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

skovnymfe Re:Sure... (322 comments)

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

2 days ago
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Australia Moves Toward New Restrictions On Technology Export and Publication

skovnymfe What technology does Australia export? (90 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.

2 days 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 week 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 two weeks 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 two weeks 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 three weeks 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 three weeks 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 a month 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 a month 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 a month 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 a month 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 a month 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 a month ago
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GNOME Project Seeks Donations For Trademark Battle With Groupon

skovnymfe Re:Let lawyers do it free, in exchange for % damag (268 comments)

Sure but how many Googles and Yahoos do we really need? Names are getting dumber by the day as it is, what with everyone wanting a three or four-letter company name/internet domain.

about a month ago
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Researchers Demonstrate Electrically Activated Micro-Muscles

skovnymfe What the fuck summary? (19 comments)

Really what the fuck summary? Hundredths of a hair width? Football shapes? Powerade-level saltiness? What the fuck is this I'm reading? Science for dummies?

about a month ago
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GNOME Project Seeks Donations For Trademark Battle With Groupon

skovnymfe Re:Let lawyers do it free, in exchange for % damag (268 comments)

Those kinds of lawsuits require money not being made. No one is not making money here. GNOME isn't not making money off of Groupons tablet being called Gnome. GNOME just wants to keep their name to themselves. Which is hard to achieve these days, because there are only so many words in the dictionary. So the short version is Groupon says they can use Gnome, and have filed documents with the trademark people saying they want to, but GNOME says Groupon can't use Gnome, because GNOME already filed papers with the trademark people long ago. Thing is though that GNOME filed different papers than Groupon is now filing, so GNOME might not have a case, but that's why they want money so they can attack attack ATTACK! and keep their name for themselves.

about a month ago
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Buying Goods To Make Nuclear Weapons On eBay, Alibaba, and Other Platforms

skovnymfe Re:If so damn many people are making nukes (260 comments)

As an aside, lemon juice teaches the chemical properties of an acid just as well as a stronger acid; probably better, because instead of getting distracted melting stuff, which doesn't have much value in understanding the chemistry, you'll have to make use of electrical properties to do anything cool. And electrical potential is the whole point of those lessons. Heck, even a potato probably teaches that easier than a strong acid. We made a potato-powered electrical motor in my 4th grade class.

Every single part of what you just said is boring. Why did kids want chem sets? It damn well wasn't to learn chemistry. It was to melt things and blow things up. Because those things are cool.

about a month and a half ago
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China Completes Its First Lunar Return Mission

skovnymfe Oh my god (109 comments)

Oh my god, it's not full of stars... Seriously though, how come there are never any stars? Is the surface reflection really that bright, or are space-cameras just inherently shit?

about 1 month ago
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Computer Scientist Parachutes From 135,908 Feet, Breaking Record

skovnymfe Re:Not to be outdone (175 comments)

Throw? Don't you mean push? Throwing a space station into orbit is nothing, but pushing it...!

about 2 months ago
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The Inevitable Death of the Internet Troll

skovnymfe Respect in anonymity (571 comments)

As the old saying goes "We exist without skin color, without nationality, without religious bias..."

But that's not true anymore is it? These "women" now exist on the internet, and as long as they keep trying to be "women" on the internet, people will call them out for it. People call "women" skanks because they fill their profiles with pictures of themselves looking like skanks. People harass "women" because they keep pointing out how unfairly they're being treated because they're "women".

There are now "women" in gaming, "women" in business, "women" fighting for "women" and more power to the "women". Why? If these "women" would just stop trying so damn hard, then there would be room for everyone.

But that'd mean having to compete with everyone else on equal terms, wouldn't it? The "women" wouldn't be able to rely on their pretty looks and the empowerment of other "women", and they'd receive no special attention from all the nerds on the internet. We'd all be equals, each anonymous entity carrying its own weight, relying on words to enforce their ideas. But we can't have that. Only "women" can be equal.

about 2 months ago

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