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Minecraft Creator Halts Plans For Oculus Version Following Facebook Acquisition

crashcy Re:"What?" yelled Occulus founders (300 comments)

Pray tell, oh noble one, what fantastical country free of all guilt do you hail from? It must be so rewarding to assume credit for the virtues of hundreds of years of blemish-free civilization and not have to be condemned for the sins of your fathers.

about 4 months ago
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Diablo 3 Expansion Reaper of Souls Launches

crashcy Re:no thanks (166 comments)

While online only is not much of a problem for me (thanks Google Fiber), your comment comes across as a celebration of a lack of choice.

about 4 months ago
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Jimmy Carter: Snowden Disclosures Are 'Good For Americans To Know'

crashcy Re:Oh, how cute (289 comments)

Yeah, the Post Office has been collecting metadata from mail far longer than the NSA has been monitoring e-mails NY Times

about 4 months ago
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Jimmy Wales To 'Holistic Healers': Prove Your Claims the Old-Fashioned Way

crashcy Re:You know what they call alternative medicine... (517 comments)

So would you be in favor of Tic Tac aggressively marketing their candies as a cure for cancer? If they're really convincing about it, maybe someone believes it enough to trigger a placebo effect, and so that makes it all ok? And probably a lot cheaper than most alternative medicines.

about 4 months ago
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Jimmy Wales To 'Holistic Healers': Prove Your Claims the Old-Fashioned Way

crashcy Re:You know what they call alternative medicine... (517 comments)

So the best argument in favor of your treatment is that it works as well as nothing, which is totally proven to work, sometimes?

about 4 months ago
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White House To Propose Ending NSA Phone Records Collection

crashcy Re:They aren't ending anything (208 comments)

If you have no one to call, you have nothing to fear.

It gets lonely though.

about 4 months ago
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Microsoft Paying for Positive Xbox One Coverage on YouTube

crashcy Re:Payola on the radio too (128 comments)

It's likely where you live. Where I live, I tend to hear the songs on the radio first, and later see them get on MS commercials about the time the rest of the country is picking up the songs. If you live in a smaller radio market, you'll get those same songs after the commercials hit.

about 6 months ago
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Doomsday Clock Remains at Five Minutes to Midnight

crashcy Re:Killer Robots (222 comments)

Except for Gipsy Danger. Which is nuclear powered. And analog.

about 7 months ago
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4K Is For Programmers

crashcy Re:39" display for workstations? (520 comments)

From TFA:

At $500 a piece

we had been using antiquated pairs of 19-inch monitors. An upgrade was needed

It's amazing how irrelevant many comments become after you RTFA.

about 7 months ago
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Thank Goodness For the NSA — A Fable

crashcy Re:Blocked at work (60 comments)

E. Nothing to do with the NSA, and not a fable. His company's security sucked, they got hacked, the improved their security. That's TFA.

about 7 months ago
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Edward Snowden Says His Mission's Accomplished

crashcy Defining his mission (3 comments)

FTA, quoting Snowden: “For me, in terms of personal satisfaction, the mission’s already accomplished,” he said. “I already won. As soon as the journalists were able to work, everything that I had been trying to do was validated. Because, remember, I didn’t want to change society. I wanted to give society a chance to determine if it should change itself.”
His work is done, the rest of us have to get to work now.

about 7 months ago
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Member of President Obama's NSA Panel Recommends Increased Data Collection

crashcy Re:Uh, oh (349 comments)

I can multitask pretty well. Link to discussion? Not really a sweets guy though, so unless you want to join me there as my nemesis, I won't have much to contribute.

about 7 months ago
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Member of President Obama's NSA Panel Recommends Increased Data Collection

crashcy Re:Uh, oh (349 comments)

Which is why it amuses me. He's on here at all hours, posting on every NSA topic that comes up, but he gets so ruffled about being called a shill that he address it in his signature.

about 7 months ago
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Member of President Obama's NSA Panel Recommends Increased Data Collection

crashcy Re:cold_fjord, where are you? (349 comments)

I'm a lurker by nature, and only come out occasionally to mock you.
I have zero problem with this story being discussed or reported. It's interesting and worth taking notice of. I just pointed out in response to his "where are you?" that you were already here, and as this is an article on the NSA, were unlikely to leave any time soon.
4 out of 5 of my last comments may have been disparaging you, but how many of your comments are in defense of the NSA? I have no problem being considered an "anti-Cold Fjord shill", if someone wants to pay me, but I clearly don't work as hard at it as you work for yours.

about 7 months ago
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Member of President Obama's NSA Panel Recommends Increased Data Collection

crashcy Re:cold_fjord, where are you? (349 comments)

Our resident NSA shill is the submitter. I expect he'll be here all day.

about 7 months ago
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DRM Has Always Been a Horrible Idea

crashcy Re:No Shit (281 comments)

Never heard of Steam's offline mode? There's also this list of DRM-free games. You'll notice that all of Valve's games are on that list (except the multiplayer games). Steam is a distribution platform. Valve doesn't decide the DRM that people put into their games. Stop spreading FUD and do some research.

about 7 months ago
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British Intelligence Responds To Slashdot About Man-in-Middle Attack

crashcy Re:Heh. (256 comments)

I suppose no one could ever accuse you of neglecting work to post this nonsense.

about 9 months ago
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British Intelligence Responds To Slashdot About Man-in-Middle Attack

crashcy Re:Heh. (256 comments)

You're not making sense cold. You've been working too hard. Take a break, go home, see your family. There will be plenty more shilling waiting for you tomorrow. Just remember, stick to defending NSA, attacking Snowden. The GCHG has their own man, let them deal with their own PR.

about 9 months ago

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Munich completes its migration to Linux

crashcy crashcy writes  |  about 8 months ago

crashcy (2839507) writes "The City of Munich has completed a 9 year long project to migrate its 14,000 computers to a custom Linux distro. Tech Republic writes of the process, the costs, and the future outlook of this endeavor."
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Microsoft Censors OpenOffice Download Links

crashcy crashcy writes  |  about a year ago

crashcy (2839507) writes "

Hoping to remove pirated versions of Microsoft Office from the Internet, the software company has sent several DMCA takedowns to Google, listing copies of its open source competitor Open Office as copyright infringements.

Since this is restricted to Bing search engine it probably hasn't cost Open Office any downloads yet."
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Manning aquitted of aiding the enemy charges

crashcy crashcy writes  |  1 year,1 day

crashcy (2839507) writes "From the NY Times, While he was found guilty of multiple counts of espionage, PFC Bradley Manning was found not guilty of aiding the enemy in his trial for leaking the Wikileaks files. This was the first time that such a charge had been attached in a leak case and could have set a worrisome precedent."
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Army blocking access to Guardian stories about the NSA.

crashcy crashcy writes  |  about a year ago

crashcy (2839507) writes "

The Army is blocking all access to The Guardian newspaper's reports about the National Security Agency's sweeping collection of data about Americans' email and phone communications, an Army spokesman said Thursday.

The spokesman goes on to state that it is routine to block access where classified materials may be distributed."
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