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Assassin's Creed: Unity Launch Debacle Pulls Spotlight Onto Game Review Embargos

cas2000 GG (474 comments)

A spokesman for GamerGate says "since there wasn't a women involved, we have no comment on this issue but as soon as we find a woman to blame you can be sure we'll hunt her down and dox her for our crazier members to deal with".

about two weeks ago
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How To End Online Harassment

cas2000 Re: here we go (834 comments)

Shit that gets said on the internet, even "fighting words," is about the least threatening form of hostile human interaction possible. As soon as it crosses into the physical world, it becomes a different thing entirely.

actually, no. there's no way of telling whether someone making death threats on the internet is just a moronic blowhard like yourself or a lunatic stalker who can and will carry out those threats.

they may be making absurdist threats like "rip off their head and skull-fuck them" but it's impossible to tell whether they're just a teenage fuckwit over-compensating for having only a tiny penis or if they're seriously deranged and dangerous.

because of that inability to distinguish, threats of violence on the internet have to be taken seriously - and the overall effect is intimidation, which inherently crosses over into the physical world.

about two weeks ago
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How To End Online Harassment

cas2000 Re: here we go (834 comments)

it IS a personal attack - their right to attack women is being questioned.

you can't put limits on someone's entitlements and expect them not to get pissed off about it.

about two weeks ago
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Bounties vs. Extreme Internet Harassment

cas2000 Re:It's been 5 days since I last received a threat (716 comments)

that is complete bullshit.

i've watched most of her videos, and there's nothing in them that is in the least bit controversial - it's all blatantly obvious stuff that she's pointing out.

the misogyny in many video games is as obvious as the misogyny in american TV shows - and it comes from the same source: american culture is fucked up and misogynystic.

about three weeks ago
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Debate Over Systemd Exposes the Two Factions Tugging At Modern-day Linux

cas2000 Re:How about we hackers? (863 comments)

Example: Gnome. Why is gnome adding dependencies on systemd libraries ?

because RedHat wants to own Linux. The fact that they already own both gnome and systemd allows them to force systemd onto every distro that wants to support gnome.

about 1 month ago
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Soda Pop Damages Your Cells' Telomeres

cas2000 Re:'Regardless of... income and education level' ? (422 comments)

you know, only spoilt white boys defending their priviledge talk about "reverse" racism or sexism.

it's self-serving bullshit that means "oh no! woe is me! there's a risk that someone else might get the scraps left over after white boys like me take nearly everything".

about a month ago
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Soda Pop Damages Your Cells' Telomeres

cas2000 Re:'Regardless of... income and education level' ? (422 comments)

I wrote "spoilt" and i meant "spoilt'.

    spoilt
            adj 1: having the character or disposition harmed by pampering
                          or oversolicitous attention; "a spoiled child" [syn: {spoiled}, {spoilt}]

if you're going to be a spelling nazi, at least get a fucking clue first.

and WTF is this "Juan" shit? is that some lame attempt at a coded racist slur, implying i'm mexican or spanish or something? i don't even live in the police-state shithole known as the USA, i live in australia - mexicans are extremely rare here.

about a month ago
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Soda Pop Damages Your Cells' Telomeres

cas2000 Re:'Regardless of... income and education level' ? (422 comments)

spoilt white boys often have a huge chip on their shoulder and are obsessed with denying their priviledge. it's why they make absurd strawmen and rant about them at any opportunity, regardless of whether it's relevant in context or not.

i.e. "white boys burden".

this particular spoilt white boy seems to be suffering from the idiotic meme that white males are really the oppressed victims in modern society.

about a month ago
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As Prison Population Sinks, Jails Are a Steal

cas2000 corporate welfare (407 comments)

as soon as they all get sold off for a fraction of their value, watch in amazement at the passing of new tough-on-crime laws that mandate 20 year sentences for jaywalking and other serious crimes.

about a month and a half ago
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Lennart Poettering: Open Source Community "Quite a Sick Place To Be In"

cas2000 Re:Stay out of our business then..... (993 comments)

And why did RedHat "choose" systemd? Because they had very little choice... udev has been eaten by it, and GNOME requires it.

No, it's exactly the opposite. RedHat owns systemd and gnome and udev. udev was merged into systemd and gnome depends on systemd because RH wants to own linux.

