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Comment Re:Hurrah (Score 5, Interesting) 1145 1145

Hardly. I think this blog post sums it up best. http://amandablumwords.wordpress.com/2013/03/21/3/. She didn't try and work with anyone, she wasn't out to correct anything. She was out use her bully pulpit to 1: make herself more important 2: hurt those that had the audacity to offend her. That said it doesn't excuse by ANY means the attitudes show both for and against her position that went well beyond the pale. What's more sad is at the VERY SAME conference she was offended at she made this jewel: https://twitter.com/adriarichards/status/312265091791847425. Reeks of hypocrisy.

Comment I'm not seeing the problem here. (Score 2) 1065 1065

So, he gets a loan with the collateral of said loan is his stock.

He's going to have to pay off that loan some how. If he forfeits the stock, it's counted as sold and he owes taxes on that. If he pays off the loan with other money he likely has already paid taxes on that. So I'm not seeing the huge issue here.

Comment Re:why? (Score 1) 121 121

Only the free version has ads. You pay the $5 or $10 per month the ads go away. Also unlike radio where the songs are sent to you, you pick which songs to listen to. At least that's the audio ads. I dunno about the banner ads they also have. I don't even notice them as once I've picked the music I'm listening to, I put something else on the screen.

Comment Re:Will this finally shut up (Score 1) 457 457

How is it retarded?

IPv4 addresses were fairly easy to remember. just four blocks of up to three digits. But IPv6? 2001:0db8:85a3:0000:0000:8a2e:0370:7334 is not a number I'd want to bother remembering for my gadgets.

Hell even with IPv4 and fiddling with devices it got annoying remembering the numbers and setting up the ip address again. A router with DHCP server and name services installed made it laughably easy to just call my devices by their names be it manufacturer supplied or one supplied by the dubious grace of the owner.

Comment Re:If you are at work (Score 1) 377 377

Answer me this then. What if I wanted to watch pictures of people of adequate age that are completely inadequately clothed for the climate? Or send out millions of email marketing messages? Both are speech...so why can't I?

That said, I don't think this blockage was deliberate, looks like it was a technical hicup on the website's part where they changed servers and a re-whitelisting process for the firewall.

So the question you might want to ask is if a filtering package is legit for a government to have on their networks. If so where do you draw the line?

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