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Interview: Ask Christopher "moot" Poole About 4chan and Social Media

Nrrqshrr Regarding recent events... (220 comments)

I hear that, as of right now, posting one of the noodies of Jennifer Lawrence is an autoban ticket. As far as I know posting one without modifying it a little is impossible... Why? I know that you value the "organized anarchy" and self moderation of 4chan in general, and /b/ in particular, and I do understand the necessity of at least making sure that no CP is posted there (who am I kidding?) and I will not question that. But don't you think that the autoban on JLaw noodies might be the start of a trend? What will happen next when X decides to force your hand and ask for an autoban on his images too since, after all, JLaw already did it.

about two weeks ago

This 'SimCity 4' Region With 107 Million People Took Eight Months of Planning

Nrrqshrr Re:Tetsuoooo !!!! (103 comments)


(It sounds like the SimCity4 OST soo much too)

about three weeks ago

North Korea: Male University Students Required To Get Kim Jong-un Haircuts

Nrrqshrr Re:Debunked. (110 comments)

Maybe this is the point? Maybe it was accepted as a form of irony, of self-criticism? Maybe the editors realized that the process of filtering and reviewing submissions lost so much of it's quality that, in a wake-up call, /. editors decided to accept the crappiest of fake stories and front page it anyway. Maybe this story is supposed to be the epitome of what plagued /. for so long now... News that doesn't matter. News that's not for nerds.

Or maybe they'r just lazy fucks.

about 6 months ago

Why a Cure For Cancer Is So Elusive

Nrrqshrr Well.. (366 comments)

Old age... True enough, but this doesn't say much about testicular or breast cancers, who hit people in their 20s and up.
Understanding why testicular cancer, for example, can be diagnosed in kids as young as 15 might be an interesting venture, me thinks.

about 8 months ago

Video Games Charity Raises Over $10 Million

Nrrqshrr Well.. (50 comments)

In this case, it's the publishers who are being generous, and not the players. Did EA participate?

about 9 months ago

Nobody Builds Reactors For Fun Anymore

Nrrqshrr Re:Slight change in title, if I may (326 comments)

Am a bioengi and, a long time ago, I had to choose between what I will study in university, biology or mechanics... I chose biology because I wanted to have >fun tinkering with mechanical things... Looking at my biology/chemistry sets that I abandoned long ago, I think I made the right choice.

about 9 months ago

Valve Joins the Linux Foundation

Nrrqshrr Re:Better late than never (108 comments)

Funny how making a good product to get a lot of satisfied costumers became such a vintage concept...

about 9 months ago

Fuel Rod Removal Operation Begins At Tsunami-hit Fukushima

Nrrqshrr Re:And then? And then? (101 comments)

They will do what they always did. Bury it somewhere and pretend it never existed.

about 10 months ago

DRM To Be Used In Renault Electric Cars

Nrrqshrr So... (231 comments)

Looks like I still can't download a car... but I sure as hell will be pirating one!

about 10 months ago

Global Biological Experiment Generates Exciting New Results

Nrrqshrr Re:Exciting? (340 comments)

This was obviously written by a bacteria.

about 10 months ago

Nintendo Announces $99 Wii Mini For US Release

Nrrqshrr Re:What's the point? (147 comments)

It's a marketing stunt to spark interest. I don't have one, nor was I ever that interested in it, but when I read the /. headline, the first thought that came to my mind was "I might as well buy one now".

about 10 months ago

Indonesian Erruption Forces Evacuation of 1300

Nrrqshrr In the words of the great George Carlin (36 comments)

"They build their houses right next to active volcanoes, and then wonder why there is lava in the living room."

about 10 months ago

Why Small-Scale Biomass Energy Projects Aren't a Solution To Climate Change

Nrrqshrr Re:The Rich (178 comments)

i don't think that the richest 1 billion people on the planet read /., either...

about a year ago

"Ballooning" Spiders Use Electrostatic Forces To Generate Lift

Nrrqshrr Re:Airborne mini drones, here we come.... (213 comments)

Am still shocked at this part... "Biologists have found them at altitudes of up to 4 km"
Do you realize what this implies? One day a spider got bored and he decided to see how high he could fly... and he went 4 fucking kilometers in the sky...

about a year ago

NSA Chief Built Star Trek Like Command Center

Nrrqshrr Re:That's awesome (372 comments)

Only if you wear a red shirt.

