"It depicts Kim Jong-un as a vain, buffoonish despot, alternating between threats and weeping that he's been misunderstood..."
Yeah, I highly doubt he gives a shit about being misunderstood. The rest of it is spot on.
After the hype it seems that story was overblown -- looked like less than 1% were compromised
That's good. I haven't been able to keep up on the story with the holidays and all.
I'm thinking that services like TOR (and others) are the one hope for having an internet in the future that is worth having.
Of course, I have my own opinions but I won't share them because they reflect my own biases.
That may be the single stupidest sentence in the history of stupid sentences on the Internet.
You won't share what you think because it's what you think. Everything you see and think and say and do reflects your own biases. If you decide not to share a single bit of data that is floating around in your head if it happens to reflect your biases, that means you will spend the rest of your life mute, which come to think of it might be best for everyone.
I've just re-read your entire comment and it doesn't seem to say anything at all about anything. Are you a Markov bot? If so, your maker forgot to put in the AI.
One way or another, you pay for your free Internet services.
It's not "one way or another". It's ONE WAY.
Where do I sign up to pay for Google and Twitter and other internet services directly instead of via my private data? I've been to Google thousands of times, and I've never seen a "subscribe" button.
No, there is no "one way or another". You can ONLY pay for your internet services by letting companies upskirt your private communications and personal data. That gives you some idea of just how valuable your private data really is.
Now we have that story of more than half of all TOR nodes being owned by some hacker group.
The Internet has been weaponized against us.
Also in South Korea, over 2/5ths of the entire population are either Kim, Lee, or Park. Surnames have a different meaning over there than in the West.
" but anti-GamerGate has harassed far more women than GG has (namely, any)"
That's really how they talk.
Unfortunately, mobile devices seem to have higher switching costs.
For example, my 'droid device has a full Navigon suite. If Apple wants my business, they have to convince me to eat that sunk cost.
Not the same issue at all. All this is is IdiotSquad starting up a bunch of Google Compute VMs as tor exit nodes.
Of course I recognize the marketing phrase. I was just providing a little context to readers who might not realize that there were technology powerhouse corporations before Apple.
Kodak was developing and patenting new technologies when Steve Jobs' great-grandfather was selling pencils under a bridge.
I thought you sided with
I don't side with. I side against. Against 8chan pedos. Against rape apologists and definitely against anyone who harass women or condone sexual abuse of children. Against #GamerGate.
And definitely against anyone who would shit all over my long-time preferred pastime of video games the way GamerGate has done. More damage has been done to the gaming community in 2014 than in any time since I've been gaming. And sonny, I've got game cartridges that are older than you are. I've got cheetoh crumbs in my couch that are older than you and your fucked up microscopic cadre of sociopaths.