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IOC Orders Blogger To Take Down Video

supernova_hq Re:Nothing new (389 comments)

If I recall correctly, Candian copyright law states that you can copyright a photo. However you cannot copyright an audio recording (though the speach/lyrics if written can be copyrighted). So I guess you'd be able to copyright the visual part of the video, but not the audio track (assuming no words/music was scripted, etc).

As for the video itself, it seems to have fallen off the face of the internet (or been well hidden). I don't think showing it for "gore factors" is appropriate, however I do feel that it is important to preserve this footage for educational purposes such as engineering, physics, etc. However since we obviously can't have it both ways, I support having the video available, assuming proper warning are put in place (shock sites would fall OUTSIDE this category!)

more than 4 years ago
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Verizon Blocking 4chan

supernova_hq Re:DOOMED I say... DOOMED! (677 comments)

As sure as I am that this is legit, did you seriously try to debunc a 4chan conspiracy by saying "many people have confirmed it"?

You obviously know *nothing* about 4chan...

more than 4 years ago
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Studies Reveal Why Kids Get Bullied and Rejected

supernova_hq Re:I could have told you that. (938 comments)

I just have one thing to add. Make sure you don't try this in a large crowd. Bullies may be cowards, but they have a reputation to uphold. Fight back with only a few onlookers and they will probably give up, try it in a crowd and the bully will keep going so as not to lose "rep".

But yes, fighting back is the only successful solution I have ever seen when dealing with bullies. Too bad nobody in power will believe it...

more than 4 years ago
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Spray-On Liquid Glass

supernova_hq Re:OUCH! (293 comments)

I'm thinking it would turn to dust before it ever had a chance to cut you.

more than 4 years ago
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Spray-On Liquid Glass

supernova_hq Re:Hmmm... (293 comments)

Then you use small black holes to create an anti-gravity point and hold it there.

more than 4 years ago
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Spray-On Liquid Glass

supernova_hq Re:Anti-graffiti? (293 comments)

This could lead to graffiti competitions!

Gah, and you got my hopes up. I was hoping for a competition where people try to graffiti a wall as fast as possible while another guy tries to wash the same wall. Give the painter a half-wall head-start and see who wins :D

more than 4 years ago
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Using Windows 7 RC? Pay Up Or Auto Shutdown Warned

supernova_hq Re:obligatory .... (430 comments)

That's not a bug, it's a feature!

more than 4 years ago
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Using Windows 7 RC? Pay Up Or Auto Shutdown Warned

supernova_hq Re:That is probably their main target (430 comments)

Yes it is, the pawns just didn't read the second page of the attack plan.

more than 4 years ago
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Using Windows 7 RC? Pay Up Or Auto Shutdown Warned

supernova_hq Re:..so? (430 comments)

Better hurry before they disable the Apple-bashing on your iPhone/iPad!

more than 4 years ago
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Using Windows 7 RC? Pay Up Or Auto Shutdown Warned

supernova_hq Re:Really? (430 comments)

Did anyone ever get that version to run more than a week without going up in flames?

more than 4 years ago
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Will Your Super Bowl Party Anger the Copyright Gods?

supernova_hq Re:Old news (560 comments)

You just took a service subscription and compared it to a property rental. Not even close. For the analogy to be even close, it would be the landlord restricting who is allowed to visit your rented aparentment, which unless the person is causing huge problems (loud parties, etc), there is NOTHING the landlord can do about it.

more than 4 years ago
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Why Has No One Made a Great Gaming Phone?

supernova_hq Re:Because (303 comments)

I love how the water it holds has more volume than the device itself :P

more than 4 years ago
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Why Has No One Made a Great Gaming Phone?

supernova_hq Re:Because (303 comments)

I'm pretty sure you could play a wide-screen version of pong on this

more than 4 years ago
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Mozilla's VP of Engineering On H.264

supernova_hq Re:Sigh (675 comments)

Actually, there are still many good reasons for them to continue funding them. Firefox is still, by a LARGE margin, the most popular non-ie browser out there. In the future your statement may be true, but Chrome does not yet have nearly enough popularity to supply the influence that Firefox does today.

more than 4 years ago
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Mozilla's VP of Engineering On H.264

supernova_hq Re:Sigh (675 comments)

LOL, Americans...

So a site is hosted/run from the US, but I doubt more than half the visitors (audience) is American.

As for it not "just working" in the us being that important, Ubuntu is controlled in England and run with African ethics, good luck getting your oh-so-important US problems involved.

I'm also pretty sure that while the US does represent a rather large number of Ubuntu users, China, Africa and Europe represent even more.

more than 4 years ago
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Electromagnetic Pulse Gun To Help In Police Chases

supernova_hq Re:help in police chases? (471 comments)

I guarantee that even if you ARE awake and a car comes flying out of nowheres you will NOT have that seatbelt even half-way on before it's too late. Don't believe me? Ask a friend/family member to randomly yell out "seatbelt" sometime in the next week while driving with them and see how long it takes to get that seatbelt on from a non-prepared state (not sitting there holding the belt). More than 2 seconds and you were too slow.

more than 4 years ago
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Google.cn Has Already Lifted Censorship

supernova_hq Re:I only hope (300 comments)

Ever notice that McDonald's salads have more meat than their burgers?

more than 4 years ago

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Google wants your phone number

supernova_hq supernova_hq writes  |  more than 4 years ago

supernova_hq (1014429) writes "Google has started requiring new users to provide a mobile phone number in order to activate their account via SMS. There does not seem to be any way around this activation step, even if you already have another google/gmail account."

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