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Ubisoft Revokes Digital Keys For Games Purchased Via Unauthorised Retailers

Mashiki Re:I don't see the problem (250 comments)

Better let Green Man Gaming and Gamersgate know, they regularly have VIP sales where you can get titles 25-55% off, oh those are both "legit" first-sale shops. So are places like Nuuvem.

8 hours ago
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DirectX 12 Lies Dormant Within Microsoft's Recent Windows 10 Update

Mashiki Re:Windows 10 (127 comments)

I'd hazard a guess that it'll be priced like all the previous versions. $49-99 for an upgrade copy, and $79-129(oem) and $129-199 for retail.

yesterday
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Behind the MOOC Harassment Charges That Stunned MIT

Mashiki Re:Do You Even Literate, Bro?! (368 comments)

Well I've hit the point where "actual evidence is required" after UAV and Dalhousie(both being the most recent). Fuck this noise. Seriously, fuck it right in the neck. I don't "trust the articles" I don't "trust the admins" I expect actual evidence.

3 days ago
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Doxing Victim Zoe Quinn Launches Online "Anti-harassment Task Force"

Mashiki Re:Slashdot stance on #gamergate (684 comments)

Don't forget the other faces of anti-GG. Like Wu, who just turned around and supported the doxer of Milo Yiannopoulos. These people and their CON are just plain fucked up in the head.

about a week ago
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Steam Broadcasting Now Open To Everyone

Mashiki YAY (93 comments)

/. is now turning into "gaming, shit, and garbage." It's just like kotaku...

about a week ago
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Police Nation-Wide Use Wall-Penetrating Radars To Peer Into Homes

Mashiki Re:Didn't we have this discussion... (290 comments)

They tried this in Canada with thermocams. The supreme court hit them so hard on that being a warrantless search that crown attorneys and police services across Canada are still smarting over it. There is precedent, and legal justifications are often carried from other countries on things like this.

about a week ago
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Lies, Damn Lies, and Tech Diversity Statistics

Mashiki Re:SjwDot.org (335 comments)

Really, I'm leaning the same way but if they did...my question is how stupid do you have to be do to it. As well hotwheels has something up as well, telling mootles to talk to him about something a mod or couple of mods sent him. A lot of stuff flying around the biggest theory is that the ddos against infinite chan was done by a group of mods with his consent. Whether or not that holds true, we'll find out in the next day and a half.

about a week ago
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Lies, Damn Lies, and Tech Diversity Statistics

Mashiki Re:SjwDot.org (335 comments)

Yep. Here's one if you haven't seen it yet, the sql database for "lizard stresser" is in the wild now, and there's apparently some very interesting email addresses in there. Including information on the person who paid $500 to DDoS 2ch and 8ch.

about a week ago
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Lies, Damn Lies, and Tech Diversity Statistics

Mashiki Re:SjwDot.org (335 comments)

So I guess that means there's no child porn on infinite chan right. In other words, he made it all up in order to slander gamergate and infinite chan. Well that sure make it easy doesn't it? It's always nice when people come right out into the clear like that, and simply prove what everyone already knows. That when someone doesn't have something substantive, their only recourse is slander and libel.

about a week ago
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Lies, Damn Lies, and Tech Diversity Statistics

Mashiki Re: SjwDot.org (335 comments)

euphemism

No it's a euphemism for a group of people who whine, bitch and moan because they think they're special snowflakes and would rather the world work on their idea of justice, or promotion. Instead of merit, and law. Note that the UVA scandal is an example of SJW's in action, so was the whining and moaning over Mozilla's president being fired for making donations on his own time to a group.

You can try and label it as the "scary conservative bogyman" but you're only proving one thing. That you actually have no substantial argument that people are right in calling them the bottom feeders of society.

about a week ago
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The 'Radio Network of Things' Can Cut Electric Bills (Video)

Mashiki Re:no thanks (172 comments)

If by "work just fine" you mean wasting energy and costing you more, then you are right.

