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Judge Lets Sony Access GeoHot's PayPal Account

Peach Rings Re:Looks like they'll have my name... (288 comments)

it's pretty clear that judges are getting exasperated with the trend of corporations suing thousands of individuals at once

That's not how law works. If there are 100 identical cases and the first one has a certain decision then, unless appeals are involved, the rest basically inherit the same decision by precedent. There's no point at which a judge can get tired of doing his job and change his mind on the verdict. And you could really only argue abuse of process if the plaintiff is losing every time; if they're winning then what are you even talking about?

more than 3 years ago
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MPAA Threatens To Disconnect Google From Internet

Peach Rings Re:Don't make me laugh! (468 comments)

More like a poodle yapping at the distant rural border of a sprawling empire. The seat of government is a thousand kilometers away, and the region around the dog is totally uninhabited.

When night falls it's total darkness with no artificial lights. A farmer barely hears wolves howling in the distance. In the morning the poodle is mysteriously gone. Seriously, IT is way way bigger than the movie industry. They can't shut down the entire internet for their own business interests.

more than 3 years ago
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Facebook-Deprived Man Sues For $500K

Peach Rings Re:De-ja-vu (259 comments)

Even if you don't pay your gas bill at all in many states they can't cut you off in winter. Many water utilities can't cut off your water ever.

more than 3 years ago
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New Critical Bug In All Current Windows Versions

Peach Rings Re:uhh (156 comments)

I don't like it because it's not clear what exactly it does. If I want to remove some application I'd only use a clean uninstaller, not some generic tool that attempts to overwrite changes to certain unspecified locations.

more than 3 years ago
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New Critical Bug In All Current Windows Versions

Peach Rings Re:uhh (156 comments)

I hope no slashdot users dedicate gigabytes to useless restore points. Not that slashdot users would ever render MHTML either though.

more than 3 years ago
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Unsecured IP Cameras Accessible To Everyone

Peach Rings Re:Nice one (146 comments)

Me too, mine was even aimable with a little javascript control. Got a really good close up of the second tower.

more than 3 years ago
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Unsecured IP Cameras Accessible To Everyone

Peach Rings Nice one (146 comments)

Good find 2002.

more than 3 years ago
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Are 10-11 Hour Programming Days Feasible?

Peach Rings Re:Tell him to issue stock. (997 comments)

Hey guys our company is failing can I convince you to work for a stake in our company

more than 3 years ago
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NASA Pitches Heavy Lift Vehicle To Congress

Peach Rings Re:Let's get this straight (275 comments)

It doesn't matter if science doesn't return a profit. The Hubble telescope is an unqualified success despite its crushing cost and zero monetary return because gazing at the stars and explaining the universe around us is a human development goal that supersedes petty priorities like a transient economic recession.

Of course, there are starving mouths to feed around the world and other fundamental issues to address, not that the money is going there either..

more than 3 years ago
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YouTube Legally Considered a TV Station In Italy

Peach Rings Re:Pretty much completely infeasible. (254 comments)

Why would Youtube block Italy? They probably have very little interest in complying with Italian law.

more than 3 years ago
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Is Wired Hiding Key Evidence On Bradley Manning?

Peach Rings Re:Fallout... (381 comments)

Wired doesn't need to make excuses until they're legally compelled to release the information with a subpoena or a court order.

more than 2 years ago
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Does Typing Speed Really Matter For Programmers?

Peach Rings Re:Depends on what language you use (545 comments)

Much more expressive and dense source code.

A wall of symbols isn't preferable when you're trying to understand the algorithm that the programmer has implemented.

more than 3 years ago
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Republicans Create Rider To Stop Net Neutrality

Peach Rings Re:Freedom doomed? (528 comments)

Net neutrality is no more a government takeover of the internet than the bill of rights is a government takeover of US citizens.

more than 3 years ago
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Republicans Create Rider To Stop Net Neutrality

Peach Rings Re:Freedom doomed? (528 comments)

Still, I'd expect the politicians to know the definition of the thing they're forbidding.

Also did it ever occur to these people that if the web is behind net neutrality it might not be a government takeover of the internet?

more than 3 years ago
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Google Earth Engine To Provide Climate Change Data

Peach Rings Re:Raw data, or "adjusted"? (107 comments)

Consensus among climate scientists: "Warming of the climate system is unequivocal, as is now evident from observations of increases in global average air and ocean temperatures, widespread melting of snow and ice and rising global average sea level.....There is very high confidence that the net effect of human activities since 1750 has been one of warming."

more than 3 years ago
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Google Earth Engine To Provide Climate Change Data

Peach Rings Re:Raw data, or "adjusted"? (107 comments)

And can you blame them for using confusing quantifiers when CPU time is donated to them in hours per year?

more than 3 years ago
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AVG 2011 Update Causes Widespread Problems For 64-Bit Windows

Peach Rings Re:Antivirus? (318 comments)

The jpeg one was more than 6 years ago and nobody uses MSN messenger.

more than 3 years ago
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Schneier Recommends Nuclear-Style Cyberwar Hotlines, Treaties

Peach Rings Re:Oh boo hoo... (123 comments)

And this is an incentive for the Chinese to implement such a hotline how?

more than 3 years ago
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AVG 2011 Update Causes Widespread Problems For 64-Bit Windows

Peach Rings Re:Antivirus? (318 comments)

installing Adobe Reader 10

o_o

more than 3 years ago

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