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An Accidental Wikipedia Hoax

Godwin O'Hitler Re:Please explain your terms (189 comments)

FYI the spelling is Britannica. Maybe you are confusing it with the two Ts and the one N in Brittany.

about a month and a half ago

How long ago did you last assemble a computer?

Godwin O'Hitler Re:Update cycles (391 comments)

I put my PC together so long ago I can't remember how long. It's the same with the broom I've been using since God knows when.
OK, I'll admit I've changed the head a few times, and occasionally the handle too, but trust me it's still sweeping as good as ever!

about a month and a half ago

Switching From Microsoft Office To LibreOffice Saves Toulouse 1 Million Euros

Godwin O'Hitler Re:they just got confused.... (296 comments)

Nods at your joke but points out that office is absolutely a French word.
I'm not saying it means office or anything, mind; at least not in the sense of desks, filing cabinets, inkwells 'n' stuff.

about 2 months ago

UK Seeks To Hold Terrorism Trial In Secret

Godwin O'Hitler Re:against the two men, known only as AB and CD.' (240 comments)

So the only information we have is that there's maybe going to be a secret trial of two unidentified alleged terrorists for planning some unidentified terrorist act.

Beats me why they fucking bothered telling anybody about it at all. Still I guess it makes a change from Operation Yewtree.

about 3 months ago

Life Sentences For Serious Cyberattacks Proposed In Britain

Godwin O'Hitler Re:This is why no Briton.... (216 comments)

I'm not disagreeing with any of your observations, but I do think "people who live in glass houses" isn't much of an argument, even in the best of cases.
The way I look at it is all today's governments are abominations, so they all need criticizing. And today happens to be the UK's turn.

about 3 months ago

US-EU Trade Agreement Gains Exaggerated, Say 41 Consumer Groups, Economist

Godwin O'Hitler Re:Not About Growth Anyway (97 comments)

Oh I understand Appelation d'Origine Contrôlée perfectly thanks. It's not like I didn't live in France for 30 years or anything.
Champagne is one of the worst abusers of AOC. It attacks products with "champagne" in the name that no one on earth could possibly mistake for Champagne or even fizzy wine or come to that even a drink. At that point it's no longer about AOC and that's why I choose the term trademark.
Now look up Laguiole and see why there's one law for the rich and one for the poor when it comes to trademarks/AOC. Not only is the village denied exclusive use of the Laguiole name for the well-known knife design that originated there, it is not even allowed to use its own name for anything except that specific knife.
Meanwhile elsewhere in France dairies are merrily making Gruyère, Emmental, and Cheddar cheese.

I am not American. I hate a lot of IP nonsense that comes out of the USA. But they are not the only bad boys as someone in this thread would have it.

about 3 months ago

US-EU Trade Agreement Gains Exaggerated, Say 41 Consumer Groups, Economist

Godwin O'Hitler Re: Not About Growth Anyway (97 comments)

Yep, I do. Not sure what those have to do with trademarks mind.

about 3 months ago

US-EU Trade Agreement Gains Exaggerated, Say 41 Consumer Groups, Economist

Godwin O'Hitler Re:Not About Growth Anyway (97 comments)

Champagne is a retroactive trademark. I don't blame anyone for saying "fuck you" to a trademark that suddenly exists after 200 years of generic use.

about 3 months ago

Ask Slashdot: What Tech Products Were Built To Last?

Godwin O'Hitler My desktop computer (702 comments)

No name brand I assembled myself. Been running since 1995.
Just changed a disk drive here, mainboard there, updated the monitor a bit, added a li'l bit of RAM, fitted an optical disk drive when they came out, modernized the case and some other stuff—but it's still the same computer. I've never bought a new one!

about 5 months ago

NSA Metadata Collection Program Has Stopped Zero Attacks

Godwin O'Hitler Re:I doesn't matter (199 comments)

NoKaOi wrote:

No politician that already has any real power is going to want to reign in the NSA.

SteveFoerster replied:

I think it's been a while now since politicians were really in charge of this sort of thing.

Did anyone else spot that?

about 9 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Can Digital Music Replace Most Instrumental Musicians?