You mean "smart meter" programs and all that jazz don't cost you money? Damn why has mine gone up 8% in the last 3 years since they brought this boondoggle into being here in Ontario. Well if it's on track(according to the forecasters), then by 2018 the electricity price here will have gone up by 20% oh joy!

about two weeks ago
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AMD Catalyst Is the Broken Wheel For Linux Gaming

Mashiki Re:ATI/AMD has had shitty drivers for 20 years (159 comments)

Except that the parent poster wasn't talking about 'nix drivers. They were talking about drivers in general...but I could see how that's confusing.

about two weeks ago
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AMD Catalyst Is the Broken Wheel For Linux Gaming

Mashiki Re:ATI/AMD has had shitty drivers for 20 years (159 comments)

Don't worry, Nvidia has had shitty drivers for the last 6 or so. So they're catching up. Otherwise there wouldn't have been that series of nvidia drives that cause incorrect fan throttling that burned up cards. Or the problem with TDR's that plagued the 299 through 330's, that's only two years worth. And of course the problem with those drives was so bad that they were paying for PC's to be shipped to California for testing. Of course that particular problem revolved around voltage issues, and the cards being forced into a lower-voltage setting that would cause the card to become unstable. That was their solution to overheating. And then of course we've got the on-going problem with firefox and hardware acceleration on the cards, either causing corruption of the browser, or right up crashes. Then there was the drivers that caused hardlocks on 400,500,600,700 series cards.

I say all of that as someone who's owned 22 nvidia cards over the last 15 years. It was the TDR problem that broke it for me, and I switched to AMD after having swore them off in the 90's. I haven't looked back, and am happier with my 7970.

about two weeks ago
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Several European Countries Lay Groundwork For Heavier Internet Censorhip

Mashiki Re:When the freedom of speech is taken away ... (319 comments)

We already have this in Canada on the books, and is codified in our charter of rights and freedoms. Basically it boils down to: "You can do whatever you want, as long as law or society deem it to be harmful." Generally it's worked out well, and when it's over-reached, people have rallied around getting the law changed and it's happened.

about two weeks ago
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Michael Mann: Swiftboating Comes To Science

Mashiki Re:So, he is admitting that the attacks are true (786 comments)

Linking to media matters and using it as a factual source, isn't any different then linking to world nightly news and making the same claim. Their version of truth is "what they want to tell you" even when actual facts are against their grain.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Sounds We Don't Hear Any More?

Mashiki Re:Push starting a car (790 comments)

Anything that's stick will still do that. More common in Europe, not so much in the Americas where most people drive automatics now.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Sounds We Don't Hear Any More?

Mashiki Re:Related - the clack of wheels on the tracks (790 comments)

Guess you don't live in a cold part of the world in the winter, or where it can hit 35C+ in the summer. Around here in Canada, we use 30-50m segments that aren't welded because the tracks shrink and expand so much. Once the temps drop to -20C here, you can lose over an 3cm, and once it gets over 35C with the train's on them they can expand over 10cm causing them to warp off the bed.

So if I walk outside, the next time a train goes by I can hear it hit every clack clearly. Since it's around -20C right now, I can hear it inside my house about 300m away if I pay attention.

about two weeks ago
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Anonymous Declares War Over Charlie Hebdo Attack

Mashiki Re:So they are doing what? (509 comments)

Welcome to the world of SJW's, and progressives. Where "feelings" and "perceived hurtful comments" are all that's required to try and block someone's free speech. But getting yourself killed over said free speech? Say...in the Charlie Hebdo case, well you deserved it. There's no shortage of people coming out from that particular side of authoritarianism proclaiming that they deserved it.

about two weeks ago
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For the First Time In 3 Years, Investments In Renewable Energy Increased

Mashiki Re:Huh? (134 comments)

Really? We don't need to ship oil to the US? I guess that's why we have such a glut of refining capacity right. Well I guess we don't, because every time someone wants to go and build a refinery here some group of environmentalists throw a hissy fit. They even throw a hissy fit at expanding and updating existing refineries. So that's why it would be shipped to refineries in the US right? But, I guess the US has no pollution controls, no labor safety and lower wages then Canada? Well I guess the last one is mostly true. Wages in the US are lower than Canada now.

