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Iceland Considers Internet Porn Ban

fremean Re:fuck you iceland. (684 comments)

Shrugs... If women want to do it let them.

Ban mcdonalds, the kids that work there get scared for life and they get paid minimum wage, less if the megacorp can arrange it..

Why does everyone only care about the harm done to women in porn, I'm sure the men in porn suffer hardship too... sounds sexist to me...

about a year and a half ago

Minecraft Documentary Premiers On Pirate Bay As Well As Xbox Live

fremean Re:Sorry for you connection loss (75 comments)

Your jab is a way of life for some broadband customers, in australia it's quite "normal" for adsl2+ customers to be stuck at 3mbit and damn lucky to get that - on the most expensive or the cheap isps.

about a year ago

Microsoft Makes Direct X 11.1 a Windows 8 Exclusive

fremean Re:Let's hope Steam on Linux gathers... steam (553 comments)

Hehe, don't mind me, I don't take these conversations seriously, I enjoy poking fun without going to the extent of trolling. Truth be told, I use both platforms interchangeably. Tho, I do find Adobe tools frustrating, much like I found itunes insufferable, this is just me tho, no reflection on the tool - I'm clearly not it's target market.

about a year and a half ago

Privacy Advocates Oppose Aussie Data Breach Laws

fremean Re:Notification != punishment (25 comments)

I support being told when someone has unauthorized access to my data... for example... the coles breach a couple of years ago (what you didn't hear about that? not surprised - they only just admitted to it after months of me hounding) and the pizza hut breach (they still won't admit to it)

about 2 years ago

Ubisoft Scales Back Driver DRM

fremean Re:still unacceptable (121 comments)

You don't have to download it to be called a pirate - their logic is "we should be able to sell 20m copies but only sold 5m - 15m must have pirated" regardless of if anyone downloaded a less than legitimate version or not.

more than 2 years ago

Ubisoft Scales Back Driver DRM

fremean Re:Too late... (121 comments)

Sadly they don't care what we think - if we pirate or don't pirate it doesn't matter as they will call you a pirate anyway.

A lost sale = pirate, no it can't possibly be that the game is shit so no-one bought it.... or the DRM is shit so no-one bought it.

As for those who are pissed off about "From Dust" having shit DRM - I have a simple rule for avoiding DRM: Does the box have a Ubisoft logo? Don't buy it.

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: How To Combat IP-Based Censorship?

fremean Re:Options (103 comments)

Yes because the united states is the bastion for free speech.. ask a mexican how they trap wild pigs

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Dealing With the Business Software Alliance?

fremean Re:Yeah. (519 comments)

Pull all the hard disks out of your machines, send them to a relative of a relative of a friend of a relative in some far off place, install new hard disks in all the machines, install Ubuntu, Sabayon or Fedora (A distro that comes with some of the basics to continue working) - work with those for as long as you can (to build up the 'this is not a fresh install' feel) then invite their auditors in with open arms.

more than 2 years ago

China Mandates Wi-Fi Hotspot Traffic Monitoring

fremean China today (83 comments)

Australia tomorrow.

Other slogans:
China, leading Australia
China, Australia's future today.

more than 2 years ago

PS3 "Strong Contender" To Overtake Xbox 360

fremean Well duh (276 comments)

Now it's been hacked... people have to buy 2 - one for psn one for games.

more than 2 years ago

NH Man Arrested For Videotaping Police.. Again

fremean Re:Falsifying evidence? (666 comments)

How did you keep from laughing when they asked you that question?

about 3 years ago

Ubisoft Hops On the Online Pass Bandwagon

fremean Re:Great (134 comments)

I've boycotted them since StarForce...

about 3 years ago

Belgian Newspapers Delisted On Google

fremean About time (385 comments)

I've been saying this for years... Why does google capitulate to idiots when it can simply... literally... ignore them

about 3 years ago

Open Source Software Hijacked To Push Malware

fremean One solution (147 comments)

Shoot them all - preferably with small caliber rounds, many times... Heck, a blunderbuss loaded of bits of broken beer bottle would work nicely.

about 3 years ago

Movie Industry Files Injunction Against UK ISP

fremean Re:So friggin' what! (165 comments)

I don't watch it - but they just assume I've pirated it and watched it.

about 3 years ago

Samsung Wants To See iPhone 5 and iPad 3

fremean Re:Back to the future (136 comments)

Can't we all just get along?!?

more than 3 years ago

Sony Suffers Yet More Security Breaches

fremean Re:Was it really worth it, Sony? (288 comments)

Your box might be connecting to Sony's network, mine would have a rather hard time given that it's not attached to the lan and the firewall still contains rules expressly forbidding it's access to the internet from the days that it was.

I didn't pay $700 for a box I can't pull apart and put back together to whistle dixie if I so choose - I can pull apart a $200 electric projection screen controller and place a new chip in it overriding the functions of the original design and manufacture (as well as significantly increasing it's feature set - I know you ask "what more can a screen do but go up and down?"... I answer "usb & exact positioning"), why the hell can't I do the same with my $700 PS3?

If Sony wanted me to give them control over their device they should have had me lease it... or at the very least presented a contract at the time I was presenting money - not once the sale had taken place.

more than 3 years ago

Sony Suffers Yet More Security Breaches

fremean Re:Was it really worth it, Sony? (288 comments)

Given that more people lost their lives in gun related violence, medical accidents OR motor vehicle accidents (individually, not combined) in that same year (and every year since then) then were lost in combined incidents that made up 9/11... Given the number of civilians the US has killed in the process of retaliating... Given the steps backwards the US has taken in it's other freedoms and rights in fear and retaliation...

Yeh I actually believe the long term issues stemming from rights erosion (some of which people have fought and died for too don't forget) is at least as significant... if not more insidious because you don't even seem to notice it - or care... until one day your door won't unlock for you because a server somewhere has deemed your key invalid.

more than 3 years ago

Ask Slashdot: How Should Sony Compensate PSN Users?

fremean Re:Yeah, I want a Sony Pony too (386 comments)

If you're in one of the few places Sony is making this offer - good for you, I'm yet to see any news of credit protection or monitoring for customers outside of the US.

more than 3 years ago

Sony Encourages Linux On Their Phones

fremean Re:I like Linux (212 comments)

it was clearly marketed because I got wind of it - and if you knew the life I live (no tv, no radio, don't read the news paper) you'd understand that it's some pretty potent marketing if it's going to reach me.

My decision to purchase a PS3 (the only console I've ever purchased) came as a direct result of it having OtherOS and giving me something to play with.

As far as I'm concerned, Sony sold me a 4 legged table to eat breakfast off and do my homework on, then snuck into my house late one night and chopped off one of the legs leaving a note saying that the 4th leg was a security risk and the table still holds breakfast even if it might not hold books.

more than 3 years ago


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