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Comment Re:One flaw (Score 1) 316

My landlord has keys to my apartment. Does that mean I have no expectation of privacy in my own apartment, just because a third party theoretically has access to it? Even if I haven't given permission for my landlord to enter my apartment?

In Tennessee a landlord can override your 2nd Amendment rights, so what you suggest may not be that far fetched.

Comment Re:GUI Code Only (Score 1) 175

It wouldn't work at all. Nearly all voip, and I'm sure Skype is no exception, uses lossy compression for the audio. If you stuff encrypted data in, you'll just get garbage out.

How would that be any different than unencrypted Skype for Linux?

Ever since upgrading to the recent Linux client, all I get is garbage out.

Comment Re:Windows Mobile (Score 1) 332

Back in the "good old days" of palm before the pre, there WAS NO over the air app store installed on the treo. You had to google for someplace to find apps for your treo, you had to go there, you had to down load them, and you had to install them using the hot sync program.

You certainly did not have install over a hot sync. PRC files have been installable via HTTP download for years.

Comment Re:Rainbow Six & Ghost Recon (Score 1) 1120

Why in the world do I have a weapon toggle button? I have 100-odd keys at my disposal, maybe I could just, you know, map each weapon to one? And then the couch toggle button? WTF?

My X Box controller doesn't have those 100 odd keys, and I don't like gaming on my PC.

And how do I go prone, goodness knows I spent enough time in the previous games crawling along like a worm.

Going prone has never been an option in any of the Rainbow Six games I played. It has been an option in every Ghost Recon that I have played.

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