Why is everyone else joining them?

because they want to use udev and gnome and have little or no choice.

about 2 months ago
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How Hackers Accidentally Sold a Pre-Release XBox One To the FBI

cas2000 Re:Obligatory (67 comments)

the law is even clearer than that - there's no such thing as "intellectual property". there's copyright and patents and even trademarks (and all three are completely different things with completely different laws), but "IP" doesn't exist.

about 2 months ago
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Torvalds: No Opinion On Systemd

cas2000 Re:Simple set of pipelined utilties! (385 comments)

one major problem with that is that you can't replace any of those 3-15 "modules" with something better (or just different) without replacing ALL of them.

this has an enormous chilling effect on innovation - the only improvements or changes permitted in any of those 3-15+ modules are those that are accepted by the systemd gatekeepers, who are not known for their acceptance of other people's ideas or code.

if systemd stuck to just being an init replacment, most people wouldn't have a problem with it. it's the fact that it's borging all sorts of other daemons that is the problem.

about 2 months ago
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Dirty Diapers Used To Grow Mushrooms

cas2000 Re:English usage (97 comments)

your sexist rant against singular "they" might have some validity if it wasn't for the fact that "they" has been used as a singular pronoun for at least 400 years (i.e. since approximately the beginning of modern english) and the fact that there are numerous nouns in the english language which can also be used as either singular or plural - "bacon" for example. it's not unusual.

in other words when using singular "they", the pronoun and antecedent *DO* match in number. No amount of ranting will change that fact.

about 3 months ago
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Australian Consumer Watchdog Takes Valve To Court

cas2000 Re:Bad business practice (139 comments)

no, it's convenient. and more secure.

I buy *all* of my steam games from my linux machine.

I play nearly all of them on my windows machine. I do not and will not ever use this machine for anything other than playing games - and certainly never use it for any purchases or financial transactions. neither my paypal account nor my credit card details will ever be used on this machine - windows is just too vulnerable and prone to malware to be trusted for that.

if i couldn't see windows-only games while logged in using a linux browser, i'd never be able to buy windows games.

about 3 months ago
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Some Mozilla Employees Demand New CEO Step Down

cas2000 Re:Tarzan need antecedent (824 comments)

That's not discrimination... that's just low tolerance for bullshit. It has nothing to do with the employee's own politics. Only with the fact that he was objecting -- publicly -- ABOUT his boss's politics, whatever they happen to be.

yeah, uppity employees need to be put in their place! can't have them expressing opinions that their bosses don't like, especially in public. they need to learn to shut up and keep their heads down. it's just a shame that it's not legal to whip them any more, all you can do these days is fire them.

about 7 months ago
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Nanoscale Terahertz Optical Switch Breaks Miniaturization Barrier

cas2000 Re:Isolation, Reflection and Cross-talk (35 comments)

most chip production is still at 28nm or larger, so 200nm is less than 10 times larger....which is still a negative.

on the positive side, though, it switches at terahertz rates - and even assuming that means only 1 Thz, that's still 200-250 times faster than the roughly 4-5 Gigahertz that current top-of-the-line CPUs switch at.

10 times the size for 250 times the speed...for non-mobile applications like a desktop or server CPU - or for a GPU - the larger size would almost certainly be worth it.

about 8 months ago
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70% of U.S. Government Spending Is Writing Checks To Individuals

cas2000 Re:Come and get it, stupid future generations! (676 comments)

also, it's not just about taxing rich individuals, it's about correctly taxing giant corporations so that instead of paying 0.05% or similar they pay the same tax rates that everyone else - including individuals and small companies that aren't big enough to "offshore" profits to a tax haven - has to pay.

about 9 months ago
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70% of U.S. Government Spending Is Writing Checks To Individuals

cas2000 Re:And... (676 comments)

thank you, thank you, thank you! you've solved the greatest mystery of all time:

        Step 1: Steal Underpants.
        Step 2: "bip-bam-boom!"
        Step 3: Profit

if only we had all realised it was as easy as bip-bam-boom!, we'd all be underpants tycoons or illegal immigrant millionaires.

and your method is so versatile, it can easily be adapted to countless other situations - for example, i could rob a bank, then claim that i was forced to do it by aliens and their evil mind control and bip-bam-boom! i'd end up with my stolen money and a complete acquittal.

thank you for your life-saving business plan advice.

about 9 months ago
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BPAS Appeals £200,000 Fine Over Hacked Website

cas2000 bogus comparison (104 comments)

The amount is particularly egregious when perpetrators of willful data theft often attract fines of only a few thousand pounds."

This is nonsense. "data theft" and "failure to secure personal data" are two completely different crimes - it's perfectly normal for different crimes to have different penalties.....and failing to secure the personal details of 9900 patients is a far more serious crime than breaking into a computer and copying files.

about 9 months ago
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Apple Refuses To Unlock Bequeathed iPad

cas2000 executor's request plus will should be enough (465 comments)

Legally, the Executor of the will (or the appointed Administrator if there was no will), should be able to write that letter of consent, if Apple cretinously insists on having one - the Executor is acting on behalf of the Estate, and has similar powers and reponsibilities as a person with power of attorney.

about 9 months ago

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