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Comcast Confessions

dosius Re:It's common (209 comments)

That's the trick, isn't it? Put an old lady on the line so you won't have the heart to fight back.

-uso.

8 hours ago
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DC Entertainment Won't Allow Superman Logo On Murdered Child's Memorial Statue

dosius Re:Trademark issues (249 comments)

Why not the pentagon without the S?

-uso.

about three weeks ago
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Lessig's Mayday PAC Scrambling To Cross Crowd Funding Finish Line

dosius Re:Embrace the irony? (117 comments)

Sorry, I'm Caucasian. :P

about three weeks ago
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Lessig's Mayday PAC Scrambling To Cross Crowd Funding Finish Line

dosius Re:Embrace the irony? (117 comments)

Grassroots campaigns? You mean Koch Industries-driven corporate astroturf?

By the way, I receive SSI disability (because as a result of diagnosed mental issues I am unemployable, and I have effectively no family); furthermore I am under the LGBT umbrella - the Tea Party types have been very vocal in saying that they consider my type to be a waste of oxygen, and wouldn't want my support even if I were willing to give it to them.

about three weeks ago
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Lessig's Mayday PAC Scrambling To Cross Crowd Funding Finish Line

dosius Re: Embrace the irony? (117 comments)

I know what they CLAIM to represent, and I know what they represent in their words and deeds.

Most of the ones who I've heard open their mouths are blatant christofascists, historical revisionists, racists, sexists, etc. My assessment that they want to turn us into a "Christian Saudi Arabia" is based on their words and deeds (listen to their talking points, there's a lot of Christian nation, Seven Mountains Mandate and the like talk).

about three weeks ago
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Lessig's Mayday PAC Scrambling To Cross Crowd Funding Finish Line

dosius Re:Embrace the irony? (117 comments)

The Tea Party? You mean the religiots bent on turning our country into Saudi Arabia with crosses? No thank you.

about three weeks ago
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Former NSA Chief Warned Against Selling NSA Secrets

dosius Re:Laugh-worthy (138 comments)

Some employers try, with non-compete clauses.

about a month ago
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EU's Top Court May Define Obesity As a Disability

dosius Re:on behalf of america (625 comments)

A little bit doesn't hurt (I like Italian dressing but hate every other kind), but too much and you've basically buried your salad in oil, wrecking the whole point.

When I order a sub at SubWay, I used to order it with oil and vinegar as dressing. Lately, I kept the vinegar but dropped the oil.

about a month and a half ago
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EU's Top Court May Define Obesity As a Disability

dosius Re:on behalf of america (625 comments)

Oh, and of course, coming from a situation of scarcity, they would not accept "I've had enough" while there was still food on the plate... So from a young age we're raised on the wrong idea of how big a meal should be and taught to ignore the signals our bodies tell us when we've had enough. Now we're no longer capable of recognising those signals, assuming our bodies still bother sending them at all. We're the ones who have to measure and track to compensate for that broken feedback loop.

Absolutely agree with you here, having had a lot of that "happy plate" stuff shoved down my throat (and more literally than you'd think, too). It's hell just to cut my meal size in half, because I'm so used to "eat until sated".

Now, back on topic: no, it should absolutely *not* be considered a disability. If you're genuinely overweight or obese due to medical conditions, those medical conditions are your disability, not your obesity.

Agree here too.

about a month and a half ago
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The Government Can No Longer Track Your Cell Phone Without a Warrant

dosius FP? (173 comments)

Doesn't mean they won't keep doing it anyway.

about a month and a half ago
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Bug In DOS-Based Voting Machines Disrupts Belgian Election

dosius Re:Paltry (193 comments)

We've always used MECHANICAL voting machines here.

about 2 months ago
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Fiat Chrysler CEO: Please Don't Buy Our Electric Car

dosius Re:Fixed costs & whining (462 comments)

Well, Fiats are kind-of infamous for being cheap junk, aren't they?

about 2 months ago
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Game of Thrones Author George R R Martin Writes with WordStar on DOS

dosius Whatever works. (522 comments)

I'd be one to use WordPerfect 5, because of its bare minimum UI in edit mode.

