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Tron: Legacy — Too Much Imagination Required?

AstynaxX Re:I think most people missed the point (429 comments)

CLU, as I heard it, was deliberately -not- an exact likeness. His features are half of Bridges', mirrored to give him perfect symmetry. Seems fitting to the character, anyway.

about 4 years ago

Comcast Migrating Customers To DNSSEC Resolvers

AstynaxX Re:migrate (196 comments)

I opted out of Domain Helper by using manually configured DNS servers, OpenDNS at the moment. It seems if you manually migrate to their DNSSEC servers, Domain Helper goes away, as according to the FAQs the two are incompatible.

more than 4 years ago

Rupert Murdoch Plans a Digital Newspaper For the US

AstynaxX Re:Tiered content (237 comments)

If he agreed with the left leaning thought, he would not see it as bias, he would simply see it as correct.

People do not natively see their own views as biased. They are, and if pressed with logic many can be made to understand that, but only if pressed. In a typical situation, they simply see their beliefs as correct.

So, for Murdoch to be calling his competitors biased -strongly implies- that he disagrees with them.

Also, frankly, the position you are taking, that he is not right wing, but merely spouts their rhetoric for a buck, does nothing at all to improve opinion of him. If anything, if what you are saying is true, he is a -worse- human being for selling out his beliefs for the almighty dollar.

more than 4 years ago

Website Mass-Bans Users Who Mention AdBlock

AstynaxX Re:Blizzard did the same thing (660 comments)

Honestly, I was fine not blocking ads until 2 trends started.

First, the obnoxiously loud ads. A little sound is one thing, but an ear splitting 'Congratulation!' bellowing out unexpectedly is quite unacceptable.

Second, malware spreading ads. I thought they were a myth at first, until I was tapped by one (spreading one of those annoying fake antivirus trojan things no less.) And these do turn up on otherwise reputable sites, so anyone trying to pull out the 'watch where you browse' or 'lay off the (porn/warez/music/movies) can sit and spin. The first infection I encountered on a system I used came from a tech support forum of all places, while running Firefox, with anti-virus and anti-malware application resident and up to date, and all applicable security patches to all involved software in place. 0-day exploits are a pain that way.

And even the best 'we will remove it if it causes trouble' policy is a failure. By that point, the damage is already done, I've had to spend time cleaning (or just plain rebuilding) a system to be certain a bit of malware is gone.

Nope, until sites start guaranteeing all their ads free of such issues (and a few others might be nice, like bugged, eta your CPU ads) the ads get blocked. My browsing safety > their ad revenue.

more than 4 years ago

Net Neutrality Suffers Major Setback

AstynaxX Re:What's wrong with QOS (790 comments)

Indeed, I would also not mind the option of paying a small fee for such things. But that assumes that it would be 1. optional and 2. a small fee.

Fact is, most sources for Internet access also offer voice plans. VoIP is competition for them, so it is unlikely they'll offer a 'fast lane' (read: actually usable speed) for it given the opportunity to do otherwise. If they make any honest offering of priority for VoIP traffic at all, expect it to cost nearly as much, if not potentially more, than their own voice plans currently do.

more than 4 years ago

Unlock Internet or Risk Losing Staff?

AstynaxX Re:Quote taken out of context (519 comments)

There are a couple if issues with that. It may be possible for you to find a job you personally like. It may not be possible for me to do so. No such job may exist. Some people simply don't enjoy doing anything that is regarded by the folks with the money as useful. Also, I can't think of any activity on this Earth that I can see always wanting to do. I could be sexual quality control tester at a Neveda whorehouse, I'll eventually want to do something else. It is work because there is a motivation (usually money, but in the raw form survivial) to performing the activity beyond, and independent of, enjoyment.

more than 8 years ago


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