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FBI Confirms Open Investigation Into Gamergate

gsslay Re:"gate" (552 comments)

Watergategategate - conspiracy theory regarding why this retrofitting has not yet been done.

3 days ago
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FBI Confirms Open Investigation Into Gamergate

gsslay Re:Most Unbiased Slashdot Gamergate Article (552 comments)

But, but, but you don't understand! Gamers are having games that are no good forced on them through an evil conspiracy by game companies with journalists! They are having to spend hours trudging through dull games that are not fun! They are being blackmailed into spending thousands on in-game purchases, otherwise they won't reach level 100 and their lives will be worthless!

The number of basic human rights that are being violated here are beyond count! Why does no-one care??!!

3 days ago
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Top Five Theaters Won't Show "The Interview" Sony Cancels Release

gsslay Re:Until Sony caved, yes.... (582 comments)

Another internet tough guy.

Look at it this way. Are you prepared to go see a mediocre movie, where there's a slight chance of the cinema being targeted for a terrorist attack (made greater because it is the only cinema showing it), just to prove a point? And if the worse happened, you (or your bereaved family) would in no way ever consider suing both cinema and Sony for negligence in showing it, when they knew there was a chance of this happening?

If you aren't prepared to do all the above, why should anyone else?

4 days ago
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Sony Demands Press Destroy Leaked Documents

gsslay Re: First amendment? (250 comments)

2. "Rudin called Angelina Jolie a "minimally talented spoiled brat" in an email exchange with Pascal." Outrageous!! How dare a film producer hold a negative opinion about an actress!!

3. Erm, isn't holding personal info exactly what HR departments are supposed to do? If this related to company health insurance policies, how are they expected to not know about it? Isn't the real crime here the deliberate leaking of this private information?

4. No, what you have there is evidence that Jennifer Lawrence staring in a movie is worth less than Christian Bale or Bradley Cooper. Unfortunate for Lawrence, but I think she'll manage to struggle by.

about a week ago
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Microsoft To US Gov't: the World's Servers Are Not Yours For the Taking

gsslay Re:Hiding evidence (192 comments)

Let's look at it this way.

Say, for instance, it has been suggested a popular soft drink gave you cancer. The company who make the drink have investigated this, found it to be true, but are spending millions covering up, denying and rubbishing the suggestions. We're talking a massive scale lie and fraud here. They are being so successful at doing this that you are convinced, and are happily continuing to consume the drink. You've got a can of it by your computer right now.

A few years from now you're going to discover you've been lied to, and it's almost certainly going to kill you.

Still think you'll have nothing to complain about? Did they force you to buy that can? Are they putting it to your lips? Nope, it's all your decision. The fact that you are being tricked doesn't matter. Man up, sucker.

about two weeks ago
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How Relevant is C in 2014?

gsslay Re:C is very relevant in 2014, (641 comments)

It's like when you drunk drive and think you're just fine.

Well the problem there is you're drunk, not that you can drive. C is a great language, and it gives its programmers a great deal of power and flexibility. But with that comes responsibility not to code like an idiot. If you're going to wield its power carelessly, of course you're a danger.

Perhaps C's greatest weakness is that it places too much trust in the coder, where other languages don't.

about two weeks ago
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UK MP Says ISPs Must Take Responsibility For Movie Leaks, Sony Eyes North Korea

gsslay Re:MPs conflict of interests (216 comments)

I'd rather not bare this MP at all, in mind or otherwise.

But I'll bear your suggestion in mind.

about three weeks ago
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Is a "Wikipedia For News" Feasible?

gsslay Re:US Centric? (167 comments)

Examples?

The BBC is regularly berated by the current government. And by all other political parties. Which is usually a good indication that they're getting it right.

about three weeks ago
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Wikipedia's "Complicated" Relationship With Net Neutrality

gsslay Re: Good (134 comments)

No, I think you'll find that was written in all seriousness. Not all writers and readers of Conservapedia may agree whole-heartedly on its sentiments, but Conservapedia has never had a problem with contributors bringing their own personal opinions into edits. (As long as they don't markedly differ from the owners of Conservapedia.)

