top New Prenda Law Shell Corp Threatening to Tell Your Neighbors You Pirated Porn
How can this tactic not qualify as defamation? With the huge number of screwed up lawsuits over bittorrent piracy going on, it would only be a short while before they "outed" the wrong person...and then they would be liable. What then? They apologize and hope that they don't get sued? Screw that. They start this mess, they mess with the wrong person, the first thing would be "lawyer up!" and counter file against them--and make them eat their words.
top Lego Accused of Racism With Star Wars Set
You know, I'd take the claim a hell of a lot more seriously if they hadn't waited so damn long since the first appearance of the character in Episode VI. This whole thing just smacks of BS to me. I don't recall any other "asian" group complaining about Jabba. No, this is all about "appease us or we'll throw a fit!"
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top Soda Ban May Hit the Big Apple
Does he plan to ban the sale of booze and tobacco as well? They're far more dangerous to the health of the populace than 32 ounces of Mountain Dew.
top US Judge Rules Defendant Can Be Forced To Decrypt Hard Drive
No. You cannot be compelled to break the law.
top Ask Slashdot: Handing Over Personal Work Without Compensation?
You need to tell the bosses that because you just saved the company mucho moolah by doing this haphazardly, you deserve a raise; otherwise you no longer feel comfortable supporting the code since that's really not your job. Sure, it works *now*, but later you can't really expect. Who knows what bugs crept in when you weren't looking--after all, this is way above your pay grade.
Also, look into being able to write off your personal time/equipment on your taxes, since that's where the development was taking place. Additionally, see if FLSA kicks in, since you pretty much volunteered time/effort to the company without compensation.
top Red Cross Debates If Virtual Killing Violates International Humanitarian Law
If they agree that this is valid, then just thinking about robbing a bank is the same as actually doing it. Thoughtcrime, anyone?
top Mario's Raccoon Suit Enrages PETA
I will listen to what they have to say when they stop being the world's #1 pet euthanizer. They kill more adoptable animals each year than anyone else, so they don't have a right to claim the moral high-ground.
top So Long, CmdrTaco, and Thanks For All The Posts
...You magnificent bastard! Have fun being
... uh... just plain "Rob," I guess... Or something. Anyway, take care! :)
top id Software's
RAGE To Ship With Mod Tools
...does this game just look like practically every other game out there? I'm not enthusiastic about it. The physics of the car just looked wrong to me. I don't know, maybe that was still some early stuff, but for me to want this they'll have to do more. Lots more. And it's still a damn FPS. Enough already! The market is flooded with them, and none of them are any better than Doom 3 was. Ugh. Someone, please develop a new gaming paradigm so we can lose the FPS once and for all.
Hurt Locker File-Sharing Subpoenas Begin
I have not seen "The Hurt Locker," and probably never will; this mode of profit generation makes me not to even rent the damn thing, so they can suck it. Every person I know who saw this movie said the EXACT same thing: it sucked balls. I believe them, because everyone I read online says the same thing. This is why I haven't seen this movie, nor have I pirated it just out of some form of curiosity. It was not advertised where I live, and if it was at the theater, it was there less than 5 days. That's why this movie made no damn money! I go to the movies all the freakin' time, and this one was NEVER there at my local 12-plex...or at the 8-plex across town. No ads=no revenue. There you go. I don't give a shit if it won an award or not, that's meaningless. I've seen plenty of movies with "Best Picture" awards and thought they sucked ass through a pipe. Plus, they're going after IP Addresses. Wow. What a shitty way to tell if someone grabbed your crappy flick. IPs change all the time, it's a DHCP lease. So all you know is that someone with that IP at that time was in the swarm. Ok, so that means it was them at that time, right? Not on your life, IP spoofing is common. So are Proxies. You cannot trust IPs one iota when you're in a swarm. Not at all. And these chumps think that is the smoking gun for their lawsuit? Wow, they don't understand how shit works, do they? Also, keep in mind that these lawyers signed a contract with the movie studio: they keep 70% of all the money they get from the lawsuit. See a flaw there? Yeah, the big one you can drive a truck through? Yeah, that one.... gimme a break. They won't see a dime in money from a lawsuit like this (nobody ever has); and what's more it's nothing more than extortion along the lines of "Hey, give us money or we break your stuff!" Not cool.
top Tracking Down Wi-Fi Interference?
With my issue, both my neighbor and I were on channel 6, and I was still being interfered with. Once I went to 7 it was fine.
top Tracking Down Wi-Fi Interference?
What I had to do... "sudo iwlist eth1 scan" from the terminal. After you provide password, you get a listing of all the available wifi routers in range. One will be yours, check the channel it is on; compare it to all the other routers that show up in the list. Make sure that you are not sharing a channel with any of them. (I.E.: change the channel your router is on.) This is what solved my issue.
top RIAA Says LimeWire Owes $1.5 Trillion
Are we supposed to believe that file sharing on Limewire does more economic damage than the giant oil spill in the Gulf? Their perspective is highly skewed and outright wrong.
top Police Officers Seek Right Not To Be Recorded
If the cops are doing nothing wrong, then why do they have issue with being recorded? Isn't that the exact same logic they use against other people? Why are they afraid...after all, they're all noble, upstanding members of society and would never abuse their power... right?
top Decency Group Says "$#*!" Is Indecent
...If only there was this way to, you know, make sure that the content blasted onto a TV that I dislike isn't displayed on the screen or pumped through the speakers... A switch or knob, perhaps.... Hmmm,
top US Supreme Court Upholds Indefinite Confinement
...how soon will they decide that this can be applied to anyone they deem to be a potential threat of even the slightest amount? Served your time? Sucks to be you! You're on the "dangerous persons list," so your rights to be released don't matter!
Fuck that shit. My country has gone down the tubes when a few assholes can say "you're dangerous," and you can be hauled away and never see the light of day again--no trial, no charges that would stick in any competent count...you're just gone. The America I knew and loved died and was replaced by some zombie controlled by a cruel puppet-master.
top Mpeg 7 To Include Per-Frame Content Identification
They think this will somehow stop or deter video piracy. They're so cute, thinking they're humans and all....
top Pope Rails Against the Internet and Transparency
""At a conference on digital media at the Vatican, Pope Benedict XVI attacked the idea of transparency in the Internet age, warning that digital transparency exacerbates tensions between nations and within nations themselves and increases the 'dangers of
... intellectual and moral relativism,'" Transparency also made it a LOT easier for people to learn about the boy butt-raping priesthood and the cover-up from high up. Certainly, this is more of the reason (to save the Church from embarrassment) than to protect anything (or anyone) else.
top What Advice For a Single Parent As Server Admin?
...you really have trust issues with your kidlets. However, Here's something I would try.
Set up a NIS server master which also has the router/firewall/ACL/etc on it. All the kids' computers are Linux NIS clients reporting to the master server. The master server can lock accounts so they can't log in anywhere when being punished for being a kid. The server will control access times (and who can access what), plus it can act as a central storage location (in addition to the NIS profiles) for files or what have you. And since each profile is roaming, anyone can log on anywhere and still access their accounts/data/stuff. With a good and secure root password on each workstation, the kids can't install anything you don't want them to have (like torrent programs), and there are several antivirus/antimalware solutions (free) for Linux use that will serve your purpose nicely.
top Legislator Wants Cancer Warnings For Cell Phones
This is retarded. They don't cause cancer. That's been proven. Can I get a sticker that says "Stickers may cause lung parasites?" No, why? Because it's stupid. These fucking idiots want to swim with the scientists but they aren't even qualified to get out of the kiddie pool with their floater-level intellect.
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