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Comment: Re:I can think of a few rea$on$ (Score 3, Funny) 573

by pinfall (#43033595) Attached to: Time Warner Cable: No Consumer Demand For Gigabit Internet

The article goes on to quote her: '...residential customers have thus far shown little interest in TWC's top internet tiers. "A very small fraction of our customer base" ultimately choose those options.'"

Um, yeah - that's because it's waaaaaaaay overpriced.

I think $20 more per month is a fair price for any extra 1mb, and with the top tier at 35mb its faster than any consumer will ever need! I love my triple lock-in play!


+ - Instagram: So long, and thanks for all the pics!-> 3

Submitted by alphatel
alphatel (1450715) writes "Instagram said today that it has the perpetual right to sell users' photographs without payment or notification, a dramatic policy shift that quickly sparked a public outcry.

The new intellectual property policy, which takes effect on January 16, comes three months after Facebook completed its acquisition of the popular photo-sharing site. Unless Instagram users delete their accounts before the January deadline, they cannot opt out. Perhaps most alarming? Underage users are not exempt.
Athough Instagram's terms of service state you must be at least 13 years old to sign up for the service, the new terms indicate that if a youth signs up, they are agreeing that a parent or guardian is aware that their image, username and photos can also be used in ads."

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Comment: Re:Let's Just Hope They Leave Well Enough Alone (Score 0) 466

by pinfall (#41375861) Attached to: Dice Buys Geeknet's Media Business, Including Slashdot, In $20M Deal

All too often, "standards" means pushing positive "stories" about advertisers, censoring any content from the public that might offend said advertisers, and generally turning your site into a boring shitfest that no traditional /. user would be caught dead on if Peter Jackson himself came down from geek heaven and offered them them a prop sword from LotR and a handjob in exchange for staying.

Hi crazyj, I think you are totally correct about this. I also found my job through /. and you can see our latest postings online at Thanks!

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+ - Fight the Truth!->

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pinfall writes "As reported in the Daily News, Daily Mail and other sources, Scientology's leader (maybe not for long), David Miscavige, is asking members to supress any embarrasing information that might arise as a result of the Holmes/Cruise breakup. Included in his commentary to his fellow Dianetics fans, are suggestions for censoring web comments by clicking the Report button and writing that the post ‘Violates Your Code of Conduct’. “defames or degrades a group for any reason including on the basis of religion.” All this because he is not going to "watch a bunch of uninformed people putting my religion under the carpet."

Please be notified that your negative comments about this article will be gleefully subdued by my freedom of religious supression.."

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+ - RIM CEO Heins: We're not in a a Death Spiral-> 1

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alphatel writes ""There's nothing wrong with the company as it exists right now," said CEO Thorsten Heins when he spoke to Canada's CBC Radio Tuesday morning.
"I'm not talking about the company I took over six months ago. I'm talking about the company [in the] state it's in right now."

RIM just had one of its worst quarters in years, delayed its next-generation smartphone platform, and announced layoffs that will affect nearly one-third of the smartphone maker's employees. What's important to keep in mind that these results paint a picture of decisions made months, if not years, ago."

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