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TVShack Creator's US Extradition Approved

HopefulIntern Re:Uh huh.. right. (253 comments)

I am a resident of the UK, so I guess that is good news, kind of. What about UAE?
I am of Norwegian nationality. I carry a slip-joint pocketknife with me everywhere I go (legal in the UK, illegal in Norway). Can they extradite me?

more than 2 years ago
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TVShack Creator's US Extradition Approved

HopefulIntern Re:Uh huh.. right. (253 comments)

I wonder. Would the UK extradite someone to Iran for some horrible crime, say, like looking at a non-nude picture of two shirtless guys kissing? (Or girls, if you are into that sort of thing.)

It's frightening, because every weekend I violate Saudi/UAE law by consuming alcohol. I hope I don't get extradited out there!

more than 2 years ago
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Humans Are Nicer Than We Think

HopefulIntern Re:First post (372 comments)

Hello there! Will you join me in jeering at the Swedes for being so untrustworthy?

more than 2 years ago
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Humans Are Nicer Than We Think

HopefulIntern Re:First post (372 comments)

Tried to find a good link but all I found was this one.
Honesty tests conducted to determine most honest city/country. Just an excuse for me to brag about my home country of Norway, heh

more than 2 years ago
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My PC use accounts for __% of my computing time

HopefulIntern Re:I'm assuming the Intel definition of PC here... (296 comments)

Polystyrene, not Styrofoam(TM), plaster, not Band-Aid(TM), window cleaner, not Windex(TM), public address system, not Tannoy(TM), and so forth.
Personally, I use the word "painkiller" a lot. When asked about specific types I say Ibuprofen, Aspirin or Paracetamol.

more than 2 years ago
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School District Sued By ACLU Over Student's Free Speech Rights

HopefulIntern Re:ACLU (466 comments)

Where do you live where the cops are the voice of reason???
Everywhere I have lived, you don't get reason until your lawyer arrives.

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Who Has Been Sued By the RIAA?

HopefulIntern Re:I got warned. (407 comments)

Hmm I was under the impression using a crack for a game you own was legal..? Hence the legality of gamecopyworld (btw, use that for cracks/NOCD binaries and avoid torrents)

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Who Has Been Sued By the RIAA?

HopefulIntern Re:well, if you want to be technical... (407 comments)

Let's not get into arguments about what "the law" is before we establish which jurisdiction we're talking about. I was under the impression the 24-hour law was only in Germany.

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Who Has Been Sued By the RIAA?

HopefulIntern Re:Legal Threats (407 comments)

Out of interest, were they all pertaining to use of P2P programs? Had they seen P2P traffic?
All this talk of shutting down locker sites had me trying to figure out if the reason is that with these sites (just downloading over HTTP port 80) means the ISP cannot do much to see illegal downloads, so the *IAA go after the source instead, whereas with P2P they can see traffic over a different protocol which sets off alarm bells and therefore triggers more scrutiny of traffic.

more than 2 years ago
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The Ineffectiveness of TSA Body Scanners

HopefulIntern Re:Surprise it took that long (494 comments)

There are absolutely rules against flammable/inflammable/combustible liquids. Have a look at the signs at the counter next time you're in the airport, they're pretty clear. Whether they are all enforced is another story (a friend once brought back an airsoft gun from Greece, nobody said anything).

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The Ineffectiveness of TSA Body Scanners

HopefulIntern Re:SSDD (494 comments)

Needlessly, because we have homeless shelters for them to go to.

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Do Kids Still Take Interest In Programming For Its Own Sake?

HopefulIntern Re:What is so hard to understand? (276 comments)

Derogatory tone aside, that wasn't really the point of what I was saying. Yes, you code something to achieve something, but the motivation behind it isn't the use of the product itself (as the GP suggested) but for the experience and accomplishment of making something. You can bake a cake from ingredients or buy it in a shop. Price difference is negligible so you only really bake a cake at home because you like baking. Similarly, I recently threw together a Hangman style game in Java. There is probably ten hangman games for every programming language out there, open source, ready to use. So why make your own?
My point is, yes people do it for the reward, but the reward is not the end product. Rather, it's the experience of the process that *is* the reward.

more than 2 years ago
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LulzSec Leader Sabu Unmasked, Arrested and Caught Collaborating

HopefulIntern Re:Well, well, well. (511 comments)

Seeing as Anonymous is simply the name given to anyone who posts on 4chan, it doesn't really identify anyone. Indeed, Lulzsec recruits skiddies on /b/, and the idea of mass-DDOS was made famous by *chan style invasions, but other than that there is no correlation.

more than 2 years ago
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The Worst Job In the Digital World

HopefulIntern Re:Too true (258 comments)

Here in Europe, the Polish are often seen as synonymous for cheap labour (they are the Mexicans of Europe, if that makes sense). I could see how some patriotic Mexicans might disagree with their fellow countrymen jumping the border to work in the US.

more than 2 years ago
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Redheads Feel Pain Differently Than the Rest of Us

HopefulIntern Re:Gingers? (265 comments)

I would agree. I think by banning words from common use, we create a sort of Streisand effect. The n-word is not often uttered in public anymore, but the web is full of it. People clearly still want to say these things, so it's not like banning the words stamps out the intention behind it. Banning the word gives it more power, due to its taboo-ness. Who hasn't been called a (n-word) or (semite) in an online game?
Clint Eastwood in Gran Torino had the right idea. Racial slurs are aplenty in that film, but used jokingly as a term of endearment. That takes power away from the word, more effectively than banning it from use (though hatred will still prevail, so another word will likely be invented to replace the old one).

more than 2 years ago
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Redheads Feel Pain Differently Than the Rest of Us

HopefulIntern Re:Groan.... (265 comments)

Have you tried this bad boy? We use it here at work for initiation of new guys. An amount the size of half a pea is enough to start you sweating and hyperventilating (and in some cases, panic, it would seem. Whoops.) Claims to be 6m scoville. I dunno about that, but it's definitely not something I could ever use as a condiment.
Right now I am having a disappointing pasta salad, made happy by this guy. Nice kick, garlic taste, lovely stuff.

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Do Kids Still Take Interest In Programming For Its Own Sake?

HopefulIntern Re:Pure programming for programming sake? (276 comments)

I disagree, I think it is entirely possible to want to program for the sake of it. You need a goal, something you are making, but the motivation for doing it doesn't just need to be "I want that thing, so I'm gonna code it together!". It could simply be "I like programming, so I'm gonna build my own thing!"
It's the same reason you had Legos as a kid. Did you make functional things out of Lego, that improved your quality of life? Or did you just like building things?

more than 2 years ago

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