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Gene Simmons Threatens Anonymous Again and Gets DDoS'd

THESuperShawn Re:He'll have to learn the hard way... (403 comments)

You simply don't win an argument with a group of trolls by feeding them.

But, in all who fairness, which side is 'not' a troll in this story??? There is no way Gene is not milking this for all the publicity he can get. The guy licenses KISS coffee houses and coffins for crying out loud!!

After all, what is his loss? Would his website really have generated more revenue during the DDoS'ing than what this much publicity would have cost?

I'm just waiting for him to post a Google image-searched picture of a bloodied kid with a caption saying "We got one" like that white supremacist web radio host did a few years back.

more than 4 years ago
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PC Grand Theft Auto IV Features SecuROM DRM

THESuperShawn Let me get this straight.... (531 comments)

We are talking about Grand Theft Auto, right? The series with goals centered around stealing? (as well as murder, etc...)

about 6 years ago
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Low-Income Users Latch On To iPhone

THESuperShawn My Karma Killer for Today (422 comments)

I know this will be moderated down into oblivion, but it's true...

Article- "Opera's engineers have developed a version of Opera Mini that can run on an Apple iPhone, but Apple won't let the company release it because it competes with Apple's own Safari browser"

Slashdot- "So what. It's their phone, they can do whatever they want. No one ever said the iPhone would run every app. Uncle Steve is just acting in our best interests"

But what if......
Article- "Opera's engineers have developed a version of Opera Mini that can run on an Windows Mobile, but Microsoft won't let the company release it because it competes with Microsoft's own IE browser"

Slashdot- "Christ on a cracker! Is there no end to their greed? Apple would never do anything like this! It's my phone! I bought it! I should be able to do whatever I want with it! Information wants to be free! "

That's why I just come here for the girlies....the discussion has just become way too predictable :)

more than 6 years ago
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Russian Town Puts Giant Smiley On Google Maps

THESuperShawn Re:Where exactly? (280 comments)

Christ on a cracker. Every where you go. a tourist. Just head down ulista aTrucka until you come down to old broken down building, make right. Pass statue of great leader Stalin an make left. If you see line for toilet wiper paper, you go to far. Pick up front of Trabaunt and turn around. Look for bear on unicycle but don't stare at the bandages on his feet. Should be right across from old woman who sells the egg people with smaller egg people inside them and yet smaller egg people inside them- I never understood these things. If you still don't see, got to McDonalds where they are giving free tickets and Coke fries to peoples who wear their logo but not steal the salt shakers.

more than 6 years ago

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Universal may not renew its contract with iTunes

THESuperShawn THESuperShawn writes  |  more than 7 years ago

THESuperShawn (764971) writes "The Universal Music Group of Vivendi, the world's biggest music corporation, last week notified Apple that it will not renew its annual contract to sell music through iTunes, according to executives briefed on the issue who asked for anonymity because negotiations between the companies are confidential. Universal's roster of artists includes stars like U2, Akon and Amy Winehouse.

Representatives for Universal and Apple declined to comment. The move, which comes after a standoff in negotiations, is likely to be regarded in the music industry as a boiling over of the long-simmering tensions between Mr. Jobs and the major record labels. With the shift, Universal appears to be aiming to regain a bit of leverage — although at the risk of provoking a showdown with Mr. Jobs.

This move could be as much of a blow to Universal as to Apple- 5 percent of Universal's worldwide revenue in the first quarter, or more than $200 million, came from iTunes sales."

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THESuperShawn THESuperShawn writes  |  more than 7 years ago

THESuperShawn (764971) writes "(Paraphrased from http://www.firemeg.com/2007/05/july-9th-genocide-b egins-how-ebay-inc.html)"A recent Auctionbytes article (http://www.auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y07/m05/i21/s 01) about a new update to the eBay User Agreement seems to make eBay look a lot more like Big Brother, if not a full blown communist regime where your thoughts belong to the "community" and where those with bad thoughts may be disappeared. The changes in question went into effect immediately for new members and will be enforced site-wide starting on July 9th, 2007. Most notable of these changes is that eBay seems to have given itself autonomy to strike down anyone they see fit, and use any and all copyrighted material that members post on the site, without permission or royalties.

In the user agreement additions there is a section entitled "Abusing eBay." The section begins like something out of Orwell's 1984, "eBay and the Community work together to keep the Sites working properly and the Community safe. Please report problems, offensive content, and policy violations to us." Seems to be a call to arms for the collective community gestapo to quash anything from listing violations to dissent among users, and of course for the betterment of the community with no financial incentives for users to do the work that many feel should be done by Trust & Safety. The second paragraph goes on to describe the VERO program designed to keep members from using intellectual property that has been copyrighted previously by third parties.

The "Abusing eBay" section then turns an even more diabolical shade of Big Brother in the last paragraph which reads: Without limiting other remedies, we may limit, suspend, or terminate our service and user accounts, prohibit access to our website, delay or remove hosted content, and take technical and legal steps to keep users off the Sites if we think that they are creating problems, possible legal liabilities, or acting inconsistently with the letter or spirit of our policies. We also reserve the right to cancel unconfirmed accounts or accounts that have been inactive for a long time."

Has eBay finally jumped the shark? Is their a better auction service around the corner ready to embrace scorned eBay users? Or have the scammers won (http://www.ebaymotorssucks.com/ebayhacks/?N=A) and eBay will continue to remove negative posts/NARU users that complain (http://www.ebaymotorssucks.com/boardsnippets.htm) , and allow scammers to sell "their wife exposed" (http://www.ebaymotorssucks.com/)?"
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THESuperShawn THESuperShawn writes  |  more than 7 years ago

THESuperShawn (764971) writes "A fan (Frank Martinez)arrested at Shea Stadium Friday night has been accused of trying to temporarily blind an Atlanta Braves pitcher and shortstop with a high-powered flashlight (http://www.ny1.com/ny1/content/index.jsp?stid=1&a id=68984). Authorities said Martinez flashed the powerful light at the players in the bottom of the eighth inning from his seat behind home plate. He was quickly ejected from the game.

A law making it expressly illegal to interfere with a professional sporting event was passed by the city in 2003 following a disruptive incident involving fashion designer Calvin Klein (Klein stepped onto the basketball court at Madison Square Garden in March 2003 to speak with player Latrell Sprewell while a Knicks game was in progress). Martinez, 40, was charged with interfering with a professional sporting event and second-degree reckless endangerment, according to Queens District Attorney Richard Brown.

Maybe it wasn't such a "bright" idea after all."
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THESuperShawn THESuperShawn writes  |  more than 7 years ago

THESuperShawn (764971) writes "While Apple has previously stated that Steve Jobs had no knowledge of any stock wrongdoing, it looks like the US Government wants to take a look anyway.

"Federal authorities are investigating a backdated stock-option grant awarded to Apple Inc. Chief Executive Steve Jobs that carried a false October 2001 date, the Wall Street Journal said on Friday."

"Apple said last month that a stock options grant for Jobs was improperly recorded as being approved at a special board meeting on October 19, 2001. "Such a special board meeting did not occur," Apple said in a filing on December 29.

The false dating increased the value of the grant of 7.5 million options to Jobs, and Apple said it had to take a $20 million charge as a result. "

http://today.reuters.com/news/articlenews.aspx?typ e=businessNews&storyid=2007-01-12T193908Z_01_N1220 3336_RTRUKOC_0_US-APPLE-OPTIONS.xml&src=rss&rpc=23 "

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