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Comment: Re:Not Dumb.... (Score 2) 196

âoeIf you do become aware that something is there, there's a reporting obligation. But usually data centers aren't actively looking through their stuff, so it's reasonable to say that they wouldn't have come across that."

Most data centers don't make a point of snooping through all of their customers' data. If you want to open a data center that does so, let us know just how many customers found that to be an acceptable practice during your bankruptcy.

Comment: Not Dumb.... (Score 5, Informative) 196

Not stupid. Just clickbait.

If you actually read the article, it says "charges will likely hinge on the degree to which employees knew such activity was taking place." Nobody is going to get charged unless there's evidence that they knew they were hosting child porn and did nothing about it.

Comment: Re:And still (Score 2, Insightful) 189

by GrumpySteen (#49155575) Attached to: One Astronomer's Quest To Reinstate Pluto As a Planet

Neither does Jupiter. There are about 100,000 trojan asteroids in Jupiter's orbit, so it fails the third criteria; "cleared the neighbourhood around its orbit."

In fact... Earth, Mars, Jupiter and Neptune all fail to meet that criteria.

The definition of "planet" is a fucked up mess that a small group of astronomers threw together with the intent of classifying Pluto as not-a-planet without really thinking it through.

Comment: Re:Liberal? (Score 4, Informative) 431

by GrumpySteen (#49123633) Attached to: Obama Vetoes Keystone XL Pipeline Bill

but when Dan Quayle only accepted a different spelling of potato at a spelling bee, he was vilified

That's not what happened. The kid actually spelled potato correctly and Dan Quayle 'corrected' him into spelling it wrong.

And Quayle wasn't vilified. He was the butt of many jokes, but he deserved to be the butt of all those jokes for being so damned stupid. Recognizing someone's stupidity isn't the same as vilifying them.

Comment: Re:Hurr durr I'ma sheep?? (Score 3, Interesting) 263

by GrumpySteen (#49110533) Attached to: Linux Kernel Switching To Linux v4.0, Coming With Many New Addons

I work for a Fortune 500 company and I can assure you that my company's project names are no less ridiculous.

The only difference is that my company's products aren't open source, so the public almost never gets to see the project names and all the other silly things that show up in the comments of the code.

Comment: Re:Good for them (Score 2) 216

by GrumpySteen (#49065877) Attached to: Valve Censoring Torrent References In Steam Chat

In America we have free speech. it is against the constitution for them to censor speech in such a way.

You need to re-read the constitution. It's against the constitution for the US government to censor speech. The first amendment does not apply to communication channels provided by a corporation like Valve.

Comment: Re:"risks serious damage to the system" (Score 4, Insightful) 138

by GrumpySteen (#49065749) Attached to: NVidia Puts the Kibosh On Overclocking of GTX 900M Series

ROFLMAO at your Naivete.

People are copying our software!

That's piracy and they should be charged with such. A few cases of piracy going through and that shit will stop real fast.

People are driving drunk.

That's drunk driving and they should be charged with such. A few cases of drunk driving going through and that shit will stop real fast.

People are murdering other people!

That's murder and they should be charged with such. A few cases of murder going through and that shit will stop real fast.

Nowhere in the entire history of mankind has a few people being punished for a crime stopped others from committing the same crime.

But hey, you're an optimist so you've got that going for you. And that's nice.

Comment: Re:so... (Score 5, Insightful) 271

by GrumpySteen (#49046451) Attached to: Peak Google: The Company's Time At the Top May Be Nearing Its End

Let me translate the article for you.

I want to write an article about Google failing because it'll get a lot of page hits.

Crap, they're growing by 20% every year? How the hell am I supposed make that sound bad. Hmm...

Oh, I've got it. They're growing by 20% every year, but the growth rate isn't increasing exponentially. I can say that the growth rate is 'flat' which sounds bad!

3. Profit.

UNIX was not designed to stop you from doing stupid things, because that would also stop you from doing clever things. -- Doug Gwyn