is 'Dead and Buried' To Many Young Users
After hiding those who consistently (long-term) wouldn't participate on my posts, may it be in terms of comments or thumbs-up, I've proceeded to also hide friends who only "share" links such as those from 9gag or Youtube or Facebook pages. Problem now is that my Newsfeed looks nearly static for 24-36 hours! Facebook is indeed dead to me but that's after removing the selfish/narcissists and true time-wasters.

I'm now wondering why I even joined Facebook. It used to be ok and then one day the Newsfeed was changed to default to "Most popular" posts rather than chronological. So much for not putting a view-count on your Profile page or under your photos because somehow management didn't want Facebook to be some MySpace popularity contest sh***y website. That new Newsfeed is a true contradiction to that ancient moto.

Comment: Had a good run with Nokia (Score 0) 141

by Tasha26 (#45553801) Attached to: Jolla: Ex-Nokia Employees Launch Smartphone (MeeGo Resurrected)
I've been a loyal Nokia fan during their "it" days. Heck I still have my Nokia 5800XM with a 2.5G simcard in it! Bloody thing is locked to Orange. My first great disappointment was with the N810. Everything took ages to load even the GPS. Everything sort-of needed a user manual to operate and the battery life was horrendous. Nokia's lack of quickly getting onboard with touchscreen (on their normal phones) alienated me and in the end I went for an iPhone. Problem solved! There was no way I was going to buy one of their Windows Phone. Windows? Seriously!!!

Am sure this new model is an "Android Metoo" phone. Goodluck with that and goodbye.

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