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What's Keeping You On Windows?

vuffi_raa software (1880 comments)

I do audio production and although some people swear by mac, you just have more options on a widows machine with so many 3rd party developers and amazing freeware options thanks to things like sythedit. Linux on the other hand is a bitch to do anything audio-wise - I keep all of my machines dual booting because I actually like linux but it just isn't functional for what I do at home.

more than 2 years ago

Anti-Piracy PI Talks About Building Cases Against File-Sharers

vuffi_raa Am I a criminal? (109 comments)

Am I a criminal, considering how much "potential crack" is in my refrigerator under the name "baking soda" and how much "potential methamphetamine" is under my bathroom sink under the names "bleach" and "drano"......

more than 2 years ago

ISPs Will Now Be Copyright Cops

vuffi_raa Re:Just like the "war on illegal variable X" (338 comments)

While I'm all for protecting our rights, changing the system to everybody is protected, and making sure our votes count, let's not kid ourselves, we're still just whining about our first world problems of not having enough luxuries.

actually we are complaining that people with money are "whining about our first world problems of not having enough luxuries" and pushing laws and regulations to crack down on the populace for not giving them an unending supply.

more than 3 years ago

How To Jailbreak and Upgrade Old Android Phones

vuffi_raa Re:Jailbreak != Root (138 comments)

last time I checked there were not custom IOS ROMs out there.

it would certainly be awesome if there were - though the whole monopoly on the hardware thing is what prevents it, most ROMs are compiled from other base ROMs and tweaked or rebuilt - as there is only one iOS and one line of hardware you don't really have the diversity of base developer ROMs to work from.

more than 2 years ago

Rootkit Infection Requires Windows Reinstall

vuffi_raa Re:Boot Disc (510 comments)

I have some customers that can get more viruses than a Bangkok whore on a Saturday night

I didn't know that Bankok whores run code, let alone after work hours.

more than 3 years ago

"Expert Body" To Decide Which Sites To Block For Copyright Infringement

vuffi_raa Re:The list starting with big sties (173 comments)

google bing Yahoo *torrent torrent* isohunt youtube megavideo Megaupload RapidShare

or they could just block everything starting with http: , https: and ftp:

more than 3 years ago

Winklevoss Twins Finally Give Up Fighting Facebook

vuffi_raa Re:I would have given up a while ago (160 comments)

Maybe if you copyright that idea and sue the Winklevii when they do something that sounds similar (to someone who has no idea about islands) then you can have a couple million for yourself.

See, this is why you aren't in the money and they are... as that would be a method, it would be a patent and not a copyright.

more than 3 years ago

Judges Berate Spammer For 'Incompetent' Litigation

vuffi_raa Re:$27,000 is not that small (143 comments)

What exactly does that mean ? Litigation is so expensive that you should just pay up when somebody sues you
for thousands of dollars ? Is the court encouraging blackmail by lawsuit ??


Unfortunately that is the way that the system works. It isn't fair but it is the way it is and people don't want to change it because they don't realize how bad it is until the hammer hits them.

more than 3 years ago

Apple Causes Religious Reaction In Brains of Fans

vuffi_raa Re:Apple Stores (636 comments)

the question is why did virtually none of Apple's competitors do it first?

the same reason more people don't use linux, it is primarily designed for and by people interested in their functionality and not for the general public. That's why there are so many robust possibilities but you still end up with an isolated user base

more than 2 years ago

Apple Causes Religious Reaction In Brains of Fans

vuffi_raa Re:Apple Stores (636 comments)

Atheism isn't a religion, but it is a leap of faith nevertheless. You are basically saying, without any proof, that god doesn't exist

kind of like you believe with a leap of faith that there aren't zombies roaming the streets and aliens taking over our cities?
it isn't a leap of faith to believe that something that you have no evidence of doesn't exist... it is faith when you believe that something with no evidence of it's existence does.

more than 2 years ago

Netflix CEO Hesitant To Fight Cable

vuffi_raa Re:Comcast isn't a monopoly everywhere (366 comments)

But, on the whole, I agree with you. The government *is* more powerful and potentially more dangerous than a corporation.

