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Comment: Re:The power of privacy (Score 1) 720

by ronabop (#38921083) Attached to: Do You Like Online Privacy? You May Be a Terrorist
"Otherwise, spammers would rule the first SERPS"

Nope, and that's what frustrates the hell out of the spammers... all the major parts of their formulas (Pagerank, Hilltop, etc.) *are* published, what isn't published (because they change daily) are some of the constants used in the calculations, but all the algo pieces are out there. It's standard reading in IR (which is what SEO would be if it wasn't a bunch of scammers). It's just that for a given page there are two over hundred measurements per page, and spammers are in search of something "quick and easy", rather than take the effort to make pages, and sites, that would wind up at the top of the SERPS.

Comment: Re:Not military (Score 1) 214

by ronabop (#38352932) Attached to: Predator Drone Helps Nab Cattle Rustlers
He didn't promise that you could evade taxes, or launder money, or run a "non-profit" as a for-profit operation, if you were a marijuana grower or distributor. Hence, raids continue on businesses that are committing such crimes, and their choice of product does not mean they are free from prosecution. They went after fairly visible operations, ones that were making a lot of money and growing rapidly, because California MMJ law does not allow such business practices.

Comment: Re:Nature of the install (Score 1) 130

by ronabop (#38278126) Attached to: Researchers Say Carrier IQ Isn't Logging Data, Texts
Let's take, oh, car monitoring systems.
(1) we've installed this logging software on your device;
Like a car error monitoring system.
(2) it is not possible through normal means to deactivate it;
Like a car error monitoring system.
(3) this software runs without any disclosure or agreement in your contract;
Like a car error monitoring system.
(4) this software runs on your device even if you are no longer under contract or even subscribed as our customer;
Like a car error monitoring system.
and (5) this software is not an integrated component of the device's operating system.
Like a car error monitoring system.
Do you, perchance, use a horse for travelling?

Comment: Re:Why not high school? (Score 1) 1138

by ronabop (#32215410) Attached to: Too Many College Graduates?
Bullshit. I got competent in PHP not because I had a job, but because I was willing to volunteer for the project. I got competent in PostgreSQL not because I had a job, but because I was willing to volunteer for the project. I got competent in OpenLDAP not because I had a job, but because I was willing to volunteer for the project. (etc)

Going the speed of light is bad for your age.

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