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EA Tests Subscription Access To Game Catalog

uCallHimDrJ0NES Re:You must be kidding. (63 comments)

Ah. Now I'm with you. I had the pronoun "they" in what you said referring to customers and not EA, and I did see chattel as cattle. Anyway, I found something to eat since then. I agree. They see us as their chattel, and that's why it's highly unlikely that I would ever buy anything from them. Take a look at this sampling of the crap they are planting on Gamefaqs: http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards....

8 hours ago
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How long ago did you last assemble a computer?

uCallHimDrJ0NES Love the joke category (204 comments)

Quake 3 was a game people really did build a system for. Good times.

13 hours ago
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Ridley Scott to Produce Philip K Dick's The Man In the High Castle

uCallHimDrJ0NES Re:Considering his history... (141 comments)

It is absolutely possible to notice a pattern of genre preferences.

Agreed. Yes, I have noticed many patterns of genre preferences in others. The most common pattern I've noticed is the homophobic a person is, the more they love macho-seeming movies, and more likely to be secretly doubting their own sexuality. What does that have to do with disagreeing with me?

I have a hard time believing that you are truly, utterly agnostic to all data points and extrapolations.

Also correct. What does that have to do with the fact that I am truly, utterly agnostic to genre preferences?

I like the Avengers. But it doesn't shock me when somebody just isn't a fan of the superhero movie genre. I don't like sports movies. I suppose it's hypothetically possible that a really great one could come out, but I'd bet against it.

(I'm a bit skeptical of calling Firefly a Western, even if the producers called it that -- but then, I don't know that I really have a good handle on what a Western actually is).

It sounds to me like it's time for a John Ford deep dive for you. Maybe a little Sam Peckinpah. It's totally worth it, and will inform your views on other genres.

The sports movie thing may come over time. They certainly aren't all good, but sample the boxing subgenre (The Set-up, Rocky, Raging Bull) before writing the entire genre off. Personally, I love a good formula sports movie as an easily-accessible bit of pastime that can be shared with others. Hoosiers, Rudy, and and The Worlds Fastest Indian come to mind as movies that have served to entertain the whole room in recent years at my house.

Again, let me assert, arbitrary genre preferences are a burden to YOURSELF and others. Especially true for those of you thinking about being filmmakers.

yesterday
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Amazon's eBook Math

uCallHimDrJ0NES Re:Should we care about... (282 comments)

I don't think "paper eliminates itself over time" is valid as a criticism of its archival value. What was your reason for saying this?

yesterday
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Amazon's eBook Math

uCallHimDrJ0NES Re:Should we care about... (282 comments)

Brick and mortar bookstore doesn't sell books with DRM so you can sell it or donate it at your pleasure?

You forget, comrade, that paper books are much harder to alter after publication than electronic ones. How will we control history if we let the literate middle class continue to hold us accountable for the past? We must encourage the elimination of paper as quickly as possible. Then the people will be free from the burdensome moral responsibility of keeping track of their rulers and histories, and therefore, happier.

yesterday
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EA Tests Subscription Access To Game Catalog

uCallHimDrJ0NES Re:You must be kidding. (63 comments)

EA has established itself as a company that views customers as the enemy.

You normally respect or are wary of an enemy...
  If you don't, they are already your chattel or your victim...

Wait a minute...are you saying we can eat EA? What does EA taste like? This sounds like a good plan, and is making me hungry.

2 days ago
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The Milky Way Is Much Less Massive Than Previous Thought

uCallHimDrJ0NES The sum total mass of previous thought = zero (119 comments)

Therefore, the Milky Way's mass is less than zero. What a difference an "-ly" makes. They should have sent their words to Lolly's.

2 days ago
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EA Tests Subscription Access To Game Catalog

uCallHimDrJ0NES Re:You must be kidding. (63 comments)

I see. So, people are stupid, and therefore it's right for EA and Microsoft to resurrect their cancelled non-virtual credit cards from the dead and continue to charge against them? I'm aware that I'm putting words into your mouth, but turnabout's fair. I think your friends and family's foolishnesses are darling, too.

2 days ago
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EA Tests Subscription Access To Game Catalog

uCallHimDrJ0NES Re:You must be kidding. (63 comments)

I agree, that does appear to solve the problem. If I want to play any of the games they're offering on a DRM basis, that's the way I will do it.

