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Legislation In New York To Ban Anonymous Speech Online

pipboy9999 A new era dawns (398 comments)

I hope this doesn't signal a new "I'll get my bill auto-approved by saying it addresses _____" era. While I support almost any thing to stop bullying, I worry that this is just a "well we tried bill".

more than 2 years ago
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US Police Increasingly Peeping At Email, IMs

pipboy9999 Re:Simple Solution (113 comments)

"not a complete solution" Nor is it a realistic solution for most of the world.

Running a mail server from home would violate just about every ISP ToS I have seen as well.

more than 3 years ago
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US Police Increasingly Peeping At Email, IMs

pipboy9999 Re:Hm. (113 comments)

Unfortunately if you are being arrested or they have a warrant you don't have the right to tell them to fuck off...for the most part.

more than 3 years ago
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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Announced for November 2011

pipboy9999 Excellent! (231 comments)

This game should be released right around the time my son will be gaining the fine motor skills needed to operate a Dualshock controller...assuming that it is not a PC exclusive.

about 4 years ago
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How much TV do you watch in a week, on average?

pipboy9999 Depends (385 comments)

My TV time really depends if its Hockey season and my local team's schedule.

about 4 years ago
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Fighting Ad Blockers With Captcha Ads

pipboy9999 Prevalence (450 comments)

I can count on zero (0) hands how many times I have been to those three sites in the last five years, and I can count on one hand the number of Captchas I have been forced to interact with in the last month. I get the feeling that most of the sites I visit, and would expect to see a captcha at, aren't going to want to use such an off-putting system. The sites that I really care about blocking ads on are sites that I hardly visit.

When encountering a new site I usually block the most annoying ads and leave the static image and less annoying ads alone. It is only when a site gets douchey with its advertising that I start to block entire domains. If EA, Wrigley and Disney (and almost all other big-name company sites) could provide a less annoying advertisment experiance on their sites I would not feel compelled to block all ads.

more than 4 years ago
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EVE Player Loses $1,200 Worth of Game Time In-Game

pipboy9999 Huh? (620 comments)

I am the only one who thought that writing an article, and one of questionable news value for that matter, from the point of view of some one who has played that game for years was a bad idea?

How is "some guy does some thing, apparently, dumb in-game" news that is interesting or relevant to non-players of that game?

more than 4 years ago
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Desired Input For Console Video Games?

pipboy9999 Re:APPLY DIRECTLY TO THE WALL (271 comments)

Not that you can't, its just more difficult. I have successfully played Mario Cart with the remote in the Guitar Hero guitar. It was awkward as hell, but I did it, and even placed pretty well.

more than 4 years ago
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Three Indicted In Scareware Scam That Netted $100M

pipboy9999 Re:Scareware claiming viruses on my Linux computer (120 comments)

Personally I like to watch those sites do there thing on my Linux Laptop. I get an odd sense of satisfaction out of it. Some times I even click 'OK' just to watch them struggle with Wine.

more than 4 years ago
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Gulf Oil Leak Plugged?

pipboy9999 Hmm... (611 comments)

Perhaps I just don't understand all the complicated factors involved with this type of situation, but I was wondering why BP couldn't have just slid a larger tube over the rupture and essentially funnel much of the oil some place contained. If you can divert the oil to another tube you could then pump it to a taker-barge and then deal with it there *before* it gets into the Gulf.

more than 4 years ago
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Microsoft-Yahoo Search Deal Gets Go-Ahead From EU, US DoJ

pipboy9999 Re:I think... (113 comments)

Perhaps Yahoo! has built a large city destroying robot, or created some sort of Google employee targeting bio-weapon that they and are looking to get MS as a 50/50 partner in the upcoming mayhem and destruction.

more than 4 years ago
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Sony Joins the Offensive Against Pre-Owned Games

pipboy9999 Crappy Games (461 comments)

You know, I don't think I will be bothered by all this restrictions on pre-owned games, and for that matter DRM, registration, mandatory network connections etc. It seems to me that the games that get the "We need to get every penny possible out of this" focus from the publishers are the types of games that IMO suck. Personally I don't get all that bothered by it since, with a few exceptions, I am really sick of the Madden *Insert Year Here*, Generic Space Marine Kills a Ton of Aliens, or Overly Bloody FPS games that every one is making these days. I am sure that some of them are actually a quality product, but until the video game industry gets its creativity and soul back, I wont be sending much of my money their way.

I want my SNES/Gensis glory days back damn-it!

more than 4 years ago
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Distance, in multiples of my height, from my birthplace:

pipboy9999 Re:A conversion table (465 comments)

Then my answer of 1-3000 was correct. I am 6ft tall and right now I can see the hospital I was born at since it is across the street from my office building.

Also, I live just under 2 miles from the hospital, so it would also be correct for my home address. That seems sad now that I think about it...

more than 4 years ago
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AT&T Loses First Legal Battle Against Verizon

pipboy9999 Truth In Advertising (214 comments)

This is a little off topic, but if there is one industry that desperately needs some Truth In Advertising laws enforced, its the wireless industry. I don't know why AT&T is so pissed. All the major carriers play up the smallest advantage they have over competitors as 'THE' deciding factor in who is the best carrier. How can Sprint AT&T and Verizon all have the best 3G networks like they each claim in their commercials?

about 5 years ago
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Easing the Job of Family Tech Support?

pipboy9999 Re:Simple economics: (932 comments)

This might work for friends, but people tend to forget those infant years of their life when their parents did literally every thing for them, and then in your school-age years when they still provided for nearly all of your daily needs. As frustrating as it is for me, I do it with out too much griping because I know it was my parents that bought me my first computer, let me have the freedom to explore it, fed and housed me for 19 years, and never once asked for any thing more than an occasional chore. A few hours of annoyance one or twice a month seems like a small price to pay when all things are considered.

more than 5 years ago
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Google Under Fire For Calling Their Language "Go"

pipboy9999 Re:Perfect example (512 comments)

Hmm...I suppose you are correct then. Perhaps I should have consulted the almighty Wikipedia before posting.

more than 5 years ago
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At My Computer Desk, I Use...

pipboy9999 Repeat? (628 comments)

Didn't we just recently have a poll almost exactly like this?

Duplicate?

more than 5 years ago
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Google Under Fire For Calling Their Language "Go"

pipboy9999 Re:Perfect example (512 comments)

I think the issue here is more akin to trademarks rather than IP. It sounds to me like the inventors of Go! are not claiming that Google just ripped off their language, but are upset that the new Google language was named in a confusingly similar manner to theirs. This can then confuse people generally looking for Go! rather than Go.

more than 5 years ago
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Microsoft Patents Sudo's Behavior

pipboy9999 Re:Penalties (657 comments)

I assume that the logic there would be that the mathematics existed prior to the discovery of it. The Pythagorean theorem is a law of nature governing right triangles, Pythagoras didn't just sit down one day and "invent" an equation that solved for triangle side lengths, he discovered it. On the other hand, if I write a new snippet of code to solve a problem I am having, I invented a solution to the problem.

more than 5 years ago
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Glenn Beck Loses Dispute Over Parody Domain

pipboy9999 The Onion (1172 comments)

I wonder if he'll have the same reaction to this piece from the onion?

The Onion's opinion.

more than 5 years ago

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