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Comment Re:What kind of dumbass company... (Score 2) 139

> What kind of dumbass company is going to spend money porting a new version of an OS to an old platform,
> with no payday for doing so?

Well, that's kind of the point. Companies should be forced to state up front how long the phones are going to be kept up to date (from both a security and Android version point of view) and if they don't they can be sued for breaking the terms under which people bought the phones in the first place.

No-one expects Microsoft to provide updates for windows xp, but they do expect them for 7, because of the published support timelines. Android needs the same; it's no different just because it's not a desktop or a laptop.

Comment Re:open source? (Score 2, Insightful) 99

You've got it backwards. If you say up front "we're only interested in open source solutions" then only people with open source solutions, or people prepared to create one, will enter. There's absolutely no reason to do non open-source software except to attempt to make more money out of something but one company making money isn't the only reason these systems are designed and created. It's better for everyone if it's easy/possible for other people/companies to be able to continue running a system when the original company no longer exists, or has changed its focus.

Comment Why do you care? (Score 1) 370

If you turned your computer off now, and never turned it on again, would you notice any ill-effects? If someone in my office was doxxed, would I even know? I someone told me "bob in accounts was doxxed" I'd go "oh?". And that's it. Is it the fear that someone's going to turn up at your house and kill you? What is the fear?

If it's only an online thing, then just changed your online presence. I create a new account on pretty much every site I use every year or so - or just stop using them - to help avoid stalkers, spys, people tracking my usage patterns etc. Just do that. You lose nothing except a few minutes a year and whatever reputation you've earned (in the rare case that there's any reputation system in place).

I seriously doubt random people are scanning the internet for people they don't know and have had no interaction with and who've been doxxed so they can then turn it into a real world problem of some sort; it's just spotty little bedroom boy virgins with internet access and nothing better to do.

Comment Re:Makes perfect sense (Score 4, Interesting) 241

Do you see a difference between being old and running a business? "Well, if you can't afford to be old, you know, you've made choices, you didn't have to be old, and yet now you want other people to look after you. I'm sorry, I'm not seeing the return on investment here. You've depreciated beyond economic repair."

Comment Re:The description of both flavors is identical (Score 2) 210

It is English. There's nothing to translate. If someone says something tastes of raisins then it tastes of raisins. I've seen this sort of criticism before and I don't understand it. When someone says something tastes like something else, why not take it at face value that it is at least their opinion?

Comment Re:A free search engine (Score -1, Troll) 152

Just India copying what other countries do. Space program - we'll have that. EU investigation into search engine ordering - done.

Not sure which country they're copying the "some guy did something wrong* so we'll sentence two of his sisters to being gang raped as a form of justice" thing from though. I suppose they have some originality after all. It's certainly a very very cheap way of running a legal system.

*Just kidding; he did nothing wrong.


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