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Comment Re:Google's reply? (Score 1) 172

A search engine could provide links to a news item without showing any of the content. Of course, that will heavily devalue the news item in question, but if the EU insists on trying to destroy any notion of fair use, there will be inevitable casualties.

Maybe Google could just pay for the rights to access AP, Reuters and the other news wires, and then just say "Fuck it" to the news publishers, much of their content coming from exactly the same sources.

Comment Re:but (Score 1) 74

Exactly how long has Apple known about these holes though. They maybe zero days to everyone else,Apple could have known about them all the time and left them open on purpose. I wouldn't trust Apple or anyone connected with Apple to tell me if I was stood up or laying down..

I'm sure that Tim Cook lies awake at night worrying about your opinion.

Comment Re: iOS sucks! (Score 5, Insightful) 74

Question: What kind of idiot would buy an Android-powered phone which isn't a Nexus phone?

So, what you're saying us that, kind of the supposed strengths of Android, "freedom to pick a phone from any one of several OEMs", actually cones down to "Only pick Nexus if you value Security".

Thank you for finally confirming that.

Comment Re: It's research... (Score 1) 145

Tee hee! Back in the day, one of the points I made to the old farts was that I had passed the 20 WPM exam and had my K6BP call to show for it, but refused to use the code on the air until the requirement was gone. Nobody spat at me or punched me out, the worst that ever happened was a poor behaving slim using my call and a postcard from the ARRL observer who thouht it was me.

Comment Re:It's research... (Score 3, Informative) 145

WSPR tells you when communication paths are open between two points at a specific frequency and S/N ratio. This is useful but does not span the extent of research that HAARP is directed to. One of the most interesting things about HAARP is that it can incite the formation of radio-reflective regions in the ionosphere. That takes a lot of power.

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