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Sony Hack Reveals MPAA's Big '$80 Million' Settlement With Hotfile Was a Lie

arthurh3535 Re:Well, duh (117 comments)

1/ MPAA / RIAA lie - news at 10
2/ PR statements are bullshit - news at 10

Where's the surprise here?

Actually, if they report this as part of their stockholder's meeting/information about the state of their company, I think it's quite illegal. As in the Feds can come in and start checking your books for other 'hundred million dollars lies'.

(Sorry, did not mean to post anonymously).

about 1 month ago

Skype Unveils Preview of Live English-To-Spanish Translator

arthurh3535 What use new features if account recovery is bad? (99 comments)

It doesn't matter how many new features they add if their account recovery is so broken that the owners can't get control of their own account. Most people don't want to make a replacement account as a solution.

I mean, you really expect someone to remember what year you made a skype account? And (not or) the first five contacts on your contact list?

about a month and a half ago

Judge Rules Drug Maker Cannot Halt Sales of Alzheimer's Medicine

arthurh3535 Re:I don't get it... (266 comments)

an antitrust lawsuit accusing the drug company of forcing patients to switch to the newer version of the widely used medicine to hinder competition from generic manufacturers.

Were the drug company sending hit squads round to take out the doctors that were prescribing generics? Did they launch a tactical air strike on the generics factories? Hijack the lorries carrying the generics?

I'm sorry but, so far as I can tell, manufacturers are free to manufacture the generic, doctors are free to prescribe it and patients are free to take it. I don't see why Actavis should be forced to produce a drug they no longer want to produce and I don't see what this can possibly achieve because once the drug leaves patent protection the generics manufactures will be able to manufacture it regardless and, before then, patients will have to buy the pricier brand-name drug anyway.

I don't think the patent had actually expired yet on the older medicine. It was just getting close to expiring. Drug companies have figured out the 'new' way to keep you off of generics is to 'improve' the formula so that your doctor wants to keep you on the new one. I'm on Tribenzor, which is literally just a mix of three regular and cheap blood pressure medicines, but it's 'not generic' so I have to pay a much more expensive rate.

So yeah, this is just scum sucker scam way of maximizing profits at the cost of the patient and his insurance.

about a month and a half ago

Two Years of Data On What Military Equipment the Pentagon Gave To Local Police

arthurh3535 In Utah... (264 comments)

We somehow need a ton of 5.62 rifles and 7.62 rifles, bayonets, a blowdart, a grenade launcher and a Hellfire High Intensity (something?).

And considering the SLC Metro area isn't _that_ rough and tumble, I'm wondering who they are planning to go to war against?

about 5 months ago

Navy Debuts New Railgun That Launches Shells at Mach 7

arthurh3535 Didn't I just see that? (630 comments)

I'm pretty sure I saw that in Captain America: Winter Soldier last night. Now they just need to get it flying! :)

about 10 months ago

GameSpy Multiplayer Shutting Down, Affecting Hundreds of Games

arthurh3535 Oh, look! DRM exploding spectacularly! (145 comments)

Not that anyone has been warning about DRM linked to servers being a failure. I wonder how much they are going to be sued for?

about 10 months ago

Russian State TV Anchor: Russia Could Turn US To "Radioactive Ash"

arthurh3535 Re:And the US could turn Russia into vapor (878 comments)

Did I miss where the USA added a new territory or state recently? I'm sorry, while the US does like to keep airbases in other countries, we don't invade them and force the area the airbase or navel base is in to join our country as a full territory..

The best sign that Russia is BSing about this expansion is that it only took them a week to get a 'referendum' through their proxies, while it usually takes years or decades for it to happen civilly.

about 10 months ago

Former CIA/NSA Head: NSA Is "Infinitely" Weaker As a Result of Snowden's Leaks

arthurh3535 So? (572 comments)

They were over-reaching and taking too much power. They proved that they were corrupt and were not doing much other than infringing on American (and our Allies)'s rights.

They need to be pruned back and learn that we do no live in a fascist state.

Really, some of those leaders who lied under oath should be facing prison time.

1 year,29 days

Employee Morale Is Suffering At the NSA

arthurh3535 Good! (841 comments)

Because they should be being asked this. And wondering about this. And even at times saying 'no, this is too far'.

about a year ago

Comcast Allegedly Confirms That Prenda Planted Porn Torrents

arthurh3535 Marvel got caught doing the same thing. (175 comments)

They settled so fast out of court is was not even slightly funny.