about 3 months ago
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The GNOME Foundation Is Running Out of Money

dosius Here's hoping. (693 comments)

Maybe GNOME will dry up and wither away, and most likely MATE will survive - because MATE is the GNOME people want.

about 4 months ago
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Microsoft Posts Source Code For MS-DOS and Word For Windows

dosius Re:Why are they posting old source code? (224 comments)

MASM, probably, but every MASM I've tried - 1.1, 3.0, 4.0, 4.1, 5.1 - chokes and dies on it. Let me know if you get 'em to roll - I'd like to create some custom bins and take 'em for a spin. xD

-uso.

about 4 months ago
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Firefox 29 Beta Arrives With UI Overhaul And CSS3 Variables

dosius Re:New UI? (256 comments)

It's why I use Seamonkey, they don't change the UI willy-nilly, but it's Firefox under the hood.

about 4 months ago
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Measles Outbreak In NYC

dosius People need to realize... (747 comments)

People need to realize that Andrew Wakefield, the father of the anti-vax movement as we know it today, was discredited and disgraced for the shoddiness of his so-called "research".

Oh yeah, and he had a vested interest in kids not getting MMR vax - I think he had ownership of a patent on a different rubella-only vaccine. Herp derp.

about 5 months ago
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Microsoft's Attempt To Convert Users From Windows XP Backfires

dosius Re:WHAT? (860 comments)

He said Mac, not iPad.

about 5 months ago

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The Subber Wars

dosius dosius writes  |  more than 9 years ago

I started work on my fansub projects back in 1999, when VHS was still the order of the day for most fansubbers. A lot of my earlier work was never really released because I just didn't have the means to finalize my subs back then. All I had was a 486 and a TV, and no way to get images from one to the other. So I just put the subs on one screen and the video on the other.

Then 2003 rolled around and I finally had the capability of creating fansubs. The Celeron/700 was a piece of junk then, and it's a piece of junk now, but it was up to the task. I churned out a few test subs in VCD format, and eventually released one of them, the first version of my Sailor Moon R 67.

Later, I decided to make use of what I had learned over these many years, when a group released a sub of the new live-action Sailor Moon that had a few questionable lines inserted into it. I started my work on it, and soon, another group came out with a "clean" sub of their own.

When the parody sub source dried up, after the third episode, I said I had intentions to continue my project, and that I would use whatever source I had available to guide me along that path, and I specifically mentioned this group that was still subbing. They got mad; I backed off. A friend of mine supplied me with a translation of his own and I edited and released that instead. However, to this day, the other fansub group still rants and raves, claiming I stole their scripts. That other group is TV-Nihon.

My question is, when did subbing stop being about providing a service for the fans, and start being a popularity contest, or - worse - a turf war? When did it stop being normal and accepted for one fansubber to correct another's flaws, and release a superior product with due credit? When did fansub groups become monstrous entities run by people who couldn't care less about the FANS?

I come from the old school of fansubbing, and merely use digisubbing methods because they are more convenient and accessible to me and to my fellow fans. I don't care about being the 1337est fansubber on the block, I just want to please the fans. And most of them are quite easy to please. Really, the only exceptions are those who seem to be mind-controlled by rival fansubbers. (TV-Nihon certainly seems to have a cult of personality revolving around their bossman KingRanger.)

I have gone out of the way to pacify KingRanger of TV-Nihon but he seems to want no less than my head on a platter, or at the very least, my complete departure from fansubbing, which I refuse to give him, so the war continues, and I am fighting defensively. It is a war I do not wish to fight but that I must not give up.

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If you could rewrite the Star Wars prequel trilogy...

dosius dosius writes  |  more than 9 years ago

If you could rewrite the Star Wars prequel trilogy, how would you write it?

Lots of us hate the Star Wars prequel trilogy because, face it, it's just not Star Wars-y enough. What the hell was Lucas thinking when he put in midichlorians, bounce-off-the-walls Yoda, and Jar Jar Binks? And why does he feel the need to mess with the original movies to make them look like the crap he's putting out now? And how come they just don't fit with the storyline we know from the original movies?

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