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Comment: Re:Double Standards, or Above the Law? - (Score 4, Insightful) 419 419

by rlthomps-1 (#31545196) Attached to: YouTube <em>Was</em> Evil, and Google Knew It

IANAL, but the case about books and literature is much, much more complicated than that and has a wide ranging impact on the basics of referring information on the Internet, what constitutes fair use, and what counts as a "reproduction"

Don't fall for the feelgood idiot riffing on the "Evil Google" narrative.

Comment: Something doesn't make sense here... (Score 4, Insightful) 134 134

by rlthomps-1 (#31336226) Attached to: New "Spear Phishing" Attacks Target IT Admins

The emails, containing no obvious malicious links, are fooling even the savviest of users into opening up holes in their company's network defenses.

I think by definition, you are not the savviest of users if you fall victim to a phishing attack.

Comment: Re:Oh fuck no (Score 2, Insightful) 398 398

by rlthomps-1 (#30465896) Attached to: Lack of Manpower May Kill VLC For Mac

Its like its authors decided the age-old concept of 'files' was not good enough anymore so their software (poorly) tries to portray the real-life concept of a dusty box filled with records while dumping every song into some random folder with a cryptic filename. But these wiseguys don't realise that I'd much rather deal with files that I can recognise by their filename, copy and move them with the well known 'cp' and 'mv' commands rather than having their craptastic software try to manage it all.

I'm sure you're just going to yell "FANBOI FANBOI FANBOI" at me, but seriously, if you want to use 'mv' and 'cp' to manage your files, why did you think a GUI music library program was going to be useful to you at all? Also, if you're so leet, how come you didn't figure out that you can turn off their file management features? Is it because they didn't give you a CLI tool to edit the pref file?

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