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Google, National Parks Partner To Let Girls Program White House Xmas Tree Lights

Ash-Fox Re:Girls, girls, girls... (333 comments)

Meyers-Briggs, DISC, and similar Jungian personality assessments are bunk.

They're certainly not applicable to all people, but that doesn't mean it is outright bunk. Not much different from how the different psychology have completely incompatible premises yet have managed to have successful treatments regardless.

But it was anticipated! That's why I didn't engage more directly in the first place.

I honestly don't buy that.

On that point, there's nothing to discuss. You'll note that I did offer him more specifics on his other points.

From my point of view, the most important point he made was making was that he didn't see the benefit. The rest of his comment appears to be intended to elaborate the first sentence. The question in it self was stupid in my opinion, but more about driving the point he was trying to express through.

Does it? I've found that people tend to "read in" to my posts more than what is actually there. I attributed this to the 'either-or' mentality you find here.

It does in my case.

It is true, however, that I try to keep my personal views private as they're often irrelevant to the discussion. Unfortunately, most people here are more interested in someones personal beliefs than they are the content of their posts -- it makes it easier for them to dismiss what the other person has written.

Red herrings are red herrings. When they happen, pointing it out is sufficient without needing to argue the points.

Rather than an "attempt to avoid any genuine discussion on the topic" as you suggest, it's one of the few ways to actually achieve it!

Giving you the benefit of a doubt, I had waited some time for this to prove you correct. I don't really view that as actually have taken place here. I remain unconvinced.

about a week ago
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Ubuntu Gets Container-Friendly "Snappy" Core

Ash-Fox Re:Rock on (149 comments)

What's the best RSS feed for tracking progress on this?

A Google alerts RSS feed.

about two weeks ago
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British 'Porn Filter' Blocks Access To Chaos Computer Club

Ash-Fox Re: Good grief. (135 comments)

With all the little passages through buildings in the City, I actually suspect it would be very possible to avoid the cameras.

Instead of modding this troll, how about you explain exactly what about my post is a troll and not truth?

about two weeks ago
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British 'Porn Filter' Blocks Access To Chaos Computer Club

Ash-Fox Re:The U.K. is a joke, but not a funny one. (135 comments)

Many good Americans died protecting the U.K. from the Nazis

Americans only came to help after the U.S. added the condition that the UK give up her colonies and stop being a super power. I don't consider this the U.S. saving the UK, the U.S. helped in exchange for a deal that was against the UK's interests.

Of course it's not much of a "united kingdom" any more

Yes it is, Great Britain and Northern Ireland are still a union.

about two weeks ago
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British 'Porn Filter' Blocks Access To Chaos Computer Club

Ash-Fox Re: Good grief. (135 comments)

I am certain that I know a fair few that don't have any cameras pointed at the entrance or otherwise.

about two weeks ago
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British 'Porn Filter' Blocks Access To Chaos Computer Club

Ash-Fox Re: Good grief. (135 comments)

The city of London and London are different cities with different mayors and even different police forces.

about two weeks ago
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British 'Porn Filter' Blocks Access To Chaos Computer Club

Ash-Fox Re: Good grief. (135 comments)

With all the little passages through buildings in the City, I actually suspect it would be very possible to avoid the cameras.

about two weeks ago
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Ofcom Will Remove Mandatory Ham Callsign ID Interval, Allow Encryption For Some

Ash-Fox Re:Involuntary encryption. (57 comments)

You can run ssh without encryption.

The only way of doing so to my knowledge requires a patch and recompiling the SSH daemon and client.

about two weeks ago
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UK Announces 'Google Tax'

Ash-Fox Re:Why tax profits, why not income? (602 comments)

Show me anyone outside the 1% and even 99% of the 1%'ers that would choose to make less money because they where being taxed too heavily on it.

I don't wish to show you actual people. However, I know that people who earn some good coin in my company have the majority of their sallary put into their pension to prevent it from getting taxed.

about two weeks ago
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UK Announces 'Google Tax'

Ash-Fox Re:Why tax profits, why not income? (602 comments)

VAT is mandated by the European Union and is forcefully applied across all European Union countries.

about two weeks ago
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UK Announces 'Google Tax'

Ash-Fox Re:Why tax profits, why not income? (602 comments)

Similar situation in the UK:

Your first 10,000 is 0%.
Up to 31,865 is 20%.
Up to 150,000 is 40%.
Above that, it's 45%.

about two weeks ago
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Google, National Parks Partner To Let Girls Program White House Xmas Tree Lights

Ash-Fox Re:Girls, girls, girls... (333 comments)

I am starting to question the author behind these comments and I am going to be forward by including my feelings in this comment to be direct behind my considerations so that you may understand them better.

