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Comment Steam Much? (Score 1) 479

There still is a large population of PC gamers who are perfectly content to buy a second high end GPU for their Skyrim mods. I sincerely doubt computing power on your laptop and/or PC is going to become insignificant anytime soon, it's still the MO for any type of real work, and having a local crash and burn R&D environment will likely still be the preference of many developers/inventors. Running these environments will require a decent hamster.

Comment Re: Most open and transparent president ever... (Score 2) 205

I'm thinking about hitting you in the head with a baseball bat for saying that causing severe bodily harm to your person (I was sincerely afraid of typing, in the privacy of my home and my phone, that I will actually do that. Quite chilling, being afraid to write). I'd also like to mention that according to the document this post will now be retained and shared across the world and analyzed.

2. (U) When the communication contains evidence of a crime or a threat of death or serious bodily harm to any person, or anomalies that reveal a potential vulnerability to U.S. communications security, the recipient IC element will notify NSA's OGC, which will review it according to the applicable NSA procedures and policies.

So yea, we are now part of the daily routine of some Eagles fan, sipping his coffee, contemplating whether he/she wants to inform the authorities and likely make my life hell as I try to explain I'm simply trying to demonstrate how such a thing simply cannot coexist with the 4th ammendment. But hell, Google doing it, Instagram, Facebook, why not everybody? Internet is not a tool for free expression, we are sitting in a room full of authorities forced only to type the correct words. No thanks, I'll just stick with Slashdot, the freak of my life.

Comment Re: Just when you thought (Score 1) 207

Yea but how would you pick up that data without any input sources around? At some point you would have to have an active mic, or allow for additional permissions, or maybe watch for the canvas element to freeze or whatever, but those are all new additions still not ordinary for HTML4 not snoopin' on yo mom 'n' pop browser. Up to this point we had 3 problems, object, activex, java plugin , flash etc. and all of those were opt-in, not out.

Comment Re: No. (Score 4, Interesting) 449

Absolutely worse. I refer you to the moment when Blizzard decided to make Internet connectivity mandatory for Diablo 3, it just went downhill from there. We have no privacy with our phones, computers, nor T.V., hell not even cars anymore, sold prebuilt with microphones, and GPS ready to collect data for "security" and partners. The world today is designed for a single purpose, to rule over the minds of the economically less privileged. I kind of liked it more when my cable service thought everyone nationwide loved Push Pop, and my Internet didn't offer me my favorite pizza. Ruling over physically is fine, it's called a governing system, but for fuck's sake did we have to lead people's minds too based on fake relevance further reducing the ability to empathize in the mass media age? I'm not sure, I'll have to ask uncle Google and read about it in my personal news feed from aunt Facebook. A big happy family.

Comment Soooo (Score 1) 85

It's like every other tablet but they are honest about the spying. Kind of curious how it will work on the psychology of its users. Can they sell it's either privacy or security mutual exclusivity like they sold us here in the Western world without using terrorism, or is the populous already so submissive and suffering the chilling effect that this will easily not be a problem.

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