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+ - Jailed Journalist and Former Anonymous Activist Barrett Brown Seeks Leniency->

Submitted by ageisp0lis
ageisp0lis (2679663) writes "Brown's defense is appealing to Judge Sam A. Lindsay to use leniency and sentence him to time served. Brown has accepted responsibility for his conduct. He was originally charged with sharing a hyperlink to stolen information, and after that was dropped, he pled guilty to hiding his laptops, transmitting a threat, and accessory after the fact to an unauthorized access to a protected computer. He's now facing 8.5 years maximum in prison. When he is sentenced on November 24th, he will have already spent over two years in jail. Given the innocuous nature of his crimes and the lack of tangible harm resulting from them, his supporters feel that he should be set free, and they are collecting letters addressed to the judge in this case."
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Comment: Re:Dear Intel (Score 1) 724

by fey000 (#48051967) Attached to: Intel Drops Gamasutra Sponsorship Over Controversial Editorials

... then they obviously can't make decent engineering decisions either. ...

I only wish to point out here that you are stating that Intel, the premiere CPU producer for the entire world, "obviously can't make decent engineering decisions". Were you to say something like that on a forum frequented by hardware-savvy engineers, it could result in a view of you that was not altogether positive.

Comment: Re:what a moron submission (Score 1) 724

by fey000 (#48051667) Attached to: Intel Drops Gamasutra Sponsorship Over Controversial Editorials

When the only source of information you accept as legitimate is a horde of morons who fly into screaming apoplexy because someone says "Hey guys, when you're alone on an elevator with a woman you've never met before, leaning in close and inviting her to an orgy is kinda creepy. Don't do that." you need to take a long hard look at yourself, and realize you're either an idiot who needs to shut the hell up before your foot goes any further down your throat, or you maybe need to actually look at the world.

That review thing? It never actually happened - there was no review. Just a dipshit who got butthurt over being dumped, and made shit up about his ex, then conned a bunch of losers into being his personal army of revenge. Looks good on you moron.

I will only address the last part, since you are a bit below the level I usually require to engage. Regarding your stellar claim that Eron Gjoni (linkey here http://thezoepost.wordpress.co... ) 'made shit up' I can only laugh. He has presented proof and verification for his claims, which interestingly enough, you have not.

Comment: Re:Inflammatory description of article. (Score 1) 724

by fey000 (#48050527) Attached to: Intel Drops Gamasutra Sponsorship Over Controversial Editorials

Interesting. Though this seems to be one definition. I've been accused here of being an SJW and I've never sent a death threat to anyone. I don't think I've dox'ed anyone, but I can't be sure because I don't know what that is.

In case it was missed, I have not stated that *you* have done anything at all. There is in fact no point where I say that all SJWs are doing this. What I do state clearly is that the people who did these things are a part of the SJW group, not that every member of the group has done these things. I apologise if that was unclear.

Doxxing (I assume from 'Documenting') is when you put someone's private information in plain view on the internet for others to harrass/threaten.

Comment: Re:It's not feminism at this point. (Score 3, Interesting) 724

by fey000 (#48050405) Attached to: Intel Drops Gamasutra Sponsorship Over Controversial Editorials

I read your post all the way through, and you make some very good points. Misandrists are an extreme reaction to misogynists, and reverse discrimination violates the rule most of us learned as kids, that two wrongs don't make a right. People who attack someone based on their gender are idiots, doesn't matter whether they're men or women. But Intel pulling advertising over a bunch of griefers? Of either sex? That's equally idiotic.

Hard-core, bra-burning anti-male feminism was a reaction to the barriers women had to overcome. There's still plenty of sexism, lots of "glass ceilings" and silly assumptions related to competency for various tasks depending on your gender and stuff, but I'd like to think we're making some progress as time goes on.

And not just for women. 20% of all nurses are now men. And let me tell you, when you're ill, really ill, you don't care about the gender of the person helping you.

Since you use the term "bunch of griefers" I will assume that you have never heard of Leigh Alexander. You will be hard pressed to find a more vehement, vitriolic, and chauvinistic person even if you lived 500 years. In fact, here's a shortlist of some of the more interesting things http://theralphretort.com/game...

I especially like where she states (way back in 2010 already) that all core gamers are maladjusted losers looking for maladapted coping via games. It's hard to find a broader brush than that.

If anything, Intel pulling out is not enough.

Comment: Re:Inflammatory description of article. (Score 4, Informative) 724

by fey000 (#48048483) Attached to: Intel Drops Gamasutra Sponsorship Over Controversial Editorials

And what precisely is the "SJW" movement. As far as I can tell, the so called "SJW" movent may as well be called the "don't be a cunt" movement. Somehow this is being portrayed as a bad thing by some people.

Interesting way to put it. To counter, I would like to share with you this wonderful picture: http://gamergateharassment.tum...
In case you are wondering, it has so far been a pretty common tactic from the SJW side to dox and threaten opponents to silence.
And if you think that this is the only incident where gamers get threatened (there's also a delightful log where SJWs send death threats to a 12 year old for not agreeing with them) here is a larger collation: http://gamergateharassment.tum...

Enjoy the moral fiber of the SJW. :)

Comment: Re:Attacking 4chan is poor strategy (Score 1) 590

by fey000 (#47984133) Attached to: Emma Watson Leaked Photo Threat Was a Plot To Attack 4chan

I agree that attacking 4chan is a bad idea, but the 4chan problem users aren't the ones who keep their behavior on 4chan. They are the ones who think that, since they think X, anyone who doesn't agree with them must be attacking them and thus must be dealt with using the harshest of threats (including bodily injury and/or death) and hacking attempts. If anyone supports their target or opposes them, they become a target as well.

