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Comment: Quality Journalimism (Score 5, Insightful) 231

by American AC in Paris (#48914945) Attached to: "Mammoth Snow Storm" Underwhelms

"You heard the scare-mongering"

"Promised "2-3 feet" snow"

"government's overreach"

Congratulations, Timothy. Today's the day I take Slashdot up on its longstanding offer to disable advertising, and it's all because of you!

Because honestly, y'all don't deserve money for this level of pabulum.

Comment: Re:Why you shouldnt buy anything with revocable DR (Score 4, Insightful) 362

by pla (#48910577) Attached to: Ubisoft Revokes Digital Keys For Games Purchased Via Unauthorised Retailers
Or maybe it would be an idea to not buy from the cheapest seller

What a great moral to the story! "Quit price-shopping, assholes - Pay full retail, or we... will... fuck you!"

Glad to see people feel just peach about that.

Comment: Re:grandmother reference (Score 5, Insightful) 362

by pla (#48910479) Attached to: Ubisoft Revokes Digital Keys For Games Purchased Via Unauthorised Retailers
Simple, really:

Ubisoft just taught another generation of paying customers that piracy provides a superior product, regardless of price.

Congrats, Ubi! We haven't had a good DRM fuckup like this in a while - Without all your hard work, people might eventually forget how much it (and you) sucks. Keep up the good work!

Comment: I have an idea.. (Score 5, Informative) 362


By this point, anyone who gets bitten by this or any future shady behavior from a software house with such a sterling DRM reputation deserves whatever they get.

What they don't deserve is our pity. Ridicule maybe. I could even be convinced that "Mocking them" is the appropriate response.

Comment: Re:Poor Alan Kay (Score -1, Troll) 186

by Gorobei (#48894847) Attached to: Bjarne Stroustrup Awarded 2015 Dahl-Nygaard Prize

"C++ is a three-way compromise between good object oriented design, backwards compatibility with C, and high performance. Stroustrup has never billed it as anything else."

Yeah, so when Bjarne wins the "sucks cocks for money with a smile, never billed it as anything else" award, we should all cheer?

Comment: What, no Capcha? (Score 1) 85

by goombah99 (#48889461) Attached to: 'Never Miss Another Delivery' - if You Have a TrackPIN (Video)

1) You could use the last 4 digits of the package tracking number as the delivery driver's PIN, and tell him or her what to do in a note stuck to your front door.

I think they need to have a Capcha as well so the delivery person can prove he's a human not an autonomous drone. Make him do a mathc problem to compute the number.

Comment: It's just moving your trust to someone else (Score 5, Insightful) 83

by Rosco P. Coltrane (#48885099) Attached to: Data Encryption On the Rise In the Cloud and Mobile

So this-or-that company promises you unbreakable encryption or that they won't poke their nose in your data. Do you trust them? I don't. All it takes is a little firm chit-chat from the national security agency of the country your data is hosted in, and your "safe" data isn't safe anymore.

If you really insist on putting files and shit in the cloud, encrypt it yourself before uploading it. Better yet, run your own server and provide yourself with your very own fucking cloud. Those who want real security aren't lazy and do the work themselves.

Kill Ugly Processor Architectures - Karl Lehenbauer