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Sony Leaks Reveal Hollywood Is Trying To Break DNS

doccus Well, wouldn't old style IP addresses still work? (378 comments)

If they these sites had a fixed IP.. wouldn't that solve the problem? Maybe they could set up their own DNS server. Also how would it affect sevices like freeDNS?

yesterday
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Amazon UK Glitch Sells Thousands of Products For a Penny

doccus Re:currency (138 comments)

OK.. I'll side with you on this, f you're talking about US fast food.. Tastes like drain cleaner and cardboard, with a bit of stale "mystery freezer food" taste to top it off. And the coffee with the bleach taste? Yummy!

4 days ago
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Amazon UK Glitch Sells Thousands of Products For a Penny

doccus Re:currency (138 comments)

You didn't mention British "pudding".. you like it? Not, I would think ;-)

4 days ago
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Sony Pictures Leak Reveals Quashed Plan To Upload Phony Torrents

doccus Re:Already done? (130 comments)

No, I don't think so.. back when Limewire was popular, they had all sorts of fakes courtesy of some company that specialised in that (don't recall who, now). The torrents are new. I don't know how they deliver their "payload", perhaps when trying to start them., they usually deliver a message such as "This is not a valid torrent".. an improperly constructed one might appear once in a while, but when 3 out of 4 give you that message, something is up.

4 days ago
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Sony Pictures Leak Reveals Quashed Plan To Upload Phony Torrents

doccus Sony "quashed" planbs? They'd be the first.. (130 comments)

Everybody else went ahead with their phony torrents. They're all over the web, and usually have a worm or somesuch. We all know this.. so somehow Sony decided NOT to follow through with it? Suuure..

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

doccus Re:Can you say... (263 comments)

Look, what these snakes are doing is unethical and despicable.The whole pharamaceutical industry is full of rats who only care about their own interests. Any roadblock to their devious practices is welcome. In this case it's a really old trick they thought to implement.. changing one molecule on a chemical so that it's a "new" drug and then they have a brand new patent. The amount of research is negligible to nonexistent, as they already have a whole stockpile of isomers and other similar chemical formulations for almost every drug they supply. They probably have already done the testing as well and they just store the results. When a patent is about to expire they simply contact the FDA , supply the data and ask for approval. Similar drugs like this are also usualy fast tracked by the FDA to allow the company to market them quickly, as well. I mean, have you ever wondered why there's dozens of benzodiazepines (valium style drugs) on the market when the first ones worked so well? Patent expiry. Usually the ones with the best results are marketed first, and then they dig through their research, to find one to replace the one about to expire. Unfortunately, these often were passed over initially because of troublesome side effects, so often each new version is worse than the one it replaced. That's why it always seems that they get worse, or more addictive, or more serious side effects with each new drug. Yet they still get approval from their buddies at FDA. And if you need even more evidence of their complete moral corruptness, when I was more involved in the industry, my partner at the time (an RN) got offered the position of detail saleswoman, in large part because she was also an ex ramp model. She stormed out of the final interview, however, when it was clearly implied that she had to do *anything* to secure the sale (ie a guarantee that the MD would prescribe only their drugs) .. Basically she told me they expected her to prostitute herself for the deal. Although she refused, some other aquantances of ours did not. The money is, after all, extremely good...

5 days ago
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Peru Indignant After Greenpeace Damages Ancient Nazca Site

doccus Re: What the hell is wrong with Millennials?! (465 comments)

I'd like to add that I used to marvel at how all my hippie friends raised their kids, and thinking no good was going to come of this, that if those kids ever have kids of their own we're in real trouble. Well, they did, and we're in trouble. Thankfully some have chosen to carry the burden for the rest of us .. but defacing Nazca is NOT how to do it..

about a week ago
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Peru Indignant After Greenpeace Damages Ancient Nazca Site

doccus Re: What the hell is wrong with Millennials?! (465 comments)

Here's the big problem.. who do you think raised these rotten millenials? The woodstock generation.. a more self serving self righteous generation never existed and I'm ashamed to be part of it...

about a week ago
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Tracking the Mole Inside Silk Road 2.0

doccus Re:blow their minds (81 comments)

Just fire them and give their position to another one that better represents your organization's values.

