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Indie Devs Upload Their Own Game To The Pirate Bay

ninthbit Re:Pirate bay accepts uploads? (227 comments)

I was just wondering the same thing... why hasn't the standard /. elititist correction storm began. I'm pretty sure if they were an actual seed box instead of just a search engine they would have some serious legal problems.

about 3 years ago
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Texas and Taxes: Is a Server a Business Presence?

ninthbit Re:Moving to the Cloud? (103 comments)

Shhhh..... you're going to give the 49 other states some bad ideas on how to meet their boated budgets.

more than 3 years ago
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Texas and Taxes: Is a Server a Business Presence?

ninthbit Re:Kill the bill (103 comments)

If anything, this law would help create jobs. It demonstrates that the Texas government will actually clarify ambiguity, which in turn provides businesses such as webhosts the ability to operate in clearly defined guidlines. This encourages businesses, it says "host your servers here, we won't screw you with an outdated tax law."

more than 3 years ago
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An Inside Look At the Rise and Fall of RIM

ninthbit Re:Arrogance rarely wins... (267 comments)

Such is the nature of CEO disease... they just happen to have a double dose of it.

more than 3 years ago
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An Inside Look At the Rise and Fall of RIM

ninthbit Re:Use the Droid platform (267 comments)

Because they have NO other choice. It's a "stay and play with the new rules" or "get out of the game" market right now. They no longer have a unique competative advantage other than their established userbase. Setting up a blackberry app that runs within an Android environment could setup a system in which people can bring their own device, but not have to deal with complete Corporate-IT lockdown of the phone since BB runs in it's own little sandbox.

more than 3 years ago
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Lawyer Attempts To Trademark Bitcoin

ninthbit Re:Vigilante justice (209 comments)

But the people will let you fuck them. Over and over again... in public... with props. If people get thier American Idol and Survivior they really don't care who, how often, or how they get fucked.

more than 3 years ago
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US ISPs, Big Content Reaching Antipiracy Agreement

ninthbit Re:How will this impact hardcore infringers? (342 comments)

I pirate because I'm cheap... If my solution to allow me to pirate movies costs me an additional $20 a month, then I'll just lower my tier of bandwidth and use netflix and redbox. I don't care how I get my media, just so long as it's the cheapest possible way. Currently that's fast internet w/ uTorrent using RSS feeds for my TV shows and Piratebay for my movies. I only need crazy fast internet to make my torrents go faster. If my ISP discurrages that, then I'll bump down to the minimum required for streaming. Their loss, netflixes gain.

more than 3 years ago
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Learning Programming In a Post-BASIC World

ninthbit And why doesnt BASIC still work? (510 comments)

And why doesnt BASIC still work? Any reason they can't still use BASIC?

more than 3 years ago
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Fired IT Worker Replaces CEO's Presentation With Porn

ninthbit Re:Awesome (316 comments)

"His probation forbids posession of software "enabing remote access and monitoring of other computers." He can't work out of his home."

Hell, he can't even use the Internet by that definition. He would be remotely accessing webservers to monitor their webpages.

more than 3 years ago
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Soldier Re-Grows Leg Muscle After Experimental Procedure

ninthbit Marine not Soldier (141 comments)

Soldiers = Army Marine = Marine Corps Get your shit straight. Marines aren't soldiers, and if fucking pisses us off to be called them.

more than 3 years ago
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Lack Of Technology Puts Star Wars Series On Hold

ninthbit Give it to HBO (1 comments)

If he's got 50 hours worth, thats 5 ten episode seasons. HBO has been doing an awesome job lately. The CGI he needs can't be that hard, he just has to realize that it's going to be shot digitaly and not with film.

more than 2 years ago
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CNET Sued Over LimeWire Client Downloads

ninthbit Re:Safe Harbour? (206 comments)

Problem is, Limeware isn't the infringing material, it is only a tool commonly used by infringers. CNET can argue that their only a service provider, but with the state of the US legal system it will still cost them a fortune to end this.

more than 3 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Becoming a Network Administrator?