When you need to resort to death threats and intimidation to "win" your disagreement, then you've not only lost the argument but have moved into the areas of harassment or worse.

Think you need to add citations these buddy. Or is this the type of argument that doesn't need proof?
Not saying 4chan is a heaven of angels, but the wide brushing + ad hominem argument without proof is rarely the right way to go.

Comment: Re:Good (Score 1) 81

by fey000 (#47888203) Attached to: Net Neutrality Comments Surge Past 1.7M, an All-Time Record For the FCC

I wonder how many of those Janet Jackson complaints were real and not just blown up by groups like the "Parents Television Council", who have way less members than the complaints reflect.

They were just applying th eold Question "What would Jesus do?"

The answer is obvious - he would have looked at Janet's tits.

It would be unprofessional not to. His father built them after all, and one day J-dawg will have to take over the family business.

Comment: I don't think it's hard to guess (Score 4, Insightful) 248

by fey000 (#47784013) Attached to: US Government Fights To Not Explain No-Fly List Selection Process

1. Does the subject wear a turban? If yes, add to list. If no, continue.
2. Can you pronounce the subject's name? If no, add to list, if yes, continue.
3. Has subject slept with your significant other or ex? If yes, add to list, if no, continue.
4. Flip a coin. If heads, add to list, if tails, continue.
5. Do you want the subject on the list? If yes, add to list, if no, arrest subject for loitering and go to lunch.

Comment: Re:How the Patent System Destroys Innovation (Score 4, Funny) 97

by fey000 (#47710773) Attached to: How Patent Trolls Destroy Innovation

Extra! Extra! This just in! New research proves that patent "trolls" actively reduce wasted "R&D" attempts by sad deluded companies aiming to reinvent by themselves and worsen already existing ideas! WIPO economic policies vindicated! Simplification within reach! Coming soon: the Golden Age of the One, Single And Perfect Idea Of Everything (a.k.a. "the Wheel") ! Thanks "trolls", your country owes you a debt of gratitude!

Dear Mr. martin-boundary,
I am writing to notify you that I currently own patent #2139986924, entitled "Process through which a human being may communicate a non-specified message of arbitrary weight and importance to one or more other human beings without the distinct personal application of auditory signals and cues". It is clear through your most recent activity that you have applied this process without my express written consent. You are thus legally beholden to the patent owner, and unless you reimburse me a sum of €12,000 I will be forced to recoup the losses I have unjustly suffered from your piracy to the fullest extent permitted by US law. You have 45 minutes to comply.

Thank you for your cooperation
Mr Troll, Esq.

PS. Perhaps you shouldn't try to reinvent the wheel.

+ - AMD Launches Radeon R7 Series Solid State Drives With OCZ->

Submitted by MojoKid
MojoKid (1002251) writes "AMD is launching a new family of products today, but unless you follow the rumor mill closely, it's probably not something you'd expect. It's not a new CPU, APU, or GPU. Today, AMD is launching its first line of solid state drives (SSDs), targeted squarely at AMD enthusiasts. AMD is calling the new family of drives, the Radeon R7 Series SSD, similar to its popular mid-range line of graphics cards. The new Radeon R7 Series SSDs feature OCZ and Toshiba technology, but with a proprietary firmware geared towards write performance and high endurance. Open up one of AMD's new SSDs and you'll see OCZ's Indilinx Barefoot 3 M00 controller on board—the same controller used in the OCZ Vector 150, though it is clocked higher in these drives. That controller is paired to A19nm Toshiba MLC (Multi-Level Cell) NAND flash memory and a DDR3-1333MHz DRAM cache. The 120GB and 240GB drives sport 512MB of cache memory, while the 480GB model will be outfitted with 1GB. Interestingly enough, AMD Radeon R7 Series SSDs are some of the all-around, highest-performing SATA SSDs tested to date. IOPS performance is among the best seen in a consumer-class SSD, write throughput and access times are highly-competitive across the board, and the drive offered consistent performance regardless of the data type being transferred. Read performance is also strong, though not quite as stand-out as write performance."
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+ - Demilitarize the police – and stop flinging false racism charges->

Submitted by Frankie70
Frankie70 (803801) writes "Eric S Raymond feels that the local civil police in the U.S. are too heavily armed and in many places have developed an adversarial attitude towards the civilians they serve, one that makes police overreactions and civil violence almost inevitable.

However, he also feels that there is another injustice being done here: the specific assumption, common among civil libertarians, that police overreactions are being driven by institutional racism. He believes this is dangerously untrue and actually impedes effective thinking about how to prevent future outrages."

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Comment: Re:Space Drive or Global Warming? (Score 1) 315

by fey000 (#47628679) Attached to: Why the "NASA Tested Space Drive" Is Bad Science

Erring on the side of caution has great financial costs at the business level and great emotional costs at the citizen level.

Financially, whomever goes first on that carousel is going to lose a lot of money, unless every country on the planet agrees to jump in at the same time. Emotionally, just by looking at the aggression that pops up when someone suggests the very minute lifestyle change of having one vegetarian-food day per week... Well, you get the point.
Multiply that by three (USA, Russia, and China all have to agree) and it is suddenly more likely that Hillary Clinton will be invited to the Arkansas High School Reunion of 1921 by a Triceratops riding John Wilkes Boothe.

Heuristics are bug ridden by definition. If they didn't have bugs, then they'd be algorithms.

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