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Safari Stores Previous Browsing Session Data Unencrypted

thedbp Re:Comparison? (135 comments)

I'd mod this Funny if I had points, but I don't, so I'll just say thanks for the laugh.

about 8 months ago
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Hulu "Kicking Back Into Action" Says CEO, Adding New Content

thedbp At Least They Supported Linux (169 comments)

I want to see them resurrect Hulu Desktop and update it on all platforms. Hulu supported Linux, so I think maybe some of the folks on here might want to cut them some slack. Unfortunately, the most recent builds crash when going into full screen on recent releases of Ubuntu.

about 10 months ago
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Ask Neil Gaiman and Amber Benson About Their Kickstarter Vampire Movie

thedbp Question for Ms. Benson: (103 comments)

Will you marry me?

about a year ago
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Anonymous Takes Down DOJ, RIAA, MPA and Universal Music

thedbp Re:wow (649 comments)

I submit to you that no one would die who otherwise would not have eventually.

more than 2 years ago
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ViaSat Delivers 12 Mbps+ Via Satellite

thedbp Re:lots of land, no line (245 comments)

Totally off topic, but has anyone here ever had a friend that they really enjoyed hanging out with, but they have a bad habit of interrupting everyone all the time no matter what and talk and talk and talk and never let anyone else finish their thoughts before butting in?

What did you do? I've tried slapping him on the nose with a newspaper and it just makes him mad.

more than 2 years ago
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Star Rips Exoplanet To Shreds With X-Rays

thedbp Co-Dependancy (62 comments)

Great, so self-destructive codependent behavior is a hard-coded facet of our physical universe. Now I can tell my therapist to fuck off, content in the knowledge that This Is How It's Supposed To Be. /joke

more than 2 years ago
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Do You Want Best Buy Opening Your New Laptop?

thedbp Re:Why.... (543 comments)

No, Apple missed that boat, they KNOW they missed that boat, they don't want to GET on that boat, and it's because they're killing the PC and replacing it with the iPad (which businesses are eating up).

As soon as iOS5 removes the need for a PC, expect the iPad to accelerate it's genocide of the "normal" computer we're all used to.

more than 2 years ago
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Accused Teen Bomber Finds FBI Surveillance Team's Wireless Network

thedbp VERIFICATION PLEASE?! (267 comments)

Look, I title my WiFi networks weird things all the time, just because I know strangers will see it and be confused. Some are great wordplay, some are simply bizarre non-sequitors, some of them are downright disgusting, and some are deliberately misleading.

My hunch is that this network is NOT that of an actual FBI surveillance van, but the product of a fun-loving person setting up their router.

That said, it would be pretty simple to use wifi sniffing tools to pinpoint the source of the signal and actually, you know, VERIFY this absurd claim.

I mean, the feds are stupid, but I don't think they're THAT stupid.

more than 2 years ago
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My in-use, non-TV displays add up to (diag.):

thedbp Re:Odd Binning (264 comments)

> it adds up to be about an extra 10-15 inches

But, sadly, not where it counts.

*ducks*

more than 3 years ago
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Slashdot Launches Re-Design

thedbp Re:This is slashdot? (2254 comments)

Tried it. Headphone port was too small, and I couldn't squish it flat enough to fit in the dock connector.

more than 3 years ago
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Slashdot Launches Re-Design

thedbp Re:This is slashdot? (2254 comments)

Yeah, after I looked at it on my iPhone I realized my mobile Slashdot experience had all but been destroyed. Thank you Google Mobilize service ...

more than 3 years ago
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How many microprocessors are in your home, total?

thedbp Are we including retired CPUs? (559 comments)

I've got boxes of old G3 and G4 chips, plus a bunch of 68K Macs that are stuffed in a closet that I pull out once a decade. Are we supposed to include those?

more than 3 years ago
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Slashdot Launches Re-Design

thedbp LOVE IT. (2254 comments)

love it.

seriously.

i love it.

more than 3 years ago
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Amazon Censorship Expands

thedbp Re:What are we supposed to discuss? (764 comments)

What world are you living in? It's not because the masses have more collective monetary power (they don't), it's economics of scale. You can only sell so many $500,000 cars, and there's very little chance of repeat business in any short time frame.

It's about selling in volume. That's what made Wal-Mart.

In 2004, the top 5% of the economic bracket controlled over 58% of the wealth. That was a long time ago, now the figure is skewed even more in favor of the rich.

Sorry, but you're wrong.

more than 3 years ago
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Amazon Censorship Expands

thedbp Re:Warning: libertardian prattle above (764 comments)

>>corporations don't have the power to suck money from my wallet against my will,

Compulsory tax on blank media, passed by the gov't at the behest of corporations

>>throw me in jail for years,

RIAA/MPAA exploiting the laws they paid politicians to write to fine/jail people "guilty" of downloading copyrighted material.

>>send out goons to give me a Rodney King-style beating,

Foreclosure procedures often include using police to do the dirty work of corrupt banking establishments.

>>or execute me on the electric chair

Not yet, but they can certainly have you "silenced" or "suicided" as it were.

So, while the force is directly applied by government entities, if the government is just another branch of the corporations (it's a shared resource they like to use/abuse), then the corporations are the ones actually exercising that force, even if there's a badge or a robe that indicates government affiliation.

more than 3 years ago
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RIAA Accounting — How Labels Avoid Paying Musicians

thedbp Re:You only need $250,000 (495 comments)

"I'm an overly literal nitpicking asshole"

FTFY

about 4 years ago
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RIAA Accounting — How Labels Avoid Paying Musicians

thedbp Re:Rock was not "like that for a while," no (495 comments)

Or, to use rap as an example, 50 Cent has about as much relation to militant black activism as Norman Rockwell. Chuck D still puts out albums, but is he getting airtime?

We're talking about the current state of music, not some glorified past.

about 4 years ago
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RIAA Accounting — How Labels Avoid Paying Musicians

thedbp Re:Rock was not "like that for a while," no (495 comments)

Ummmmm... Elvis Presley?

Look, MOST music movements start out in the way you describe, and it isn't until they are co-opted that they turn into little manufactured bits of distraction.

Case in point: Just because US hardcore punk started out with bands like Black Flag, Minor Threat, etc., doesn't mean that acts like Green Day have any relation whatsoever to that original spark of creativity, regardless of whether or not the music is similar.

about 4 years ago
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RIAA Accounting — How Labels Avoid Paying Musicians

thedbp Re:You only need $250,000 (495 comments)

Let's assume that your unsupported claim that rap acts earn less than rock acts is true.

One reason could be that, as rock was back in the day, rap is a producer-led game with various interchangeable personalities marketed as the "artist" towards certain demographics. However, their artistic contribution is minimal and they rely on the producer for the beats, the melody, the technical skills, etc. In most rap, the PRODUCER is the one making the music, and the "artist" is just a face they use to sell the product. Rock was like that for a while too.

about 4 years ago

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First 100% Crowd-Sourced Full-Length Concert Film

thedbp thedbp writes  |  more than 3 years ago

thedbp writes "This is completely self serving, and a little sad, but it might be appropriate for Idle. I think I've put together the first full-length concert film made entirely of crowd-sourced material. A multitude of YouTube clips for the video and a circulating audio bootleg that I cleaned up. It came out pretty well, and looks fairly coordinated despite the randomness of how it came together."
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