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Comment Re:Dear Developers of the World (Score 1) 66

Don't bother writing any software for linux

Yes. Don't write any software for linux that is designed to eavesdrop on the user without their knowledge and their consent buried in an EULA.

I don't want Skype and it disturbs me that I might accidentally use a linux pc with that software installed. Please don't bring Skype to linux in any manner. Amateurs might actually install it.

Comment Re:Thanks but NO Thanks! (Score 1) 66

Voice over copper wires was very strongly protected. It required evidence to support a wire-tap. VOIP and other internet traffic does not have those protections and mass surveillance is the result. Those who want to watch you and your family made sure those protections were removed in laws under the banner of your own protection.

Comment Rotten to the core (Score 1) 236

The docs are clear that they can update the software running on the TV using a USB drive. There's no evidence of them doing so remotely over the Internet. We can develop anti-virus and intrusion-detection signatures based on this information that will defeat much of what we read in these documents

The government is using YOUR PROPERTY to eavesdrop on you, your family and the ones you love to be used as testimony against you when required but without legal permission or accountability. And your response is to suggest that it doesn't matter because we can probably defend ourselves against it in the future?

Comment Re: One bitcoin is worth more than gold to idiots (Score 1) 208

I think gold is worth more than its market value. Most people don't even have gold, and instead have a piece of paper that represents gold that probably does not exist in reality. The true supply of gold is smaller than the market, so its value in the physical form should be higher than market rate.

Comment Re: Better Summary for Nerds (Score 1) 69

Right. Because customers should have to call and complain in order to receive the service they asked for.

It seems pretty obvious that this company is intentionally selling one thing and then swapping it for something less. If you paid for high speed service but didn't receive it, then you should get money back from them for the service they did not deliver.

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