Marvel essentially tried to sue City of Heroes out of existence because of its character creator. Then their lawyers decided to get cute and made their own characters with Marvel's IP. (I think it was Hulk, Captain America and a couple others).

The City of Heroes creators proved this and Marvel suddenly settled out of court in a sealed contract.

about a year and a half ago

Why Computers Still Don't Understand People

arthurh3535 Understanding? (277 comments)

People don't understand people most of the time.

And we 'understand' a lot harder concepts than computers do.

about a year and a half ago

Have eBooks Peaked?

arthurh3535 No, we aren't in the mood to be robbed. (323 comments)

Because buying an electronic edition for twice the cost of a used 'good as new' copy of a book is _incredibly_ dumb. Baen was actually charging the exact same amount for an electronic copy of David Weber's new book as the hard cover.

For some reason, all the prices on new ebooks have jumped to $10 to $18 or so, at the minimum. So pretty much all of the prices are highway robbery.

about a year and a half ago

Talking On the Phone While Driving Not So Dangerous After All

arthurh3535 But they *proved* things! (418 comments)

Like that talking to someone in the car is just as bad as talking on the cell phone, something I find unlikely.

Bad drivers will be bad.

Now texting, that takes your eyes off the road (and idiots that stop in the middle of the road to make a left turn across double-yellow lines too close to an intersection) is bad.

about a year and a half ago

Whistleblowing IT Director Fired By FL State Attorney

arthurh3535 Bonus! (569 comments)

Oh, look. They want to pay him and his attorneys a lot of money! Great 'retirement' option!


about a year and a half ago

Game Site Wonders 'What Next?' When 50% of Users Block Ads

arthurh3535 Your 'right' to send me ads ends... (978 comments)

... right at my computer and before I see it if there is any (to a .0001%) chance that your ad might send malicious software (including tracking cookies/flash objects) to my computer or if they are so intrusive that I can't read/watch what I'm there to do.

If you don't want to police your ads, that's not my fault. You are the ones abusing people.

We are just not standing for that abuse.

So go away.

about 2 years ago

CAPTCHA Using Ad-Based Verification

arthurh3535 Re:translation (174 comments)

Time to dump Yahoo, I only still use it for the spam filter which it has been good at but if it expects me to look at ads I will stop using it.

I ran into a nasty 'ad-captcha' that was at least 10 seconds long before it would give the option to 'solve' the captcha. All the time an inane, loud commercial played for something I would never buy.

Yeah, great job annoying people even _more_.

about 2 years ago

The End Is Near for GameStop

arthurh3535 Re:lolwut (393 comments)

> "If none of the consoles can play used games I could see the price of games coming down. AAA titles may come out at $45 or $50 instead of $60."

:lol: Right. Because when publishers eliminate the only legitimate source of price competition for their titles, they will become benevolent toward their customers and cut the price out of... good-naturedness? Rather than, you know, jacking up the rates for Halo XVIII through the roof, because they know that customers would sell a kidney to play Master Chef again?

What I see happening is that very few people actually buy new games and most only buy the 'gold edition' or one or two year old version of games.

After all, I already do this with Steam and on my PS2 for digital only games.

about 2 years ago

Google Declares War On the Password

arthurh3535 Re:Tracking (480 comments)

... Their plan involves authenticating just once, to a single device, and then using that to unlock all of your other accounts. ...

That certainly makes it much, much easier for google to track you as you go around the web.

Wasn't this going to use a ring you wear on your finger? I thought I saw that in another article today from Google.

about 2 years ago

In a Symbolic Shift, IBM's India Workforce Likely Exceeds That In US

arthurh3535 Call Center Work (491 comments)

IBM is a 'service company' these days. That means they basically run call centers. So IBM having a lot of people in India is not surprising nor even an amazing fact.

more than 2 years ago



arthurh3535 arthurh3535 writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Arthur Hansen (447288) writes "Movie security or thug?

http://www.sltrib.com/search/ci_5574372 — Salt Lake Tribune Story

Local movie-goer alleges security guard hired by the Studio behind Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles assualted her while she was turning her cell phone to vibrate to keep her from taking pictures. Security guard alleges that "he could have twelve witnesses that said he did not hurt her."

Local police were contacted, but nothing has come of this."


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