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Linus Torvalds: "GCC 4.9.0 Seems To Be Terminally Broken"

AlterEager Re:I know you're trying to be funny, but... (728 comments)

The swap file holds pages for which there is no room in RAM.

So you're putting the swap file in RAM.

Odd.

2 days ago
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Linus Torvalds: "GCC 4.9.0 Seems To Be Terminally Broken"

AlterEager Re:I know you're trying to be funny, but... (728 comments)

So why are you worried about someone being able to read your swap file, which for some unfathomable reason is in ram, but not your decryption keys, which are also in ram?

2 days ago
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Linus Torvalds: "GCC 4.9.0 Seems To Be Terminally Broken"

AlterEager Re:I know you're trying to be funny, but... (728 comments)

especially if you're one of those experimental types that likes to put a SWAP file in RAM and encrypt it.

Why would you put the swap file in RAM?

Why would you bother encrypting something that's in RAM?

3 days ago
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Experiment Shows People Exposed To East German Socialism Cheat More

AlterEager Re:let me correct that for you. (617 comments)

The commonality amongst the early fascists could be seen in the name itself. A symbol of sticks bound together to product something strong, also the symbol of authority used by Roman Caesars. Thus a focus on a strong-man style central government, strong nationalism with a militaristic leaning.

Yup, just look at any US 10 cent coin struck between 1916 and 1945.

http://www.thecoinspot.com/10_cent_winged_liberty.php

about a week ago
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Russian Government Edits Wikipedia On Flight MH17

AlterEager Re:News from two centuries ago (667 comments)

News from two centuries ago - "Yorktown captured by French Terrorists".
Looks stupid doesn't it? That's what you get when you oversimplify these things and assume that the backers are equivalent to the perpetrators. The backers in this case may be just as unpleasant as Napolean.

Assuming you mean Napoleon, what the hell does he have to do with Yorktown?

Are you talking about the siege of Yorktown in 1781?

And Napoleon who took power in 1799?

about two weeks ago
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Russian Government Edits Wikipedia On Flight MH17

AlterEager Re:I don't see the problem. (667 comments)

If they had actually identified the trajectory of the missile from a satellite, they would also easily know which side of the Russia/Ukraine border it originated on... which they do not.

A Buk has a range of about 20 miles.

The crash site is about 23 miles from the closest Russian border.

about two weeks ago
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Russian Government Edits Wikipedia On Flight MH17

AlterEager Re:Jawoll Mein Führer !! (667 comments)

later called "Bundesnachrichtendienst"

Ooooh, scary German name.

"Federal Information Office".

Oh, a little less scary.

about two weeks ago
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Russian Government Edits Wikipedia On Flight MH17

AlterEager Re:Do you have any hands-on experience ? (667 comments)

the BUK system is equipped with a civilian transponder safety lock which has to be manually disabled before a missile can be fired at an aircraft showing a civilian IFF.

And you would know this how, exactly?

References or GTFO.

Does this help . Look for IFF (Identification Friend or Foe).

IFF is active - it tells you who is a friend (and civilain != friend).

However ihtoit claims to have been trained to use the Buk, so maybe he's right.

[ the 1983 improvement for the Buk ] Additionally a non-cooperative threat classification system was installed, relying on analysis of returned radar signals to purportedly identify and clearly distinguish civilian aircraft from potential military targets in the absence of IFF.

It's not clear whether an isolated Buk TELAR vehicle has this, or whether its part of the target acquisition or fire control vehicles, and it seems the rebels were using isolated TELAR vehicles rather than full batteries.

about two weeks ago
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Russian Government Edits Wikipedia On Flight MH17

AlterEager Re:I don't see the problem. (667 comments)

FYI: the target acquisition radar systems on the Gadfly BUK missile systems are all equipped with built-in IFF decoders.

But it appears the rebels didn't have the target acquisition radar systems, just the TELAR vehicles.

about two weeks ago
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Russian Government Edits Wikipedia On Flight MH17

AlterEager Re:I don't see the problem. (667 comments)

they probably expected civilian aircraft to avoid their airspace (a reasonable airliner would have avoided overflying them)

Hundreds of planes fly over the Ukraine every day.

about two weeks ago
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Russian Government Edits Wikipedia On Flight MH17

AlterEager Re:I don't see the problem. (667 comments)

Ah but you see the US has redefined terrorism so it doesn't apply to them:

the term 'terrorism' means premeditated, politically motivated violence perpetrated against noncombatant targets by subnational groups or clandestine agents;"

So when the USAF drop a bomb on a Japanese city, even if its "premeditated, politically motivated violence perpetrated against noncombatant targets" its still not terrorism because its not done by "subnational groups or clandestine agents". Nothing clandestine about a fucking B29.

about two weeks ago
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Russian Government Edits Wikipedia On Flight MH17

AlterEager Re:This propaganda is worse than 2003 Iraq fiasco. (667 comments)

It seems that US (who is behind Kiev) is trying to pull Russia into this conflict just as they did in Afghanistan 35 years ago.

Might like to brush up on your history their, comrade.

The US only got involved in Afghanistan after the USSR was fighting on the ground.

about two weeks ago
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Russian Government Edits Wikipedia On Flight MH17

AlterEager Re:Let us keep our thoughts with our Kremlin frien (667 comments)

I find it strange that both the Netherlands and Malaysia are both very hesitant about making accusations against Russia. I realize both countries are important trading partners with Russia/China, but this is absurd. Russia doesn't care for you.

Maybe they (and especially Malaysia after the MH370 cockups) are just waiting for evidence?

The Netherlands seems to have no reluctance in criticizing Russia for it's cack-handed handling of the situation on the ground, but going from there to saying "Die Putin, you fiend" needs a little more proof.

about two weeks ago
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Russia Prepares For Internet War Over Malaysian Jet

AlterEager Re:Russia has no choice (503 comments)

Putin has effectively already admitted that the rebels did it:

The state over whose territory this occurred bears responsibility for this awful tragedy.

-- Vladimir Putin.

Note that he doesn't say "Ukraine did it", he says "It's Ukraine's fault", i.e. that it would never have happened if Ukraine hadn't made such a fuss about having its territory annexed.

Classic victim blaming. "You made me do it, it's your fault".

about two weeks ago
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The Last Three Months Were the Hottest Quarter On Record

AlterEager Re:English. So much fun. (552 comments)

Yes, thermometers were invented around that time. But to record GLOBAL TEMPERATURES, you need two thing: 1) an accurate thermometer. Yes, they existed prior to 1980. But you also need 2) global measurements. Prior to satellite measurements, there were very large parts of this globe that didn't have any measurements at all. There were accurate thermometers, they just weren't located all over the place.

And, surprise, the satellites, when they are correctly calibrated, confirm the thermometer data.
 

In a qualitative sense, not getting the small area over the poles is MUCH different than not getting the vast majority of the planet at all.

ignoring the little problem that the poles may be warming faster than the rest of the planet.

about two weeks ago

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