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Verizon Ordered To Provide All Customer Data To NSA

jaxtherat What was Verizon's response? (609 comments)

What was Verizon's response? Please tell me they told them to go cram it with walnuts!

about a year ago

Bill Gates Answers Questions From Redditors

jaxtherat Re:Looking forward (154 comments)

I read that in a Tracy Jordan voice.

about a year and a half ago

How Far Are You Traveling For the Holidays?

jaxtherat Welcome to Australia (304 comments)

Try ~560 miles as the crow flies (or ~900 km) one way. Sydney to Melbourne to visit family.

Welcome to Australia!

about 2 years ago

Outrage At Microsoft Offshoring Tax In the UK, Google Caught Avoiding US Taxes

jaxtherat Re:What's good for the goose... (768 comments)

Interesting idea. However wouldn't that pretty much guarrantee that businesses with small profit margins (i.e. any sort of manufacturing) would go out of business?

about 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Troubling Trend For Open Source Company

jaxtherat What company (451 comments)

It might help if you told us who you were.

about 2 years ago

Israel's Iron Dome Missile Defense Shield Actually Works

jaxtherat Re:Too bad... (861 comments)

No it doesn't. Lebensraum translates into 'living space' not buffer zone.

about 2 years ago

Are you better off than you were four years ago?

jaxtherat Re:Graduated College (524 comments)

If you really wanted people to buy in to your message I'd have your sentences the other way around, i.e. the sensible one first, and the snarky elitist comment second.

about 2 years ago

Torvalds Takes Issue With De Icaza's Linux Desktop Claims

jaxtherat Re:Paging Mr. Roark (616 comments)

I beg to differ. Evolution was for me *the* killer app of Gnome.

As someone who worked on a helpdesk supporting commercial linux software in a 100% FOSS environment I needed a powerful mail client to replace mutt (and all the associated power user features) when the CEO mandated we send all our email in HTML. The only mail client at the time that came even close was Evolution, and it had great features for managing a mailbox where I received 100+ emails a day.

more than 2 years ago

FunnyJunk v. the Oatmeal: Copyright Infringement Complaints As Defamation

jaxtherat Re:For the two people who don't already know (286 comments)

Why can't people be straight up and keep the money?

In this case, I have two theories:

1. Inman is trying to prove a point that he can easily come up with the $20,000 he needs, but he won't give it up nor keep it and do the next best thing to casually tossing it aside while remaining beyond reproach. This is a calculated insult and warning to any further legal shenanigans i.e. I can not only pay you right now, but I can also afford better legal defence than you. Fuck off.

2. Inman is trying to create good will and publicity, carefully positioning himself for a counter-suit.

It is entirely possible he is just a un-douchie sort of bloke, but the two theories above presume he is also intelligent. Which he seems to be.

more than 2 years ago

Online Courses and the $100 Graduate Degree

jaxtherat Re:You get what you pay for (339 comments)

Welcome to Feudalism 2.0, Millenium Edition.

more than 2 years ago

Mazda Stops Production of the Last Rotary Engine Powered Car

jaxtherat Re:There's nothing spectacular about the Rotary (359 comments)

No offence, but your former flatmate sounds like a complete dickhead.

As someone who has experienced Melbourne trams having to break hard to avoid an accident which resulted in all the passengers being hurled forwards (some off their feet) it is just not cool.

about 3 years ago

Wikileaks Reveals BitTorrent Lawsuit Background

jaxtherat Re:And what? (209 comments)

Actually, we have released most of our stuff for free under the Creative Commons license, so we actively encourage people to download and watch it for free.

An example:

I am sure that if in the future we get financing/investment in our film making projects we'd have to look at ways of returning on the investments (unless people were investing for altruistic purposes), but they would probably not involve DRM or suing people into oblivion.

more than 3 years ago

Wikileaks Reveals BitTorrent Lawsuit Background

jaxtherat Re:And what? (209 comments)

That is a little harsh. As an indie film maker I probably fall under the "assorted bungholes" label you freely dish out. I however also hold down an "honest" (according to your world view) job; I work as a sysad for an environmental consultancy.

I can tell you from personal experience that film making is craploads harder than any IT work I have ever done, and I have had some doozies in the past. It is also fun and extremely rewarding.

more than 3 years ago



Insecurity: A CC 3.0 thriller about hackers

jaxtherat jaxtherat writes  |  more than 6 years ago

jaxtherat (1165473) writes "Insecurity is a hacker film, but rather unlike any you're likely to have seen before. Almost everyone involved in its creation are, to one degree or another, involved in the IT industry or some other nerd subculture — which means it is very technically accurate.

It has been released for free, under the Creative Commons 3.0, attribution/non-commercial/no deritive works license.

Check it out at the official page: or just grab the torrent:

Enjoy the film!"

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