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Comment: Re:So... (Score 1) 250

I hope your "no one was harmed" thing was tongue in cheek. First off, for the rest of these gentlemen's lives, a simple search on google will associate their name with the original news stories that may or may not be updated to prove their innocence. But MOST importantly - they were taken into custody and held against their will, after doing nothing wrong. And the police did this KNOWINGLY. Under any other circumstances that would be called kidnapping, and they would have grounds to civil recompense. The *ONLY* issue here is that they can't personally sue the police officers, which is something that needs to change in our justice system to curb this behavior.

Comment: Re:Cherry Pick Stats (Score 1) 411

by saleenS281 (#47171541) Attached to: Apple WWDC 2014: Tim Cook Unveils Yosemite
That is a perfect example of you having no clue what you're talking about. The update for PRNG was *NOT* pushed through the play store. It was pushed via handset vendors at their discretion and the discretion of the mobile network operators who control what patches make it out of the gate. From the horse's mouth:

http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/2289537/google-issues-a-patch-for-android-bitcoin-wallet-app-bug

However, the patches issued by Google, which ensure that Android's OpenSSL PRNG is initialised correctly, thus fixing the bug, might not be within reach for all Bitcoin users who need to update their mobile operating systems as soon as possible. This is because, as Klyubin explained, the patches have been provided to "OHA partners".

The term "OHA partners" refers to the Open Handset Alliance, whose members include Android handset makers such as Samsung, HTC and Sony Ericsson, for example, and the respective mobile phone operators.

Though it's good that these phone makers received the patches, the concern for many Bitcoin users now is whether these partners will roll out the patches to their customer bases.

Comment: Re:Cherry Pick Stats (Score 1) 411

by saleenS281 (#47155279) Attached to: Apple WWDC 2014: Tim Cook Unveils Yosemite
That is completely and utterly false. There is absolutely no requirement that a phone has to allow Android updates via the play store to be called Android. I've had 3 Android phones. Not a single one ever got an update through the play store, they all come from the carriers - which is why they're generally bloated, slow, and sometimes non-existent. Hell, even the Galaxy Nexus had to get it's updates from Verizon who held back the updates to the point of idiocy. They were well over 6 months behind every other network.

Comment: Re:What Level 3 can do (Score 1) 210

Ahh yes, 768k DSL because Centurylink hasn't upgraded the lines since the 80's. That's absolutely a legitimate alternative to 50mbit cable. Why not just go for AOL dial-up? Other than the fact I can't actually USE a connection that slow for anything beyond email and text based websites... good suggestion. Work from home and hop on a webex? Nope. VOIP softphone while doing ANYTHING online? Nope. And if you really just suggested that 3g cellular based internet that's capped at ridiculously low levels is a legitimate alternative to a wired connection, you're either an industry shill, or borderline insane.

Comment: Re:What Level 3 can do (Score 2) 210

Ya, you're forgetting the part where he who controls the eyeballs has all the power. Comcast, AT&T, and VZW all have long-haul networks of their own. This is simply their way of trying to either force companies like Netflix to dump Level3 and buy transit from them, or force Level3 to pay them for the transit someone like Netflix would as a direct customer. THIS is the problem with allowing ISPs to have monopolies. What is Level3 going to do? Consumers like myself who literally have no choice of ISP can't just up and pick a new one if Level3 were to "turn off the internet" tomorrow. Sure, I could call and complain, bitch to my local senator, but then what? The big ISPs have bought and paid for all our political representatives, so they don't have to worry about legislative repercussions. I can't switch ISPs, so they don't have to worry about losing me as a customer. Why would they ever change what they're doing?

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