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Comment: Re:This is a glitch in the Matrix...... (Score 3) 142

I believe that law enforcement catches as many criminals as it can afford to catch. There are probably millions of Americans who could feel a hand on their shoulder at any moment but the simple truth is catching a criminal creates a huge expense in many cases.

Considering the prison population in the USA in comparison to many other countries, the American law enforcement would seem to be rather well funded.

Comment: Re: Ridiculous. (Score 2) 914

And if they were thinking about the consequences when they committed the crime in the first place... would they have?

And well... There's the problem. They were not thinking about the consequences. And harsher punishments don't make a difference. Punishment is a deterrent, but not one that scales well, if at all...

Comment: Re:WTF is OneNote? (Score 1) 208

by oji-sama (#46519867) Attached to: Microsoft Releases Free Edition of OneNote

The 2010 OneNote is also pretty horrible (and since I have Office 2010 installed I'm mostly using it on the phone, and quite rarely the metro app, which works pretty well, but well.. I'm not a fan of the metro apps) The 2013 one, based on screenshots, looks more usable.

Since the items get synced there are some advantages when creating items on computer. Faster typing for one.

Comment: Re:Conditions of instability: (Score 2) 207

Tree Style Tab plugin (for example), the first thing I install after Firefox (or second). "You are about to close 332 tabs. Are you sure you want to continue?". Admittedly not all of those are actually loaded as I haven't actually clicked all of them during this instance of Firefox.

Comment: Re:If she wanted them to have the data (Score 2) 465

by oji-sama (#46417009) Attached to: Apple Refuses To Unlock Bequeathed iPad

Even if Apple can unlock that data and eventually does so, think about how that might look to some people, who would NOT want their heirs/family/descendants to have the means to rummage through their personal data. You see this happen all the time--families of the deceased try to weasel their way into secrets and intimate histories of those who died. If all it might take is some lawyers and potentially dubious documentation to get around a dead person's privacy, then I would think twice about leaving any personal data behind.

Perhaps stating in your will that the content of your devices is private and they are to be [emptied / erased / reset] would be appropriate then. (Compliance rate would probably be rather high if there was an exception, such as a external hd with family photos to be copied to interested family members.)

Comment: Re:Airbrush much? (Score 1) 357

by oji-sama (#46271811) Attached to: US Plunges To 46th In World Press Freedom Index

The issue is that the methodology for the ranking is questionable, and the methodology changes from year to year. The exact same drop occurred in 2005, 2011, 2014. The issue about press freedom not being perfect still exists, but the story that things have changed is a false narrative.

Could be false narrative. Could be accurate. Nevertheless the ranking (or rather the significance) is worth thinking about.

Comment: Re:Not quite that (Score 1) 269

by oji-sama (#46160423) Attached to: How Voter Shortsightedness Skews Elections

It's worse than that. When you vote for a third party, one of the two parties still wins, and very likely it's the one from the party that is least aligned with your principles.

In other words, the lesson you're teaching the two parties is that they should encourage a third party to emerge that aligns somewhat with their opponent's typical voters....

So the party that lost votes does not want them back, but instead will encourage a third party to emerge on opponent's side? Are you sure that they will do this, and neither of the parties would be interested in gobbling up those votes, especially if that piece of pie would keep increasing. Considering the system, I think that a vote to the third party would be the loudest way to be heard. Even if you subscribe to the theory that only one of the parties has members willing to vote for a third party (as advocated in the quotation, doesn't make sense otherwise).

Comment: Re:Get a silent Computer Case (Score 1) 371

by oji-sama (#46118729) Attached to: How loud is your primary computer?

Of course ones you start gaming and the fan on the video card kicks in the whole thing turns into a vacuum cleaner.

Manually (as setting the speed/temperature curve yourself) adjusting the speed of the fans helps (or may help). I have Windforce 3x in current card and I am quite happy with it after tweaking the settings a bit. The Asus DirectCU was also nice.


EU Secretly Plans To Put a Back Door In Every Car By 2020 364

Posted by timothy
from the don't-worry-we'll-only-track-you dept.
An anonymous reader writes "A secretive EU body has agreed to develop a device to be fitted to all cars allowing police to cut off any engine at will, it emerged today. The device, which could be imposed within a decade, would also allow police to track a vehicle's movements as well as immobilise it. According to The Daily Telegraph a group of senior EU officials, including several Home Office mandarins, have signed off the proposal at a secret meeting in Brussels."

Comment: Re:Interface wise can it get worst? (Score 1) 1009

by oji-sama (#45944435) Attached to: Windows 9 Already? Apparently, Yes.

None of them are useful or worth while and there are always better 'real' applications.

Netflix. The only app I use. Then again the 'real' application is a webpage, so the competition is not that great. (Actually, once in a while also OneNote, but since I don't have the newest version of Office installed I don't know if the desktop application is better. The app is better than OneNote 2010.)

1 Billion dollars of budget deficit = 1 Gramm-Rudman