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Australia Moves Toward New Restrictions On Technology Export and Publication

houstonbofh Re:Fishy (82 comments)

In other news, New Zeland got all excited and started making plans for a new software development centre. Because who wants to develop software that may not be able to be sold to a world market? This is one reason so many "American" companies are headquartered in Ireland.

10 hours ago
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To Fight Currency Mismatches, Steam Adding Region Locking to PC Games

houstonbofh Re:Why Steam? Why? (145 comments)

It is not one thing, but an ongoing and never ending collection of things making more and more people decide to pirate entertainment. One (fairly good) argument for it is that if the industry is going to steal our rights and privacy, stealing entertainment is fair game.

11 hours ago
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To Fight Currency Mismatches, Steam Adding Region Locking to PC Games

houstonbofh Re:Why Steam? Why? (145 comments)

Simpler? yes, more profitable? no.

You sure? I will not buy region locked crap. And in spite of what my mother told me, I am not that special. When you can get a better quality product for free with a little more trouble, some people choose that route.

11 hours ago
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Who's To Blame For Rules That Block Tesla Sales In Most US States?

houstonbofh Re:Tesla comment aside (121 comments)

Ergo Politicians suck, because they're ALL built on lies. See ANY MEDIA for details.

Fixed that for you. Seeing evil on only one side works for both sides.

yesterday
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To Fight Currency Mismatches, Steam Adding Region Locking to PC Games

houstonbofh Why Steam? Why? (145 comments)

You have a DRM system that is the least hated (and actually liked in some cases) by the users of any. (And the Linux support is appreciated by a LOT of folks, including me.) Doing this will only fan the flames of hate for a very small increase in revenue. Because people will move or travel, and all there games will stop working, and they will post it all over the net. And you will get zero sympathy for this crap.

yesterday
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Sony Leaks Reveal Hollywood Is Trying To Break DNS

houstonbofh Re:The US Internet Shutdown Switch (370 comments)

I think your are confusing a network with a directory system. And massively underestimating the existing directory system. It only takes on root name server to stay up, and this fails badly. And 3 of them are not in the US, or US controlled.

yesterday
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Sony Leaks Reveal Hollywood Is Trying To Break DNS

houstonbofh Re: The US Internet Shutdown Switch (370 comments)

Root servers actually do not have a lot of IP addresses. They only have the IP addresses of the authoritative server for a domain name. In other words, they are asking to do what they can already do by having netsol change the dns entry.

yesterday
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A Domain Registrar Is Starting a Fiber ISP To Compete With Comcast

houstonbofh Re:Ah Tucows... (65 comments)

Have you downloaded Java lately? Bundling bullshit seems to be required in any software install on Windows now.

yesterday
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A Domain Registrar Is Starting a Fiber ISP To Compete With Comcast

houstonbofh Re:The prophesy is fulfilled! (65 comments)

Comcast as Lucifer? The Prince of Darkness? Source of all Evil?

Not the source... Just a common carrier...

yesterday
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A Domain Registrar Is Starting a Fiber ISP To Compete With Comcast

houstonbofh Re:Yeah, sure, any day now... (65 comments)

I.e. if Comcast uses excess profits from everywhere else to provide ridiculously low priced service (aka walmart breaking into a new market until the competition goes out of business).. then Tucows can't win.

You mean dumping? http://www.heritage.org/resear... Getting bit by this has to be Comcasts bigest fear. If it can lower price in only this market to drive tucows out of the business, it is totally screwed.

yesterday
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A Domain Registrar Is Starting a Fiber ISP To Compete With Comcast

houstonbofh Re:High throughput spamvertising! (65 comments)

Filthy shameless spammer. Still a better love story that Twilight... ^H I mean still a better choice than Comcast.

2 days ago
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A Domain Registrar Is Starting a Fiber ISP To Compete With Comcast

houstonbofh Re:Yeah, sure, any day now... (65 comments)

They are not taking on Comcast. They are taking on Charlottesville, Virginia. And Comcast has to be careful how it fights them or it can lad itself in trouble in ALL of it's other markets. (Or worse, regulated more than it is now.)

