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Netflix Cracks Down On VPN and Proxy "Pirates"

silviuc Re:This is a foolish business decision. (437 comments)

The thing is that the MAFIAA does not care. Are these decisions hurting NETFLIX? Good. The MAFIAA hates the internet and streaming services. I saw an article not too long ago in which they were evaluating the impact of Google Fiber speeds on piracy and they were scared shitless. Any sane people would recognize that as a new market to fill. For fucks sake, they now have proper bandwidth lets give them content and make money, but not the MAFIAA, nope.

They are greedy and stupid, really stupid. Just read the other day how "The Interview" made $ 15M from online sales/rentals vs. $ 3M from theatre screenings. Of course they could've made even more but the release was US only, so people took to known torrent sites and downloaded it gratis and DRM-free from there.

I don't think these ass-hats will ever learn and they will do everything in their power to stifle progress and technology. They did it before and will continue to do it instead of working with tech companies.

about a month ago
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Romanian Cybersecurity Law Will Allow Warrantless Access To Data

silviuc Hold on a minute (62 comments)

The law in question has not yet been passed by the president and has already been contested at the Constitutional Court. There it will most likely be declared unconstitutional thus illegal and void.

about a month ago
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GCHQ Warns It Is Losing Track of Serious Criminals

silviuc Yeah, right... (229 comments)

- Oh noes, we can't spy on people so now we don't have enough to blackmail politicians, companies and business owners to do our bidding. Quickly, prep a press release about crime-lords and terrorists!
- Should we add a "think of the children" type paragraph in it sir?
- Neah, not this time.

about a month ago
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US Links North Korea To Sony Hacking

silviuc Of course they do (182 comments)

> It is not known how the US government has determined that North Korea is the culprit

Of course it's known. The same way they established that Iraq had chemical weapons. The method is known as "because we say so".

about a month and a half ago
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Ubisoft Apologizes For Assassin's Creed

silviuc Free game?! FREE?! (171 comments)

How exactly is that game free? They paid for a season pass. This a a crap publisher trying to hold on to money that does not belong to them while trying to spin it as a win for the suckers that got uh... suckered.

about 2 months ago
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HP Unveils Industrial 3D Printer 10X Faster, 50% Cheaper Than Current Systems

silviuc Where will decent software come from? (111 comments)

Who needs software when you can make and sell schematics? 200$ bucks?! Ok, that'll be like what, 40 grumpycat faces at 5$ a pop?

about 3 months ago
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You Got Your Windows In My Linux

silviuc Re:The Future! (613 comments)

Newcomers don't mess around with init systems genius. The debate pro/against systemd is something that power users/sysadmins have, not grandma and cousing Louie.

about 5 months ago
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Windows 9 To Win Over Windows 7 Users, Disables Start Screen For Desktop

silviuc Yo dawg (681 comments)

"I herd you like Windows, so we decided to put MORE windows in your Windows!" But seriously now, what those articles tell me is that Windows 9 will behave like Windows 7 does on my current HW...soooo why the hell would *I* want to upgrade?

about 6 months ago
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Netflix Ditches Silverlight For HTML5 On Macs

silviuc Re:Linux soon? (202 comments)

If they wanted to, they could've already done it already since Chrome has supported HTML5 DRM for quite a while...

about 8 months ago
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Free Software Foundation Condemns Mozilla's Move To Support DRM In Firefox

silviuc Re:Corporate directed not volunteer direct ... (403 comments)

It's not the amount of money that makes them "big", it's user share. Most users will discard FF as a POS the moment X works in every other browser but not in FF.

about 8 months ago
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Free Software Foundation Condemns Mozilla's Move To Support DRM In Firefox

silviuc Re:Corporate directed not volunteer direct ... (403 comments)

The last time Mozilla stood their ground on the H.264 format do you remember what happened? Yeah, you'd find that most HTML5 videos did not work and one would have to resort to using flash. Their move was irrelevant since every other major browser had support for it (Safari, IE, Chrome)...

