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by Gud
Sat May 16, 2009 7:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why I stay away from P2P or Be careful out there
Replies: 22
Views: 2365

Re: Why I stay away from P2P or Be careful out there

This is all a bit like, "if you have sex without protection, you might catch an STD". Well thanks Captain Obvious. :P Regarding hashes and faked hashes, Microsoft actually have public SHA1sums & CRCs for all their downloads public (assuming you have a Live ID): https://technet.microsoft.com/en-gb/s...
by Gud
Sat Apr 18, 2009 11:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Your opinions on TPB trial (The pirate Bay)
Replies: 201
Views: 131422

Re: Your opinions on TPB trial (The pirate Bay)

They were convicted for a year in prison + must pay almost three million euros. Ofcourse they will appeal, so it might take a lot longer to actually get them in jail. Or any money from them. Or closing down their website... They were convicted for aiding a felony. I'm saddened by this. I hope for t...
by Gud
Wed Sep 17, 2008 7:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: No operations for smokers!
Replies: 70
Views: 11811

Re: No operations for smokers!

Here's a little known fact: The oldest person ever to be alive was a smoker. She quit when she was 117 and the only reason for this was because she couldn't see well enough to light the cigarette. 8-) I'm a smoker. I like it and I couldn't care less if I die earlier because of it. I'd rather live a ...
by Gud
Thu May 17, 2007 6:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Your Opinion on Vista?
Replies: 253
Views: 32249

Re: Your Opinion on Vista?

Actually it happened to me. No more than 5-10 minutes on the phone solved it. It's really not that big of a deal. That is 10 minutes of your life you will never get back. And I don't plan on doing anything illegal, so why should I care if they threaten to disable my OS if I do? They can and will di...
by Gud
Fri May 04, 2007 10:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is it wrong to download?
Replies: 217
Views: 27568

Re: Is it wrong to download?

Download it all you want. But if someone builds something and they decide to charge for it, and you download it (illegally) for free, then there is a loss. You have taken the decision away from the person that owns the material. There is no physical inventory shrinkage. But there is still a loss. Y...
by Gud
Tue May 01, 2007 11:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is it wrong to download?
Replies: 217
Views: 27568

Re: Is it wrong to download?

If people can have it for free, why should I be able to stop them? Oh, and what if I was able to take a peak at your credit card number (for free, mind you. I didn't spend any money to use my eyes), you'd have no hesitation of letting me use it anywhere I want? I'm able to get this "information" fo...
by Gud
Mon Apr 23, 2007 9:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is it wrong to download?
Replies: 217
Views: 27568

Re: Is it wrong to download?

karlsemple wrote: What if you were trying to sell your car and your neighbour was cloning it and giving the clone away to every person who came to look at your motor for sale?


If people can have it for free, why should I be able to stop them?
by Gud
Mon Apr 23, 2007 1:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is it wrong to download?
Replies: 217
Views: 27568

Re: Is it wrong to download?

Then the respected copyright owners have decided they do not wish to make it available. Why should you not respect their wishes? Why should I? I like your car. I think I'll take it. If you follow this line of thought, you should have no objection to handing it over to me. The fact of the matter tha...
by Gud
Sun Apr 22, 2007 12:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is it wrong to download?
Replies: 217
Views: 27568

Re: Is it wrong to download?

AdamR wrote: Then the respected copyright owners have decided they do not wish to make it available. Why should you not respect their wishes?


Why should I?
by Gud
Mon Apr 09, 2007 6:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Global warming (Climate change)
Replies: 111
Views: 18275

Re: Global warming (Climate change)

I believe that global warming is unfortunate for nature, but not unfortunate for people. As a result of global warming, we have more natural disasters occuring. To me, this is good for mother-nature to be so destructive back to us, but it's still just a slap on the hand. It will take more than a fe...
by Gud
Fri Mar 23, 2007 9:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mac OS X Leopard
Replies: 32
Views: 5321

Re: Mac OS X Leopard

You've once again completely missed what I wrote. I said "full range of applications." I already stated this. I already listed a few categories of applications which are lacking on Linux. I'd rather not repeat myself. No, I didn't miss your point. It's just that your definition of "desktop OS" is w...
by Gud
Thu Mar 22, 2007 8:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mac OS X Leopard
Replies: 32
Views: 5321

Re: Mac OS X Leopard

Please note that I said "full range of applications." That's what I consider as a desktop OS. From media creation (Adobe Suite-type applications) to games to DVD/CD burning apps, there's a huge chunk of software that's used on a daily basis by a substantial portion of the population that's not avai...
by Gud
Thu Mar 22, 2007 7:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mac OS X Leopard
Replies: 32
Views: 5321

Re: Mac OS X Leopard

Out of the box, most likely. However, I should say that Vista is, indeed, extremely stable as well. The issues people are upset with are mainly software/driver incompatibility. Not Microsoft's fault, really. XP is extremely stable also if you know how to configure it properly. Before I rebuilt my d...
by Gud
Tue Mar 20, 2007 2:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Windows vs. Linux
Replies: 70
Views: 9099

Re: Windows vs. Linux

Then I really don't understand how Vista runs more than twice as fast than XP or 2000 on the same hardware (provided it's relatively new). Perhaps you could explain that to me. That's simply not true. http://www.tomshardware.com/2007/01/29/xp-vs-vista/ In fact, in almost all the benchmarks, XP outp...
by Gud
Tue Mar 20, 2007 12:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Windows vs. Linux
Replies: 70
Views: 9099

Re: Windows vs. Linux

Also, we can be very glad for Microsoft requiring such high requirements for each OS release as it's one of the only ways to force technology forward. Yes. Or maybe we should use the extra cpu cycles for something useful instead of Vista bloat. Seriously, do you honestly believe that it's bloated s...

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