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Apple Bans Sale of Comic Book On All iOS Apps Over Gay Sex Images - Update

PsyberS Re:Straight porn isn't allowed either (299 comments)

Then you're an idiot. Lets show your 6 year old daughter some anal penetration porn in her my little pony app, see how that goes over. Fuckwads like you are a blight on society.

As long as said anal penetration earns the my little pony app an M+ rating, why not? I do believe this is exactly why Apple instituted the rating system; so that parents can decide what level of app is appropriate for their child(ren) and then block access to the rest.

about a year and a half ago

Faculty To Grad Students: Go Work 80-Hour Weeks!

PsyberS Re:Wake. Code. Coffee. Code. Eat. Code. Sleep. Cod (454 comments)

Last I checked I was at ~108 hours per week of coding, it's what I do for fun & profit and I've been doing it since age 8

This sounds accurate for a /. reader.

I talked to a girl the other day

Ok, now I know you're full of sh*t.

about 2 years ago

Faculty To Grad Students: Go Work 80-Hour Weeks!

PsyberS Re:time to get a job on wall street (454 comments)

At zero interest rate, 150 * 6 / 20 is still 45 years...

Man I would kill to know the tax loopholes you are using to keep all 150k of that income.

about 2 years ago

Ph.D Webcomic Gets Adapted Into Feature Film

PsyberS Re:Not looking forward to this (126 comments)

There's a big difference from acting like yourself when you're not trying to act like yourself, and trying to appear the way you think you would react given a particular simulated situation. Anyone can do the former. Only talented actors can pull off the latter. You have to learn to be "in the moment" and have real emotion in reaction to things you know are not actually happening. It's a lot more difficult than people give it credit for.

Ok and you failed to understand the whole point of using graduate students. This is a film about graduate school. Written by someone who went through and experienced it first hand. And filmed, acted, edited etc by actual graduate students. If he wanted good acting, he would have hired actors.

more than 2 years ago

Ph.D Webcomic Gets Adapted Into Feature Film

PsyberS Re:Not looking forward to this (126 comments)

The actors are all not real actors.

Jorge actually explained this at our screening's Q/A. They are all actual graduate students. In fact, I am not sure exactly who wasn't a grad student but the vast majority of the film including camera operators, editors, sound etc are all grad students.

more than 2 years ago

Up To 1.5 Million Visa, MasterCard Credit Card Numbers Stolen

PsyberS Re:Recourse? (189 comments)

I travel sporadically and have never bothered to tell them when or where I'm going. The two times they've declined the card have been $100 purchases at a local department store we shop at regularly. Whatever heuristics they've got going, it's a little off kilter, but calling them wouldn't have made any difference.

Sounds like my experience as well. Never inform them of my travel and never had issues. $500 hotel, $100 meals, $50 on gifts at some random shop thousands of miles from home all go through without a problem.

Yet my $50 Wii game purchase at my local Target (where I shop weekly) suddenly triggers it? Or my DVD purchase at my local BestBuy? Nice algorithms.

more than 2 years ago

Beta Version of AIDE Enables Application Building On Android

PsyberS Re:Just a thought (48 comments)

Well, their Google+ page has a link to the Google Play page for their app. As well as current news so you can see what they've been working on.

more than 2 years ago

Why Making Facebook Private Won't Protect You

PsyberS Re:Toggle (550 comments)

Change your password to a random string from so that you can't know it and then reset your password later.

Actually, all of my passwords are randomly generated strings that I dont know. Thats what a password manager is for.

So when asked, I can simply state (honestly) that I dont know my login password and do not have my key with me to sign into Lastpass (2-factor auth).

more than 2 years ago

The Math of Leap Days

PsyberS Re:Complicated? (225 comments)

Actually, this is the algorithm I use. The next time it will be wrong is in 2100, and I don't expect to still be around, nor do I expect any code I've written to still be running.

Sounds like the logic people used when deciding that storing years with 2 digits was a good idea. How did that turn out?

more than 2 years ago

Comparing Today's Computers To 1995's

PsyberS Re:Eh (461 comments)

True, things may be only a thousand or so faster/larger than 18 years ago. This might sound like slow progress, until you also realize that progress was made in other vectors such as physical size and power consumption. You do realize that the tiny smartphone in your pocket is significantly better than the humongous desktop PC of 1995, right?

more than 2 years ago

Why Do All Movie Tickets Cost the Same?

PsyberS Re:Prices ARE different (464 comments)

A great many media have discovered more or less the same thing. DVDs, books, audio CDs, movies, video games ... they tend to have standardized prices. Such a practice would not be so common if there weren't very compelling reasons.

You clearly don't shop at actual stores that sell these products. Go to a Target or Walmart some day and take a look at the DVD section. There are sections of $5 (or sometimes less) movies, then $7 movies, $10 movies and of course the new releases (which are generally 'full price'). It's all about the demand and older movies have lower demand and thus (generally) lower prices. Especially the crappy, old movies.

more than 2 years ago

Bloggers Not Journalists, Federal Judge Rules

PsyberS Re:It's Not ALL Bloggers (353 comments)

I don't remember the target, but I remember a long-running smear campaign a few years back. Some guy registered a domain named something along the lines of then put up a website full of innuendo. Things like "Are the rumors that so-and-so molests children true? We here at don't believe them for a second. Anonymous sources claim that so-and-so enjoys torturing kittens, but we don't think those sources are credible."

more than 2 years ago

TSA To Make Pat-Downs More Embarrassing To Encourage Scanner Use

PsyberS Re:Article is Troll **AND** Flamebait all in one! (642 comments)

This is not true -- my travel companion was once stopped for a pat down for no reason at all, right after walking through the metal detector without setting off anything.

I recently flew with several co-workers, and one of them managed to get patted down (after passing the metal detector, without setting it off) both going and returning. The fact he is Iranian probably had nothing to do with it.

more than 3 years ago

Ubuntu Moves Away From GNOME

PsyberS Re:Unity has it's problems (514 comments)

Docky is very simple, but hey it works well :)

Actually, that is exactly what we are going for. Simple and "just works". ;-)

more than 3 years ago

Best Way To Clear Your Name Online?

PsyberS Re:How common is your name? (888 comments)

3) Deny, deny, deny. It's still a good option. :) If a prospective employer comes across it, laugh about it. "Ya, I found my name, and saw what that other guy did. It's funny, but no it's not me."

I generally agree with this statement, but do keep in mind that if you lie in an interview or on your job application this is typically grounds for dismissal (if/when they figure out its a lie).

more than 4 years ago

Facebook Masks Worse Privacy With New Interface

PsyberS Re:Also makes social engineering harder (446 comments)

Just checked this, there is no message which goes along with a friend request.

This may be true. Note however that on the page where you have a list of pending friend requests you are given the option to send a message to any of them. Thus if you don't immediately recognize the person you can of course message them and require more details before approving or denying them.

more than 4 years ago



Content Providers Force Hulu To Ban Boxee

PsyberS PsyberS writes  |  more than 5 years ago

PsyberS (1356021) writes "TV content providers have recently forced Hulu to cut off Boxee, the open-source social media center. Avner Ronan, the lead developer of Boxee, responded, stating 'two weeks ago Hulu called and told us their content partners were asking them to remove Hulu from Boxee. We tried (many times) to plead the case for keeping Hulu on Boxee, but on Friday of this week, in good faith, we will be removing it.'"


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