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Comment Re:Socialmedia is a third-person camera thing (Score 1) 92

If you watch the advert linked in TFA it's entirely parents filming their kids. The only people i know using snapchat are teens and adults that still behave like teens and have no interest in kids or a family. I guess asking teens to drop $100+ on toy glasses is a bit much, so they needed another angle.

Comment Re:This is ludicrous (Score 1) 136

Every year they add to the offence is a movie i will not got to the cinema and pay for. I barely make it past 10 visits a year currently, so they are getting very little of my money. Despite all the censorship in the UK of torrent sites it is still ridiculously easy to find any movie i want (there are even sites that have a handy list all in one place, including all the ones i didn't know about). And everyone i know of a similar age is aware of how to "pirate" and does so. Are they really going to lock up everyone in the UK under 40?

Comment Re:Apple (Score 1) 302

I would be very happy with that. No one NEEDS Apple devices or software to do anything productive. Maybe if MS threatened to pull Windows/Server/Office out of the market some people might be worried. All that would happen if Apple left are the hipsters and C level management would be crying in their coffee about having to use a Windows laptop or Android.

Comment Re:Ex post facto (Score 1) 302

I think the fact that Ireland was already bailed out by the EU when their property market crashed -- and now they happily bend over for the likes of Apple and let them dodge taxes in other EU member states -- has not helped their chances at getting away with breaking EU treaties.

Well on the bright side, at least it looks like they are as bad at understanding EU tax law as they are the property markets.

Comment Re:So why so much anger in the Linux community? (Score 1) 174

Honestly I'm embarrassed to even have the same interests as these people now. It's at the point where we get a post about a new distro release, not even any baiting in TFS about systemd, and the comments are still hijacked with the same old hateful bullying.

There is now a Debian fork (among other alternatives) where I'm sure you will all be welcome. So kindly fuck off.

Comment Re:This shit is wrong (Score 1) 218

As someone mentioned above, the French company BlahBlahCar is the only service that couple possible fit the "sharing economy" moniker. The driver is not allowed to make a profit and simply share the cost of the journey with the riders (that's the sharing part). BlahBlahCar add a small percentage to the transaction for running the service. Uber, Lyft etc. are just old fashioned taxi companies with an app and bundles of cash.

Comment Re:Bean Hill (Score 1) 218

I think allowing corporations to pick and choose which of a countries laws they feel like obeying is the "much bigger problem". This is just testing the waters to see how much will there is in governments to stand up to an aggressive coordinated assault on existing law that -- if changed or abandoned -- opens the door massive growth and profit for lucky the elites that have money to burn on such an enterprise.

Why else do you think Goldman, The Saudi's and countless other VCs and Banks/Hedge Funds happily pump unlimited cash into a taxi app? The goal is to trample the law and then make their own. To make things more fun, most of our "leaders" are already full steam ahead on allowing this to happen with global agreements such as TPP.

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