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Comment: Re:Give everyone a few square meters (Score 1) 248

by ninjacheeseburger (#45445025) Attached to: Hotel Tycoon Seeks Property Rights On the Moon

Divide the moon up into N Billion equal pieces, and give each person on the planet an equal share. Then Bigelow can buy his land on the free market. Oh wait, that's not what he wants. He wants the moon carved up and given to the wealthiest people to make them even wealthier, backed by the world military to make sure that the poor get nothing out of it. Ah, capitalism. How you solve all the world's problems.

Then all he has to do is go to a poor country, where he can buy it all up for next to nothing anyway as no one is going to turn down money for land on the moon if you can't afford to eat.

Comment: 2 More days of iGoogle (Score 2) 435

by ninjacheeseburger (#45285285) Attached to: The Case Against Gmail

Since I started using the internet Google was my home page, then I started using iGoogle (I came to this article from an RSS feed on iGoogle). When its shut I will be switching to http://www.netvibes.com/ .

One thing that does make Google stand out is the fact that they make it really easy for you to download your data and I was able to get all my feeds into netvibes with just a couple of clicks.

Comment: In the long term (Score 1) 147

In the long term I think it will be worth it. Skype is a household name and is almost a verb for video chat now. Skype itself may not make $8.5 billion but the products receiving skype integration easily do and skype is a great feature for all those products which will help keep them competitive. Outlook plus skype would be a killer combination.

Comment: Re:One other major fail... (Score 1) 581

Obviously...
"Please note that there are no official prices announced for Xbox One products. The price stated above is a placeholder. With our Pre-order Price Guarantee, you can order now and if the Amazon.co.uk price decreases between the time you place your order and the release date, you'll be charged the lowest price"

Comment: Re:So glasses+hearing aides (Score 3, Insightful) 68

by ninjacheeseburger (#43635807) Attached to: A Mask That Can Give You Superhuman Abilities

We already have glasses and hearing aides that don't make you look like a complete dork.

If you watch the video in the article you'll see that these devices are much more sophisticated than normal glasses and hearing aids.

The sight mask appears to allow you to see the trail of motion (allowing a football manager to see where his players have moved from) and the hearing mask allow you to focus on a specific sound (allow a child with ADHD to focus on useful sounds). Although these designs do look odd they are probably not the final designs and aren't supposed to worn all the time.

 

Comment: Re:The real lesson to be learned here is (Score 3, Insightful) 303

by ninjacheeseburger (#43506211) Attached to: British Woman's Twitter Comments Spark Expensive Libel Claims

Why, and let this company screw her over?

Should you not leave negative reviews on Amazon or Ebay?

Being able to tell the world about your experience with a company, is a good form of consumer protection, as it gives the company a good reason to make sure a customer leaves satisfied. If she'd positive tweet, this company may have received extra business so it can work both ways.
The real lesson here is for British politicians and courts to tidy up our messy libel system (assuming she is telling the truth) so companies using these tactics are out of pocket so they think twice about filing these kind of law suits.

Comment: Re:How is this news? (Score 1) 77

by ninjacheeseburger (#43176915) Attached to: The Internet's Bad Neighborhoods

And with enough resources they would...

China most defiantly has the resources, it just needs to put them in good use, instead of trying to block freedom of speech. Start putting pressure on ISPs that allow their networks to be abused. The spam might move between countries, but I assume the spammers themselves must be located somewhere.

Follow the money trail and start closing bank accounts.

Comment: Re:How is this news? (Score 4, Insightful) 77

by ninjacheeseburger (#43176637) Attached to: The Internet's Bad Neighborhoods

Most of us don't work in datacenters.

I think this could easily become a huge issue. We are lucky that most phishing emails are of a very low standard and it's easy to spot the fakes.

I'm guessing that these developing countries don't take cyber crime to seriously at the moment, perhaps instead of governments pushing SOPA and and ACTA they could come up with agreements which will encourage BRIC nations to start cracking down on spammers before the problem gets out of hand.

Comment: Users are beginning to think (Score 1) 978

by ninjacheeseburger (#43130433) Attached to: Game Site Wonders 'What Next?' When 50% of Users Block Ads

I started using ad blocker when ads became very annoying, distracting and in some cases NSFW. I've found that good sites now that have ads relevant to what they show and have begun to turn ad blocker off for those sites. I still have no script turned on which usually stops the ads from moving etc.

I think Destructoid should inform users of the problem. Ask to be white listed by users or offer an add free subscription version of the site.

Comment: Re:No. (Score 1) 686

by ninjacheeseburger (#42077281) Attached to: Ad Blocking – a Coming Legal Battleground?

The only reason I started using Ad-Block was because I was sick of pop up ads whilst watching videos, especially ones which do not apply to my country. I've actually started white listing sites with reasonable adverts now as I realise how much I value certain sites, and the adverts can be quite relevant.

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