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Comment Re:The Microsoft key!!!! I've never used it...ever (Score 1) 486 486

It depends per user. Coming from Linux, I use keys a lot more than other people do.

That said, I just bought a Roccat Tyon and am using 12 buttons on a regular basis. Note: I am not a gamer.

Having programable buttons on a mouse is great. As a keyboard I have a Happy Hacker keyboard. So no easily accesible CapsLock there.

Comment Re:Why do you need this stuff on the internet at l (Score 1) 83 83

Because somebody asked if they could and nobody asked if they should.

So it starts with a machine that does your temperature settings and lights. As the computer can tell time, they add programming it to do it on time.
Now add security camera's. That is nice to access when you are not home, so connection via Internet.
Hey, we have Internet and you see you left the lights on, why not add turning of your lights?
Opening the front door from wherever you want inside the house when somebody is at the door? Sure, no problem.
You can now open the door when somebody is at the door when you are not at home for whatever reason.

Basicaly if it has a switch or a handle, you cn now connect it to the same computer that does everything.

So why do people want it? Because it is easy. Persons are smart, people are stupid. They give out all their private information, because it is easy. People do not think about security, because they are not bad people. They can not imagine that somebody would want access to what they have, so they do not think about protecting it.

Comment Re:But... but? (Score 1) 167 167

I just open them in a frame. I do that with all Youtube videos.

Code I have is availabe through a link in the top left. No age restriction when you use it this way.

I have a shortcut that points to and turn it into what I want. I use vq=hd1080. You can change and add parameters to whatever you desire on your own website.

Comment Re: Won't allow forwarding? (Score 1) 198 198

It is not possible to take copies with a copy machine of money, because of restrictions in the machine, not because some magic in the money.

Take away that restriction and you will be able to copy money.

So if the program does not have this restriction, it will be able to do it. Gimp?

Comment Re:Good (Score 1) 270 270

I am sure that your idea of privacy is different than my idea of privacy. Where the US tendency is : If it isn't public, it is private, in Europe we think : If it isn't pribvate, it is public.

This means that I expect to have privacy even in public. This means e.g. that if you are suspected of a crime, your name should not be given out. If you work, no camera's can be pointed at you to observe you.

It means that in some countries you still have no Google Streetview (and I would prefer that)

So yes, even if I am on public land, I have an expectation of privacy. To me the individual should be protected and only if the rights to the individual become harmfull (not anoying, harmfull) should those rights be taken away or overruled.

To me that would mean e.g. default opt-out for search engines, not opt-in. It means that companies are restricted to do certain things, like selling your data without your consent.

Privacy is, to me, the most basic right. Without it, all the rest means nothing. I believe it was so obvious that it was not even included in the amendments in the USofA.

Yes, we will be going to OSI, Mars, and Pluto, but not necessarily in that order. -- Jeffrey Honig