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Snowden's Leaks Didn't Help Terrorists

GeekWithAKnife Re:My fellow Americans (182 comments)

REALLY? - I say WMDs and you are bothered by "transgender"?

Don't talk back at me son, I'll smack you upside the head.

4 days ago

Snowden's Leaks Didn't Help Terrorists

GeekWithAKnife My fellow Americans (182 comments)

I write to you today to appeal to your sense of reason.

Our country is under attack from all fronts. Russia wants to disrupt our authority, fanatical terror groups want to blow up our buildings, atheists want to corrupt our souls.

Make no mistake, we are at war. Having no other alternative to protect our great nation we have taken to attacking the enemy in preventative measures. We have struck at their core; their finances and funding, their territories, their freedoms, their countries, their friends, their families and their family's families.

You may look at Edward Snowden and consider him to be a harmless; sexually confused transgendered computer professional. This of course would be what Snowden would like you to see.
In truth he is a vicious, calculating pathological liar that will stop at nothing to destroy America (USA) as we know it.

Not only did he endanger good men in the field he endangered law-abiding US citizens everywhere.

To say that Edward Snowden does not have Weapons of Mass Destruction is to entertain a cataclysm that may indeed claim your lives and your children's chastity.

Now, let's forget about this person and his fake and silly documents. We want to get back into the real business at hand, protecting the United States of America, land of the free, home of the brave (although we have the braves on reservation now).

Thank you and god bless.

4 days ago

Tinba Trojan Targets Major US Banks

GeekWithAKnife Re:So close on the alliteration (61 comments)

Tell Me Twice
Why This Tinker Tinba Taylor Trojan Spy
Targets Top Tender Traders
With Little Digital Mice
These E-bandit Raiders Splice
Working In The Dark Of Night
Trying To Get Financial Height
Instead Of Getting A Job And Doing It Right

It was a stream of consciousness sorta thing. *shrugs*

4 days ago

Apple Locks iPhone 6/6+ NFC To Apple Pay Only

GeekWithAKnife Thank you apple! (328 comments)

I can only thank apple for making these sort of decision to help everyone embrace a more open platform in Android.

How many companies make android phones? how many have to compete to make the best?

One day people will wonder whatever happened to those iPhones...

4 days ago

Extent of Antarctic Sea Ice Reaches Record Levels

GeekWithAKnife Lots of ice! (625 comments)

One cannot help the motivation behind posting this.

Is the Earth melting? is this "killer ice"? or "massive ice sheets"?

File under "climate change" - lots of ice, run for the...err...I mean paddle for land!

I thought slashdot was new for nerds, stuff that mattered? please kindly shed some light on the relevance?

about a week ago

Finland's Nuclear Plant Start Delayed Again

GeekWithAKnife Re:Oh dear (130 comments)

*looks up at you*

Everything that has a beginning, has an end.

*Looks back down*

about three weeks ago

US Government Fights To Not Explain No-Fly List Selection Process

GeekWithAKnife Re:It'd be nice... (248 comments)

Dear sir,

You are quite wrong. There is a mountain of evidence that so called "no-fly" lists have prevent unspeakable acts of terrorism and violence.

It is however important to note that to divulge the details of said evidence will expose state secret and thus constitute a threat to national security.

To explain; in order to protect you, the national citizen we have to keep this secret from you as telling you how we do things can put you at risk. Given that you can now clearly see how you yourself put your own well-being at risk your personal freedoms should in fact be revoked for your protection.

A secret court that we cannot tell you about already ruled in our favor. All your rights are belong to us.


Your democratically elected and chosen government.

about three weeks ago

Predictive Modeling To Increase Responsivity of Streamed Games

GeekWithAKnife Re:There is no way this could work for me when I p (120 comments)

Assuming you can do just about anything in a game, yeah nobody can predict that.

On the other hand, in a game, with an "open world" design that actually has a corridor structure, yes they can predict a lot of movement, choices etc.

The system may backfire if you intentionally do things unrelated to game advancement but that's a different story.

about a month ago

UPS: We've Been Hacked

GeekWithAKnife Is this for real? (62 comments)

I made sure my password is at least 8 digits, alpha-numeric with at least one unique character!

about 1 month ago

Study: Ad-Free Internet Would Cost Everyone $230-a-Year

GeekWithAKnife Re:$230 (611 comments)

Are you kidding? $1000? $230??

I just installed Adblock Edge. Fuck ads.

I'll be willing to pay Adblock $5 a year for a 99% adfree experience & screw the lot of them.

about a month ago

Ask Slashdot: Would You Pay For Websites Without Trolls?

GeekWithAKnife Not but if you want my money (382 comments)

I would pay for a website without your fat mother.

about a month ago

Ebola Quarantine Center In Liberia Looted

GeekWithAKnife Re:Truly sad (359 comments)

I am not arguing for intelligent design or alternate realities or my take on them. Ebola turning into a deadly mass plague is a real possibility,

I understand there are few people you care about and it seems that unless this disease is likely to kill you then you're likely to ignore it killing some people "over there".

Base on the above I would like to thank you for your application to the Darwin awards.

While the chances are rather low; I wanted to inform you, as you are evidently a betting man, that the dice are rolling to determine if you're a winner, good luck.

about a month ago

Ebola Quarantine Center In Liberia Looted

GeekWithAKnife Re:Truly sad (359 comments)

Honestly, just substitute "bus" for any other mode of transportation. Go out on a limb and consider the greater possibilities.

There will always be something/someone that this will not affect, great. Maybe you living in a nuclear bunker with a sophisticated air and water filtration system, good for you.

