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

mister_playboy Re:porn (206 comments)

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

2 days ago
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Nasty Business: How To Drain Competitors' Google AdWords Budgets

mister_playboy Re:Simple, block all ads (95 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. http://tech.slashdot.org/story...

2 days ago
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Nasty Business: How To Drain Competitors' Google AdWords Budgets

mister_playboy Re:Advertised on YouTube? (95 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.

2 days ago
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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 week ago
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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 week ago
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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 week ago
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How Deep Does the Multiverse Go?

mister_playboy Re:Math? (202 comments)

Because almost all ants are female.

about two weeks ago
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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 three weeks ago
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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 three weeks ago
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The Pentagon's $399 Billion Plane To Nowhere

mister_playboy Re:Stop throwing good money after bad. (364 comments)

Yes, let's kept paying the crony capitalists lest we be left defenseless. So many people have been nonchalant about the economic damage this system has caused to our country, so I can only hope the security damage is more successful in grabbing their attention.

Even if this project met its goals, it would still be extremely underwhelming... especially on cost-benefit analysis. Starting over is the right choice.

about three weeks ago
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Dubai's Climate-Controlled Dome City Is a Dystopia Waiting To Happen

mister_playboy Opportunity (265 comments)

Any Borderlands 2 players?

I suddenly realize that Dubai may have been the inspiration for the not-yet-built city of Opportunity.

about three weeks ago
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Gamestop's Ludicrous Idea: Require Preorders To Unlock Custom Game Content

mister_playboy Re: This idea isn't ludicrous, it's sensible (86 comments)

There is also a difference between rhetoric and propaganda.

Conflation of copyright infringement with theft is a case of the latter.

about three weeks ago
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BlackBerry's Innovation: Square-Screened Smartphones

mister_playboy Re:Well that does solve the vertical video problem (139 comments)

Listen as I whisper in your ear: "QWERTYUIOP"

Listen to the words of the serpent I shall not!

For in my visions I have seen The Answer... and it is spelt thus:

',.PYFGCRL

about three weeks ago
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Tractor Beam Created Using Water Waves

mister_playboy Re:Won't work (71 comments)

Gravity bends space, although always in the same basic way. (I think)

So lets imagine there may be some other way of bending space...

about three weeks ago
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The AI Boss That Deploys Hong Kong's Subway Engineers

mister_playboy Re:It's here already? (162 comments)

Realistically you are already subject to an endless litany of laws as a citizen of the United States circa 2014. So many rules, in fact, that you don't even know what most of them are. Society is necessarily built on "re-education" from our theoretical natural state, because these rules are not all inherent to our behavior.

The idea in the story was that an efficient enforcement mechanism can minimize the number of necessary rules and maximize their fairness. While you may prefer our current system to the one in the story, it's not hard to imagine that the current system of rules is non-optimal.

The inability to act out many "bad" behavior in the Australia Project was negated by the disconnect between brain and body in the plugged-in citizens. You were free to do what you wanted in your own personal Matrix where there were no ill effects to either you or others.

Americans are individuality obsessed, perhaps moreso than any other human culture throughout history. The story is written specifically to force us to think about this subject.

about three weeks ago
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The AI Boss That Deploys Hong Kong's Subway Engineers

mister_playboy Re:It's here already? (162 comments)

There were lots of benefits to the plug-in setup. The primary social justification for the setup was to prevent bad behavior/crime.

Having an perfect AI referee watching everyone through their own senses is far-fetched, but I took it to be more of a thought experiment than some attempt at non-fiction.

about three weeks ago
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Autonomous Trucking

mister_playboy Re:Inherent problems (142 comments)

Just increasing the fuel capacity seems to be a lot easier.

about three weeks ago
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FCC Proposal To Limit Access To 5725-5850 MHz Band

mister_playboy Re:OP vs Reality (112 comments)

Finland's average speed still beats the average service offered in the US's densest cities. How to you square your point with this reality?

The endless apologies for the shitty state of our Internet service is pathetic.

about three weeks ago
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FCC Proposal To Limit Access To 5725-5850 MHz Band

mister_playboy Re:OP vs Reality (112 comments)

Finland has a population density of 41 people per square mile. If it were a US state, it would rank 40th in density.

Yet it also has an average internet speed around 5 times faster than the US average.

about a month ago

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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 http://torrentfreak.com/the-war-on-sharing-why-the-fsf-cares-about-riaa-lawsuits-090513/comment-page-3/#comment-560645 why they think these cases impact not just music, but also free software and its technology."

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