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Mini Gaming PCs — Promising, But Not Ready

AlanS2002 First Post (83 comments)

Machine sounds sucky!

about 2 months ago
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Google Sued Over Children's In-App Android Purchases

AlanS2002 Re:Please.... (321 comments)

I think a bigger question is what kind of kids steal from their parents?
If I wanted I could have ordered pay per view movies from the time I was 12 without my parents permission, or ordered shit on amazon with 1 click.
This is quite simply a parenting and trust issue, rather than a tech issue.

and a 5 year old is fully aware that by clicking a button that says he wants more blue crystals or whatever the fuck that they are spending their parents money?

about 4 months ago
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Delayed Fatherhood May Be Linked To Certain Congenital and Mental Disorders

AlanS2002 Re:In other news.. (192 comments)

I like your style and your sig, AlanS2002!!!

Yeah, I know I rock.

about 5 months ago
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Delayed Fatherhood May Be Linked To Certain Congenital and Mental Disorders

AlanS2002 In other news.. (192 comments)

You have a 100% chance of dying over time.

about 5 months ago
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Watch Bill Nye and Ken Ham Clash Over Creationism Live

AlanS2002 Re:I am reminded of pigs and engineers here (593 comments)

A Bachelor of Applied Science from the Queensland University of Technology a superior credential that a Bachelor of Science from Cornell. Are you smoking crack?

about 6 months ago
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Australian Teen Reports SQL Injection Vulnerability, Company Calls Police

AlanS2002 Re:From TFA (287 comments)

You would of thought that who ever accepted it to be posted would of read TFA article and realised it was a crock.

about 7 months ago
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Australian Teen Reports SQL Injection Vulnerability, Company Calls Police

AlanS2002 From TFA (287 comments)

"Update 1.9.14: Rogers confirmed to WIRED that the vulnerability he found was a SQL-injection vulnerability. He says the police have not contacted him and that he only learned he’d been reported to the police from the journalist who wrote the story for The Age."

HE DID NOT GET ARRESTED. Clearly who ever posted this story can't read.

about 7 months ago
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US Justice Blocks Implementation of ACA Contraceptive Mandate

AlanS2002 Re:Fuck religion. (903 comments)

Oh you mean after once side they used a bunch parliamentary tricks to limit debate, ultimately abusing budget reconciliation to prevent amendments to the bill, that democratic process?

Face it the leftists did everything they possibly could within the rules to ram the thing thru because that was the only way it was getting through.

Is someone feeling a bit of butt hurt that a majority voted for something and it got up?

about 7 months ago
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US Justice Blocks Implementation of ACA Contraceptive Mandate

AlanS2002 Nuns on the pill? (903 comments)

Is that what the religious hierarchy is afraid off? That some of their members might request the pill. Perhaps they'd rather nuns who get pregnant throw the offspring down wells like they've always done.

about 7 months ago
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Battlefield 4 Banned In China

AlanS2002 "Ministry of Culture" (380 comments)

Someone needs to tell these idiots that 1984 wasn't meant to be a manual.

about 7 months ago
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Earth's Orbit Reshapes Sea Floor

AlanS2002 Re:The big question is... (55 comments)

You're certainly displaying quite a bit of butt hurt. Do you do that every time your side doesn't win at something?

about 7 months ago
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Why Bitcoin Is Doomed To Fail, In One Economist's Eyes

AlanS2002 no bank or bitcoin-emitter can be as public-minded (537 comments)

"no bank or bitcoin-emitter can be as public-minded as a government"

Ask the public in a totalitarian state, how public-minded their governments are.

about 7 months ago
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US Executions Threaten Supply of Anaesthetic Used For Surgical Procedures

AlanS2002 Re:Hangings (1160 comments)

Some times people deserve capital punishment. I am not saying in most of the cases that we do it they deserve it, but someone who is an un-remorseful mass murderer should be put to death. The tax payer should not be liable to keep them alive, or let them free to kill again.

