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Comment: Re:Sony needs to invest in their IT (Score 1) 170

by Tha_Zanthrax (#48547335) Attached to: Sony Hacks Continue: PlayStation Hit By Lizard Squad Attack
That's actually not that bad. Most companies do this, but most don't include a disclaimer. The alternative is to enable the protection from the factory, which probably results in a lot of return from customers who are not able to figure out why their camera doesn't work.

Comment: Re:I've always really liked that idea (Score 1) 584

by Tha_Zanthrax (#32638582) Attached to: What US Health Care Needs
> I really think a medical savings account kind of plan is the right idea. Also, the saving account plan should compensate for poor people having trouble making payments by having people that can afford it pay a little extra. Then corporate greed/ignorance/bureaucracy strikes and the whole thing starts costing way to much and pays out to little. My point: you described insurance.

Comment: Weird (Score 1) 418

by Tha_Zanthrax (#32290102) Attached to: Google's Streetview Privacy Snafu Prompts Lawsuit
Doesn't "data consisting of all or part of any documents, e-mails, video, audio, and VoIP information being sent over the network by the user" mean "some random packets"? "Saving data unintentionally" is dubious but AFAIK Google just records SSIDs for non-GPS positioning. My something's-off-sense is tingling.

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