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UK Computing Student Jailed After Failing To Hand Over Crypto Keys

Squiddie Re:Seems appropriate (353 comments)

But they would be equivalent to paper files written in a code only you know how to decipher. It isn't your responsibility to interpret your own files for the police.

about three weeks ago
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Misogyny, Entitlement, and Nerds

Squiddie Re:Yeah, but.... (1198 comments)

He's a crazy person. When did we decide that whatever the shooter says needs to make sense? The man was clearly insane. Do I worry about the ramblings of a man blaming reptilian Illuminati for his rampage? Do we worry about a "culture of anti-reptileism"? No. We don't do that because the people that believe that shit are obviously insane. Comparing him to nerds/geeks or even MRAs is insane. None of those groups have voiced the shit he was voicing. Yeah, some guys feel left out, and they blame it on their looks or the modern culture. It's whatever, they should be allowed to complain. Everyone has that right. It doesn't mean that we suddenly start silencing people for complaining about deficiencies in their lives. Should we silence libertarians every time an anti-government loon blows up a building? No. We don't do that, as the bombers and mass shooters are obviously insane. Furthermore, how is this guy in any way a geek or a nerd? To me he seemed entirely too preoccupied with women and not enough with beowulf clusters. That's a whole other level of tragedy.

about 2 months ago
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Major ISPs Threaten To Throttle Innovation and Slow Network Upgrades

Squiddie Lies (286 comments)

They weren't going to upgrade anything to begin with. Their strategy has so far been imposing limits and charging more. ISPs were never planning to innovate or upgrade.

about 3 months ago
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Al Franken Says FCC Proposed Rules Are "The Opposite of Net Neutrality"

Squiddie Re: When Al Franken...hard core liberal (282 comments)

I agree. The whole competition thing is bullshit. I wanted to change providers, and I just now realized that there isn't a single competing carrier where I live. I'm stuck with what I have. How the fuck am I supposed to vote with my wallet this way? Not have internet?

about 3 months ago
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The Struggle To Ban Killer Robots

Squiddie I already got your ban (138 comments)

Thou shalt not make a machine in the likeness of the human mind. Done.

about 3 months ago
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1.21 PetaFLOPS (RPeak) Supercomputer Created With EC2

Squiddie Old Joke (54 comments)

But can it run Crysis?

about 9 months ago
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Head of Silk Road 2.0 Says It Will Be Back In Minutes If Shut Down

Squiddie Re:Silk Road down? (222 comments)

I see nothing wrong with pots of honey.

about 9 months ago
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Pentagon Spent $5 Billion For Weapons On Day Before Shutdown

Squiddie Re:NOT News For Nerds (286 comments)

I agree, I wanted to read more about the robot submarines.

about 10 months ago
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New Unix Implementation Turns 30

Squiddie Re:Megalomanic (290 comments)

That's the power of autism.

about 10 months ago
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The Boy Genius of Ulan Bator

Squiddie Suspicious (163 comments)

He hasn't read Harry Potter ("What will I learn from that?")

Confirmed for replicant.

about a year ago
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PlayStation 4 Will Be Running Modified FreeBSD

Squiddie Re:A great win for FreeBSD (457 comments)

Also, what do you base your assertion that Sony will not give back any modifications they have made?

It's Sony. Just don't get your hopes up.

about a year ago
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PlayStation 4 Will Be Running Modified FreeBSD

Squiddie Re:A great win for FreeBSD (457 comments)

I don't really see how this is good for the BSD community, or what they benefit from it, since Sony is probably not going to give back any of the new stuff they've written, and it's not like you can just install whatever you want in a PS4.

about a year ago
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Security Researcher Attacked While At Conference

Squiddie Re: it would be easy to gather the evidence (666 comments)

Yes, I'm sure the police ignore all crimes involving only foreigners, especially something as terrible as rape or attempted murder.

about a year ago
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Security Researcher Attacked While At Conference

Squiddie Re:Innocent until blogged about (666 comments)

Does this express a bias in favor of his point of view; his word against hers, that there was no attempted assault, burglary, or rape?

No, I just put that in no particular order. I still see no evidence of rape, or even assault, because we don't even know who started what.

There is some evidence of attempted wrongdoing; or battery, at least, due to the physical wounds

Yeah, but who did it is unclear. We have no idea who started the fight.

her missing stuff that was miraculously found to be in his possession.

There is no evidence that I see that there is any truth to this claim. Why weren't charges filed if this is true? What about her leaving things at his apartment? See, this is why the courts should be involved. An appeal to the internet does nothing and finds nothing. The justice system is the tool for the job, not the internet.

about a year ago
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Security Researcher Attacked While At Conference

Squiddie Re:Innocent until blogged about (666 comments)

Even if it is true that something physical went down. That still does not mean he tried to rape her, or that he started it. Nobody knows what happened because currently it's just her word against his. There is no proper evidence to look at and no trial. For all we know, she assaulted him. She really should have gone to the proper authorities. Just because she's a woman, does not mean we should believe her. There are legal procedures for that.

about a year ago
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Microsoft Reputation Manager's Guide To Xbox One

Squiddie Re:Beware Internet Echo Chambers (611 comments)

Companies can change. If they see the error of their ways and start pleasing the customer, they should be rewarded. We shouldn't hold grudges. It's not like Sony is murdering baby seals. If MS reverses their policies, I think games should forgive them. Of course, the PS4 is still more powerful and cheaper, so if I do get a console this time around, I might pick one up. That's assuming most of those games don't turn up on PC, which they might with the hole x86 CPU both of them have going on there.

about a year ago
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Sexism Still a Problem At E3

Squiddie Re:This is stupid (737 comments)

It's not in good fun. What they're selling is an experience (you thought they were selling games! lulz), and sexual overatures make the experience seem more pleasant.

At the end of the day, the product is a game, not the girl, and if the advertisement makes people more likely to buy the game, then why not? I didn't see anyone but feminists complaining about the show.

"Pander to feminist sensibilities". Yeah... because it's the 21st century and we should all be in the kitchen barefoot making sandwiches, right??

That is neither here nor there. You can be outside of the kitchen, wearing shoes, and doing whatever the hell you want. Nobody is forcing you to watch booth babes or play games with pretty women in them. It's that whole freedom thing people are talking about. To remove something people like is pandering to feminist sensibilities. If you don't like it, you could always make your own show without booth babes. Maybe you can even push a couple of games out there. I'm sure women will flock to them, after all the evil men and the booth babes are what's keeping them out of the market.

The 48% of women behind the purchase of said games may be tired of "pandering to male chauvinism"... Which I guess judging by your commentary you think is okay and preferred?

If women are tired of this stuff, then why are they still buying the games (48%, that's something). Obviously they seem fine with it. Otherwise they'd do something different themselves. They have the freedom to do that. I don't care.

How about instead of "pandering" we simply make games that have realistic depictions of men and women, with realistic gender roles, based on the context and environment the game (story?) is taking place in?

Great, you go and do that. The rest of us will be here not giving a damn. It's not our job to care about what you think and do things the way you like it instead of the way we like it.

Now, which game do you think will be of higher quality, sell better, and provide a better experience to the majority of its potential player base -- Chauvinism 1.0, Feminism 1.0, or Just Fucking People 1.0 ?

I don't know. So far Fun is what sells. Have you heard of that Fun thing? I hear it's all the rage with gamers. It seems not to matter if you consider them chauvinist, feminist, or "people".

about a year ago
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Sexism Still a Problem At E3

Squiddie Re:This is stupid (737 comments)

I find your comment quite misogynist. These girls are just working. They aren't whores.

about a year ago

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