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The Fallout From a Flickr DMCA Takedown

polle404 US dmca my.... (170 comments)

I'm sorry, what?
Shouldn't Flickr repost? what?
why the f... didn't they just # out the post and related data, and then re-instate it?
and why oh why does this s#it even effect anything outside the legal bounds of the US?

more than 2 years ago

A Few Million Monkeys Finish Recreating Shakespeare's Works

polle404 Re:It's a cheat. (186 comments)

It could also be taken as the monkeys are smarter than people, as a few million monkeys have produced what a few billion homo sapiens (I use the term loosely) haven't been able to do on the intertubes...

more than 3 years ago

Google Adds Games To Google+

polle404 Re:Google+ (161 comments)

I rather don't have everything about me known by a single company, so I like to use Facebook much more than let Google know all my personal details, my friends, my web searches, my YouTube views, my emails and every site I visit on the internet

Oh believe me, Zuckerberg's no slouch when it comes to tracking facebook users.


more than 3 years ago

3D Hacking Environment Links Kinect, Blender, and Metasploit

polle404 Zumba? (93 comments)

"3D Hacking Environment Links Kinect, Blender, and Metasploit"....and Zumba!

So now I can "hack" like a scriptkiddie, while playing 'Dance Dance Revolution'?
come to think of it, my 7 Year old goddaughter would probably be a better "hacker" than me, if it comes to this.

The positive sideeffect is that the scriptkiddies soon will have the physique to run from the cops/feds.
"news at eleven: Hackers fitter than jocks!" (still can't catch a fuusball, though)

more than 3 years ago

Reaction To Diablo 3's Always-Online Requirement

polle404 bye bye, then... (591 comments)

No singleplayer offline?
no money from me, then...
I don't really have a lack of connection options, I work for an ISP, I have broadband, I have 3G dongle I can use in my laptop, I even have a 'Droid phone i can get data through, should i have forgotten my 3G dongle...
Heck, in about a 1/3 of the commuter trains there's free wifi!

Don't change a thing.
Blizzard's bad gamedesign/need to snoop on my gaming sessions/me finding myself in an area without coverage is going to ensure that i will 'vote with my dollar' so to speak, and my vote goes to the company that makes a game playable for me, where ever I am.

If I choose to do a 'Kaczynski' and do my singleplayer gaming from a remote cabin in Wisconsin, it's my choice, not Blizzards.

more than 3 years ago

Copycat "hiPhone 5" Surfaces In China

polle404 Re:US dollars? (227 comments)

About 2.7108535 grams of gold.
Oh. yeah... American...
About 0,095622543 oz. of gold.

more than 3 years ago

Why Public Email Needs a Police Force

polle404 right... more bribable organisations (133 comments)

yeah... no.
We don't need an internet police, another organisation susceptible to politic bickering, bribes, ect.
What we need is a better, more secure way of handling certain types of traffic.

more than 3 years ago

James Murdoch's Defense Crumbles

polle404 Re:Scum or average businessman? (272 comments)

for the average geek out there, he's the J Jonah Jameson to our collective Spiderman selves...

more than 3 years ago

Security Consultants Warn About PROTECT-IP Act

polle404 what about the root servers? (298 comments)

I'm worried about the 'regular' DNS servers out there, sure, but what scares the crap out of me is the root servers.
If this act will require tampering on the root servers, we're all f*cked.

as to the normal DNS blocking, Denmark has had this for a few years, and it's a travesty, innocent domains land on the filter list all the time, and it's virtually impossible to get off it, and the list isn't public, so you're forced to all kinds of shenanigans to find out if you ARE on there or not.

more than 3 years ago

Can a Monkey Get a Copyright & Issue a Takedown?

polle404 Monkey == Photographer (335 comments)

"if anyone did, the monkeys had the best claim, and certainly not the photographer."

The monkey IS the photographer!
IANA(Copyright)L, but does the law specify that the copyright-holder has to be human?
If not, the takedown notice would be fraudulent, as it's not the monkey or the legal guardian (owner?) issuing the takedown, but the owner of the camera?

Techdirt, however, is on rickety ground with their fair use, unless all copyright claims are disproved by all mammals?

more than 3 years ago

DOJ Could Ban Texas Flights Over Anti-Patdown Law

polle404 Re:Not Economically Feasible (377 comments)

Texas should play their game and call their bluff.

Yup, since the groping & scanning only happens in the US, they'd have to ban all international flights as well.
I guess that would make TX the only state open to international flights?

more than 3 years ago

DOJ Could Ban Texas Flights Over Anti-Patdown Law

polle404 Re:This doesn't sound like Texas politics... (377 comments)

They would have to ban international flights as well, since pedobear fondling & Xray scanners aren't used in the rest of the world.
Hell, most countries in EU would would arrest you for sexual assault, and the scanners would require properly trained medical personnel (fully trained nurses) to operate them.

more than 3 years ago

A $25 PC On a USB Stick

polle404 nerwork interface... (352 comments)

throw in a network interface, and I'll buy enough for a beowulf cluster.

more than 3 years ago

'Motherlode' of Data Seized At Bin Laden Compound

polle404 Re:Forget the intelligence (718 comments)

well, if he's been watching Showgirls, it stands to reason he'd want to destroy Hollywood, at least...

more than 3 years ago

Australia Ranked Fourth In Internet Freedom

polle404 Re:That's a really short list. (221 comments)

and no Denmark, with their mandatory CP-blocking list (that's privately run) and DNS-blocking of whatever the local version of *AA don't like.

more than 3 years ago

SlashTweaks Let YOU Micro-Edit Slashdot

polle404 In soviet Russia (257 comments)

In soviet Russia, Slashdot microedits/goatse's/karmawhores/grits YOU!

more than 2 years ago

My in-use, non-TV displays add up to (diag.):

polle404 Re:My humble list (264 comments)

2x24" monitors
2x13,3" laptops
1x10,4" netbook
1x9" netbook
1x7" tablet
1x4,3" phone
1x10" monitor

1x42" tv that doubles as a monitor for a Mac mini, but I guess that don't count?

Also, broke, alone and living in a basement appartment.

more than 3 years ago

Tesla Sues BBC's Top Gear For Libel

polle404 Re: (547 comments)

Top Gear is for cars, what Slashdot is for tech.

more than 3 years ago

Scientist Says NASA Must Study Space Sex

polle404 hmm... (389 comments)

I guess I wouldn't mind being the progenitor of a new species...
also, it would get me out of my mom's basement, and most likely result in meeting girls?

Sucky part is, I guess they don't have fiber-interweb-tubes on Mars?

about 4 years ago


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