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SOPA/PIPA Would Directly Affect...

hatemonger Re:eh (290 comments)

The problem isn't that the day after the bill gets passed, we'll experience a media blackout. These things happen in steps. Thailand started censoring porn, but once the system and precedent was established they went on to censoring political content. Many, many other countries followed similar paths, starting by censoring some things and then getting worse and worse. (disable javascript to view Wikipedia)

Also, "facilitating the commission" of copyright infringement (which SOPA and PIPA includes in their infringing site definition) is so broad that the many non-tech-savvy judges will be able to be influenced through heavy lobbying by MPAA and the like.

Lastly, H.R. 3261, Title I, 103.d (in SOPA) does allow plaintiffs to issue court orders to service providers from what I understand.

more than 2 years ago
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What Free Antivirus Do You Install On Windows?

hatemonger Re:Uh...Avast? (896 comments)

I get my free porn from torrents, which I would assume are too complicated to explain to your friend. So what did you suggest? Redtube? 4chan? (shudder)

more than 4 years ago
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Court Says Parents Can Block PA "Sexting" Prosecutions

hatemonger Re:Aren't we forgetting something? (383 comments)

Porn seems to be distinguished from naked pictures based solely on community standards. From the still-lingering influence of America's Puritanical origins, the community standards there are rather strict on anything involving sex, nudity, or children.

more than 4 years ago
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Federal Agents Quietly Using Social Media

hatemonger I'm a federal employee (171 comments)

and I monitor /. What now, bitches?

more than 4 years ago
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The Coming Botnet Stock Exchange

hatemonger Re:Bad title (105 comments)

Agreed. My first thought after reading the title was a large network of machines making microsecond stock purchases and sales with other machines, hoping that its algorithms are good enough to turn a profit. Some senior British official proposed a small fee per stock transaction to prevent that from happening, claiming that it would hurt the "buy and hold" stock purchasers, but I hadn't heard anything for a while. Samsonite? I was way off!

more than 4 years ago
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Interview With the Founder of a Video Game Rehab Clinic

hatemonger Re:How I beat my own addiction (59 comments)

My point, which upon re-read was probably too subtle, is that playing games in fun. Who the hell cares if it's virtual? And if you're not having fun, you're doing it wrong.

more than 4 years ago
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Interview With the Founder of a Video Game Rehab Clinic

hatemonger Re:How I beat my own addiction (59 comments)

A few years ago, I started masturbating, well I must admit that I was instantly hooked-up. I spent the next 3 years masturbating hardcore, and became very good at it. Eventually, I managed to become quite skilled and could go for hours at a time. I was very successfull in masturbating... That was until I lost everything, when my -ahem- was blown by a woman and I realized it fely way, way better. In a heartbeat, I lost everything I had, everything I spent time for. I realised that it took only a second to destroy three entire years of efforts. I finally "woke up", stopped masturbating and never touched it again. Peoples need to understand that masturbating is just that - it doesnt result in anything - the only real thing is the time and commitment one can spend on masturbating.

more than 4 years ago
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Interview With the Founder of a Video Game Rehab Clinic

hatemonger Re:Watching TV vs. Playing Video Games (59 comments)

Maybe concentrating on a task that requires hand-eye coordination and lots of thought for more than 2 hours at a time is not healthy.

Um, isn't that what most /. readers do for employment? Except they do it 8 hours a day.

I know I always feel queasy if I've been playing an action game for that amount of time.

Motion sickness when playing 3D games is common; I would hope that you wouldn't suggest that travel by car, ship, or boat is unhealthy because they cause motion sickness.

more than 4 years ago
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Can Imaging Technologies Save Us From Terrorists?

hatemonger No, nor should we expect it to (480 comments)

We can't make the world 100% safe; I don't see why people are so critical of the TSA. They do a decent job at making airports appear secure, which is all that should be expected of them.

more than 4 years ago
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PhD Candidate Talks About the Physics of Space Battles

hatemonger I predict... (361 comments)

Assuming technology exists to accelerate space ships to interplanetarily practical speeds, what's to stop warring planets from accelerating an asteroid in the same way and in the direction of the enemy planet? Or take that acceleration technique and speed up some ball bearings to ridiculous speeds and send them on their way towards something with a predictable position like a space station? Hell, you could use millions of ball bearings like a mine field, because any ship traveling through the bearings will have such a high speed relative to them. I just wonder that if we currently get so butthurt about orbiting space debris, a space war will focus on simple kinetic weapons at huge speeds and from huge distances.

more than 4 years ago
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Autonomous Intelligent Botnets Bouncing Back

hatemonger Re:"Thought that 2009 was the year botnets died?" (152 comments)

I came in here to say this. What idiots thought that botnets died? Oh, wait, I forgot that MSM sometimes pretends they can report on technology without making fools of themselves.

more than 4 years ago
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AT&T's Net Neutrality Doublethink

hatemonger Re:Wouldn't it be nice... (215 comments)

Wait, why do you have to bring 4chan into this?

more than 4 years ago
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Scientists Create Artificial Meat

hatemonger Labeling solution! (820 comments)

“It would be very difficult to label and identify in a way that people would trust.” You could label it as... wait for it... "Artificial Meat"! Apparently I missed the day in school where we were taught not to trust labels on food.

more than 3 years ago
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New York State Testing Emergency Alerts Over Gaming Networks

hatemonger Re:Children are likely to get confused (212 comments)

Games already contain situations that resemble real emergencies and commonly contain simulated alerts where some government official type tells you what is happening. There a possibility of the alert being ignored because people think it's just part of the game. But far worse is children getting scared or taking unsafe actions to evade perceived hazards because they really believe there is a nuclear attack in progress or that mom and dad turned into blood-sucking zombies. After all they have been taught that they can be alerted to an emergency through a game.

Spot on. Queue the War of the Worlds radio broadcast. We can only hope that these alerts would also come with SMS and broadcast TV alerts as well.

more than 4 years ago
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New York State Testing Emergency Alerts Over Gaming Networks

hatemonger Re:There goes that escape hatch... (212 comments)

I fail to see how allowing emergency services to send you in-game messages is an "invasion of privacy". Those channels are mostly filled with 12 year-olds shouting their racist and homophobic opinions anyways. The real question is how the important alert will cut through the chatter, not whether it should be allowed to.

more than 4 years ago
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NVIDIA Ships Decent DX10 Graphics Card For Under $100

hatemonger Re:Um, so? (208 comments)

Three words - why waste money?

more than 4 years ago
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NVIDIA Ships Decent DX10 Graphics Card For Under $100

hatemonger Re:nVidia 9400M (208 comments)

You can almost get a 4870 for less than that which would be DX11 compatible/significantly faster.

Uh, no. That would be 10.1 on any ATI card that starts with 4. Nice try, though.

more than 4 years ago

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Intel delays Larrabee indefinitely

hatemonger hatemonger writes  |  more than 4 years ago

hatemonger (1671340) writes "This past weekend Intel announced that its plans for the graphics processor codenamed 'Larrabee' have been put on hold. According to Reuters, Intel reps cited delays in the project that would make 'Larrabee' uncompetitive. Intel's Nick Knupffer said yesterday that the company had decided to delay plans for the graphics card because Larrabee's silicon and software development are behind where it had hoped they would be at this point in time. Knupffer went on to say that Intel's first Larrabee project would be used as a software development platform for both graphic and high performance computing."
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