What about the people at risk?

about a month ago

Ebola Quarantine Center In Liberia Looted

GeekWithAKnife Re:Truly sad (359 comments)

People cough, they sneeze, they perspire and touch things. If they carry a deadly virus then this is a deadly problem.

Did you ever use the toilet at work? - ever had issues of a bad stomach doing the rounds? any idea how many people don't wash their hands after taking a piss? -people you shook hands with. I'd not bet my life on this scenario being impossible.

The fact that this is LESS likely to happen in a "1st world country" does not help right now. I'm not trying to terrify you into wearing a face mask; I am telling you this can get out of hand if we do not do more to help get this under control.
Look at the hate some morons choose to spew at this very moment, racists, bigots and foolhardy posts. These so called "1st world" people might just ignore what they stupidly think is an African problem.

While it's a shame that many people simply do not care about the suffering of others; if you ignore this it may just end up killing people you do care about. Does that sink in or are they not the people you typically see when you go to work?

about a month ago

Ebola Quarantine Center In Liberia Looted

GeekWithAKnife Truly sad (359 comments)

Unfortunately this is the sort of event that can make this virus' infections rates soar beyond control.

Because of a small group of idiots the majority will suffer needlessly.

I see some say "fuck 'em" and some have this attitude of not our problem - for lack of understanding that their problem can become our problem. If that's not a case for a reason to put more resources into education I don't know what is.

It's everyone's problem when some person in Liberia, is now scared for his life and flees without knowing he is carrying the virus. In 48 hours he might be sitting next to you on a bus! -what are you going to say when people start bleeding their internal organs out of all orifices?

You want to give out Darwin awards? start by considering you may get one yourself with such an attitude.

about a month ago

Web Trolls Winning As Incivility Increases

GeekWithAKnife The fault is with human nature (457 comments)

Inflammatory comments draw more responses. It's easier to illicit an emotional reaction in a reader via such comments. Once you react emotionally you are more likely to engage with a troll.

Unfortunately unless you truly know the motivation of the other person is to piss you off you can to be sure they are trolling you. Sometimes just having a different opinion on a hot topic like climate change will label you a troll no matter what your aired views are.

On the internet a person could potentially have exposure to many thousands of times more people than they could ever hope to know and so trolls get the attention they so crave/desire.

As people we are hardwired to notice things that do not fit patterns. Social patterns, behaviour etc. In fact when we are displeased or angry we tell more people about it than when we are happy.

Don't blame so called "trolls", they will always be there.

In many ways this is an exercise in social maturity; the collective intelligence not to feed the trolls.

about a month ago

Transparent Fish Lead to Stem Cell Research Breakthrough

GeekWithAKnife Phenomenal news (33 comments)

Given the increase in difficulty this will take the fishing world championships to a whole new level!

about a month ago

Soccer Talent Scouting Application Teams Up With Video Game Publisher

GeekWithAKnife Sad state of affairs (39 comments)

One of these pro footballers can earn in a week more than the average university professor earns in a year.

It's even worse when you hear what some of these professionals have to say. Let's not even scrutinize the behaviors often portrayed by a few of them...

Countless hours of work, decades of teaching, contributing to the community and educating the next generation often falls short of even an amateur footballers' salary.

Kicking/throwing a ball for a living can net you stupid amounts of money, is it a wonder why children today want to be athletes and celebrities etc?

about a month ago



RockStar shaft PC users

GeekWithAKnife GeekWithAKnife writes  |  about a year ago

GeekWithAKnife (2717871) writes "RockStar have let PC users down with not releasing GTA in a timely fashion as with their console releases...let's not even mention GTA IV's awful PC port.

There has been a petition to change this and it's gaining momentum. The open letter states:

Rockstar Games
Rockstar PR
Rockstar Games
Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.
Please release GTA V on PC. GTA games have been a large part of so many people's lives and it's a
big shame not seeing the newest iteration of the game being released on the most powerful platform.
Things like modifications have always been a HUGE part of PC gaming and modded GTA is some of the
most insanely fun times you can have.

I hope you consider the release of GTA V on PC as it'll make...

Why do some people sign this? probably"

Link to Original Source

Banned from purchased game features?!

GeekWithAKnife GeekWithAKnife writes  |  about a year ago

GeekWithAKnife (2717871) writes "I have recently felt like playing Mass Effeect 3 again and having spent time and money on online multiplayer packs which I cannot use is really upsetting. so I decided that I'd like to do something about this.
Over a year ago I was banned from Mass Effect 3 Online Multiplayer. I've been accused of editing ini settings to exploit credits. I have spent some £100 and countless hours on online packs to get better multiplayer equipment etc.
EA will not answer my emails & bioware flat out refuse to talk to me.

Although I'm quite technical I have no idea where to begin to edit these settings to achieve the credit exploit I was accused of. It was suggested to me that I may have been connected to a hacked server that was giving too much credits etc. To be fair I don't care, I want my money back.

I recently contact their customer support again, my case was closed within 4 minutes of opening without any explanations?!

This is what bioware wrote to me at the time (May 2012):


We have proven that you have exploited Mass Effect 3 multiplayer through editing your INI settings. We take cheating very seriously and we have decided to ban your account from multiplayer. This ban will not be reverted under any circumstance.


Thomas Abram

No further explanations offered. No proof for that matter either.
Normally I'd just never buy from this brand again but I don;t want to be one of the many people that took it laying down instead of doing something about it.

My question is this, even if we assume I have been cheating (which is ridiculous because I paid £100 not including the cost of the game itself of money for online packs) does EA have legal grounds to ban me & if so do they have legal grounds to deny me a refund?
What can I legally do to recover the very real money I have spent? What does the Slashdot readership suggest I do about this?"


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