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Blogger Who Revealed GOP Leader's KKK Ties Had Home Internet Lines Cut

skovnymfe Re:only one side of this story. (418 comments)

You should've referenced that gamergate person. Whats his face. That would've got things going hot.

about a week ago
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Calls For European ISPs To Filter Content Could Be Illegal

skovnymfe Re:I hope it works (60 comments)

They don't actually block content. If you use your ISP provided DNS service then lookup requests for certain domain names will be hijacked, and redirect to a "This page done bad" website.

As the article states, actually blocking content requires snooping on content and that's not just expensive, it's legality is questionable. As such, if you want to torrent and whatnot, you are still free to switch to a public, unfiltered DNS service á la Google or OpenDNS.

about a week ago
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Ask Slashdot: Sounds We Don't Hear Any More?

skovnymfe How about... (790 comments)

The first few seconds of a VHS tape where the sound has gone wonky.

about three weeks ago
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Tumblr Co-Founder: Apple's Software Is In a Nosedive

skovnymfe Re:Any actual examples? (598 comments)

What do you mean? The article references a non-existing post by Geoff Wozniak. I mean, how the fuck can you not take to heart anything that Geoff Wozniak may or may not have said and then retracted? Shame on you. Shame!

about three weeks ago
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Peter Diamandis: Technology Is Dissolving National Borders

skovnymfe I could see it happening (129 comments)

A governing body for each continent controlling local policies like resource management and wildlife preservation, and whatnot, and a global governing body dictating global stuff like how much we must pay in copyright taxes and other such wildly important politics.

I'm not saying it's a good idea or not, but I can see it happening. We're already moving in that direction. Japan takes over Australia, Korea and the island nations, China absorbs India and all the other surrounding countries that don't particularly like China, including Russia once it collapses, Africa experiences a growth boom and becomes the new defacto place to be like China once was, European Union is already there, as is USA. South America just needs to stop fooling around and get on with it.

about a month ago
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Russia Plans To Build World First DNA Databank of All Living Things

skovnymfe Re:Nope. (83 comments)

Suppose these ingenious Russians deviced a way to put one building on top of another. Each building would then be connected by a metal box that can travel up and down along a corridor, perhaps attached to cables for pull action, or some sort of push device. Wouldn't that just be fantastical?

about a month ago
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Schneier Explains How To Protect Yourself From Sony-Style Attacks (You Can't)

skovnymfe Re:Sure... (343 comments)

Yes, but who really does that? Really? Who really does that?

about a month ago
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Australia Moves Toward New Restrictions On Technology Export and Publication

skovnymfe What technology does Australia export? (91 comments)

What technology does Australia export? Serious question. I don't know any companies that operate solely out of Australia, except companies that only provide services to Australians.

about a month ago
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Swedish Police Raid the Pirate Bay Again

skovnymfe Re:...and here we go again (184 comments)

You can't value your life very highly if you perceive your time as free. You spent time on reading my commentary. That's only free if your time is free. Is your time free? Are you worth nothing?

about a month and a half ago
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Swedish Police Raid the Pirate Bay Again

skovnymfe Re:...and here we go again (184 comments)

Get paid? Commenting costs time and effort. Very few people get paid for their time and effort when commenting. I can't see what I could possibly have to say on Slashdot that would warrant me getting money for it. I sure hope no one gets money for posting anything here. It's all shit.

about a month and a half ago
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Swedish Police Raid the Pirate Bay Again

skovnymfe Re:...and here we go again (184 comments)

There's no such thing as free. Even the criminals know that.

about a month and a half ago
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In UK Study, Girls Best Boys At Making Computer Games

skovnymfe Big news! (312 comments)

School forces children to do an activity. Boys cheapskate the task, girls dive into it. What's new here? That's how it was when I went to school.

about 2 months ago
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Bidding In Government Auction of Airwaves Reaches $34 Billion

skovnymfe Re: Who ends up paying for this? (85 comments)

If you exclude all the unpopulated areas of America, you live just as tightly packed as any other developed country. Your legal system is just stupid, and you're too happy with bending over backwards for your big businesses.

I live in a country with 1/4th the population of New York, spread across an area 1/3rd the size of New York. I have 14 mobile phone carriers to choose from. Yes, 14, and that's not counting the ones that've shut down over the years. Looking at the first company on the list, 3, the most expensive contract I can pick is unlimited talking, unlimited texting, unlimited MMS (picture texts, don't know what you call them) and 20GB/month data limit. If you don't need that much data, you can get the same deal with just 5GB for 30$ or 1GB for $20. Population quantity or density makes no difference. Your country is just consumer-unfriendly.

about 2 months ago
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Bidding In Government Auction of Airwaves Reaches $34 Billion

skovnymfe Who ends up paying for this? (85 comments)

Who ends up paying for this in the end? You do! $100 a month for 1GB of data and you still pay to receive text messages! Ha-ha! Dumbasses.

about 2 months ago
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"Barbie: I Can Be a Computer Engineer" Pulled From Amazon

skovnymfe Re:Well, to be fair... (561 comments)

Yes, yes, yes! Do we know anyone who's good at drawing? Hell, doesn't have to be good, just good enough.

about 2 months ago
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Microsoft Azure Outage Across the Globe

skovnymfe Re:Out of band patch.. (167 comments)

You don't think they keep Azure ahead of the Windows Update crowd?

about 2 months ago
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Uber Threatens To Do 'Opposition Research' On Journalists

skovnymfe Re:No, this is absolutely normal SOP these days. (299 comments)

Fucking slashdot ate all my [tags], and I can't edit posts. Why can't I edit posts?

I see you went to [school]. It could be argued that [school] produces bad graduates because we found [statistical anomaly] in [statistical report] from [your graduating year]. Therefore it could be argued that you are a sub-standard and poorly educated hippie, whose only purpose in life it is to hinder hard-working Americans from doing their jobs. Think about it. It could be argued that you're causing thousands of people to not be able to do their jobs. You could literally be taking their jobs. Literally taking them. Literally. Also you have weird sexual fetishes.

about 2 months ago
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Uber Threatens To Do 'Opposition Research' On Journalists

skovnymfe Re:No, this is absolutely normal SOP these days. (299 comments)

I see you went to . It could be argued that produces bad graduates because we found in from . Therefore it could be argued that you are a sub-standard and poorly educated hippie, whose only purpose in life it is to hinder hard-working Americans from doing their jobs. Think about it. It could be argued that you're causing thousands of people to not be able to do their jobs. You could literally be taking their jobs. Literally taking them. Literally. Also you have weird sexual fetishes.

about 2 months ago
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Police Body Cam Privacy Exploitation

skovnymfe Where's the common sense? (301 comments)

If I make a request for a video of my car being pulled over, then that video should be delivered.

If I make a request for a video of someone else being pulled over, then that video should not be delivered, unless

  • 1) I am acting on behalf of said person, with written consent, ie lawyer or friend/family, or
  • 2) a judge signs a document forcing the police to release the video, for example in case of a criminal investigation.

Why does the American situation have to be so damn complicated all the time? God damn political maneuvering is all anyone can do these days. Not my fault, not my problem, go fuck yourself.

about 3 months ago

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