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Comment Two Parts (Score 2) 293

There are two distinct parts to this topic:

  1. Is Facebook inappropriately censoring our videos?
  2. Is Facebook simply trying to cover their ass for a lawsuit?

Note that FB has usage rights and they could censor stuff, and they do. They block terrorist propaganda, for example. The question here is should it be an all or nothing, or as-decided-by-FB? Regarding the lawsuits, note that in the U.S. there are number of protections on media reporting of minors (as an example). If FB allows such reporting unfiltered, can they be held accountable? I would hope not, but it depends on what the court would agree.

Comment Re:Malware trick (Score 1) 376

You are simply being ignorant. You have no idea what you're talking about. You clearly haven't even looked at the popup in question nor do you understand what is happening. The upgrade was forcefully scheduled by Microsoft (this is the issue, in case you can't figure it out). You have to read the fine print in the center and click a link ("Click here") to go do a bunch of more work to cancel something I never fucking scheduled in the first place. By all means, start clicking all the "click here" messages you see. Keep defending this practice, you shill.

Comment Re:Sure it's libertarian (Score 1) 307

"Within the law" should include civil penalties and not just criminal. So, I dismiss your counter-strawman. :-) A well-written law is a red-herring. You may say that Libertarians are well-meaning and that they do not skirt laws or use them to their advantage, but that's not true. Nothing about being libertarian means that they're righteous. If they can screw others over within the law (criminal or civil), then they will because it's up to each individual to protect themselves and their families.

Comment Re:Malware trick (Score 2) 376

Bullshit. I wouldn't even have noticed it and don't give me more bullshit about being some sort of non-technical guy. That isn't the problem here. I wouldn't have read the fucking the popup and neither would you. You're full of shit if you say otherwise. A popup shows up, you hit X and you're fine. Except in this case where Microsoft fucks you over like malware. You don't need admin privileges or anything. He simply got on the computer after finishing his homework and eating his vegetables, hit the X, played Pirate 101, and then got off a half hour later. I never got on the computer and in the morning, boom.

Comment Re:Malware trick (Score 1) 376

Agreed. Fortunately, he doesn't get on the internet unsupervised. He was playing Pirate 101 or Autcraft. Both have been vetted. Is it possible he's surfing while I'm not there? Perhaps, but I check the browsers' histories regularly. He either doesn't browse the internet or he's good enough to clear the history or run in private mode, in which case he should not have fucking installed Windows 10 when I told him not to. Windows 10 is functional, and I don't plan to take the time to roll it back or risk that it will puck the remaining life of my already-old PC.

Comment Sphere of Annihilation (Score 5, Funny) 230

Going through a black hole will destroy you, much like a sphere of annihilation. This article reminds me of one of my favorite D&D stories. As relayed by another DM of a group of relatively inexperienced (new) players, they had encountered a sphere of annihilation. One player touched it and promptly vaporized into nothingness. One of the remaining party members said, "Oh, it must be a portal! Quick, everyone, jump in!" Four more pops later and the DM had to decide between a TPK or a new adventure in some otherworldly plane.

Comment Re:Isn't that -more- expensive? (Score 1) 352

It is true it is relative, and a "power user" so to speak will always use more. The average in Q1 2015 was 2.5GB/month but as we all know, streaming will cause that value to sky rocket. In that same link, Cisco estimates it'll be 11GB/month in 2019. My plan is 15GB/month (with rollover) for 6 people. However, as I'm sure everyone is aware, these values are somewhat bogus because these cell phone data users mostly also use wired/wifi (non-phone network data plans). If they have no wifi, what is the usage? My contention would be that those people who can only afford one service (not two), as my original post suggests, would find a way to reduce data usage over the phone network to stay within the cap. They would go to cafes, or hang out near free service hotels, or Denny's, crap like that. Moreover, regarding speed, they will choose based on price, not necessarily service. And, I have found that at least in our area, phone data service is sufficient for all normal uses (e.g., games, streaming). However, I don't have an HD device connected to phone data service, so I would defer to someone with more experience in that. However, I will also point out that people with less money to spend are far more forgiving to bad service. So, comments like "they won't stand for buffering issues" are false, I think they will suffer through a lot if it means they pay less, because they really have no choice. (sorry for the long-winded reply)

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