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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:

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

Comment: Re:Intelligent Decision (Score 1) 91

by Zedrick (#47639055) Attached to: Old School Sci-fi Short Starring Keir Dullea Utilizes Classic Effects
What's your point?

A rather large portion of USA has better uses for their extremely limited funds - US poverty rate is among the worst in the developed world. But there are people with money and the bandwidth to watch the result, just like (almost) every other country in the world.

Comment: Re:Dear Slashdot (Score 1) 170

> You are 100% right in criticizing me

No. If you have a Palm and want to code for it, there's absolutely nothing wrong with that - and I find the reactions here very strange and un-slashdotlike. It doesn't matter if it's a good machine or not, or if you have fond childhood memories of it or not. If you happen to have something that can be explored and programmed, and you feel like doing it, great. How is reading a book or trying out some other hobby (as others suggested) in any way "better"?

Comment: Re:let me correct that for you. (Score 1) 619

by Zedrick (#47506227) Attached to: Experiment Shows People Exposed To East German Socialism Cheat More
> Communism is State Socialism.

No, it is not. I know it's difficult to get a grip on all the -isms, and there has been a lot of different interpretations since the late 19th century, but there Is No State in a communist society. The only examples of communist societies in modern times were, kind of, the Paris commune and possibly, again kind of, Soviet Russia during the civil war.

Chrusjtjov claimed that the Soviet Union would become communist some time in the (then) near future, he was obviously wrong. No Communist party in the world has communism in their party program except as a final goal sometime far in the future, when the state is no longer needed.

Comment: Re:hmm (Score 0) 138

by Zedrick (#47252557) Attached to: France Cries Foul At World Cup "Spy Drone"
Isn't this joke getting a bit old? Sure, US education isn't exactly the best in the world, and it was fun to see Groundskeeper Willie and various US politicians show off their ignorance during the "weapons of mass destruction"- campaign 20 years ago. But far from all americans are this stupid, and it's a bit unfair to continue bashing them every time France is in the news.

Comment: Re:Why is twitch popular? (Score 2) 142

by Zedrick (#47036349) Attached to: Report: YouTube Buying For $1 Billion
Well, (for me) it's like an interesting talkshow. I watch Quickybaby play World of tanks, partly because I like that game and can learn a few things watching someone really good play it, but also because he talks about all kinds of things. It's just like watching kevinpollakschatshow, but framed around a game instead of Hollywood.

OTOH there's a lot of people on twitch playing the game and saying nothing, that I don't understand. Boring.

Comment: Re:Fuck seaworld (Score 2) 194

by Zedrick (#47006977) Attached to: Orca Identified As 103 Years Old
I agree, but unfortunately we live in this universe, and not that alternative one where everything is as it should be.

If people can't go somewhere (not too far away) and see animals, they will soon think CGI-versions of these creatures are good enough, which leads to extinction for the real ones. Unless they are really cute.

Comment: Re:Alcohol (Score 1) 329

by Zedrick (#46967301) Attached to: Gaining On the US: Most Europeans To Be Overweight By 2030
I haven't seen any reports about Europeans drinking less, but you're right. Since I stopped drinking 4-5 months ago I've gained around 10KG. I'll try to catch up in a few weeks when my girlfriend and our newborn daughter are going away for the weekend, but no matter how many bottles of ale I manage to drink, I doubt I'll get back in shape.

You can do this in a number of ways. IBM chose to do all of them. Why do you find that funny? -- D. Taylor, Computer Science 350