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Comment Re:Big surprise some jackhole Silicon Valley (Score 2) 238

I can hear the 80s era commercial version of their service.

"Is that pesky first amendment getting in your way?
Is someone saying things about you that you don't like?
Did someone publicize something sleazy that you did but was recorded without your knowledge?

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Comment Re:NO FUCKING SHIT (Score 1) 183

For the purposes of commercial marketing, it's not incorrect.

Someone who is assigned a "Conservative" marketing profile is probably NOT going to read sponsored content from HuffPo while someone who is assigned a "Liberal" marketing profile is probably NOT going to read sponsored content from FreedomOutpost and if by chance they do, they're not going to patronize the advertisers of those sites.

Someone who reads content from across the spectrum just might look at content from either of those sources and probably won't penalize advertisers quite so much.


Comment Re:How dare they hack NY Times reporters! (Score -1, Troll) 61's NSA's fault when foreign intelligence services conduct espionage against US political parties, media organizations, etc., and actively try to influence the outcomes of US elections, and manipulate the opinions of US citizens? You realize that no matter who wins in November, possibly millions of Americans will believe the election was stolen or rigged, and possibly by foreign influence?

I know, I know -- in this crowd, the US is the enemy, here, and we don't actually need to have any kind of foreign intelligence capability; NSA's sole purpose for being is to figure out ways to illegally spy on Americans so it can solidify the power base of shadowy elites. Or something. Whenever I need to be reminded of just how out of touch many people are with history, reality, or both, I read Slashdot comments.

Comment Re:4K HDR video (Score 1) 56

You know, I never have problems running 1080 or 4k content in a browser (Netflix or Youtube) with my Intel i7-3770 with / GeForce G2X 275 desktop. However, CPU usage goes up and frames start dropping the moment I rent an HD movie from iTunes. Why, for the love of all that's holy, is iTunes still the biggest pile-o-shit on a PC??!!

Comment Re: I beg to differ (Score 2) 137

That's nonsense. Immigrants have always been subject to inspections and requirements to fit societal standards. Storekeepers and others also freely practiced discrimination (Jews, Irish, Germans, Asians, etc.).

I'm not saying I agree or disagree with either side on this debate. I'm saying that the setting of standards and rejecting immigrants who fail to meet those standards is well established in American history (sometimes with tragic consequences).

Comment Where should that conversation happen? (Score 4, Interesting) 399

Nearly one-third of Facebook users surveyed said social media is not an appropriate forum for political discussions.

Then where is the appropriate forum? Seriously, what does this third of users think it's for?

And by the way ...

... a firm that sells social media followers

That makes me sad.

Comment Sadly, not tongue in cheek (Score 2) 465

Who do they think their fooling?

Twitter is well known for either being extremely tolerant or intolerant of bullying, death threats, personal attacks all based on your politics. Want to threaten to kill a cop? Go right ahead. Fancy hate speech against white people? That's okay. Want to use twitter to propagate terrorist propaganda? No worries, they can't be bothered to do anything about it.

With twitter, free speech depends on who your victim is. In fact their executives refuse to go on the record saying that they support free speech.

Comment It's increasingly difficult to live off grid. (Score 1) 264

Places around the country have been criminalizing it. If you don't tie in to municipal utilities like water, sewage and electricity, they'll condemn your property and then arrest you for trespassing if you remain on it.

We need political solutions every bit as badly as technological ones.


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