So now you know why we'd ship it to the US, but since the US environmentalists keep throwing a hissy fit too. Canada will sell it to whoever wants to buy it. It has nothing to do with "wages, pollution controls, or wages." It has all to do with environmentalists and them throwing a fit.

By the way, have you ever been to a reclaimed area? Like a coal mine, or an exhausted oil sand area. Places where nothing was growing before, and now it's in a pristine state. Yeah, I guess it's pretty dirty...

about two weeks ago
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Canadian Government Steps In To Stop Misleading Infringement Notices

Mashiki Re:That was quick ... (103 comments)

Probably none. Despite the whining that people go on about the government here in Canada, they actually do productive things. They have stepped in the past to deal with issues from "autonomous government agencies" like the CRTC, but I'm sure someone is going to whine and cry about my post anyway.

about two weeks ago

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FCC wants to decide what's news

Mashiki Mashiki writes  |  about a year ago

Mashiki (184564) writes "The FCC has decided that they know what news you need to know. This sounds familar doesn't it? Everyone remembers the fairness doctrine. The CIN, will "ferret out information from TV and other media, and determine what's best." Including but not limited to, the format, type of information, and whether or not it's newsworthy. But with this, they say don't worry we won't do anything wrong and it's voluntary. As we all know, the government is highly trustworthy. There have been no flagrant abuses that have come to light in the last year, and we can trust in their unbiased opinions, and their objectives right?

Let's think on that a moment, and remember that Putin did something similar 14 years ago, and let's look at the state of the media in Russia today."
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EU probes new Google privacy policy

Mashiki Mashiki writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Mashiki writes "The EU is probing Google's new privacy policy to determine whether or not it breaks the bloc's data, and privacy laws. This investigation could delay the rollout of the new policy, and bring increased pressure against Google, as they are already under investigation for their existing competition practices."
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Google Announce cross-product tracking, no opt-out

Mashiki Mashiki writes  |  about 3 years ago

Mashiki writes "Google has announced new privacy rules across all products(email, search, youtube, plus, etc). With this change, comes a unique twist. You can't opt out. I'd say google pulled a netflix, but it could be much interesting than that depending on where you live. Since this flies in the face of the privacy laws of other countries to track across sites, when you refuse to allow users to opt-out of tracking altogether."
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DOJ seals records of murdered border guard

Mashiki Mashiki writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Mashiki writes "The DOJ has sealed the recorders of a border agent, who was murdered by a weapon procured during the Federal Government's Fast and Furious program, operated by the ATF, which allowed weapons to walk into the hands of known criminals. Perhaps the most troubling issue at hand from the most transparent administration ever, is how quickly they wish to silence any information of how these weapons were moved, and who has been murdered by them."
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EA modifies ToS for ORIGIN again

Mashiki Mashiki writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Mashiki writes "Following what seems to be a brilliant move by everyone favorite company Sony, EA has amended the terms for ORIGIN their downloading service to include the following clause: "By accepting these terms, you and EA expressly waive the right to a trial by jury or to participate in a class action.

YOU UNDERSTAND THAT BY THIS PROVISION, YOU AND EA ARE FOREGOING THE RIGHT TO SUE IN COURT AND HAVE A JURY TRIAL.

YOU AND EA AGREE THAT EACH MAY BRING CLAIMS AGAINST THE OTHER ONLY IN YOUR OR ITS INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY, AND NOT AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY PURPORTED CLASS OR REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING."

You have until tomorrow(Aug 25th) to opt out, if you want."

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