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For Now, UK Online Pirates Will Get 4 Warnings -- And That's It

thunderclap Re:So the idea is that.... (143 comments)

No one honestly believes that they will get sued for billions and billions.

2 days ago
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Sony Forgets To Pay For Domain, Hilarity Ensues

thunderclap Re: Black hole? (277 comments)

I did and it wasn't. You know you could put a link to the actual legislation that you believe was amended.

5 days ago
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Sony Forgets To Pay For Domain, Hilarity Ensues

thunderclap Re: Black hole? (277 comments)

Okay, are you suggesting that accurate reporting to ICANN is covered by the Trademark act? The point I made was the bill he offered and promoted as a refutation was never a law because it died in committee. If you have the other acts name please share

about a week ago
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Sony Forgets To Pay For Domain, Hilarity Ensues

thunderclap Re:Black hole? (277 comments)

No, there isn't. There is a dead and now archived House resolution.

This bill was introduced on May 12, 2004, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Jun 09, 2004 (Reported by House Committee).

It was never signed into law as it never made it out of committee. That link you so nicely offer up also offres this:

H.R. 3754 (108th): Fraudulent Online Identity Sanctions Act Introduced: Feb 03, 2004 (108th Congress, 2003–2004) Status: Died (Reported by Committee) in a previous session of Congress

How about this one. Its currently alive. S. 2588: Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2014

about a week ago
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Sony Forgets To Pay For Domain, Hilarity Ensues

thunderclap Re: Black hole? (277 comments)

Originally I haven't planned on entering this but when I clicked the link I got this.

This bill was introduced on May 12, 2004, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.The text of the bill below is as of Jun 09, 2004 (Reported by House Committee).

To be clear this means president Bush never signed it into law. It also means, that as it isn't a law the other person is right unless you can find one that was. As for SonyOnline.net the best thing would be a redirect to Piratebay.se

about a week ago
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Aereo Embraces Ruling, Tries To Re-Classify Itself As Cable Company

thunderclap Re:Idiots (147 comments)

No, they do not need to be dragged kicking and screaming into the Internet age. They need to be dragged into the street, forced to kneel then shot with ar-15 so many times you can see light through them. They are actively destroying innovation that could have made them money, us more content and convenience as well as promoted our culture. So the best thing at this point is destruction and replacement. If Aereo finally forces them to offer ala carte then so be it.

about two weeks ago
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Aereo Embraces Ruling, Tries To Re-Classify Itself As Cable Company

thunderclap Re:It's only fair (147 comments)

oh people can't live without ESPN. All you need is someone willing to pay, willing to pay for a lot of bandwidth, be able to keep it up with all the issues surrounding having a webcam pointed at it and suddenly others don't feel the need to pay a cable company for it.

about two weeks ago
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Aereo Embraces Ruling, Tries To Re-Classify Itself As Cable Company

thunderclap Re:It's only fair (147 comments)

I hate to wrench your argument but I live in Houston. The basic basic Comcast tier is $20. Thats $8 more than they were offering. My quess is without all the cruft that we as cable subscribers are forced to pay the bill would be the same as that.

about two weeks ago
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Peer Review Ring Broken - 60 Articles Retracted

thunderclap Re:Wish I could say I was surprised (178 comments)

Wrong. The issue is that publishing is considered sufficient.

It should be publish or die. How do you know they're doing anything if they don't publish? they could be watching tv all day for all you know otherwise.

But as is made clear here, simply publishing and getting it through peer review is clearly not good enough. We need to increase what they have to do to avoid this situation.

For example... maybe one scientist pays another scientist to reproduce his work.

Maybe you have big collections of graduate students that as part of their process of getting a degree get assigned some random papers submitted by scientists in their field and they have to reproduce the work.

Obviously this isn't always possible... but whenever it isn't possible that needs to be put as a giant red asterisk on the paper saying "this work has not been reproduced"...

Do that and you're not going to get as much fraud or laziness.

I agree with this for one reason. It would finally dispense with the climate change insanity. Since its actually near impossible to get data that is verifiable about climate older than 50yrs that isn't tainted or limited and subject to interpretation(like core samples or tree rings), we could finally put al gore were he belongs. Out of sight and mind. Each day passing I am more thankful that the supreme court gave the victory to Bush. I only wish it could have happened in 2012 for Romney.

about two weeks ago
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Peer Review Ring Broken - 60 Articles Retracted

thunderclap Re:The Good News? (178 comments)

Peter holds a very high standard for himself, I'm sure.

The standard practice is to form a unspoken agreement between several reviewers that they will all favorably review each others papers.

Peter couldn't find his circle and created a self-circle.