Whether some people deserve it or not is irrelevant, given that is not demonstrated as the criterion taken into account for people who are sentenced to death. The criterion taken into account, as demonstrated by statistics, is race and socioeconomic background.

about 9 months ago
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US Executions Threaten Supply of Anaesthetic Used For Surgical Procedures

AlanS2002 Re:Dead Wrong (1160 comments)

That's dead wrong!!!!!!!!!!

fp ftw

Dead wrong for a country to take a moral stance that affects others overseas? Do you mean like the US government having as a condition of funding aid agencies in Africa, that they not educate about the use of condoms in Africa?

about 9 months ago
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Most Doctors Don't Think Patients Need Full Access To Med Records

AlanS2002 Re:Conspiracy! (659 comments)

Yes, the American hospital system is insanely expensive. Although I don't think the source of the income for that system is the reason it is so expensive. Rather, US regulation is.

It's also worth noting many of those countries (eg: Canada) refuse to permit a patient access to non-government-approved medicine. No, I'm not saying the hospital won't let you have cocaine to ease the pain, I'm saying expensive cancer drugs are banned because they would increase healthcare costs to US levels:

http://www.fraserinstitute.org/research-news/news/display.aspx?id=18745

Australia has a socialised health care system where everyone earning above $19,404 per annum pays into it. That system provides better outcomes for the whole of the population (not just the rich who can afford adequate cover) at under half the cost of the US per capita.

about a year ago
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Facebook Can Keep Real Name Policy, German Court Rules

AlanS2002 Re:But there are so many fake accounts. (85 comments)

Got two fake accounts, then my own plus access to another three accounts that belong to others. Not been busted.

about a year and a half ago
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MS Targets Google With Another Smear Campaign

AlanS2002 Re: Your sig (513 comments)

The sig is mainly aimed at leftists who frequently call libertarians conservative in spite of the fact that they want to end the drug war, promote equal protection under the law including marriage equality, end interventionary foreign policy, reform immigration, etc. etc.

There's really nothing conservative about libertarians at all, they hate almost everything about the status quo.

What is conservative about Libertarians is their economics. Giving more freedom to capital entrenches the status quo.

about a year and a half ago
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Aaron's Law: Violating a Site's ToS Should Not Land You in Jail

AlanS2002 Re:Just make assholes illegal! (246 comments)

More likely to see the otherwise ordinarily bullied up against the wall first in revolution.

about a year and a half ago

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Linux 3.7 released

AlanS2002 AlanS2002 writes  |  about a year and a half ago

AlanS2002 writes "Linux kernel 3.7 has been released. This release includes support for the new ARM 64 bit architecture, ARM multiplatform support — the ability to boot into different ARM systems using the same kernel; support for cryptographically signed kernel modules; Btrfs support for disabling copy-on-write on a per-file basis using chattr; faster Btrfs fsync(); a new experimental "perf trace" tool modeled after strace; support for the TCP Fast Open feature in the server side; experimental SMBv2 protocol support used by modern Windows systems; stable NFS 4.1 and parallel NFS; the vxlan tunneling protocol that allows to transfer Layer 2 ethernet packets over UDP; and support for the Intel "supervisor mode access prevention" security feature. Many small features and new drivers and fixes are also available. Here's the full list of changes."
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AlanS2002 AlanS2002 writes  |  more than 7 years ago

AlanS2002 writes "In its ongoing litigation against International Business Machines Corp., the SCO Group Inc. on Monday said IBM hurt SCO's relationship with several high-tech powerhouses, causing SCO's market share and revenues to plummet. In a hearing before U.S. District Judge Dale Kimball, an attorney for Lindon-based SCO said IBM "pressured" companies to cut off their relationships with SCO. And "the effect on SCO was devastating and it was immediate," Mark James said. IBM on Monday argued for summary judgment on the matters of unfair competition and business interference, but SCO contends that a jury trial is needed."
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AlanS2002 AlanS2002 writes  |  more than 7 years ago

