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Dell's New Alienware Case Goes to Extremes To Prevent Overheating

mister_playboy Re: Ineffective advertising (143 comments)

Antec cases have the PSU at the bottom, or at least the fanciest ones do.

2 days ago

Brown Dwarf With Water Clouds Tentatively Detected Just 7 Light-Years From Earth

mister_playboy Re:Is this the missing "dark matter"? (85 comments)

No, the amount of missing matter is far to great to be contained in such small objects even if they were incredibly numerous.

Consider the entire mass of the asteroid belt is estimated to be only 4% of the Moon's mass, and the Moon's mass is only 1/81 of the Earth's.

Dark matter, meanwhile, is thought to have a total mass more than 5 times greater than that of normal matter.

5 days ago

Google Brings Chrome OS User Management To Chrome

mister_playboy Re:How Does This Affect Their Data Mining? (68 comments)

It may help them determine who exactly is using the browser in multiple users on one account scenarios.

about two weeks ago

Google Brings Chrome OS User Management To Chrome

mister_playboy Re:Graphical terminal (68 comments)

What is the point of using remote resources when local resources are so cheap for non-businesses? The 60's model was based on the economic realities of computing being unaffordable for most people. That is not the case today.

Why do people who often don't even store 100GB of data on their own computers need everything sent into "the cloud"?

about two weeks ago

City of London Police Take Down Proxy Service Over Piracy Concerns

mister_playboy Re:What a stupid fucking summary (133 comments)

All the blather about "public" and "private" as binary opposites leaves people with no ability to deal the reality of how these things overlap. Literally two sides of the same coin in this case, and in a growing number of cases.

about three weeks ago

Skype Blocks Customers Using OS-X 10.5.x and Earlier

mister_playboy Re:xp 64bit (267 comments)

That OS has been unsupported for more than 4 years at this point.

Install Linux or get a new computer.

about three weeks ago

Researchers Make Fruit Flies Perform Aerobatics Like Spitfire Pilots

mister_playboy Re:So what we learned is (51 comments)

It seems to me that the closest analogy to this test would be our sense of balance. Our reaction to tipping over is mostly unconsciously controlled and happens faster than our normal movements.

Balance is processed in the inner ear and eyes giving about a short a signal path as is possible for us.

about a month ago

PlayStation Now, Sony's 'Netflix For Games' -- Pros and Cons

mister_playboy Re:They already have Netflix for games. (75 comments)

The reason the PS3's PS2 backwards compatibility was removed was cost-cutting, not technical issues as you seem to be implying.

about a month ago

Which Is Better, Adblock Or Adblock Plus?

mister_playboy Re:I use both (436 comments)

Didn't Adblock only arise due to delays in getting Adblock Plus ported to Chrome? I don't see Adblock in Mozilla's addon offerings.

I used Adblock with Chrome until ABP became available and then I switched. Perhaps there was enough time lag and/or confusion for Adblock to remain popular on Chrome.

about a month ago

Ask Slashdot: What Would You Do With Half a Rack of Server Space?

mister_playboy Re:porn (208 comments)

This is just half a rack... I'm more of a full rack guy.

about a month ago

Nasty Business: How To Drain Competitors' Google AdWords Budgets

mister_playboy Re:Simple, block all ads (97 comments)

Ad Blocking software allows them to show and always has. And that is because they are unobtrusive and not annoying.

All of my browsers have some kind of ad-block technology in them. And the Google text ads show just fine, thank you.

False with regards to Adblock Plus.

about a month ago

Nasty Business: How To Drain Competitors' Google AdWords Budgets

mister_playboy Re:Advertised on YouTube? (97 comments)

I'll always leave adblock enable on those sites that make (empty) threats. Everything on the 'Net has an alternative source, and users smart enough to use adblock are smart enough to find alternative sources.

If they ask nicely to show ads, like DuckDuckGo does, then I may allow them through.

about a month ago

Open-Source Blu-Ray Library Now Supports BD-J Java

mister_playboy Re: this is great news! (94 comments)

VLC and Mplayer can both play Blu-rays in both ISO and file folder format on Linux as long as they are decrypted.

about a month ago

Open-Source Blu-Ray Library Now Supports BD-J Java

mister_playboy Re:this is great news! (94 comments)

If you want everything on the disc, make the Blu-ray into an ISO just as you would with DVD.

It's a bigger file, sure, but disk space has been getting cheaper.

about a month ago

Verizon Boosts FiOS Uploads To Match Downloads

mister_playboy Re:They're losing customers (234 comments)

$30/month is enough to get me not only a uncapped 100/100mb line, but a dedicated server/seedbox running at high utilization 24/7 too.

"The last mile is expensive", yadda yadda, sure, but there has to be more than a bit of price gouging here.

about a month and a half ago

How Deep Does the Multiverse Go?

mister_playboy Re:Math? (202 comments)

Because almost all ants are female.

about a month and a half ago

Study: Why the Moon's Far Side Looks So Different

mister_playboy Re:Thought Gene Shoemaker figured this out... (79 comments)

No, the article itself mentions the impact difference between the two sides should be less than 1%.

The near side had much more surface in a liquid state during and after many of the impacts. The article claims heat from the Earth was the cause.

about 2 months ago

The Pentagon's $399 Billion Plane To Nowhere

mister_playboy Re:Eisenhower tried to warn us. (364 comments)

Drawing comparisons to WWII is ironic, because the F-35 program is exactly the kind of program that the US did not invest in during the war. A program that consumed lots of resources on the promise of radical advances without delivering anything actually useful onto the battlefield now.

Germany in contrast, spent lots of time on such projects even into the final desperate days.

about 2 months ago



Anti-piracy group uses infringing font in logo

mister_playboy mister_playboy writes  |  more than 4 years ago

mister_playboy (1474163) writes "TorrentFreak reports that Hadopi, the French agency charged with handling file-sharers’ copyright digressions, has just made a huge infringement faux pas of its own. Last week the group unveiled the logo which is set to represent this bastion of copyright righteousness, but embarrassingly it was designed with unlicensed fonts. Hadopi called the infringement an "error of manipulation" (article in French). The font's designer is considering legal action against Hadopi. Strike number one for the 3 strikes anti-piracy group!"
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Why the FSF Cares About RIAA Lawsuits

mister_playboy mister_playboy writes  |  more than 5 years ago

mister_playboy (1474163) writes "In one of the RIAA's high profile cases the Free Software Foundation backed defendant Joel Tenenbaum, much to the dislike of the music industry lobby. John Sullivan, Operations Manager at the FSF explains in a guest post at TorrentFreak why they think these cases impact not just music, but also free software and its technology."


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