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Is Playing a DVD Harder Than Rocket Science?

matt me Re:VLC (464 comments)

You are wrong!

They are in space. They need not respect copyright. Few laws apply in space. Here are some that do: objects with no force on them continue at their present velocity, acceleration of a body is proportional to the force acting on that body and inversely proportional to the body's mass, and every action has an equal an opposite reaction. The DMCA does not.

more than 5 years ago
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How Do You Deal With Pirated Programs At Work?

matt me Re:How we deal with pirated programs? (958 comments)

That's why you persuade the boss to invest in those trendy virtualisation solutions.

You can run the keygens in an emulator like wine, or some virtual machine,

But seriously, ick.

more than 5 years ago
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Mathematics Reading List For High School Students?

matt me Biographies (630 comments)

The Man Who Loved Only Numbers, the biography of Erdos, is hilarious.

more than 5 years ago
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Urine Passes NASA Taste Test

matt me Iodine (404 comments)

After the water has been through the purification system, they add iodine. They don't need to, but the water is so pure it tastse weird, so iodine is added to make it more familiar.

more than 5 years ago
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OpenOffice.org V3.0 Sets Download Record, 80% Windows

matt me Spam sites already (451 comments)

Check out the number of spam sites already, google for openoffice (http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=openoffice), and you get sponsored links like these -

# OpenOffice.org 3 www.office-soft.net Get the Free OpenOffice Download the latest Version |
# OpenOffice 2008 - Free OpenOffice.org-Suite.com OpenOffice Latest Version. Fast & Easy - 100% Guaranteed.

This one is quite nasty http://www.office-soft.net/uk/
Click the link "You must accept the terms and conditions to download any program"

PRELIMINARY WARNING:
THE COST OF EACH SMS FROM THE USER'S MOBILE PHONE IS 1.5 POUNDS (VAT INCLUDED). UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED, THE DOWNLOAD COST SHALL BE FOUR SMS.
Please read these USAGE CONDITIONS carefully and, if appropriate, use the download service which shall imply the express and complete acceptance of each and every one of these USAGE CONDITIONS. Otherwise, please close this website.

ONE. PREMIUM SERVICE DESCRIPTION

1.1. Through this website (hereinafter the Website), users can download executables that contain the selected computer program from our servers to their hard drive (the SOFTWARE).

1.2. Netlink Network Corp. offers a PREMIUM high speed download service that is efficient and virus free. In exchange, the user shall first send three SMS under the conditions specified in clause 2.2 that defines the commercial conditions of the service.

TWO. USE OF THE PREMIUM SERVICE

2.1. In order to access the PREMIUM service, the user shall first send three SMS to 88889 as per the detailed instructions provided at all times in the download section of the Website.

2.2. The cost of each SMS sent by the user to said number is 1.50 pounds + VAT; therefore the total cost of access to the PREMIUM service shall be 3.60 Euros + VAT.

2.3. After sending the three SMS, and always in accordance with the detailed instructions provided in the download section, the user shall receive a code that will enable him to perform the high speed download through the PREMIUM service.

etc. The others are similar scams, they want you to give your email address, sent them money by credit card, or by SMS, and have bogus stamps of officialdom and verisign secured etc.

Of course, when the scammers want in, it means the project is a success.

about 6 years ago

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