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Comment Last time i tried installing... (Score 2) 37

... skype, it downloaded ~230 MB worth of programs and libraries, presented me with an interface that looks like it's 1995 all over again... ...and didn't work. I sent messages, they never got delivered (while the software did not report the failure) and i never received messages.

I didn't even *dare* try voice/video.

Comment Going by the data in the summary... (Score 5, Insightful) 372

and taking into account the risks (unwanted pregnancy) i'd say 96% effectiveness is really, really horrible.

Unless i'm mistaken in my interpretation of statistics, this is a complete failure. In this case, i'd like to know the chance that intercourse will lead to pregnangy, using this method (and only this method)

Comment Re:Awesome law (Score 1) 113

Yes, legislation is -sadly- unrelated to legislation and water is wet, we agree on that.

Further on.

Are we talking about:

1. using a remote camera with live viewing but no recording (fpv),
2. recording video or
3. publicizing?

Because no matter how much you legislate or (legislate and enforce), what i described in the previous circumstances is (and very likely will remain, even in the future) pretty much impossible to detect or enforce *with current technology*.

don't know what you mean by "you'll upload it anyway". That i can be found out of i upload the video? Sure, but that's irrelevant to the method i used to obtain said video. A completely unrelated action.

can't see how you will get anywhere with this

Comment Re:Privacy Defined (Score 1) 113

grandparent is not suggesting we live in a "zero privacy world"

he is merely making an observation: in this day and age, unless you are inside your home with your blinds down, you are probably being recorded. whether you like it or accept it is irrelevant. Whether we have laws about it is also irrelevant. That is the reality we live in. As i wrote in another post, i may have a telescope with a super high resolution camera strapped to it, in my home, behind a hole in my windowblinds, taking shots of anything within my field of view a hundred kilometers away. What law can stop me? Or do we now regulate telescopes too? Mirrors and lenses after that? It's pointless to even consider it. By all means, propose, support and uphold any laws you want, just remember that they do not actually protect your privacy when you are anywhere publicly accessible.

second, authoritarian regimes do not wait for the truth to quash all opposition. They will do whatever they want.

only honest people use only truth, not lies.

Comment Re:Awesome law (Score 1) 113

"You don't get to record my private property remotely."

damn... and i just bought this telescope and a 20 MP DSLR to mount on it and was planning on shooting UHD videos of anything and everything visible from right behind my window, where nobody could ever find out about it... Guess my plans have been foiled.

the law will certainly help you to not get your private property remotely recorded by a kid that flies his toy quad for his enjoyment. The "drone" he is flying has a camera, you say?! Unacceptable! So what if it doesn't record, but it is just a camera for FPV flying with the image quality of a battered 80s VCR http://i.imgur.com/hufds6g.jpg ? BANNED!

keep hugging the law book as if it's a security blanket, while the world around you moves on

when you realize that in this day and age, whether you like it or not and whether you accept it or not, the only time it is possible for you to be "in private", is inside your home with your blinds completely shut. Anywhere else, someone, somehow, from somewhere, is recording you. Possibly in stereo.

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