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Pinch-to-Zoom and Rounded Rectangles: What the Jury Didn't Say

renegadesx Steve Jobs lived too long (147 comments)

You know sometimes think the cancer killing Steve Jobs in 2011 was a travesty. Shoulda happened in 2005

about 2 years ago
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Windows 8 Is 'a Work of Art.' But It's No Linux

renegadesx Re:If win8 is art.... (371 comments)

No that would be my grandmother taking 'selfies' again.

about 2 years ago
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Forensic Test Predicts Eye and Hair Color From DNA

renegadesx Re:We swear your honor... (73 comments)

But this... is Chewbacca. That does not make sense.

about 2 years ago
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Windows 8 RTM Benchmarked

renegadesx Re:Paid for (398 comments)

I'm all for Microsoft bashing but the "bought opinions" accusation is so 1990's.

about 2 years ago
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The Pacific Ocean Is Polluted With Coffee

renegadesx Re:Starbucks (294 comments)

Man, I forgot Starbucks was still in business over in the US. You poor bastards.

about 2 years ago
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KDE Announces 4.9 Releases

renegadesx Re:What about Windows 8 (159 comments)

Does that mean we can install KDE 4.9 over the top of Windows 8?

about 2 years ago
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Megaupload Drops Lawsuit Against Universal Music

renegadesx Re:Not Surprise for MegaUpload (439 comments)

There is a provision its just not enforced. Whenever someone files a false DMCA claim they are guilty of perjury (which carreis a 5 year jail term). So when Viacom went after YouTubers who were covered by the fair use provisions, Viacom committed perjury, but nobody pressed charges against Viacom. If people used MPAA and RIAA content that were strictly under fair use (and lets face it, they do it all the time) somebody needs to charge them, not sue (as they drag it out) but proceed in criminal charges (which legal work is done by the prosecutor) against these organisations. That way you could see Dodd go to jail.

more than 2 years ago
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Apple Threatens Steve Jobs Doll Maker With Lawsuit

renegadesx Re:California = International Law? (314 comments)

If they own a website in the US: valid If they offer to ship to California but the site is hosted in China: not valid.

more than 2 years ago
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Apple Threatens Steve Jobs Doll Maker With Lawsuit

renegadesx California = International Law? (314 comments)

So what law are they violating? I am talking about China not the US. A Chinese company does not have to answer squat to Apple nor the US legal system. They could make a doll with a penis on the head of Obama and the US Government couldn't touch them. Selling these dolls in the US is another matter (the Steve Jobs ones), but those that want them could simply import directly from China.

more than 2 years ago
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Microsoft In Talks To Buy Nokia's Smartphone Division?

renegadesx Re:Apple? (192 comments)

Don't get any phone on Vodafone or any of their resellers either (in Australia, I hear they are OK overseas). Doesn't matter what phone you have you will lose signal at the drop of a hat.

more than 2 years ago
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Adblock Plus To Offer 'Acceptable Ads' Option

renegadesx Re:Oh cry me a river (373 comments)

The correct saying is "have a cup of concrete and harden the fuck up"

more than 2 years ago
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Ice Cream Sandwich Ported To X86

renegadesx Re:Singularity (202 comments)

We are the borg, lower your shields and surrender your ships. We will add your biological and technological distinctiveness to our own. Your culture will adapt to service us. Resistance is futile.

more than 2 years ago
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RIM PlayBook Tablet Jailbroken

renegadesx Re:Heartbreaking (63 comments)

You have always been able to install unofficial apps on Android. The incentive to root your phone (not sure about tablets) is with alot of handset makers, they are painfully slow to provide updates for ROM's phones if they provide them at all.

HTC is a big culprit: their Gingerbread update took forever and only the Desire/Z/HD & Incredible got the upgrade at all.

more than 2 years ago
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TV Ownership Declines For Second Time Since 1970

renegadesx Re:first post (349 comments)

Oh, my! Next it will be: In Soviet Russia TV owns YOU!

I thought that was America from the 1970's onwards?

more than 2 years ago
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Red Hat's Linux Changes Raise New Questions

renegadesx Re:One of the advantages of Linux (433 comments)

We got around the rsyslog issues, had to change our build scripts from scratch but we got there.

Im just glad upstart's init support isn't broken considering its a one hit wonder and already has been replaced by systemd in Fedora

more than 2 years ago
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Are There Any Smartphones That Respect Privacy?

renegadesx Re:Windows Phone 7 is a good solution (478 comments)

To be fair, malware started appearing on Mac after their move to Intel from PowerPC. The Mac benifited from 2 types of obscurity before the switch. Not only were Mac's not widely used back then, the PPC arch was not widely used either.

more than 2 years ago
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First Look: Oracle NoSQL Database

renegadesx Re:Oracle = pain (117 comments)

You haven't used Oracle RAC & ASM then haven't you?

more than 2 years ago
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Doctor Who To Become Hollywood Feature Film

renegadesx Oh no (357 comments)

This is going to be a disaster. Look there is a vast difference in styles between British and American shows that just don't cross over very well. Im not saying American TV is bad (reality TV is very bad but thats a worldwide problem) but whenever the Americans try to adopt another countries show it loses what made it appealing in the first place.

I remember the horrible mess that was the US version of The Office, as well as the Australian show Kath & Kim.

I remember Hollywood wanted to mess with Red Dwarf, replace The Cat with a female, which alone would have ruined it. What?

Please America, you do you're own thing well and other countries do their thing well. When you try to "Americanize" an overseas franchise you kill the charm that made it good in the first place.

more than 2 years ago

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New Government, New Network?

renegadesx renegadesx writes  |  more than 6 years ago

renegadesx writes "Australia has a new government lead by Kevin Rudd and the center-left Labor party in a landslide victory Saturday night. For months Mr Rudd has promised if elected he intends on bringing Australia up-to-date broadband capacity in establishing a Fiber to the Node (FTTN) infastructure nation wide.

What challenges await the new PM in establishing this? Telstra, who of course want to retain their monopoly over Australia's infastructure. Can Rudd and Telstra play nice in the interests of bringing Australia out of the stone age of DSL capabilities?

Time will tell, the Howard Government and Telstra did not get along at all. http://www.itwire.com.au/content/view/15505/1086/"
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YouTube Censorship again

renegadesx renegadesx writes  |  more than 6 years ago

renegadesx (977007) writes "The creationist ministry Creation Science Evangelism has been filing false DMCA claims against certain YouTube members in what appears to be an attempt to silence all critics.

Creation Science Evangelism is the ministry started by Kent Hovind, who is currently serving a 10 year sentence for tax evasion and is now day to day operations are run by Eric Hovind.

Recently YouTube user "RabidApe" was suspended after multiple DMCA claims had been filed against his videos. Recently the Rational Response Squad tried to send messages and email YouTube notifying them on this matter and as a result have too had their account suspended.

It should be noted that Kent Hovind states many times in his material that his ministry do not copyright their material, essentially making all their content public domain. Also it should be noted if there was any copyrighted content, RabidApe and the Rational Response Squad used the material under "Fair use" for purposes of satire.

Their website http://www.drdino.com/ has since made a recent change to their website stating their material is copyrighted effective January 2005. However they do not have any registered copyrights making these claims false.

YouTube has yet to release a statement and one is not likely. Rational Response Squad is currently considering legal action against Creation Science Evangelism as the number of false DMCA claims filed do class as a felony charge.

For more information please visit http://www.rationalrespnders.com/"

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