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Slashdot Launches Re-Design

Pojut Re:This is slashdot? (2254 comments)

Anyone else notice how this is their third redesign in 13 or so years...but it's their second in 5 years?

Seriously, Slashdot. Leave things the way they were. I'm all for change when it's for the better, but this is now twice you've fucked us over with a redesign.

more than 2 years ago
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Slashdot Launches Re-Design

Pojut Re:Where's my Light Mode (2254 comments)

Indeed. Can't find an option to switch back to the old layout anywhere...

more than 2 years ago
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Obama Nominates RIAA Lawyer For Solicitor General

Pojut Re:yes it does (463 comments)

I voted for Obama because he was -quite sadly- the lesser "evil" of everyone running. Yes, third parties included. Once they reach the national stage of a presidential election, anyone still around is going to be a "bad" choice by virtue of what's required to get that far. With that in mind, Obama seemed to, at the very least, have the best intentions, if not necessarily the best plan. He also seemed the most likely to move towards the center, should the balance of power ever split (as it did with the mid-terms...and, as evidenced by the number of Democrats pissed off with him since the mid-terms, he is doing just that.) All that being said, had I been the same person in 2008 that I am today, I likely would have just stayed home.

That's not a troll, nor is it hair splitting: that's plain honesty.

more than 3 years ago
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State of the Union Address Goes Web 2.0

Pojut Re:Early Copy (239 comments)

Just once, I'd love to see a President's State of the Union speech address points COMPLETELY different than what's written in the opposing party's response. That would be some quality entertainment!

more than 3 years ago
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State of the Union Address Goes Web 2.0

Pojut Re:Haven't Heard (239 comments)

Liberal or conservative, republican or democrat, I always found it funny that the State of the Union speech AND the "response" speeches by the opposing party are written simultaneously.

Missed that part? Republicans (and, strangely, Bachman) have been talking about their response for days. Not day: days.

more than 3 years ago
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State of the Union Address Goes Web 2.0

Pojut Re:Early Copy (239 comments)

Liberal or conservative, republican or democrat, I always found it funny that the State of the Union speech AND the "response" speeches by the opposing party are written simultaneously.

Missed that part?

more than 3 years ago
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Obama Nominates RIAA Lawyer For Solicitor General

Pojut Re:yes it does (463 comments)

Pojut,
Your problem--that you don't understand--is that you are gullible

AVT,

Your problem--that you don't understand--is that you must have missed the multiple times I explicitly said I didn't personally believe him. Like this time:

I said I thought he was genuine...as in, I believed that HE believed himself. That's not the same thing as saying that I thought he would actually accomplished(sic) everything he claimed he would.

And this time:

I'm telling you that I was aware that HE thought he could do all those things...that's very different than BELIEVING he could.

My opinion of how someone thinks of themselves and my personal opinion of that person can be entirely different...and, in this case, they were/are. If you consider that splitting hairs, I don't know what to tell you.

more than 3 years ago
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State of the Union Address Goes Web 2.0

Pojut Re:Early Copy (239 comments)

If that ends up being the case, I have a feeling it's going to be a really quiet discussion :p

more than 3 years ago
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State of the Union Address Goes Web 2.0

Pojut Re:Early Copy (239 comments)

Liberal or conservative, republican or democrat, I always found it funny that the State of the Union speech AND the "response" speeches by the opposing party are written simultaneously.

How the fuck can someone respond to a speech they haven't heard yet??

more than 3 years ago
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Spam Levels Lowest Since 2009

Pojut Re:Learn, folks (104 comments)

no.freaking.way at gmail.com*

*if this is someone's real gmail address, I'm REALLY, REALLY sorry.

more than 3 years ago
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Obama Nominates RIAA Lawyer For Solicitor General

Pojut Re:yes it does (463 comments)

Well. They do. All of them. They tell whatever lie they think they need to tell at the time to get elected. There is no fallout from it. If it starts to become an issue they either get the press on their side to ignore it or if the press is not on their side then they manufacture something to get the heat off.

Not to the point of saying they are going to COMPLETELY overhaul the healthcare system, or close a prison that houses hundreds of terrorists/war criminals. Those aren't the kinds of things they make "promises" about. They may say they will lower taxes, or enact some piece of legislation, but they don't express intentions of modifying whole chunks of the way our society or government functions.

"I did not say he would not lie. I just said he wouldn't lie that big." Come on. That is crap. There is no lie they will not tell to get elected. Once in power they will do what they need to to try and stay in power.

Which is EXACTLY my point. Someone wouldn't consciously and purposely lie about radically changing our way of life BEFORE they get elected, and then, by choice, NOT do so once they ARE elected.

