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Supreme Court Rules Against Aereo Streaming Service

psm321 Re:misunderstanding of the internet? (484 comments)

My reaction to this ruling was to breathe a sigh of relief, because the likely consequence to an Aereo victory was the continued erosion of original content on OTA. That business model is hard enough to maintain as is with ad revenue.

Just like all the content companies were going to stop putting anything on the air without mandatory enforcement of the broadcast flag, right?

about 3 months ago
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Apple Says Many Users 'Bought an Android Phone By Mistake'

psm321 Re:It true !!!! (711 comments)

Google Play is not the only way to get apps on your Android phone.
Steam is not the only way to get games on your PC.
Amazon is not the only way to get books onto your Kindle (according to my brief research... I don't use a Kindle myself)
Apple AppStore is the only way to get apps on your iPhone without jailbreaking (not required for any of the things listed above)

about 3 months ago
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Anonymous's Latest Target: Boston Children's Hospital

psm321 Re:What about Justina? (329 comments)

They do... if you review any of the available information on the case it's obvious that she is both physically and psychologically much worse off now. Wheelchair-bound instead of ice-skating and smuggling notes begging to be taken out and saying "I feel like I'm in jail". BCH and the judge messed up (possibly with good intentions at first) and now are perpetuating their mistake to try to cover it up.

about 5 months ago
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Silicon Valley Could Be Heading For a New Stock Collapse.

psm321 Re:Bullshit from statists. (200 comments)

Poe's law: Without a blatant display of humor, it is impossible to create a parody of extremism or fundamentalism that someone won't mistake for the real thing.

about 10 months ago
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Middle-Click Paste? Not For Long

psm321 Re:three? (729 comments)

If I had easy access to three button mice, I'd buy them.

Enjoy!

about a year ago
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Amazon Angling For Same-Day Delivery Beyond Groceries

psm321 Re:Maybe they deserve it (193 comments)

Along the same lines of not integrating online and brick-and-mortar, I hate that most stores don't have a good way to access in-store inventory online. If I'm visiting Sears' website, it's generally not because I want to order something online from Sears, and even less likely that I want to buy from another seller on Sears' copy-cat Amazon marketplace. It's because I want something now and I want to find out if the store has it. As far as I can tell, that's pretty much impossible with most stores other than by going in yourself or taking the time to call every store and find someone in the right department who can tell you whether they have the sort of item you're looking for.

1 year,27 days
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T-Mobile Wi-Fi Calling Was Vulnerable to Trivial MITM Attack

psm321 Re:Cyanogen (24 comments)

I believe it's GAN-Lite. Not 100% sure.

about a year and a half ago
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Homeland Security Stole Michael Arrington's Boat

psm321 Re:Much worse under Obama regime (812 comments)

Umm, the "fanatical" left is still complaining plenty. Just the mainstream (center-right) Democratic partisans have stopped, because they only care about what party is in power. Please don't confuse the two. (For details, just look at how much the Obama administration derides "professional leftists")

about a year and a half ago
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Got a Cell Phone Booster? FCC Says You Have To Turn It Off

psm321 Re:I'll get right on that (245 comments)

hundreds or thousands

about a year and a half ago
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Google Looks To Cut Funds To Illegal Sites

psm321 Re:AKA Google drives Bitcoin Into Mainstream use (347 comments)

The fixed maximum number will not lead to a deflationary spiral as you think

...

as each coin is divisible by 99,999,999 , over time as value goes up, less amounts are used, the coins are continually split up.