AlanS2002 writes "Nearthwort Obtain currently has a podcast interview with Richard Stallman on it's site. In the interview Richard answers some questions which seem to be the standard for Stallman interviews. Beyond this Stallman talks about why Linus Torvalds is not such a righteous dude and how Apple is as evil as Microsoft. Also discussed is the ease of use of F/OSS software as compared to proprietary software (such as Windows or OS X), the compatibility of F/OSS with market capitalism, the current status of human freedom and the reasons for Stallman's passion for the Free Software movement."
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AlanS2002 AlanS2002 writes  |  more than 7 years ago

AlanS2002 writes "Nearthwort Obtain currently has a podcast interview with Richard Stallman on it's site. In the interview Richard answers some questions which seem to be the standard for Stallman interviews. Beyond this Stallman talks about why Linus Torvalds is not such a righteous dude and how Apple is as evil as Microsoft. Also discussed is the ease of use of F/OSS software as compared to proprietary software (such as Windows or OS X), the compatibility of F/OSS with market capitalism, the current status of human freedom and the reasons for Stallman's passion for the Free Software movement."
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AlanS2002 AlanS2002 writes  |  more than 7 years ago

AlanS2002 writes "Jens Axboe has been involved with Linux since 1993. 30 years old, he lives in Copenhagen, Denmark, and works as a Linux Kernel developer for Oracle. His block layer rewrite launched the 2.5 kernel development branch, a layer he continues to maintain and improve. Interested in most anything dealing with IO, he has introduced several new IO schedulers to the kernel, including the default CFQ, or Complete Fair Queuing scheduler. In this interview, Jens talks about how he got interested in Linux, how he became the maintainer of the block layer and other block devices, and what's involved in being a maintainer. He describes his work on IO schedulers, offering an indepth look at the design and current status of the CFQ scheduler, including a peek at what's in store for the future. He conveys his excitement about the new splice IO model, explaining how it came about and how it works. And he discusses the current 2.6 kernel development process, the impact of git, and why the GPL is important to him."
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AlanS2002 AlanS2002 writes  |  more than 7 years ago

AlanS2002 writes "FreeSBIE 2.0 has been released and is available for download. FreeSBIE 2.0 (codename Clint Eastwood) is based on the fresh FreeBSD 6.2 release, both in terms of sources and packages. FreeSBIE is one of the growing numbers of FreeBSD-based live CDs, booting into the Xfce or Fluxbox desktop and sporting a number of popular applications, such as Firefox 1.5.0.8. The latest version also adds the ability to backup and restore data on a hard disk and provides privacy enhancing features with Tor and Privoxy. Read the release announcement and release notes for further information."
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AlanS2002 AlanS2002 writes  |  more than 7 years ago

AlanS2002 writes "Groklaw is hosting an article by Brendan Scott which looks at what misconceptions exist in regards to the BSD license, from the article "We observe that there exists a broad misconception that the BSD permits the licensing of BSD code and modifications of BSD code under closed source licenses. In this paper we put forward an argument to the effect that the terms of the BSD require BSD code and modifications to BSD code to be licensed under the terms of the BSD license. We look at some possible consequences and observe that this licensing requirement could have serious impacts on the unwary.""
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AlanS2002 AlanS2002 writes  |  more than 7 years ago

AlanS2002 writes "This week's KDE Commit Digest tells about an installer for KDE on Windows and the problems the developers encountered setting up a working environment for KDE to run on. Many screenshots included, showing the first applications (such as Konqueror) running natively."
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AlanS2002 AlanS2002 writes  |  more than 7 years ago

AlanS2002 writes "FreeBSD 6.2 has been released to mirrors. The release notes for your specific platform are also available. "FreeBSD is an advanced operating system for x86 compatible (including Pentium and Athlon), amd64 compatible (including Opteron, Athlon64, and EM64T), ARM, IA-64, PC-98 and UltraSPARC architectures. It is derived from BSD, the version of UNIX developed at the University of California, Berkeley. It is developed and maintained by a large team of individuals. Additional platforms are in various stages of development.""

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