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Comment Re:Marketplace Justice (Score 1) 108

It has happened, it could happen to anyone.

a plane could also crash into your home. it has happened, it could happen to anyone. are you building a steal dome around your home to protect yourself?

considering their are 7 billion people in the world, anything that can happen will happen. that doesn't mean we need to make laws and regulations to block anything that can happen. it isn't free. it cost your taxpayer money, and the time lawyers and agencies spend on this is time they aren't spending on other things.

Comment Re:Marketplace Justice (Score 1) 108

You're missing the point. Credit card numbers were just one example. Unless you're comfortable broadcasting everything that goes on in your house, this is an issue.

could you give some examples of what might be going on in a house that would make it worthwhile for a hacker to risk trespassing, incur the cost of leaving surveillance equipment on your property and risk it being destroyed or discovered, and spend their time placing the equipment, retrieving the equipment, then spending countless hours reviewing the data looking for something useful?

any type of information that could be discovered in this manner would be much more efficiently stolen via breaking in or simple hacking, or phishing. that's why you hear about those all the time, but you never hear about crime rings involving mass baby monitor snooping.

Comment Re:Marketplace Justice (Score 1) 108

So... there is nothing that a microphone could pick up in your house that you wouldn't want overheard?

that's right, nothing. i guess i'd prefer it if i wasn't overheard, but i'm not willing to spend taxpayer money and introduce even more complexity in an already ridiculous spider's web of laws.

people need to understand that you are (almost) all boring nobodies. no one wants to listen to you. no one gives a crap that you even exist. you own nothing worth stealing, and there's no information you posses that's in the least bit interesting.

it's all narcissism. people think they are so special that someone would go to incredible lengths to get a glimpse of them in their underwear or to find out that they like babysitter pron. people won't. unless you are a billionaire, or famous, no one cares. get over it.

Comment Re:Different needs (legitimate?) (Score 1) 108

Now, continuously streaming a video feed of my babies over the Internet... What good would that be for? Maybe only for me to ensure a hypothetical nanny didn't abandon or mistreat them while I'm at work

looks like you answered your own question huh?

— But I'd have to be always on watch!

maybe you see them crying. and you check 10 minutes later and they are still crying. there you go.

Comment Re:How is this legal? (Score 1) 310

This is why I don't give a damn about sites which want to charge me for a membership, because they have an interest in taking my money

and .... you lost us.

if someone is providing a service, they should be able to charge for it. how do you think things like netflix exist? it's up to you to judge if you think the transfer of money for services is worth it. it's not that hard. let me guess, you also use adblock right?

if you can give me directions to your magical fairy land where massive tech infrastructures and funded by good intentions, i'd be thankful.

Comment Re:match.com (Score 1) 310

Tinder is completely legit too, but it's not a site at all, really more of a hookup app and because of its lack of detailed profiles, doesn't facilitate finding compatible partners.

if i've learned anything, it's that people don't know what they want. the proof is is in the number of divorces. in western culture people are free to couple with whoever they want, but they consistently pick the wrong person.

point being, i think your chances of finding a "soulmate" from a random hookup are as good as from OKCupid or some other site that purports to link you with your perfect match.

Comment Re:Comcast giveth and I taketh away (Score 1) 229

they're making a lot less than if they were selling me both

for most people, they do sell them both. why? because internet costs $70, and it's only $30 more dollars for TV, and they get 150 channels! most people don't turn that down. the price of internet is inflated so they can make it seem like a bargain to get TV (+ phone).

Comment Re:Limited unlimited (Score 2) 229

You do know that cordcutters who use their streaming subscriptions, HD at 3GB/hr, four hours a day [google.com], already blows that cap, right? That that's just for one person at less than the national average video usage per day?

Netflix requires 3.0Mb/s (megabits / s) for HD (less for SD). that's 375KB/s.

375KB/s * 60s * 60m = 1.35GB / hr. at that rate, you could watch HD content for 222 hours straight (9.25 days) before you'd hit your 300GB cap. seems pretty reasonable to me.

source: math.

Comment Re: Headline leaves out one very important detail (Score 1) 214

This, I discovered the hard way, is not a universal quality of Android devices. Depending on the manufacturer and carrier, some are quite a bit less open than even iDevices.

that's the kind of comment that is worthless without some details. the basic security features features, for better or worse, remain the same across vendors. obviously, since the underlying OS is the same.

panic: kernel trap (ignored)