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Comment: Re:what the hell are you doing on your cellphone (Score 1) 271

by ThatsMyNick (#47540419) Attached to: Verizon Now Throttling Top 'Unlimited' Subscribers On 4G LTE

do you HAVE to stream entire movies and music to it?

I dont have to, but I want to. Why do think I signed up for their unlimited plan. If I were only using 5GB a month, I would switch to republic wireless instead.

why not copy stuff to its storage and maybe save some wireless bandwidth?

Because I dont have the space, and I am instead paying for unlimited data.

Comment: Re:5% 0%. (Score 1) 454

by ThatsMyNick (#47517467) Attached to: MIT's Ted Postol Presents More Evidence On Iron Dome Failures

I never said what Palestine is doing understandable based on the cost argument.

I dont have a side in this war, I find both of them equally deplorable. However the economics of a tool used, and how the other side can react to a tool, can be discussed freely, without taking a side. My point was the iron shield which was specifically build to stop rockets from Palestinian territory. The flaw is it is too expensive compared to rocket is takes down. Building rocket or purchasing good rockets is not that expensive. A few weeks of bootcamp is all is required to train soldiers on rockets (with iran and saudi backing, it costs peanuts to train them, and get better rocket tech)

Comment: Re:No-ip isn't shady (Score 4, Insightful) 113

hotmail has been known to send a lot of spam. I hope someone takes control of hotmail domain, since microsoft is unable to police it. (Note that it has recently been brought down, by someone should have taken control of their domain when it was a serious problem).

The point is a free service being abused is expected. It is not as if noip encouraged abuse and were paid by abusers.

Comment: Re:It's already going on... (Score 1) 353

by ThatsMyNick (#47409523) Attached to: Here Comes the Panopticon: Insurance Companies

There will more consequences that you state here. Drive during peak hour traffic, you get a higher premium than the ones that leave early or dont drive in peak hour. Drive early morning, late night, higher premiums for you. "The device tracks your mileage, time of day drive, and number of hard brakes" - progressive snapshot.

Soon, the device will have gps which will give you a "higher discount". Drive through or around risker parts of the town, higher premiums for you.

The net effect is insurance companies dont even out risks, but just cherry pick the juicy customers, that are pretty much risk free. The rest either pay a very high insurance or go uninsured. Picking out juicy customers is not what insurance is supposed to be.

Comment: Re:What about... (Score 1) 249

by ThatsMyNick (#47321539) Attached to: Supreme Court Rules Cell Phones Can't Be Searched Without a Warrant

If they have the authority to detain you if you not divulge your password, for all practical purposes they can make you reveal your password. People that are motivated enough about their privacy and data, that they are willing to be detained is exceptionally rare.

By the same definition, all a court can do is hold you on contempt of court, if you refuse to divulge your password, you dont have to give the court your password too. Admittedly the court can hold you much longer than ICE and CBP, but it is just becomes a degree of pressure. They both are effective enough for pretty much everyone.

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