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Comment Re:The total storage capacity is 620 GB. (Score 1) 144

It does seem like a lot. In 2012 someone ran a scaper on tpb to grab all of their magnet links, it came in at under 100MB compressed. Of course this didn't include the comments or the .torrent files. https://torrentfreak.com/downl... The torrent is available at https://thepiratebay.se/torren...

Comment Re:Around your ass... (Score 2) 190

I agree to some extent, however, in reality, with credit cards offering cashback and other rewards, it works out costing me less to use a credit card than it would to use cash. I hate that Visa and MC are getting rich from this but by protesting and stopping use of my card while everyone else carries on, I end up subsidising their discounts. The only way I can see to get around this would be for everyone to protest together or for all merchants to implement credit card surcharges.

Comment This stinks! (Score 3, Interesting) 391

This whole Microsoft / Secure Boot situation is outrageous, it should never be allowed to be implemented, linux distro's should not be having to get anything signed by Microsoft. Hopefully some judge someday will see sense and kill it and also force Microsoft to carry positive mentions of other OS's in their advertisements in a similar fashion as the Apple / Samsung tablet ruling.
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Submission + - Facebook Admits It Doesn't Know How Mobile Works->

deltaromeo writes: As Facebook moves inexorably toward its much-anticipated initial public offering, attention has been focused on all kinds of things about the giant network with the $100 billion potential market valuation—including the earth-shattering fact that Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg insists on wearing a hoodie during his meetings with Wall Street bankers and analysts. But what investors should be more focused on is the problem Facebook highlights in the most recent amendment to its S-1 securities filing: namely, that its mobile business is noticeably light on advertising revenue and that the company isn’t exactly sure how (or whether) it can fix that.
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Submission + - Finally, a Shark With Frickin' Laser Beams->

deltaromeo writes: Marine biologist Luke Tipple attached a 50-milliwatt green laser to a lemon shark off the coast of the Bahamas in late April. The escapade was sponsored by Wicked Lasers, a consumer-focused laser manufacturer based in Hong Kong that produces some of the most brilliant — and potentially dangerous — handheld lasers in the world.
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