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Comment Re:Sounds reasonable to me. (Score 1) 573

I'm pretty certain their contract doesn't specificially say that you can't have racks with servers - the most I'm betting is that it says "no servers", which of course is then weasel wording for _anything_ high bandwidth.

No, it's pretty clear. From the TOS:

You also may not exceed the bandwidth usage limitations that Verizon may establish from time to time for the Service, or use the Service to host any type of server . Violation of this section may result in bandwidth restrictions on your Service or suspension or termination of your Service.

Comment Re:Citations? They need to be sued heavily (Score 1) 507

Is there any way to get paintballs filled with regular oil-based permanent paint (like typical Krylon spray-can paint)?

There should still be. When I first started playing paintball, the only guns were cattle marking pistols that fired oil based paint and used the small CO2 cartridges. You had to shake up the tube of paintballs or they would wobble and fly in a curve when you fired them. Hurt a lot more when you got hit too.

Comment Re:Oh great ... (Score 3, Informative) 94

I think this whole snooping on the reporters thing has them deciding to fight back and send a big "F you".

Double plus good on this then. The media has been too damn cozy with both corporations and governments for a while now. Their relationship should be adversarial rather than cooperative.

Comment Re:One teensy detail (Score 1) 393

You may be able to simulate all the basic mechanics of a brain and an organism by modeling all the neurons and synapses, but I suspect that the soul and the spark of sentience probably rests in quantum mechanics, string theory, multiverses, or something similar that we presently don't understand. You can build a Watson, you may be able to pass a Turing test but it wont have intuition or inspiration. Nor will it be alive or a real intelligence. It certainly might pass for an "artificial" intelligence.

Why do you think that this spark of sentience would be limited to organic, human brains? If such a thing exists, I see no reason why a silicon mind wouldn't be just as suitable a vessel for this spark.

Comment Re:Computer Trespass (Score 1) 223

This sounds an awful lot like computer trespass: coercing somebody else's computer into doing something on your behalf. If an individual pulled this stunt, he or she would be in prison.

Based on this section of ESEA's statement, it was an individual who pulled this stunt.

It came to our attention last night, however, that an employee who was involved in the test has been using the test code for his own personal gain since April 13, 2013. What transpired the past two weeks is a case of an employee acting on his own and without authorization to access our community through our company's resources.

Comment Re:exactly the same as Blockbuster (Score 1) 371

I still have to pay off the phone.

This is one of the points that the AG contends is unclear and/or deceptive. Specifically

and it will no longer fail to "disclose that customers who terminate their T-Mobile wireless service before their device is paid off will have to pay the balance due on the phone at the time of cancellation."

From your statement above I'm not sure you realize this. The terms of the "loan" for the handset are contingent on you maintaining service with T-Mobile. By tying these two together the AG feels this violates the "No Contract" advertising.

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