2 days ago
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Which Is Better, Adblock Or Adblock Plus?

uCallHimDrJ0NES Re:Chrome? (363 comments)

I am ignorant about many things. My ass is ignorant to just about everything. However, my response to the other poster needs an answer. You may still be ignorant to that response's contents, but you can remedy that by reading it. Your ass, however, will remain ignorant, as mine does.

2 days ago
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Which Is Better, Adblock Or Adblock Plus?

uCallHimDrJ0NES Re:Chrome? (363 comments)

I agree. As soon as Chrome lists the standard Java updater as malware too, I will believe this point as an argument against my point.

2 days ago
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EA Tests Subscription Access To Game Catalog

uCallHimDrJ0NES You must be kidding. (63 comments)

Sign up to give EA money on a subscription basis? There is nothing in the world that will make me authorize them to charge my account at will. EA has established itself as a company that views customers as the enemy.

2 days ago
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Which Is Better, Adblock Or Adblock Plus?

uCallHimDrJ0NES Chrome? (363 comments)

Still? Amongst the folks I work with, Chrome is dead. Listing uTorrent as malware was the straw that broke the camel's back. So, Adblock Plus FTW!

2 days ago
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Ridley Scott to Produce Philip K Dick's The Man In the High Castle

uCallHimDrJ0NES Re:Considering his history... (141 comments)

Do you like movies about ponies?

Yeah. I don't really dislike superhero movies, but honestly the constant stream of super avenger-men movies made the whole thing kind of boring. It's like when all games were WW2 FPSes, except worse because Nazis are more interesting than comic book villains.

I neither like nor dislike movies about ponies. I like good movies. Is there a good movie about ponies? If so, I may watch it. I remember kind of liking "Black Stallion" when we saw it in the theater, but that was no pony. Looking forward to hearing your pony film recommendation.

2 days ago
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Ridley Scott to Produce Philip K Dick's The Man In the High Castle

uCallHimDrJ0NES Re:Considering his history... (141 comments)

People who reject content based off of arbitrary genre preferences are a burden to themselves and others. I don't believe that prior to Firefly, you would have said, "I'm really wanting another Western." You don't like superheroes you say, and I call bullshit. You just don't want to be lumped in with liking something that's become mainstream. Get over it.

2 days ago
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Ridley Scott to Produce Philip K Dick's The Man In the High Castle

uCallHimDrJ0NES Re:Actually read the book! (141 comments)

It's not revisionist. The Axis actually won.

Nice!

2 days ago
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Samsung Delays Tizen Phone Launch

uCallHimDrJ0NES "Killer app" (108 comments)

We have apparently forgotten that exclusive apps happen. If the most awesome value prop for an app in the world is on Tizen, then there will be a Tizen market.

3 days ago
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Samsung Delays Tizen Phone Launch

uCallHimDrJ0NES Re:Samsung could make a big ecosystem fast (108 comments)

If they just unlocked the bootloader on the rest of their phones and encouraged people to download and try Tizen on their formerly-android phones, it could grow the ecosystem fast.

Just market it as a "now with no google spyware" phone, and I think many will go for it.

Well said. I'd plus you if I had points left.

3 days ago
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What percentage of your media consumption is streamed?

uCallHimDrJ0NES Re:Heh, nice poll (152 comments)

This is a wonderful example of how when you want to manipulate results from public opinion polls, you use words your audience thinks it understands, but doesn't. We do it all the time.

3 days ago
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Researchers Print Electronic Memory On Paper

uCallHimDrJ0NES When I can play Asteroids on the back of a box... (78 comments)

...it will be hard to get me to leave the breakfast table.

I'm seeing a whole line of Atari cereals, and a competing line of Mattel Electronics Intellicereals. Maybe get Alan Alda and George Plimpton's faces on the boxes to keep the kids away from Dad's stuff.

about a week ago

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NTLM 100 Percent Broken Using Hashes Derived from Captures

uCallHimDrJ0NES uCallHimDrJ0NES writes  |  about a year and a half ago

uCallHimDrJ0NES (2546640) writes "Security researcher Mark Gamache has used Moxie Marlinspike's Cloudcracker to derive hashes from captured NTLM handshakes, resulting in successful pass-the-hash attacks. It's been going on for a long time, probably, but this is the first time a "white hat" has researched and exposed the how-to details for us all to enjoy. Microsoft has posted a little guidance for those who need to turn off NTLM: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2793313. Have fun explaining your new security project to your management, server admins!"
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