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The Pirate Bay Launches Free VPN

reverendbeer Re:Again, the Internet routes around the damage... (359 comments)

The solution is for people to recognize that they are doing harm with piracy.

(peruses profile/previous comments) PROCESSING... PROCESSING... RIAA SHILL DETECTED...

more than 2 years ago
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The Pirate Bay Launches Free VPN

reverendbeer Re:Again, the Internet routes around the damage... (359 comments)

Interesting....but, the shift in the way people view the concept of copyright that you speak of (and, yes, I sense it too) came about because of that romantic idea of defiance. You toss that away and people will just revert to ad hominem "MUST DO AS IMPORTANT PEOPLE TELL ME" thinking. The idea MUST hold that classically romantic feeling of "This is Right. This is Important"...otherwise, it's not interesting and, therefore, not worth fighting for.

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Worst Computer Scene In TV or Movies?

reverendbeer Re:The scene from 24 (1200 comments)

SHE DIDN'T HAVE THE TIME!

more than 3 years ago
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North Korea Opens .kp Sites On the Internet

reverendbeer Re:Yay! (175 comments)

The Leader is gratified that your prove his point that oppressed masses throughout the world laud the technological strides that makes the DPRK the leader in advancement and computer science (III) throughout the world. He offers you a place at his side in the coming revolution. [you are likely to be eaten by a grue]

about 4 years ago
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I am employee number ...

reverendbeer Employee Zero... (342 comments)

...will vacate the human residence.

about 4 years ago
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UK Goverment IT Chief Backs Open Source Suppliers

reverendbeer Re:Wonder how long he'll last (72 comments)

Usually courageous people like that get removed from office pretty quick.

Unfortunately true. It's like Tommy Lee Jones says in Men in Black, "A person is smart. People are dumb..."

If only there were more persons and less people...

about 4 years ago
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New Copyright Lawsuits Go After Porn On Bittorrent

reverendbeer Why would anyone... (209 comments)

...bother downloading an entire porn movie? The innumerable porn versions of youtube that are out there provide plenty of free material for, er, whatever you need it for. Whether 5 minutes or an hour, it's out there and with all the variety you've come to expect. Er, so I hear.

more than 4 years ago
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9 Ideas For Coping With Space Junk

reverendbeer What problem? (149 comments)

Just send up a guy with a jet pack and a baseball bat...let reentry take care of the rest.

more than 4 years ago
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Czech Copyright Bill Undercuts Copyleft, Artists

reverendbeer Re:Speechless (282 comments)

At least in the soviet era, the brutal attack was expected...and even anticipated. After the fall of the "state," everyone expected change. Something like this is kinda like your grandmother hitting you with a baseball bat for eating a chocolate that she gave you.

more than 4 years ago
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Video Showing Half a Million Asteroid Discoveries

reverendbeer "That's some mighty fine science, Lou." (154 comments)

Since 1980 over a half million asteroids have been discovered, mostly between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter

Between Mars and Jupiter, huh? You mean right where the asteroid belt is? And there are asteroids in it? Wow.

more than 4 years ago
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Non-profit manned space rocket launching in a week

reverendbeer For better coverage... (2 comments)

...check out this thread this thread. Pics and responses from the builders on pages 1, 4, 8, 10, and 15. This is a seriously awesome project.

more than 4 years ago
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Music Festival Producer Pre-Sues Bootleggers

reverendbeer Where the hell is the ACLU? (422 comments)

Shouldn't they be kicking down various things while screaming about freedom right now? Seriously. Has no one told them?

more than 4 years ago
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Driverless Cars Begin 8,000-Mile Trek

reverendbeer Re:Digital Driver (151 comments)

Let's see...Fatal US traffic crashes for 2008: 34,017. Population of US in 2008: 301,621,157. So, let's see...My chance of dying in a fatal crash (in 2008) was .0001 Percent. You know? I'm kind of fine with those odds.

more than 4 years ago
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Driverless Cars Begin 8,000-Mile Trek

reverendbeer Re:Digital Driver (151 comments)

The big problem with this idea is that, much like other "society changing" ideas, no one will use it. The inherent fear/insecurity that humanity has towards things outside of their control ensures that this, and any other technology of this sort, will go unused and disregarded. I'm not being cynical, I'm being honest. I think this is a great idea, and I think it needs to be researched and experimented with further. I will, however, never use such technology since it impinges on my inherent need to have control over my surroundings. Self-driving cars...meh.

more than 4 years ago
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SETI Institute Is Looking For a Few Good Algorithms

reverendbeer Re:How hard could it be... (98 comments)

if data contains alien_signal then alert("Found Alien!!! Prepare for destruction!!!) end if

I'm sorry, Dave, I can't do that.

more than 4 years ago
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States Launch Joint Probe of Google Wi-Fi Snooping

reverendbeer Shouldn't they... (134 comments)

...be launching a joint probe into ACTA? That's a little more invasive and worthy of investigation, imho.

more than 3 years ago
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UK's RIAA Goes After Google Using the US DMCA

reverendbeer So? (184 comments)

None of the information presented in this is relevent. The company/organization involved did exactly what they should have: used the law from the country of the company in question to force an action. What the f(*& should they have done? File suit in Nigeria? Demand restitution from the Knights Templar? Ask for summary judgment from good King Wenislas?

more than 4 years ago

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