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Gang Used 3D Printers To Make ATM Skimmers

Nasajin Re:Why not use the printer... (212 comments)

Why stop there? Just print anything you need. Food, homes, clean air, world peace, immortality serum. At that point, the world is pretty much your oyster.

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Apple Bans Game App That Criticizes Smartphone Production

Nasajin Re:Android phone made of hemp by ... (213 comments)

Sorry, I meant to say "almost all". I think I must have deleted something when I was proofreading the sentence. All the games on their website are available free, and the PhoneStory game that the fuss is about is not one of the ones advertised on their website.

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Apple Bans Game App That Criticizes Smartphone Production

Nasajin Re:Android phone made of hemp by ... (213 comments)

A publicity stunt? I guess so, although the developers are independently funded, all their games are free, and they've been around for a while. They essentially produce donationware, so it's not of financial benefit to the developers. Their site is here: http://www.molleindustria.org/en/home. I recognized Every day the same dream, McDonalds Videogame, and Oiligarchy.
A friend pointed out to me MIT Press published a book that discusses most of the games in a political context: Newsgames: Journalism at Play by Ian Bogost et al, 2010.

more than 3 years ago
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Apple Bans Game App That Criticizes Smartphone Production

Nasajin Re:Why am I so surprised :) (213 comments)

Clauses 15.2 and 16.1 (15.2 Apps that depict violence or abuse of children will be rejected, 16.1 Apps that present excessively objectionable or crude content will be rejected) are not being contested by Molleindustria, rather they are contesting points 21.1 and 21.2, which refer to in-app donation collection methods. The response from game studio is as follows:

We are currently considering two steps:

* Produce a new version of Phone Story that depicts the violence and abuse of children involved in the electronic manufacturing supply chain in a non-crude and non-objectionable way.

* Release a version for the Android market and jailbroken ios devices.

From the publisher's website. http://phonestory.org/banned.html

more than 3 years ago
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Anonymous Claims Responsibility For WikiLeaks Attack

Nasajin Re:They had it comming (183 comments)

Ducks as a group exist prior to the existence of a duck that claims to be a cat. The basis on which one determines whether a duck is a duck is not based on what the duck claims to be, but rather aspects of phenotype or genotype. The adherence to, or confirmation of, political disposition does not have externally verifiable truths, and thus can't be assessed on the same basis. I do agree with you though: Anonymous does have tendencies. They are very broad, and they emerge out of the tendency to associate in such a group structure. Allegiance to a prior power is one thing that seems to exclude individuals from being able to legitimately claim to be a part of Anonymous (see the Phelps family 'false flag' instigation event - probably on wikipedia). I think that finding some conceptual structure within Anon won't emerge from their conversations, but by examining their behavior over time - something Slashdot thankfully helps us to do.

more than 3 years ago
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Sequencing the Weed Genome

Nasajin Re:Don't tell me (315 comments)

I think that process is unofficially in practice (at least where I'm from) due to the fact that the amount of paperwork that the police have to go through when dealing with a charge, they're not about to bust a person smoking weed in their own home, or with a small amount of weed on their person, but if they suspect that they've found a dealer then its more worth their while.

more than 3 years ago
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Sequencing the Weed Genome

Nasajin Re:Don't tell me (315 comments)

Aside from the fact that OP seems to support decriminalization, by saying:

what I can and cannot put in my body. It's not your fucking business, or anybody else's.

what you're forgetting is that whoever this erroneous concept would apply to wouldn't have a choice in having it in their body, because their genome would be modified before their birth.

more than 3 years ago
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How Do You Keep Up With Science Developments?

Nasajin Re:Keep it simple (337 comments)

F5, F5, F5, F5!

more than 3 years ago
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How Do You Keep Up With Science Developments?

Nasajin Re:Keep it simple (337 comments)

I just come here and hit F5 as fast as I can, just in case I miss something.

more than 3 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Which Registrars Support DNSSEC?

Nasajin Re:DynDNS does it (70 comments)

I once worked for a shitty sysadmin who had a ringtone of the sound of his children crying. He once also castigated an intern for downloading "over 50 terabytes this morning!" on a 256kbps connection. Needless to say, he was a worthless human being.

more than 3 years ago
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In Australia, Censorship vs. DNS, and Porn As Network Driver

Nasajin I'm new to Australia (96 comments)

But even I know that you'll get better Internet access to porn by not using a terrible provider like Optus.

more than 3 years ago
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Roger Ebert On Why Video Games Can Never Be Art

Nasajin Re:Robert Ebert, former arbiter of art (733 comments)

Arts have been profitable for centuries - in early forms it was often through commission, later it was through "traditional" production, and recently it has been through mass media and new media industrial production levels. If the costs of producing art were less than the return, then we'd either have a lot of artists starve to death, or no art. Clearly not the case.

Certainly, a financial component doesn't assess the success of art qua art, but it does have some indication of how distributed an artwork may be, which may be an indication of some degree of comparitive success within a particular media format.

more than 4 years ago
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Fraud Fighter "Bobbear" To Close Up Shop

Nasajin Re:2000 hits a day (61 comments)

Given that,

The fraud fighter said he plans to spend his upcoming free time finishing a house he started building in 1999, and spending more time with his wife and family, which includes two cats and three geese.

he seems to be doing pretty well for a man that has been living in a half complete house for over a decade, especially considering he must spend a fair amount of time separating the constant warner-bros-esque geese/cat fights that must constantly break out.

more than 4 years ago
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Thailand Cracks Down On Twitter, Facebook, Etc.

Nasajin Re:Matter of time (130 comments)

I think you're confusing it with Thighland. One's a nation, the other's a fantasy in your head.

more than 4 years ago
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Thailand Cracks Down On Twitter, Facebook, Etc.

Nasajin Re:Ah, Thailand. (130 comments)

What haven't you given to the world??

A freely communicating populace, with the right to self-determination.

more than 4 years ago
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NIH Spends $400K To Figure Out Why Men Don't Like Condoms

Nasajin Re:Here it is for 5c (844 comments)

I love that your rhetorical question poses the question that maybe - just maybe - there is actually someone out there who is so hot that they're worth contracting HIV from.

more than 5 years ago
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What Can I Do About Book Pirates?

Nasajin Re:Offer the Ebook for free. (987 comments)

In this case, I would've tried the magic spell option. I roll natural 20s, see.

more than 5 years ago
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An Australian Space Agency At Last?

Nasajin Re:obligatory (189 comments)

Yeah, and they'd pilot a vehicle called the Australian National Uranus Spacecraft. It's practically recursive.

more than 5 years ago
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An Australian Space Agency At Last?

Nasajin Re:obligatory (189 comments)

Given the topic of the article, the obligatory position would be 20th post.

more than 5 years ago

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