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Comment: Re:Item 1 is all I need to read (Score 1) 14

by Zedrick (#49364139) Attached to: Europe Agrees On Regulatory Drone Framework
> Europeans are jealous as to how much flying in North America is better because there is so much less burdens).

I've never heard that before. Oh wait, we're playing the "make up random nonsense"-game? I'll play!

> Europeans are jealous as to how much horseriding in Argentina is better because there is so much less burdens.

> The Japanese are jealous as to how much swimming in Somalia is better because there is so much less burdens.

> Iranians are jealous as to how much stampcollecting in Greenland is better because there is so much less burdens.

Comment: Re:anything has to be better than beyond earth (Score 1) 227

by Zedrick (#48854665) Attached to: Sid Meier's New Game Is About Starships
> I took a pass on Beyond Earth because Civ V was so horrible. In fact I'm still playing Civ IV BTS over Civ V

Same here. Civ V was the last game I bought without at least downloading a cracked copy and testing it myself - it was such a huge disappointment. I still suspect the reviewers were bribed somehow, or perhaps tested the game before it got radically dumbed down, just before release?

It's not until recently that I dare buy games again, after watching reviews on youtube so I can see it for myself. I will never trust Firaxis or "professional" reviewers again.

Comment: Re:There's a solution (Score 4, Insightful) 41

by Zedrick (#48439583) Attached to: Critical XSS Flaws Patched In WordPress and Popular Plug-In
Because it's very easy to use for people with their own domain but little tech knowledge, it has a massive amount of themes and plugins to choose from (which I admit can be a problem) and it has much less security issues than any comparable CMS.

I've worked with hosting abuse for a long time, and it's fairly rare to see a hacked WP nowadays - unless the owner of the site has turned off auto-updating. Hacked Joomla-, modX- or Drupal-sites are much more common.

Comment: Re:Traffic is up? (Score 5, Insightful) 144

by Zedrick (#47963487) Attached to: The Raid-Proof Hosting Technology Behind 'The Pirate Bay'
That's perhaps part of it, but the main reason is that TPB is still the best place to get new stuff. I always download all new TV-series there, except netflix-series that I can get on... netflix.

As for games, I recently wanted to buy a few games on stream, but they demanded a copy of my id because my card was issued in another country than the one I live in at the moment. Fine, goodbye. Downloaded the games at TPB instead.

It should not only be possible but also convenient to buy media. Netflix and GOG are great and get my money, other places that are less great and makes it difficult can keep their digital copies while I go browsing at the Pirate Bay.

Comment: Re:neither science nor news. (Score 1, Offtopic) 54

by Zedrick (#47790147) Attached to: Watch UK Inventor Colin Furze Survive a Fireworks Blast In a Metal Suit
What does colours or icons have to do with it? It's a newssite, content is what matters. If you don't care about that, here's a good alternative:

https://www.google.com/search?...

Soylentnews is quite good and often have interesting tech-related news before slashdot. It just needs more people in the comments.

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