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Reaction To the Sony Hack Is 'Beyond the Realm of Stupid'

stealth_finger Re:Land of the free (573 comments)

... but I am afraid of heights. By itself, that doesn't make me a wussy--but if I carried a parachute everywhere I went, I certainly would be.

At some point you need to grow up and stop letting your fears command you.

If it was even a remote possibility that you could be minding your own business and then suddenly through no action of your own find yourself 10,000 feet up, I bet you'd reconsider the parachute and probably, like this guy, decide that other peoples opinions on it are less valid than your own potential safety, especially if the parachute was non obvious until deployed.

2 days ago
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Reaction To the Sony Hack Is 'Beyond the Realm of Stupid'

stealth_finger Re:Land of the free (573 comments)

The cops will catch the thief eventualy.

BwahHaHaHaHaHa, good one.

2 days ago
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Top Five Theaters Won't Show "The Interview" Sony Cancels Release

stealth_finger Re:This is such BS (580 comments)

This comes after the group which carried off a massive breach of its networks threatened to carry out "9/11-style attacks"

I can't believe anyone is cowering to these little bastards. Who in their right mind believes any group is going to hijack planes, or even gas trucks and suicide bomb movie theaters? If they would have threatened Batman/Aurora style attacks I would have given them a little more credence. I mean why didn't they just go for broke and threaten Nagasaki style attacks? Or really go all out and threaten Chicxulub or Krakatoa?

So they managed to break Sony's "security" and steal a bunch of data. Wow! From what I've read about Sony and their IT security, this could be a 12 year old girl in Tajikistan who did this for fun. There's been no indication that there is any credible physical threat to anyone. Yet everyone's running around in a panic. What the hell has happened to this country?

With these guys skillset and equipment I don't know how they could more that set the sprinklers off mid show.

3 days ago
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Top Five Theaters Won't Show "The Interview" Sony Cancels Release

stealth_finger Re:Hyperbole Much? (580 comments)

Hello ma'am, we're the Theatre Safety Administration.

Now, bend over.

3 days ago
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Top Five Theaters Won't Show "The Interview" Sony Cancels Release

stealth_finger Re:Home of the brave? (580 comments)

Do the math.

I will do the math in the form of a word problem. Scenario 1. I, an anonymous person on the internet, have just threatened to stab you in the face tomorrow. I have given no indication that I actually know who you are, or where you live. Scenario 2. I, an anonymous person on the internet, have just threatened to stab you in the face tomorrow. This time, however, you know that your neighbor two doors down from you was stabbed yesterday, and your next door neighbor was stabbed this morning. Now, which scenario offers greater odds of you actually being stabbed in the face?

Probably scenario 1 if you are serious. I take that as an idle threat and ignore it. In scenario 2 I realise the plausibility and take active measure to prevent aforementioned face stabbing. It may still happen or it may have never going to have happened. If I was the terrorist though I wouldn't even warn you at all.

3 days ago
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Top Five Theaters Won't Show "The Interview" Sony Cancels Release

stealth_finger Re:Home of the brave? (580 comments)

Tomorrow morning, you pick up the paper. A bold headline declares a threat against your local mall. The group behind it isn't well-known but has delivered on recent smaller threats. As it happens, you have an appointment at that very mall that afternoon. Do you go? Of course you do, Internet Tough Guy! Because why would a red-blooded American listen to rational cautions and plausible evidence? Can't show fear or "they" win, right? /sigh

You are why terrorism works. go to that mall. keep an eye out and be aware but don't let them scare you off. Is this not why you all like to carry guns about anyway?

3 days ago
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Apple Wins iTunes DRM Case

stealth_finger Re:it was a crap suit (191 comments)

every time you have to move data from one system to another, it has to be flushed through some software to work on the new stuff. every time. all the way back to ENIAC, nothing is truly portable. I never had issues with iThingies, but then I never tried to use Real or Creative, either. and if I did, hey, flush the data through something else. like always.

I had creative zens until I abandoned the dedicated mp3 player and I never had to flush data through anything, Literally drag and drop it on through explorer and it was good to go.

