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"Team America" Gets Post-Hack Yanking At Alamo Drafthouse, Too

wisnoskij Why? (226 comments)

I don't understand why it would draw any heat at all.

2 days ago
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Did Alcatraz Escapees Survive? Computer Program Says They Might Have

wisnoskij But These Where Dangerous Criminals ... (87 comments)

Who could not fit into society, and needed to be continually brutalized and have their rights broken to save us from them! So how could they fade into obscurity among us?

2 days ago
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To Fight Currency Mismatches, Steam Adding Region Locking to PC Games

wisnoskij Re:Why Steam? Why? (158 comments)

Which is assuming that the people who would of bought the game full price instead went out of their way, and dealt with shady Russian mobsters to get a discount. A large amount of revenue would not of been funneled through Russia, and there is no evidence than any money would of been lost by Steam or Developers, indeed some might say that it would of increased sales.

2 days ago
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Amazon UK Glitch Sells Thousands of Products For a Penny

wisnoskij Re: How Hard is it to Price Manually? (138 comments)

If you cannot even be bothered to set a price you are not paying enough attention to sell it.

4 days ago
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The GPLv2 Goes To Court

wisnoskij Re: Programming Language (173 comments)

But you can transfer that codebase to a thousand different aystems, windows, Linux, anything you want, you could even run it on a decemal based computer instead of digital. The program as it is written in an language would run the same every time.

4 days ago
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The GPLv2 Goes To Court

wisnoskij Re: might not be as good as you think (173 comments)

Because the C spec is written in English. So of course it has the same problem as even the most expertly written law. But the actual interpreter (aka the compiler) is not. Once you have a working compiler, the code you write for it will be interpreted correctly and the same way everytime.

4 days ago
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Amazon UK Glitch Sells Thousands of Products For a Penny

wisnoskij How Hard is it to Price Manually? (138 comments)

First we got skyrocketing prices, now a glitch is causeing near 0 prices. How hard is it to manually set a price, or at the very least set minimum bounds based on the cost to produce and reasonable maximum bounds?

5 days ago
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The GPLv2 Goes To Court

wisnoskij Programming Language (173 comments)

I wonder if it is possible to create a communication language that has the reproducibility and stability of a programming language. There is hardly even any point in writing out legal rights or documents when everytime it is read it can be interpreted differently. It seems that the law has taken the stance that, since reinterpreting it every time is a hassle and inconsistent, we will just use the interpretation of whoever read it first. But since we have no accurate way of storing legal ideas, how do you interpret the interpretation accurately?

5 days ago
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IsoHunt Unofficially Resurrects the Pirate Bay

wisnoskij Re:Good start, but..EZTV! (115 comments)

This. I do not often download from EZTV, but it is excellent to keep track of what new episodes and shows are currently out.

about a week ago
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Time To Remove 'Philosophical' Exemption From Vaccine Requirements?

wisnoskij Horrible Idea (1050 comments)

In this day and age where you pretty much need to be living in a hole in the ground, without internet access, to not know what sininster sort of stuff your government gets up to, this argument is ridiculous. We know that the government us not above secret medical testing on its own citizens, we know they are not above breaking every one of your legal rights if they can get away with it, we know they care more about maintaining their own power than your life or liberty. So why would anyone willingly give up the legal right to refuse an injection?

about a week ago
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The Case For Flipping Your Monitor From Landscape to Portrait

wisnoskij Re: You're Doing It Wrong (567 comments)

I completely agree, stuff like this should come standard out of the box by now. Instead we get a system that works against you with windows you are trying to tile on a single screen trying to snap to full screen.

about two weeks ago
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The Case For Flipping Your Monitor From Landscape to Portrait

wisnoskij Re: You're Doing It Wrong (567 comments)

This. Monitors are deep enough even in landscape to do just about anything at 100% efficiency. But a landscape monitor allows you to add exta windows. So maybe you get an application at about 100% efficiency and a second little windows open at the same time, if you need it.

about two weeks ago
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The Case For Flipping Your Monitor From Landscape to Portrait

wisnoskij Oh, I see. (567 comments)

So if we ignore many different and popular reasons to use a computer then portrait comes out on top.

about two weeks ago
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James Watson's Nobel Prize Medal Will Be Returned To Him

wisnoskij Re: One good turn... (235 comments)

It is not really possible for real data, when measured, to be racist if we bankrupt every scientist interested in measuring that data.

about two weeks ago
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An Algorithm To Prevent Twitter Hashtag Degeneration

wisnoskij censorship (162 comments)

If you cannot handle listening to uncensored democracy style discourse then maybe you can just stop listening instead of trying to censor everything you do not like.

about two weeks ago
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Microsoft Files a Copyright Infringement Lawsuit For Activating Pirated Software

wisnoskij Not just Individual. (268 comments)

They do not just mostly ignore individual pirites, they do the same for groups and put 0 effort into locking down their software. Since the very beginning attracting pirates to windows and office has been a major unspoken marketing ploy. No idea if it changed recently, but for many versions the method to crack office was to change a registry key from false to true. And windows hardly even punishes users of unregistered versions of windows.

about two weeks ago
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Ralph H. Baer, a Father of Video Gaming, Dies At 92

wisnoskij Glorious PC Master Race (47 comments)

Cool story bro, but the history and future of video gaming was written by and on the computer and mainframe.

about two weeks ago
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Man Caught Trying To Sell Plans For New Aircraft Carrier

wisnoskij Re: The new threat (388 comments)

Have you ever tried to sink a plastic boat, it is literally impossible. A plastic battleship would be unstoppable.

about two weeks ago

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Ask Slashdot: How to Buy Windows 8 (none upgrade)

wisnoskij wisnoskij writes  |  more than 2 years ago

wisnoskij writes "Microsoft is really pushing the cheap upgrade to windows 8.
But some people just want an iso and a product key.

Is there any way to simply buy a windows 8 key, with or without a simple ISO download."

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Spying School District Updates

wisnoskij wisnoskij writes  |  more than 4 years ago

wisnoskij (1206448) writes "The Pennsylvania's Lower Merion School District has suspended 2 IT workers for their involvement in the webcam spying case.
Additionally, the software, LANrev, used to spy on the unsuspecting children will get a update this week that will will disable the option for admins to remotely switch on a computer's webcam."

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