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Comment Re:Did Google forget...? (Score 1) 230 230

The fact that you or anyone else thinks it's not legal is mind-boggling to me.

Not that I think this needs a stupid analogy, but here's one anyway: This is like sitting in a busy intersection on a public street and writing down everything audible that is said.

To bring this analogy to a home, it's like standing out on (again) the public street, writing down everything you hear people say who are shouting out their own open windows. Why would anyone think this is illegal, and how could the persons speaking in either of these scenarios have any realistic expectation of privacy?

Comment Re:Install a firewall (Score 1) 173 173

Fortunately, some of us are smart enough not to click every stupid shiny thing we see in the web, or even use operating systems extremely vulnerable to this type of attack.

any other computer

Not all operating systems are created equal, nor have the same attack surface. Not arguing against the usefulness of a firewall here, but what good is antivirus if most (of the really bad) exploits are zero-day? If you don't apply the remaining security patches, well, that's really a different issue.

Your post assumes a great degree of naiveté, but all users are not created equal either.

Besides, the post you're attacking wasn't even the poster who claims AV on a phone is stupid.

Comment Re:Yay piracy! (Score 1) 183 183

Indeed. And then, when one of these services randomly decides they don't want these files (which happens often), you're stuck with no parts 14-17 of 31 of your download.

The advantage of splitting to small files USED to be to post them to Usenet.

Assuming Usenet ever existed, that is.

Comment Re:There's some karma for you, Mikey (Score 1) 404 404

The PSN login is there, and you have to pretend to log in, and it will tell you that "PSN is currently undergoing maintenance" with the option to close the message. Then, Netflix works.

Though, it does sometimes begin doing that inexplicable PSN-login-cycling thing it sometimes does, like when you leave Netflix idling too long.

"There is such a fine line between genius and stupidity." - David St. Hubbins, "Spinal Tap"