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Comment Re:Do no evil? (Score 1) 193

Yeah, "poor" good guys Google - how can you blame the drug dealer? He's only handling the stuff...
I love when no one can be blamed. How about shooting first, as questions later - That way, Google would be much more "careful" about the stuff is handling. Then you wouldn't have this scenario in the first place.

Comment Is using Open Source technologies (Score 1) 497

Just checked and I see Java, Apache (Tomcat?), Bootstrap, jQuery.
Would have been a lot cheaper if site were built with Microsoft Office Professional tools like InfoPath, Access, IIS and Word to edit the actual HTML templates.
Even Dreamweaver should have cut costs by at least half.

Submission + - offline due to government shutdown->

AngryNick writes: The shutdown of the US Federal government has resulted in and many other government sites being shutdown or frozen in time. From the Christian Science Monitor:

After the government shutdown at midnight EST on Oct. 1, the World Wide Web became a little less accessible. Many major government agencies either went entirely offline or only offered static homepages, with disclaimers that information would not be updated. Social media use was suspended with final tweets and posts telling followers services would be suspended. Furloughed government workers won’t even be able to check their email to find out when they need to come back to work.

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Comment Re:What stops people from redistribution? (Score 1) 97

Piracy drops because sharing on torrent is pointless (unless you are a linux distro or some sort of big chunk of data).
In my experience most people don't WANT TO PAY! And that's why 99% of the torrents are breaking copyright rules.
Because an album costs between 15$ and $40 in countries where average salary is $250 and where is $2500 (and gives $1 to the artist). Would you pay like 10% of your montly income for an album?
I'm very sure the way of distributing music will change

Submission + - Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer to retire within 12 months

cristiroma writes: Microsoft Corp. today announced that Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer has decided to retire as CEO within the next 12 months, upon the completion of a process to choose his successor. In the meantime, Ballmer will continue as CEO and will lead Microsoft through the next steps of its transformation to a devices and services company that empowers people for the activities they value most.

Submission + - Tweet Increases Apple's Market Value by $17 Billion 3

SmartAboutThings writes: Activist investor Carl Icahn has recently tweeted the following: "We currently have a large position in APPLE. We believe the company to be extremely undervalued. Spoke to Tim Cook today. More to come" The effect? Apple’s market value increased by more than 17 billion dollars, which represents a five percent stock jump. Apple’s stock price is currently at a seven-month high of $490. Icahn has amassed over $1.5 billion worth of Apple shares which is less than 1 percent of Apple’s market cap when the moment mister Icahn sent his tweet.

[A computer is] like an Old Testament god, with a lot of rules and no mercy. -- Joseph Campbell