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Comment: BT Openzone (Score 1) 474

Is the same in the UK, you do get access to their higher powered public wi-fi as well but due to the fact that their supplied routers barely extend around the house they are intended to feed let alone become some kind of public hot-spot doesnt work very well from the few I have tried to access. I believe the traffic on your own SSID is prioritised too (confirmation needed though). Nothing to stop you using a laptop connected to the public SSID for your illegal downloading though I suppose. Damn those wardriving freeloaders.

Comment: Think harder Rick (Score 5, Insightful) 398

by PsyMan (#47178423) Attached to: The Ethics Cloud Over Ballmer's $2 Billion B-Ball Buy
'"It is hard to imagine any more heinous way of earning money than by benefiting from racism," ... Well, lets think, you could run a child prostitution ring, child slavery, people trafficking, run a pharmacutical firm/country that denies poorer people medicine or be a banker. Not hard to imagine at all. (not sure what the rest of the summary was about as I did not read it.

Comment: Patents stunting innovation again? (Score 1) 45

by PsyMan (#47145387) Attached to: <em>My Neighbor Totoro</em> In Virtual Reality
OR IP is more than likely being stripped apart by patent lawyers to ensure that none of the other up and coming VR competitors make it off of the starting block, Its a damn shame but that sort of thing could ultimately be the end of VR or at least set it back by years (we have already waited far too long). I really hope Facebook don't get in the way of what could be a long sought after technology in favour of a fast lame advertising return on a half baked product but I wont hold my breath.

Comment: Free stuff sucks (Score 1) 221

by PsyMan (#47139951) Attached to: Pirate Bay Co-Founder Peter Sunde Arrested In Sweden
Lets be honest, if copyright did not exist and people were all expected to give everything away for free and starve then 1) Quality would plummet 2) The excitement that pirates get when they have had one over on "The Man" when stealing a film/game/tune would vanish. 3) These fun debates would also dry up. I do wonder if Sweden is actually one big US black site though as they always seem to want their biggest criminals shipped off there prior to anything else :P

Comment: Please remind the defenders (Score 1) 93

by PsyMan (#47117527) Attached to: Hunt Intensifies For Aliens On Kepler's Planets
That we will no longer be using MacOS 7 to defeat them, it will be Mavericks on a macbook air and that whoever is sent to defend please make sure you "allow applications from anywhere" prior to taking off else you will be sat at the upload port for ages trying to figure out why the defence program won't run. (its in the security section of the system prefs Will)

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