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Gizmodo Not Welcome at 2010 WWDC

WhatAmIDoingHere Re:Gizmodo comments (395 comments)

I just got banned by Chen for bringing up Gizmodo's actions at CES 2008. They brought one of those universal TV keychain things and turned off TVs during presentations.

more than 4 years ago
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South Park's Episode 201 — the Expurgated Version

WhatAmIDoingHere Re:Throw their weight around (1224 comments)

If the new episodes of Futurama are anywhere near as terrible as the "movies" were, that will probably be a short run.

more than 4 years ago
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Why Mozilla Needs To Go Into Survival Mode

WhatAmIDoingHere Re:Firefox lite. (464 comments)

So get a custom hosts file that blocks all the ads. It's what we did before adblock existed...

more than 4 years ago
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Spamming a Judge Is Contempt of Court

WhatAmIDoingHere Re:Awesome! (280 comments)

"Contempt of court is a court order which, in the context of a court trial or hearing, declares a person or organization to have disobeyed or been disrespectful of the court's authority."

A judge can call farting in his courtroom contempt and have you locked up. This judge used the tool he had available to lash out at this guy for locking his fucking BlackBerry up.

more than 4 years ago
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Spamming a Judge Is Contempt of Court

WhatAmIDoingHere Re:Awesome! (280 comments)

Was this the judge's work email? Is it listed as an official way to contact the judge?

If it was his home email, I can see it being harassment or some such thing, but if it was an official email address, it's nothing more than "contacting the judge through official channels to show support."

more than 4 years ago
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IsoHunt Told To Pull Torrent Files Offline

WhatAmIDoingHere Re:Bah....Bah (392 comments)

magnet:?xt=urn:btih:99e7c40ef7f132ee7b1977b4e04b18e4f65747d0&dn=Fringe.S02E16.HDTV.XviD-LOL.avi&tr=http%3A%2F%2Ftracker.publicbt.com%2Fannounce

According to you, I just posted the most recent episode of Fringe.

more than 4 years ago
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IsoHunt Told To Pull Torrent Files Offline

WhatAmIDoingHere Re:Bah....Bah (392 comments)

"the content is 99% copyrighted material"

The only content on those sites is .torrent files, which are not copyrighted material.

more than 4 years ago
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New Litigation Targets 20,000 BitTorrent-Using Downloaders

WhatAmIDoingHere Re:Good thing (949 comments)

Yeah, just like how the RIAA turned lawsuits into a way to make profit (oh wait no).

You clearly don't understand torrenting. If 5% of the people who torrent new movies switched to a legal early streaming system, that's money that the studios wouldn't have seen without it. It doesn't matter if they could get $10/ea, those people wouldn't see the goddamned movie in a theater anyway.

more than 4 years ago
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New Litigation Targets 20,000 BitTorrent-Using Downloaders

WhatAmIDoingHere Re:Good thing (949 comments)

Honestly, I don't give half a fuck about the copyright holder. If they're not willing to adapt to changes in technology by themselves, I'm willing to grab them by their wallets and drag them to the internet.

more than 4 years ago
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New Litigation Targets 20,000 BitTorrent-Using Downloaders

WhatAmIDoingHere Re:Good thing (949 comments)

Lets take a look at the #1 torrent on TPB right now.

Video > Movies Shutter Island (2010) R5 DVDRip XviD-MAX 03-16 19:01 Seeds: 20996 Leaches: 14796

That's just right now, and it's a public site so a ton of people just hit and run. So we've got 35,000 people on this torrent right now. Why? Maybe they torrent everything they see. Maybe they want to see the movie but there's no theater near them. I torrented it because I wanted to see the movie without having to drive a 90 minute round trip, spending $30 on tickets snacks and gas. I didn't want to deal with the assholes who can't shut up during a movie. The guy snoring (in every movie I've seen in the past 18 months one guy sitting within 20 seats of me is always loudly snoring). I'd pay $5 to stream the movie. I guarantee that there's a percentage of torrenters who are like me and only do it because it's easier.

I stopped pirating PC games. Want to know why? Steam. I stopped pirating music. Want to know why? iTunes. Make it easy for me to pay to access your content at a price that's not insane and I will pay for it, and I'm not alone.

more than 4 years ago
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New Litigation Targets 20,000 BitTorrent-Using Downloaders

WhatAmIDoingHere Re:Good thing (949 comments)

If movie companies offered a one-time stream for $3 or something, I'd pay to see a lot more movies. Hell, I'd probably end up seeing ones I liked in theaters, too.

A movie is going to be leaked. There's no way around it. They can do whatever they want, but it's going to get online. Why not cut that off at the head and offer a clear picture at a low price? The reason I don't go to the theater to see movies is a combination of time driving, cost of driving and seeing the movie (in both time and money), and mostly the hatred I have to jackasses who won't shut the fuck up during a movie.

I'd pay $3-5 to stream a legit movie a few days after it's in theaters, even if it was loaded up with DRM.

more than 4 years ago
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Radeon HD 5870 Eyefinity 6 — Gaming On Six Panels

WhatAmIDoingHere Re:6x 22"? What about one large TV? (111 comments)

I saw a nice setup where the guy had 5 displays in portrait next to each other and a sixth above it in landscape acting as a secondary display. It was freaking sweet.

more than 4 years ago
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New Litigation Targets 20,000 BitTorrent-Using Downloaders

WhatAmIDoingHere Re:Good thing (949 comments)

So the industry shouldn't adapt to the changing face of technology? If they wanted, they could release movies for high quality streaming for a few bucks two or three days after a movie comes out and get rid of the reason many people torrent new movies.

more than 4 years ago
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New Litigation Targets 20,000 BitTorrent-Using Downloaders

WhatAmIDoingHere Re:Good thing (949 comments)

"take what is not yours."

Good thing I'm not taking anything.

more than 4 years ago
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Are Consoles Holding Back PC Gaming?

WhatAmIDoingHere Re:Short Answer: Yes! (518 comments)

Multiple children? Tell the fuckers to go run around outside. Or play Mario Party. What game do children play that requires a gaming rig? Crysis Party?

more than 4 years ago
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Are Consoles Holding Back PC Gaming?

WhatAmIDoingHere Re:Short Answer: Yes! (518 comments)

I was under the impression we were discussing good games, my mistake.

more than 4 years ago
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How To Build Roads To Control How Fast You Drive

WhatAmIDoingHere Re:Isn't that strange... (801 comments)

You realize that the majority of accidents are not caused by people driving above the speed limit, right?

more than 4 years ago
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Company Invents Electronic Underpants

WhatAmIDoingHere Re:April 1st already? (110 comments)

"I don't think they should be reported at all."

To quote my good friends, the entire World of Warcraft community: 'QQ moar.'

more than 4 years ago

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