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Comment Re:Alternative media. (Score 1) 292

You can always voluntarily demonetize and say anything you want (that fit legal bounds and are within the terms of service).

Google is a de-facto monopoly on search and video dissemination. So I think there's a reasonable argument to be made if Google impacts search results based on 'objectionable' content. But when their clients - advertisers - say, 'I don't want to pay to see my ad on that channel / content', it doesn't matter if it's hate speech or football talk. The whole point is to target ads at likely buyers. And maybe Pepsi marketing has determined the neo-nazi market isn't worth the trouble. In which case, they get to make that call. And if Google can't meet that customer need, maybe it makes sense for Pepsi to give Google the finger and yank their ads.

I mean, we used to call that a 'free market'. But when you see alt-right wingers whining on about their losing their free speech rights on a corporate platform they don't own, it seems these days things are topsy-turvy. You know, up is down, black is white, left is right.

Comment Re:Hit Job on Google? (Score 3, Interesting) 292

No, News Corp has been doing this for years. The reason is Murdoch thinks Google and Google News specifically is killing the news industry, and that the iPad will save it (or at least he thought that a few years ago). It's pure inter-corporate warfare being played out through manipulation of public opinion. The WSJ in particular are experts at it.

Comment Re:The religion of Linux. (Score 1) 118

How can you get so much wrong in one short post?

> Look at Microsoft. One browser. One Office suite.

Lots of browsers are used on Windows. I use LibreOffice on Windows.

> Now look at Linux. KDE vs. GNOME

Okay, that is true.

> EMACS vs. vi.

Lots of editors are used with Windows.

> BSD vs. Linux.

BSD is not Linux. It would make as much sense to claim: "MacOS vs. Windows"

> It's the Organized Religion of software, with followers locked in endless battles over which system is The One.

Hardly exclusive to Linux. There is MacOS vs. Windows, Android vs iOS, Firefox vs. Chrome, many competing applications.

> Religion never finding true peace is exactly why Linux has never found the Year of the Desktop.

No. It's all about the apps.

Submission + - SPAM: Quicken Bill Pay is No Longer Safe to Use 1

Bruce Perens writes: I don't usually make security calls, but when a company makes egregious and really clueless security mistakes, it's often the case that the only way to attract their attention and get the issue fixed is to publicize it. This one is with Quicken Bill Pay, a product of Metavante (not Intuit). It's from personal observation rather than an expert witness case, and the company has been unresponsive through their customer support channel.
Link to Original Source

Comment Re:How come html5 but not on firefox? (Score 1) 71

HTML 5 video has many mechanisms to restrict media access based on client properties. For example, there is a robustness parameter which implementations are expected to evaluate according to their perceived ability to prevent user-controlled access to content.

I suspect that Widevine (the DRM plugin used by Firefox) did not provide a robustness level on Linux which Netflix was comfortable with. To a degree, this is still ongoing. I think the maximum resolution you can get on Linux still is 720p, while Windows will go to at 1080p at least.

Comment Re:Try an Antenna - might add Roku & Plex as w (Score 4, Informative) 143

I use an antenna, and also add Rokus, and have Plex on my FreeBSD desktop.

During "Game of Thrones" I sign up for HBO Go - it costs $15 a month.

I also sign up for netflix off and on, and may go with Amazon Prime, since I buy stuff from Amazon anyway.

Works great, I am not missing anything.

Comment Abandoning Time-Worn Processes Leads to Atrophy (Score 5, Insightful) 158

Scientists determined that those people who made use of machine washing rather than hand washing had diminished hand strength and neurological motor communication necessary for fine motor control. Seamstresses who bought thread rather than using the spinning jenny were similarly impaired. But worst off were teamsters who used the internal combustion trucks rather than teams of horses and used forklifts and other mechanical devices rather than loading their vehicles by hand. Their overall body strength was much reduced.

Comment Re:We get to define the extremists (Score 1) 202

> Some Trump supporters do support the idea of violent extremism

Do they? I do not remember any violent extremism coming from the Trump camp.

Seems to me all the violence has been on the anti-Trump side:

1. Hillary hires violent thugs to disrupt Trump Rallies - as was proved by the Veritas project.

2. Hillary supporters beat down homeless African American woman.

3. Hillary supporters beat down man in Chicago, and steal his car, because they thought he voted for Trump.

4. Hillary supporters abduct and torture mentally ill man because man supported Trump.

5. Violent riots when Trump was elected

6. Violent riots when Trump was inaugurated

Comment All the violence has been on the anti-Trump side (Score 2, Insightful) 202

Seems to me all the violence has been on the anti-Trump side:

1. Hillary hires violent thugs to disrupt Trump Rallies - as was proved by the Veritas project.

2. Hillary supporters beat down homeless African American woman.

3. Hillary supporters beat down man in Chicago, and steal his car, because they thought he voted for Trump.

4. Hillary supporters abduct and torture mentally ill man because man supported Trump.

5. Violent riots when Trump was elected

6. Violent riots when Trump was inaugurated

Comment Threats to assassinate Trump are fine (Score 1) 202

There have been thousands of tweets threatening to assassinate Trump, or offering money for somebody to assassinate Trump.

As long as the tweets are leftist extremism, they are fine.

However, posting something truthful about Islamic extremism can certainly get your account suspended. Tweeting anything the left does not want people to know can get your account suspended.

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