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ASCAP Petitions FCC To Deny Pandora's Purchase of Radio Station

FauxReal What format is the station going to run? (229 comments)

It would be awesome if they ran a digital version of the Radio Free Hawaii format... it was a 90s station in Hawaii that let listeners vote via ballot boxes. They had amazing music.

about a year ago
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Data Storage That Could Outlast the Human Race

FauxReal Will humanity's knowledge be DRM free? (231 comments)

I'd hate for some future sentient species to find these discs and an intact reader but not have the proper subscription keys to authorize decoding.

1 year,18 days
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Hollywood Studios Fuming Over Indie Studio Deal With BitTorrent

FauxReal Re:subject (187 comments)

No man, they're trying to bring high art to the masses. I hear they're living hand to mouth out in Hollywood.

about a year ago
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Google Fiber Expands To Olathe, Kansas

FauxReal Re:Olathe (120 comments)

I'm curious... have you seen the terms of their service agreement? I'm wondering if you have to agree that Google can parse the unencrypted parts of your data stream for advertising/user metrics (for anonymizing and sale)?

about a year ago
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Scientists Grow Replacement Human Teeth In Mouse Kidneys

FauxReal Re:They've got this backwards. (117 comments)

They would find it much more lucrative if they could figure out a way to grow replacement KIDNEYS.

But imagine the size of a kidney grown inside a mouse tooth, they'd have to stitch together thousands to get anything useful!

about a year ago
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Game Site Wonders 'What Next?' When 50% of Users Block Ads

FauxReal There's an easy solution! (978 comments)

Just beam the ads directly into our dreams to subsidize ad-free websites!

about a year ago
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Python Trademark Filer Ignorant of Python?

FauxReal Re:No, that is not possible (261 comments)

No...no...the parent is absolutely correct. Suits are only interested in the bottom line, not the goodwill of the costumers, nor any one else.

Yeah, I'm pretty sure filing this trademark was a waste of assets.I don't even think "any publicity is good publicity" works in this instance. These guys were clueless morons with no business sense.

about a year and a half ago
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Heavy Metal and Emergent Behavior

FauxReal Re:Weird (92 comments)

Not to mention the fun of trying to go the opposite direction with a few friends in the smaller pits. But yeah in the bigger ones the sheer amount of people carries a lot of momentum.

about a year and a half ago
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AT&T: Don't Want a Data Plan for That Smartphone? Too Bad.

FauxReal Re:Too bad. (798 comments)

I have an iPhone on AT&T prepaid "Go Phone" service. no contract @ $25 a month for 250 minutes and unlimited text with no data plan. I barely talk on the phone and most people like to text these days anyway. It works well for me.

about a year and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: Facebook, Twitter For Business, Is It Worth the Privacy Trade-Off?

FauxReal Re:Cookies and referers (158 comments)

The Priv3 and Ghostery browser plugins can block those Facebook and Google+ like buttons for you.

about a year and a half ago
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Texas Attorney General Warns International Election Observers

FauxReal Re:Europeans, beware! (817 comments)

Chuck "Walker" Norris himself will watch over this and will roundhouse-kick you until you learn to respect democracy!

He's just doing his part to prevent "1000 years of darkness".

about 2 years ago
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Analytics Company Settles Charges For User Tracking

FauxReal Re:Lawyers (43 comments)

Their contribution was to help pave the way for the lawsuit to disappear. Sounds like a win/win between them and the defendants. Also, the plaintiffs get a settlement. A technical win/win/win. I'm sure everyone will spend the next weekend at their winter beach houses celebrating with some fine caviar and champagne relieved to see that privacy is once again on their side.

about 2 years ago
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US House Science Committee Member: Evolution Is a Lie From Hell

FauxReal Re:Outta here (1113 comments)

Y

Fund his opponent in the next election. Put in some time in getting the competition elected.

And amazingly enough the next election is this November and he's running without a democrat (or any other as far as I know) opponent. It's being handed to him.

about 2 years ago
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Why Ultrabooks Are Falling Well Short of Intel's Targets

FauxReal Re:iSuppli ignores recent history (513 comments)

I agree, I was convinced to shell out the cash for the first time in 2009 after always owning PCs (and a couple free Ataris & 1 free Mac in the 90s).It was definitely more expensive than comparable Win laptops. But I had a good job and low expenses. What got me was that it had a metal case, the multi touch track pad is awesome and it was a reasonably powerful computer. Also, I dj in nightclubs using Serato which happens to be more stable in OS X (it started on the Linux platform but I suppose they switched due to OS market share). I currently dual boot it in Win7 (which I am using at the moment). I also got a small amount of RAM then installed my own after my warranty was up. If I had to gripe about anything at this point it's really mostly the price and sometimes I wanna mess with something that OS X just doesn't allow me to access, but the fact that it's based on BSD has remedied some of those issues.

about 2 years ago
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What Happened To Diaspora, the Facebook Killer? It's Complicated

FauxReal Re:Facebook Killer? Sensation? (215 comments)

The only place I ever heard Diaspora even mentioned at all was right here on Slashdot.

Same here, and I forgot about it since it was a late night and just remembered when I saw today's article.

about 2 years ago
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The Fastest ISPs In the US

FauxReal Re:Romneybot to lose debate (168 comments)

OK, and North Korea is known as The Democratic People's Republic of North Korea. Holy crap, democratic republics are evil... wait... isn't the United States of America a democratic republic? Damn, I didn't realize we were so fucked as a country.

about 2 years ago

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Warner hires investigator in Pirate Bay trial

FauxReal FauxReal writes  |  more than 6 years ago

FauxReal (653820) writes "A head of the preliminary investigation in the Pirate Bay trial, chief police investigator Jim Keyzer has had a leading role in the prosecution. In the upcoming trial he is expected to be a key witness of high credibility. New information reveals he has been employed since March 16 this year by Warner Bros., one of the plaintiffs in the prosecution against The Pirate Bay.

The Pirate Bay has issued a press release regarding the matter. (English & Swedish)

Keyzer was also heading an investigation where The Pirate Bay sued some of the major media corporations for data trespassing. That case was recently canceled by him."

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