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Free Copy of the Sims 2 Contains SecuROM

doccus So people don't steal free software? (230 comments)

Giving copies away.. and still has antipiracy software that registers as malware to AV apps.. Hmm free software bundled with malware? That sounds more like one of those seedy pxrn apps .. I thought this was made illegal years ago.

yesterday
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Bose Sues New Apple Acquisition Beats Over Patent Violations

doccus Re:Typical (161 comments)

ALso, noise-cancelling technology isn't unique to, or even invented by BOSE. It's, AFAIK, a military patent.. and used in almost every modern headphone and smartphone made.

3 days ago
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Bose Sues New Apple Acquisition Beats Over Patent Violations

doccus Re:Typical (161 comments)

Bose knew all about Beats long before Apple aquired it. So obviouslyu theyre only trying to squieeze apple. MAybe their shares are down? Maybe they went from a promising PA company to a late nite tv hawked "Super sound radio" company..

3 days ago
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Man Booted From Southwest Flight and Threatened With Arrest After Critical Tweet

doccus Re:What?!? (890 comments)

Perhaps, and OK, the guy that sent the tweet was ruder than the agent ever was, but the principle that "free speech" casn be coerced against via blackmail is an old communist trick. Welcome to the Soviet Socialist Republic of America!

5 days ago
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Ebola Outbreak Continues To Expand

doccus Re:Let's just hope... (167 comments)

THere certainly IS an airborne mutation. Even this one is, slightly. Ands it has a 7 day incubation. That's why iot's been spreading so adly over a quarter of the size of the African continent.

about a week ago
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The Secret Government Rulebook For Labeling You a Terrorist

doccus Re:McCarthyism v2.0 (242 comments)

These days, you don't even have to be a dirty commie, or Chinese, or both, to be Anti-American; the Commander-in-Chief hisself is one.

But that's not true. The Commander in Chief IS a "dirty commie". Born and raised as one all his life..

about a week ago
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The Secret Government Rulebook For Labeling You a Terrorist

doccus Re:McCarthyism v2.0 (242 comments)

And all you need to do to raise suspicion in the US as a "terrist" is to know all of the constitution and recite it when the opportunity arises, and have an American flag outside your house. Couldn't happen up here, of course. No "self respecting" Canadian would ever be caught flying the Canadian flag outside their house, (on their backpacks, OK yeah) and they either don't know we even have a constitution (with no teeth, admittedly) or think the US one has always applied here.

about a week ago
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States That Raised Minimum Wage See No Slow-Down In Job Growth

doccus Re:Its real purpose is to reduce competition for t (778 comments)

I believe, one of your founding fathers said any company that can't afford to pay a living wage to it's employees doesn'[t deserve to staay in business...

about two weeks ago
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States That Raised Minimum Wage See No Slow-Down In Job Growth

doccus Well.. duh! (778 comments)

We could have told you that.. no , wait.. we frikken DID! Over, and over, and over, and...

about two weeks ago
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World Health Organization Calls For Decriminalization of Drug Use

doccus Never happen.. (474 comments)

Never happen, so don't wait for it. Governments don't ever restore human rights that they have been habitually trampling on, except behind the barrel of a gun.

about two weeks ago
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Australian Website Waits Three Years To Inform Customers of Data Breach

doccus Re:lawsuit? (35 comments)

Except police banks and card issuers were all told.

And the credit card issuers didn't tell their customers?

about two weeks ago
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Google To Stop Describing Games With In-App Purchases As 'Free'

doccus Re: Free at last (139 comments)

I'd have to agree with you. I personally like pinball, and when the games gave a reasonable return to the creator, I'd see new *unique* games appear somewhat regularly. Now all the quality creators have stopped.. a perfect example is Little Wing. Now there's only two or three creeators that still regularly make them, and although both use In-app syustem,one sells them for between 4 to 8 bucks each depending on the features, and the other 3 to 4. The ones that charge a buck or two are usually atrocious. The rest of the quality ones have just stopped altogether. And boxed games, the kind that were 100% unique, such as, say, "adventure pinball" ? Loong gone, I'm afraid. Nobody thinks even $20 is reasonable, when it used to be pretty cheap for a good game...

about two weeks ago
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Malaysian Passenger Plane Reportedly Shot Down Over Ukraine

doccus Re:Nice try, but (752 comments)

Sorry.. that is the video that has a creation date of the 16th of July.. explain that.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RMgIpC-bCfQ

about two weeks ago
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Why the FCC Is Likely To Ignore Net Neutrality Comments and Listen To ISPs

doccus Re:No shit really? (140 comments)

"the worst possible system, except for all the other systems" LOL!

about two weeks ago
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Sony Forgets To Pay For Domain, Hilarity Ensues

doccus Re:Also human (277 comments)

Anyone on Slashdot who gets smugly superior about this and how "stupid companies are" is just being a hypocrite. We have ALL forgotten things in our lives. We've all forgotten an event we were supposed to be at, a bill we were supposed to pay, something we were supposed to bring with us. It happens.

What's more, everyone has been in a situation where something didn't happen because they, and everyone else, assumed someone else was going to deal with it. You don't go and check on everything that ever happens around you or involving you, you mentally categorize things you are and are not responsible for and ignore the latter.

So ya, companies, which are made up of people, can fuck up too. It's amusing, but perfectly normal.

Hah . This is a little bit more than "just forgetting things" It's their bloody JOB.. I mean.. "aw shucks general, I forgoit to reset the safety on that nuke over there" "That's OK sonny boy, we all forget things once in a while..Heck I remember when mah division flattened that village because I forgot to send the recall order" .

about two weeks ago
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People Who Claim To Worry About Climate Change Don't Cut Energy Use

doccus Re:user error (710 comments)

Just in case we don't all change our behavior, though, they're chemtrailing the clouds with barium to lower the average global temp.. All it takes is one massive volcanic eruption and we'll never need an air conditioner again ;-( P.S. I actually like Antarctic cold and the sound of emperor penguins chilling in the 6 months dark.. It might not be for everybody, however....

about two weeks ago
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People Who Claim To Worry About Climate Change Don't Cut Energy Use

doccus Re:user error (710 comments)

Surely, don't you know, that the entire plan of the climate change cabal is to encourage a change in human behavior? After all, look how well it's worked in the drug wars?

about two weeks ago

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