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  • Apr 10th, 2014 @ 2:53am

    Counter suit

    Can said companies then sue the U.S. government for inserting exploitable security holes into crypto code?

  • Feb 13th, 2014 @ 8:00pm


    At some point if countries keep rolling out stupid rulings such as this, or some of the French attacks on Google, can these companies simply start blocking said countries? While I'm sure the domain registrar or Google would be unhappy to lose the corresponding business it still seems less painful and I would frankly love to see the reactions of the governments when large portions of the net simply went away.

  • Feb 4th, 2014 @ 9:53pm


    Generally love the quality of the posts here but could use a hair more editing on this one before the late evening upload. In the fifth paragraph I know you want 'as well as' rather than 'ass well as' and I am pretty certain you want the judge taking apart Riley's lies with disassembles rather than further obscuring it by dissembling his lies.

  • Jan 8th, 2014 @ 9:35pm

    Re: Blatant Advertising

    To me the question of 'is it ok' really comes down to the community and the content. The advertising agency is making a judgement call on whether or not that community will appreciate what they are doing, or if its going to come back and bite them in the ass. Obviously the individual agency may guess wrong in any particular situation, but despite the odd adage of there is no bad press, the trick they played here with Archer will only work in very specific setting for very specific subjects. An attempt for example by a car company to randomly advertise its cars in the comments section everywhere would be more likely to turn people off to their product than to draw them new business.

  • Nov 23rd, 2013 @ 3:35am

    Re: Re:

    Additionally their customer service is brilliant. I purchased some ram that turned out to be bad. It was an Xmas gift and life was busy so I didn't figure out it was shot until after the 30 day return policy. They could happily have told me to spin on it. Instead saw I had a good order history with them and simply wanted to exchange, took care of my problem straight away.
    Before you go to build your system sign up for their email blasts. You will get an annoying amount of offers from them, but there will be some good deals mixed in and they are good at quitting with the mail once you ask to be removed.

  • Nov 21st, 2013 @ 3:03am

    (untitled comment)

    As was said over and over and over again, I'm pretty sure your ice hotel is going to be well stocked on warm fuzzy blankets and while I don't know the exact number of warm fuzzy blankets you need to burn in a small room to die of smoke inhalation I have to suspect the number is pretty low. Sure we can all go 'fire in an ice building. Hur hur' but if we rephrase it 'not dying of smoke inhalation in your sleep' it seems rather a tad more reasonable.

  • Nov 7th, 2013 @ 3:17am


    Step 1)Eat all searches using the relevant search terms on Google France.
    Step 2)Post a disclaimer on Google France listing the terms that will be eaten immediately below the search box, leading to a SERIOUS Streisand effect as people run off to Bing, Yahoo, et all to see what they might be missing via Google and making sure noone misses out.
    Step 3)Grin having followed the letter of the ruling while proving its stupidity.

  • Sep 4th, 2013 @ 12:58pm

    Kickin Kittens

    Kicking kittens is only evil as a sport. If you are simply doing it gleefully then obviously, no harm, no foul. But when you start keeping score? Simply wrong and if you don't understand that it just goes to show how wrong you are.

  • Aug 28th, 2013 @ 10:40am


    Can we PLEASE get Morgan Freeman to orate this and post it pretty much everywhere?

  • Aug 14th, 2013 @ 3:19am

    No friends?

    Outside of anything else that limit does severely limit the ability to do a 'here, try this' if you have a friend over at your house. I don't know about you but I'm not all that likely to actually download and try a demo on a friends say so but any number of times Ive been handed a controller at their place and tried a game for a few minutes, or had them try a game when they were over at my house. In many ways they are simply defeating the number of people the demo can reach by putting a counter on it.

  • Jun 19th, 2013 @ 9:08am

    Prosecute or destroy?

    At this point do we actually think the purpose of things was to prosecute Megaupload, or simply to destroy it? Saying this all ended tomorrow and Dotcom got everything back it would still be a huge process to get Megaupload back on its feet. I definitely think in that circumstance he could, but with his new Mega I am not sure he would bother even now. With them continuing to drag their feet and keeping as much as they can in limbo it look every day more and more like they wish to simply bury something they cannot rightfully legally take down.

  • May 15th, 2013 @ 6:55pm


    Actually the great bit, having read about this couple elsewhere is that while they claim they do their own baking, almost all of the cakes and pastries are purchased from outside companies. The cake might be delish, but its not made by them.