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Comment: Re:Again, the Internet routes around the damage... (Score 1) 359

by reverendbeer (#41142739) Attached to: The Pirate Bay Launches Free VPN
Interesting....but, the shift in the way people view the concept of copyright that you speak of (and, yes, I sense it too) came about because of that romantic idea of defiance. You toss that away and people will just revert to ad hominem "MUST DO AS IMPORTANT PEOPLE TELL ME" thinking. The idea MUST hold that classically romantic feeling of "This is Right. This is Important"...otherwise, it's not interesting and, therefore, not worth fighting for.

Comment: Re:Yay! (Score 1) 175

by reverendbeer (#33847852) Attached to: North Korea Opens<nobr> <wbr></nobr>.kp Sites On the Internet
The Leader is gratified that your prove his point that oppressed masses throughout the world laud the technological strides that makes the DPRK the leader in advancement and computer science (III) throughout the world. He offers you a place at his side in the coming revolution. [you are likely to be eaten by a grue]
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+ - 4chan Does Something Nice->

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Hugh Pickens
Hugh Pickens writes "Members of 4chan aren't known for doing things that are cute and heart-warming and when they decide to go after someone, it's typically to subject them to ridicule. But not this time. Someone at 4chan decided that the Internet should get together and wish 90-year-old WWII veteran William J. Lashua a happy birthday, and soon Lashua's local branch of the American Legion was deluged by birthday calls from people as far away as Sweden. The account someone set up for Mr. Lashua's birthday on facebook had 3,956 "likes" and over 500 comments, most of which wished him a happy birthday and thanked him for his military service. It's not clear how 4chan originally came across a photo of Lashua, but a member of the site posted a snapshot of a flyer that was on the bulletin board at a store in Ashburnham, Massachusetts asking for guests to attend the nonagenarian's birthday on at the American Legion hall and the post took off. In contrast to their usual behavior, 4chan members "were giving him nice phone calls and sending him nice notes" and discouraging those who wanted to do something stupid or mean. "They were all being.. well, shucks, awful nice.""
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Comment: Why would anyone... (Score 2, Insightful) 209

by reverendbeer (#33475888) Attached to: New Copyright Lawsuits Go After Porn On Bittorrent
...bother downloading an entire porn movie? The innumerable porn versions of youtube that are out there provide plenty of free material for, er, whatever you need it for. Whether 5 minutes or an hour, it's out there and with all the variety you've come to expect. Er, so I hear.

+ - Lazy clause algorithm makes decisions faster-> 1

Submitted by schliz
schliz (994115) writes "Australian researchers have developed a 'combinatorial optimisation' algorithm called the lazy clause generator, which combines low- and high- level programming techniques to solve problems like rostering, resource allocation and Sudoku. The algorithm is part of Government-funded NICTA's G12 constraint programming project, and could speed industrial decision making processes by "orders of magnitude" — however, its developer does not expect it to replace human managers "because in the end, people want to feel like they're in control of the process"."
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+ - Confirmed: Steam Not Coming To Linux-> 5

Submitted by dkd903
dkd903 (1156359) writes "A rumor has been going around for about four months that Valve was working on a Linux version of Steam and this had a lot of people in the Linux community very excited. But, Valve has now officially killed the rumor. And it is not what people wants to hear – there is no Linux version of Steam in development. Doug Lombardi, the Marketing VP of Valve Corporation, in an interview, has put an end to all the rumors by saying that they are not working on Steam for Linux right now."
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