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  • Aug 12th, 2009 @ 2:17pm


    Except I'm fairly sure the credit processors performed in good faith. The fake Gucci websites? Not so much.
  • Jul 30th, 2009 @ 7:23pm


    And then turn right around and sue them out of business for antitrust, right?
  • Jul 28th, 2009 @ 4:26pm

    Re: Re: Patents

    But it's not as fun to examine the versatility of the word like with the F-Word.
  • Jul 21st, 2009 @ 11:21pm

    Re: Re:

    I don't know, only BitTorrent's rigorous integrity checks? Hard to get a corrupt file from other users when you get the describing .torrent/BTDNA-equivalent directly from ASUS, which will make sure you get nothing but a 'pristine' copy.

    Use BitTorrent much? No? Didn't think so.

    Unfortunately, the main failing with this and ASUS is that they aren't using vanilla BitTorrent. BitTorrent DNA is closed-source.
  • Jul 11th, 2009 @ 2:16am

    Re: Re:

    >...it craps out in almost every web based business app out there...

    Wait..aren't a lot of web-based business apps reliant on ActiveX or particular severe quirks in IE as well? So, you're blaming Chrome because so many business apps were broken from the get-go?
  • Jul 10th, 2009 @ 2:47pm

    Re: Re: Nonsense

    Though this is late:

    If you were contracted by a law enforcement agency, as An Advising Expert, sure, your stuff is admissible.

    The point here is that FACT doesn't seem to be brought in as Advising Experts, and even took their own stuff that didn't go into evidence with the agents. They don't get to take the data, it must be 'recovered' by an agent in the execution of the warrant.
  • Jul 9th, 2009 @ 8:19pm


    Well, fortunately they already did. Scotland Yard didn't do much, but one of the local prosecutors said he was going to look at file in-depth to see if everything was done.

    Thank you BBC World News on PBS!
  • Aug 30th, 2008 @ 5:30pm

    Charter Does This Too. (as Washii)

    In my area (North-central Washington), Charter Communications has been running the same "We've had fiber for decades!" tag-lines, which makes my blood boil.

    Amusingly enough, though Verizon is our major service-provider, they will never offer FiOS here. The three closest Public Utility Districts in my area (including my own) already have fiber networks, residential and business. I'm actually getting FTTH installed within the next week, 2M/2M for 40$ (admittedly changing to 4M/768K with my provider's restructuring, though).

    Could be cheaper, but to get anything near that from DSL (which I'm too far away from the Central Office for ten years, though being de facto city-incorporated for at least 8 years) or Charter cable would be impossible.
  • May 6th, 2008 @ 11:06pm

    Re: Re: What? (as Washii)

    @ post 30 (BTR1701):

    Thank you! This was going to be my exact point.

    When fining students, are the administrators actually checking to see if these actions are taking place on the school's property? Because, if not, it seems that fining them could easily become an illegal offense. Maybe fraud?

    I was fairly sure that either here or Britain, the '3rd party' (Oxford) can't fine '1st' and '2nd parties' for causing 'damage/cleanup' in places that are not owned/administered by the '3rd party.'

    If I'm wrong, then there should be plenty of fines for all those Spring Breakers that go everywhere and cause 'damage and cleanup costs' at myriads of non-'3rd party' owned 'establishments'.
  • May 5th, 2008 @ 8:44pm

    Re: (as Washii)

    @Bah who needs one (post 31):

    At the same time, they'd have to find a way to balance these with some of the numerous DMCA provisions that effectively break such provisions as USC Title 17 Section 107(a)(1).

    Then again, I'm no lawyer. But my first thought after reading the first two paragraphs of your post? The DMCA will get shoved down Psystar's throat at some point with this argument.
  • Apr 30th, 2008 @ 9:03pm

    Ethereal? Wireshark! (as Washii)

    Why use Ethereal when the original author had to give up the name? Use Wireshark (Look Ma, itsafork!...sorta), it's actually properly updated by the original author.
  • Apr 23rd, 2008 @ 10:43pm

    Re: Re: Re: ABC means.... (as Washii)

    Well...none. And no countries have actually been Communist, either.

    Communism never totally has the bat-shit "We kill all bureacrats!" The total point of communism was to split up into self-sustaining communes! Not overthrow governments.
  • Apr 22nd, 2008 @ 9:04pm

    And Virtual Console? (as Washii)

    I want to know if the games sold via Virtual Console show up in these 'reports.' Same for the Xbox Marketplace or the PS Network.

    I think that the VC would be an especially big area for a lot of Wii owners, many of which I would guess are previous game owners and literally had to change their pants five times when they found out their old games could be had on a new, working system.
  • Apr 22nd, 2008 @ 8:38pm

    Re: Re: ABC means.... (as Washii)

    If you don't think that Republicans aren't socialistic as well, then you aren't looking at the majority of farm areas. Most all are Republican, and quite a few of those people will support more socialistic measures.

    You know why? Quite a lot of our farmers (and some large, -profitable- corporations) are supported by socialism. But shhh. They don't want to think they're Commies and rise up in arms.

    And finally: Why do you believe Communists 'believe in violent uprising'? China and Russia don't count.
  • Apr 2nd, 2008 @ 7:56pm

    What's The Obsession? (as Washii)

    Re: Anon Coward Apr 2nd, 6:55pm

    I've had my first cell-phone for almost a year now (am 21), but I have to wonder the same thing. At the time, I got a Razr on Verizon because it was small, cheap (free) and did what I wanted: it made calls. I really only have it because I'm pressing my way into IT Support.

    I have a 40GB MP3 player (a bit dated), but I barely take it anywhere but for hour+ trips in the car. I believe that I'll keep them as separate devices, no matter what these 'cunning' cell-phone manufacturers do.

    My preference will remain: small, cheap (which will mean at least a generation back) and single-functioned (take my calls!)
  • Jan 21st, 2006 @ 4:36pm

    Re: Don't forget the Patriot Act (as Alexander)

    At this point in time, as far as I can see, the PATRIOT Act has expired for all means and purposes.

    So, an FBI supervisor writing a letter wouldn't necessarily have the same type of impact as it did from 9/11 to the end of 2005.

    And did the PATRIOT Act really cover that kind of strong-arming? Dang, I've been out of the loop.

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