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Russia Prepares For Internet War Over Malaysian Jet

nedlohs Re:Who benefits (502 comments)

Because never in all of military history has a civilian entity been attacked because it was thought to be a military target. Not even once!

3 days ago
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Russia Prepares For Internet War Over Malaysian Jet

nedlohs Re:Wrong priority! (502 comments)

Yes, he's the President of the United States. His primary concern should be determining if any US citizens have been killed.

Civilian planes getting shot down by the military isn't exactly unheard of. The US has done it. Russia has done it. China has done it. Ukraine, Bulgaria, Israel... It's rare but has certainly happened multiple times already.

There are really only three options. Ukraine shot it down. Russia shot it down. The Russian backed rebels in Ukraine shot it down. Not much the for the US to do in any of those cases. You expect and want the US to stick it's nose into every corner of the world? Don't we have a UN? Can't Europe look after itself?

Though of course I'm sure someone somewhere is brewing a conspiracy theory that it was a US or Israel false flag operation of some sort...

3 days ago
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Sony Forgets To Pay For Domain, Hilarity Ensues

nedlohs Re: Black hole? (275 comments)

OK so even when you do find out what a law is you demonstrate you don't know how to read them.

4 days ago
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Sony Forgets To Pay For Domain, Hilarity Ensues

nedlohs Re: Black hole? (275 comments)

So you've also demonstrated you don't know what a law is.

5 days ago
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LibreSSL PRNG Vulnerability Patched

nedlohs Re:Curious OS design shortcoming (151 comments)

It's a program tthat exits the grand parent process and then forks in a loop until it happens to get the same process id as the grand parent. Which is of course something that will never happen in a real program. Expanding the size of the pid will just make it take longer.

You can always "echo 4194303 > /proc/sys/kernel/pid_max" on linux if you want to wait longer for said program - though you will break old binaries though...

5 days ago
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French Blogger Fined For Negative Restaurant Review

nedlohs Re:Hmm... perhaps a more passive review? (423 comments)

So they're going to be rich once they sue all of those reviewers. Sounds like an easier business than running a restaurant.

5 days ago
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Economist: File Sharing's Impact On Movies Is Modest At Most

nedlohs Re:I'm not an anti sharing nazi... (214 comments)

No. Since it's understood that the reproduction is poor and that doesn't reflect the quality of the original (yeah yeah insert joke about quality of hollywood movies...).

If the reproductions were passed of as the original then sure they might put people off the original, but they aren't in this case.

about a week ago
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What Happens When Gaming Auteurs Try To Go It Alone?

nedlohs Re:Outside of Valve I don't think many developers. (86 comments)

How can there possibly be so many pre-orders. Sure I'll grant that gamers probably pre-order once but surely that first time is the only time since it's almost certain the game will be nothing like what was hyped at pre-order time.

Are gamers really stupid enough to pre-order something again? Or is the market growing fast enough for there to be enough new suckers each time?

I'm was dumb enough to pre-order one game long ago... I'm not completely moronic and hence never have again.

about two weeks ago
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What Happens When Gaming Auteurs Try To Go It Alone?

nedlohs Re:Outside of Valve I don't think many developers. (86 comments)

How is that a contradiction?

If 54 million copies of minecraft have been sold then people must be getting fed up with the grind-for-gear ooh shiny with shallow gameplay that it epitomizes by now.

about two weeks ago
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What Happens When Gaming Auteurs Try To Go It Alone?

nedlohs Re:"Auteurs" is a real word, fuckface. (86 comments)

Except of course that it makes no sense in the sentence and hence is incorrect.

Hint: games are not films.

Just like if I say "What happens when gaming sous chefs try to make it on their own?" I make no sense, because games are also not food.

about two weeks ago
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Aereo Embraces Ruling, Tries To Re-Classify Itself As Cable Company

nedlohs Re:It's only fair (147 comments)

That's not what I said. Maybe try reading comprehension next time?

about two weeks ago
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Aereo Embraces Ruling, Tries To Re-Classify Itself As Cable Company

nedlohs Re:It's only fair (147 comments)

Unsurprisingly you do not make up 100% of cable operator revenue. In fact you make up approximately 0% and hence your particular preferences mean exactly diddly squat to their decision on how to value the sports stations that drive a large portion of their revenue.

You can still sit comfortable in your knowledge of your superiority to the people who do enjoy watching sports, of course.

about two weeks ago
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Maldives Denies Russian Claims That Secret Service Kidnapped a Politician's Son

nedlohs Re:Consipricy nuts, go! (100 comments)

Clearly your usage and the government's usage of the term is different. And since they get to define it...

about two weeks ago
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Maldives Denies Russian Claims That Secret Service Kidnapped a Politician's Son

nedlohs Re:Consipricy nuts, go! (100 comments)

Maybe you should learn what arrested means.

Do you think if he had said the the US Secret Service, "I'd like to leave now, thanks. Am I free to go". They would have said "yes" and let him go?

No they wouldn't have. Because he was under arrest. In other words he had been arrested and the US Secret Service was now depriving him of liberty.

about two weeks ago
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Maldives Denies Russian Claims That Secret Service Kidnapped a Politician's Son

nedlohs Re:Consipricy nuts, go! (100 comments)

The US government stated "On July 5, 2014 the U.S. Secret Service arrested Roman Valerevich Seleznev." They didn't go into any details like where which seems like exactly what you would expect since that's irrelevant and you don't want to give out operational details in some cases (and thus don't want to give them out in general - so that the cases you have a reason not to don't obviously stand out).

There's no interpolation to "arrested by the US Secret Service", it's just reordering the statement without changing the meaning in the slightest.

Of course if Maledives authorities hand him over the the US Secret Service he enters US Secret Service custody and thus has been arrested but the US Secret Service.

about two weeks ago
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Maldives Denies Russian Claims That Secret Service Kidnapped a Politician's Son

nedlohs Re:Consipricy nuts, go! (100 comments)

You have an amazing ability to ignore simple reasons and declare huge conspiracies as "the only conceivable" explanations for things.

about two weeks ago
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Maldives Denies Russian Claims That Secret Service Kidnapped a Politician's Son

nedlohs Re:Umm yeah (100 comments)

Since they states the exact opposite of that, you don't have to believe it.

about two weeks ago
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Normal Humans Effectively Excluded From Developing Software

nedlohs Re: Cry Me A River (608 comments)

Because there's this thing called the internet. Which makes it surprisingly easy to install software that didn't come by default with the computer.

If they want Windows native code they are doing it wrong anyway. Why would somebody wanting to do something simple add such a ridiculous and unnecessary technical requirement before they even start?

What advantage do you see in microsoft qbasic over microsoft small basic anyway?

about two weeks ago
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Meet the Muslim-American Leaders the FBI and NSA Have Been Spying On

nedlohs Re:Probable cause (223 comments)

Ah OK. So police state behavior is all perfectly reasonable as long as it happens some place you aren't.

You are quite the selfish prick. Congrats.

about two weeks ago
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Meet the Muslim-American Leaders the FBI and NSA Have Been Spying On

nedlohs Re:Probable cause (223 comments)

And of course you could be such a fanatic jihadist pretending to not even be muslim. So you want mind if the FBI goes through all your communications and belongings anytime they feel like it. And of course you won't mind the occasional week long questioning session..

about two weeks ago

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