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Wikipedia's "Complicated" Relationship With Net Neutrality

gsslay Re: Good (108 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.)

yesterday
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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.

yesterday
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BT Blocking Private Torrent Sites?

gsslay Re:thepiratebay.se (72 comments)

If i can't download my stuff

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

yesterday
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Sony Pictures Computer Sytems Shut Down After Ransomware Hack

gsslay Re:Dear Sony, I am delighted! (154 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.

2 days ago
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Cameron Accuses Internet Companies Of Giving Terrorists Safe Haven

gsslay Re:Its even worse than that (178 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?

2 days ago
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Sony Pictures Computer Sytems Shut Down After Ransomware Hack

gsslay Re:Dear Sony, I am delighted! (154 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.

2 days ago
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Sony Pictures Computer Sytems Shut Down After Ransomware Hack

gsslay Re:Dear Sony, I am delighted! (154 comments)

Keep up. We're discussing Bluray and Cinavia.

2 days ago
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Sony Pictures Computer Sytems Shut Down After Ransomware Hack

gsslay Re:Dear Sony, I am delighted! (154 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?

2 days ago
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Sony Pictures Computer Sytems Shut Down After Ransomware Hack

gsslay Re:Dear Sony, I am delighted! (154 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.

2 days ago
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Bidding In Government Auction of Airwaves Reaches $34 Billion

gsslay Re:United States (82 comments)

Which federal government?

3 days ago
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Bidding In Government Auction of Airwaves Reaches $34 Billion

gsslay United States (82 comments)

Would it have hurt to mention which government ?

3 days ago
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Amnesty International Releases Tool To Combat Government Spyware

gsslay Re:Don't bother. (94 comments)

Fair enough. But if you think you are interesting enough for the NSA to be watching you (so much so that you download and use this tool) you may have just done enough to make you interesting enough for NSA to watch you.

about a week ago
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Your Incompetent Boss Is Making You Unhappy

gsslay Re:How do you get good people to step up? (204 comments)

Employees having been whining about their boss' incompetence since the beginning of time. A large percentage of them reckon they can do their bosses job, and better.

And then one day they have to do a bosses job. That's when they find out that there's way more to it than they imagined.

about two weeks ago
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How YouTube Music Key Will Redefine What We Consider Music

gsslay Re:Hubris. (105 comments)

I don't think I will ever consider music as videos. That is what YouTube does; videos. Music is sound, it is not visuals. This is a fundamental difference that is not up for redefining.

about two weeks ago
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What Happens When Nobody Proofreads an Academic Paper

gsslay Re:Lap dog (170 comments)

Yes these things happen all the time. Which is why anyone with a shred of professionalism and experience doesn't add crap like this to a paper that will be read by external people at some point. If you have a habit of doing this, it will catch you out eventually.

about two weeks ago
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Washington Dancers Sue To Prevent Identity Disclosure

gsslay Re:Open records isn't the issue here (461 comments)

There is no professional service being offered that a license would affect.

FTFY.

about two weeks ago
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Big Data Knows When You Are About To Quit Your Job

gsslay Re:The tyranny of averages (185 comments)

So the headline should be;

Big Data guess quite well when the average employee may quit a job, on average, usually.

But that doesn't make as good a click-bait.

about three weeks ago
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Tech Recruiters Defend 'Blacklists,' Lack of Feedback, Screening Techniques

gsslay Re:Poaching by recruiters (253 comments)

Recruitment companies are two-faced liars and parasites who play the company off the employee. Never forget this when dealing with them from either side.

about three weeks ago
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Tech Recruiters Defend 'Blacklists,' Lack of Feedback, Screening Techniques

gsslay Re:Goal in life (253 comments)

Maybe AC is not the original poster?

about three weeks ago

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gsslay gsslay writes  |  about 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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