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Comment Re:My plan for a Samsung turnaround (Score 1) 34

I hope it is not that idiot who decided they could save $5 per phone by eliminating user removable batteries and boost sales by killing future resale of used Samsung phones, that dude cost them billions and will likely to try to keep their job by trying to keep fixed batteries (I wonder how many decades it will take for the tiny savings in going from a user replaceable battery to a fixed battery compared to the losses created by doing that, if ever).

Comment Re:Sorry, Tim... (Score 1) 188

It has nothing to do with tracking it has to do with freedom in a capitalist society. With cash in pocket you are free in a capitalist society without cash you are asking permission to exist. You buy nothing without cash, you only ask permission and a distant faceless corporation decides whether to grant you permission to access the essentials of life or starve you to death.

Capitalism and cash or capitalism must go. I am not going to be a fucking slave to corporations asking 24/7/365 for permission to survive. Cook is an idiot.

Comment Re:They are publicly buying votes in Pike County, (Score 1) 78

You can not do it, if the vote is anonymous. That is the real danger, that stupid selfie thing is a direct threat against democracy. Allow selfies and you allow selfies to be forced. Vote the way you are told to or else and I want to see the selfie. How many freaks would force that on their family members or on others. Get caught taking a selfie vote and you should spend a week behind bars. The threat against democracy is extreme and should be punished.

Comment Easy Scan?!? (Score 0) 108

Ain't no easy scan there pal, hack that device and you have a bomb strapped to you and I can assure the scan you receive will not be easy at all. One thing I will never want is a M$ device scanning me and letting other people know whether or not they should open fire on me, real world BSOD, definitely not something to ever trust M$ with or any slimy off shoots of it.

Comment Re: But..... (Score 1) 188

So what you are saying is M$ can basically shove it where you wont allow their probe to go ;). The brand damage they are doing is mind boggling, so perverse, so uncool, just plain nasty. They are going to have real trouble selling anything into the retail market and it will only get worse. They are going to have to buy another company, in order to use their name for retail sales, to try to get the MS stank off anything they sell, what is going through their minds, I do not know, the sheer unmitigated arrogance.

Comment Re:and if I shoplift a rack full of CD's it's just (Score 1) 111

Woah there pardner. I went to an outlet, they said we own this and watch this commercial and you can have it, exchange of labour for the product. So I provided them with the use of my time, something I consider to be of valuable worth and in turn they let me download the free copy they promised me in return for my time. Consider anyone, absolutely any can buy a copy of that content and should they so choose sell it by what ever means possible and to whom ever possible, keep in mind the actual real value of that content as an individual copy, say a $1 (most of the other costs being advertising, distribution, retail premises, sales staff, profit margin, profit margin, profit margin - more than one bite at that particular cherry, which they in fact claim to be avoiding and hence only one profit margin instead of three, making it cheaper so they claim).

So they can not charge for theft or even copyright infringement (well not you, the other individual definitely), just the very slightest bit of tax evasion, you did not pay income tax for IRS percentage of the revenue earned, the worth of the content provided. Well you really did not get paid, as you copy is infringing and worthless and you can not sell it.

Comment Re:Why shouldn't they? (Score 2) 92

More accurately, a truck with a crew of four, hiding around the corner, travels half an hour, sets up for 20 minutes, works for 5 minutes and then charges for an hour and promptly drives off, to hide around the corner again. How many thousands of dollars do you think it cost and how many thousands of dollars do you thing they will charge and never forget it's you that pays for that bullshit.

Comment Re:will they pay for that? even if there are high (Score 1) 114

Will they pay for the psychological damage of those texts. Consider they are not taking into account the specific psychological health of the people in question, just, meh fuck em, make it easier for us and will get is that promotion. So mentally challenged person, someone was just murdered near you, oh my god, it could have been you and by the by, yes we are watching you, we know were you were and we know where you are. So morons, how much damage do you think that message would do to a mentally ill individually under going therapy. How much damage would it do to normal people just minding their own business. Seriously, what the fuck.

Comment Re:Not Unexpected (Score 1) 111

I'm not sure you are correct. The court itself said the term was ambiguous and undefined by the legislation. Claiming that a change from an earlier interpretation is "only strictly interpreting the text of the law as written" does not, therefore, seem a valid statement.

OTOH, it may well be easily within a reasonable interpretation of the law as written. But the summary didn't present an argument that the earlier interpretation isn't also within a reasonable interpretation of the law as just said the judges felt it was too lenient. Not the same thing at all.

This is, however, another good reason why the DMCA should be repealed. So should the previous copyright act (the Sony Bono copyright act). Actually, I think that should be repealed all the way back until the term of the copyright was 17 years, and even that had severe problems. Most copyrights should be valid for no longer than 5 years, though if there are excessive upfront costs a case could be made for extending the term to 10 years.

Comment Re:Wow (Score 5, Interesting) 116

Defend volkswagen how about this. Senior executives decided to scam the public and sell more vehicles to pump up their bonuses without doing the additional work. So investors got cheated with a scam to over pay executives for a lie and then paid the fine for being victims of that scam. How the fuck about we start sending corrupt executives to jail instead of making the people who pay the wages of the corrupt executives and who got cheated, always ending up paying.

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