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Comment Re:"What Difference Does It Make?!?!?!" (Score 4, Insightful) 692

Who got caught? Did you read the article? Did you actually visit ThreatConnect's website and read their best guess? Based on the evidence they presented, it only suggests that a Russian VPN provider was involved in the obfuscation of the originating network. The rest of the analysis is click-bait speculation and should be disregarded.

Comment Comcast is a GSM yet not regulated under the PUC (Score 4, Interesting) 61

So Comcast is a government sanctioned monopoly, but some how are not subject to PUC regulation. This results in the garbage plans I'm forced to buy. Someone please explain to me why I can purchase a bundled package for $70 or so with internet, a rented cable box, and HBO, yet if I just want internet it's $150 a month. Why is such a bullshit pricing scheme allowed to continue? If Comcast can deliver the service for $70, than a lesser service should never exceed that price. Where's the PUC when you need them? Nowhere, as most of them are bought off. I sure as hell don't expect anything to change if the NBC/Comcast candidate wins the presidency.

Comment Rope-a-dope (Score 1, Insightful) 321

So a few weeks ago we hear stories all over ./ about Hillary (you shouldn't be able to buy a gun if you're being investigated by the FBI but running for the most powerful position on the planet is fine) getting really friendly with the big tech companies, in fact, if you look at who runs these companies and where they donate to you find they're already in bed with each other. http://www.businessinsider.com... Now rides in the Native American (very white) knight to the rescue blasting the unfair competition, which can of course only by fixed with more government interference and of course control (because it's working so well with our health care system). So should we expect Warren (who by the way made her millions throwing poor people out of their homes) to rail against the huge Wall Street banks next? I mean how many millions did Clinton receive from them? http://www.cnn.com/2016/02/05/... Can we expect Warren to rail against Clinton? Nope, not at all, because that doesn't provide the means to consolidate more power under her control.

Comment Re:Yep - impersonation (Score 3, Insightful) 565

The very first few frames of the video have a statement which reads

Paid for in part by National Rifle Association of America with additional support form Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation. All Rights Reserved C. 2016 Share The Safety

Seems pretty clear that this is not a parity but more of an attempt to damage both brands.

Comment Re:Is this what they've determined we want? (Score 1) 125

Do we really need 6 GB of RAM on a phone?

Yes, because java.

Until Android gets something like Continuum on Windows phone, where you can dock the phone and use it like a desktop, there seems little reason to have that much RAM.

Been there, done that, webview or deskview or whatever it was called on driod's. It sucked.

I guess they've just run out of things to upgrade to justify the high price. Personally, I won't spend much more than $200 on a phone at this point. Things are changing too fast on the software side, and updates to operating systems are often not available. You basically have to get a new phone every year or two to be guaranteed having the latest OS, and spending $400+ on a new phone every year or two is a little rich for my tastes.

$400 is a great price for any phone, try and get anything other than a cheap ass tract-phone and you're into the 5 6 and 7 bills territory.

Comment Re:Anyone know.. (Score 1) 125

My OPO is running cyanogen as well, however I did play around with oxygen. It's basically a derivative version of cyanogen with a different theme and less functionality. Aside from being deprived of some useful settings features I liked a lot, the OS's were nearly identical on the phone, and I've read many OP2 users switching back to cyanogenmod. Unlocking the phone was trivially simple, as well as rooting it. To this day, I still use the OPO (but seriously considering the OP3) and I can say that this has been by far, the best phone I've ever owned.

Comment Rational behind the major syntax changes in 6? (Score 3, Interesting) 281

Hi Larry, As a long time perl hacker, and contributor of various modules to CPAN I'm wondering what the rational was behind the major syntax changes in perl 6? I've read various items trying to explain it, but none so far have done a very good job. Admittedly I haven't fully grasp perl 6 yet (mostly because it involves learning a new language I thought I knew well).

Submission + - FBI: Clinton approved CIA drone assassinations though unsecured personal server (salon.com)

gluesniffer writes: An explosive new report reveals just what it is that the FBI is looking to: emails in which then-Secretary of State Clinton approved CIA drone assassinations in Pakistan with her cellphone. From 2011 on, the State Department had a secret arrangement with the CIA, giving it a degree of say over whether or not a drone killing would take place. Under Sec. Clinton, State Department officials approved almost every single proposed CIA drone assassination. The emails that are at the heart of the FBI’s criminal investigation are 2011 and 2012 messages between U.S. diplomats in Pakistan and their State Department superiors in D.C., in which the officials approved drone strikes. Clinton’s aides forwarded some of these emails to her personal email account, on a private server in her home in suburban New York.

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