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Comment: Re:Take responsibility for your decisions (Score 1) 166

by Zero__Kelvin (#47530929) Attached to: Privacy Lawsuit Against Google Rests On Battery Drain Claims

"Someone above hit the nail on the head when they commented on the price of bandwidth that Ads take."

It is 2014. You buy unlimited bandwidth, and the cost of it is zero. If you try to be cheap, then you should have purchased a regular cell phone, not one that uses data. Period.

Comment: Re:learn2English (Score 1) 166

by Zero__Kelvin (#47523445) Attached to: Privacy Lawsuit Against Google Rests On Battery Drain Claims
In some North American markets there is no cell service at all! Can you belive it! I am outraged! Outraged I tell you. Don't the cell phone companies know that it is their responsibility to make sure that every US Citizen has the right to a cell phone service of their choice!

In case you didn't pick up on it, that was scarcasm. Where you live is also a choice. People who live in the middle of nowhere gain the advantages of that decision, and live with the disadvantages. What, prey tell, makes you think that a very small subset of the US population have the right to live in the middle of nowhere while still gaining the advantages of living in a populated area?

Also, I am betting you can't actually name an area where your claim holds true and there is cellphone service. If you can, go ahead and offer one up.

Comment: Re:They already do (Score 1) 188

by Zero__Kelvin (#47517897) Attached to: The Department of Homeland Security Needs Its Own Edward Snowden
Without the FOIA and responsible journalism there is no oversight by the people. If you can't see it, how can you oversee it?. The first amendment is in place, in large part, because freedom of speech is quintessential to the running of a fair process. Journalism is the "fourth branch" of government, and by not responding legally and appropriately to the FOIA requests the DHS is both acknowleging this and circumventing the well established process. So saying "Every single government department that has power over other people needs a watchdog or oversight committee." coupled with "The people are the oversight committee." is just a long winded way of saying that the DHS needs to be eliminated.

Comment: Re:Take responsibility for your decisions (Score 1) 166

by Zero__Kelvin (#47517681) Attached to: Privacy Lawsuit Against Google Rests On Battery Drain Claims
I have been using Android since the first device ... the T-Mobile G1 ... came out. In fact I pre-ordered it before it was released. It has never been a problem for me either, and I use plenty of apps. This whole thing is much ado about nothing, really. Yes some apps have an ad in them, but I never really even notice them. I pay attention to the UI and don't click on the ads. Thus my reason for not having any sympathy for the winers, who are likely M$ schills or just plain idiots.

Comment: Re:Privacy is dead (Score 2) 166

by Zero__Kelvin (#47514669) Attached to: Privacy Lawsuit Against Google Rests On Battery Drain Claims

"So you were walking around in the evening and got mugged? Why do you even try to complain, it is your fault."

No, you were walking around in the evening and someone asked politely: "Hey, if you'd like I'll trade you these services for your personl information", and you said yes. You could have said no, but you didn't. You said yes. Just grow the fsck up and stop crying that you shouldn't have to be responsible for the consequences of your decisions.

Comment: Re:Privacy is dead (Score 1) 166

by Zero__Kelvin (#47514641) Attached to: Privacy Lawsuit Against Google Rests On Battery Drain Claims
Loss of privacy isn't "demonstratable harm" because you agreed to said "loss of privacy." For future reference, if you lie face down and let some guy have his way with you, that isn't rape either. It doesn't mean consent laws are "worthless". It just means you don't get to give consent and then have the protections provided by them.

Comment: Take responsibility for your decisions (Score 4, Insightful) 166

by Zero__Kelvin (#47514623) Attached to: Privacy Lawsuit Against Google Rests On Battery Drain Claims

"How come I can turn on and use my computer without having any adware running on it, and I can't do that with a phone?"

Because you made a choice for which you refuse to take responsibility. If you want Android, but don't want Google Apps, you simply get a phone that is configured as such. Stop whining that you bought a product and it is doing what it is designed to do. If you don't like Apple's Walled Garden, don't buy Apple. If you don't like Google apps, buy a phone that doesn't bundle them and then don't install them. You are making a choice, and then crying like a little girl that you made the wrong choice (for you and a small handful of others, that is) and want Googe to eat the cost of your ignorance.

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