That's the exact opposite of trying to stay in power.

more than 3 years ago
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Obama Nominates RIAA Lawyer For Solicitor General

Pojut Re:yes it does (463 comments)

Oh. Nevermind. You are right. Politicians do not make promises that they do not at the time intend to keep.

Do you have some kind of comprehension problem, or are you purposely being an ass? I didn't say politicians don't make promises they don't intend to keep, and I didn't say they don't lie. I said he wouldn't make that many promises, nor promises of that magnitude, if he was being purposely deceiteful.

Seriously, Dish. You need to stop responding to what you want to read, and start responding to what you actually read.

more than 3 years ago
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Spam Levels Lowest Since 2009

Pojut Learn, folks (104 comments)

This is why you have different email addresses. My gmail address is for personal stuff only...personal communications, confirmations for bills, that sort of thing. My hotmail address is my "general use" address, used for things like forum signups and such.

more than 3 years ago
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Obama Nominates RIAA Lawyer For Solicitor General

Pojut Re:yes it does (463 comments)

Yes, I did.

He wouldn't make that many big promises knowing ahead of time that he couldn't or wouldn't actually go through with them...it would be political suicide. If there's one thing the 2008 election showed us, it's that he isn't (or at least wsasn't) politically stupid.

more than 3 years ago
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Obama Nominates RIAA Lawyer For Solicitor General

Pojut Re:yes it does (463 comments)

No professional politician believes the things he says to get elected.

I find it funny you would say that, given this post. That being said, "not believing" and "not going to follow through with" are two very different things.

How it is that you can watch an interview with him and suddenly believe that he is being honest about what he believes is beyond me.

It wasn't sudden, I meant time collectively spent. Also, as I said above, being honest about intentions and actually following through with those intentions are two very different things.

more than 3 years ago
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Third of Content On Popular BT Portals Are Fake

Pojut Yup (255 comments)

That's why you go with a place like Demonoid.

more than 3 years ago
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Obama Nominates RIAA Lawyer For Solicitor General

Pojut Re:yes it does (463 comments)

What I am not understanding here is that you state you were aware of the facts. Yet believed that he believed that he was different.

Whoa whoa whoa. Where did I EVER say that I believed he was different? I said I thought he was genuine...as in, I believed that HE believed himself. That's not the same thing as saying that I thought he would actually accomplished everything he claimed he would.

How? How do you know for a fact that the guy was brought up in the Chicago democrat factory, and voted on nothing. Yet still think that he is going to speak honestly about his "Hope and Change" of america?

Because of interviews with him. Completely ignoring his large speeches, ignoring the times when he was reading from a teleprompter, I'm talking about when it was him, an interviewer, and a camera. The guy seemed to truly believe he would do good things if he was elected, and those things seemed to be genuinely good-natured in purpose.

Again, I'm not saying that I believed he would accomplish these things, I'm saying that I believed that he believed.

How do reconcile that within yourself?

I don't have to reconcile anything, because you seem to have some misguided preconceived notion of what goes on in my head.

more than 3 years ago
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Inception, The Social Network, TS3 Get Oscar Noms

Pojut Re:You know... (201 comments)

Yes, both as a continuation of the first film and as a film by itself. It was really entertaining, it did a good job of putting the audience in the character's heads, it maintained consistency with the real-world representation in the computer world, and naturally it looked awesome. Basically, it was good for the same reasons the first one was good.

People seem to forget how slow-paced and badly-written/acted the original was.

more than 3 years ago
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Obama Nominates RIAA Lawyer For Solicitor General

Pojut Re:yes it does (463 comments)

Dish, come on...in this political climate, anyone that makes it far enough to be a potential presidential nominee is going to be pushing the agenda of one side over another.

Just because they have an "I" after their name doesn't make them any more trustworthy than someone with a "D" or an "R".

more than 3 years ago
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Obama Nominates RIAA Lawyer For Solicitor General

Pojut Re:yes it does (463 comments)

No, I'm telling you that I was aware that HE thought he could do all those things...that's very different than BELIEVING he could.

You don't have to be an asshole, dish...it's possible to have a civil discussion.

more than 3 years ago

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WHO list reveals flu advisors with industry ties

Pojut Pojut writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Pojut (1027544) writes "From the article:

"Five of the 15 experts that advised the World Health Organisation about swine flu pandemic alerts had received support from the drugs industry, including for flu vaccine research, the WHO revealed on Wednesday."

Honestly, is anyone suprised by this?"

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Microsoft cancels Courier tablet

Pojut Pojut writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Pojut (1027544) writes "Microsoft has canceled the Courier tablet. From the article:

At any given time, across any of our business groups, there are new ideas being investigated, tested, and incubated. It's in Microsoft's DNA to continually develop and incubate new technologies to foster productivity and creativity. The "Courier" project is an example of this type of effort and its technologies will be evaluated for use in future Microsoft offerings, but we have no plans to build such a device at this time.

