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DMCA Claim Over GPL Non-Compliance Shuts Off Minecraft Plug-Ins

NemosomeN Re:ELI5 please (354 comments)

I think it's more like "I created a tool that used part of Minecraft illegally, violating its license, but released under GPL. Now that you, owner of Minecraft, are releasing this tool, you can't be violating your own license, you must be violating the GPL by having a closed source blob, *that you have the source for*, as part of the codebase. Mojang should release the source code for that blob, and nothing else, to comply.

about two weeks ago
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The XBMC Project Will Now Be Called Kodi

NemosomeN Re: Like the German discount store Kodi? (188 comments)

Stop being an asshole. They aren't even using the name yet, so it's not surprise that people aren't familiar with it yet. Once Godi is released and people are using it, you can try to gauge how memorable the name is.

about a month and a half ago
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Supreme Court Makes It Easier To Get Lawyers Fees In Patent Cases

NemosomeN Re:Republicans screw engineers again (51 comments)

You can only lose on a procedural technicality if you are the Plaintiff, as that would result in the case being dismissed. Also, you don't appear to understand shell companies, or how they work, or what they can and can't protect you from.

about 5 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Experiences With Free To Air Satellite TV?

NemosomeN Re:majority of Americans ... have seen their premi (219 comments)

That logic fails to account for the VAST majority who don't set their savings aside, or those who are on bare-bones plans they don't understand. Beyond that, what if you get hurt/sick before you've had time to save up? I'm not arguing for "Cadillac" plans, just plans with coverage to prevent you from being a ward of the state, no matter when a bad event happens. People with inadequate insurance who can afford adequate insurance are NOT being responsible people.

about 6 months ago
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Jesse Jackson To Take On Silicon Valley's Lack of Diversity

NemosomeN Re:Fuck that guy. (397 comments)

Tattoos have been around for a long, long time. I doubt they are just going to "disappear."

about 6 months ago
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Jesse Jackson To Take On Silicon Valley's Lack of Diversity

NemosomeN Re:Fuck that guy. (397 comments)

"It's not because of racism, it's because black people sag their pants, get tattoos*, are disrespectful, and lazy."

Oh, okay.

*Side note, I work in a non-technical white collar job, and a surprising number of my colleagues have tattoos.

about 5 months ago
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A Corporate War Against a Scientist, and How He Fought Back

NemosomeN Re: Yes, they were (253 comments)

I've always been baffled at why people believe this. If this were the case, nobody would have insurance, and people would be burning down their own businesses, because tadaa! write-off! It just makes no sense, but people take it as gospel.

about 7 months ago
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HTML5 App For Panasonic TVs Rejected - JQuery Is a "Hack"

NemosomeN Re:Psh, jQuery. (573 comments)

I absolutely hate how much I laughed at that.

about 7 months ago
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HTML5 App For Panasonic TVs Rejected - JQuery Is a "Hack"

NemosomeN Re:Quite possibly indeed! But still... FUCK BETA! (573 comments)

Heh, as someone who just tried beta, kinda find this thread funny. I lasted about 15 seconds on beta before going back to classic.

On topic though, just strip out the parts of jQuery you need, rename them, and use them as-is. Think about it like static-linking a library.

about 7 months ago
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Price of Amazon Prime May Jump To $119 a Year

NemosomeN Re: Cost limit functions (298 comments)

You are absolutely correct in that you are missing my point. A loss leader always cuts into profits. That's part of the definition of a loss leader. The loss is likely expanding due to inflation and increase in services (Keep in mind, the streaming portion, which is now a major driver of Prime subscriptions, was added without increasing the price). That being said, adjusted for straight inflation, the price would have been about $99 ($97.43, based on CPI to 12-31-13) anyway. In reality, the spending power surrendered to get Prime access has fallen.

about 7 months ago
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Price of Amazon Prime May Jump To $119 a Year

NemosomeN Re:Cost limit functions (298 comments)

Considering Amazon Prime is likely a loss-leader, the fact that it is now costing more due to an increase in the profit-making side of things is irrelevant.

about 8 months ago
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Google Charging OEMs Licensing Fees For Play Store

NemosomeN Re:Go ahead, give me one more straw! (225 comments)

I would imagine the 0.75 is all inclusive. I doubt Google allows bundling of Play Store with no other Google apps.

about 8 months ago
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Google Charging OEMs Licensing Fees For Play Store

NemosomeN Re:Go ahead, give me one more straw! (225 comments)

$0.75? How about you leave that out and I'll take it for $2.00 less? How does that logic work? Besides, you can easily remove the Play Store from most devices. If not, this site might not be for you.

about 8 months ago
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TrueCrypt Master Key Extraction and Volume Identification

NemosomeN Re:Burn after reading? (222 comments)

There's nothing "magic" about hibernate. When your system boots up, the OS initializes whatever it needs to the get to a state in which it can boot, then checks to see if their is a hibernation file. If there is, it will load it into RAM, and do whatever it needs to bring the system into an operational state. If not, the OS will continue the boot process. Regardless, decryption of your disk occurs long before the system has even checked for the existence of a hibernation file, let alone needed to start using its contents.

about 8 months ago
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TrueCrypt Master Key Extraction and Volume Identification

NemosomeN Re:Burn after reading? (222 comments)

The risk is limited to only when you are sitting at your computer. As soon as you lock your computer, the key is purged from ram.

about 8 months ago
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White House Reportedly Dismissing Key Healthcare.gov Contractor

NemosomeN Re:except no (284 comments)

Unsustainable due to underfunding, and underfunding alone. Their administrative costs are tiny.

about 8 months ago
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App Detects Neo-Nazis Using Their Music

NemosomeN Re:Freedom of thought (392 comments)

I would argue that although hate groups are worse than barring people from hate groups, the government can stop the latter immediately, so it should be stopped. Work toward making the choice unattractive, not just illegal.

about 9 months ago

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Free iPod... Come on, this is a great idea. I promise.

NemosomeN NemosomeN writes  |  more than 9 years ago

Before I begin, I would like to admit that the system I propose is reminiscent of a pyramid scheme, in that eventually the pool of people will run out. I believe, however, that this minor drawback is worth it.

I propose that we begin a fund to purchase iPods, Mac Minis, and whatever the hell else is so fucking free everywhere. The premise is similar, but the benefits are far-reaching. I propose that this organization offer a free iPod/Mac Mini/Whateverthefuck for each three people who have registered and posted a referrer to freewhatthefuck.com shot and killed. Maybe we can add in gimmicks, like only requiring two people if you can prove torture, or whatever. I really haven't looked into the details. But I honestly believe that this will not only provide free iPods etc. to those that are truly deserving, but also make those that aren't truly deserving pay dearly.

I would also like to disclaim any rights to this idea. I beg of you, steal my idea. Compete with me. Send swarms of war-robots out to destroy all known offenders. Whatever. This menace needs to stop.

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Free iPods! LoL0Rz, it really works!!!!1!111!!

NemosomeN NemosomeN writes  |  more than 9 years ago Get a fucking job. Yes, that's right. Get a fucking job. I originally wanted to find a page to link to that would have something of the kind on it, but to no avail I must issue the decree myself. I don't care if you want to whore yourself out to any marketing agency willing to give you free shit just for the privilege to be deluged with piles of feces. I do care about the fact that all of these bullshit schemes require that you trick your friends into signing up for the deluge as well. So if you want an iPod, get a job. If you want a free iPod, steal it. Yes, that's right, steal it. Quit selling your friends for free shit; that's worse. Thank you.

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