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GUI nostalgia draws me back to ...

Aeternitas827 DOSShell! (654 comments)

It let me play Solitaire at a young age. I couldn't make C:\> do that without dosshell coming first, and moving the little block to it.

about 2 years ago
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AA batteries of any kind in my residence:

Aeternitas827 Re:Rough neigborhood? (297 comments)

You would waste bacon grease on a goddam car? Beef fat can do the trick, the bacon grease must be saved to make the unmentionable meat parts semi-palatable!

more than 2 years ago
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AA batteries of any kind in my residence:

Aeternitas827 Re:I Have A Toddler (297 comments)

And they often disappear, only to be found once the cells have ruptured and caked the terminals.

more than 2 years ago
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Linux 3.0 Release Delayed

Aeternitas827 Re:No problem. (187 comments)

Which means, for every Chuck Norris, there can be an infinite number of Chuck Norrises.

And we're worried about Skynet...

about 3 years ago
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Scientists Derive Gelatin From Human Tissue

Aeternitas827 Re:Purina Zombie Chow (123 comments)

Poison is mostly ineffective, but I much like the explosives. Nitroglycerin would seem to be particularly promising.

more than 3 years ago
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Scientists Derive Gelatin From Human Tissue

Aeternitas827 Re:Soylent Green... (123 comments)

I've got a fine Chianti...

more than 3 years ago
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Scientists Derive Gelatin From Human Tissue

Aeternitas827 Re:Just great (123 comments)

Their nails are sharp, and can quickly gain a leverage advantage on you. Once you're down on the ground, you're pretty helpless unless there's only one or two.

more than 3 years ago
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Scientists Derive Gelatin From Human Tissue

Aeternitas827 Re:Another Crap Summary (123 comments)

So, you're saying, there's always going to be room for it?

more than 3 years ago
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Irish Judge Orders 13-Year-Old To Surrender Xbox

Aeternitas827 Re:One day I want a judge... (445 comments)

You would have to mandate some amount of play per day, or else this would have the same effect as just taking all the games. Or so I've heard.

more than 3 years ago
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Irish Judge Orders 13-Year-Old To Surrender Xbox

Aeternitas827 Re:Actually, (445 comments)

That lie would be seen through very easily. Your bail condition would be to eat quite a few florets nightly, else land in jail.

more than 3 years ago
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Irish Judge Orders 13-Year-Old To Surrender Xbox

Aeternitas827 Re:Accused but not yet convicted (445 comments)

It's more the manner in which the bail was presented; the manner in which the judge decided what the bail should be tends to a presumption of guilt (the judge is ordering surrender of an item valued by the child in lieu of being put in jail); it's a little too 'eye-for-an-eye' for the bail hearing portion of the case. Monetary bail, to a degree, is different; money (while valuable) isn't necessarily an 'item', despite its physical form, and that standard for bail is consistent for any manner of criminal dispute (theft, assault, murder, extortion, and so on).

more than 3 years ago
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Irish Judge Orders 13-Year-Old To Surrender Xbox

Aeternitas827 Re:Accused but not yet convicted (445 comments)

Some creative maneuvering, and a series of tube slides is actually not a bad hiding spot. You just have to go barefoot (socks slide too much, and shoes make too much noise).

more than 3 years ago
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Irish Judge Orders 13-Year-Old To Surrender Xbox

Aeternitas827 Re:Accused but not yet convicted (445 comments)

For a minor, it's not the child's financial assets that become an issue; it's his parents/guardians' assets.

That said, this isn't a forcible seizure, either; the 'bail' could go 'unpaid' (the system isn't turned over) and the kid goes to the lockup...however undesirable, there is an element of choice there for him/his parents or guardians/counsel to make.

more than 3 years ago
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Irish Judge Orders 13-Year-Old To Surrender Xbox

Aeternitas827 Re:American Alternative (445 comments)

No, no, no. It'd go like this:

Judge: "What's something of value to you?"
Defendant: "Yo' mama"
Judge: *facepalm* Bail is a grand, take him to lockup..."

more than 3 years ago
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Irish Judge Orders 13-Year-Old To Surrender Xbox

Aeternitas827 Re:Excellent! (445 comments)

Bear in mind, the kid has been charged, not convicted. I would agree, if found guilty, with your reasoning; until then, you're proving a point that may or may not need to be made.

more than 3 years ago
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Off-Duty Police Officer Steals iPad From TSA Checkpoint

Aeternitas827 Re:Yes would have been here (178 comments)

In other words, when you get older, a twat is a twat, tits are tits, and you'll stop minding the jiggly bits in between as much.

more than 3 years ago
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iPad Account Hacker Pleads Guilty

Aeternitas827 Re:Injustice! (86 comments)

Problems I see here...

ICCIDs as sequential numbers - Untrue. 89nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn1 may be a valid ICCID; if it is, 89nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn2 will not be (where n are digits). There may be a pattern utilised, but n+1 is not a reliable method for a given known ICCID.

He immediately alerted the media - Not the company? Sure, the public might have need or right to know, and though his intentions were more or less good, giving up details of an exploit without giving the (in this case) company a good-faith chance to fix what went wrong--thus giving the black-hat types a window to do what they will, with probably more nefarious intent--is in NO way responsible behaviour.

There was no evidence that the addresses were disseminated - gives guy some leeway on the ID theft and probably fraud charges. Conspiracy to commit unauthorized access charge, though? Pretty much indefensible, and probably a non-issue if he'd made a good-faith effort to bring this directly to AT&T's attention and/or if it hadn't been used to the extent of 100k+ addresses.

That said, AT&T isn't in the clear here. Further efforts could have been made on their part to secure this information, though an email address doesn't mean or lead to much except for those a) in the spam business or b) with more nefarious purposes and the appropriate tools at hand, ready to use. Is a stiff sentence fair here? I don't believe so, but nor is acquittal.

more than 3 years ago
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Online Poker Legalization Bill Coming Next Week

Aeternitas827 Re:Gambling... (168 comments)

With online poker you dont get ANY of the normal signals (body language etc) that good players use to tell what the other player might be thinking, what their hand might be etc.

To a point, I'll agree; being a person who has played mostly online (though not horribly well), there are ways of figuring people out (betting patterns, how they jabber if they participate in any sort of chat either during or between hands) that serve as fairly rough analogues. These don't translate well to live games in and of themselves, but folks who play live games and dabble online that I've known tend to key in on those things when (naturally) nothing else is available, with slightly decreased returns.

more than 3 years ago
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Idle: New Species Named For SpongeBob SquarePants

Aeternitas827 Even when... (74 comments)

Even when I escape to the real world (the one that exists for a few hours when the children sleep and vulgar language is allowed), I can't escape mention of that little bastard whose only resemblance to a square is the fact that his faces (not the space where his annoying face-parts are, but rather the surface faces of the prism of his being) are quadrilaterals (rectangles, in fact).

What. The. Fuck.

more than 3 years ago

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"Kevin Butler" retweets PS3 METLDR Key

Aeternitas827 Aeternitas827 writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Aeternitas827 (1256210) writes "Sony's VP of (arguably) bad commercials, 'Kevin Butler', received the PS3 METLDR key in a tweet containing a challenge; subsequently, he retweeted this item with a slightly amusing Battleship quip. Someone should research some before blithely clicking the retweet button."
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