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Comment Re:Subsidizing Businesses.... (Score 1) 445

If a person can't afford a smart phone, they're probably not taking a taxi or uber. They're taking a public transportation like I do for my daily commute to work.

While I appreciate your conviction for not purchasing a phone for privacy concerns, you have to understand you are a minority in this day and age, and a shrinking one at that. Not every private service will cater to you.

Submission + - 10 Year-Old Teaches Hackers a Valuable Lesson In Privacy (

itwbennett writes: At r00tz Asylum, a kids-only gathering at DEF CON, 10-year-old Evan Robertson presented his first-place winning school science fair project, which showed how quickly people will hand over their privacy for a little free Wi-Fi. Robertson set up a Wi-Fi hotspot with terms-of-service that would allow him to access or modify connecting devices 'in any way.' In his science fair experiment, 76 people at local malls and stores connected to his hotspot, and 40 of them (52%) accepted the TOS to gain access. And, proving that security pros aren't all quite as privacy-minded as you might expect them to be, Robertson later set up his hotspot at BSides San Antonio, where 41 people connected to his hotspot, and 20 of them accepted the TOS.

Comment Re:Pot calling kettle. Come in kettle! (Score 1) 260

Sounds like a good idea, but it will not net you the change you want. All this would result in is a disclaimer at the bottom of the trailer informing viewers that the trailer is not based on the final product. That disclaimer would just as easily make things worse because it would give advertisers more leeway to put things in their trailer that aren't in the movie.

To use the same car analogy, in most car commercials, there is a disclaimer at the bottom explaining that the features they're talking about are only available in the super special addition which costs significantly more and not in the car available for the "starting price" on the screen.

Comment Re: Thats a ruling to keep the lawyers happy... (Score 1) 263

Sure. Except in this case they weren't married.

From the featured article:

If someone maintains that their ex-partner was willing for the photos to be used after the end of the relationship, that consent would still have to be proven, according to the new ruling, Ms Weber argued.

Comment Re:Education... (Score 4, Informative) 276

Three reasons were called out in the article:

John Moody and his family moved from the islands to Springdale creating an existing community of Marshalese in the US
There's a Marshalese consulate in Springdale
There's an existing agreement that lets the Marshalese people live and work in the US

Comment Re:The movie's not out yet and I'm already tired (Score 1) 126

Day one patches are a thing, even on consoles. Should they be? No. But they are.

There does seem to be a reliance on day one patches, but I think you're making the problem out to be worse than it is. Plenty of games were shipped with game crippling bugs before the last few generations of consoles: from ET to Superman 64. And the complexity of games has only increased dramatically.

Additionally, just because a game company can update their game doesn't mean they can do it cheaply. Up until 2013, Microsoft charged thousands of dollars to certify a patch for a 360 game.

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