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Comment Re:Liability (Score 4, Interesting) 494

In many jurisdictions EULAs are extremely hard to enforce because the user is forced to agree before they have knowledge of what they are agreeing to, i.e. before they have even tried the software. I would assume the same with this but unfortunately the story is about the US which has an extremely draconian attitude to such things.

Comment Maps technology is lost... (Score 4, Interesting) 158

Two of my friends run a courier company and I have found that most of their drivers actually cannot understand how to use a map. When talking to them I tend to use map related references but today, they just listen to their satnavs and cannot understand how maps work. They have trouble knowing where they are in real terms although they can tell you generally by using the satnav.

Comment No phone, no cash? (Score 2) 70

As long as the old system continues to work it will be fine but if this is made standard I would have to find a different bank as I am not going to go back to using a smart phone. I rely on my phone too much to endure the ridiculously short battery life on smart phones so I would be forced to choose between my work and the ATM system.

Comment Re:Cash (Score 1) 269

Do you pay tax on money you withdraw from the bank? I do not and do not see why someone who banks in bitcoin should. 20% capital gains? That is robbery. Tax on money that you have paid tax on. That is a good enough reason to avoid tax so I can understand why you assume that the OP is evading tax. I will be happy to for you to consider me a criminal. I hope you will be as happy for me to consider you a moron.

Comment Re:Contempt of the court... (Score 1) 517

I am a cantankerous old git with a bad memory. I have forgotten more than you have learnt. I honestly forget passwords all the time. I cannot get into my Skype account and will need to create a new one as I no longer have the email account that goes with it. I could be innocently saying I cannot remember my password and be telling the truth.

Comment At risk? (Score 4, Insightful) 129

US incompetence is portrayed as being a victim. As if China is a threat because the US has not done anything for decades. China deserves respect for getting their fingers out of their arses while the US is too busy wasting its money invading innocent counties. If we are to talk about risk discuss the real problem if we are talking about Chinese advances have the balls to show some respect.

Comment Re:This "leak" concerns expected activity (Score 1) 308

Reality does not make good dramatic headlines. This latest leak actually does not contain anything for people to get excited about. The CIA researched a lot of stuff. Mildly interesting. Nowhere is there any mention in the text of any surveillance taking place. They just did a lot of research, as they should. They found out what bad people can do, as they should. The fact that they were doing their job does and finding out how such things work does not make a good headline but imply that they are doing it and try to get a reaction..

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