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Bitcoin Exchange Value Halves After Chinese Ban

woot account 4chan worthless? (475 comments)

I would argue that, at this point, /. is far more worthless of a site than 4chan. 4chan at least still has some degree of impact on the internet at large. When's the last time the slashdot effect was actually a thing? Not to mention that I'm pretty sure the Reddit community for dogecoin is at least as large as the 4chan community, if not larger.

about 9 months ago
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Kodak Kills Kodachrome

woot account Re:they still make ektachrome (399 comments)

Other countries, for the most part, mail internationally to that same place. Nice troll, though.

more than 5 years ago
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Court Asked To Strike All MediaSentry Evidence

woot account Re:Where's the sting, oh thy sword? (204 comments)

So, if I call someone from my residence and record the conversation without any consent I'll be commiting a crime?

In some states (such as Florida), yes. Both parties have to be aware of it.

more than 5 years ago
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Last.fm User Data Was Sent To RIAA By CBS

woot account Re:The death of Last.fm? (334 comments)

Why would I care if the RIAA has information on what I listen to? I have no RIAA music in my collection, so I don't really give a shit if they know what I listen to.

more than 5 years ago
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Do We Want ISPs Penalizing Music Fans?

woot account Re:Enough already (263 comments)

Why buy no CDs at all, instead of buying from independent labels like these that don't sue people for downloading their music? And if none of those record labels have music that suits your tastes (I'll admit I lean towards hipster garbage in music taste), check RIAA Radar before you buy.

For most people on slashdot, the RIAA is just a justification to make themselves feel better about downloading instead of buying.

more than 5 years ago
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Court Orders Breathalyzer Code Opened, Reveals Mess

woot account Re:But does it work? (707 comments)

Strange as it looks, "his" is the correct singular, sexist, third person, possessive pronoun.

Speak English, please (also removed a wrong comma -- it's not a serial comma because there was no "and", "or", or similar).

Fixed your wording and added back in a comma that belongs there. All of those words are describing the word "pronoun," thus they all belong.

more than 5 years ago
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Court Orders Breathalyzer Code Opened, Reveals Mess

woot account Re:But does it work? (707 comments)

Strange as it looks, "its" is the correct singular, gender-neutral, third person, possessive pronoun.

more than 5 years ago
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On the Advent of Controversial Video Games

woot account Re:Adult Gaming? Hah! (343 comments)

Since you seem to be such an expert on the subject, please tell me exactly where the line lies for what does and does not "constitute art." This is the problem with people who like to sit and pontificate about what is or isn't art. It's undefinable. Everything is art, and if you try to define it any other way, you're going to find yourself drawing arbitrary lines in the sand.

more than 5 years ago
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German Gov To Ban Paintballing After Shooting

woot account Re:Really Germany? (580 comments)

Scaramouche, Scaramouche, will you do the Fandango?

more than 5 years ago
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USB-Based NIC Torrents While Your PC Sleeps

woot account Re:No need. (246 comments)

Colorless green ideas sleep furiously?

more than 5 years ago
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Linked In Or Out?

woot account Re:First questions first (474 comments)

Says the person posting xkcd comics, which have outworn their welcome even faster.

more than 5 years ago
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On Game Developers and Legitimacy

woot account Re:Games are Solid Art. (214 comments)

But you're confusing the issue. All of those things are art in games. The game itself isn't art because it contains art.

I'm firmly in the games-as-art camp, but this is not the correct way to argue that games are art.

more than 5 years ago
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YouTube To Allow Self-Serve Ads For Major Media Players

woot account Re:I wonder... (115 comments)

Or do you browse with AdBlock? I honestly had forgotten the big, ugly ads /. has, because I've had them blocked for so long.

more than 5 years ago
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Overzealous AirTran Boots 9 Passengers Off

woot account Re:They got a refund (1002 comments)

I have this great product to sell you, friend! It's elephant repellent made from the oil of the Kumba-Kimba bird of the deep forests of Africa! Why, ever since I imported this oil into the United States, not a single one of my customers has had an elephant stampede through his or her living room!

more than 5 years ago
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RIAA Claim of Stopping Suits "Months" Ago Is False

woot account Re:Hold the phones! (141 comments)

Well, for individual albums, you can always check RIAA Radar, which will tell you if an album is put out on an RIAA label or not.

more than 5 years ago

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Why Rowling can't stop the Harry Potter Lexicon

woot account woot account writes  |  more than 6 years ago

uruk-hai5 writes "Tim Wu, professor of law at Columbia Law School, has written an interesting article on why J.K. Rowling will be unable to stop the publishing of the paper version of the Harry Potter Lexicon. From the article: 'There is a necessary and healthy line between what the initial author owns and what follow-on, or "secondary," authors get to do, and Rowling is running over that line like the Hogwarts Express.[...]She has confused the adaptations of a work, which she does own, with discussion of her work, which she doesn't.'"
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