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Comment: bad for business (Score 1) 198

by gl4ss (#48891501) Attached to: China Cuts Off Some VPNs

well, just as it happens china chose the certain line to be such which makes it hard for overseas businesses to operate in China.

It makes things like payments and everything like that harder for them.

besides though, it's an arms race. I'm sure there will very shortly be vpn software that wraps the stuff in something else to fool the protocol detection. and then they'll try to block that. and then they'll do something else.

Comment: Re:Suitable Penalties Need To Be Given (Score 1) 230

by gl4ss (#48882203) Attached to: Dish Network Violated Do-Not-Call 57 Million Times

because the boards are stupid and full of rich people and the only paylevels they see are the executives so they have nothing to compare to and they just shrug and think that's what they need to pay and that they wouldn't get anyone competent at 1/10th of the price(still 10x more than usual well paid employee in the company).

Comment: Re:Bye_bye, Blackberry (Score 1) 307

by gl4ss (#48882063) Attached to: Blackberry CEO: Net Neutrality Means Mandating Cross-Platform Apps

they made it for android and iphone after their users had started jumping ship already. their first approach was to not port it to competing platforms(for nearly a decade, mind you). probably a mistake since when users started jumping ship they found other services that did the same thing, push email and all, on the other platforms..


Comment: Re:That's not Teleportation! (Score 2) 161

by gl4ss (#48881881) Attached to: Researchers Moot "Teleportation" Via Destructive 3D Printing

well that would be copying at a different place.. and then what would stop you from making two copies? making it a copying process and not teleportation.

if you want to say that there isn't likely to be real teleportation then duh... it's just magic scifi anyways. if you were to convert the state of the object into information then you would need to have artificial limitations to stop you from making two copies once you have the information.

Comment: Re:Could be useful in certain rare cases (Score 1) 161

by gl4ss (#48881497) Attached to: Researchers Moot "Teleportation" Via Destructive 3D Printing

it's an _extra_ _step_ the machine makes.

as such, you could just as well just trust the operator to hit it with a hammer.

the only reason they did it was to get some publicity. but even then, nobody should give a fuck. it's not teleportation. it's just a scanner, a 3d printer and a device that destroys the original for no good reason at all.

Comment: Re:Please develop for my dying platform! (Score 1) 307

by gl4ss (#48875919) Attached to: Blackberry CEO: Net Neutrality Means Mandating Cross-Platform Apps

yeah especially funny coming from someone who is in charge of a company that had a product that was only available on their own platform and only on carriers who had contracts with them...

is there Line for bb(X??) ?

(line is really, really popular in some asian countries, it's basically like whatsapp)

Comment: Re:The conclusions are bogus. (Score 1) 209

by gl4ss (#48872499) Attached to: Tracking Down How Many (Or How Few) People Actively Use Google+

it's not entirely bullshit.

they forced g+ on every youtube commenter to drive up the usage statistics. I'm "active" on google plus and I know plenty of other "active" people too, while in reality we're just continuing to use youtube as we used before g+. and that's majority of g+ use. so if you take that out what you're left with is peanuts, almost everyone with a google+ account doesn't do anything non-youtube related with the google+ account and this is accurate! fuck, I would say that 1.5 billion of those users don't even fucking know they have a google+ account!

this is result of google being very active in tricking people, and shoving g+ on them through repeated popups, clickhere's, accept this new term and you'll be on g+, etc etc bullshit. and by repeated I mean wording it differently every time, not including a "don't fucking ask me to join g+ again" and so forth. if you were an active gmail user then sooner or later you were going to slip up and join even if you didn't want to - and if you wanted to comment on youtube you simply had no choice, and if you thought you had then you got tricked by some updated terms checkbox, and BOOM suddenly your profile pic was a on a public google+ site and you were a google+ user in statistics.

(and most g+ content isn't private, unless you count g+ chats as "content", which you really shouldn't, this really is the difference to facebook - which makes google+ just a big collection of blogs/self advertisements)

Comment: Re:Google Plus Defined Itself As a Hazard (Score 1) 209

by gl4ss (#48872155) Attached to: Tracking Down How Many (Or How Few) People Actively Use Google+

you sure you never signed on for google+ and use google services? because if you didn't, that's a feat!

thing is, with tech circles, everyone knew already the reason why google forced every youtuber basically to join google+, through deceit at the end.. I had managed to avoid creating a google+ account for a quite long time but one click on youtube to make a comment got me in the end..

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