Otherwise known as a circle jerk.

about two weeks ago
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Tor Project Sued Over a Revenge Porn Business That Used Its Service

thunderclap Re:Why yes, we should blame the victim here (311 comments)

Can we all stop being idiots? Look unless she took those pics with an actual non internet connected camera, she gave implicit permission to post them by taking them with an internet enabled device. People ARE going to Hack your shizz. If you have sensitive info on it, it is your fault that you left it there as well as it is their fault for stealing it. This is today; you don't leave money in an open box on front porch expecting it to remain unmolested. You don't leave your front door unlocked. You don't leave the car keys in the ignition. You don't leave your packages in plain sight at a mall. You don't take pictures of yourself naked for any reason and leave them on an unsecured device and expect it to remain there untouched. Revenge porn is nasty business. It preys on the foolish and ignorant, heartbroken bitches who fuck over men for foolish reasons as well as kind, beatiful souls who were brutalized by dominating thugs mascaraing as men. Its not going away. Anymore than swinging, BDSM, golden showers, chubby chasing, brazzers, vivid, redtube etc are. Yes you have a right to control your images. However ignorance of rule 34 is no excuse. So using common sense says that if you are a prude and don't want the internet to see your quarter sized areolas and shaved puss then delete them. Just like you don't share your bank password, or your social security number online. This is no different. We need to quit treating is a such. No one stole her identity. Had she left it alone it would have faded into nothing. Her insisting on retribution is what is destroying her. Its a good thing. We don't need any more lawyers like her. They tend to go work for places like Prenda.

about two weeks ago
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When Beliefs and Facts Collide

thunderclap Re:Not surprising. (725 comments)

Playing devil's advocate. Say the deniers prevent any motion and surprise, surprise 100 yrs rolls around and those predictions failed. In fact very little has changed (other than new orleans flooding via a hurricane and the big one in LA but I digress) will people still sware the science is accurate? No. Those scientists will be stood beside those who believed the earth was the center of the universe, those that believed in aether and that the earth was flat. There is alot of economic damage that can be done with those policies. We need to 100%. And that's the problem. With this science we can't be.

about three weeks ago
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U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Religious Objections To Contraception

thunderclap Re:What about Jehovah's Witnesses? (1330 comments)

No. If you go read the decision, it was narrowly crafted to focus on contraceptives only. And for companies like Hobby Lobby and Conestoga. Basically to get the ability SCOTUS handed Hobby Lobby you need to be: A: A family owned company and only owned by family members. B: for profit but not employee owned (unless family is the only employees) and not publically traded. C: be known for your religious views (the family that owns Hobby Lobby is evangelical, also owns Christian book seller Mardel's and is apart of the people involved with Oral Roberts University) D: Have enough employees that this issue would actually come up (I believe thats over 50 but not sure.) Alito, who crafted the majority opinion, said this doesn't affect other health care items (like your transfusions or the fact that most pills are covered in gelatin made from pork rendering)

about three weeks ago
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U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Religious Objections To Contraception

thunderclap Re:KKKonservatism at its finest. (1330 comments)

No, you fucking moron.

Corporations are "persons" not "people" and moreover, only "Citizens" can vote. Corporations are not now, have never been and shall never be "citizens".

LK

Yet. Give it time and they will be.

about three weeks ago
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Teaching College Is No Longer a Middle Class Job

thunderclap Re: Administrators (538 comments)

So you would be shocked if an OKlahoma plumbers shared his concerns about fracking polluting one of the world's largest shallow water table aquifers located beneath the Great Plains in the United States. The saddest is part is requiiring those who worked in repair side of computing to have a comp sci degree. I don't need to understand computing to repair the hardware of a computer. I need to understand electronics.

about a month ago
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Teaching College Is No Longer a Middle Class Job

thunderclap Re:Administrators (538 comments)

Students don't miss the point of education. They are never told. Most still believe its 4 years of party time with classes inserted. Its the small percentage that go to the trade schools who want a career or go to a college for a big money career who get screwed. Those who go to party are lost already. We are already second century Rome here, only we are our own visagoths.

about a month ago
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After 47 Years, Computerworld Ceases Print Publication

thunderclap Re:CACM is older (105 comments)

Just being honest. What, you disagree?

about a month ago
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After 47 Years, Computerworld Ceases Print Publication

thunderclap Re:It will be missed (105 comments)

There is nothing permanent about digital. In 50 yrs we will have the same issues we are having now with movies from the early 20th century. Only there will be no physical copies to speak of.

about a month ago
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After 47 Years, Computerworld Ceases Print Publication

thunderclap Re:CACM is older (105 comments)

an anonymous coward whining about another young loser blaming older generation for his personal failures, sitting on his ass in front of computer that could be making him wealth; but he only uses it as entertainment device and outlet for whining. at least when I want to make a screed, I tag my name to it. what you got no scrot? (or afraid of losing karma if female?")

about a month ago
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After 47 Years, Computerworld Ceases Print Publication

thunderclap Re:CACM is older (105 comments)