2 days ago
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IsoHunt Unofficially Resurrects the Pirate Bay

houstonbofh Re:Other mirrors? (112 comments)

Not a fake, but not an official site either. Just another 3rd party mirror along with thepiratebay.ee and thepiratebay.mobi so not totally trustworthy, but not an obvious trap either.

about a week ago
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3D Printer Owner's Network Puts Together Buyer's Guide

houstonbofh Re:Mod article informative (62 comments)

It is kinda odd to see a traditional slashdot article on slashdot these days...

about a week ago
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3D Printer Owner's Network Puts Together Buyer's Guide

houstonbofh Re:anyone reminded of (62 comments)

It wasn't like in the early days of home computers that somehow every C64 gave a slightly different answer to 2+2, and some crashed, or that they consistently answered 4.1 while Apples gave 3.9 and Ataris answered "blue".

Obviously you missed some of the early computers I used... :)

about a week ago
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Time To Remove 'Philosophical' Exemption From Vaccine Requirements?

houstonbofh Re:There is no vaccine for the worst diseases (1039 comments)

Pregnancy is not a communicable disease.

Well, technically, it is. Sexually transmitted, of course.

about a week ago
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Time To Remove 'Philosophical' Exemption From Vaccine Requirements?

houstonbofh Re:No (1039 comments)

Never specified what "herb." :)

about a week ago
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Time To Remove 'Philosophical' Exemption From Vaccine Requirements?

houstonbofh Re:Still not buying it (1039 comments)

Well, I have not seen this is a while. A long and reasonably well written post where almost every sentence is factually wrong... Impressive.

Logically, if the vaccine really does cure the virus, then the only people affected by an outbreak would be the unvaccinated.

You really need a better understanding of how vaccines work. They do not cure shit. That is called a "cure." A vaccine increases resistance to a virus. This results in either not catching it, or having it pass more quickly. The amount of increase can vary with different people, and in very rare cases it does not increase resistance at all.

But that's clearly not the case.

Well, this statement is correct in it's assessment of your original statement.

So we can't really know that it works as intended.

Yes, we can and we do. On an individual level you can have a titer test to see if you have increased immunity. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medline... On a global level, we can compare places with high rates of vaccination to low rates and see whooping cough explode in Michigan.

We may have evidence that it sometimes works, but it certainly isn't a slam dunk of a technological advancement (as so many here imply every time it comes up) -- and yet we hear calls to force it on others as if it IS a slam dunk.

It is not digital. It is not "Once in and never again." It causes an increase in immunity in the majority of the population. This results in either immunity or shorter and less sick times. That is known and proven. Also, herd immunity is known and proven, and is a "slam dunk."

What we also don't have is long-term data on the side effects -- only an arrogant display of superiority.

Yes we do. A couple hundred years, actually. The smallpox vaccine was created in 1796. Pertussis in 1927.

You people aren't using logic to support your position.

Methinks the lady doth protest too much.

You're using intimidation.

Well, the facts are intimidating, but it is not us making them facts.

What I see here is hardly a noble call for the betterment of society.

This is probably totally true. Perhaps you should look a little more.

What I see is an arrogant, selfish display of superiority, and an utter disrespect for the basic human right of free choice.

You really do find what you look for. If you try hard enough you can even believe that fury porn is normal.

Instead of demonizing the innocent, why not make an honest donation to the multi-billion dollar businesses that produce and promote these vaccines?

And what does this have to do with the price of tea in China? Or should I just stand on a chair and shout "Strawman! Strawman!"

Put your money where your arrogant mouth is.

I do. I pay for vaccines that are not covered by insurance.

about a week ago
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Time To Remove 'Philosophical' Exemption From Vaccine Requirements?

houstonbofh Re:Simple solution (1039 comments)

So all of the people doing this are independently wealthy? Or do you plan to restrict the option only to the independently wealthy?

about a week ago
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Time To Remove 'Philosophical' Exemption From Vaccine Requirements?

houstonbofh Re:No (1039 comments)

This, and create a EULA for the parents to sign whereby they agree to pay for the health needs of those who get sick by proxy.

And? Exactly how much money do you think these people have? All you would get out of it was some herbal tea and an old VW van.

about a week ago

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