ninthbit Re:Only 100 workstations (480 comments)

If you want to get fancy with it, you can VLAN the workstations from the printer and the servers, then setup some ACLs. Thats the ONLY reason I say it's diffrent than a cable router.

more than 3 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Becoming a Network Administrator?

ninthbit Only 100 workstations (480 comments)

LOL... Really? If you can't handle that one, then you are really doing more harm than good by trying. Thats about as simple as a network get, right after a home network. I don't even know where to start.

more than 3 years ago
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Malaysian Government Offers Free E-mail To All Citizens

ninthbit Re:Trust (189 comments)

Actually, if they have a PKI setup as using smartcards may suggest, then this email account will likely be their most secure communication platform. It would only depend on how secure their private keys are. In any case, its more secure than an unencrypted mailbox that ANY law enforement agency or ISP employee can peek into like traditional email accounts.

more than 3 years ago
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AT&T Admits Network Can't handle iPhone, iPad

ninthbit Re:I can't believe AT&T didn't predict this! (7 comments)

I'd go with that they really didn't care. AT&T has been more aligned with the family plans, while Verizon is more for the singles. The older subscriber base isn't as tech savy, and likely to not know there is a problem. A bandwidth shortage would also serve as support for justifing the purchase of T-Mobile as well as preventing Net Neutrality legislation. Not to mention, that by neglecting 3g infrastructure they have additional cash for 4g and the stock looks better.

more than 3 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Do I Give IT a Login On Our Dept. Server?

ninthbit Re:I Call Bullshit (1307 comments)

But who on /. wouldn't know this most basic security concern? If you read /. then you have at least a little nerd in you, and ALL nerds know not to open this up. I’m amazed that admin didn’t completely flip-out on this guy. He just wants a non-root account WTF?

But I will have to say that doctors, lawyers, and military officers are a bunch of overly defensive arrogant fucks. But to be fair... aren't we admins as well :)

more than 3 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Do I Give IT a Login On Our Dept. Server?

ninthbit I Call Bullshit (1307 comments)

This whole Ask Slashdot is bullshit flamebait. Anyone who reads /. knows this request is absurd. Someone that knows enough to install and configure the listed apps knows that requesting a rouge server to have open internet access and no management it NOT going to happen.

more than 3 years ago
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Trek Tech That Most Needs To Be Invented Before I Die:

ninthbit Re:Replicator (633 comments)

And exacerbate our energy problems. The world makes enough food to feed itself. Our current markets just don't provide the incentive to get it to the people who need it most. Now, if energy wasn’t a concern the transporter would provide a means to get it there, cut down on the number of vehicles on the roads, and put an end to BS at airports. Personally. I have food on my table, and have no problems getting to work, so what would I want? A “fully functional” Android something in between Data’s mom and daughter. Guess which is most likely to get invented first?

more than 3 years ago
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Immaculate Conception In a Boa Constrictor

ninthbit Re:And the chromosomal oddity is... (478 comments)

Two WW chromosomes. In mammals, we have X and Y chromosomes to determine sex—but in reptiles, fish, and of course birds, the norm for a female is ZW, and the norm for a male is ZZ. This brought to you by Tilde R: Helping Those Who Hate RTFA.

Does this make them the opposite of the YY prisoners from Aliens 3. Are these WW females overly emotional and caring?

more than 3 years ago

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Why can't Android go the same route as RHEL?

ninthbit ninthbit writes  |  more than 3 years ago

ninthbit (623926) writes "When it comes down to it, Android is just another distro. Why does Google need to withhold Honeycomb source to prevent fragmentation? Google can use trademark\brand control to ensure compliance to whatever configuration guidelines they are trying to establish. If someone didn't want to fully comply with the guidelines then Google just would not allow them to license the use of the Android logo or brand. A reputable manufacture is going to want the Android marketability. With unbranded source, the homebrew crowd could develop on a CentOS like version. This would allow 3rd party ROMs to be made from the homebrew community, satisfy the open source advocates, but not truly fragment the Android platform."

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