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Comment TL;DR (Score 1) 321

* Developer offers shitty product and is upset when customers don't want to pay.
* Developer doesn't understand that nobody wants to pay for a downloadable "higher resolution letter."
* Developer trades shitty free product for spam and is upset when customers mark it as spam.
* Developer doesn't get that people don't read privacy policies.

Did I miss any?

Comment Say what? (Score 1) 345

ESR compare the incandescent bulbs and "Obamacare"* with SOPA?! It's no wonder that nobody pays attention to him anymore.

* Which I place in quotes because it's really a code word that says "don't listen to me because I'm an extremist without sense to think on my own and instead spout off buzzwords I heard on Fox News." A sane person would call it health care reform or single payer health care.

Comment Re:reality vs expectation (Score 1) 284

Where does anything in my one sentence comment imply that I don't understand radio waves?

And in any case, people don't need to know dick about radio to realize that there are no wires connecting device A to device B no matter where they go in their house. And that the connections persist even in the yard or -gasp- out on the street as they drive away or up to their house. And it doesn't take much of a cognitive leap to realize that if they can see their network, that others quite possibly could too. Matter of fact, my mother's first question when I set hers up was, "can people driving by see what I'm doing on here?" And she's about as non-tech as they come.

Why do you think people name their networks funny and clever things? Would they take the time to think up names like "AMANDA_HAS_AIDS" or "get off my netz" if they didn't expect others to see them?

For people to realize that simply the NAME of the network, even if the traffic is encrypted, is useful information and that someone would be scraping it for location service is a different story and I'd bet that a very small percentage get that. But even so, I doubt that very many of them care.

Comment Um. Did anyone actually read this? (Score 1) 655

26 1864.3. Cash transactions reported

27 All payments of cash in excess of twenty-five dollars given in exchange for

28 junk or used or secondhand property shall be reported separately in the daily reports

29 required by R.S. 37:1866.

Didn't think so. It doesn't block cash sales at all.


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