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Comment: Re:Yay for government!!! (Score 2) 132

by sgt scrub (#46776459) Attached to: Industry-Wide Smartphone "Kill Switch" Closer To Reality

1) Snarf IMEI numbers and access devices as they pass by using an exploitable bluetooth bug.

2) Send letter to people telling them you own them and will do evil things to them if they do not pay up.

3) profit ???

4) Send letter to phone service using info snag'd from bug.

Hello,
My name is Passer Bye. My phone is stolen. The phone info is...

5) Send new letter.

6) profit ???

Comment: Interesting numbers (Score 1) 113

by sgt scrub (#46775821) Attached to: Steam's Most Popular Games

According to steam:

Out of 2,750 titles tracked 4% were interesting/playable to gamers using steam.
I wonder why people are discouraged about buying games without playing them first.

That 4%, the top 110 games, have made approximately $8,000,000,000. And that is just 50% of the sales numbers, "represents about 50 percent of the registered sales on the service".
It doesn't sound like piracy is making much of a impact to me.

Comment: unfair! (Score 1) 195

by sgt scrub (#46702025) Attached to: Comcast Takes 2014 Prize For Worst Company In America

Comcast starts out against Yahoo! and Facebook, two complete weenies compared to the companies Time Warner had to beat get the spot. Take EA, Koch, and Salie Mae, and put them in a blender and you won't get a mixture. All 3 turds have the exact same stink and consistency. It says a lot to see Monsato come out dirtier than a company that fought its way through that pile. Time Warner totally should have won.

Comment: Oh the irony! (Score 1) 162

by sgt scrub (#46612409) Attached to: Yahoo May Build Its Own YouTube

15 years ago Yahoo! destroyed broadcast.com, something that was better than YouTube will ever be. Now they have decided to start broadcast.com minus the in-house professionals that encoded and streamed the content for you. In April 1999, Yahoo! acquired the company for $5.7 billion (or over $10,000 per user) in stock and renamed it ...

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