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Assange: Google Is Not What It Seems

dosius Re:Oh yeah, that guy (288 comments)

He's just the face and the bullseye on the target.

about a week ago
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Will Fiber-To-the-Home Create a New Digital Divide?

dosius Rather... (291 comments)

It will simply widen the existing one.

about a week ago
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Lost Opportunity? Windows 10 Has the Same Minimum PC Requirements As Vista

dosius Re:Why still 32bit builds? (554 comments)

Probably to entice the last few (million) XP holdouts.

about a month ago
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David Cameron Says Brits Should Be Taught Imperial Measures

dosius Re:FP? (942 comments)

Canada was probably willing to do it just to be different from America.

America wants to be different from the rest of the universe because they think they're special. Well, as I can prove, they're not special, they're special ed!

about a month ago
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David Cameron Says Brits Should Be Taught Imperial Measures

dosius Re:FP? (942 comments)

You think changing the UK is hard, try changing just one state in the US.

about a month ago
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David Cameron Says Brits Should Be Taught Imperial Measures

dosius Re:Idiot (942 comments)

US recipes use US measurements, but a lot of recipes I've seen from elsewhere do in fact use metric.

about a month ago
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David Cameron Says Brits Should Be Taught Imperial Measures

dosius FP? (942 comments)

It's time for national units to finally be put out to pasture. Both US units and UK units.

-uso.

about a month ago
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Flurry of Scans Hint That Bash Vulnerability Could Already Be In the Wild

dosius It's been in bash a while. (318 comments)

The vuln test shows 3.01 has the weakness too.

dash, Busybox ash and ksh93, afaict, do not.

about a month ago
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Debian Switching Back To GNOME As the Default Desktop

dosius Re:Why not KDE (403 comments)

MATE is also more familiar to users of previous versions of Debian, which is why I use it on my netbook.

about a month ago
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Link Between Salt and High Blood Pressure 'Overstated'

dosius Re:Obviously. (291 comments)

I know, it's like nobody can make up their damn minds what's good for you, what's bad for you, how about, if we lived well on it 100, 150, 200 years ago it's prolly still damn fine today?

about 1 month ago
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Choose Your Side On the Linux Divide

dosius Re:My opinion on the matter. (826 comments)

"What's broken exactly?" - PRECISELY.

You got a bunch of "upstarts" who don't know, or don't care, about Linux's roots and want to turn it into something it just never was meant to be, something other than, well, a *x. And I'll fight that derailment like a tiger if need be.

about 2 months ago
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Scientists Baffled By Unknown Source of Ozone-Depleting Chemical

dosius Re:Easy, India or China (303 comments)

I can think of a certain group of American Republicans who would do exactly that...

about 2 months ago
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Rightscorp's New Plan: Hijack Browsers Until Infingers Pay Up

dosius Re:Unconstitutinal (376 comments)

You'd be surprised. I bet a LOT of judges would in fact be that stupid.

about 2 months ago
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Snowden Granted 3 More Years of Russian Residency

dosius Re:Meanwhile ... (266 comments)

AFAICT, Snowden didn't reveal anything that wasn't plain as the noses on our faces already.

-uso.

about 3 months ago
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Comcast Confessions

dosius Re:It's common (234 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.

about 3 months 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 4 months 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 4 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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