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Sony Accused of Pirating Music In "The Interview"

magusxxx Re:Hmmm ... (180 comments)

There is one issue no one talks about when a situation like this comes up. Since it was distributed between states, would it be interstate trafficking of illegal goods? Something, you know, they've used against organized crime to make something a federal offense. And thus, up the fines and jail time substantially.

about a month ago
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Xbox Live and PlayStation Networks Downed By Apparent Attack

magusxxx Re:Except Game Servers Aren't Down (160 comments)

BTW...forgot one thing... In the past, the PSN Marketplace has gone down for voluntary maintenance. And guess what, we've still been able to play the game. There's no reason for users to jump through a hoop that isn't always there.

about 1 month ago
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Xbox Live and PlayStation Networks Downed By Apparent Attack

magusxxx Re:Except Game Servers Aren't Down (160 comments)

I do understand what I own. A game system where I pay a monthly fee to play an online video game. PSN is merely a portal to get to the game. The game server is independent. It's exactly the same problem people have with always-on games. Except for one thing...If Always-on games can't reach the game server, they can't be verified as users and can't play. If the PSN is down, the game servers can still verify we are players. The only thing we can't do is real-world currency transactions. But we could still do everything else. Because we already paid for the service. They have our money. Please let us in.

about 1 month ago
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Xbox Live and PlayStation Networks Downed By Apparent Attack

magusxxx Except Game Servers Aren't Down (160 comments)

The thing is, the game servers are just fine. If we didn't have to go through the Playstation Network we'd be playing the games right now. In fact, some of us were playing this morning after the attack occurred. But since we were already logged in we could keep playing. After the game servers went down for daily maintenance, and we then tried to log back in, did we realize there was a problem. This then brings up the big question: Why do Playstation users have to first get recognized by the PSN? It has been asked many times over the years with no good answer. When something like this occurs, why not just let us bypass the PSN and play the games. Yes, we won't be able to add money to our accounts, redeem codes, or buy updates. But so what. We'd still be able to play.

about 1 month ago
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Sony To Release the Interview Online Today; Apple Won't Play Ball

magusxxx If at first you don't succeed... (227 comments)

Dear Sony: Could you please do the sequel in Gambia.

about a month ago
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Judge: It's OK For Cops To Create Fake Instagram Accounts

magusxxx I.D. Please (209 comments)

Let's say I own an internet business. I notice that a profile is fake and delete it off the system. Suddenly, I'm told by the police it was theirs. And, if I don't put it back up it's obstruction of justice. Note: Told to do so, not "here's a court order." Does the ruling make this scenario feasible? And if so, what is the liability for the company if they do or don't make the account viable again.

about a month ago
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"Team America" Gets Post-Hack Yanking At Alamo Drafthouse, Too

magusxxx Model Move (230 comments)

If there was ever a time to re-release Zoolander, it's now!

about a month ago
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Last Three Years the Quietest For Tornadoes Ever

magusxxx Art not imitating life (187 comments)

And yet we've had three Sharknado movies.

about a month and a half ago
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James Watson's Nobel Prize Medal Will Be Returned To Him

magusxxx What Goes Around... (235 comments)

They should just let Netflix rent it out a month at a time..."Okay, who's next in the queue?"

about a month and a half ago
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Manslaughter Conviction Overturned For Scientists Who Didn't Predict Earthquake

magusxxx Randy Marsh is a bad role model (139 comments)

What pop stars were they pretending to be instead of doing their jobs?

about 2 months ago
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Why You Can't Manufacture Like Apple

magusxxx Pre-Existing Is Sometimes Best (408 comments)

This reminds me of an early version of the program Painter. Instead of a box, it came in a paint can. I always wondered what the cost comparison was between the two.

about 4 months ago
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Thousands of Europeans Petition For Their 'Right To Be Forgotten'

magusxxx Geeze, Louise..." (224 comments)

70 years ago it was "Never Forget". Now it's "Never Remember". Make up your mind, Europe! ;)

about 8 months ago
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UK May Kill the EU's Net Neutrality Law

magusxxx Nice try... (341 comments)

Dear UK...you had a chance to "think of the children" when you put Gary Glitter on trial. Nuff Said.

about 8 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Tech Products Were Built To Last?

magusxxx Time's Up (702 comments)

Until two years ago I had one of those old clocks that had the flip down numbers. 1982-2012.

about 9 months ago

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