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Comment: Re:Hacker's delight (Score 1) 397 397

Joining in the fun stories to support the claim, our local transit police used a cardboard officer to deter bike theft: http://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/editorials/2013/08/14/cardboard-cop-prompts-real-drop-crime/twoZrFoyg1qrPQCVLtnF8K/story.html

Comment: Re:Short answer: (Score 5, Insightful) 686 686

by blacklint (#42077517) Attached to: Ad Blocking – a Coming Legal Battleground?

And I'll say fuck you to the parasites and find my sources of entertainment, news, and community elsewhere. I'd be perfectly happy if all ad supported websites went out of business (I'm not counting those that have ads for their own products though, just those with ads from external sources).

Just out of curiosity, I'd like to point out that all search engines are ad supported. And, for that matter, Slashdot. You don't want to be able to use Google or Bing (and by extension, pretty much any other search like DuckDuckGo), or do you have some other business model to propose?

Comment: Re:A little thing called trust (Score 1) 446 446

by blacklint (#40758341) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What's Holding Up Single Sign-On?

At some point you have to trust someone. You can't eliminate all third parties and yourself. If you don't trust Yahoo or Google or any other OpenID provider to be paranoid on your behalf, you're going to have to trust yourself. Or not logging into things could also work.

Comment: Re:Interesting (Score 1) 106 106

by blacklint (#39766433) Attached to: The Artificial Life of the App Store

Let's say I want to buy a copy of Windows, because it doesn't come with my Mac. I'm not even going to splurge for Ultimate, and settle for Windows 7 Home Premium. Newegg has it for "$189.99 was: $199.99". Yes, you can get OEM versions for half that, but saying $200 for a Windows license is certainly not out of thin air.

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