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Excuse Me While I Kiss This Guy: The Science of Misheard Song Lyrics

marsu_k Re:excuse me while I kiss this guy... (243 comments)

Back when Titanic was in the theaters (for the first time, so this was ages ago), a local teen music program released a list of requests for the theme song. "Will my hair go on" and "Will my hard-on go on" were my favourites.

about a week ago
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Google News To Shut Down In Spain On December 16th

marsu_k Re:Censorship (183 comments)

Yes, Europe is a homogeneous entity with no differing opinions and policies whatsoever.

about a week ago
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Peter Sunde: the Pirate Bay Should Stay Down

marsu_k Re:You guys should give it up (251 comments)

Thanks for the suggestion, but I think even the app itself is region restricted (at least it says my S3, Xperia Z2 and 2013 Nexus 7 are all incompatible with it). And I'd reckon even if I'd sideload the app, the content would be locked away. A VPN might help there - but really, torrenting is just so much easier. Which is kind of my point.

about a week ago
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Peter Sunde: the Pirate Bay Should Stay Down

marsu_k Re:You guys should give it up (251 comments)

Sure. I'll do it the minute I'm able to subscribe to the content, digitally, and that the content is reasonably priced. Until then, arrrrr.

(For the record between Neflix, HBO Nordic and Spotify I pirate very little. But for example Daily Show/Colbert - I used to be able to watch them from the web site. I even turned off my adblocker there as thanks. But now they block my country, so I torrent them. Viacom, get a clue)

about a week ago
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French Publishers Prepare Lawsuit Against Adblock Plus

marsu_k Re:You're stupid using paywalled sites (692 comments)

"We're all wondering"? You and your side personalities? Glad you're finally coming to terms with it. You do realize, by the way, that by posting I can't mod in this thread. So I'm not the one modding you down. THEY are.

about two weeks ago
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French Publishers Prepare Lawsuit Against Adblock Plus

marsu_k Re:AdBlock = Inferior + 'Souled-Out'... apk (692 comments)

Oh APK, I was wondering when you'd show up. So riddle me this. Getting around the paywall involves blocking specific JS files. That come from the same domain as rest of the content. So please, in your infinite wisdom, how would HOSTS file help?

about two weeks ago
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French Publishers Prepare Lawsuit Against Adblock Plus

marsu_k ABP is really a necessity in today's web (692 comments)

There's a local (well, national) newspaper that I read frequently. They implemented a paywall (five free articles / month) few years ago - it's trivial to bypass, naturally, clearing out cookies or using "porn mode" does the trick, but why bother, a simple ABP rule works. However, in doing so the comments are hidden as well. Most of the time this is entirely positive, but I guess I have some masochistic tendencies; when there's a really controversial (or bound to wake up the retards) topic, I sometimes like to read them. Call it self-trolling (trollorbation?) maybe. And to do so, I use another browser (that I can just wipe clean as needed).

And oh-my-$DEITY. It is absolutely horrible. We're not talking just about a few ads here and there. The entire page background can change. Popups that use position:fixed. Fucking animated ads. I do realize they have to pay for the content somehow. Some sites I frequent, I might even whitelist them. But as long as no ABP means being bombarded with ads, ABP it is.

about two weeks ago
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Dragon Age: Inquisition Reviewed and Benchmarked

marsu_k Re:This game has issues with both nVidia and Win 8 (91 comments)

That's exactly what I'm saying. I want to be lazy at times. I still don't completely agree on the consolitis though, they dumbed it down on consoles as well (even from DA2, which was much more action-RPG-ish).

about two weeks ago
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Dragon Age: Inquisition Reviewed and Benchmarked

marsu_k Re:This game has issues with both nVidia and Win 8 (91 comments)

I'm a "peasant" (or rather, can't be arsed to game on a PC as I already spend most of my waking hours in front of one, when I want to play something I prefer the comfort of my couch/HDTV/surround sound and not having to mess with driver updates and such, so sue me), but I don't think it's pure "consolitis". There are quite a few gameplay changes compared to previous versions WRT combat: only a limited amount of potions available, no changing equipment mid-battle and passive abilities no longer eat a portion of your stamina/mana but are more like permanent stat bonuses (and no longer need to be toggled on/off). I think they want the player to plan ahead how they'd like to take on a particular encounter, not to have a full toolkit available for you. And I think in any given skill tree the topmost ones are quite useless on higher levels.

Now that doesn't mean that I totally agree with the design choice there, previously on consoles there was a limited amount of quick slots and the rest available via a menu which was better IMHO. But as that was how it was before, "consolitis" it is not, completely at least.

about two weeks ago
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Ubisoft Apologizes For Assassin's Creed

marsu_k Re:Now for the next apology (171 comments)

...you do realize DA:I is made my BioWare and published by EA? Although from what I've heard, yes, the PC controls are atrocious without a controller. It's terrific on a PS4 though.

But OK, yes, Ubisoft should apologize for that too. And for the Nazis. And 9/11.

about three weeks ago
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HBO Developing Asimov's Foundation Series As TV Show

marsu_k Re:Yes! (242 comments)

Asimov really didn't include (any that I recall) blatant sex scenes or sexual themes in his books, at least directly. It was always between the lines, as a means to advance the plot.

While I'd say you are correct, there is what I consider to be his best novel that features your sex, of, well, the third kind. (seriously, if you haven't read it, do so)

But on to the topic at hand, this sounds very good. Much better than Roland Emmerich adapting The Foundation as a movie trilogy, that sounded horrible.

about a month ago
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Why Every Cardiac Patient Needs a Virtual Heart

marsu_k OK, here goes (62 comments)

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(virtual hearts for cardiac patients)

about a month and a half ago
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Incapacitating Chemical Agents: Coming Soon To Local Law Enforcement?

marsu_k Re:Fentanyl (152 comments)

I thought so too. Nasty stuff, that - here in .fi, heroine is really quite rare. Opioid addicts usually use various synthetic opiates, and it seems almost without exception overdose deaths are caused by Fentanyl.

about 2 months ago
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Which Android Devices Sacrifice Battery-Life For Performance?

marsu_k Re:It's not the absolute values that matter (108 comments)

But I'm really not sure what they're measuring with the arbitrary battery life score. As an anecdotal example, I have an Xperia Z2. I get a full day of heavy use out of it, or 2-2 1/2 days of moderate use. According to pretty much every review, Z3 has slightly better battery life. So, assuming the scale is linear (and my Z2 would thus score slightly lower than a Z3), OnePlus One should have a 4-5 day battery life? Which I really don't think it has.

about 2 months ago
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Too Much Privacy: Finnish Police Want Big Euro Notes Taken Out of Circulation

marsu_k Re:Methinks there's more (314 comments)

While I'm not sure getting rid of the big notes would solve anything, I thought not minting 1c and 2c coins was brilliant. Just a trip to another Euro nation makes you remember why as your walled is stuffed with them.

(The system works thusly: prices can be whatever, but when you pay the total it is rounded to the nearest 5c - it might be just a bit more or just a bit less than the total of your purchases, but it'll even out in the long run. If you're picky about paying the exact amount, use your card.)

about 2 months ago
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Carl Sagan, as "Mr. X," Extolled Benefits of Marijuana

marsu_k Re:Paradox. (263 comments)

So eat your weed then.

about 2 months ago

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