And what, exactly, do you think deflation is?

about a year and a half ago
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E-Mail Hack Exposes Bush Family Pictures, Correspondence

psm321 Re:I hope this guy's good... (230 comments)

It's back up to lifetime protection as of a few months ago.

about a year and a half ago
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Pushing Back Against Licensing and the Permission Culture

psm321 Re:BSD (320 comments)

Any chance you can provide some citations on this? I am honestly curious because this goes against everything I know about public domain, I could not find any references to the concept you refer to (except that Congress can re-copyright expired copyrights), and also no reference to the empire game issue you referred to. About the closest thing I found was RMS stating that there would be an empire game for GNU is his manifesto, but with no indication that it was in response to some lawsuits (and mentioned in parallel with X, lisp, text editors, etc.)

about a year and a half ago
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Kim Dotcom Reveals Mega Will Offer 50GB of Free Storage

psm321 Re:Woohoo piracy returns! (203 comments)

You're thinking of plagiarism. Copyright infringement is infringing someone's copyright, which is their legal right to control distribution of their works. When you distribute a work in a manner that the copyright owner does not allow, you are committing copyright infringement. You should use the proper terminology instead of trying to redefine things to what you want them to mean, and then saying that those who don't agree with your redefined terms need to "learn english".

about a year ago
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HP Sues Over LCD Price Fixing

psm321 Re:This shouldn't come as any sort of surprise. (56 comments)

If anything, these companies should be forced to pay a class action settlements to anyone who bought their products at artificially high prices.

Here you go: https://lcdclass.com/

It's disturbing to me how little this has been publicized, to the point that even comments on this article don't mention it. It's an unusually decent class action settlement too, with damages around $25/screen (and not in coupons). The filing deadline is tomorrow, so get to it quick!

about 2 years ago
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Search For "Foolproof Suffocation" Missed In Casey Anthony Case

psm321 Re:First (379 comments)

I wasn't going for a strong reference to the movie quote. More the fact that credible literally means believable :)

about 2 years ago
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Search For "Foolproof Suffocation" Missed In Casey Anthony Case

psm321 Re:First (379 comments)

Incredible. Although completely believable.

That word, I don't think you know what it means. :-D (Yes, I get your point, just found that humorous and had to point it out)

about 2 years ago

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My First Journal Entry

psm321 psm321 writes  |  more than 11 years ago

Lameness filter won't let me post this, let's see if it works here:

(in response to http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=55568&cid=5417476)

Then there's something wrong with your setup. Yes I know this has a journal (ext3) but I've done it on my previous filesystem without a journal and I don't see how a journal would affect the file size the file system can handle.

# tune2fs -l /dev/hde1
tune2fs 1.27 (8-Mar-2002)
Filesystem volume name:
Last mounted on:
Filesystem UUID: 63cd6336-d861-11d6-9791-b3f4cb2930b0
Filesystem magic number: 0xEF53
Filesystem revision #: 1 (dynamic)
Filesystem features: has_journal filetype needs_recovery sparse_super large_file
Filesystem state: clean
Errors behavior: Continue
Filesystem OS type: Linux
Inode count: 31490048
Block count: 31459278
Reserved block count: 1572963
Free blocks: 3203155
Free inodes: 31244817
First block: 0
Block size: 4096
Fragment size: 4096
Blocks per group: 32768
Fragments per group: 32768
Inodes per group: 32768
Inode blocks per group: 1024
Last mount time: Thu Feb 13 12:15:37 2003
Last write time: Thu Feb 13 12:15:37 2003
Mount count: 13
Maximum mount count: 28
Last checked: Wed Feb 5 11:19:32 2003
Check interval: 15552000 (6 months)
Next check after: Mon Aug 4 12:19:32 2003
Reserved blocks uid: 0 (user root)
Reserved blocks gid: 0 (group root)
First inode: 11
Inode size: 128
Journal UUID:
Journal inode: 288
Journal device: 0x0000
First orphan inode: 1540292
# mount /dev/hde1 on / type ext2 (rw)
none on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,gid=5,mode=620)
none on /proc type proc (rw)
usbdevfs on /proc/bus/usb type usbdevfs (rw)
#
# cd /
# pwd
/
# dd if=/dev/zero of=big-file bs=1M count=6000
6000+0 records in
6000+0 records out
# ls -l big-file
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 6291456000 Mar 2 21:25 big-file
# rm big-file
# ls -l big-file /bin/ls: big-file: No such file or directory
#

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