So yeah, tone down the "they are big enough" speech... past "experiments" prove they are not "big enough".

about 8 months ago
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Google Testing Gmail Redesign

silviuc Re:How about "no thanks" .... (218 comments)

I was going to ask "does it support IMAP?" and then I asked Thunderbird to create an account and there it was, IMAP for the damn thing. I guess it's now only a question of how much one trusts MS, Yahoo (they have IMAP access too) over Google

about 9 months ago
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Why Portland Should Have Kept Its Water, Urine and All

silviuc Don't tell them that... (332 comments)

Fish crap in their drink along with frogs, birds and who knows what else. They have water treatment plants to make it drinkable, how the fuck do these morons get into such high positions?

about 9 months ago
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Mozilla CEO Firestorm Likely Violated California Law

silviuc Re:Bu the wasn't fired (1116 comments)

Mod this guy up please. The man resigned and was visibly disgusted by the whole thing.

about 10 months ago
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OKCupid Warns Off Mozilla Firefox Users Over Gay Rights

silviuc PR stunt (1482 comments)

Meanwhile, that shitty site is getting a tonne of coverage on various sites. Yay for the champions of diversity.

They have good PR people, I'll give them that.

about 10 months ago
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Controversial Torrent Streaming App 'Popcorn Time' Shuts Down, Then Gets Reborn

silviuc Re:Entitled Asshole Mentality (199 comments)

I can't complain about access to textbooks because *any* digital store would sell them to me with no problem. I'm a citizen of a country that is both a member of the EU and NATO and everybody else wants my money except the scumbags in Hollywood. I don't want to look "hard". I don't want to jump through hoops and use VPNs. They refuse to allow me access to content based on my location. I'm disciminated against. It infuriates me and I don't give a shit if you think that my problem is laughable.

Even more aggravating is having those same scumbags call me a thief if I "dared" to copy some of their content to watch it. Nevermind that they never wanted to do business with me in the first place, so I would be stealing what exactly? Certainly not the money that they *refused* to take from me.

They have no right to discriminate against me and forbid me access because I happen to live in some "other" country. What you call "entertainment" I call culture, no matter the quality. There's no reason to forbid access to it based on geographical location.

about 10 months ago
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Controversial Torrent Streaming App 'Popcorn Time' Shuts Down, Then Gets Reborn

silviuc Re:Entitled Asshole Mentality (199 comments)

No asshole, I'm willing to pay for for the experience. The people you shill for don't allow me to do that because I do not live in a country that they deem worthy of their "blessing". I'll bet my ass that it's not the artists that chose not to take my money but the assholes that you and they work for.

Fuck them and fuck you too... I don't want you to feel discriminated or something.

about 10 months ago
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Google Blocking Asus's Android-Windows "Duet"?

silviuc Re:Google more restrictive than Microsoft (194 comments)

Please tell RedHat that they are evil for not giving CentOS users free access to the RHN. This is ridiculous. You can always use other maps, mail, whatever services. No need to stick with Google's but if you do, since it's their stuff, you abide by their rules. In Rome you do as romans do. It's not evil. It's common sense. Look it up, it's what a lot of people seem to be missing these days. It got replaced by entitlement.

Access to Google(Microsoft, Yahoo, insert whatever other company here) services is not a right, it's a privilege.

about a year ago
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Google Blocking Asus's Android-Windows "Duet"?

silviuc Re:Google more restrictive than Microsoft (194 comments)

The one that wrote the article either has no clue what he was writing about or he's getting paid to be dumb. Basically, you want to use Google's services? You gotta do it the way *they* want you to do it. It's their services and their terms.

Android is not free and open-source? Take a look at the shit tonne of Chinese made tablets of brands that we almost never heard of which come with Android but not with Google services. You have to use 3-rd party applications to get stuff onto those such as Mobogenie.

about a year ago

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