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Universal Uses DMCA To Get Bad Lip Reading Parody Taken Down

monkeySauce Re:Counter notice? (298 comments)

I too have been down this road. Youtube seems to be scared shitless of the content owners (big media). Their take down system makes it very easy to get a video removed and to keep it that way. If there is a "mistake" (e.g. you were granted permission or fair use obviously applies), you are cordially invited to take the issue to a court to resolve it. Since no one is going to spend money on lawyers for a stupid youtube video, the complainant clearly has the upper hand.

If you protest this injustice, you will be told that Youtube doesn't want to get sued again and that the best thing to do is not to source any content at all. They will suggest that you only use all original content to avoid having your videos removed. Seriously. That was their "solution".

Instead I promptly quit using youtube and started posting my videos to other sites like vimeo, and I've had no further cases of my videos being removed.

more than 3 years ago
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Speed Tickets Challenged Based On Timestamped Photos

monkeySauce Re:Glad someone is challenging this (566 comments)

I read that as average + accurate = accurage. Sort of like truthiness.

more than 3 years ago
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How Your Username May Betray You

monkeySauce Suddenly everything makes sense (308 comments)

The marketers/spammers must have traced my username around the web and revealed my interest in sex. Apparently they worked out my email address too, because my inbox has been full of porn and viagra ads for years. And all this time, I thought _everybody_ got those kinds of emails. I can't believe this!

more than 3 years ago
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Intel Talks 1000-Core Processors

monkeySauce Re:Jeez... (326 comments)

Other way around; he used to work for Gillette. He left after they cancelled his 1000-blade razor project.

about 4 years ago
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Linux May Need a Rewrite Beyond 48 Cores

monkeySauce Re:Original Source and Actual Paper (462 comments)

The article is about cores per chip, not cores per system.

You're trying to compare a 48-cylinder engine with a bunch of 4-cylinder engines working together.

more than 4 years ago
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RIM Doesn't Want 200 Fart Apps

monkeySauce Re:Unfortunately for RIM... (244 comments)

Today I don't have a recharging cable,

In this day and age, how is it possible that you can't find or borrow a USB cable to charge your device? Everything uses them. They're everywhere. You can't even pass gas anymore without your foul air encountering several USB cables.

I use an iPhone 4

Ah. Nevermind.

more than 4 years ago
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Woman Trademarks Name and Threatens Sites Using It

monkeySauce Re:My Name... (273 comments)

Absolutely irrelevant. From my slashdot bio: "monkey Sauce has nothing to do with squeezing monkeys to obtain sauce, or drilling a hole in them to drain it out, or anything like that. It is more like the sauce that you would put on a monkey sandwich, or the topping commonly used on monkey à la mode."

more than 4 years ago
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Airbus Planning Transparent Planes

monkeySauce Re:OMG YES! (488 comments)

Depends on the in-flight meal. So I guess it's Jello or nothing on the transparent plane.

more than 4 years ago
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Woman Trademarks Name and Threatens Sites Using It

monkeySauce Re:My Name... (273 comments)

I would be incredibly turned off if a girl started screaming "Oh, Anonymous Coward!" while we were going at it.

more than 4 years ago
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Social Media Can Help You Fake Your Own Death

monkeySauce Re:Doesn't matter (146 comments)

That's what you think. Summer Glau saved me twice last night, and it was wonderful.

more than 4 years ago
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Calling Shenanigans On Super SATA's Claimed Audio Qualities

monkeySauce Re:Not the first time... (827 comments)

Maybe it was also meant to be purchased and used in a "low oxygen" environment. I'm sure the sound is much better when there isn't so much oxygen permeating your brain and impeding the high quality sound particles, etc.

more than 4 years ago
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World's Fastest Hybrid OK'd For Production

monkeySauce Re:Ho hum (208 comments)

More engineers/fewer managers and accountants?

more than 4 years ago
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Android Data Stealing App Downloaded By Millions

monkeySauce Re:Android needs a sandbox. (335 comments)

we are all in the habit of just clicking past this screen and installing, and then hoping the app is not malevolent in some way.

Speak for yourself. If something doesn't look right about the permissions an app requires, I don't install it. If I wanted it badly enough I might contact the developer for clarification but so far there are enough apps out there that I've always just found another app that performs the same function without requesting whatever permission I thought was suspect.

more than 4 years ago
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Where Does IT Fall Within Your Organization?

monkeySauce Re: Where Does IT Fall Within Your Organization? (243 comments)

That reminds me of the time somebody was telling me about getting a good deal on a "dropped server". I sat there trying to figure out what exactly he meant-- perhaps it had some kind of special low/thin or pivoting chassis or something-- but then he continued on about how the server fell out of the back of a truck before it was delivered to whoever ordered it initially. They had refused it and my friend snatched it up at a bargain price.

Funny thing is, it didn't last too long because it had all kinds of stability problems. I'm sure that was just coincidence though.

more than 4 years ago

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R.O.U.S's did exist

monkeySauce monkeySauce writes  |  more than 6 years ago

monkeySauce (562927) writes "It seems that Rodents of Unusual Size may not have been fantasy after all. "Scientists have discovered the remains of a rodent the size of a small car which used to forage the South American continent. The 1-ton creature is believed to have been about 3 meters in length and 1.5 meters tall." Luckily, it seems the beast was a herbivore and was therefore unlikely to attack anybody in a fire swamp."
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monkeySauce monkeySauce writes  |  more than 9 years ago

I think I would like to get a Mac mini. A Linux and Mac desktop seems like an awesome combo.

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