Like many people, I didn't expect the Courier to actually make it to production, but this is still a shame. I doubt it would have ever found widespread use, but within its niche market (artists and journalists), it would have been indispensable."

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Google CEO blames Buzz users were "confused"

Pojut Pojut writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Pojut (1027544) writes "In the wake of the Google Buzz controversy, Google CEO Eric Schmidt had this to say:

"I would say that we did not understand how to communicate Google Buzz and its privacy," he said. "There was a lot of confusion when it came out on Tuesday, and people thought that somehow we were publishing their email addresses and private information, which was not true. I think it was our fault that we did not communicate that fact very well, but the important thing is that no really bad stuff happens in the sense that nobody's personal information was disclosed."

I'm sure there are many who would disagree."

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White House tape recycling possibly erased emails

Pojut Pojut writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Pojut writes "The Washington Post has a story up that the White House has acknowledged via a court filing that they recycled backup media containing emails up until October of 2003. From the article:

"The disclosure raises the possibility that the White House effectively erased e-mail related to some of the biggest controversies of the Bush administration, including the leak of a CIA officer's name, the start of the Iraq war and the CIA's destruction of interrogation videotapes."

$20,000 for a toilet seat isn't too expensive, but $1000 for some more backup media is?"

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Manhunt 2 to remain rated M

Pojut Pojut writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Pojut writes "In light of the recent unlocking of uncensored portions of Manhunt 2 on modified PSP's, the ESRB stated that they plan to remain behind the original "M" rating. From the article:

"The board that assigns age ratings to video games will keep the "Mature" label on "Manhunt 2," resisting calls to raise it after hackers defeated measures that blur some of the game's violence. Patricia Vance, president of the Entertainment Software Rating Board...said "the 'Manhunt 2' case differs from the 'San Andreas' case because it's much harder to restore the hidden content. Also, the publisher followed the ESRB's procedures and submitted all the content, even the parts that were obscured, for the ratings review""

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Former ACLU Chief sentenced 7 yrs. for child porn

Pojut Pojut writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Pojut (1027544) writes "From the article:

"A former Arlington County youth sports coach and civil rights lawyer who once headed Virginia's American Civil Liberties Union chapter was sentenced today to seven years in federal prison for buying child pornography that prosecutors labeled sadistic and masochistic.

Charles Rust-Tierney, 51, pleaded guilty in June to downloading hundreds of pornographic images of children as young as 4. Authorities said Rust-Tierney used a computer in his 11-year-old son's bedroom to view the files, which included a six-minute video that depicted sexual torture of children, set to a song by the rock band Nine Inch Nails."

I wonder if the song was "Happiness in Slavery"..."

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Pojut Pojut writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Pojut writes "The Washington Post has an article on the RIAA increasing the number of letters out to colleges and college students around the country demanding that action be taken against the student's that have contributed nearly 1.3 billion downloads a year. In addition, they are asking (once again) that schools block access to services which allow such downloads. In many cases cases, there are threats of litigation.

From the article:

"At schools that don't institute or enforce such policies, some students might be getting mail from the trade group. Last week, the RIAA sent 400 letters to students at 13 colleges warning them that they will either have to pay up for illegally downloading music or face a lawsuit."

URL:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/artic le/2007/03/08/AR2007030801895.html"
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Pojut Pojut writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Pojut writes "It appears Sony is not only copying Nintendo, but Microsoft as well this time...Gamespot is reporting from the GDC that Sony is going to be implementing a trophy system for it's players. Not only is this going to be avatar-based (Nintendo), but players will get a literal trophy room that displays their accomplishments in games (Microsoft...with the addition of something other than points, of course.) It will also include almost a "Second Life Lite" kind of thing, with various meeting places and such.

From the article:

At a press event last night in San Francisco, Sony Worldwide studios president Phil Harrison unveiled Home, a new online service for the PlayStation 3. Besides avatar-based social networking, Home will sport three-dimensional meeting places, movie theaters, and minigame halls replete with pool and bowling. The service will also give gamers virtual apartments that PS3 owners can decorate with furniture, wallpaper, and Sony-branded electronics.

Story URL: http://www.gamespot.com/news/6166932.html?action=c onvert&om_clk=latestnews&tag=latestnews;title;3"
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Pojut Pojut writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Pojut writes "The Washington Post has an article involving chimps and weapons. Apparently, there have been direct observations of Chimps in the west African Savannah modifying sticks to create spears. They then use these spears to kill small mammals and eat them. It is the first time that an animal other than a human has been directly observed in crafting a weapon for the purpose of hunting or killing. URL: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/artic le/2007/02/22/AR2007022201007.html"

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