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33 Months In Prison For Recording a Movie In a Theater

Arith Re:This is Bull Shit (465 comments)

Jeez man, everyone else in this thread is saying how harsh the punishment is for the crime comitted (even selling copywritten material)
Then you two blow in and suggest the worst type of torture.
You work at gitmo?

about a month ago
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Today In Year-based Computer Errors: Draft Notices Sent To Men Born In the 1800s

Arith YMCXXIV (205 comments)

Nitpick: WHY call it Y2K14. Just say 2014. You even save yourself a keystroke.

about 2 months ago
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TSA Prohibits Taking Discharged Electronic Devices Onto Planes

Arith Re:And Your Vibrator (702 comments)

It's airline policy not to imply ownership in the event of a dildo. We use the indefinite aricle: "A dildo." Never "Your ... dildo."

about 2 months ago
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Microsoft Suspending "Patch Tuesday" Emails

Arith Re:It looks like a response to anti spam laws (145 comments)

This right here.
It's actually kind of amusing to see these companies that you contacted ONCE and hence start giving newsletters - now they're all begging to continue spamming me. Ironically, some are spamming me to get permission too spam me... lolwhut

It's been awhile since I've seen a law passed that HELPS the little guys, even if it's just an annoyance like spam.

about 3 months ago
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Life Sentences For Serious Cyberattacks Proposed In Britain

Arith Re:if they float they are guilty (216 comments)

... as if a million jokes cried out in terror and then were suddenly silent.

about 3 months ago
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HR Chief: Google Sexual, Racial Diversity "Not Where We Want to Be"

Arith Re:Article is totally misguided. (593 comments)

I'm not entirely sure that's the "Asian Way", nor your perception of it to be "best".
I have no idea what you're driving at to be honest. Having leisure time is completely different from say thug culture of punishing those who do well in the sciences. This lazy American culture you seem to lament encompasses multiple cultures. I know lots of black people who like to kick back and watch tv, drink beer.. you know.. be lazy on their leisure time. I know lots of white people.. chinese too.. some thug-ish, some stand up clean cut people. I have no idea what point you were trying to make.

about 4 months ago
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HR Chief: Google Sexual, Racial Diversity "Not Where We Want to Be"

Arith Re:Article is totally misguided. (593 comments)

I don't think that's quite the point, though I see what you're getting at.
Thug culture preventing people from excelling in sciences (or really anything).. that's bad for anyone.
Asking an asian to do worse.. what? Driving yourself to not excel is generally a bad thing, asian or not. Pointing such out shouldn't hinge on your skin colour either.
Should we urge that culture that could be doing better, TO do better? Absolutely.

about 4 months ago
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Can Cyborg Tech End Human Disability By 2064?

Arith Re:Can Cyborg Tech End Human Disability By 2064? (121 comments)

I think a better question is: Can the general populace AFFORD cybernetic fixes for their particular problem.
The answers are the same.

about 4 months ago
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Microsoft Fends Off Data Request, FBI Gets Data Another Way

Arith Re:Hurray! (152 comments)

GET HIM!

about 4 months ago
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Google Foresees Ads On Your Refrigerator, Thermostat, and Glasses

Arith Re:Nope. (355 comments)

What does a printer need a screen for?

How else will it tell you "PC LOAD LETTER"?

Sorry, the correct answer was: WHAT THE FUCK DOES THAT MEAN?

about 4 months ago
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Actual Results of Crimean Secession Vote Leaked

Arith Re:In-window popup autoplaying video ads with soun (557 comments)

I'm with you here. The others are right, adblockers, noscript, that whole noise is a good idea.
I'm at work, where I haven't gotten around to patching up my browser with the aforementioned. Definitely alot more ads roaming around. If I saw that video ad I'd be just as disgusted. So .. get yourself them plugins. You get this .. uh.. 'discussion' without the obnoxiousness..well not from the ads anyway.

about 4 months ago
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Senate Report Says CIA Misled Government About Interrogation Methods

Arith Re:That's a shocker (207 comments)

Also, whoever decided to auto-play audio on Slashdot should be fired from a cannon that was loaded with 3-inch nails, and then with them, into a brick wall and then slid from the brick wall into a vat of boiling acid laced with the super aids.

FTFY

about 6 months ago
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NSA Confirms It Has Been Searching US Citizens' Data Without a Warrant

Arith Re:This is (274 comments)

Indeed, if this is a 4/1 joke, I'd hate to see the other jokes they play.
"Let's make annoying noises every time something happens, it'll be funny!" .. ugh

about 6 months ago
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OKCupid Warns Off Mozilla Firefox Users Over Gay Rights

Arith Re:April Fools stories are gay (1482 comments)

I'd say yes. You'd be no better than those bigots you denounce.
It's fucked that a particular group of people would consider another group that doesn't meet their muster as subhuman. That's where the slippery slope starts. We're DIFFERENT, and have different values. That's where tolerance comes in. In the case of child molesters, I wouldn't say the person is subhuman. I'd say his/her morals are pretty fucked, but not subhuman.

It kind of reminds me of something my sociology teacher said way back in highschool while dealing with children: If they do something bad, you don't tell them that they're bad. They subconsciously pick up that they're a bad person and continue that role. Instead, you tell the child that this is wrong and what you did was wrong.

about 6 months ago
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OKCupid Warns Off Mozilla Firefox Users Over Gay Rights

Arith Re:April Fools stories are gay (1482 comments)

What is this?! CIVIL DISCOURSE ON SLASHDOT?
I'm not... I'm not used to this type of thing I'm seeing...

about 6 months ago
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OKCupid Warns Off Mozilla Firefox Users Over Gay Rights

Arith Re:Wait... wha? (1482 comments)

I object to your usage of bing, because assholes

about 6 months ago
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NSA Confirms It Has Been Searching US Citizens' Data Without a Warrant

Arith Re:This is (274 comments)

Speaking of bullshit, what the devil is the deal with the damned voice I assume people get on RSS feeds? I don't recall ever checking a setting "Please read this to me in a terribly digitized voice every time I look at an article"

about 6 months ago

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