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Comment: I suspect there is reasonable cause (Score 1) 396

by jopsen (#47795971) Attached to: Microsoft Defies Court Order, Will Not Give Emails To US Government

The government could almost certainly get this data by going through the proper procedures in Ireland.

Maybe not. If the Irish government caves in to American pressure

How does this have anything to do with the Irish government, it doesn't control the Irish courts. Anyways, more likely than not the US government is trying to establish a precedence; and when doing so they're probably smart enough to use a case where they have "probable cause" for a search warrant.
Nobody have debated those merits, so if presented in an Irish court they might grant a search warrant...

Comment: Re:R.I.P. Mozilla (Score 1) 170

by jopsen (#47785821) Attached to: Mozilla Rolls Out Sponsored Tiles To Firefox Nightly's New Tab Page

We've had plenty of companies claim they fully vet their ads. And we've seen them get exploited time and time again.

This is mozilla... not any company...

Also we still just talking about experimenting with sponsored suggestions... My impression is that this is an attempt to create a win-win situation....
From what I understand there have been absolutely no talk about selling this space to highest bidder, or offering it to anybody.

It sounds more of an attempt to make the tile page usable and profitable, for users why haven't browsed enough that smart suggestions can be automatically generated... I think that what FF does now... Show suggestions based on browser history (locally of course, not using an invading cloud like Chrome).

Comment: Re:R.I.P. Mozilla (Score 1) 170

by jopsen (#47780589) Attached to: Mozilla Rolls Out Sponsored Tiles To Firefox Nightly's New Tab Page

As if drive-by malware embedded in ads hasn't happened before. Yea, you might want to have a seat, I got some things to tell you.

This is veted ads.... not an iframe... it not even ads, more like suggestions... trying to fall in the space where it is useful, thereby creating a win-win situation... thats not easy, but if anybody can be trusted to try it is mozilla..

Comment: Re:It seems to me (Score 1) 181

by jopsen (#47762939) Attached to: Uber Has a Playbook For Sabotaging Lyft, Says Report

And when they conspired with others to commit a crime did it also become a RICO crime? (I must admit I don't know what the hurdle is to make something RICO)

I'm left wondering the same thing... I would really like to see a weeks jail time for some Uber managers, contractors and employees involved.
Seriously, as an employee organizing this shit you have responsibility...

Comment: Re:Illegal (Score 2) 181

by jopsen (#47762923) Attached to: Uber Has a Playbook For Sabotaging Lyft, Says Report

...they could end up facing RICO charges as a criminal syndicate.

I really hope the prosecutors office opens a case, and jails an Uber CEO. The alternative taxi services are great, but if they don't fall in line, they'll be regulated as tightly as taxies..

The kind of thinking that leads to this kind of dishonesty is why the taxi industry has been so tightly regulated for so long.

If they're willing to do this to each other, to cost each other money, imagine what they're willing to do to you, the fare, who have money for them to take.

Exactly... It's beyond my comprehension why Uber is this stupid... This kind of move is exactly what will get them prohibited.
Besides there is plenty of room for growth through the simple act of providing a better service than taxis...

If I was Uber or Lyft management, I would not dare this... and I would strike very hard against any employee or driver who even remotely annoyed or interfered with taxis and other competing services. This is just stupidity beyond comprehension...

Comment: Sarcastically insightful? :) (Score 2) 239

by jopsen (#47725315) Attached to: Latest Wikipedia Uproar Over 'Superprotection'

I'd totally rather than the article about Nimrod stay, and anyone who doesn't like it can fuck off and visit some other web site.

I can't tell if the people who modded you insightful were being sarcastic... :)
Okay, joke aside... Statements like everybody else can just **** of because something you wanted to read about was marked for deletion. Is part of the problem.

Wikipedia editors and can't get every decision right... If nimrod (which btw, think I've heard about before) continues it's growth, then I'm sure it'll eventually be featured on wikipedia.
Note, I didn't say the current decision is right, but give them a break. But give it time, and bring up again (don't be an edit warrior)

Also drop the " censor, censor, censor" rhetoric... You are free to publish this anywhere else. Why don't you just make a site with rejected wikipedia articles, where people can work on them till wikipedia is ready to accept them.

Computers are not intelligent. They only think they are.