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Ask Slashdot: What Is a Reasonable Way To Deter Piracy?

jasen666 Re:original poster here (687 comments)

I'm not Mr Iwantyoutopay.
I am Mr Takeresponsiblityforyourdamnselfasshole.
The irresponsibility you and others like you exhibit costs merchants millions of dollars. Since you see no direct loss, you don't give a shit, and through negligent action may as well just hand your cards over to identity thieves and take a kickback from them.

about a year and a half ago

Ask Slashdot: What Is a Reasonable Way To Deter Piracy?

jasen666 Re:life-long updates (687 comments)

You've had to replace over 30 CARDS because they were compromised and yet have the balls to say it's paranoid to not give out your details to just anyone?
Fucking really? Are you insane?

I'm careful about who I trust with my card details and have never once had one of them compromised. I don't care how trivial you think it is to have to dispute the charges, then cancel & reissue the card. Most of us do not care to have such a blaise attitude about identity theft and fraud.
This fraud also costs the merchants and card companies real money--which you may not be on the hook for Mr Whogivesafuck, but we all end up paying eventually in price increases, fees, and higher interest rates.

about a year and a half ago

How Proxied Torrents Could End ISP Subpoenas

jasen666 Re:Please think of the children. (307 comments)

The method being presented here would only have you proxying the actual files you are downloading yourself, not just any random thing.

about a year and a half ago

Ask Slashdot: Should Employers Ban Smartphones?

jasen666 Re:No persuasion required (510 comments)

Data is still at risk. I can take a screenshot of those pixels.

about a year and a half ago

French ISP Blocking Web Ads By Default

jasen666 Re:Good. (317 comments)

Yep. That information repetition is especially noticeable when watching certain shows on a service like Netflix.

about a year and a half ago

Has Lenovo Taken the Top PC Manufacturer Spot From HP?

jasen666 Re:Why would you buy from either one? (99 comments)

I bought two Lenovo laptops in the last six months or so (one for me and one for the woman) and I quite enjoy them. Not high-end models, just $400-450 range. The construction quality and finish seems nice, they weren't loaded down with bloatware... I have no complaints at all. The HPs and Toshibas in the same price range that the Office Depot drone was trying to push on me just didn't feel very solid. Cheap plasticy feeling. The sound system on mine (G series) is probably the best I've heard in a laptop.
I've had Dells for the last few years, provided by my company, and I really didn't have any complaints about the Latitudes either, although I'd prefer to work on the Lenovo now.

about 2 years ago

Some Hotspot Operators Secretly Intercept, Insert Ads In Web Pages

jasen666 Re:HTTP Policies (273 comments)

Bull. Shit.
Different hotels in the same town, next door to each other, have wildly different policies. Budget hotels offer free WiFi almost universally, along with other freebies in EVERY CITY. The more you pay for your room, the more likely it is you will be nickel and dimed for every little thing you use. It's been this way forever. It makes no damn sense to me either. I get free shit with my $80 room, but with the $200 room they tack on surcharges for wiping my ass with the window open.

more than 2 years ago

US Threatens Spain For Not Implementing SOPA-Like Law

jasen666 Re:correct response: "OK, put me on the list." (508 comments)

What products? All of our products are shipped in from China.
Unless we've bottled and are selling arrogance now. We have plenty of that.

more than 2 years ago

IBM Granted Your-Paychecks-Are-What-You-Eat Patent

jasen666 Re:Corporatist dystopia health care (455 comments)

Of course! Let the free market decide what we're allowed to eat! It's the democratic way. We'll never fall into that nazi-esque socialist trap where we get to eat what we want and the government provides free healthcare. That would be a terrible way to live. Terrible. I want my employer to monitor everything that goes into my mouth and pay me less if I eat too many Krispy Kremes Sunday morning. It's for my own good.

more than 2 years ago

Google, Facebook Upset By Ad-Injecting Apps

jasen666 Re:This is funny (282 comments)

I just installed both of these on a PC the other day... there's a rather obvious checkbox above where you hit "install" to prevent the toolbar or Chrome from being installed along with Reader or Flash.
Still an annoying opt-out that probably catches people who aren't paying attention (like yourself perhaps?), but hardly a forced, unpreventable install.

more than 2 years ago

German Paleontologists Find a 'Near-Perfect' Dinosaur Fossil

jasen666 Re:Uhmmm... presvered skin? (99 comments)

The "skin" is still fossilized, but you can see the texture and possibly structure of it. It's not preserved in the way you're thinking. Although, they have found some biological matter preserved in the center of large bones before. T-rex bones, I believe.

A fossil like this is rare and worth a decent amount. Collectors will pay obscene amounts for it, amounts that a museum may not be able to match. So just be happy they loaned it to a museum at all, so at least we can glean some scientific knowledge from it.

more than 2 years ago

Wind Power Firm Sees No Evidence of Hack

jasen666 Re:maybe a stupid question, but.. (99 comments)

Any SCADA/HMI system should be physically isolated from the business LAN regardless of whether it's internet accessible or not. Sounds like a few inherently bad choices were made here if this is true.

more than 3 years ago

DMCA Takedown Notice Leveled Against Ohio Congressional Race Ad

jasen666 Re:time: not fair at all (130 comments)

Call me crazy, but I'm pretty sure he was being a bit tongue-in-cheek.

more than 3 years ago

RIM Doesn't Want 200 Fart Apps

jasen666 Re:Unfortunately for RIM... (244 comments)

I also don't think the majority of their customers want apps that are going to keep costing us money for new content or forcing ads in our faces.
If I start getting popup ads on my Blackberry, I'll drop it in the toilet.

more than 3 years ago

Apple, Startup Go To Trial Over 'Pod' Trademark

jasen666 Re:If they win it, (401 comments)

My god, these countries have no respect for American IP laws at all do they?!

more than 3 years ago

When the Senate Tried To Ban Dial Telephones

jasen666 Re:Forward thinkers (506 comments)

I don't believe they're associating weights with the UPCs you scan. It's merely checking that the weight in the bag has changed when it's supposed to, or not changed when nothing was scanned.
You can test this out next time by scanning an item, and then just apply some weight by pressing with your finger in the bagging area. The "place your item in the bag" message will go away, whether you press hard or soft.
I'll do this if I have over-sized items that won't go in a bag, like a 40lb bag of dog food, and the register does not have a "skip bagging" button.

more than 3 years ago

Verizon Changing Users Router Passwords

jasen666 Re:Then change your password (545 comments)

There's no protection for having a stupid password to gain entry to a system.
You may as well have not had one.

more than 4 years ago

German Government Advises Public To Stop Using IE

jasen666 Re:A stinging lesson (320 comments)

It's a Pearson Education owned site. Pearson publishes a ton of college books. Just because they offer Office related training, you're going to discount them as an example of a website that doesn't allow FF?
Even most of MS's sites now work just fine in Firefox.

more than 4 years ago

German Government Advises Public To Stop Using IE

jasen666 Re:A stinging lesson (320 comments)

That's the funny part. It won't let you even login if you're not using IE, but if you use the User Agent Switcher add-on and set it to IE, the entire site seems to work just fine in FF.
(which is what I do)

more than 4 years ago


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