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Comment Re:Only programmers (Score 1) 172

That isn't true.

Tetra was used by military, police, etc.

Military communications did NOT have any encryption.

Police communications DID have encryption, although a weak one.

He wasn't charged for intercepting plaintext military communications, but for breaking the encryption, eavesdropping on police communications *and* obstructing/jamming several police radio stations.

Comment Re: Hm... (Score 1) 172

According to the article, possession of a imitation police badge was the basis for the criminal charge.

No idea about the translated article, but the Slovenian says the following:

1) IT system breach

2) Forgery (fake badge), pretending to be policeman multiple times in 2010 and 2014 (not between, in)

3) Unlawful audio recording

All those are criminal charges.

Comment Re:Can we get them to remove other annoyances? (Score 1) 190

How about removing all the so-called 'telemetry'...

If they did that, then Wi-Fi Sense would still be in Windows.

Why? Because telemetry told them about "low usage and low demand" for Wi-Fi Sense.

That's what telemetry is for.

Ironically, telemetry is one thing that all power users turn off, and then complain when the product they use gets severaly dumbed down because nobody uses any advanced features (see the failure of Firefox).

Comment Re:4K TV really is a joke. (Score 1) 148

Now maybe YOU can't see the difference, but that doesn't mean other people can't.

I think you'd be surprised at the number of people who can see the difference between 720p and 1080p, and even more regarding those who care.

I personally can see the difference, if I put my mind to it, but I'm not pixelbating, I'm watching a show or a movie, and I don't have time to observe individual pixels.

I'm fine with 480p as well.

Comment Re:Another reason for Mozilla to shit their pants. (Score 1) 61

This new version of Chrome should be yet another reason for Mozilla to collectively shit its pants in fear.

Good. I hope they become irrelevant, simply due to what their attitude towards Opera users was ten years ago - and especially the attitude of Asa Dotzler, one of the most horrible trolls ever to have existed on the internet.

Soon enough, Mozilla will drop to Opera's market share. I'm going to laugh, oh how I'm going to laugh!

And then I'm going to start hoping that Opera falls from 2% to 0%, because they had an incredible browser and fucked it up exactly like Firefox did, by chromifying it entirely and alienating their decade-long users. Did they gain market share by making a Chrome clone? Nope. Quite the opposite.

Comment Re:BBC / other state broadcasters? (Score 0) 132

State broadcast means little to nothing. You're paying for it - let other people see it. In return, you get to see all of THEIR stuff. You specifically mention that the BBC is not the only state sponsored broadcast in Europe - you'll get all of their stuff too.

You forgot about one tiny problem:

Language.

Someone in the UK can't understand, dunno, Bulgarian, but an average Bulgarian does understand English very well.

On top of that, and no offense to Bulgarians, whatever their TV produces is nowhere near the quality of BBC shows. Nothing in Europe is that good.

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