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$250K Reward Offered In California Power Grid Attack

sixsixtysix Re:If terrorism/sabotage was a real threat... (111 comments)

Or random, say 2-3, car bombs going off in major cities over a couple of days. If placed in the right spot, they could cripple those economies for weeks. Rinse and repeat every couple of months.

It is really sad all the money that we waste, when most of it won't stop something so miniscule yet effective.

4 days ago
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Dropbox's New Policy of Scanning Files For DMCA Issues

sixsixtysix how did his video get a takedown request? (243 comments)

I didn't rtfa, but..

The Dropbox web page warned him and his friend that 'certain files in this folder can't be shared due to a takedown request in accordance with the DMCA.

AFAIK, takedown requests happen after it is suspected that a file may violate the DMCA.
So, can you just browse/search publicly shared folders? Otherwise, how would any content company know what is shared (unless posted on some public page), so they could then file a takedown request?

about two weeks ago
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Why Movie Streaming Services Are Unsatisfying — and Will Stay That Way

sixsixtysix Re:Physical Stores (323 comments)

He's not talking about first run viewing ffs. He's talking about what is currently available for rent.

If you can rent out the physical copy for $1-2 (say from redbox), a copy that has the ability to be copied and never rented again, then surely you can rent me a streaming version (that can't be copied and is of lessor quality than that of the blu-ray) of that same movie for the same price.

They need to fix that problem.

about three weeks ago
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Why Movie Streaming Services Are Unsatisfying — and Will Stay That Way

sixsixtysix Re:Um. WRONG. (323 comments)

I agree. I'd even make it (or some other way of "must be made available" language) a provision of copyright. No more vault-hoarding. Out of print should mean out of copyright.

about three weeks ago
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Why Movie Streaming Services Are Unsatisfying — and Will Stay That Way

sixsixtysix Re:Two words (323 comments)

surprisingly, my 4-year-old blu-ray player's netflix app is much better than roku's, at least when it comes to browsing.

about three weeks ago
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Are DVDs Inconvenient On Purpose?

sixsixtysix Re:Hardcopy streaming (490 comments)

and even then, it will still not be anywhere near the quality of the physical good.

about three weeks ago
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Are DVDs Inconvenient On Purpose?

sixsixtysix Re:but their streaming service sucks.. (490 comments)

Luckily there are many online services you can switch to but the cost is higher. Look at Vudu... Purchases in HDX format cost $20. So you got there a DVD/Bluray replacement but it costs you more.

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I'll never get the douches who buy those $20 vudu/(insert other online digital retailer) movies. For the same price, and most often cheaper, you can get the disc (which has a good chance at including an ultraviolet copy, which can be streamed through vudu). Plus, you can always resell/lend/trade the disc (and keep the ultraviolet, though it's not legit). Also, what happens when the company folds? Fools, I tell ya.

about three weeks ago
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Measuring the Xbox One Against PCs With Titanfall

sixsixtysix Re:sad resolution (377 comments)

yeah, i should've said "this new console", but hearing that even some ps4 games are nerfed down is pretty lame.

about a month ago
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Measuring the Xbox One Against PCs With Titanfall

sixsixtysix sad resolution (377 comments)

While I wasn't expecting 4k levels of resolution, that these new consoles aren't even pure 1080p/60 is pretty fucking pathetic.

about a month ago
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PC Game Prices — Valve Starts the Race To Zero

sixsixtysix Re:problem is (212 comments)

Bandwidth is way, way cheaper than packaging and retail distribution (especially if they distribute via torrent. where's my distribution discount?), so the costs should be less. that, and the fact that most physical goods can be easily borrowed, resold, whatever. taking away that should also lower the cost. I do realize this is about pc software, most of which is p.i.t.a. to resell, as cd-keys are now generally tied to an account, but hey, the account can be sold; license terms be damned. I also realize that because there are still physical goods, the digital distribution system has to pick up some of that slack, but what about when it's 100% download-only?

about a month ago
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RadioShack To Close 1,100 Stores

sixsixtysix good riddance (423 comments)

totally overpriced, even compared to other physical stores. perhaps barnes and noble will be next? i have no idea who is keeping these places in business.

about a month and a half ago
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The Next Keurig Will Make Your Coffee With a Dash of "DRM"

sixsixtysix Petition (769 comments)

Thought I'd give it a go.

about a month and a half ago
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The Next Keurig Will Make Your Coffee With a Dash of "DRM"

sixsixtysix My K-Cup (769 comments)

I wonder how this will effect their "my k-cup" that allows brewing any kind of ground coffee in a washable/reusable container. If they don't get rid of that, which would wholly lock in customers, then surely other vendors would just make cups that fit in that thing.

about a month and a half ago
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Amazon To Put Android In Set-top Box To Compete With Apple, Roku

sixsixtysix Re:My shortlist (104 comments)

also add:
1. dlna support (lacking on the roku).
2. a browser [chrome?] so hbo go will work (it works on the appletv through comcast but not on the roku, apparently shotime anywhere also suffers this way). 3. a phone app that can also be used as a remote (typing into search fields on the roku app is awesome)

about 2 months ago
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ISP Fights Causing Netflix Packet Drops

sixsixtysix Re:Net Neutrality laws? (289 comments)

Isn't someone always using ~30% of ALL internet traffic? If it's not netflix, it's torrents or youtube. These 3 must use 99.999999% of all internet traffic from what people post here.

about 2 months ago
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ISP Fights Causing Netflix Packet Drops

sixsixtysix Re:Chromecast Vs. Roku (289 comments)

or there's some sort of throttling based on the streaming device going on?

This wouldn't surprise me in the slightest. Sometimes, they'll actively block certain devices. Just look at hbo go. I can stream on my computer or iphone app over wi-fi (or cellular), but, and this is the most retarded thing ever, it will not work on my roku because comcast and hbo go don't have a deal (which I don't get why they'd even have too, considering the previous 2 services work fine and both require linking my comcast and hbo accounts).

about 2 months ago
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Zero Point: The First 360-Degree Movie Made For the Oculus Rift

sixsixtysix Re:What about current tech/choose your own adventu (53 comments)

I guess it has to start somewhere. Perhaps a tv show, that has voting after every episode, so next week we see the results, would be a good start. Eventually, a live tv show, with votes during the commercial breaks. I guess it'd have to be good improv performers. I guess I'm surprised that someone that either a rich Spielberg-type or some indie super director hasn't done it yet, even, as you said, with a short. Lynch or Cronenberg would we rad.

about 2 months ago
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Zero Point: The First 360-Degree Movie Made For the Oculus Rift

sixsixtysix What about current tech/choose your own adventure (53 comments)

I'm still waiting for a movie that allows the viewers' choices to affect it. The technology is here for home video, and, if it ever took off, it wouldn't take much for purely theaters to build 3-4 button "voting consoles" into the armrests or something (as conventional film would not work).

about 2 months ago
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Big Pharma Presses US To Quash Cheap Drug Production In India

sixsixtysix stop all public funds (255 comments)

Stop any and all public funding (either money from research grants or data from publicly funded universities) that helps these monsters and make them pay their own way 100%. This should be applied to all areas of medicine.

about 2 months ago
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Quentin Tarantino Vs. Gawker: When Is Linking Illegal For Journalists?

sixsixtysix Re:I'm an open society guy, but... (166 comments)

Oh, I guess the lack of mentioning it in the summary or TFAs made me think otherwise. The Gawker article quotes The Wrap, who seems to be the real culprit. This also casts doubt. So, yeah, it is in dispute. Regardless what they've done in the past, I'd want hard evidence if the courts are involved.

about 3 months ago

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