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(Network World)   Magician Teller among many hoodwinked by "piracy confession" dirty trick   (networkworld.com) divider line 17
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2012-11-14 10:12:32 AM
6 votes:
piracy is a huge problem for everybody

I really hate this bullshiat line from software companies.

It's exclusively YOUR problem, it is not in any way MY problem. I give exactly zero farks about it and I will concede to you exactly no leeway in your fight against it. As a paying customer, all I care about is that what I bought works, so if it doesn't work properly in some manner, I don't really care to hear your excuses. The fact is that it's broken and it's your fault, and I will hold it against you, so fark off.
2012-11-14 11:40:49 AM
2 votes:
www.networkworld.com

If you look closely at your keyboard, you can see very fine wires attached to the keys. The bright light to either side makes them completely invisible when you look at them straight on. The "desk drawers" that you pulled out at the start of the tweet to show that they're empty are actually concealing a hollowed-out space at the back of the desk where an assistant is pulling on the wires that make the tweet. He can see the screen from that mirror on the opposite wall, so he knows what strings to pull.

Notice that the tweet only uses 19 different letters, plus the hash tag. That's so that one string can go to each of the assistant's fingers and does, in order for him to be able to type the tweet fast enough that you don't notice. He also needs a string to go to the shift key, for a total of 21 strings, which is why the assistant has to be male.
2012-11-14 09:34:25 AM
2 votes:
People pay $50 for a goddamn dictionary app??!? What the fark is wrong with people!?
2012-11-14 03:32:41 PM
1 votes:
"Installous lets you browse a list of available pirated versions of the app, which also means you can use it to go back to an older version of an app you legally own. This is otherwise impossible in iOS, unlike on Android."

Wait, I can install previous versions of apps on my Android phone? Shiat, I have to learn to do that. I've stopped updating most apps because newer versions always introduce a bug. (I'm looking at you Fruit Ninja, My Paper Plane and Paper Toss...)
2012-11-14 02:13:42 PM
1 votes:
I can't be the only one who read the headline and briefly wondered WTF a magician teller was, can I?
2012-11-14 01:19:42 PM
1 votes:

AcneVulgaris: Vegan Meat Popsicle: piracy is a huge problem for everybody

I really hate this bullshiat line from software companies.

It's exclusively YOUR problem, it is not in any way MY problem. I give exactly zero farks about it and I will concede to you exactly no leeway in your fight against it. As a paying customer, all I care about is that what I bought works, so if it doesn't work properly in some manner, I don't really care to hear your excuses. The fact is that it's broken and it's your fault, and I will hold it against you, so fark off.

Next time you lose your car keys, blame GM, not people that would steal your car if it didn't require keys.


Locks on car doors protect my car. If they were not provided by the manufacturer, I would seek out another scheme to protect my car. Locks on digital content protect their content. If it was not forced upon me, I would never even think about it.

Dealing with shiatty DRM schemes has been a tremendous pain in the ass since I grew up and started paying for all my content years ago. Paying customers are getting hosed while pirates get to enjoy content free of that nonsense.
2012-11-14 01:13:13 PM
1 votes:

AcneVulgaris: Next time you lose your car keys, blame GM, not people that would steal your car if it didn't require keys.


If someone steals my car I lose my car. If someone makes a copy of Windows 7, my copy continues working just fine. Are you generally bad at analogies, or did you just slip up horribly on this one?

SuperChuck: Really? Oppressive DRM and higher prices aren't a problem for you?


That's not piracy, that's broken software. Which is the point.
2012-11-14 11:19:55 AM
1 votes:

fluffy2097: RexTalionis: But then I thought better of it. I have not enough space to store 20 volumes.

Smart man, you really need a style manual more then a dictionary anyways.

"I don't have enough space to store 20 volumes."


I do not think my statement has any critical or glaring grammatical errors, though.
2012-11-14 11:16:18 AM
1 votes:
I'm thinking this company may be staring down some really nasty lawsuits for "false light", Libel, aunthorized use of name and likeness, etc etc
2012-11-14 10:34:20 AM
1 votes:
I can imagine Twitter getting a bit peeved at this as well.

It will probably turn into a class action lawsuit where the victims will get a free ice cream from Dairy Queen with purchase of 8 banana splits while the lawyers get $20 million dollars.
2012-11-14 10:21:42 AM
1 votes:

untaken_name: RexTalionis: Gunderson: Well, I think Teller should speak up about this.

In the last couple of years, Teller's been breaking the no-speaking persona and has been talking a lot in public. Heck, he even spoke on the Magical Mystery Tour miniseries and on Nova Science Now.

He sounds exactly like I imagine him to sound.

He spoke in their 1989 film, "Penn and Teller Get Killed". As well as on a few of the "magic tricks" videos from the same era.


My family and I got to speak to him and Penn Jillette at the St. Louis airport when we were flying from Vegas in 2001 (a couple of weeks after 9/11, actually). Very nice guys, and my son, who was a big magic fan at the time, was obviously thrilled. They were on their way to DC, probably to speak to the Illuminati Council or whatever about terrorism.
2012-11-14 09:58:53 AM
1 votes:
Because it tells me to. #zootyzootzoot
2012-11-14 09:48:24 AM
1 votes:

midigod: Grither: WhippingBoy: They're richer than you?

B...b....but Google! Unless you're just saying they are also just too stupid to google words and need an app for that?

It's all about authority. The OED costs much more than any other dictionary, and there are many good reasons why. (Of course, I can't vouch for the authority of this app, I'm just answering your question.)


Very briefly, I thought about buying the printed OED for $1000 bucks.

But then I thought better of it. I have not enough space to store 20 volumes.
2012-11-14 09:44:32 AM
1 votes:

Gunderson: Well, I think Teller should speak up about this.


In the last couple of years, Teller's been breaking the no-speaking persona and has been talking a lot in public. Heck, he even spoke on the Magical Mystery Tour miniseries and on Nova Science Now.

He sounds exactly like I imagine him to sound.
2012-11-14 09:43:32 AM
1 votes:

Grither: WhippingBoy: They're richer than you?

B...b....but Google! Unless you're just saying they are also just too stupid to google words and need an app for that?


It's all about authority. The OED costs much more than any other dictionary, and there are many good reasons why. (Of course, I can't vouch for the authority of this app, I'm just answering your question.)
2012-11-14 09:41:18 AM
1 votes:

WhippingBoy: They're richer than you?


B...b....but Google! Unless you're just saying they are also just too stupid to google words and need an app for that?
2012-11-14 09:33:07 AM
1 votes:
Well, I think Teller should speak up about this.
 
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