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Comment Re:How much to do this legally? (Score 1) 35

I was thinking the same thing and just did a bit of reading (http://www.imediaconnection.com/articles/ported-articles/blogs/2012/dec/verizon-announces-end-of-900-number-billing/).

It looks like the only thing politicians did to kill it was ban phone sex. It was mainly killed by greedy, incompetent carriers.

Comment Re:How much to do this legally? (Score 3, Informative) 35

US Premium numbers are no longer available. UK numbers are easily available - register at http://www.phonepayplus.org.uk...

Note that you would be breaching the ToS for your premium number - they require you to notify all 'customers' that they're calling a premium rate number. So while it's easy to set up, I think you'd be cut off pretty quickly too.

Comment Re:Radicalized through Islam (Score 2) 404

Call it what it is: religiously fundamentalist motivated mass murder.

It wasn't terrorism. It was most certainly NOT intended to bring about any political or policy change, or even make a political statement.

It was lethal grade bigotry, inspired by a fundamentalist upbringing - fundamentalist Islam vs Christian is moot.

Comment Re:WTF Apple (Score 1) 249

Whoever thought this was a good idea is a fucking idiot.

This has been a feature of Yahoo Web Mail for years, and I would wager it was conceived at GMail, though I don't use it so I'm only guessing.

When you paste a URL into Yahoo Mail you get a little mini menu that allows you to make it just a plain hyperlink, or even plaintext. I'm hoping Apple steals that too.

Comment Absolutely not (Score 5, Interesting) 301

No Facebook, no Twitter, no Gmail, no LinkedIn. I refuse to let my personal information, social connections, and browsing habits be used as fodder for profit. I'm an old school NNTP nerd who still believes that spam means repetition, autoplay video is a crime against humanity, and anonymity is a fundamental right.

My lawn? Have a field day. It's vast and vigorous. I might even come out and play hackey sack with you... Just don't ask me for ID.

Comment Waze has ways of dealing with this. (Score 1) 767

Waze has methods of dealing with this. It's called a private installation...

https://wiki.waze.com/wiki/Pri...

But we don't just go putting them anywhere arbitrarily. We rely on local governments and DOTs to tell us where to put them. How? By determining if it's a private road or if there are regulatory signs prohibiting through traffic.

So if the homeowners don't want traffic routed through their neighborhood they need to go to their local government and get that done. Then soon as that's legally accomplished, then us editors for Waze will take the steps to prevent through routing through the neighborhood.

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