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Microsoft Paid NFL $400 Million To Use Surface, But Announcers Call Them iPads

jeffclay Apple vs Microsoft (405 comments)

I'm waiting to read the article about Apple sueing Microsoft now because the users can't distinguish their products apart (having round corners, a touch screen, and all that).

about a month and a half ago
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Slashdot Tries Something New; Audience Responds!

jeffclay Re:Why? (2219 comments)

Fuck the Borg. The Iron-Men assimilated the Borg a long time ago.

about 9 months ago
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Ministry of Sound Suing Spotify Over User Playlists

jeffclay Re:Definitely A Copyright Violation (201 comments)

Yes, when the original composers and artists of the songs themselves release an album your logic applies. If somebody else were to mix a bunch of 3rd party songs and try to sell them on a CD the "artistic decision" of the original artists and composers is absent.

Just to be the devils advocate here; would it be right for Spotify or its users to claim copyright over all their playlists? They're released publicly and required "artistic decision" to create.

about a year ago
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Prankster Calls NSA To Restore Deleted E-mail

jeffclay Re:What are we paying them for? (221 comments)

if you took a trillion dollars/yr out of the US economy tommorrow, life would suck.

It really depends on which funds you cut. If we cut out all the free food we're giving away to other countries, all the bail-out money to other countries, the weapons we're giving to other countries, etc. life in the US would probably be much nicer. If we (the US) stopped trying to rule/fix the world and focus on ourselves we could become more stable and eventually be in a position where we could graciously assist other countries if/when they asked for it.

about a year ago
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New Treatment From Australia For All Cancers

jeffclay Re:You do realize that you're talking in fallacies (217 comments)

Prove what? Prove that they genetically modify seeds? Look at their website. Prove that they also produce pesticides and poisons? Look at their website. Prove that there are side effects? I haven't seen nor heard of any proof that there aren't. You do realize that using big words doesn't actually make you smart right?

about a year ago
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New Treatment From Australia For All Cancers

jeffclay Re:Exciting Times (217 comments)

And it's just a coincidence that the largest poison and pesticide company is also the largest agricultural seed producer? I'm referring to Monsanto. Who's to say that all of these genetically modified foods have zero adverse effects?

about a year ago
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High Food Prices Are Fueling Egypt's Riots

jeffclay I must be lost... (1 comments)

I thought I was on Slashdot, but I believe I found myself on an economics forum or something... Hmm; better go back to the google and try again.

about a year ago
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Microsoft Starts Countdown on Eliminating MD5

jeffclay I (3 comments)

I

about a year ago
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Pirate Bay Founder Sentenced To Jail

jeffclay Re:And yet TPB lives (168 comments)

Did you hear that whooshing sound when you replied?

about a year ago
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Intelligence Director Claims NSA Surveillance Reports Inaccurate

jeffclay Imagine that! (262 comments)

Imagine that; the government denying that it's doing something illegal. Maybe he was narrating a comic strip or something and they only thought it was a press release.

about a year ago
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NSA Building $860 Million Data Center In Maryland

jeffclay Re:I guess this is just one more example... (177 comments)

That doesn't make any fucking sense! If you're going to save the Constitution, that includes the Bill of Rights. If you destroy the BoR then you have essentially destroyed the Constitution AND what it stood for!

about a year ago
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Pondering the Future of a Re-Org'd Microsoft

jeffclay Re:Better Idea (400 comments)

Imagine that; Microsoft needs to reboot itself to become functional again.

about a year ago
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Google Security Expert Finds, Publicly Discloses Windows Kernel Bug

jeffclay Re:aiding and abetting 8 computer fraud and abuse (404 comments)

First: Please proof your comments, especially when trying to prove someone wrong.

Second: How is he responsible for the actions of the website developers? They could have been using the exploit for a long time. The article just says that a site is using that bug, not that they got the idea from his publishing or even that they just started using the exploit within a week. You have a guy that has published a bug, then you have a site that is said to be exploiting the bug; nothing linking the two.

about a year ago
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Google Security Expert Finds, Publicly Discloses Windows Kernel Bug

jeffclay Re:aiding and abetting 8 computer fraud and abuse (404 comments)

Ok, good point on the billy-club. If I read correctly, didn't he give MS 4 weeks to patch it before publishing an exploit for the bug? MS is a commercial company that provides a product and has an obligation to ensure its security. The Linux kernel, however, comes with no such guarantees; maybe if you bought a commercial distro but even then it depends on the EULA. You can always speculate better/different ways of doing something after it's done. I'm not going to bash Ormandy for publicizing the bug anymore than I would bash somebody for publicizing a bug in the Linux kernel. Come to think of it, aren't all the bugs for linux (and other opensource projects) public on a bug site?

about a year ago
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Beer Fridge Caught Interfering With Cellular Network

jeffclay Re:How (231 comments)

I can just imagine some repair guys walking up to this guys garage and then circling a fridge holding random equipment and then trying their damndest to keep a straight face while telling the guy he had to turn off his fridge or be fined.

about a year ago
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First Looks At Windows 8.1, Complete With 'Start' Button

jeffclay Re:Complete with 'Start' button (800 comments)

No, it'll be click "Start" > click "Settings" > click "Shutdown". They've added a Start button, not the Start menu.

about a year ago
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Fedora 19 Beta Released: Alive, Dead, or Neither?

jeffclay Re:Gnome3 (171 comments)

Because it's new! New == Better

Hasn't Microsoft taught you anything?

LOL j/k

about a year ago
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Federal Judge Dismisses Movie Piracy Complaint

jeffclay I love this judges! (225 comments)

But seriously though. I'm happy to see judges starting to take a stand and putting the corps in their place. We need more judges like this and the judge that tried putting Prenda in its place!

about a year and a half ago
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Federal Judge Dismisses Movie Piracy Complaint

jeffclay first (225 comments)

FIRST!

about a year and a half ago

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