4 days ago
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BT To Buy UK 4G Leader EE For £12.5 Billion

stealth_finger Re:Fuck BT (39 comments)

I'm here all week, try the fish.

4 days ago
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The Pirate Bay Responds To Raid

stealth_finger Re:The Pirate Bay (302 comments)

Unless you write your journal for other people and hope to sell it to them then content isn't content.

4 days ago
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The Pirate Bay Responds To Raid

stealth_finger Re:Typical torrent site experience (302 comments)

Click on site. Popup "Alert!!! your browser X is infected, click here for a software update" (malware). Dismiss. Banner ads everywhere promoting penis enlargment pills (scam), "dating" sites (prostitution), video editing software (malware), make money from home (scam), win great prizes (matrix scam). Click a link to a torrent. Pop under window appears promoting a fabulous investment scheme (ponzi). Click download torrent link - haha fooled you, that's a banner ad to install malware torrent app. Cancel. Click the right link - "you can only download this software if you are signed on". Begin registration with fake name & email. Registrations says you must complete one of these scammy offers to be accepted. Rinse. Fucking. Repeat.

The people who run these sites are such a noble breed of warriors.

Either you're using some very dodgy torrent sites or haven't been on one in a very long time.

4 days ago
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Sony Demands Press Destroy Leaked Documents

stealth_finger Re:oh boy... (250 comments)

Yeah, doing nothing is clearly the better legal alternative. I'm not even defending Sony here, not sure why you're in brain-damage mode right now.

Because doing nothing is the only alternative?

5 days ago
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The Pirate Bay Responds To Raid

stealth_finger Re:The Pirate Bay (302 comments)

So, if the Game of Thrones isn't available on DVD, or on TV/cable, then it's legal to download/upload it. The "owner" provably loses no money on the "theft", so shouldn't have any complaint, right?

Right.

5 days ago
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The Pirate Bay Responds To Raid

stealth_finger Re:The Pirate Bay (302 comments)

You have no right to the content in my daily journal, or the diary of someone else.

Yeah, because the internet is full of copies of peoples diaries. What are you, a teenage girl? They're the only ones who keep diaries and think other people would be interested in it, and have about the same amount of logic that equates that to stuff created for entertainment.

5 days ago
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The Pirate Bay Responds To Raid

stealth_finger Re:The Pirate Bay (302 comments)

Guess what: they made it. If they don't want you to have it, full stop, you can't and shouldn't.

Well they shouldn't release it then should they. No one can be surprised when their film/music ends up on a torrent site.

5 days ago
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The Pirate Bay Responds To Raid

stealth_finger Re:The Pirate Bay (302 comments)

A fundamental right? No, what we have is the ability to easily get something they won't sell and there's not a damn thing they can do to stop it.

5 days ago
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The Pirate Bay Responds To Raid

stealth_finger Re:The Pirate Bay (302 comments)

Technically, it's theft ...

Did you not go? Did you not enjoy?

How so? In order to be theft, something has to be taken from the original owner. In both these scenarios nothing is. It's technically theft in the same way it's technically an elephant, which is to say, it is neither of those thing.

5 days ago
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BT To Buy UK 4G Leader EE For £12.5 Billion

stealth_finger Fuck BT (39 comments)

Fuck their products, fuck their services, just fuck them.

5 days ago
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Bellard Creates New Image Format To Replace JPEG

stealth_finger Re:Great... (377 comments)

We should replace jpgs with these bpgs because they offer transparency too. Save messing with png or gif or whatever and just have one filetype that does everything. The actual size is moot it most cases when we're talking KB in relation to GB.

about two weeks ago
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Bellard Creates New Image Format To Replace JPEG

stealth_finger Re:Great... (377 comments)

Yeah and if everyone gave me a penny I'd be mega rich. Just because adding them up a shitload of times and multiplying them millions makes a shitload of space doesn't negate the point that a jpg generally isn't a big file. Especially when optimised for web.

about two weeks ago

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