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Not as politically engaged as I would like. I'm quite glad the Internet provided me with forms of activism and political participation while allowing me to develop my daily activities. I do believe we are going through convoluted times but I see light in the end. Other than that I'm a technology enthusiast and I'd love to spend much more money trying new stuff!

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  • Jul 6th, 2015 @ 10:14am

    Re: Re:

    Oh sorry for my mistake, I forgot to insert after Justice Hammerâ„¢ "against the ones that hacked the company"

    My bad

  • Jul 6th, 2015 @ 4:57am


    What version are you using? Older versions can't handle large torrents.

  • Jul 6th, 2015 @ 4:56am

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    A digital communication should not be threatening, intimidating, or menacing.

    Nothing is said about context. And even within a context some things said can sound threatening.

    A digital communication should not be grossly offensive to a reasonable person in the position of the affected individual.

    Who defines what is grossly offensive? One of the involved parts may use dirty words regularly while the other may be some sort of pure saint that will be grossly offended. Where do you draw the line?

    A digital communication should not be indecent or obscene.

    Couple breaks up, 'sexy' messages used to screw the other part. Friend makes obscene joke, gets into some bad argument, other part files lawsuit over the obscene joke, comment.

    This law is beyond bad. It spells selective enforcement all over it. In any case...

    We are supposed to rely on the beneficence of the enforcers. That is bad lawmaking.

    This is the main problem with law makers today. You must ALWAYS assume somebody in the future will be bad and will abuse of legal loopholes or broad wording. You must assume that at some point, some authoritarian asshole will be there thus the laws must be narrowly focused while allowing plenty of room for defense.

  • Jul 6th, 2015 @ 4:06am

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    Depending how entrenched in the power chain of NATO and its countries the company is we can safely assume the powers will deploy the full power of the Justice Hammerâ„¢ while gleefully ignoring they were doing business with shady Governments. Definition of which Governments are shady pending.

  • Jul 3rd, 2015 @ 9:45am

    Re: Copyrights

    those independents will either have to pay GM a lot of money for the rights to work on their vehicles or they will be driven out of business.

    Mast likely both, which is on par with what the company really wants.

  • Jul 3rd, 2015 @ 9:39am

    Re: Re: Re: A better (tech) option

    This still doesn't provide a warrant canary: it just proves that the government has stepped in and has meddled with the organization's right to report.

    Paradox warning! That's exactly what a canary is designed for.

  • Jul 3rd, 2015 @ 9:35am


    It's ok, you can design an algorithm that plays somewhat loosely even if it means overblocking. Google already presents a heavily watered down version of Youtube in German soil so why not make it even less useful? As I said above they should actively and aggressively try to extend the ruling and the rest of the idiocy to every single service to the point it turns the Internet into some useless cat video platform (to paraphrase a common preconception).

  • Jul 3rd, 2015 @ 9:33am


    Oh but Google has played that game before. They can set up an algorithm to filter stuff and play loosely when not sure. Overblocking? No problem, blame GEMMA with a precise notice ("this content is preemptively blocked due to judicial ruling X on behalf of GEMMA"). At some point Germans will be pissed enough. On the side lines Google should be pro-actively searching for other services to extend such ruling to them (fairnes, right?) to make German Internet completely unusable. Then we'll see how long this madness stands.

  • Jul 2nd, 2015 @ 11:57am

    Re: Re:

    That's why I said understandable. I don't think it is acceptable but it's understandable given the current context. And I agree with you, and it's fast evolving into 'different opinions equal terrorism' mindset. I think that what's happening now shows how human beings are still more animals than civilized and have plenty to evolve.

  • Jul 2nd, 2015 @ 10:21am

    Re: Do you want the terrorists to win?

    Terrorist organizations like "Amnesty International" have no place among the loyal citizens of the United Kingdom.

    Sadly that's where we are going to. Have my insightful vote.

  • Jul 2nd, 2015 @ 10:15am

    Re: Re:

    ISIS is a byproduct of places on the outskirts of the law like Guantanamo (I don't remember the Iraqi main facility name). The US is fully to blame for what's happening right now. You heap what you sow. Which makes the US Executive an even worse type of terrorists.

  • Jul 2nd, 2015 @ 10:14am

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    These kinds of statements are cartoonishly evil. They're the kind of ridiculous statements one would have hoped you'd only see in late night TV fictional TV dramas, not coming from an actually elected leader of a major western power.

    When reality meets art it seems.

    Good thing he rules the UK and the UK alone so the worst he can do is screw the UK citizens into non-encrypted nightmare. Which can be a good thing. Once one western country collapses under the weight of its own stupidity such ideas may lose traction. Not that I'm advocating that the British people should be thrown under the bus as an example but it could be a good thing.

    (and my fellow Britons, what the fuck were you thinking when you re-elected him??? What are you want to go full blown street protests against this?)

  • Jul 2nd, 2015 @ 8:11am

    Re: Unintended consequence

    That's what I hope. For panoramas to stop 'existing'. In a few years we'd see how good this copyright insanity is.

  • Jul 2nd, 2015 @ 8:09am


    Hmm, what's the problem with that? One point doesn't invalidate another. And let's consider that while IP maximalism has its greatest drivers in the US media the tech companies mentioned are actually calling for a more balanced system. Besides, there's no EU equivalent to these companies. If Youtube was European would they be hammering it that hard? I'd point that it's more IP maximalism than anti-americanism and it's just a "successful companies must pay me because reasons" that happens to have American companies at its focus right now.

  • Jul 2nd, 2015 @ 7:31am

    Re: Comes down to a simple decision

    As long as short term profits keep being good and not greatly damaging the company in the long run they'll keep at it.

  • Jul 2nd, 2015 @ 7:30am

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    I'm not seeing the same reaction against Windows 10 mandatory automatic updates, sadly.

  • Jul 2nd, 2015 @ 7:27am

    Re: Re:

    I'll stop using both the advertised product

    That. I'm actively avoiding some companies and products because of intrusive ads, unwanted spam in my inbox.

  • Jul 2nd, 2015 @ 7:25am

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    This is terrifying. Targeting supposed terrorists or even spying on another Governments is one thing and it is perfectly understandable - though I think we should go past this childish "borders", "espionage" and "them vs us" culture (will not hold my breath, we need another thousand years before humanity is ready for that).

    But spying on Human Rights organizations? Really? What justification do you have for such travesty? Unfortunately we know now that the Governments are considering activism and even humanitarian help extremism, the same as terrorism. This is not a surprise at all given how fast they are sliding down the slippery slope that 9/11 created.

    Still, it is terrifying.

  • Jul 2nd, 2015 @ 5:49am

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    You see, other ISPs can still offer their services even with a municipal broadband in place. As far as I understood being municipal doesn't mean being free or altruistic but rather actually making the service available with quality where the private sector has failed to do so.

    Then the question is: what is the problem with municipal broadband again?

  • Jul 2nd, 2015 @ 5:18am

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    You see, beyond the privacy concerns that are very real and should be debated I see intrusion and annoyance. Much like Viola above I'm sick of advertisements to the point my brain is actively ignoring them as if they were noise. An incredibly annoying noise. Most people are already doing the same to some degree but I was surprised when I commented with my partner that I needed a determined product while we had the TV on the evening news and she replied there was an ad about that running at that exact time (she still notices ads on TV it seems). I mean, I was looking at the TV while making that observation, there was an ad about what I needed and I simply wasn't registering.

    So we got to a point that advertisers became so obnoxious we are actively ignoring them.

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