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Ask Slashdot: When Is It OK To Not Give Notice?

Mix+Master+Nixon Re:2 week (892 comments)

I am from Virginia. Not only is this news to me, but it's news directly contradictory to my personal experience.

about a year ago
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13 Years After DeCSS Case, Congressional IT Endorses VLC

Mix+Master+Nixon Re:Fuck bluray (106 comments)

You could say the same about the vast majority of videos being released on any format. OTOH, I recently bought THE RED SHOES on Blu-ray as a gift for a friend. Hardly a Michael Bay film. As always, you have to look a bit harder to find the good stuff, because the studios want you to buy whatever dogshit they just wasted three hundred million bucks on, and the retailers want to sell that dogshit to you.

about a year ago
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How Watchmen Killed 'R'-rated Fantasy Movies

Mix+Master+Nixon Re:Don't blame FILMS blame the SYSTEM (771 comments)

The MPAA doesn't refuse to rate films. However, sometimes companies who aren't MPAA signatories will refuse to [i]submit[/i] films to be rated which would never get anything less restrictive than an NC-17 rating due to their content. No rating at all is, illogically and unfairly, less of a commercial liability than an NC-17, and unlike getting an NC-17, it doesn't cost money to not get rated.

more than 3 years ago
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How Watchmen Killed 'R'-rated Fantasy Movies

Mix+Master+Nixon Re:It was good. (771 comments)

Keep digging that hole.

more than 3 years ago
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The Case of Apple's Mystery Screw

Mix+Master+Nixon Re:Apple is _NOT_ green (845 comments)

Correction: as of 2009 the 27" iMac actually can be used as a monitor via its DisplayPort connector. (http://support.apple.com/kb/ht3924).

more than 3 years ago
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Australia's Outback Could Get Web Via TV Antenna

Mix+Master+Nixon Re:whoop-whoop (121 comments)

The city itself was probably a big part of your problem. Done correctly, RF deals much better with wide open spaces than it does with interference-filled urban environments.

more than 3 years ago
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Whitehat Hacker Moxie Marlinspike's Laptop, Cellphones Seized

Mix+Master+Nixon Re:4th (484 comments)

Mod parent Gitmo.

more than 3 years ago
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VLC Developer Takes a Stand Against DRM Enforcement

Mix+Master+Nixon Re:VLC developer using this as soapbox!!! (717 comments)

I believe a region free DVD player would be an illegal DRM circumvention tool.

(Love and agree w/your sig.)

more than 3 years ago
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Wireless HDMI At 1080p, Lag-Free WHDI Tested

Mix+Master+Nixon Re:millisecond? Why (171 comments)

Because you lose quality when you take a lossy encoding, decode it, and then re-encode it with a lossy codec. I don't WANT to lose quality, that's why I'm watching a Blu-ray in the first place. Christ.

more than 3 years ago
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Excitement about U.S. mid-term elections:

Mix+Master+Nixon Re:Wow... (750 comments)

This president's idea of compromise is to make surrender the first stage of negotiations. Fucking clownshoes.

more than 3 years ago
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Excitement about U.S. mid-term elections:

Mix+Master+Nixon Re:I chose negative (750 comments)

Richard Nixon would get run out of the current Democratic party for being too liberal. There is no party on the left in America. There's only corporatists on the Democrat side and deranged lunatics on the Republican side. There are exceptions to both generalizations... but not enough to matter.

more than 3 years ago
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I can see X LEDs as I fall asleep. X = __

Mix+Master+Nixon Re:Mechanical clock with digital readout (480 comments)

I found a couple on eBay searching for "70s digital clock" - one affordable, one less so. I imagine a better choice of search terms would yield better results. Also try yard sales and flea markets in your area.

more than 4 years ago
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I can see X LEDs as I fall asleep. X = __

Mix+Master+Nixon Re:None (480 comments)

I don't know if it's madness or not but it sure is maddening. I've had the same problem, but as mentioned below a sleeping mask can be extremely useful in such situations. I know it's helped me.

more than 4 years ago
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ASCAP War On Free Culture Escalates

Mix+Master+Nixon Re:Ha. (335 comments)

Honestly, it's nearing the point where we should physically confront these politicians and smack them upside the head.

Nearing the point? Only in the sense that we're so far past that point now that we've actually circled the earth and it is once again looming on the horizon.

more than 4 years ago
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FCC Allows Blocking of Set-Top Box Outputs

Mix+Master+Nixon Re:How is this different? (288 comments)

Verizon's FIOS FireWire port, at least in my house, is fully active, and I have a HD full of programs recorded entirely legally from it. Now, the port's currently BROKEN, thanks to the latest "update", but certainly not disabled. I could get a horribly mangled MPEG stream out of it right now (if there was any point, as it IS horribly mangled to the point of uselessness).

more than 4 years ago
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FCC Allows Blocking of Set-Top Box Outputs

Mix+Master+Nixon Re:MPAA news (288 comments)

It's saddening that there's people who still believe there's anything substantially liberal about the American media. Unless we're talking about Pacifica or something - and somehow I don't think that's what most people mean by "liberal media". Then again, nobody in this country knows what liberalism even is anymore. Barack Obama gets called a SOCIALIST routinely... which I'm sure is a source of endless amusement and no small amount of confusion to actual socialists the world over.

more than 4 years ago

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