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: How to make a gaming PC 'wife friendly' for living room use.

gsslay Don't waste your time (3 comments)

You really are new at this marriage thing, aren't you? Start constructing your man-cave, it will be the only acceptable location for your gaming. Half way solutions, no matter how well they address they claimed problems, is just wasting your time before the inevitable.

about three weeks ago
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BT Blocking Private Torrent Sites?

gsslay Re:thepiratebay.se (80 comments)

If i can't download my stuff

Aren't you the entitled one? It isn't your stuff.

about three weeks ago
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Sony Pictures Computer Sytems Shut Down After Ransomware Hack

gsslay Re:Dear Sony, I am delighted! (155 comments)

Well that seems like a reasonable request, but companies are not obliged to help you fix the situation you've got yourself into. You in a situation where you am 100% to blame, but somehow you get to demand that the company assist you?

If I bought a Blueray and lost the case, so I no longer knew who appears in it, are the company obliged to run a service where I can buy an empty case to replace it? After all, I already have the disk, and my licence, they have no right to force me to buy them again!

Or if I bought a pack of cards, do I get to demand that the manufacturer of the cards also sells single cards, for when I lose one? What use is a pack missing one card? I demand the manufacturer provides this service because I am a customer who has already purchased 51 cards!

There comes a point when there is no profit to be made in helping out customers who are in a position of their own doing. Companies have no obligation to provide additional services that don't benefit them.

about a month ago
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Cameron Accuses Internet Companies Of Giving Terrorists Safe Haven

gsslay Re:Its even worse than that (183 comments)

I believe a great many criminal acts get discussed on the streets on London. What is Boris Johnstone and the London councils doing about it, or are they providing a self haven for these people?

about a month ago
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Sony Pictures Computer Sytems Shut Down After Ransomware Hack

gsslay Re:Dear Sony, I am delighted! (155 comments)

Your license to play the movie is on the disk. Sony wants to verify this license. If you break the disk, you have destroyed your license. If you copy the disk without the license on it, you cannot prove you have a license.

Unless you're expecting Sony to keep a record of all those who have purchased a licence, by whatever means through millions of retail channels, you need to be the one who retains the licence. If you destroy the license, or keep it elsewhere, what proof do you have that you are licensed?

I'm not saying it isn't a pain, but it's perfectly logical and reasonable.

about a month ago
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Sony Pictures Computer Sytems Shut Down After Ransomware Hack

gsslay Re:Dear Sony, I am delighted! (155 comments)

Keep up. We're discussing Bluray and Cinavia.

about a month ago
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Sony Pictures Computer Sytems Shut Down After Ransomware Hack

gsslay Re:Dear Sony, I am delighted! (155 comments)

I'm not seeing the problem with a company, if that is how they wish to conduct their business, making it hard for people to duplicate their output without payment. Exactly what is "consumer hostile" about ensuring consumers have paid for what they consume? Hint for you; if you didn't pay for it, you are not a customer of the company, and why should they care if you are inconvenienced?

If you buy a BluRay disk and ruin it, then that's your problem and you should take more care. Why should the company who sold you it be obliged to do anything about it?

about a month ago
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Sony Pictures Computer Sytems Shut Down After Ransomware Hack

gsslay Re:Dear Sony, I am delighted! (155 comments)

Seriously, are people still on about this?

The root kit scandal was a case of corporate ham-fisted ignorance dabbling in something they knew too little about. A ransomware attack on a different arm of the company, 9 years later, affecting people who had absolutely nothing to do with the root kit, is a criminal act.

If you're wearing a smile because of this you have very strange ideas about what's morally right, and really should be finding something more positive in life to make you happy.

about a month ago
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Bidding In Government Auction of Airwaves Reaches $34 Billion

gsslay Re:United States (85 comments)

Which federal government?

about a month ago
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Bidding In Government Auction of Airwaves Reaches $34 Billion

gsslay United States (85 comments)

Would it have hurt to mention which government ?

about a month ago

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gsslay gsslay writes  |  more than 8 years ago

gsslay (807818) writes "Everyone must have noticed a surge in spam recently, particularly for stock pump 'n' dump scams. The Register reports that anti-spam companies have seen a 30% increase in the last two months and, more worryingly, more of this spam is getting through to mailboxes due to the spammers change in tactics. Rather than use unsecured mail relays spammers are using bot nets, making spam harder to identify and eliminate. Bounced spam is also on the up, and some experts reckon it's past time to start worrying.

I know 90% of all email through my domain is either spam or bounced spam and more than ever is evading my ISP's spam filter. It's been predicted often enough before, but is email set to drown in a sea of dross? As one of the experts says; what's needed to stop spam is for people to stop doing business with it. But as the response rate to spam goes down, spammers are only increasing their output to compensate."

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