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Comment: Re:And What Technology Would That Be? (Score 3, Funny) 109

by linebackn (#49714697) Attached to: Microsoft Study Finds Technology Hurting Attention Spans

Otherwise you had to get one on disk.

Which is exactly how normal people obtained software back then. Most cheap computers didn't come with that much useful software pre-installed.

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Already forgot what else I was going to type :P

+ - UMG v Grooveshark settled, no money judgment against individuals

Submitted by NewYorkCountryLawyer
NewYorkCountryLawyer writes: UMG's case against Grooveshark, which was scheduled to go to trial Monday, has been settled. Under the terms of the settlement (PDF), (a) a $50 million judgment is being entered against Grooveshark, (b) the company is shutting down operations, and (c) no money judgment at all is being entered against the individual defendants.

Comment: What is the obsession with tattoos... (Score 5, Insightful) 403

by linebackn (#49585589) Attached to: Tattoos Found To Interfere With Apple Watch Sensors

Ick. I've never understood why people get tattoos. While I can respect the idea of using the human body as a canvas for art, it just doesn't come across as such. Perhaps it is just the way my brain is wired, when I see a tattoo my brain instinctively registers it as "damage" and that the person may be injured or ill. Certainly others must have the same instinctive reaction, yet it seems even more people are doing that these days.

Comment: Re:What about control of Google Maps? (Score 1) 286

by linebackn (#49527761) Attached to: German Court Rules Adblock Plus Is Legal

Are you paying Google for Google Maps? You don't own the product, you don't even lease/rent it. Since it is a web application, they can discontinue it at their discretion.

Presumably companies and businesses that appear prominently on there DO pay Google something. And it should be obvious that it is in those businesses' best interests if users can find their businesses quickly, easily, reliably, and in a familiar way, even if it means using an older better version.

Comment: Re:And the vendor response will be... (Score 1) 286

by linebackn (#49527477) Attached to: German Court Rules Adblock Plus Is Legal

Same here, except after a point I'd go further and discourage others from visiting advertisement abusive sites. If they already do scummy things like that, then the site can not be trusted to not serve up malware or similar in the future.

Case in point, the other day I happened to notice that the old web site is now serving up abusive pop-under window advertisements. Yes, the current Adblock catches this, but this tells me that this site can no longer be trusted. So I have removed various links to that web site, I won't visit it again, and I encourage others to avoid it.

Comment: Re:And when capped internet comes then people will (Score 1) 286

by linebackn (#49527225) Attached to: German Court Rules Adblock Plus Is Legal

Capped internet?
When is this allegedly happening?
Bandwidth keeps going up.
Internet speed keeps going up.
New tech is always making it bigger.

You must not live in the US. With a few exceptions, most ISPs have just let their infrastructure rot and gouge their customers who have no choice. All while newer cell phone internet happily charges $$$ by the megabyte.

Comment: Re:Blocking AdBlock (Score 1) 286

by linebackn (#49527163) Attached to: German Court Rules Adblock Plus Is Legal

This is further compounded by some websites sticking up a dialog box telling me to register or "Like" them on Facebook if I want to continue browsing their content.

Fuck Facebook with a big splintery wooden dildo. Up the ass both ways until their eyes pop out.

There, had to be said. :)

I suspect we'll be seeing more of this in future, meaning that I'll soon have to re-install NoScript just to browse without being nagged.

Recently I've noticed an increase in the number of sites that use scripting to load their content. Without, you get nothing. You can bet that once they wise up to tools that block certain scripts or parts of scripts, they will intermingle ad loading and content loading in such a way to make it much harder if not impossible to block ads.

Comment: Re:Lies, bullshit, and more lies ... (Score 3, Insightful) 442

Meanwhile, the company I'm at has teams at less than half strength, pretty much every silicon valley perk you can think of, great working conditions, very high pay, and just can't find people to fill the positions,

But have you seen your job listing requirements? 9000 years of experience in something that has been around for 9 seconds? Extensive experience in some obscure internal application that only 5 companies in the world run? Try accepting that you might have to TRAIN some actual human beings, and perhaps you will find you can adequately fill the positions.

Comment: Wana take bets on the cap getting raised? (Score 1) 442

Just watch these caps get raised (instead of slashed like they should) just because these billionaire mofos can bribe the right people. And face it, that is the ONLY reason these caps would be raised.

Increasing foreign outsourcing increases American jobs? Wow, they really don't live in reality do they. Take away their billions, let them go unemployed for a few years, then let them try and find a job, and see if they are still singing the same tune.

Comment: Hate to be the guy who called this in. (Score 1) 208

by linebackn (#48973867) Attached to: Art Project Causes Atlanta Police To Close Highway and Call Bomb Squad

I think an unfortunate result of this overreaction is that concerned citizens may now want to think twice before calling anything in to the police. If you call something suspicious in, the police WILL call in the bomb squad, and shut down the city.

Of course the real blame should be on whoever in the police department decided to go all 9/11 rather than just taking a look at it and figuring out it was harmless.

At least it wasn't a Mooninite. No telling what they would have done then.

Wernher von Braun settled for a V-2 when he coulda had a V-8.