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Comment Re:Fighting nebulous "hate speech" will kill them (Score 2) 371

If these companies even tried to end "hate speech" or whatever nebulous crime where a specific group of pigs are more equal than another group of pigs, we will see the end of these platforms and companies full sail.

Banning trolls will hurt their business, how? As an employer, I'm MORE likely to advertise on a platform that wasn't full of screaming, stupid Trump people. Those are not people that I want to advertise to, anyway.

Comment Anyone want to do the maths? (Score 1) 177

Does anyone know average electricity prices in India? How much the average Indian home uses for power and approximate maintenance of this entire plant? (I'd assume, robots or no, they have at least 30 staff?)

I want to believe in solar, heck I do believe in solar but the cost right now,...
If only the god damn panels didn't degrade (assuming that's not some kind of republican myth?) if the panels were consistently reliable or lived for 100 years, it would make much more sense economically.
"Free" power sounds fantastic, especially if it's not damaging the planet.

Comment Re:Black Mirror (Score 1) 204

Oh, come on!

Surely, the Right Honorable Gentleman does not think President Donald J. Trump, the Beloved, Magnificent, Wise, and All-Knowing Autarch or our Republic, would import such a vile thing to the USA, Land of the Free, Home of the Brave!

Why, that would be a treasonous thought of the highest order, worthy of an internal deportation to the Uranium mines of the Great State of Alaska, at the very least!

You have been warned, Citizen! Now, scurry about your business and let President Donald J. Trump, the Beloved, Magnificent, Wise, and All-Knowing Autarch or our Republic, examine the worthy suggestion of his Chinese Peers.

Yours Truly - The NSA.

Comment More prophetic than ever... (Score 5, Insightful) 204

The telescreen received and transmitted simultaneously. Any sound that Winston made, above the level of a very low whisper, would be picked up by it, moreover, so long as he remained within the field of vision which the metal plaque commanded, he could be seen as well as heard. There was of course no way of knowing whether you were being watched at any given moment. How often, or on what system, the Thought Police plugged in on any individual wire was guesswork. It was even conceivable that they watched everybody all the time. But at any rate they could plug in your wire whenever they wanted to. You had to live -- did live, from habit that became instinct -- in the assumption that every sound you made was overheard, and, except in darkness, every movement scrutinized.

We are getting there. Thanks for the warning, George. Too bad nobody listened.

Coming soon to a country near you.

Comment April 2019,....... (Score 1) 117

My paid account ends then, let's see if Oracle somehow manage to fuck it entirely before then,...?

I really like the HUGE amount of modems / routers / cable boxes etc which support Dyn. Does anyone know of a product which even comes close? The closest I can think of is, they seem to be fairly common on a handful of cheap and pricey routers but still not as many as Dyn.

Comment Re:I can't be the only one who hates OLED (Score 1) 67

I use a desktop wireless charging stand for my Note 5 and an app called (IIRC) "desk clock".
Due to the OLED display being totally pure black, I can set the desk clock to be ridiculously dim and not illuminate my entire bedroom, it really does look like a bedside desk clock, except it moves around to prevent screen damage.

I believe OLED still has burn in, but it's getting better - the colours are ridiculously good and the blacks essentially perfect.

Comment S.E Aussie here, drought has been fantastic for me (Score 1) 90

We had one for near a decade which has mostly subsided the last few years, sadly

As an asthmatic and hayfever sufferer, the difference is night and day. I honestly thought I'd 'grown out' of my asthma and hayfever as I basically didn't have symptoms for near a decade, or exceedingly rare / lite symptoms.

Last 2 years and especially this year, just a disaster, not fun at all.

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