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Comment Re:Got that, Microsoft shills? (Score 1) 159

The fact is you're avoiding the point, the point is that to some people privacy invasion is a harm like verbal harassment is a harm. Google are worse in reading peoples personal communications of course but there is better competition in email providers, if you're a PC gamer then there is nothing on a par with windows for the number of games available and at far better prices via seasonal sales etc.

Comment Re:Got that, Microsoft shills? (Score 2) 159

The situation is still the same. What is the collected data? last time MS responded, the data collected was no more than what you search engine collects. It was definitively less harmful than the data your GPS or cell phone carrier collects. Christ, your credit card, your bank and your air miles card have far more important data and they use it in whatever way they see fit (within the confine of the law).

I have yet to hear a case where this collection of data was detrimental to an individual

So, you wouldn't mind if we put webcams in every room of your house and streamed live 24/7 because hey, it wouldn't harm you, would it.

Comment Re:Obvious thing is obvious? (Score 1) 87

I've looked at the patent, Amazon have been smart and gone for every possible variation, solar panels, fossil-fuel refueling, cctv systems. So know if anyone does anything fancy with a lamppost they will have to pay Amazon for the pleasure. I personally think solar panels on lampposts is a pretty obvious idea to the point that I checked to see if they had patented it, they have.

Comment Re:Enron down under (Score 0) 269

Good grief, how much evidence do you need?

Do you not believe it gets hot in green houses?
Do you not believe that CO2 is a green house gas?
Do you not believe mankind has released roughly 14,000,000,000 tonnes of CO2 in to the atmosphere - enough to blanket the entire world with several inches of extra CO2.

These things are very provable. History also shows very strong correlation between CO2 rises and temperature and sea rises.

Comment Re:But now part of the historical narrative? (Score 1) 621

Norway too! I missed that one. Also Ireland had to vote twice, France and Netherlands voted against the EU constitution, they got it anyway. Switzerland just decided recently that it's not interested in joining the EU, it tore up it's membership application.

Turkey is a member of the "EU Customs Union" which sounds like a far better deal, single market free trade without all of the EU Commission running every last detail of everything.

Richard Dawkins is a moron because he presumes we all have to vote for/against the EU for economic reasons, I did not vote for economic reasons, I voted primarily to restore democracy and avoid the formation of a EU army run by bureaucrats.

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