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Comcast Allegedly Asking Customers to Stop Using Tor

JenovaSynthesis Re:So-to-speak legal (418 comments)

Yeah, because who needs clean air, fresh water, safe food, safe working conditions, fair pay and other such "Big Government" regulations?

about a month and a half ago
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Illinois University Restricts Access To Social Media, Online Political Content

JenovaSynthesis Re:Turn it around: (130 comments)

Free speech guarantees you the right to say it free from consequences. It says nothing about a guaranteed venue or audience. And any college would have a legitimate interest in blocking that material over their e-mail system on a mass scale. It's happened before:

"An estimated 3000 [Michigan State University] students protesting the ban on alcohol at Munn Field tailgate parties resulted in police firing tear gas at the crowd. The gathering was planned in advance by an email spread through the student body email system asking students to gather and protest the ban. The university police informed students, via the school newspaper, that anyone getting on Munn Field would be arrested for trespassing. One student crossed the fence and was arrested by campus police. Shortly thereafter, 30-40 students crossed the fence and when the remaining students saw the police unable to arrest everyone, approximately 1,500 students poured over the fence on Munn field. The students played football, frisbee and played in the rain and mud. The police then tear gassed the students, who then left and went to the University President's (M. Peter McPherson) house. When the students learned the President was not available, they then went to Grand River Ave, and a small riot ensued."

And don't pull the "only conservatives are restricted" card because it is easily annihilated.

about 2 months ago
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US Government Introduces Pollinator Action Plan To Save Honey Bees

JenovaSynthesis Re:For a First Step (143 comments)

They're big business because there is no incentive to use anything else.

about 4 months ago
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US Government Introduces Pollinator Action Plan To Save Honey Bees

JenovaSynthesis Re:For a First Step (143 comments)

True considering we practice selective capitalism in this country.

about 4 months ago
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US Government Introduces Pollinator Action Plan To Save Honey Bees

JenovaSynthesis For a First Step (143 comments)

How about banning the pesticide that's killing them off?

about 4 months ago
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Amazon Escalates Its Battle Against Publishers

JenovaSynthesis Re:Amazon provides a service (218 comments)

True. But Amazon cannot blackmail the publisher using its marketing clout either. It would be like Microsoft making it so Windows will not run a certain company's software.

about 5 months ago
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AMD Preparing To Give Intel a Run For Its Money

JenovaSynthesis Re:I'm Still Rooting for AMD (345 comments)

No, it does not count. Itanium's target market changed and they did not switch to AMD. If you want to use the "kicked the ass of" phrasing, Itanium got its ass kicked by Xeon\ because that is what the high-end servers, like the ones SGi produces now, are using that require strong number crunching if they are still using chips in the Intel/AMD ecosystem.

about 5 months ago
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AMD Preparing To Give Intel a Run For Its Money

JenovaSynthesis Re:I'm Still Rooting for AMD (345 comments)

How could AMD64 "kick IA64's ass" when they were never in competition with each other? IA64 refers to Itanium which was never released for consumer markets but rather for high-end servers. It was to compete against Sun's SPARC, DEC's Alpha, and the SGi MIPS chips.

about 5 months ago
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Apple Reportedly Buying Beats Electronics For $3.2 Billion

JenovaSynthesis Re:3.2 B (198 comments)

Amen! I finally had a chance to listen to music using Beats. To be fair I gave it a minute or two of listening and came to the conclusion the Sennheiser headphones I bought from Best Buy were much better and 75% cheaper.

about 6 months ago
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Some Mozilla Employees Demand New CEO Step Down

JenovaSynthesis Re:Personal Beliefs vs Discriminatory Actions (824 comments)

This isn't a "political blacklist". He's not being "blacklisted" first and foremost. He is being asked to resign.

Second, it's not an issue of politics. It's an issue of humanity. But unfortunately some people having equality has become a political issue and it really shows just how sick the US really is.

about 7 months ago
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Some Mozilla Employees Demand New CEO Step Down

JenovaSynthesis Re:Personal Beliefs vs Discriminatory Actions (824 comments)

You mean it was disclosed because it was mandatory? If you want to play that card, the Prop 8 people were threatening businesses with boycotts well before that.

