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Comment Re:This seems contradictory (Score 1) 210

True but Sweden would be under a lot of pressure from the US who knows what the US will be saying behind closed doors to Sweden. There are always deals to be made between countries. Someone in the US has it in for the man and I don't see them ever letting up. Check comments around the web. So many out there that can't stand Assange, or Snowden.

Comment Re:This seems contradictory (Score 1) 210

Swedish officials failed to question Assange before the expiration dates, they could not formally file charges against him on three of the charges. Those charges were dropped the only crime left is the rape and that will expire in 2020. Sweden would extradite him to the United States where he could be charged over WikiLeaks' 2011 publication. I don't believe that man will ever leave the Ecuadorean Embassy in London.

Comment I saw this coming (Score 1) 165

Amazon is not the only company under fire under the Contractors rules. Many that sue win because the labor rules which have been in place a long time are pretty straight forward. Read them here at the IRS: https://www.irs.gov/Businesses/Small-Businesses-&-Self-Employed/Independent-Contractor-Self-Employed-or-Employee

I can't stand a company making as much money as Amazon makes that feels the need to steal money from American workers. Now you can argue that we have enough rules in place and this Fed rule is crazy. But if these rules were not in place you would see more businesses like Amazon screwing American workers. Maybe Amazon thought they could get away with this? Or they was out to see how long they could get away with it. I don't know but it does look like they are in violation of the contractor laws at the very least for the behavior rules. Which means all those drivers will loose their jobs. Amazon will have to rethink how to keep their money. FedEx broke the rules in the past so did Lowe's. Here is the Lowe's case which is very similar to the Amazon suit. http://www.law360.com/articles/466061/lowe-s-workers-win-class-cert-in-contractor-status-suit

Comment Re:Not a tractor beam (Score 0) 88

<quote><p>And this is demonstrated in the video attached to the article too.,</p></quote>

and the video was too short. I wonder the size of the little pebble size balls were as in weight? Looks like they didn't even match the weight of a ping pong ball. Then I have to wonder what size their new gadget needs to be if they had a truck instead of that little pebble?

Comment A lot of it has to do... (Score 1) 292

With the security in the car. Regardless of what they tell you all new cars have GPS, record your every move, and record the care you take to keep up the car (for warranty and engine service needs) . If they call you crazy when they tell you they don't do this.... think again. This is why they don't want you tinkering under the hood. Chances are it would be the first things disabled.

Comment Re:So let me understand this... (Score 1) 156

"We also know that China companies in general have ... different ... ideas about intellectual property."

Yes everyone knows this, and companies in America still keep China in business. If you visit China or YT you can find many videos on YT showing counterfeit shops, and goods. /ahem They even have a Hilton! This guy on YT said it's much better to visit these shops in person.

                              "And so, anyone who is surprised that "knock-offs" start appearing nearly simultaneously with launch, should be beaten with a switch and made to sit
                                in the corner. Hell, the "knock-offs" could have been made at the same factory."

Good chance it probably was the same factory. The ones that can reverse engineer and do it cheaply are the very companies that America runs too.

  When you tell America that China are the guilty ones for taking American jobs...well it's taken longer than we thought for America to realize that China is stealing from them. So how long do you think it will take for America to realize that China stole our jobs?

Comment Re:Seriously? (Score 4, Interesting) 282

"That said, it's a short term fix. As burglars become more aware of the presence of cameras, they'll start wearing a mask just like folk robbing stores and banks where CCTV is expected already do."

In my area cameras are everywhere. Placing the camera is just as important as the camera you buy. Many try and think they out witted the camera just to find out they didn't and went to jail anyways. In my area alone which is a diverse neighborhood price wise etc, we have had many burglaries solved, and a home invasion because of a camera carefully placed.

"encourage an opportunistic thief to go next door if they can see cameras outside your house, but equally you might just be advertising that you have stuff worth stealing."

Not true ! Don't underestimate the stupidity of a thief. Advertise cameras regardless if you have them or not. Advertise live feed online also. It makes no difference around here. Born stupid is always stupid.

They showed footage of a burglar looking for a ADT system pad, and what the guy should of been doing is looking for the cameras. Another came to the front door in all their glory and knocked 30 minutes before a home invasion with his buddy's. After spraying two cameras out front which were wired he never thought there may be a camera or two that was not wired.

Comment Re:LOL! (Score 1) 116

Apparently that does not mean much to Anthem. Since Anthem wants to play hardball, and brazen enough to tell the Feds no. Then I suggest the Audit should happen. Perhaps if the public were to be notified that Anthem is no longer accredited, or secure they will change their tune? We have to test out the data protection laws on someone, Anthem looks to be the one to test on. They brought it on themselves.

I would not back down until they were audited. Sorry but personal records are at stake.

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