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One Man's Fight Against Forum Spam

neiltrodden He has no impact (245 comments)

My forum software gets spammed. My solution is to ask real users to email me to activate the account. I get 200 sign-ups a day and all are spammers so i just filter them from my inbox. What does this guy do? Sends me an email warning that the account is spam bringing his unsolicited spam message into my inbox. I think I've had about 5 messages from him and probably have had about 30,000 spam sign-ups.

more than 3 years ago

Bookmark Synchronizer Xmarks Hangs Up Their Hats

neiltrodden Re:Hey, krulgar- (225 comments)

Did you ever consider giving them some fucking money for that service?

Did they ever consider charging for it?

more than 3 years ago

Dell Releases Streak Source Code

neiltrodden Re:You are not sure either! (83 comments)

If the drivers are not GPL, you don't get them. You don't even get gmail as that is provided in binary form by google.

about 4 years ago

Dell Releases Streak Source Code

neiltrodden Re:Because of a lawsuit from the FSF (83 comments)

I think the burden of proof is on you, rather than your target. I could sue you for saying defamatory things about me, but you'd have to prove that you never did - despite me not even providing a single quote showing how you may have defamed me.

about 4 years ago

'Wi-Fi Illness' Spreads To Ontario Public Schools

neiltrodden No-one ever calls in sick to their holidays (663 comments)

It's no surprise that kids might feel or make more of symptoms when there is the possibility they could get out of doing something they'd rather not do. What I am surprised about is that people have noticed they are ill in school but not at home. There's about 8 wifi networks around my home, there's only *one* at work. The wifi is not the common denominator here.

more than 4 years ago

Google Wave Out of Beta

neiltrodden How old is this news? (255 comments)

It's been out of beta for over a month as the DATED press release states!

more than 4 years ago

Pirate Bay Trial Ends In Jail Sentences

neiltrodden It isn't just 'links' though is it? (1870 comments)

It's an actual file that facilitates you connecting to their *own* tracker. And without that tracker you wouldn't be able to download the file via bittorrent.

They aren't just telling people about files that are available, they are colluding in the distribution of them. They are naively pretending they are ignorant of the types of files they are facilitating the downloading of yet a simple search of they own site tells you *exactly* what files are being shared. How are they supposed to know what "Wolverine-Workprint.avi" is, they only have the name.... well when thousands of people download a torrent for it under your movies category, I'd say it was clear what it was.

more than 5 years ago

Chrome EULA Reserves the Right To Filter Your Web

neiltrodden You don't *have* to use it. (171 comments)

"Does this mean that Google reserves the right to filter my web browsing experience in Chrome (without my consent to boot)?"

No, they'll only do it with your consent. The 'consent' being given when you agree to the EULA upon installing the binary build they give you. Of course, you can just disagree and not accept it.

more than 5 years ago

Giving Your Greytrapping a Helping Hand

neiltrodden Re:Um, (109 comments)

They aren't targeting these emails at your average /.er though.

more than 5 years ago

The Realities of Selling Independently Developed PC Games

neiltrodden Re:Interesting/Disappointing (120 comments)

Some indie developers aren't fussed but others seem to believe they have a god given right for their product to be immune from piracy

Well they aren't ever going to be immune from it, but they certainly don't deserve to be pirated which you allude to with your comments on the price and the quality.

If it's good enough to seek out a pirate copy, then it's good enough to buy. $28 is NOT a lot to pay for something, I doubt anyone is out there aspiring to be able to one day afford $28 apart from people who think they have a sense of entitlement to own everything they want, despite not owning the conviction to go out spend honest money on it.

He deserves poor sales if he has wrongly priced the product but that price is not making pirates out of otherwise decent people who *really want* to pay/play.

more than 5 years ago

Drug Deletes Fearful Memories

neiltrodden What if it deleted something really important.. (247 comments)

...but not something you'd notice straight away? Would you ever even miss it? Would your life be a bit more crap because you lost a fond memory to look back on and didn't even know it?

more than 5 years ago

Fun Things To Do With Your Honeypot System

neiltrodden Re:Honey can lead to infant botulism (136 comments)

I'm only replying to this post so that I can validate that, a: it is real, and b: I am NOT hallucinating.

more than 8 years ago


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