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NZL Govt Rushes Thru Controversial Anti-Piracy Law

Malenfrant Re:the Greens support the bill in principle... (162 comments)

Haha, nice. Not exactly the meaning of compromise intended by the poster I was replying to but very good, I hadn't thought of that meaning when I posted.

more than 3 years ago
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NZL Govt Rushes Thru Controversial Anti-Piracy Law

Malenfrant Re:the Greens support the bill in principle... (162 comments)

Since when has compromise meant do the exact opposite of everything promised in their election manifesto? That is not compromising, that is selling out your principles for a whiff of power. Sure, the Conservatives throw them a small bone now and then, so they can claim they are exerting influence, but most people see right through that which is why their poll ratings have sunk like a stone.

more than 3 years ago
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NZL Govt Rushes Thru Controversial Anti-Piracy Law

Malenfrant Re:the Greens support the bill in principle... (162 comments)

Yep, that's exactly what the Liberal Democrats did in the UK. They started out promising a different kind of government, but as soon as they got a whiff of power they ditched all their promises to ally themselves with the Conservatives.

more than 3 years ago
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Grammy Awards Finally Giving Games Some Respect

Malenfrant Re:not even close.... (70 comments)

Dreamfall, by Funcom, is very like a film. It is an adventure game that that progresses through puzzles and cutscenes and dialogue. It is also one of my favourite games. The story is a lot better than most films because most films these days are very generic. I played through Dreamfall 10 times because I enjoyed the story so much, even though I knew how to complete it.

more than 3 years ago
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I estimate my radiation dose for my day as ...

Malenfrant Re:A Whole Bunch (256 comments)

I would never trust the media when they report on local weather. About 20 years ago I lived next door to my local radio station, right in the middle of town. The weather report said it was a beautiful sunny day. I looked out of my window and it was pouring down.

more than 3 years ago
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France Planning Non-Windows Tablet Tax?

Malenfrant Re:here we go again (227 comments)

If it wasn't for your bad-tempered reply to yourself, I would probably have moderated you up. I rarely use my moderator points for any other purpose than correcting troll/flamebait moderations I consider unfair. But you shot yourself in the foot instead. Maybe a bit more patience would serve you well. Also gratuitous shouty swearing doesn't help.

more than 3 years ago
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UK Politician Arrested Over Twitter 'Stoning Joke'

Malenfrant Re:Stupid (422 comments)

The UK government have already instilled this fear. If an islamic man had posted that about a white woman, you can guarantee he would be arrested, charged and convicted for it. Similar has already happened. If this councillor gets away with it it'll be yet another case of hypocrisy from our corrupt government.

more than 3 years ago
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When automating everyday tasks with robots, the line must be drawn...

Malenfrant Re:Couldn't vote (465 comments)

I agree, have none of the editors read Iain M Banks? Artificial Intelligence can run the world better than any human can.

more than 3 years ago
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JPL Scientists Take NASA To the Supreme Court

Malenfrant Re:Go JPL (238 comments)

'Iraq? They have incredible weapons, incredible weapons.' 'How do you know?' 'We looked at the receipt, and as soon as the cheque clears, we're going in.'

about 4 years ago
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Translating Brain Waves Into Words

Malenfrant Re:Philosophical issue arises (72 comments)

This is complete nonsense. The article states that it is reading the speech centers. I would assume that it has already been translated into language before this. I for one think in English, so I see no reason why any reading of my thoughts, especially just before I voice them, would not also be in English.

about 4 years ago
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Thermonuclear Reactor To Use Coconut Shells

Malenfrant Re:Old News... (251 comments)

Isn't that the whole point of this site? It links to news stories from elsewhere.

more than 4 years ago
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FCC Begins Crafting Net Neutrality Regulations

Malenfrant Re:McCain is right, which is surprising. (297 comments)

Seeing how in the UK, pretty much all ISPs, the same as banks and other service providers, have a clause saying they can change the terms at will, without government intervention to prevent this you are screwed no matter how informed you are. The whole point of such laws is to prevent service providers doing such things, and is not just a good thing, but is actually necessary to protect consumers from such unscrupulous behaviour, which tends to become the norm without such intervention.

more than 4 years ago
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FCC Begins Crafting Net Neutrality Regulations

Malenfrant Re:McCain is right, which is surprising. (297 comments)

This was not in the US, but a couple of years ago my ISP decided to throttle connections to MMOs, making these games practically unplayable. As I was tied into a 12 month contract which still had 8 months to go, this was extremely annoying. This is a practical and actual example which net neutrality laws would have prevented.

more than 4 years ago
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Early Look At the New Bionic Commando

Malenfrant Re:Wii? Are you serious? (63 comments)

Also, just because it might work well with the Wii controller, why should that make it Wii only? Why not as many different platforms as possible? Saying it should be limited to one platform only is just elitist nonsense.

more than 5 years ago
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Map Editor, Photoshop Tool Coming To Braid

Malenfrant Re:Are we still talking about Braid? (44 comments)

I wouldn't bother. I have also only just heard of it, so I downloaded the demo. Not even worth the time it took to download and install. Also, I absolutely detest games (or any software really) that doesn't close when you select quit. Forcing me to watch some stupid exit sequence is NOT going to persuade me to buy your game.

more than 5 years ago
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UK To Train Pro-West Islamic Groups To Game Google

Malenfrant Re:Imagine (469 comments)

This has got to be one of the worst cases of public sector idiocy I've ever seen.

You must not have been following the antics of the British government recently then

more than 5 years ago
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What Breakfast Gets You Going?

Malenfrant Re:Fruit! (365 comments)

Hmm, as an Irishman I feel the need to reply to this. First off, no Irishman I know drinks more coffee than tea, and secondly Irish Coffee is NOT made with Baileys, it is made with Irish Whisky, and has cream floating on top. There are several English versions of Irish Coffee, but in my experience the English often mess with recipes from other countries, creating something quite different. There's nothing wrong with this per se, but it bugs me the way they then claim that this is how it's supposed to be made.

more than 7 years ago

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