I would so mod you up because everything you type is true. this one is the most true and applies to everyone. ""Maybe respect is a two-way street. Maybe I'm not automatically entitled to everything I want."
Let's add to this: "You are not entitled to change a name, remove an item or alter a place because it offends you, no matter your age." This is an abuse of the freedom that those dudes who you see in the picture wearing those crazy white wigs fought for, gave up their money for and yes even died for. A critical mass of us has to offended before its offensive. It has to devalue your life even when you are out of its presence.
Example of things that were and will always remain offensive:
Riding in the back of the bus because of your skin pigment.
Making you sleep in vastly inferior location because of your skin pigment
Forcing your labor without pay
Denying you medical care
Assuming that because you are without resources and eat dirt in a location considered to be another country that you have a right to move to a country that is richer so you can make our poor go without. (Just because you were born and are smart enough to escape doesn't get you anything. IN centuries past, this was a way to get you killed. Smart people fix their surroundings.)
Assuming that those with wealth, means or intelligence are your servants because life gave to a worthless poker hand.
Expecting a handout because you were living off someone who died, left or is incapable of providing for you now.
Preventing you from performing bodily functions if you are outside.
(this includes sleeping) Preventing you from accessing water if you are coming in from outside.
Walking around an event with signs that suggest a deity hates something because you believe that a deity hates something. All Deities hate things however, most hate people who walking around an event with signs that suggest a deity not them hates. Why? because all deities are jealous of other deities. Don't believe in deities? Then you understand the pointlessness of walking around an event like that.
Making a movie glorifying a past that was hard, dark and brutal just because you are pissed no one is respecting your struggle with your pigment or orientation issues. While pigment is a issue we all have to deal with because we all can see it, orientation is a silent issue unless its pda. You deserve respect, yes. However, if your pda bothers others, its not the time to make a movie about its history its time to privately educate them.
Acting as if pigment is as important an issue as orientation. Yes both can cause discrimination. This discrimination is deeply offensive and wrong. Yet if you are a majority (the opposite of a minority) your pigment doesn't qualify you to say my orientation is above yours. Your orientation is your business alone unless you are in porn, then its ours but thats whole other issue. Pda is needs to be left to private areas. No one wants to explain to a 3yr why you are doing what you are doing. If you want to do porn, a restaurant isn't the place to do it (unless you own it and your patrons have paid to watch)
Assuming that a person whose job is acting as entertainment has suddenly become the character they play or has become a deity to worship, adore, teach your children or become less than human.
Assuming that a person who job is acting, making music, walking across a theater stage in costume or doing something that is for public consumption is any less that you or whose behavior is more subject that yours. This is a job. Nothing more.
Assuming that a person who job is acting, making music, walking across a theater stage in costume or doing something that is for public consumption suddenly obligates them you reveal their entire personal life, make available private things like orientation, be subjected to lack of access because people decide they need articles of your clothes or body. You don't throng your postman or your coworkers? So why would you throng a person you don't know because you see or hear their voice?
A person who job is acting, making music, walking across a theater stage in costume or doing something that is for public consumption assuming that because he or she has this access they can decide what is good for everyone else. Your food choices are yours. Just because your parents decided that you had to see how a chicken was slaughtered at 4 doesn't mean we all have to suffer. Some of us already know and don't care. Your service to a deity or other entity also is yours. Your orientation is a private matter to be discussed with the government if you are being discriminated against. Its not a bully pulpit to state that whole groups are evil. Yes, they are evil. However, Your job is to entertain not share your ideologies or orientation issues thats a politician. You wish to be that, then you please run for that office. However, please cease the job of entertainment first.
The NSA and other spy organizations. While Snowden did violate oaths, he actually sacrificed his lifestyle for his beliefs. If you don't understand this, I will point you to another group of people who chose the same path. Google Samuel Adams, John Hancock, Archibald Stuart, Patrick Henry and Daniel Webster. They also share Snowden's belief. What era did they live in? The founding of the USA era. They were as hated by the British Crown as much as Snowden is today.
Exposing the evils of manufacturing, or other industries that we rely on to make this society work. At this point all the information is out there if you live in the northern hemisphere, Australia or south Africa. Sneaking in a place that slaughters animals that you are not employed by is not a brave act. It is an act that deserves punishment. We aren't stupid. We know how an animal dies and is cut up to make food. However, we don't need to gory details.
Complaining about a person who you have never met. Unless their job falls under entertainment or politics you have no opinion because you don't know them. You have hearsay. Its can't be used for judgement. Understand this.
Also suggesting that manufacturing, or other industries that we rely on to make this society work are evil and destroying the planet.We can't destroy the planet. We can destroy ourselves and our society. Its called genocide. This planet has been hotter than human life would allow for a full 1/5 of its life. Suggesting that an alteration of inches or miles changes things horribly falls under this. Established science is something every scientist agrees on. If half disagree on the basics, then it isnt established. If the science has only 50 yrs of usable data and it deals with subjects that span millenia then you are as bad as those who insist that pigment or orientation should determine jobs.
Altering a system because as a builder you don't like dealing with people who alter it to suit their needs. People don't have the time to be students of complicated industries like computing, automotive maintenance, appliance maintenance and so on. If you want to make something so popular everyone has one then don't expect people to not alter it to suit them if they have the talent, time or desire.
Finally, locking up entertainment so that only massive corporations who give jobs to those people who want to be involved or are gifted in acting, making music, walking across a theater stage in costume or doing something that is for public consumption have editing access. This destroys the collective culture that we built for profit that is fleeting.

about a month ago

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