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3D Printable Ammo Clip Skirts New Proposed Gun Laws

matt_gaia Re:Blood is on the NRA Hands (1862 comments)

OK... on a random tangent from this subject, if someone hasn't done so already, I think we need a corollary to Godwin's Law. Any time someone adds "protection from our tyrannical government" to the discussion, /. needs a way to flag said poster's account as "Irrelevant" from now until the end of time. a) if there was going to be a gun-grab, more than likely it would have happened when both houses of Congress and the White House controlled by the Democrats. Which didn't happen. b) If the government did decide to turn on its citizens, how is your AR-15 going to help when the Navy can just send up a few Tomahawk's from off the cost and obliterate your arsenal?

about a year and a half ago

Sale of Galaxy Nexus Banned in the US

matt_gaia Re:Well they are both rectangular (696 comments)

... Perhaps the words on the box, the different software, the different colour, the different interface should have tipped me off, but heck, they were both RECTANGULAR with a BUTTON.

Not to be pedantic (although, who am I kidding, this is /.) but the devil's machine, I mean tablet in question, actually doesn't have a button on the face of it. And I know this because I am typing this up on a Galaxy Tab 10.1. I But otherwise, yes, FU Apple.

about 2 years ago

Analyzing the New MacBook Pro

matt_gaia Re:Did I miss something? (914 comments)

Because it has a shiny fruit on the back of it.... duh.

more than 2 years ago

Sony Taking Down PSP Titles In Response To Vita Hackers

matt_gaia Re:Oh boy... (293 comments)

well, this is slashdot so i guess it's gotta be car analogy time...

you bought a brand new Chevrolet off the lot; sales guy says "just make your way out the lot and talk to Dave, he'll have your new car waiting for you". you go out to the lot to find Dave standing there without your new car. he says "oooh, sorry, there was just a recall on that model. we'll get it to you just as soon as we've fixed the problem". so you start asking things like "when will that be?", "can i just get another car instead?" and "can i have my money back since i'm not getting a new car now?" but Dave just ignores you, goes back inside, and locks the door behind him.

Yes, except in your car analogy, Dave has yet to go back inside and lock the door behind them. The extent of what happened is two games were found to be exploitable, they were pulled from PSN (presumably so that more copies of the vulnerable code don't get out in the wild), and will probably end up back on PSN after they are patched. If they don't put the games back up, and don't offer you a refund if you bought it and haven't downloaded it, then by all means, bust out the torches and pitchforks.

and now in non-car-analogy terms, i guess i just think it's really really shitty that sony can take things away from people that those people have already paid for. their views on piracy would lead consumers to believe that sony just wants to be paid fairly for their product (seems reasonable), but now they don't even feel the need to provide anything for the money? they need to either provide the product that was paid for, or a refund. there is literally no other industry on this planet that can get away with the shit that media companies can, and they need to be reined in.

That would be a feasible analogy, if they actually took something away from you. Buuuuuuut.... they haven't. If you already bought the game and downloaded it to a PC/PS3, what they did does not affect you *one damn bit.* If you bought it and a) never downloaded it or b) removed it from your system but want to re-install now, how specifically is that their fault? Any of the digital copies of my PSP titles are *all* backed up (multiple times at that, so I can be, you know, paranoid), in case something happens like the PSN fiasco last year, or my PS3 bites it.

more than 2 years ago

Google 'Wasting' $16 Billion On Projects Headed Nowhere

matt_gaia Re:killed? (408 comments)


More than likely, a lot of the projects that Google is working on are not things that will pay off immediately, but in the end, will pay off. They are at least trying to establish the path that other companies *should* take once the technology becomes cheaper/more viable, instead of just sitting on their cash saying "know what we should do with our money? Put more money on top of it." like most companies would.

more than 2 years ago

Did Benjamin Franklin Invent Daylight Saving Time?

matt_gaia Nope... (395 comments)

Obviously, Ben Franklin didn't invent DST. Bobby Boucher's mother did... Ben Franklin is THE DEVIL!

more than 2 years ago

Inside the Museum of Nonsense

matt_gaia Oblig. Quote (83 comments)

It's in Austria? Well, "G'day Mate!"

more than 2 years ago

Developer Panel Asks Whether AAA Games Are Too Long

matt_gaia Re:Short games are fine, but... (342 comments)

Not Tourette syndrome, sir.... it's called prepubescence. They both present themselves very similarly, but they are indeed, different.

about 3 years ago

A Million Node Supercomputer

matt_gaia Oblig. Question (116 comments)

But will it run Lin.... ah, nevermind.

about 3 years ago

Palin Fans Deface Paul Revere Wikipedia Page

matt_gaia Re:Link to Wikipedia (767 comments)

Not their fault. Over centuries liberals intentionally decreased the readability of English texts by introducing foreign words.

