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Comment: Re:No, he's 49 (Score 2) 104

by Armakuni (#43141563) Attached to: Google Doodle Celebrates Birthday of Douglas Adams
He did live a comfortable life, with lots of restaurant visits, as I understand. But he died at a gym, after he resolved to get in shape, possibly after overdoing a strenuous exercise. I think one of his friends later remarked that it was typical of him to go for something at full speed as soon as he had made up his mind to do it. He just went at it a little too hard that time.

Comment: Re:Exciting! (Score 1) 109

FFE was indeed released with an enormous amount of bugs. But once it was patched, which happened quite quickly, it was a gem. It had a storyline you could follow if you wanted, but if not, the entire Milky Way galaxy was yours to play with. There was a freedom of play that I've yet to see in any other game. But is seems ED will follow suit - without the bugs.

Comment: Raises hand (Score 1) 244

by Armakuni (#41491197) Attached to: Regarding Identity Theft:
About ten years ago, someone flew from London to Jamaica and back using my Visa CC number. The ticket was issued in his own name, Leon something. I notified the bank, signed an affidavit and was fully reimbursed.

So I guess the consequences were minor, and I mainly learned to be more careful about who I give my CC number to.

Also: Cool story, brah.

Comment: Re:Good (Score 5, Insightful) 299

by Armakuni (#39398239) Attached to: Google Is Planning To Penalize Overly Optimized Sites
The first thing I will do then is buy a number of spammy links to be sent to my competitor's otherwise entirely white-hat site that currently ranks in 1st, thus making sure his excellent site never troubles me again. Meanwhile, he's too honest to do the same to my site, so I benefit. This is called negative SEO and is not new. It's the reason Google haven't done what you suggest.

Comment: Re:Seriously. (Score 1) 102

by Armakuni (#37649558) Attached to: FBI Plans Nationwide Face-Recognition Trials In 2012
It's the same as in every country: comfort is everything. As long as Americans have their Big Macs and cheap Ford F 150s, no one is going to complain in any way that makes a difference. Take those away and you'd have a mass uprising. But not before. Do you think The Powers That Be know that?
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Net Users In Belarus May Soon Have To Register 89

Posted by timothy
from the not-just-register-their-displeasure dept.
Cwix writes "A new law proposed in Belarus would require all net users and online publications to register with the state: 'Belarus' authoritarian leader is promising to toughen regulation of the Internet and its users in an apparent effort to exert control over the last fully free medium in the former Soviet state. He told journalists that a new Internet bill, proposed Tuesday, would require the registration and identification of all online publications and of each Web user, including visitors to Internet cafes. Web service providers would have to report this information to police, courts, and special services.'"

Nobody's gonna believe that computers are intelligent until they start coming in late and lying about it.

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