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NVIDIA Sues Qualcomm and Samsung Seeking To Ban Import of Samsung Phones

Tmackiller Re:Really? (110 comments)

I..I, um... what? Back to /b/ with you.

about a month ago
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Economist: File Sharing's Impact On Movies Is Modest At Most

Tmackiller Re:I'm not an anti sharing nazi... (214 comments)

This does happen, but quite obvously it's a lot harder to do as you need the reputation of a critic and if you're caught you won't be sent any more films to reveiw, but I see your point. Also, these films have a REALLY annoying text strip every 10 mins saying something like "Property of [blahblah studios]"

about 3 months ago
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Economist: File Sharing's Impact On Movies Is Modest At Most

Tmackiller Re:I'm not an anti sharing nazi... (214 comments)

That's true, and I'll admit I hardly ever buy films, but I'm not going to try and justify that what I do "isn't that bad because it hardly affects anyone". I just thought it was an interesting point to make that if someone didn't enjoy a pirated film [and the quality was something to do with that] that they might be put off from buying it or seeing it on the big screen. I think that a lot of people would like to agree with the article because it makes them feel better.

about 3 months ago
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Economist: File Sharing's Impact On Movies Is Modest At Most

Tmackiller Re:I'm not an anti sharing nazi... (214 comments)

I was focusing on a Pre DVD/Bluray release I guess, because that's what the article seems to focus on. You can't rip a Bluray that isn't out yet.

about 3 months ago
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Economist: File Sharing's Impact On Movies Is Modest At Most

Tmackiller Re:I'm not an anti sharing nazi... (214 comments)

I was looking at it from an "intellectual property" point of view, I'm not talking about remakes. I have recently run into this in my job where someone copied one of our products almost exactly, but with poorer quality materials that don't work as well, and I think this could damage the reputation of our product. In this I think there's fair game for me to make the comparison to a Xx0CAMRIPxX with shitty sound and people coughing all the way through compared to seeing a film in the cinema. It is essentially the same, but nowhere near as good as the original, and I think that could put someone off buying the film at a later date.

about 3 months ago
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Economist: File Sharing's Impact On Movies Is Modest At Most

Tmackiller I'm not an anti sharing nazi... (214 comments)

but isn't that like saying stealing an invention and reproducing it poorly will make people buy the original? My argument is that it may put them off the product altogether.

about 3 months ago
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Intel Announces Devil's Canyon Core I7-4790K: 4GHz Base Clock, 4.4GHz Turbo

Tmackiller Why wait for this when (157 comments)

Quantum computing is just around the corner. -_-

about 4 months ago
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Misogyny, Entitlement, and Nerds

Tmackiller Aren't we all.... (1198 comments)

Getting a bit out of hand. Elliot was one guy, with crazy ideas, and mental health issues, he isn't a reflection of the rest of us. Let's just be glad he wasn't smart enough to get into politics and pull a hitler on us.

about 4 months ago
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Stung By File-Encrypting Malware, Researchers Fight Back

Tmackiller Re:Wich only serves to further (85 comments)

I hate that I have the compulsion to do this, but *which(title) && *doesn't or does not (signature).

about 6 months ago
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Five-Year-Old Uncovers Xbox One Login Flaw

Tmackiller Re:first (196 comments)

>The irony is that your response is equally archaic.
The irony is that you're pointing this out to prove you can correctly identify irony, because you were unsure of yourself until now.
>Navy seal pasta
Thanks for posting this, so I didn't have to go find it.
Gotta love AC's.

about 6 months ago
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Five-Year-Old Uncovers Xbox One Login Flaw

Tmackiller Re:first (196 comments)

The only reason this would be remotely relevant, funny or even smirkworthy would be if it was 10 years ago and you had in fact succeeded at being the first to post. The jokes over man. And you just lost the game. HA!

about 6 months ago
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OKCupid Warns Off Mozilla Firefox Users Over Gay Rights

Tmackiller Re:You've missed the point (1482 comments)

