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P2P Music Downloads At All-Time Low

AhabTheArab Re:Private trackers (369 comments)

Sssshhhh - don't tell!

more than 3 years ago
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China Starts Censoring Phone Calls Mid Sentence

AhabTheArab Re:Alright guys... (366 comments)

It's inevitable. Just as when the printing press was invented, it didn't take long for revolution to spread throughout the world. The Chinese government (and other governments and organizations around the world) knows that it's only hope against revolt is to suppress communication - the spread of information.

more than 3 years ago
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A Handy Radiation Dose Chart From XKCD

AhabTheArab Re:IODINE TABLETS (392 comments)

I prefer medical marijuana

more than 3 years ago
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Undersea Cables Damaged By Earthquake

AhabTheArab Re:yeah.. (91 comments)

They're mostly already dead, so not too many more stray survivors to be found. Not everybody can dig for bodies. Not everybody can save the world from nuclear disaster. Not everybody can rebuild houses. These cables are somebody's responsibility and are very important in their own right. Clearly they're not THE TOP PRIORITY, but somebody has to address it sooner or later.

more than 3 years ago
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61.9% of Undergraduates Cybercheat

AhabTheArab Re:Cybercheat? (484 comments)

I had to look up what "extra credit" meant (here). I (British) haven't heard of it before.

It's simple. The easiest way to earn extra credit is to attend extra private "office-hours" with the professor. The second easiest to earn it is with sexual favors.

more than 3 years ago
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61.9% of Undergraduates Cybercheat

AhabTheArab Re:Cybercheat? (484 comments)

statistics, 825% of them are made up on the spot.

hmm. How's that work?

more than 3 years ago
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61.9% of Undergraduates Cybercheat

AhabTheArab Re:Cybercheat? (484 comments)

Limewire is pretty common among non-geek types. That's how the majority of college students download music. It's easier for them to be able to search for a song and download it, which is less complicated than having to go out and find a torrent to download.

more than 3 years ago
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LG Wants PlayStation 3 Banned From US Market

AhabTheArab Re:US patents are stupid (165 comments)

Apparently it's not as profitable for these entities to actually do what's best for the consumer.

more than 3 years ago
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100 P2P Users Upload 75% of Content

AhabTheArab Re:The research is complete garbage (269 comments)

"In our opinion," the authors of the study conclude, "the success of BitTorrent lies in the availability of popular content which is typically protected by copyright law, and people who take the risk of publishing that content do it because they receive an economic benefit. If in the future these users lose their incentive, either because of a decrease in advertising income or due to having to pay very expensive fines, BitTorrent would very likely cease to offer this content, which would make people stop using the application on a massive scale."

In our opinion

heh.

more than 3 years ago
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Adding an Olfactory Dimension To Games

AhabTheArab Re:*sigh* (108 comments)

I'm thinkin' of something that tastes like sodium and tomato juice, with faint hints of onion and vinegar.

Pussy!

more than 3 years ago
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Patriot Act Up For Renewal, Nobody Notices

AhabTheArab Re:obligatory Who quote (463 comments)

bet you thought I was gonna say "Meet the new boss, same as the old boss", didn't you?

Yup

more than 3 years ago
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Tampa Police Suspend Pilot For Borrowing the Helicopter

AhabTheArab I didn't fill the tank (8 comments)

I borrowed a helicopter to pick up some 'za once. I didn't pilot it though. It was in Iraq and I hadn't had pizza for months - so worth it.

more than 3 years ago
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Why WikiLeaks Is Unlike the Pentagon Papers

AhabTheArab Re:Hypocrites (696 comments)

But these are not their personal e-mails. They are all communications conducted in an official capacity.

more than 3 years ago
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Between Christmas and New Year's, I'll take ...

AhabTheArab Re:Bah humbug (422 comments)

They'll only get worse as the week goes on.

more than 2 years ago
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Between Christmas and New Year's, I'll take ...

AhabTheArab Re:Bah humbug (422 comments)

A meter is a couple inches longer than a year

Really? I had no idea. This metric stuff seems tough - it's no wonder we're not using it in the US.

more than 3 years ago
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Assange Secret Swedish Police Report Leaked

AhabTheArab Re:Not on wikileaks? (840 comments)

Check out my other post which links to anther post, which has a link to a YouTube documentary

Are you serious? Do you really expect anybody to do that?

more than 3 years ago
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UK Gov't Wants To Block Internet Porn By Default

AhabTheArab Re:Oh wow. (642 comments)

So you went to a gay porn site and that makes you think there's money in hijacking typo domains? How much money did you give to gamefaws.com?

more than 3 years ago
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Judge Declares Mistrial Because of Wikipedia

AhabTheArab Re:Personally... (558 comments)

You would think so. Each side (prosecution and defense) get to dismiss jurors. Generally, the lawyers like to have complete control of everything in the case - they want to define what (for example) 'rape trauma syndrome' means according to their expert witness so that it better fits their case.

Having a juror with prior knowledge of a relevant subject will probably be to the detriment of at least one side of the case, so those types of people are regularly dismissed.

more than 3 years ago

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