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Windows 10 To Feature Native Support For MKV and FLAC

Curtman Re:VLC (248 comments)

VLC is an open source project though. Microsoft used to be the evil empire who spoke of the GPL as a cancer. It took being humbled by Google in the mobile market to make them decide to embrace open standards. It's impressive, but it's still Windows. Wake me up when bash is the default shell.

yesterday
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Ask Slashdot: Is Non-USB Flash Direct From China Safe?

Curtman Re:don't worry about it (178 comments)

Same here. I bought two 128GB cards on eBay for $23 each. Only one showed up, and when I tested it with:

# dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdc

it gives I/O error at about 8.2GB. Definitely not worth the aggravation.

about two weeks ago
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Terrorists Used False DMCA Claims To Get Personal Data of Anti-Islamic Youtuber

Curtman Re:I thought the DMCA is American Law (389 comments)

Thank you. I was right. If you have any objections to my rightness, then either you are wrong or you didn't understand what I was saying. Note that the law you quoted doesn't make it a crime in America to have sex with a child in Thailand.

You understand that they will put you in jail in Thailand, then put you in jail in the U.S. once you get out of there. It is a U.S. crime to go to Thailand to be a pedo. You are saying they will put you in a U.S. jail, but it's not a crime?

Does not even pass the 50% threshold for rightness. Sorry fella.

about two weeks ago
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Terrorists Used False DMCA Claims To Get Personal Data of Anti-Islamic Youtuber

Curtman Re:I thought the DMCA is American Law (389 comments)

If you have sex with a boy in Thailand, that crime happened in Thailand.

Extraterritorial Sexual Exploitation of Children
The extraterritorial sexual exploitation of children is the act of traveling to a foreign country and engaging in sexual activity with a child in that country. Federal law prohibits an American citizen or resident to travel to a foreign country with intent to engage in any form of sexual conduct with a minor (defined as persons under 18 years of age). It is also illegal to help organize or assist another person to travel for these purposes. This crime is a form of human trafficking, also referred to as child sex tourism. Convicted offenders face fines and up to 30 years of imprisonment

I think you're wrong about that too.

about three weeks ago
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Terrorists Used False DMCA Claims To Get Personal Data of Anti-Islamic Youtuber

Curtman Re:I thought the DMCA is American Law (389 comments)

Yeah pot seeds are regulated under pot laws. I'm pretty sure you already know that legally pot seeds are drugs.

The law is an ass. They are at best potential drugs. Yeast and hops are not beer. The seeds do not contain any THC.

This area of law is incredibly complicated but the answer is definitely maybe. Newspaper mavens are sometimes prosecuted for slander in jurisdictions where their papers are published; hackers are sometimes prosecuted for hacking computers in jurisdictions other than where they are physically located; the Unibomber was prosecuted for bombs that exploded in a place other than where he mailed them. Sometimes yes, sometimes no, and I don't know enough to say about shipping guns.

- vs -

The USA can't prosecute you for a crime committed in another country.

Does not compute.

about three weeks ago
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Terrorists Used False DMCA Claims To Get Personal Data of Anti-Islamic Youtuber

Curtman Re:I thought the DMCA is American Law (389 comments)

A seed, not a drug. If an "American" ships an illegal firearm to someone in a country that prohibits it, should they be held accountable to local laws?

about three weeks ago
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Terrorists Used False DMCA Claims To Get Personal Data of Anti-Islamic Youtuber

Curtman Re:I thought the DMCA is American Law (389 comments)

The USA can't prosecute you for a crime committed in another country.

It would be great if this was actually true.

"On the contrary, Marc openly operated his seed distribution business ("Marc Emery Direct") from a storefront in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, as well as over the internet; through telephone sales; direct mail sales; and though other media outlets. Revenue Canada gladly accepted taxes on all of his sales, which were duly reported to the appropriate taxing authorities. Virtually all of the profits from the business went to funding lawful efforts to legalize marijuana in Canada and the United States through the political process."

