Re: Re: Ooh, me! "who is really ready to say they're sure"
What is to discuss here? Article is kind of "duh!" moment - cocktails have no copyright, therefore there's lots of them. Now, since there's lots of new movies, that's must be because them have no copyright too. No, wait a minute, movies DO have copyright.
So, "What The Continuous Flourishing Of New Cocktails Can Teach Us ..." - nothing really, except as ootb pointed out, mixing drinks is somewhat different than making movies.
Sometimes copyright makes sense, other times it doesn't. Like any other concept humans invented.
If I were US citizen, I would be enraged on this kind of waste. Even if I don't care about legality of all this crap: it's still wasted money. There's no that many terrorists in US to justify this kind of spending.
It's not even that good for "dissident control" - if you want to harass them, you still have to arrest them, drag through courts etc. You don't have to _find_ those people: they will march for protest on main street.
Re: Mike, Google has already fully indexed your email!
Ah, It's you again. Let's say for argument sake that Mike, indeed, is Google employee. Now what?
Yes, he won't tell bad things about them. Never ever. Now, unless YOU want to employ him - can you shut the fuck up, please.
Since I don't live in US, I don't really care about this NSA scandal. And yes, Google scanning all emails for commercial purposes. Don't care either.
When I have something to hide - I don't post in on Facebook and don't send it over email.
Re: Re: Is Mike naive, or hopelessly naive? Discuss.
While you definitely right about guy being obsessed, his point is correct: Mike is naive or hopelessly naive.
Your administration is corrupt. Corrupt as a whole group. You want to see changes - march to the Washington and demand them out.
No, don't ask to "rebuild the trust". Demand them all fired.
Soviet Union was very real police state. And the day come, and it fell. Once money stream ended, empire was no more.
See, you can't maintain huge army (and NSA-CIA is also "army") without lots of money.
Only when people will be starved, change will suddenly happen. Since US people have weird "right" to pile up guns, this change will not be pretty.
In the end, people will die and empire will fall. That was a fate of _every single empire_ for millennia.
Nothing prevent you from storing your data at your own computer, you know.
Go buy some tiny box with linux inside, connect usb disk, turn encryption on. That's it. Want to communicate with your box over internet - few more checkboxes.
Your government want an ability to wiretap communications. What's new about it? Do you know that you phone has never been encrypted?
Actually I agree.
Are they about to compete with let's say Nokia, that has about 20 years of experience in industrial design? Or with Apple, which have ~10 years in UI design? Or maybe with Samsung+Google, both having budget counted in billions?
Now, 32M is not very big number. It actually means, that custom SoC is out of question; or in simpler terms: not Apple/Samsung level of integration for you.
So, crappy hardware is almost guaranteed. Now, since software is supposed to be "Android-compatible", I don't see much innovation here either.
Re: Limited hangout now into full "Well, maybe it's okay..."
I'm curious - does somebody paying for this shit? I understand that US is big country and all kind of nutcases can be found there, but I never actually met one.
Until now. What's that obsession with Google? Yea, we already _know_ that they're bad, violating privacy and all that. But - did they hurt you somehow? Someone from Google dumped/beaten/cheated you?
Another possibility is that "out_of_the_blue" is several people, each spewing its own nonsense: "Google is bad", "Rich people are evil", "Internet grifters" and so on. They probably doing it for money.
Also possible, (however less probable) that this guy(s) know(s) Mike personally. So he just post opposite opinion, no matter what is the topic.
While I agree with your general idea of "make modern shows", the devil is of cause in details.
What do you think, "Game of Thrones" is modern? Is it about "homosexual partners" (what's modern about them?), or "doctors" or "like reality"? Answer is no.
The recipe for success is talent, not some particular show formula.
What's so important about saying "fuck"? Hint: nothing at all. If your show depends on ability to say obscenities, guess what - it's not very good.
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This isn't going anywhere
Benki: almost nothing "right". Socket with camera? WTF is this for? Why do I need temperature sensor in every room? And where is control for all this stuff anyway
WigWag: yet-another-PIC-with-sensor. Already exists in form countless arduino/raspberry "projects". "IF-THEN" is pure idiocy - programming doesn't work this way. Hint: what to do when rules are contradict themselves? Issue compiler error and turn everything off?
Voice-controlled stuff is vaporware. Save for IBM's Watson machine no computer understand commands good enough. Also, people prefer not to shout commands to power switch - just press the damn thing.
In short: usual techdirt incompetency in technical side of the world. Next time write about "X sue Y"
First of all: it's technically impossible to "overwhelm" T1 network. It's not your crappy $50 home router; it's designed to remain functional under near 100% utilization.
Second, 100G is not that match (in such network). There're routers where _every_ _single_ _port_ is 100G.
Yes, you read this correctly: while your home router port is usually 1G, and typically utilized at 30%, in T1 networks, routers designed to be "wire-speed", and can utilize all of 100G ports at almost 100% at once without hanging/stacking/etc.
So no, Internet was not close to be "broken", whatever it means; and yes, Techdirt again publish rubbish about technical subjects. Please stay on patents/copyrights topics next time.
Agree. Those are absolute crapware. Nevermind that BT-2-headphones adapters are already exists, and, what a surprise: most of them also crap.
Surface sound looks cool to you? You can't be _that_ clueless - this idea is not even bad, it's a fairytale.