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"Team America" Gets Post-Hack Yanking At Alamo Drafthouse, Too

CaseCrash Re:Pitiful (124 comments)

It's already on the InterWebs and just a matter of time before it's everywhere.

Except that it's not on the torrents yet:

http://www.vocativ.com/culture/tvmovies/anyone-finds-legit-torrent-interview-hit-us/

http://news.softpedia.com/news/The-Interview-Torrent-Downloads-Exist-but-They-re-Not-What-You-d-Expect-467819.shtml

The only people we know for sure who have the movie are Sony (who aren't releasing it) and the hackers (who definitely aren't releasing it)

2 hours ago
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An Algorithm To Prevent Twitter Hashtag Degeneration

CaseCrash Re:gotta be Bennett (162 comments)

Seriously. I don't normally complain about the crap that gets posted from the same sources over and over that's just trash, but these Bennett posts are awful garbage. This is not your personal blog! No one cares what you think!

And this idea is stupid as well. It looks like he thought "Hey, lots of sites have moderation systems, why not twitter" and then realized that it, like all moderation systems, would have some problems. How does that rate a whole discussion?

Is there a chrome extension that blocks slashdot stories with "Bennett Haselton" yet?

about a week ago
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Microsoft Rolls Out Robot Security Guards

CaseCrash Re:Awesome picture (140 comments)

What I'm more concerned about is that first image in the article. Did they photoshop a plunger on it to make it look more like a Dalek? What kind of reporting is this?

about a month ago
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Microsoft To Open Source .NET and Take It Cross-Platform

CaseCrash Re:Sounds like what Sun did (525 comments)

VS2013 Pro is also available for free to students (as is SQL server and a bunch of other MS tools).

You just need a ".edu" email address and sign up at DreamSpark

about a month ago
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Website Peeps Into 73,000 Unsecured Security Cameras Via Default Passwords

CaseCrash Re:what's the fucking site? (321 comments)

That's not what the OP wanted. Specifically, which stream has teh boobies. ;-)

That would be a totally different site, myfreecams.com

:)

about a month and a half ago
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Pirate Bay Co-founder Arrested In Northeastern Thailand

CaseCrash Re:What a shame (189 comments)

Duhh. Neither does the artist make any money.

So? The copy doesn't mean that downloader would have ever given any money to the artist if that was the only way to obtain the file, they might (probably) would have just gotten something else for free instead (or be willing to pay a lower, but not offered in the marketplace, rate). That's why we have all these new methods of paying artists like donations (pay what you want), kickstarter (like for the latest Zach Braff movie), indiegogo, etc. (as well as the traditional methods like t-shirts and swag and concerts, seeing the movie in the theater for the theater experience)

These are inherently ephemeral goods; there is no real world resource loss. Whether they get paid once or a billion times, the amount of work has not changed. Even if they never get paid, like plenty of artists who work their whole lives at their craft and never even make rent money.

If you can't make money doing what you are doing, then do something else.

about a month and a half ago
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Internet Archive Launches Arcade of Classic Games In the Browser

CaseCrash Re:Get your naming right, Soulskill (94 comments)

Actually the page says:

"emulated in JSMAME, part of the JSMESS software package."

about a month and a half ago
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"Car Talk" Co-Host Tom Magliozzi Dies At Age 77

CaseCrash Re:They made NPR (82 comments)

These guys made NPR fun to listen to.

they didn't just do that. they basically saved NPR back in the day and allowed it thrive and grow as their most popular program ever. That's why they're still playing old shows two years later.

about a month and a half ago
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Pirate Bay Co-founder Arrested In Northeastern Thailand

CaseCrash Re:What a shame (189 comments)

Well, you are still taking the copy without paying for it. That copy still carries a value even when the plain act of copying does not involve any manufacturing costs. I can't believe how tough concept this often is for slashdotters.

