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Malware Scanner Finds 5% of Windows PCs Infected

cntThnkofAname really? (232 comments)

Only 5%?

more than 3 years ago

Pakistan Lifts Ban After Facebook Deletes Offending Page

cntThnkofAname come on (677 comments)

Don't tell me you guys didn't see this coming...

more than 4 years ago

Google Launches a Data Prediction API

cntThnkofAname Re:Dear google.. (70 comments)

lol jp guys, I'm a dude, come on this is /. ffs :P

more than 4 years ago

Google Launches a Data Prediction API

cntThnkofAname Re:Dear google.. (70 comments)

that may be relevant if I was a male...

more than 4 years ago

Google Launches a Data Prediction API

cntThnkofAname Dear google.. (70 comments)

Given my family history... is there a girl for me?

more than 4 years ago

Australia Air Travelers' Laptops To Be Searched For Porn

cntThnkofAname There is now way this can be done for everyone (647 comments)

I don't see how this is feasible by any means. There is so much ambiguity involved... For example: Does looking at porn online and not clearing my cookies or browser data constitute as porn? If the porn is in a temp folder does that count because as soon as I turn of my computer then the will no longer be there. If I delete the porn it's still recoverable with some tools... does that count?

I can also see this being bad for geeks. What happens if they doubt me and force me to turn on my laptop and it boots to a CLI? They'd probably confiscate it and tear it appart to find out what sort of commy-porn-smuggeling-system I'm using...

What if I have the porn stored in a vm on my machine? Do those guys even know what a vm is? What if I have a totally unsuspecting laptop and I'm actually trying to smuggle porn by store in on a disc partition and clearing the disc information from fstab (or windows equivalent so as not to be suspicious)?

There is so much grey area, and like so many of you said this will be a giant waste of time. I believe the most this will do is infuriate many of us who use unfamiliar systems and get them confiscated because of it.

more than 4 years ago

Russian Anti-Spam Advisor Accused of Spamming

cntThnkofAname not news (69 comments)

doesn't this happen all the time? When there isn't a market for something then the company creates one and then profits

more than 4 years ago

Why I Steal Movies (Even Ones I'm In)

cntThnkofAname I'll jump on the band wagon (753 comments)

I recently moved hemispheres and all the dvd's I own wont work on my fresh home theater system. Only option was to buy them again or download them and burn them myself. I'm sure you can guess what I did.

If you buy a movie it's yours to keep and watch... unless u move... then the mpaa says u can't watch it anymore :/

more than 4 years ago

Microsoft To Pay $200M In Patent Dispute

cntThnkofAname Re:Awww what a shame (81 comments)

Yea, is it just me, or does microsoft seem to constantly be getting caught for stealing code? It's almost as if they could care less what the license says and just include it in their products because if they get caught they can afford to settle the dispute, but if they don't they get away with stealing and making a profit.

perhaps there should be someone (not a MS employee) hired to review code to see just how many infringements their are...

more than 4 years ago

Hacking Automotive Systems

cntThnkofAname incoming (360 comments)

Que up those "in soviet Russia..." jokes

more than 4 years ago

Of these options, I'd call the place I live ...

cntThnkofAname Re:1 acre plus (515 comments)

What more does a man need?


more than 4 years ago

On Pennies:

cntThnkofAname Pennies ! existent (594 comments)

10 cents is the lowest it goes and I quite like it that way.

more than 4 years ago

How Old Is the Oldest Computer You Regularly Use?

cntThnkofAname Cell phone (543 comments)

Nokia 1100 - Still works for what I need

more than 4 years ago

Comcast Awarded the Golden Poo Award

cntThnkofAname Re:OK, OK... (286 comments)

Golden Poo Award needs to be splattered over the Consumerist's face.

That would require making the award at least semi-molten, killing or badly injuring the "Consumerist's" ... tho that might be what ur going for.

more than 4 years ago

Dedicated Halo 2 Fans Keep Multiplayer Alive

cntThnkofAname Re:Get out of your mom's basement (239 comments)

that would require a very long controller extension, possibly binoculars, and a social life.

more than 4 years ago

Fate of Terry Childs Now In Jury's Hands

cntThnkofAname Re:Oh shut up (530 comments)

Justice is about harmony, not law and order.

Mod me down for off topic, but there is something so true about that statement that I can't get it out of my head.

more than 4 years ago

In the past year, I've filed Z bug reports, where Z=

cntThnkofAname Re:Missing joke option... (244 comments)

Maybe there should be something saying where Z also belongs to integers >= 0


more than 4 years ago

Cell Phones Could Sniff Out Deadly Chemicals

cntThnkofAname Re:I can just imagine (136 comments)

ok ok, I fold. This conversation is quickly going the route of: should the government be able to invade our privacy but offer greater protection from threats... It's a long conversation.

That was a good pic up line tho... :D

more than 4 years ago


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