Bonus points for having the ousted personality publicly burn bridges on the way out the door.

Fire Me, Myself, and AC. Give the position to "I". After all, "I" always think I'm right...

about a week ago
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Ford Ditches Microsoft Partnership On Sync, Goes With QNX

doccus Yay!!!!!!! QNX.. (232 comments)

I've been a diehard supporter of QNX for 14 years, and I'm sure it goes back twice as far, again. Until a few years ago I was always getting updates, but they stopped and I can't log in anymore either. Maybe Blackberry did something, dunno for sure . since I can't remember the email I had back then or my pass I could be at fault. Even so, it's just a rock solid, ultra stable system. I thought it was the best move BB could ever do , aquiring QNX.. And now Ford is using it. Good move... Bank ATMs should have switched to it too, why they went from OS/2 to Windows flummoxed me..

about a week ago
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Excuse Me While I Kiss This Guy: The Science of Misheard Song Lyrics

doccus Re:And the lawsuits (244 comments)

Yes, if you listen casually to early Black Sabbath music, it sounds like a celebration of evil, but if you listen carefully it's actually Christian music. Hell, Iron Maiden's two minutes to midnight is an anti-abortion song. Twisted Sister was hauled in front of Congress for the "bloody" song under the blade; the song is about undergoing surgery.

ER..calling it that might just be a wee bit of a stretch... ;-)

about a week ago
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Excuse Me While I Kiss This Guy: The Science of Misheard Song Lyrics

doccus Re:And the lawsuits (244 comments)

HAh! I can still remember the inventive lyrics I came up with when in a semi - cover band. Unfortunately, none of the stuff we picked had the lyrics handy..

about a week ago
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Congress Passes Bill Allowing Warrantless Forfeiture of Private Communications

doccus And in other news... (379 comments)

Congress quietly also passed a bill allowing searches up everyones crack while asleep in their bedrooms..

about a week ago
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The Case For Flipping Your Monitor From Landscape to Portrait

doccus Great for Google.. but... (567 comments)

Great for Google.. but... not so much else. I pictured a few apps I use regularly, to see if portrait wouild be a help or hindrance. Hindrance every time.

about a week ago
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Fraud Bots Cost Advertisers $6 Billion

doccus Re:Not sure who to cheer for (190 comments)

AND Because businesses can employ someone in India and China much cheaper than in the USA, these corporations believe that US wages should drop too.

Whoopee!! Fifty cents an hour! Boy oh boy the neocon business owners are creaming themselves at the thought!

about two weeks ago
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Fraud Bots Cost Advertisers $6 Billion

doccus Re:Not sure who to cheer for (190 comments)

Agreed. I would have thought that the modest inconvenience of pesky ads, to ensure a free internet would still be worth it to almost everybody. It is to me, considering the alternative..

about two weeks ago
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Canadian Agency Drops Cases Rather Than Deal With New Requirements For ISP Info

doccus Re: Frist Psot! (29 comments)

You spelled "first" wrong.

Aah.. but frist psot has dippaseared..

about two weeks ago
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18th Century Law Dredged Up To Force Decryption of Devices

doccus Re:5th Admendment? (446 comments)

Yeah, but they're still dinosaurs. And we (or many of us) eat dinnosaur eggs every morning. So this begs the question.. were cro-magnons Morg and Clog smart enough to collect archaeopteryx eggs? Or would they have had to have a braincase the size of Neandarthal to figure that one out? Or was new "wife" he clubbed and drag into cave by hair the one who did the dirty deed of raiding archaeopteryx nests? PS apparently since Neandarthals had bigger brains than we do they would have figured out 4th dimension travel by now, had they been the dominant species. Maybe that's why the 2 foot long skull "humans" wiped Neandarthal out?

about two weeks ago
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Kim Dotcom Faces Jail At Bail Hearing

doccus Re:So sad (166 comments)

Actually, the US was only the preferred place of immigration for nazis if they worked for the gov't in high security positions, such as the US missile program etc. Good 'ol Nazi know-how for the American war machine...

about three weeks ago

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