I can't believe you still don't get it. Taking that copy causes NO loss of resources to the artist, the resources being used are by the sharer and the downloader. The artist didn't lose anything.

That the artist didn't get paid for that copy is irrelevant. That's just a failure in their business model. I can't charge you for every time you download and read this comment, even if I wanted to.

The thing you keep missing is that the artist (or record company, or estate or whatever) DOES NOT deserve to get paid for every single copy of their song, forever and ever. If you aren't making enough money doing what you are doing, then do something else.

about a month and a half ago
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3 Recent Flights Make Unscheduled Landings, After Disputes Over Knee Room

CaseCrash Re:Last night (819 comments)

Sporadic 1 day delays due to Eyjafjallajökull

Ha! Iceland... I had to google that name just to make sure your cat didn't walk on the keyboard...

about 3 months ago
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Game of Thrones Author George R R Martin Writes with WordStar on DOS

CaseCrash Re:Why do people still pay money for basic softwar (522 comments)

Well other than the lack of outline mode. Which , annoyingly apple's Pages dropped recently too.

And which I have *no idea* how to find on the new fangled ribbon interface thing in modern Office either :(

You go to the "View" tab (the last one) and it's button number four.

Just FYI :)

I use outline mode all the time. (And I also like the Ribbon, which makes me a heretic around here.)

about 7 months ago
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EA Ending Online Support For Dozens of Games

CaseCrash Release the server side code (329 comments)

Well then can we get the code for the server-side so we can run our own private servers to play the games we bought?

about 7 months ago
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Could Google's Test of Hiding Complete URLs In Chrome Become a Standard?

CaseCrash Re:And the question of the day is... (327 comments)

This is all well and good until you have http://legit.example.com/viewurl.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fmalicious.example.com

And how does that php page get on the legit website? And if it's a redirect, then the final page will show the malicious URL.

about 7 months ago
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Could Google's Test of Hiding Complete URLs In Chrome Become a Standard?

CaseCrash Re:And the question of the day is... (327 comments)

Hah. Like Microsoft deciding that file name dot-extensions were the devil's workshop and must be hidden from view by default.

I saw this a couple places in the comments. I could be wrong, and i haven't used an Apple product since the 90's but weren't Apple computers the first to hide the extension and instead differentiate in the icon only?

about 7 months ago
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Reviving a Commodore 64 Computer Using a Raspberry Pi

CaseCrash Re:old tech (165 comments)

But I'd say that 99.999% of today's programmers have no fucking clue what code optimization really means..

CPU power is cheap, let the compiler optimize what it can, take care of larger bottlenecks, and who cares? The rapid development we have now allows us to progress at an amazing rate because it usually doesn't matter if we waste a few cycles. You can continue to do F1 at the edges, but the mass in the middle is fine with a Civic.

about 8 months ago
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First Glow-In-the-Dark Road Debuts In Netherlands

CaseCrash Re:you're kidding me, right? (187 comments)

did you read the first 8 words of the summary? "A 500 meter (0.3 mile) stretch of road "

about 8 months ago
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As the Web Turns 25, Sir Tim Berners-Lee Calls For A Web Magna Carta

CaseCrash Browser Simulator only on firefox? (80 comments)

Also check out the CERN line mode browser simulation of the first web site

On chrome it's unreadable, on IE it's crazily formated. Firefox shows it correctly, but come on; talking about how awesome the web is and giving an example that fucks up?

about 9 months ago
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Russians Suspected of Uroburos Spy Malware

CaseCrash Re:I must be Russian (137 comments)

, .

Ha ha! Slashdot has foiled your nefarious plan by not supporting unicode!

about 9 months ago
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Game Developers' Quest To Cross the Uncanny Valley

CaseCrash Re: This will take a long, long time (134 comments)

> And Keanu Reeves in The Matrix. Looked so lifelike in stills, but lack of any facial movement killed all belief that he wasn't CG.

FTFY

That was the joke

about 10 months ago

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