1 year,1 day

Bomb Defuse Simulator 2013: a Head-Tracking Tech Demo

Nrrqshrr Re:Walkthru (Spoilers!) (35 comments)

I always wondered whether I had a fascination with all this because it's something excitingly forbidden, or because I have a freaking pyromaniac asleep inside of me.

1 year,5 days

Can a Japanese AI Get Into University?

Nrrqshrr Re:huh (91 comments)

I don't know about you, but I bet half the kids I met would fail the Voigt-kampff test, and fail it HARD. These kids are spawns of hell itself, and babysitting them is the last thing you will ever want to do...

1 year,25 days

US Gov't To Issue Secure Online IDs

Nrrqshrr Re:Super Timing (205 comments)

A single key for the Lord Obama, in the land of the NSA where the shadows lie. One Key to rule them all, one Key to find them. One Key to bring them all, and in the darkness bind them.

1 year,26 days

Twitter Eyes Signatures To Kill Fake Followers

Nrrqshrr Re:People are scum (52 comments)

Well, what business are we talking about, here? Buying followers to fake the popularity of your page and discovering that those "followers" are fake? Or buying mailing lists stolen by blackhats or piled by crawlers?
Both cases look rather shady to me, and if someone get ripped buying drugs, he could do us all a favor and file a complaint and the closest police station...

about a year ago

The Pirate Bay Launches Browser To Evade ISP Blockades

Nrrqshrr Re:Why? (118 comments)

Isn't this simply a tor/firfox bundle though? You could simply download it and check whatever blocked websites you want, if I understood correctly

about a year ago



File-sharing is linked to depresspion

Nrrqshrr Nrrqshrr writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Nrrqshrr (1879148) writes "A new study by researchers at Missouri University of Science and Technology reveals that people with depressive symptoms are more avid file-sharers than those without them. TorrentFreak remarks that this new study could give more arguments to the MPAA and RIAA, especialy with Dr. Sriram Chellappan suggesting that it might be a good idea to monitor internet use to "proactively prompt users to seek medical help"."
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Microsoft Releases Non-commercial Kinect SDK For P

Nrrqshrr Nrrqshrr writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Nrrqshrr (1879148) writes "Microsoft has officially released a non-commercial beta version of a long-promised PC software development kit for its Kinect depth-sensing camera, for use in C++, C# and Visual Basic projects."
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Gamasutra - News - Hackers Steal Members' Personal

Nrrqshrr Nrrqshrr writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Nrrqshrr (1879148) writes "Following a string of online security breaches for video game publishers, Codemasters has revealed that hackers broke into its site and gained access to its members' personal information last week."
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CO2 emissions reach a record high in 2010

Nrrqshrr Nrrqshrr writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Nrrqshrr (1879148) writes ""Energy-related carbon-dioxide (CO2) emissions in 2010 were the highest in history, [...]. In addition, the IEA
has estimated that 80% of projected emissions from the power sector in 2020 are already locked in."

"The IEA’s 2010 World Energy Outlook set out the 450 Scenario, an energy pathway consistent with achieving this goal, based on the emissions targets countries have agreed to reach by 2020. [...] global energy-related emissions in 2020 must not be greater than 32 Gt.This means that over the next ten years, emissions must rise less in total than they did between 2009 and 2010.""

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L.A. Noire Players Notice PS3 Overheating After 3.

Nrrqshrr Nrrqshrr writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Nrrqshrr (1879148) writes ""This can range from games randomly freezing to PS3s turning off anywhere between 30 mins use to 2 hours. We have confirmed locally that multiple games (Rockstar and non-Rockstar) overheat or freeze only when 3.61 is installed."

Must be hard to be a Sonyfanboy these days."

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Tunisian government stops internet filtering.

Nrrqshrr Nrrqshrr writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Nrrqshrr (1879148) writes "In an effort to save his governement's leftovers, the Tunisian president Ben Ali announced many changes varying from "Last presidence term" to price drops. One of the most notable declarations was the "Assurance that freedom of speech will not be trampled."
Indeed right now sites like Youtube and Dailymotion are available again, along with many other "sensitive" sites like Reporters Sans Frontière or the LGBT Center.
Yet, many websites, among which 4chan, mysteriously return a 404 error."

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