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Comment Re:Could this be FUD? (Score 1) 45

You don't see it because the spam gets filtered, not because the spam doesn't exist. And most of it doesn't even make it to your spam folder these days. It gets filtered at the edge before it even comes into you mail system. But I shouldn't have to explain that to someone with a ID lower than mine. Come on.

Comment Better than it used to be. (Score 1, Insightful) 57

When they started this throttling thing, only a small number of video sources were "free" and I complained that this was a blatant violation of net neutrality.

But now they appear to be throttling all video across the board so all content is degraded equally. It's hard to argue that this isn't neutral.

Comment Re:Money from people who want to sell? (Score 2) 241

A friend's mom fell for the "cash our totally legitimate [wink wink] checks and money orders for us and you can keep ten percent" scam. They cleaned her out. I feel a little bad for her (more for him because guess who had to step up and cover bills and mortgage payments). But I don't feel a lot bad because she wasn't old and senile. She got greedy tunnel vision.

If some company has tens of thousands of dollars in legitimate checks and money orders to deposit, they can get a bank account. The bank will assign them a personal banker who will stroke their egos (at the very least) every time they walk in the door. They won't need to find random people on the internet to cash the checks for a 10% fee. That's ridiculous.

Comment Prison (Score 1) 32

When will someone go to prison for storing credit card information in plaintext? Put the VP in charge of that division in prison for 6 months and make the company pay restitution to the financial institutions that have to issue new cards with new account numbers. And $50 to each consumer because now they have to spend a couple hours updating their billing information with all of their online vendors.

There's no excuse for this shit.

Comment LOLWUT? (Score 4, Insightful) 105

Rolls-Royce said the zero-emission model, codenamed 103EX, showed the company "rejects the notion of anonymous, utilitarian and bland future modes of mobility."

While the outside might be flashy, that's the most bland, boring interior I've ever seen in a concept car. That interior looks like it belongs in a sub-$2000 car for some emerging market.

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