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Comment Re:"self investigate" == alt.right (Score 4, Interesting) 391

properly licensed by the same government officials

The guy showing up at a pizza restaurant with a gun to "investigate it" is a retard, but this case is yet another entry in the list of things that has been bugging me about the "fake news" thing.

Why are we calling this "fake" news instead of "incorrect news" or "wrong news" or "wacko conspiracy theory"? My guess is that deep down, the people that are pushing back against what they call "fake" news doesn't care about truth or falsehood, only the messenger.

Comment Re:What contract? (Score 1) 103

not a operating SERVICE

Uh, no, as a virtual machine reseller they are selling a broken copy of Ubuntu as a service. Canonical is within their rights to ask them to stop using their software's name (say, to OVH Linux) if they aren't going to fix the issue.

For a car analogy: If an independent Ford dealership started filling up their cars' gas tanks with sugar you better believe Ford will come in and put a stop to that real fast.

Comment Re:Wait until they find out (Score 1) 113

What I keep wanting to see IRL is the stuff they keep showing in concept videos for probably 20+ years now. You sit down at an empty table and set your phone down on it. It connects to the desk and the surfaces light up, a touch sensitive keyboard and screen is drawn in front of you. A stack of folders to your right, you touch the stack and it fans out, letting you navigate through the folders to find the document you're reviewing for your meeting this morning. Tap it and it opens in the editor on your screen. To your left, a picture of a cup of coffee. You slide your finger around it as it changes from black to brown, you stop at two creams then tap the sugar cube once (or maybe it would already know your preference?). 30 seconds later a robot brings you a cup of coffee, which you enjoy as you page through the document using touch controls conveniently located nearby your hand's resting position instead of having to gorilla arm the screen. Then you pick up the phone, instantly cutting the connection with the surface, and head to work leaving nothing but an empty cup behind.

Back when these concepts started showing up, security and privacy wasn't as big of a thing as now. I'm pretty sure it's impossible to do something like this securely (has the MPAA figured out a way to stop people from copying video yet?) but that doesn't mean I can't dream.

Comment Re:Here come the science deniers (Score 4, Informative) 560

The original banning of cannabis was from The Marihuana Tax Act of 1937, where the government declared that any sold in the US had to have the appropriate tax stamp, and then did not print any tax stamps.

This law review from 1968 covers a lot of the early cases such as how the supreme court decided whether or not American Indians can use drugs for their ceremonies and such, as well as somewhat-related cases like regulation of LSD under the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act. It concludes that the most likely avenue for a successful challenge would be a freedom of religion argument, but would require an established religion to have a sincerely held belief in the use of cannabis specifically (as a person claiming to use it independently of a recognized, established religion for the religious/spiritual experience lost their appeal because they were held not to have a sincere belief requiring its use).

Comment Re:User error (Score 1) 117


- Create Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents.
- Sync documents in OneDrive's Documents folder to local.
- Keep track all changes of online documents and automatic update on local.
- Calendar and manage email with Outlook
- Browse free online templates to create beautiful documents
- Create and print custom labels and PDFs
- Work with documents while on the go
- Easily share your documents with friends and colleagues
- Enjoy the freedom that comes with online and mobile editing
- Simply upload your files to OneDrive to edit them everywhere
- Save your favorite docs online to work with other apps and devices
- Add charts, pictures, animations and effects
- And so much more

Tell me, which of those features (for the "Office Bundle - for Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint Edition") are provided by a pack of templates, except maybe "browse free online templates" since that's almost certainly where this "bundle" was made of?

The disclaimer at the bottom that "iOffice" (whatever that is) is "neither produced by, endorsed by, nor affiliated with Microsoft Corporation" doesn't mean anything because neither are QuickOffice, LibreOffice, Google Docs, or any of the other programs that actually can "Create Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents"

Comment Re:User error (Score 1) 117

I don't know, what would you call a bundle of Microsoft Excel templates so that interested users can possibly find it?

Perhaps by including the word "Template" or its plural form in the title or description? The example given forgot to do that.

Comment Re:8000 on one (Score 1) 90

At least I know I'm not the only one thinking that.

Every news story the number gets bigger. What, did the FBI not keep track of how many computers they hacked? Or are they just tacking a few extra on and figuring nobody's going to actually look and see if they're telling the truth about the ever-growing pedo menace?

Comment Re:government regulations (Score 1) 333

Did Wal-Mart put their name on it? Or is it just some brand they carry in the store?

If I sold something called "Qzukk's Thing" and it turned out to be bad in some way, who do you think would believe me if I said I had nothing to do with it when the buyer comes back to complain? At least if it's called "Bob's Thing" I can say that I just sell them for Bob, and they should take their complaints to Bob.

Comment Re:Regulation (Score 1) 333

Consumers can't perform these tests but competitors likely can

Which competitor? The one who ALSO didn't bother to include aloe vera in their aloe vera?

If I was in the appropriate office, I'd be considering starting a collusion investigation since it's amazing to me that so many "competitors" all decided to cheat the same way at the same time. No different than the group of kids at the back of the class getting the same wrong answers.

In this case I guess what I'll get is a class action lawsuit resulting in a nonapology nonadmission of guilt and a coupon for a free trial-size aloe vera bottle while the lawyers make bank.

Comment Re:Safer this week (Score 1) 123

If you're just trying to isolate your sessions and you're not worrying about other programs installed locally screwing with them (hi, Ask toolbar!), then you can use Firefox's profile manager to run different Firefox processes from different profiles (firefox.exe -p -no-remote). I believe you'll have to reinstall/reconfigure your plugins in each profile you use, but each will have a completely separate cookie jar, history, etc. If you're willing to risk it, nightly builds have a new feature called "Container Tabs" that is supposed to provide session isolation within a single process more on that here.

The beauty of VM-type isolation is that unless you're important enough for someone to burn a VM escape exploit on, everything you do is completely unaware of everything else you're doing. So you can install crap in VMs, and that crap can't install toolbars or "helpers" in your browsers, or a remote-access exploit for Firefox running in one VM can't give access to any other Firefoxes in other VMs.

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