Godwin O'Hitler Re:Imagine a prolonged sigh in place of this subje (328 comments)

I'm looking to see where I said drums can't be used to create notes but I think you are going to have to help me.
Maybe you are assuming I'm dyslexic and wrote notes instead of tones?

about 9 months ago

Swedish Man Fined $650,000 For Sharing 1 Movie, Charged Extra For Low Quality

Godwin O'Hitler Re:What the hell is the point of these huge number (366 comments)

Both presumably. By collecting them they scare people. The judgement was $650K, even if that is above his net worth (it may or may not be), they may be able to garnish it from future wages. $650K is below the lifetime earnings of a lot of people.

If my country shafted me like that, well, there are plenty of other countries in the world I wouldn't mind living in.
I'd send them a little letter once I'd got there telling them in the sweetest of words where to put their fine.

about 9 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Can Digital Music Replace Most Instrumental Musicians?

Godwin O'Hitler Re:Imagine a prolonged sigh in place of this subje (328 comments)

Jeeeezus how many times have I heard this. Go and listen to a piano-violin duo playing Souvenir d'un Lieu Cher then come back and tell me someone with a pair of turntables messing around with SOMEONE ELSE'S MUSIC is a musician. I'm sure they'd like to think they are but until they pick up an instrument, electronic or otherwise, that is actually capable of creating notes they are not.

The stuff you are talking about is fine for people who don't really want musicianship. And good luck to them. Each to his own.

about 9 months ago

NSA Says It Foiled Plot To Destroy US Economy Through Malware

Godwin O'Hitler Well lucky old USA (698 comments)

The NSA saved America's arse, whereas in every other country in the world who aren't blessed with NSA protection, there are now tens of millions of bricked computers.

Do people really have "stupid" written all over their foreheads?

about 8 months ago

Datawind Not Blowing Smoke: $38 Tablet Coming To the US

Godwin O'Hitler Re:Garbage (210 comments)

I had a generic Android tablet (with jellybean) before I bought my Asus Fonepad.
The only showstopper was battery life. Everything else was perfectly acceptable and it was an absolute breeze to root.
But the battery life was pretty dreadful -- an *absolute maximum* of 5 hours with all connectivity disabled and minimum brightness screen, whereas the Asus runs all day and night without even thinking about those things.

about 8 months ago

GM's CEO Rejects Repaying Feds for Bailout Losses

Godwin O'Hitler Re:Welcome to the stock market (356 comments)

How many cents in the dollar do you think a fire sale in a bust motor factory would raise? I'm assuming there's no way you could sell it as a going concern.
There again it's not my government so who am I to ask.

about 9 months ago

British Police Censor the Global Internet

Godwin O'Hitler Re:I will point out... (228 comments)

Exactly this. Mrs Queen is not a member of any political party. We don't know what the rules for a president would be, but it's pretty certain they'd build the same old party political self-interest into them.

about 9 months ago

UK Gov't Plans To Censor "Extremist" Websites Via Orders To ISPs

Godwin O'Hitler Re:Gaining speed down that slope... (208 comments)

Slippery slope is a fallacy when invoked after a first action. That fallaciousness starts looking a bit dodgy after the second step. Then after the third, it's pretty much QED.

about 10 months ago



Second Life: third party viewer DDoS scandal

Godwin O'Hitler Godwin O'Hitler writes  |  about 4 years ago

Godwin O'Hitler (205945) writes "Modular Systems, who develop the popular Emerald client for Second Life, have confessed to hijacking the internet connections of its 80,000 users to mount a DDoS attack on the Web site of someone they didn't get along with, while writing the incident off as a silly prank:
Many residents are in uproar over being involuntary accomplices in the attack, which was revealed by the targeted site's owner, posting on the SL forums as resident Imma Twig.

It remains to be seen how Linden Lab will respond to this matter. It looks like its going to be a stern test of their credibility in enforcing the terms of their recently rewritten third party viewer policy. The attack seems to be a clear contravention of paragraph 2.d.3 of said policy: — not to mention any potential legal recriminations."



Start all over again

Godwin O'Hitler Godwin O'Hitler writes  |  more than 11 years ago

What do you know: Slashdot wiped my whole journal out! Never mind; I suppose I'll just have to start all over again when I get the time.
Meanwhile, if you want to moan about grammar or English usage in general, be my guest.

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