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Comment Re:That's okay (Score 1) 742

when there's a choice between bad and worse, we have to choose bad.

Not necessarily true. For example, sometimes the fastest way out of a burning building is to just go through the flames.

Although in this case, to continue the burning building analogy, the flames are everywhere, and the building is just about to collapse on top of us.

Comment Re:It's amazing she still has defenders (Score 3, Interesting) 742

I'm a one-issue voter, and that issue is not opening the seventh seal and ushering in the apocalypse.

The funny thing is that I'm also a one-issue voter, but in my case it IS ushering in the apocalypse.

Let's face it; our grand experiment with representative democracy is done. It failed. Let's just burn it to the ground, salt the ashes, and hope the cockroaches do better than we did.

Comment Re:What do you mean not advertising as normal (Score 1) 94

No need to get paranoid, yet...it's not that kind of advertising.

Advertising Channels are used for discovering devices, initiating connection and broadcasting data. For instance, when you go to pair a Bluetooth keyboard or speaker with one of your devices, advertising packets can let you see the name of the device before you've paired it so you can distinguish it from all the other Bluetooth devices that are within range.

Think, "Hi, everyone out there....I'm a (device) named (name)"

Most likely, the enhancements allow for longer names or more capability descriptions.

https://www.bluetooth.com/specifications/bluetooth-core-specification/technical-considerations

Comment Re: Ham-handed (Score 1) 280

...it just wants French users who use google.com instead of google.fr to not see personal information about French citizens...

If that's the case, then French ISPs need to force all traffic to redirect from google.com to google.fr in order to comply with French law. It's probably easier to regulate the national ISP than a local affiliate of an international corporation.

Comment Yet another reason not to use Uber (Score 1) 152

Here in the state of Ohio, a standard taxi rate is $4 for the hire plus $2 per mile. Any licensed taxi service has to abide by that rate. If I can't find out what my ride will cost before I book the trip, and without downloading an app on my phone, I'm not going to use their service. As an additional bonus, I can pay cash for a taxi.

Comment Re: US disagrees (Score 1) 170

And Google should stop using data to fine tune their advertising and instead just start charging a nominal fee for each user search. They could stop all this advertising and marketing bother and start making some real money.

The day Google starts directly charging for user searches is the day Yahoo and Bing have wet dreams about. People are too used to not paying for their searches out of their pocket. They prefer to exchange their data, even if they're not aware of it.

Comment Re:Maybe they just don't like the shows? (Score 1) 858

To answer your questions:

Maybe men legitimately don't like shows that are aimed at women, and they're more vocal about it?

I think that's a fair assessment.

Is that wrong?

I wouldn't say its wrong, but I would say its not helpful.

Are men supposed to simply sit down and keep their opinions to themselves? What's the hope here?

I'll answer these together, starting from the base assumption that men are watching these shows with their wife and/or girlfriend.

The rationale here is that you as the guy have a deep affection for the woman in your life, and want her to be happy. She enjoys watching this particular program, and for some reason she also enjoys your company. I'm sure she's made sacrifices for you, such as watching a movie or show you enjoy that she didn't care for. It's all part of the give and take of life.

Comment Re:Slashdot in twenty sixteen (Score 2) 155

Firefox for Android supports extensions, and the top 3 extensions are privacy related:

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/android/

Chrome for Android does NOT support extensions.

Does Chrome for Android support apps and extensions?
        Chrome apps and extensions are currently not supported on Chrome for Android. We have no plans to announce at this time.

https://developer.chrome.com/multidevice/faq

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