Crown counsel in Canada refused to prosecute Emery but under the former Republican presidency the U.S. ramped up its war on drugs and targeted Emery because of his political profile.
...
"Marc Emery decided that U.S. laws did not apply to him, but he was wrong," Durkan said in a news release Friday.

about three weeks ago
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Flash IDE Can Now Reach Non-Flash Targets (Including Open Source)

Curtman Re:Blender (57 comments)

I think the idea is that you make the animation in Blender and then you render to a video format for distribution.

There is burster...

How the Burster works

The Burster plugin resolves two major problems that was keeping the Blender from being accepted in business environments. Firstly, Burster allows you to put your Blender Game Engine file at your website. You do not have to record the (very big) movie, upload into the Youtube to show someone what great thing you have done. Secondly, you do not need to worry that someone will use your work without your knowledge. The blender source files could be now encrypted using very strong cryptographic algorithm. This alows you to sell your interactive 3D content without worrying about protecting the property. What about licensing? The Blender source files aren't covered by GPL v2 license so you can do with them whatever you want. The Burster plugin uses blenderplayer as external process, so Burster is not Blender's derivative - although it is still opensource software on GPL. One part of Burster plugin is closed and licensed with very restrictive license - the decode module - which is a shared library. The Burster plugin is free and open source and its source code is covered by GPL license.

about a month and a half ago
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Linux 3.17 Kernel Released With Xbox One Controller Support

Curtman Re:Please explain (114 comments)

Softmodded wii's can run emulators. Gamecube controllers are much better than the wiimote.

Wii Homebrew

The wii is still the most played console in our house.

about 2 months ago
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Western US Drought Has Made Earth's Crust Rise

Curtman Re: wait.. did you feel that? (90 comments)

So I half wonder if the rising isn't part of a larger-scale process.

IANAG, but I think the Rocky Mountains are clear evidence of this larger-scale process.

about 3 months ago
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Canadian Court Orders Google To Remove Websites From Its Global Index

Curtman Re:Call CDC (248 comments)

So what your saying is that Canada doing this is somehow the fault of the USA?

[Y]our country, and particularly your conservative movement, is a light and an inspiration to people in this country and across the world. -- Stephen Harper

Yes.
Our conservatives just aren't smart enough to come up with these schemes on their own. They emulate even the failed policies, without every questioning why.

about 5 months ago
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Apple's Revenge: iMessage Might Eat Your Texts If You Switch To Android

Curtman Re:"No reliable solution" (415 comments)

So... Basically nothing that I couldn't already do with Google Hangouts and/or SMS.

Sounds wonderful. ?

about 6 months ago
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Apple's Revenge: iMessage Might Eat Your Texts If You Switch To Android

Curtman Re:"No reliable solution" (415 comments)

I use MightyText on Android. It sounds a lot like what iMessage aims to be, and it works on any platform that has a web browser. I have iMessage on my macbook, but I have no idea what its good for without an iPhone... Anything?

about 6 months ago
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Google Android Studio Vs. Eclipse: Which Fits Your Needs?

Curtman Re:Netbeans (140 comments)

Or he could have said Eclipse wit ADT, but that would be cumbersome and stupid.

about 8 months ago
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Google Android Studio Vs. Eclipse: Which Fits Your Needs?

Curtman Re:Netbeans (140 comments)

They are both Java IDEs. Android Studio is IntelliJ, not specific to Android any more than the Android plugin is for Eclipse. I don't think the author was saying Eclipse sucks, just that this new product is very good for Android development. I tried it this past weekend, and it was a pleasure to use.

DevBytes: Android Studio

about 8 months ago
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$30K Worth of Multimeters Must Be Destroyed Because They're Yellow

Curtman Re:Did Fluke request this? (653 comments)

Does this mean I should destroy my yellow UEI multimeter? Or can I just dye it?

about 8 months ago
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Enlightenment E19 Pre-Alpha Released

Curtman Re:There used to be a buzz (89 comments)

Thank you very much for writing awesome software. I've been using Enlightenment since way back when it was the default wm in Gnome.

about 9 months ago
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Daily Pot Use Tied To Age of First Psychotic Episode

Curtman Re:Cause and effect may be backwards (382 comments)

People being treated with drug therapy for schizophrenia have it. For there to be much fewer people seeking treatment and ever being diagnosed with it cant be attributed to better drug therapies unless those people treat themselves.

about 10 months ago

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