The government only has as much power and money as you want to give it, unless you do stupid things like have been done recently. We have actively given up our rights over the last couple of decades, that isn't the government's fault - it is ours. The government isn't evil, people are just rash and reactionary and people IN the government take advantage of that.

more than 3 years ago

The Frankentablet: Windows and Android Mashup

vuffi_raa could not take the article seriously (121 comments)

I don't have a lot of love for the tablet since I have read other reviews that complained of the performance but when I read:

this "slap it together mentality" is one reason no tablets come close to the iPad.

I couldn't really take anything he said seriously as I knew that the rest of the review would be a bunch of biased crap - and when he goes into the windows usage it did get really stupid.

more than 3 years ago

Sony Officially Blames Anonymous For PSN Hack

vuffi_raa Re:"...steal..." (575 comments)

Maybe actually using the credit cards isn't their MO, but they were behind the gawker intrusions which also stole passwords and account details. Anonymous being behind this makes sense because if you remember, right after doing the DOS attacks, they stopped and put out a public statement saying that they wanted to do something to directly affect Sony and not to bomb the servers because it only effected users. Ironically if they are behind it directly intruding on the servers actually affected users far more than the couple of days of DOS attacks as the network has been offline for weeks to shore up the security.

more than 3 years ago

Department of Justice: FBI Too Focused On Child Porn

vuffi_raa Re:FBI Too Focused On Child Porn (487 comments)

...instead of focusing on child pornographers.

Actually, no. At least if you believe what you see on the news every other day, there has been a far larger focus on consumers than pornographers. Pornorgraphers seem to have more of a free pass, you hear about some high school teacher getting busted for viewing kiddie porn every other day but as far as those making the stuff - I think I remember a story of a ring going down a little while ago but it was an international ring and most of the people were overseas so I don't know how much the FBI was really responsible for.

more than 3 years ago

News Corp. Looking To Sell MySpace

vuffi_raa Re:I'll throw in $50 if you'll just kill it (146 comments)

...and improve security, I deleted my myspace a while back because it constantly got hacked despite the fact that I had a totally unconnected email to anything and a 27 character alpha and numeric password and was rarely if ever. I would log out, and maybe a month or two later when I logged back in I would have been sending all kinds of spam to other myspace users during that time by god knows how many people.... not keylogged, not phished just plain hacked.

more than 3 years ago

What Happens To Data When a Cloud Provider Dies?

vuffi_raa Re:MOD PARENT UP (262 comments)

the cloud is just a new name on an old concept

yes and no, "the cloud" when it is referring to cloud computing is an old concept (like back in the day when bill joy proposed genie) but was never really put into practice because the reliance of computing was always left to the user and not to the machine serving up the data. Virtualization and low powered mobile devices made that more of a reality and more of a necessity. personally I am not a fan of the idea of virtualizing everything, but it absolutely has it's place.

more than 3 years ago

Sony's New Android-based Dual Screen Tablets

vuffi_raa Re:It could come with perpetual free beer... (129 comments)

I will not purchase another Sony product as long as I live. They treat people badly, and I've had quite enough of them

Every corporation treats people badly, I have never seen Sony do anything any worse than any other corporation.

more than 3 years ago

More Nintendo Console Rumors

vuffi_raa Re:Hardware will be interesting (150 comments)

None of their other consoles emulate. They all have separate processors dedicated to the other device.

Having a dedicated processor to maintain legacy systems makes things overcomplicated and limits future design revisions. Look at Sony with the ps3,as much as I would love BC, the latter models and slim would still be far more expensive and problematic as the earlier models are if they tried to maintain BC through a chip. If they are the same general architecture though, I agree with you that it will probably be the best way to go.

more than 3 years ago

Apple Sues Samsung Over Galaxy Phones and Tablets

vuffi_raa Re:Samsung is also a supplier (465 comments)

If Samsung dumps them there are a lot of Japanese suppliers that they can still buy from,.... oh wait, nevermind.

more than 3 years ago


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