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Comment: Stupid namecalling (Score 3, Insightful) 524

by johanw (#47755293) Attached to: Net Neutrality Is 'Marxist,' According To a Koch-Backed Astroturf Group

Calling something "Marxist" seems like an attempt to make further discussion unnecessary, comparable when in more civilised countries something is called "fascist". And calling someone who pleads for unbrideled capitalism as |leading to American situations" is also supposed to cut off further discussion, as no sane person wants that to happen.

Comment: Re:Way for *any hacker* to brick your phone (Score 1) 299

It will not be used by hackers, it already has been used by hackers in Australia. Some implementor of such software got hacked in Australia, and a lot of people found their phones bricked, displaying a message that they would be unbricked if they payed using some voucher card.

Comment: Re:Has Mac EVER made an OSX app stop working? (Score 1) 99

"Microsoft broke what had already been working, by changing the network protocol and turning off the existing servers."

If they have, then how can you explain that Skype on my old Symbian E72 still works (tested it today)? The installe, which I kept of course - never trust companies to keep such things around - is from 2010.

Comment: Re:Bye bye US cloud (Score 0) 502

by johanw (#47581845) Attached to: Judge: US Search Warrants Apply To Overseas Computers

They should indeed stay out of the US entirely. There was a huge fuzz here about AMS-IX (Amsterdam internet exchange) starting a US company. Although they went to great lengths to make it independent and assure no Americans (who cannot be trusted due to their totalitarian laws) will have access to any sensitive information it remains to be seen how this will work out.

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