If I offer anything, it will be rejected out-of-hand.

I would consider that quite a generalization. However, for people that follow the extroversion, intuition, thinking, judgement Myers-Briggs personality type, being direct and verbally fluent (even to the point of debating) is usually the best method for convincing such people. I am suspicious of someone that talks about considering and consuming information for thought that didn't consider personality types.

If he comes to an answer on his own, through reading or reflection, he has no choice but to consider it.

The problem is, upon my reading and reflecting what was written. You didn't seem to have a genuine point, but rather you seemed to not reveal any real insight beyond what appears to be a statement to provoke. Considering this, it seemed like an opportunity to duck out of a discussion in an attempt to avoid any genuine discussion on the topic.

I don't feel it's far-fetched for others to view your comment this way. I am also suspicious of someone that talks about considering and consuming information for thought that managed to miss anticipating this reaction.

You can't argue with ideologues on the internet.

I disagree. Additionally, your lack of substance in such discussions seems very practised.

With luck, however, you can guide them.

If my intent is to guide someone (and this particular discussion, it is not). I would suggest befriending the person first as the issue I sense you're trying to verbalize relates to how a person is on the defensive and trying to make a point won't get absorbed in such a scenario.

about two weeks ago
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Firefox 34 Arrives With Video Chat, Yahoo Search As Default

Ash-Fox Re:512-bit self-signed certs (e.g. DD-WRT) (237 comments)

So I can install and trust a cert on my machine (or everyone's machine by policy) but Firefox won't fucking play by the rules.

I found Firefox easier for the fact that it's certificate store is cross platform and made it easier to deploy a single Firefox configuration across all platforms.

about three weeks ago
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Google, National Parks Partner To Let Girls Program White House Xmas Tree Lights

Ash-Fox Re:Girls, girls, girls... (333 comments)

Like I said, take your time. Maybe do a bit of reading.

I would suggest you give specifics instead of vague responses that come off condescending and do not reveal any real insight beyond what appears to be a statement to provoke.

about three weeks ago
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Apple Disables Trim Support On 3rd Party SSDs In OS X

Ash-Fox Re: Why? (327 comments)

LOL that you're trying to tell Matt Fucking Dillon off about Amiga history

I am strongly in the opinion that I am right here, but it doesn't offend me if I get schooled.

A good source can be found on Page 60 of "Steal This Idea: Intellectual Property Rights and the Corporate Confiscation of Creativity" by Michael Perelman, published in 2004 through Palgrave Macmillan (Amazon link).

Alternatively, you can probably find an on-line source using Google.

I do have to say it's a new one to me, so congrats on originality I guess

I'm not original, I've read this story and heard this story from/in a few places of authority previously.

about three weeks ago
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Canadian Police Recommend Ending Anonymity On the Internet

Ash-Fox Re:ROFL (231 comments)

in 'summary' you've been called out and embarassed by your lack of technical knowledge of the Internet

Says the person that won't provide technical information on what activity would they detect in the freenet project that leads back to your identity exactly.

And your argument is some random non-sense about how Freenet is suddenly illegal with said system, however it isn't. Tracability of a connection doesn't mean anything in this scenario. You claim detecting of 'encrypted traffic', but true encrypted traffic is indistinguishable from binary data and with Freenet's use of steganography, how exactly are you detecting it?

The fact you compare Freenet to Tor shows how little you even know about how and what Freenet is. Freenet is not an anonymizing proxy and doesn't provide any sort of Internet connectivity like Tor.

you pretend that the whole thing doesn't matter and that nothing I presented has any merit

Why should I be bothered to explain any particulars in response to you when you can't be bothered to do the same?

about a month ago
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Apple Disables Trim Support On 3rd Party SSDs In OS X

Ash-Fox Re: Why? (327 comments)

No, Commodore died because of a patent troll preventing the Amiga CD32 from being sold due to a patent on XOR. They ran out of money just from keeping the units stored very quickly. Stop trying to rewrite history to make your points.

about a month ago
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Canadian Police Recommend Ending Anonymity On the Internet

Ash-Fox Re:ROFL (231 comments)

In summary, you have an opinion with no factual backing. I don't care.

about a month ago
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Microsoft To Open Source .NET and Take It Cross-Platform

Ash-Fox Re:Sounds like what Sun did (525 comments)

Apple and many companies prefer BSD type licensing.

SUSE and many companies prefer GPL type licensing.

about a month ago
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Microsoft To Open Source .NET and Take It Cross-Platform

Ash-Fox Re:RIP Java! (525 comments)

Losing the financial accounts of several fortune-500 companies because of the utilization of an insecure platform would be worse.

I can tell you've never worked with those companies.

about a month ago

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