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Comment: Re:"Hard redirect" (Score 3, Interesting) 357

by Entrope (#47702097) Attached to: Rightscorp's New Plan: Hijack Browsers Until Infingers Pay Up

The key element of a tortious interference claim is not the existence of a contract, it is third-party interference with a business or contractual relationship. sixoh1 was suggesting that someone might have a cause of action against Rightscorp, not the ISP, so the ISP's prerogative to terminate customer contracts is not relevant.

Comment: Re:Does it matter? (Score 1) 61

by Mashiki (#47700347) Attached to: Plan Would Give Government Virtual Veto Over Internet Governance

I'm from Norway. I think the United States has handled it well and there are few countries I would trust to do so.

Pretty much the same feeling, and from most people I know in tech circles. Though I'm in Canada, and my view is Canada-centric. But the vast majority of people here don't trust the UN at all.

Comment: Re:"Hard redirect" (Score 1) 357

by Entrope (#47700019) Attached to: Rightscorp's New Plan: Hijack Browsers Until Infingers Pay Up

Similar logic applies to having the ISP cut off your connection entirely -- if they got statutory authority for one of them, I bet they could get the same kind of permission for the other (if the original language of the law doesn't cover both already).

Next up: Booting all of your connectivity -- mobile as well as hardline -- through one, integrated, Big Brother-ish app.

Comment: What? (Score 1) 377

by argStyopa (#47695757) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Would You Pay For Websites Without Trolls?

No, I wouldn't pay a single penny.

See, I'm reasonably mature, and if someone says something that I don't like, I can choose to ignore them or, if I feel like it, engage.

It's as simple as clicking away (or even just closing my eyes).

Of course, this post might be labeled as a 'troll' because I'm deliberately being condescending, but that's a stylistic choice to convey that I believe someone, anyone, who claims to have been hooked by a troll 'against their will' needs to fucking grow up.

Comment: Dear Daimler (Score 1) 229

by argStyopa (#47695671) Attached to: Daimler's Solution For Annoying Out-of-office Email: Delete It

Dear Daimler,

You don't really seem to 'get' the value of emails. The point is that they can be processed whenever. To delete them is stupid. Essentially, by negating the time-independent aspect of email, you're reducing it to little more than a phone call in terms of utility.

I'm not sure if you noticed, but the rest of the world doesn't conform to your standards of vacation, and there are even alternate TIMEZONES in this world, so it's entirely reasonable that someone might send an email while you're not there.

I look forward to the first time a Daimler exec sends an email to someone out of the office for something important to be done when they get back from vacation.

Dumb fucks.

Comment: Re:American car companies... (Score 1) 413

Salt in the air sure, but we drive through the stuff roughly 9 months out of the year adding water to the mix. Corrosion against metal in "salt in the air" areas is magnitudes less than direct. Oh and we've got corrosion warranties in Canada, you *might* be lucky if the coverage is longer than 5 years.

Comment: Re:Incentive Bug Finding (Score 1) 318

by Mashiki (#47690255) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: How Dead Is Antivirus, Exactly?

Yes, that means punishing the victim. Whereas the victim here is a facilitator for the culprit. It's like leaving your car unlocked and open on the main road and someone using it for a bank heist. I don't know about yours, in my country, if that's your car you're due for facilitating a crime.

Really? In my country, it's illegal for a criminal to take something for the use in commissioning a crime. This protects "stupid people" then again, malware is profitable and easy to get "installed" because ad networks don't properly vet their content. So if you wanted to nail anyone for "facilitating a crime" I'd start there, since that is the main infection point.

Comment: Re:American car companies... (Score 1, Informative) 413

I still look over parking lots to find cars with rust, peeling paint, etc as when I buy a car, I don't want it to look like a 10 year old junker in 5 years. I don't like the trend but some forigen cars are haveing American car paint jobs with peeling clear coat and badly oxidized paint. My 12 year old Toyota has better paint and is not garrage parked.

Tough luck huh? I guess you don't spend much time in a place with a lot of salt. Try it in Canada some time, and you'll see 3 year old cars at times from companies like Toyota, Honda, and Kia already turning into rust buckets. Funny enough, the GM, Ford, Chrysler, and a few of the higher end brands like Audi, are still looking pretty good. Doesn't always hold true though, seems to rely heavily on just "how good" the steel was when the parts were made. And whether or not the person putting the final panels on(when the robots don't), nicked any edges.

Interestingly enough, if you've got a complaint about how the cars look, you're better of telling the automakers to build their cars using polymer panels like what Saturn did. My old '96 saturn looked nearly as good as the day it rolled off the lot in 2014.

Comment: Re: im a music mixer in hollywood... (Score 1) 197

by Mashiki (#47687417) Attached to: Is Dolby Atmos a Flop For Home Theater Like 3DTV Was?

Come on man, most people I know who game have either 5.1 or 6.1 setups these days. Most gamers who use headphones do so because either other people whine and complain about it, or they play competitively, or play MMO's. Headphones are nice and all, but they don't approach a surround setup when you can enjoy it to it's fullest.

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