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Comment: Anti-Trust (Score 0) 18

by TrollstonButterbeans (#48622263) Attached to: Google Strikes Deal With Verizon To Reduce Patent Troll Suits
Several more companies should join in, then the US Government should start an anti-trust lawsuit against all of them.

This was the angle Google was using in 2011 against H264 patent aggregation groups.

What is the difference here?

All of the rich companies joining together to establish the exclusive ability to create products and services is where this ultimately leads.

Comment: Brain In A Jar Future (Score 1) 638

Your minders will economically try to find the most efficient way to meet your needs.

Later they discover that you can be offered a very similar experience to "real life" just by stimulating your brain.

After all, a non-laboring human on the balance sheet is an expense that produces no output.

And it is cheaper to remove your body from your brain and offer you those experiences.

Brain in a jar future. It is coming!

Comment: Re:Use Windows Explorer (Score 1) 258

by TrollstonButterbeans (#48598273) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Best Software For Image Organization?
I fully believe it is a powerful tool and useful tool. But I wouldn't be able to say to someone in my family "hey you should use this". They would never figure it out.

I do appreciate the information you provided and maybe I will end up personally using it to tag my photos, because I do agree that 3 or 4 clicks on every file is certainly a waste of time.

Comment: Re:Use Windows Explorer (Score 1) 258

by TrollstonButterbeans (#48597675) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Best Software For Image Organization?
I just loaded up Image Tagger. It asks me for the EXIFTOOL on startup and wants me to browse folders for one and did not see any Windows shell integration.

It might be great once setup, but I'll never be spending that hour to figure it out because I would spend that hour trying to find a more user-friendly tool.

Comment: He probably could have planned, ironically! (Score 1) 151

"You can't plan for stuff like that."

He had $65 million in cash. If he had invested the $65 million in land in New Zealand (or a good portion of the $65 million), the US couldn't have taken his assets.

So actually, he could have planned.

A foreign government can't take your land.

Comment: Um, stupid dude, have a hint for you (Score 0) 135

by TrollstonButterbeans (#48356839) Attached to: Tor Project Mulls How Feds Took Down Hidden Websites
Uh --- newbie fella --- if you have the budget, everything has always been open source.

Ultimately, everything is assembly language and this means everything is open source and the US government sure has the budget.

With a single kind of exception, but being a newbie fella, you'd never guess ...

10.0 times 0.1 is hardly ever 1.0.