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Comment Re:if it can be seen from car, how is it private? (Score 1) 83

The privacy of the crowd. Someone sitting on the stoop watching people go by is just a people watcher. If he starts following you around ducking around a corner when you look back, he's a stalker.

If he starts making records of everywhere you go, your route there, how long you remain and what purchases you make and who with he is a corporation violating your privacy.

You see in public you don't have an expectation to not be seen. You do have an expectation that you won't be tracked, or at least you used to have before the corporate espionage state took over.

Comment Re:Wow, Al Capone is now == Pirate Bay (Score 1) 70

While I think the MPAA / RIAA efforts are misplaced, at least they are focusing on the pirate sites instead of everyone else. Like mass lawsuits / extortion letters / settlements with individual downloaders. That approach sure won the hearts and minds of potential customers.

I think you missed a key word.

While I think the MPAA / RIAA efforts are misplaced, at least they are NOW focusing on the pirate sites instead of everyone else. Like mass lawsuits / extortion letters / settlements with individual downloaders. That approach sure won the hearts and minds of potential customers.

That makes it more accurate as it was ignoring the RIAA phase of suing / threatening to sue people till they gave in and paid up regardless of guilt.

Comment Re:Bullshit (Score 1) 124

But when it comes to battery technology, our AC is right to be bitter (but is still an idiot to call it 'fake news', of course): we see these stories every few months, and literally none of them ever come to fruition.

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Wrong. Some of us remember when all our electronics with rechargeables had NiCads with their infamous memory effect. The lithiums we use now were one of those "stories" of new battery types and it did of course come to fruition. What is needed is one where the price/performance is equal or better than existing models then we will transition to the new design for those it makes sense to do. I suspect this one by using a solid lithium rather than a lithium compound (I know of lithium/manganese and lithium/cobalt on the market) is more expensive per battery than the compound batteries.

Comment Re: Do the right thing - stand against Trump's big (Score 1) 952

First doesn't matter. Doing it right matters. The US has the best space tech in the world. Trump's going to ruin that, sure, but at least for now we're good.

Really? So when was the last time American astronauts rode into space on an American rocket? What about all those Russian rocket engines the U.S. buys?

Comment Re: You are much more sure than SCO is (Score 1) 115

it's pretty simple, poors want free stuff and they want to be recognized for their frugality
so, the poors that can only use Linux because they can't afford PCs or macs now have a vested interest in Linux succeeding because a) they want the free ride to continue and b) they can claim some level of expertise for a nice computer janitor job
now you get to SCO vs IBM. If IBM wins, AIX becomes the standard Unix instead of smelly hippie free "as in beer and speech!!!!" Linux. poor Linux "admins" can't have that, it takes away the gravy train in favor of professionals so... it all makes sense when you think about the idiot poors that are trying hard to be real IT pros.
this also explains why stories like databases with no admin password exposed to the internet getting hacked become news.

Bullshit. If you are poor the machines you can buy come with Windows in the price tag. Linux machines are virtually always higher priced because the manufacturers don't get paid to install all the crapware/trial ware on the system. People who use Linux do so because they WANT to. They use Windows because it comes with the system and it is what they know already.

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