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FreeNAS 9.3 Released

Andtalath Re:Small NAS box suggestions? (115 comments)

If you need hot-swap, everything sucks or is crazy expensive for home usage.

If you don't, I can highly recommend a fractal node 304 chassi.
6 disk slots with good cooling options in a pretty small form factor.

about two weeks ago
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Bellard Creates New Image Format To Replace JPEG

Andtalath Re:JPEG2000 replaced JPEG (377 comments)

It's primarily smaller file size with as good image quality that is the point.

about two weeks ago
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Microsoft's New Windows Monetization Methods Could Mean 'Subscriptions'

Andtalath Re:Open Source is Winning (415 comments)

Occasional users probably don't need photoshop.

It's a professional tool, not a simple image editor.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Making a 'Wife Friendly' Gaming PC?

Andtalath Build a decent computer (720 comments)

Get a nice-looking large chasse like Fractal Design R4.

Don't go overboard with the graphics, a decent mid-ranged card every other year costs about the same as a top of the line every four years and produces about the same results over time.

Get good fans in all spaces.

Then it will be close to silent and won't look ugly.

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Making a 'Wife Friendly' Gaming PC?

Andtalath Re:Don't fight it (720 comments)

In good relationships, you compromise.

about three weeks ago
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In a Self-Driving Future, We May Not Even Want To Own Cars

Andtalath Re:In a Self-Driving Future--- (454 comments)

So you can accept that cars can be perfectly self-driving, but not that they can haul stuff?

about a month ago
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In a Self-Driving Future, We May Not Even Want To Own Cars

Andtalath Will probably not be legal to own a car (454 comments)

When we reach a level where traffic is dominated by automated traffic, why would we even allow people on the roads?
Automated only means no stupid mistakes ever.

And more control for large players is quite popular as well.

So, not only will for hire be the norm, it will be the only alternative.

about a month ago
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Website Peeps Into 73,000 Unsecured Security Cameras Via Default Passwords

Andtalath Re:Computer License (321 comments)

The correct solution is to build secure computers from the ground up.

First step?
Disable anything but an app store/repo unless the user unlocks insecure mode.

about a month and a half ago
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Website Peeps Into 73,000 Unsecured Security Cameras Via Default Passwords

Andtalath Re:Place the blame where it belongs (321 comments)

Secure defaults is sane.
Insecure defaults are insane.

It's as simple as that.

about a month and a half ago
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Website Peeps Into 73,000 Unsecured Security Cameras Via Default Passwords

Andtalath Re:People buy stuff without understanding is... (321 comments)

Give here a chromebook.

I gave my mother my old laptop with openbox and chrome on it, basically the same thing.

And she is happy with it.

Calls me far less than she did with her windows laptop, actually.

The only time it happens is when she needs the admin password for a new wifi.

about a month and a half ago
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Net Neutrality Alone Won't Solve ISP Throttling Abuse, Here's Why

Andtalath Re:When you encrypt everything... (200 comments)

So buy dedicated bandwidth then.
It is fully possible to do it.

It's just about 40 times more expensive.

about a month and a half ago
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Free Broadband For NYC Public Housing?

Andtalath Re:Bullshit (250 comments)

Finland has got lesser population density than the states.

So, well, that should make it worse.

about 1 month ago
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Tim Cook: "I'm Proud To Be Gay"

Andtalath Re:So what? (764 comments)

You are wrong, it's telling who you are capable of falling in love with.
Stop focusing so much on sex, sexual orientation is an emotional and attraction issue, not a sexual perversion.

Except homosexuals are harassed, discriminated against, bullied, being told that they are sick, abnormal.
And so forth.
Just because they are incapable of falling in love with the opposite sex.

about 2 months ago
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Tim Cook: "I'm Proud To Be Gay"

Andtalath Re:So what? (764 comments)

The problem is that obviously something as irrelevant as who somebody is capable of falling in love with is worthy of headlines.

Therefore it's worth normalizing it.

Since for some bloody reason it isn't already universally accepted to love each other.

about 2 months ago
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Tim Cook: "I'm Proud To Be Gay"

Andtalath Re:So what? (764 comments)

He isn't talking about his sex life.
He is telling you that he is incapable of falling in love with women and capable of falling in love with men.

It's you who have a problem separating love from sex.

about 2 months ago
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Tim Cook: "I'm Proud To Be Gay"

Andtalath Re:Gay? (764 comments)

There is nothing wrong with having a sexual orientation, no matter what it is.
Acting upon it can be bad.

Btw, Pedophiliacs are the only one of those three which is a sexual orientation, and a very sad one at that.
You can only romantically love pre-pubescents.
That is terribly sad.
Raping children is horrible though and is entirely separate.

Bestiality is the act of having sex with animals.
I believe you are looking for the term zoofiliacs, which is, just like Pedophiles, very sad.
And raping animals is a complex issue, especially since we do it with insemination.
Defining exactly why it feels worse when we enjoy raping them then when we do it to kill and eat their children is for me impossible, but, hey, not really the topic here?

Incest is not something which is related to sexual preference.
It's not like people who have sex with their family have no ability to be attracted or romantically involved with other people.
The issue is two-folded:
1: High risk for problematic offpsring, explaining why almost all humans have an aversion to the behaviour.
2: There is a high risk of problematic situations occuring when children have sex with parents or siblings.

It's not so much that homosexuality is different from any other sexual orientation, it's just that there is no logical reason to argue against it being a perfectly fine way to live your life.
Most sexual orientations barring hetero or BTQ are way less easy to incorporate into a decent life.

about 2 months ago

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