Not going to reply to anonymous cowards. If you got the balls to challenge what I say, then log in and let your opinion be heard.
Not sure what you are going on about, but here is the reality.
North Korea didn't hack Sony.
The President was quick to publicly blame North Korea. Said we would retaliate in some way.
North Korea's internet goes down.
What I see is a bully nation, the USA, blaming someone without the facts, saying they'd retaliate, which then someone did retaliate, so the USA is to blame because they incited others, or possibly they themselves are responsible for the internet downtime.
Either way, the USA is the jackass in this whole scenario.
the US & Obama was quick to blame NK, when it was very unlikely they did it, and security experts are pointing out left & right.
Because Obama saying NK did it and we would retaliate, and suddenly NK internet goes down, fuck ya, we are guilty as fuck.
We wrongfully blamed the NK, got people to believe our lies and then DDos or whatever happened to NK's internet. All on our heads.
Our government owes NK a big ass apology and honestly, our government, from the congress critters up to the president, including all the various NSA, CIA, and rest of the stupid shit needs to be replaced.
This is not the America I'm proud of, I'm not a bully and not happy with the bully tactics America does.
Time for a change, time to take America back.
I didn't go see it, I won't download it. I don't care about the movie.
I find the whole business with it, the hack & blaming North Korea to be a stupid fucking incident and I'm not rewarding Sony for being a cunt.
How does it feel to know your tax dollars and elected representatives are being used to do the bidding of private motion picture conglomerates at the expense of regular citizens using the internet?
If i paid taxes, I'd be pissed.
I like how the body of water is measured in "Oil Reserves". Not gallons, not compared to any oceans or seas, or land mass, but "Oil Reserves"
Wonder who owns that media...
As someone that gets pretty much all of my media from peering... they didn't "Quash" anything. They (or someone) used to upload all kinds of fake files to try and disrupt the community a few years back. They even got clever and would intentionally fake seeders so it'd look very popular.
That's why the aggregate sites have a comments and up-vote section. There are usually dozens of versions of any particular movie and you can sort by vote. That effectively killed the attack. They don't really try this anymore because their fake will get down voted almost instantly. You can even preview what you're downloading in most clients.
To be honest, I think they should be happy with the system they have now. It's pretty hard to get something before it hits DVD in a quality that's worth watching. If you want to see what's new and hot, you need to go to the theater. Getting a DVD or better quality version of a film is difficult enough that I bet most people just buy it. Their real problem is their continued fight against modernizing with some sort of streaming service. For example, imagine if you had a "Pandora" television station... TV shows were sent to you, you upvoted/downvoted them, etc... I'd pay for that. Keeping track of thousands of files for my kids TV shows is a PITA.
You get all your media from "peering" wtf does that mean?
People fake upload shit all the time, if you paid attention to TPB before it went down, you'll get an uploader loading 20+ movies/tv/whatever that were all fake. It was pretty noticeable.
As for your getting a DVD or better is difficult. No it's not. For example, I had a conversation earlier today that went like this. "I download the 1080p of The Equalizer last night, 9gb" "how? That isn't out yet." "Ya, almost all movies get released to the scene about a month before you can get them in the store." "Oh really, how was the movie Lucy?"
In other words, almost all movies make it to the various torrents/usenet/whatever about a month before they get released, unless you get a DVD screener of it out first.
As for worth watching, that is how it's always been. Bunch of crud with the occasional beauty. Problem with taste is it's subjective, so what you might like, doens't mean your kids or even I will like. Comment section on like torrents sites can help, but honestly, either check it reviews once it gets released, or take a chance. I've discovered a lot of great movies by taking chances, I've also stopped watching crappy movies because I don't feel like since I paid for it, I have to watch it.
You don't want to keep track of a thousand shows for your kids? Shouldn't of had kids. Not only do you need to keep track of what they watch, you need to keep track of what they do on the internet, who they hang out with, and other things that are annoying and boring and not going to make your kids happy. It's called parenting, get used to it.
I'd like to know how the kid fared on E.T. for the Atari 2600.
He was quoted as saying, "This game belong is a trash pit"
Don't you mean Dog shit instead of bullshit? After all, this is a POODLE vulnerability.
So why is it so hard to find fossilized evidence of previous life then?
Big planet and we aren't by the exposed stuff. While we do find stuff laying out in the plain site on earth, that isn't usually how they find fossils. Some digging is required and a lot of time nature will do something to expose fossil. Mars doesn't have weather like ours, so chances of having a landslide or something is less.
If we had a million peeps walking around on mars, then yes, maybe we'd find some fossils if they exist, but 1 rover on that planet? We'd be really lucky, IMO.
...stole corporate secrets for the purpose of gaming the stock market.
They seem to know a lot about these guys.
After all, corporate secrets can be sold for competitive advantages, for financially scamming those institutions or their clients, for embarrassing those institutions targeted, and/or for blackmailing purposes. The fact that they know it's for gaming the stock market implies that they have some evidence of that.
My guess is they work for the NSA
I have an ipod.. If I am part of this class action settlement, I'll get 10 cents (as someone said earlier). I don;t want the dime; I want to be able to add media to the ipod without going through itunes... Want a class action lawsuit to do some good? Make it so that there are fundamental changes. of course Apple will say that it is impossible to put media on the ipod with out itunes... I know a few jailborken ipods that show otherwise.
I use winamp to put stuff on my ipod. My non jailbroken Ipod Classic 6. You know there are search engines on the internet that would of told you that if you used one?
My guess is this guy will start selling this game, claiming he programmed it, and a 3DO emulator source he'll also claim as he did.
An imbecile makes threats specifically against his ex-wife and local police, then tries to hide behind "freedom of speech" after they took his intimidating and threatening rants (calling them rap lyrics is being way too generous) seriously. I guess he thought this was golf and he'd get a mulligan.
And Freedom of Speech protects him. You don't like what he says? Don't buy his music. I can guarantee you won't hear it on the radio. They would have to start arresting many musicians because killing people and other stuff is in many songs.
Cox Communications shouldn't be doing anything about people who download copyrighted material without permission. They are an ISP, they provide internet connections.
Does banks tell car companies to police the people that buy their cars because cars are used as get away vehicles? No.
Does stores tell clothing manufactures to police the people that buy their clothes because you can hide stuff you shoplift in clothes? No.
You get my point?
It's not Cox's job. The Copyright Cartels need to police their own shit, since they own the copyright, it's their problem, no one elses.