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Embed a Video, Go To Jail?

rbochan Re:five years for 10 viewings? (314 comments)

Whenever a controversial law is proposed, and its supporters, when confronted with an egregious abuse it would permit, use a phrase along the lines of 'Perhaps in theory, but the law would never be applied in that way' - they're LYING. They intend to use the law that way as early and as often as possible.

more than 3 years ago
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Should Dolphins Be Treated As Non-Human Persons?

rbochan Re:Non-human intelligences (785 comments)

Oh dear god. Dolphin lawyers?!?!?

more than 3 years ago
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The Continued Censorship of Huckleberry Finn

rbochan Re:I'll make you a deal (1073 comments)

or you could just have an opening that explains the context and meaning of the word nigger in the time and place the book takes place in. You could boldly confront the issues of slavery and racisim and teach children something important about their history and the history of the human race...

Or the teacher could, you know, teach that to the class.

more than 3 years ago
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ZoneAlarm Employs Scare Tactics Against Its Users

rbochan See ya ZA (216 comments)

I used to recommend them to residential users. I will not ever again.

more than 4 years ago
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Fun To Be Had With a 10-Foot Satellite Dish?

rbochan Re:Two words (386 comments)

Mod "+5 delicious".

more than 4 years ago
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40 Windows Apps Said To Contain Critical Bug

rbochan Re:Oh noes! (158 comments)

A lot of people need to learn the phrase : "Common sense is not so common".

These day it could be considered a super power.

more than 4 years ago
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Why Recordings From World War I Aren't Public Domain

rbochan Re:Guiltless pirate. (329 comments)

Personally, I'm all for people not breaking just laws. Unjust laws, well, knock yourself out.

more than 4 years ago
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My Automobile Gets __ MPG

rbochan Re:16-20, used to be 26 to 30 (1141 comments)

So, what the hell was she doing on (the shoulder of) the highway then?

Indeed. Why was she on a highway to begin with? Every on-ramp I go on has signs saying "No pedestrians or bicycles", and have for at least the last 15 years.

more than 4 years ago
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Sound As the New Illegal Narcotic?

rbochan Re:Seriously? (561 comments)

There's precedent. Oklahoma's the land of Tuttle, after all.

more than 4 years ago
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Why Being Wrong Makes Humans So Smart

rbochan Re:I'm never wrong... (311 comments)

I'm always wrong. Just ask the wife...

more than 4 years ago
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Voyager 2 Speaking In Tongues

rbochan Re:Garbled how? (260 comments)

You hope in any future endeavor like this, if it hasn't been done already, that each batch of data it sends would start with some sort of test/reference data that they could compare against.

more than 4 years ago
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Later School Start For Teenagers Brings Drop In Absenteeism

rbochan Re:Now only if they had thought of this 30 years a (436 comments)

...We really need a better option for places where walking doesn't work for whatever reason.

Walking? The school systems here bus kids to the school that's ONE BLOCK away. And they stop at every single driveway on a block where a kid lives.

Because... you know... "Why don't you have a seat over there..."

more than 4 years ago
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Newspaper "Hacks Into" Aussie Gov't Website By Guessing URL

rbochan Re:Wouldn't it have been easier (271 comments)

Sorry, but the submitter got at wrong. A secret URL is essentially a password - so attempting lots of funny URLs can be like trying lots of ssh logins. The problem here is that it was a weak password, not that they used a secret URL...

Do you work for the Tuttle, OK government?

more than 4 years ago
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Texas Textbooks Battle Is Actually an American War

rbochan Re:A Christian's take (1252 comments)

Creationism does not in anyway detract from evolution. Some people on both sides think creationism and evolution can not exist together, but they can with the long day theory...

Science? Religion? I'm listening to the guy with the lens in a tube rather than the guy with the corpse on a stick.

more than 4 years ago
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Students Failing Because of Poor Grammar

rbochan Re:unpossible (1343 comments)

"When teachers are expected to be nannies rather than teachers, do u rly expect students 2 xl @ math, language, & science, & b able 2 sp34k in nything but txt sp35k? ZOMG LOL WTF!"

more than 4 years ago
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Does a Lame E-Mail Address Really Matter?

rbochan Re:yes (1049 comments)

That, And some people still live where only dial-up or $120/month satellite service is available. If they communicate well, only some snobbish ass will dump a resume because of that.

more than 4 years ago
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Bing Cashback Can Cost You Money

rbochan Re:"Is this legal" is the wrong question (333 comments)

How is this any different from a grocery store jacking up prices on several items, then a week or two later putting those same items "on sale"?

about 5 years ago
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NASA Attempts To Assuage 2012 Fears

rbochan Re:Oblig Movie Quote (881 comments)

I just don't want to have to buy the White Album again!

about 5 years ago

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rbochan rbochan writes  |  more than 7 years ago

rbochan writes "Nicholas Petreley's blog over at Linux Journal asks an interesting question: What happened to the guts in mainstream publications? Back in the 80's InfoWorld pressured Lotus into ditching its copy protection scheme by docking Lotus 1-2-3 several points in reviews because of the inconvenience. Other vendors jumped on the bandwagon and abandoned copy protection. Not only has copy protection come back from the grave, it has risen like a juggernaut zombie bent on eating everyone's brains. You'll find appropriate outrage in a handful of renegade publications, but what happened to the mainstream journals with the guts of yesteryear?"
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rbochan rbochan writes  |  more than 8 years ago

rbochan writes "The Register is reporting on an unusual bug in Microsoft Exchange 2003 in the UK. October 2006 (also 2010, 2011, and 2016) has 5 Sundays, however Exchange 2003 is hard-coded to 4, and will adjust from BST to GMT on the 4th Sunday. The bug causes programs like Outlook to turn clocks back a week early, turning Britan's "Blackberry-weilding suits into a thundering whirlpool of temporal bedlam." A fix is available here, but is for Exchange 2003 SP 2 only."
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rbochan rbochan writes  |  more than 8 years ago

rbochan writes "LinuxPlanet is reporting that the new "Linux-enabled" Lenovo laptop launched this week at LinuxWorld will not actually come "pre-loaded" with Novell SUSE Linux, a high-ranking Lenovo official said today, contradicting previous reports stating otherwise. Rajat Aggarwal, Lenovo's worldwide product manager for ThinkPad T Series, told LinuxPlanet that the T60p will be sold with a "blank hard disk", and users wishing to run Novel SUSE Linux will have to purchase a license from a 3rd party before they would be allowed to download necessary drivers for the laptop. $3,099 for a laptop with a blank hard drive, plus licensing fees. Nice."

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