>(-1) Haters gonna hate. I agree with you for what it's worth. Maybe mozilla should boycott gays? See how they like it.

about 5 months ago
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They're Reading Your Mail: Microsoft's ToS, Windows 8 Leak, and Snooping

Tmackiller Re:I want to be shocked, but honestly I'm not (206 comments)

Well, this seems to point out a lack of online policing, or "internet police". That day seems almost upon us.

about 6 months ago
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Time Dilation Drug Could Let Heinous Criminals Serve 1,000 Year Sentences

Tmackiller Re:Interesting (914 comments)

I'm glad someone got it. +2 groodies to you.

about 6 months ago
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Time Dilation Drug Could Let Heinous Criminals Serve 1,000 Year Sentences

Tmackiller Interesting (914 comments)

Surely instead of lengthening the actual sentece, you could say, make a prisoners perception of 15 minutes last 15 years, therefore rehabilitating them with a pill. Of course I'm only musing, it is of course a rediculous concept.

about 6 months ago
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VLC Finally Launches App For Windows 8

Tmackiller Re:Apps (170 comments)

Get an internet TV, and a network harddrive, samsung does a great one - it has a file browser. Using an entire computer for a media centre is sacrilege, if you love the tiles and apps so much, get an xbox and use that, XboxOne's kinect voice controls actually work quite well. The point I was trying to make was that metro is ergonomically retarded for a desktop or laptop. Fuck your metro Fanboyishness (sp), you're making excuses by saying it's good at something it was never made to do, but agreeing with the fact that it's awful at what it is supposed to do.

about 7 months ago
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VLC Finally Launches App For Windows 8

Tmackiller Re:Apps (170 comments)

They may want to take a market share in mobile devices, but do you see MacOSX putting Tiles and Apps on their desktop devices? No. Marketing Department sshould be fired.

about 7 months ago

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Britain to decriminalise file sharing.

Tmackiller Tmackiller writes  |  about 2 months ago

Tmackiller (959837) writes "From VG247.com;
"The British government has decriminalised online video game, music and movie piracy, scrapping fuller punishment plans after branding them unworkable.
Starting in 2015, persistent file-sharers will be sent four warning letters explaining their actions are illegal, but if the notes are ignored no further action will be taken.
The scheme, named the Voluntary Copyright Alert Programme (VCAP), is the result of years of talks between ISPs, British politicians and the movie and music industries.
The UK’s biggest providers – BT, TalkTalk, Virgin and Sky – have all signed up to VCAP, and smaller ISPs are expected to follow suit.
VCAP replaces planned anti-piracy measures that included cutting users’ internet connections and creating a database of file-sharers.
Geoff Taylor, chief executive of music trade body the BPI, said VCAP was about “persuading the persuadable, such as parents who do not know what is going on with their net connection.”
He added: “VCAP is not about denying access to the internet. It’s about changing attitudes and raising awareness so people can make the right choice.”
Officials will still work to close and stem funding to file-sharing sites, but the news appears to mean that the British authorities have abandoned legal enforcement of online media piracy.
Figures recently published by Ofcom said that nearly a quarter of all UK downlaods were of pirated content."
My question is, will this result in more private lawsuits against file sharers by the companies involved?"

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Did I stumble upon Microsoft's endgame for MetroOS or was this obvious?

Tmackiller Tmackiller writes  |  about 7 months ago

Tmackiller (959837) writes "A lot of controvercy has been stirred up by Windows 8/8.1 particularly the Metro interface, it's desktop incompatibility, it's flawed ergonomics and impracticalities for an office environment. I agree, it's not a decent UI for a desktop or laptop (without modifications). I was reading the comments on this article, particularly SuricouRaven's quote "They are putting out these features everyone hates right now,because doing so establishes them as something in Microsoft's long-term interest."
BAM! It hit me. They're playing the long game, and I've been extremely shortsited. I remembered
this video from way back in 2007.Microsoft's redefinition of Desktop computing! Is this where we're going? Interactive tabletop desks by Windows 10? I'm still undecided as to whether or not it's a good thing."

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