Yes... I still can't believe they keep adding foreign words. Shit like "My Pet Goat" still trips me up every time.

more than 3 years ago

Embed a Video, Go To Jail?

matt_gaia Re:Good - arrest me (314 comments)

There is no justification for the government to disallow Drug use (or even suicide) unless the government claims ownership over you.

Speaking of which... what is the mandatory sentence for committing suicide now-a-days? I would think death would be a bit harsh of a sentence (as well as redundant).

more than 3 years ago

PlayStation Network Hack Will Cost Sony $170M

matt_gaia Re:Was it worth it? (189 comments)

No, it wouldn't have cost them $170M to leave OtherOS alone. Hackers at large are still pretty pissed at Sony for taking OtherOS out, but this seems (at least from the reports that came out) that the main crack was more indicative of the organized crime/ID thieves. Granted the two attacks were rather coincidently related, but I think they have about as much correlation as the whole "Video games lead to violence" argument that comes up /. every month or two.
Sony trying to pin this on Anon was rather BS as well (I'd put money on it being a third party using Anon as a scapegoat, but that's my opinion), since they wouldn't really have a need for all of the CC's pulled from the crack. I rather doubt Anon would view computer fraud/ID theft as "lulz".
Hopefully, now that they have the security re-done on the console side, they can figure out how to allow OtherOS back on there without opening up other gaping holes in the system, but I'm not holding my breath.

more than 3 years ago

Google Founders' Jets Caught On WSJ's Radar

matt_gaia Re:Mark Cuban (427 comments)

Unfortunately, it seems to happen fairly quickly after allowing Rupert M. to get his hands on an news outlet. I just wonder what other kind of random tabloid stories we can expect from WSJ soon...

more than 3 years ago

PlayStation Network Hack Will Cost Sony $170M

matt_gaia Re:Yeah, but they can make it up in volume (189 comments)

If by adding subscribers, you mean PSN+ subscribers, then yes, they can recoup some money that way.

If you mean regular, old PSN subscribers, then, well.... *facepalm*

more than 3 years ago

Sony Could Face Developer Exodus On PSN

matt_gaia Re:Saved Games (186 comments)

Basically, the protected game saves (i.e. Megaman 9/10) can't be copied manually to a thumb drive, but they will get backed up when you do a full system backup to an external drive. I'm betting what powerlord said is correct as well, since the saves are tied to your PSN account. If you're a PSN+ member, it should set some kind of flag in the save file to let it go to the cloud backup. This coming from a non-PSN+ member, that is....

more than 3 years ago

Sony Could Face Developer Exodus On PSN

matt_gaia Re:Try something new (186 comments)

Bullshit.... I've earned a few trophies for Undead Nightmare, which I finally decided to start playing through, and didn't start into it until after PSN went down. The info for the trophies (e.g. when you obtained it) is stored locally and then synced up to PSN when it's available.

more than 3 years ago

Geohot Denies Involvement In PSN Hack Attack

matt_gaia Re:Who the hell cares? (136 comments)

Unless you're talking about Lou Holtz.... wait, this is still /. though. nevermind.....

more than 3 years ago

77 Million Accounts Stolen From Playstation Network

matt_gaia Re:Firmware (645 comments)

Nah, geohot himself is a good reason to bash geohot.... This was just an out-and-out f' up by the security teams in the SCEA/SNEA division. If they have any common sense left about them (and it's looking less likely everyday) they'll sack the folks dealing with security from this generation and do it right next time.

more than 3 years ago

Fellow Hackers Blast Geohot For Sony Settlement

matt_gaia Re:Skilled professional? In what area?!? (310 comments)

I'm sure Sony will be disappointed to hear that a 15 year old who can't spell, punctuate correctly or string a coherent sentence together doesn't want to work for them.

15? My 6-y/o can probably make a more coherent sentence than that drivel (and spell it better, as well). I don't think the GP would be able to make it through the initial screening at any decent tech company.

more than 3 years ago

Fellow Hackers Blast Geohot For Sony Settlement

matt_gaia Re:If GH's work and code is in the wild... (310 comments)

That would be all well and good, had FW 3.60 not closed (well, more like side-stepped) the issue of the key released by GH. Anyone staying on a CFW based on 3.56 and below will be fine, for now, until the newer games start requiring 3.6, including it's authentication methods.

more than 3 years ago



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