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Anyone Can Now Launch Their Own Version of the Pirate Bay

jd2112 Re:The Legit Bay (76 comments)

Hate copyright? Change the friggin' law.

How is that possible when all major TV news sources that cover candidates for federal office share a corporate parent with one of the members of the MPAA? Fox=Fox, CBS=Paramount, ABC=Disney, NBC=Universal, and CNN=Warner. A candidate for federal office who openly opposes the excesses of what copyright has become will draw smear campaigns from all five of these studios' co-owned news channels.

Don't believe this? Go back and look at ALL of the television networks coverage of SOPA. It was all how this is necessary to protect American jobs and such. Oh, and a few filthy pirates are against it.

2 hours ago
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Ask Slashdot: Resources For Kids Who Want To Make Games?

jd2112 Don't encourage them. (87 comments)

They may decide they want to develop video games for a living and end up working for EA. I wouldn't wish that on anyone.

8 hours ago
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Skeptics Would Like Media To Stop Calling Science Deniers 'Skeptics'

jd2112 Re: Crackers and milk [Re:News at 11..] (559 comments)

I used to be a cracker but now I have a lot of money. Would that make me a Ritz-American?

13 hours ago
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Hackers' Shutdown of 'The Interview' Confirms Coding Is a Superpower

jd2112 Re: Huh? (210 comments)

And those who have sonic screwdrivers are beyond superpowers. They are Time Lords!

yesterday
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"Team America" Gets Post-Hack Yanking At Alamo Drafthouse, Too

jd2112 Re: America! (225 comments)

Because subjecting the American public to the "Annie" remake should be punishment enough.

yesterday
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Reaction To the Sony Hack Is 'Beyond the Realm of Stupid'

jd2112 I would love... (566 comments)

To hear Sony explain to its shareholders how spending tens of millions of dollars to produce and millions more to promote a movie that they now have no plans to release is a good thing.

2 days ago
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Top Five Theaters Won't Show "The Interview" Sony Cancels Release

jd2112 Re:OT: Seppuku (579 comments)

But it does irritate me when people say hari-kari. I get that it's used in English a lot, but the original term is Hara-Kiri.

Actually, the proper term is "seppuku". "Harakiri" is a word used by lower classes...

I think that the shareholders might have this in mind anyway... Sony's next shareholder meeting is going to be interesting.

2 days ago
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The Joker Behind the Signetics 25120 Write-Only Memory Chip Hoax

jd2112 I use these devices (100 comments)

for my backups. Backup speed increases significantly and only slightly reduces the likelihood that I will be able to restore the data.

3 days ago
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Jaguar and Land Rover Just Created Transparent Pillars For Cars

jd2112 Re: You mean Tata (190 comments)

Shortly after buying them, Ford made one single change that drastically improved the reliability of all Jaguar cars that followed to this day. They cancelled their contracts with Lucas Electrics

4 days ago
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Graphene: Fast, Strong, Cheap, and Impossible To Use

jd2112 Re: wimpy talk (187 comments)

Yeah, nobody took that Jules Verne guy seriously.

4 days ago
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The Pirate Bay Responds To Raid

jd2112 Re: The Pirate Bay (301 comments)

Perhaps, But I am in favor of anything that gives Sony execs ulcers.

4 days ago
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French Cabbies Say They'll Block Paris Roads On Monday Over Uber

jd2112 Re:So basically.. (295 comments)

No, the taxi drivers are arguing they can be the only ones to drive people to their destination and charge them for the ride.

Not quite. In Detroit a church started running a free van to help people who couldn't afford a car. The free bus was shut down by the taxi commission. Taxi commissions, in general, are against anyone giving anyone else a ride who isn't a taxi driver.

Don't pick up hitchhikers. The Taxi commission will come after you.

5 days ago
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Canada Waives Own Rules, Helps Microsoft Avoid US Visa Problems

jd2112 Re:Fucking Hell, Harper needs to go! (122 comments)

It's always boggled my mind how a person can say that toilet-scrubbers don't deserve decent pay because they aren't necessarily 'valuable,' in the very next breath after saying "someone HAS to scrub the toilets."

I know that's not what you were getting at, just making an observation.

We can build a spaceship and load it up with all of the telephone sanitizes and marketing consultants and such then ship them off to another planet. What could possibly go wrong?

5 days ago
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IsoHunt Unofficially Resurrects the Pirate Bay

jd2112 Re: Other mirrors? (115 comments)

Shouldn't that be thepiratebay.arr?

about a week ago
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In Iowa, a Phone App Could Serve As Driver's License

jd2112 Re: Uh huh (207 comments)

They said the same thing about the iOS programming API. (HTML and JavaScript should be good enough for anyone. Except us of course. ) That lasted about a week.

about a week ago
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A Paper By Maggie Simpson and Edna Krabappel Was Accepted By Two Journals

jd2112 Re:Great but (100 comments)

I have Michael Jackson;s business card. I worked on the sound system in his car. He is older than the music industry recording star. He was never black.

You mean the author and world-renound beer and whiskey authority? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M...

about two weeks ago
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US Navy Authorizes Use of Laser In Combat

jd2112 Re: in other news... (225 comments)

The DOD probably could find $40M in loose change from the couches in the Pentagon.

about two weeks ago
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AdNauseam Browser Extension Quietly Clicks On Blocked Ads

jd2112 Re: Isn't that click fraud? (285 comments)

And to appeal to your marketing instincts, I and many others here would gladly pay to see that.

about two weeks ago

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