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Withhold Passwords From Your Employer, Go To Jail?

ThatsNotFunny Not theft... Sabotage. (599 comments)

Stop using "theft" analogies. He did not steal anything, he sabotaged the system, and he was the only one with knowledge on how to fix what was done.

about a year ago

Shots Fired At US Capitol

ThatsNotFunny Grand Theft Auto VI: Cap City (608 comments)

I guess she got tired of waiting for all the bugs in "GTA Live" to be ironed out, she figured she'd play IRL.

about a year ago

What a 'Six Strikes' Copyright Notice Looks Like

ThatsNotFunny Re:SOPA vs 6 Strikes (273 comments)

Perhaps it's because it's the ISPs making the rules, instead of the government.

about a year and a half ago

NBC Erases SNL Sketch From Digital Archive For Fear of Copyright Lawsuit

ThatsNotFunny Re:Rights and Clearances (128 comments)

No. What good are the "rights" part of copyright if compulsory licensing eliminates the ability to decide how your works are used?

about 2 years ago

Antivirus Pioneer John McAfee Arrested In Belize

ThatsNotFunny Re:About time (367 comments)

"Sheesh, What a grouch!" -- Norton

more than 2 years ago

Netflix Deflects Rage Over Price Increase

ThatsNotFunny Still a bargain. (722 comments)

I'm on the streaming+4 disc plan. It's only going to be costing me another $2/month over what I'm paying now. I rip the discs and watch them at my leisure. The turnaround is pretty fast, so I can get about 32 discs a month (4 at a time, return them twice a week). Cheaper than Redbox. The new price still works for me. I can understand why it doesn't work for everybody.

more than 3 years ago

Netflix Dominates North American Internet

ThatsNotFunny Re:The Real Netflix Fix (301 comments)

Can you imagine how much bandwidth this would waste when you consider how many times a film is started instantly and then abandoned after five minutes because of how crappy the movie is?

more than 3 years ago

NYTimes Unveils Online Subscription Plan

ThatsNotFunny Re:Canada first? WTF? (194 comments)

Solution: Create more content and stop waiting for Americans to do all of the work.

more than 3 years ago

Sony, Universal Hope To Beat Piracy With 'Instant Pop'

ThatsNotFunny Re:You see? They *are* changing their business mod (369 comments)

Usually tracks that are album-only are long tracks. The label must pay more to the publisher for tracks over 7 minutes, making the 99 cent price point unprofitable.

more than 3 years ago

Sony, Universal Hope To Beat Piracy With 'Instant Pop'

ThatsNotFunny Re:You see? They *are* changing their business mod (369 comments)

Single != Track

A "single" is a music industry term for a physical item that has two (possibly a few more) tracks on it. Think of old 45's or Cassingles. They are separate physical product from the album that are released for purchase separate from the full LP.

more than 3 years ago

WikiLeaks Supporters' Twitter Accounts Subpoenaed

ThatsNotFunny Re:Just another day... (391 comments)

RTFA: There was a court order, you can see a PDF of the judges' order linked right from the article. And you say there were no objections, but there were, by Twitter, who insisted that the subjects of the court-ordered release of data be given notice and the opportunity to appeal. Also, the court does not have to find that there are lives in danger when issuing a subpoena, only that there is reason to believe that a criminal act has occurred.

more than 3 years ago

Level 3 Shaken Down By Comcast Over Video Streaming

ThatsNotFunny Re:Not to be a dick but nextflix (548 comments)

The Time-Warner cable division is already split from the rest of the Time-Warner conglomerate.

However, despite being headquartered in the same building as Time Warner, Time Warner Cable is no longer affiliated with Time Warner, having been spun out to shareholders in March 2009.


more than 3 years ago

'Cellphone Effect' Could Skew Polling Predictions

ThatsNotFunny If you don't want to vote, out of "protest" (836 comments)

I understand the desire to send a "protest" vote by not voting for a congressman or senator that has broken your heart, but you should still vote for down-ballot local candidates (sheriffs, judges, freeholders, AG's, etc) and ballot initiatives that have a direct, local impact on you and your community. (And hopefully, while you're in that booth, you'll change your mind about voting for the big-ticket candidates. I mean, you're already there, right?)

more than 3 years ago

China Embargos Rare Earth Exports To Japan

ThatsNotFunny Re:I can see the viagra now (470 comments)

That's not true... I'm constantly at war with myself.

more than 3 years ago

Union Boycotts LA Times Over Teacher Evaluation Disclosure

ThatsNotFunny Re:like any other job? (629 comments)

Here's the difference: The public does not pay my salary.

more than 3 years ago

The Men Who Stare At Airline Passengers, Coming To the UK

ThatsNotFunny Botox (468 comments)

Great, now all the terrorists will be getting botox to make themselves look expressionless.

more than 4 years ago

IT Crowd (UK) Coming Back For Season 4

ThatsNotFunny Re:US Version? (165 comments)

The first ten minutes of the US version pilot is floating around youtube. It's PAINFUL to watch. It's like kissing your sister.

more than 4 years ago

Apple Blocks Cartoonist From App Store

ThatsNotFunny Inconsistent (664 comments)

The App store has a MSNBC app for political cartoons. How is that any different?

more than 4 years ago


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