Those donations should be public. Unless one lacks the courage of ones convictions.

about 7 months ago
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Some Mozilla Employees Demand New CEO Step Down

JenovaSynthesis Personal Beliefs vs Discriminatory Actions (824 comments)

Brendan Eich is NOT being asked to step down because of "personal beliefs" so let's drop that BS right now. He crossed the line by donating money to actively strip away rights of individuals which is a whole different ball game. But it comes down to this even though most people won't admit it... It's still socially acceptable to be homophobic. If he had given money to the KKK or something this would not be an issue. But because it is still ok to bash gays and make/keep them second class citizens it's still a "debate"

about 7 months ago
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YouTube Threatens To Remove Scientist's Account Over AIDS Deniers' DMCA Claims

JenovaSynthesis Google Rolls Over Everytime (268 comments)

This is why I tell clients not to use them. Because it takes some bogus copyright claim and Google rolls over and plays dead because they do not want to actually invest time and money into a system and training that actually works to weed out these abusive claims.

about 8 months ago
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Financing College With a Tax On All Graduates

JenovaSynthesis A better idea (597 comments)

How about we just fund it with a sales tax on Wall Street? Because in our current situation graduates are not getting the jobs they once were. Corporations have been totally relieved of all incentives to actually create jobs to hire them.

And while this idea might work in the future, it does nothing to solve the huge $1,200,000,000,000 bubble that is starting to burst.

about 9 months ago
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Dark Day In the AWS Cloud: Big Name Sites Go Down

JenovaSynthesis Add Adobe Creative Cloud to the List too (182 comments)

That went down and I think it ate some files with it. Just before the crash my client reported 103 files being removed. They weren't by me.

about a year ago
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IAB Urges People To Stop "Mozilla From Hijacking the Internet"

JenovaSynthesis Re:Ten Bleeding Hearts (499 comments)

Amen! The reason why ad blockers became so prevalent was because ads became more and more obnoxious popping up over the content and blocking us from seeing it or annoying (not to mention bandwidth wasting) Flash animations and seizure-inducing flashes to grab our attention.

And now the IAB tells us that a "diverse internet experience" requires them to be assholes. No thank you. Because the more obnoxious and intrusive an ad is, the less likely I am to click on it, buy the product, or utilize the service.

about a year ago
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Jail Time For Price-Fixing Car Parts

JenovaSynthesis Re:Banksters (116 comments)

I was going to say the same thing.

about a year ago
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IRS Admits Targeting Conservative Groups During 2012 Election

JenovaSynthesis Re:Very un-PC (719 comments)

Do you have any proof that MoveOn and company were doing anything wrong? The Right Wing in this country has already proven they cannot play by the rules and break them constantly. And Right-wing groups spring up in this nation about as fast as Koch & Co can write checks to protect their precious trust-funds.

about a year and a half ago

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Demonoid Shut Down Again

JenovaSynthesis JenovaSynthesis writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Cedon (528503) writes "Not satisfied with Demonoid's blocking of all Canadian traffic has gone after the hosting service of Demonoid. The servers went down yesterday but are back up with the message 'The CRIA threatened the company renting the servers to us, and because of this it is not possible to keep the site online. Sorry for the inconvenience and thanks for your understanding.'"
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Demonoid Back Up But Blocking Canadians

JenovaSynthesis JenovaSynthesis writes  |  about 7 years ago

Cedon (528503) writes "Looks like the Canadian Recording Industry rumors were true in regards to Demonoid's shut down. The site is back up, confirming they have been threatened by CRIA and as a result are now blocking access to the site from Canadian IPs. Their latest news item states:

We received a letter from a lawyer represeting the CRIA, they were threatening with legal action and we need to start blocking Canadian traffic because of this. Thanks for your understanding, and sorry for any inconvenience.
Looks like Canadian users will have to start using international proxy servers."

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