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Man Who Tangled With The Oatmeal Ordered To Pay $46k

souravzzz Re:Now we can call it... (68 comments)

Bottom line is that you get as much justice as you can afford.

about a year and a half ago

GoDaddy Backs SOPA

souravzzz Reddit Boycotts GoDaddy (353 comments)

Reddit users are planning to move domain names from GoDaddy to other registrars over this. /. readers also thought of a similar protest, but the 3 guys who still used GoDaddy were nowhere to be found.

more than 2 years ago

An FPS Minus the Shooting

souravzzz It is still shooting.... (172 comments)

but instead of bullets, it is about shooting a film!

more than 2 years ago

Monthly Ubuntu Releases Proposed

souravzzz Running out of names... (284 comments)

At this rate, they will soon need to release Ubuntu 69: Zealous Zuckerburg!

about 3 years ago

Google's Bangalore Streetview Project Stalled

souravzzz Re:What are they hiding? (108 comments)

You would probably get away with photographing railway stations. I have took many pictures at big and small stations and have seen others doing so, without the police or the security bothering about it. Actually, there is no law against photographing rail stations, so the police can at most harass you, not confiscate your equipment or prosecute you. However, they usually are more suspicious about foreigners, and one reason is that foreigners are generally unaware of the rules and would be more willing to pay up a fine (bribe, actually) to get away.
Metro rail and Airports are a whole different story. You are most probably going to be caught and detained. There is no law baring photography in metro rails, but they have big notices prohibiting photography on metro stations and rails. I doubt the legality of it, but I will have to file a PIL to find out.

more than 3 years ago

Google's Bangalore Streetview Project Stalled

souravzzz What are they hiding? (108 comments)

Stupid Indian cops are afraid that a car will capture them taking bribe or sleeping instead of working.

more than 3 years ago

Daily Sony Hacking Occurs On Schedule

souravzzz This is not news (353 comments)

The real news will be when /. posts "NO SECURITY BREACH IN PSN/SONY TODAY!" I am waiting for that day.

more than 3 years ago

Sony Won't Invest As Heavily In PlayStation 4

souravzzz Cost savings in R&D... (353 comments)

...would go into securing the PSN network.

more than 3 years ago

Sony Won't Invest As Heavily In PlayStation 4

souravzzz Re:Ouch... (353 comments)

If you pick and keep a console because of the "exclusives" it offers, it means there is something seriously wrong or lacking in the console itself. I hate the idea of exclusives, that may be clouding my judgement.

more than 3 years ago

New Laser Data Transfer Rate Record Set At 26 Tbps

souravzzz Re:What is the point? (127 comments)

So you are going to able to use your connection in full speed for about 0.0615 seconds. Whether Caps are good or bad is debatable, but the caps need to increase over time as technology progresses. I would not bet on the ISPs upgrading the Caps significantly any time soon, or in the future.

more than 3 years ago

Has the Console Arms Race Stalled?

souravzzz Upgrade Cycle (231 comments)

The PC upgrade cycle is a myth. You can play most if not all games with moderate settings even on a 5 year old pc. My friend tried out Crysis 2 on a dual-core and 8600GT (really?) and it did not stutter. The point I am trying to make is if you don't want to run all the games on MAX resolution and settings, you don't need to upgrade your PC as they claim. With consoles, you are stuck with lower graphics capability anyway. What you are missing is the opportunity to upgrade it if/when you can manage some cash. Maybe it feels good to know that no one else has better graphics than you.

more than 3 years ago

Marking 125 Years Since the Great Gauge Change

souravzzz Re:Part of a general pattern (426 comments)

"Steam engines will never replace Horses. Steam engine is far too inefficient. And the maintenance and cost will make everyone cringe. Petrol/diesel is also horribly inefficient and not at all reliable like horses." -some guy in 1750

more than 3 years ago

JavaScript Creator Talks About the Future

souravzzz Re:Just typical JavaScript ignorance. (305 comments)

When I don't use C based programs (which is 90% of the software ever produced) I don't miss a thing. In fact, it saves me from lot of malware and stupid programs. I have zero respect for C and less for a creator who thought we NEEDED this junk. Using a good thing for stupid puproses does not make it bad. The fact that you rely on JS on 10% of the sites you visit shows that it is useful.

more than 3 years ago

Open Source Programming Tools On the Rise

souravzzz Nerds and their tools (113 comments)

Nerds using nerdy tools- whats so surprising about that? If more grannys are drawn to Open Source, that would be news!

more than 3 years ago

If Search Is Google's Castle, Android Is the Moat

souravzzz Re:Search isn't the product. (209 comments)

Just compare Google Search to Blekko. For 1 week, do all your searches in both. You will see that Google Search is feeding you the sites with the most Google ads, not the most relevance.

Really? Since when wikipedia started using Google Ads?

more than 3 years ago

India To Ban .xxx Domain

souravzzz Re:We don't need peeps watching sex. (257 comments)

We need some bureaucratic who actually has some brain. And may be some politicians who can rise over vote bank policy and can take stern measures. Why not just make a single child rule like China? Because that would enrage the Muslim community? Utter BS.

more than 3 years ago

How the PC Is Making Consoles Look Out of Date

souravzzz Flamebait? (568 comments)

The entire article is one... Did not find any argument that has not already been used some 1000 times...

more than 3 years ago



Anti-Piracy Lawyers Accuse Blind Man of Downloadin

souravzzz souravzzz writes  |  more than 3 years ago

souravzzz writes "As the mass-lawsuits against BitTorrent users in the United States drag on, detail on the collateral damage this extortion-like scheme is costing becomes clear. It is likely that thousands of people have been wrongfully accused of sharing copyrighted material, yet they see no other option than to pay up. One of the cases that stands out is that of a Californian man who’s incapable of watching the adult film he is accused of sharing because he is legally blind."
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