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Twitter To Start Selling Followers

PHPfanboy Twitter to start selling flowers? (95 comments)

Oh, Followers. Free service sells user info? Move along, nothing new here..

more than 4 years ago

HDCP Master Key Is Legitimate; Blu-ray Is Cracked

PHPfanboy Re:not protects (1066 comments)

+1 for you. My kids have trashed all their DVDs, some of mine and have killed my CDs (fortunately I ripped them all in 2001 when I got my first iPod). Fair use. Shit plastic media.

more than 4 years ago

Is DIY Algae Farming the Future?

PHPfanboy Re:Does mold count? (322 comments)

I had the same issues. Since I swapped out my soap for bleach -as suggested on Yahoo Answers - the problem went away. Also I look like I've caught the sun all year round and people think I'm an avid swimmer!

more than 4 years ago

Microsoft Losing Big To Apple On Campus

PHPfanboy Re:Hidden OS (764 comments)

Probably way less than you think

more than 4 years ago

There is no...

PHPfanboy Re:And I know... (314 comments)

You Sir, have absofuckinglutely made my day.
I was thinking of this song and was just trying to figure out how I'd go about converting the binary part into decimal. Now you've written it down and saved me googling for the lyrics.

So here goes:

I know, I know, I know, I know,
I know, I know, I know, I know, I know, I know,
I know, I know, I know, I know, I know, I know,
I know, I know, I know, I know, I know, I know,
I know, I know, I know

= 10101010101010101010101010101010101010101010101010
= 11184810.


more than 4 years ago

Former Soviet Republic of Georgia To Become IT Tax Haven

PHPfanboy Re:So now our jobs go to Georgia? (153 comments)

I think the concern would be that the Russian government and army keeps its nose out of business affairs.

more than 4 years ago

The Humble Indie Bundle

PHPfanboy Re:Cross-platform (290 comments)

Something tells me that you're not using *BSD because of the range of available games.

more than 4 years ago

Israel Repeals iPad Ban

PHPfanboy Re:Well you know what they're like (180 comments)

1. There's only one international airport so it's easy to enforce
2. The government and their departments have no problem with looking like complete fools (it's like a daily occurrence)
3. Oh yeah, and the president's son is an investor in the local Apple distributor (iDigital)

It's probably some mix of those 3 ingredients but I'm not sure in which proportions.

more than 4 years ago

China To Connect Its High-Speed Rail To Europe

PHPfanboy Re:A high speed railway (691 comments)

If it's such a good idea, you go first. No, actually, if culling is so humane, I'd like to see you do it with your bare hands.

I'm sorry to inform you that you appear to be an extremist lunatic. It's OK, I once had some similar opinions about population control, and about "engineering-style" solutions to geopolitical problems.

When I realised that I wouldn't be able to bring myself to actually implement those ideas myself, but rather prefer to stand at the side cheering "Way to go, guys!" I realised I was an opinionated coward.

So, before you go publicly recommending death, starvation and natural disasters on hundreds of thousands of people, you may want to go stand in front of a mirror and repeat "Who the fuck do I think I am?". Don't take this personally, I am frightened of the short step between "this would be a great solution" and "Yes, Sir, we'll get right on it".

more than 4 years ago

In Israel, Potential Organ Donors Could Jump the Queue

PHPfanboy Re: It's Not Just The Rabbis (582 comments)

Those Orthodox rabbis need to get control of their minds and stop with these ancient laws and notions.

Er, then they'd be out of a job. Would turkeys vote for an early Christmas?

more than 4 years ago

Why the IRS Should Automatically Fill In Returns With What It Knows

PHPfanboy Re:Why they shouldn't.. (613 comments)

They have trans-mog-rified!

about 5 years ago

Google Attackers Identified as Chinese Government

PHPfanboy Re:Time discrepancy (651 comments)

The Chinese are smart. Our year 2010 is the Chinese year 4707. They have an ANCIENT culture.

Ergo, all Chinese people pre-date modern western history and all of them know, agree upon and recall perfectly all political games played there.

about 5 years ago

Israeli Border Police Shoot US Student's Laptop

PHPfanboy Re:The why needs explanation (929 comments)

Nah and it probably won't even get investigated. You'll be lucky getting anything out of the army unless there's a media furore or a governmental tribunal. I don't think they give a shit about being sued for damages.

Main news items are about Iran's new long range missile tests, Palestinian groups trying to arrest senior government officials in countries which exercise Universal Jurisdiction, settlers fighting with cops stopping them from building new houses, prospects of peace with Syria and Hamas threatening to attack Israel with Hezbollah if Iran nuclear facilities are attacked by Israel i.e. just another day in the Middle East (just randomly re-arrange the names of the players in the stories and you'll have next weeks news, and next years...).

This kind of stuff goes on every day at border crossings - my feeling is that this one only got reported as the girl has a blog.

more than 5 years ago

Israeli ISPs Caught Interfering With P2P Traffic

PHPfanboy Would not surprise me in the least (139 comments)

Given that:
1) the ISP situation is completely wacko in this country you pay first for a physical line connection (from Phone Monopoly or from Cable Monopoly) and then extra for a completely separate ISP (who are the ones investigated here) where both need extra payment for faster connections
2) the physical line companies are upgrading their infrastructure to give 50 mbps level speed and movie/TV content service and/or also provide VOD services

I would be surprised if this is NOT happening.

Israeli telecoms/utilities companies are not renowned for good value for money and there are plenty of IP-traffic related companies looking for cheap pilot installations which they can leverage as references when they go to sell in global markets.

Aside from Israelis not liking to pay for anything unless they have to, there are few legal purchasing outlets for digital content and if you want music/movies your choice is pretty much:
1) buy a CD (remember them!)
2) download it from P2P
3) have a credit card and bank account in a foreign country that does have an iTunes Music Store (for example)

more than 5 years ago

Company Trains the Autistic To Test Software

PHPfanboy Re:I see it coming... (419 comments)

Anyone know what they call pole dancing in Warsaw?

more than 5 years ago


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