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Comment Re:Biased (Score 4, Funny) 171

I'm still trying to figure out how this is an appropriate slashdot topic.

RTFA. Ultimately Jane Jacobs stopped Robert Moses by planting crypto-ransomware on the sole computer where he kept the plans - Moses was notoriously bad about backing things up. The ransom she demanded was high enough to bankrupt the project and stop it cold.

Comment Re:Tech-rich people need to do more consultation (Score 1) 118

It will solve traffic for the rich, but make barely an impact for anyone else.

Well let's face it - while Elon pays lip service to "eventually" having a network of these tunnels, he's really only interested in his own journey between his business and the airport.

Generally relevant stories from the past: Eric Schmitt saying "privacy is dead, get over it"; then getting upset when his own private information is made available on the web. Or Mark Zuckerberg talking about solving society's problems, but buying all the houses around his own so he doesn't have to deal with those pesky neighbors.

Comment The evidence (Score 2, Insightful) 44

So, despite my sig, I browsed TFA.

It appears the only evidence provided is that one artist who had chosen to distribute via The Pirate Bay turned up on Spotify. Oh, and also a Pirate Bay dude saying "oh yeah, I know this is a fact".

That argument seems kind of tenuous. It's like saying that all of my music was downloaded from artists' websites simply because I own Radiohead's "In Rainbows".

Comment Re:Does this mean... (Score 1) 100

They've left GMail IMAP partially broken, with drafts not getting cleaned up and just accumulating endlessly. I've got some threads where there's 50 freakin auto saved drafts of the same mail. This bug has been reported for over 7yr and the best response is "don't use drafts".

Huh. I've been seeing this same behavior accessing Gmail via IMAP from Apple Mail... are you sure this isn't actually an IMAP support bug at Google's end?

On Apple Mail, the "solution" is to save drafts locally instead of on in Gmail's Drafts folder.

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