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Comment It depends on the number of backups (Score 1) 77

It really depends on how often the backups are done, and how long they are kept. I remember for an old mainframe system they were done hourly, but with only 7 days kept. Other will have a lower frequency. But usually they are not kept forever, are usually overwritten as a sort of rolling backup. Now I could be wrong and yahoo could be saving a few terrabyte forever on regular basis but it sounds dubious as there is no commercial interest for this, this is why most ISP and firms fought plans to be forced to keep backups of some data , including logs, for a long time. It cost a lot of money. So yes delete are not committed retroactively, but after a while they become a de facto reality.

Comment Re:Summary leaves out a key part of the quote (Score 1) 337

Interesting points there, and you've swayed my opinion a bit, but I think I'm still weighted against such policies. I remember when record labels paid out millions over such a minimum pricing scheme for CDs. I saw that as a consumer victory (if only a short-lived one; they were sued again for artificially inflating the price of downloads). Record stores didn't really compete on service or customer satisfaction, even with minimum prices in force. Sure, the clerk at the mom 'n pop place might share a joint with you in the back room, but it was still just racks full of CDs priced the same as every other store with racks full of CDs. I guess some industries are better suited to minimum pricing strategies than others.

Comment Re:Amazon 'marketplace', wish I could disable it. (Score 1) 337

Curiously Amazon has itself listed as both Amazon and, I have no idea why.

It's easy, you see, is a wholly-owned Irish subsidiary of Amazon, which purchases all of its goods and services directly from Amazon, which is a wholly-owned Irish subsidiary of, who contracts to Amazon through a 5-person office in Ireland operated under a franchise agreement through, an Irish corporation which is a holding company with exclusive license to all rights owned by Amazon, an Irish company.

Minor accounting matter, nothing to worry about.

Comment Re:Got that, Microsoft shills? (Score 1) 144

What is the collected data? last time MS responded, the data collected was no more than what you search engine collects.

1. I don't recall Microsoft ever detailing exactly what data is being collected.

2. It's encrypted, so we can't examine it for ourselves.

3. Microsoft has been deceptive and even telling outright lies since the beginning of the Windows 10 rollout.

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

See 2, above. No one can look and see what data Microsoft is collecting from their Windows 10 PC, so how is one to know whether or not they've been harmed? Your argument is the same one NSA uses to claim they can't be sued over warrantless wiretapping. "No one can prove they specifically were wiretapped, so no one has any standing to sue." I say bullshit to that argument.

Comment if you got nothing to lose (Score 1) 1135

Then you got NOTHING to lose. On the other hand those who have something HAVE soemthing to lose. tritte isn't it ? But it reflects that once a huge part of the population get rationalised away by automation, well guess what ? Assumign you are one of those "not mediocre not abusing" folk (already holding that kind of thought is all kind of wrong for a variety of reason but i disgress), then suddenly you will become a prey for those who have nothing to lose. Societal network will debgrade and it will end in blood and revolution. You can't have a huge part of the population left dropped and hope they will go lie in the street die for you.

Comment Reflash back to factory ? (Score 1) 141

I am not used to tablet OS, but I am assuming that they have an EPROM for the "current" OS and a ROM for the original one. I could be wrong. If it is the case cannot you simply reset back to factory build with factory OS and still exploit the vulnerability ? If it is the case why is there outrage ?

Comment Re:Huffman alternative (Score 1) 135

Pfft.. too little, too late. JPEG is "good enough" and I don't want a huge clusterfuck of incompatibility problems with my libraries.

In terms of widespread adoption, I think you're right, Joe's Image Viewer is unlikely to ever come with Lepton support. But I wouldn't dismiss this so quickly, as large sites might force the issue into the browser space.

Take Facebook as an example, think of the trillions of photos they store (they claim 2 billion are uploaded each day). Facebook archives older, infrequently-accessed photos to Blu-Ray and has an army of jukeboxes ready to swap in discs when someone actually tries to load that family reunion pic from 8 years ago. Gaining another 20% on compression means not just 20% less live storage, but also 20% fewer optical discs, 20% smaller backups, 20% fewer disc-swapping robots, 20% less square footage to lease and cool... We're talking millions and millions of dollars in savings. Facebook would be stupid not to hand Mozilla a chunk of that money and say "Lepton, implement it." Google and Microsoft would realize their own enormous cost savings by putting Lepton capability into their respective browsers.

Comment multiverse isd not a theory (Score 1) 387

It is the interpretation of the mathematical measurement of the wave. There are many different interpretation and the Copenhagen one is the one I use (parsimony does not need multiple universe - wave function just collapse). until falsification through experiment of one or the other it is all a question of taste and how uch you want to use parsimony in your interpretations.

But again : all those are multiple interpretation of a mathematical artifact, the measurement. That those guy in with their book do not seem realize that and place it on the same level as string theory shows they are themselves "out there".

Comment " thus rendering relocation unnecessary" (Score 1) 621

Unfortunately for some firm (financial or engineering) some institution/testing/financial processing have to be done on EU soil. So retaining some EU market access would not be enough as per law they must be in an EU country. You would have to change that law first, and you can bet that this would be vetoes by country which have to win by having those institution forced to move.

Comment Exactely (Score 1) 170

I bought mine because I wanted to browse a few stuff on travel, watch a few youtube outside my computer room, like browse in the park, and a small use taking note and maintaining RPG characters (yes paper and pen is better but I can't read my scratches anymore...). Very limited use, but also pretty much I knew what i wanted to do with it.

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