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Why did Microsoft skip Windows 9?

Carewolf Nine? nein nein nein! (181 comments)

Windows Nein just had a wrong sound to it.

yesterday
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Apple Faces Large Penalties In EU Tax Probe

Carewolf Re:Finally (120 comments)

It's not a race to the bottom, it's an optimization. If corporate tax rate is X and total tax revenue is Y, past a certain point as X goes up, Y goes down because of competitive forces elsewhere.

Yeah, but if you give away more free stuff than you ever get back in revenue you will be losing money. This is what Ireland did. They got less than a thousand jobs out of it, and would lose them in an instant if they ever tried to make Apple or Google pay for what they actually use of public resources. Selling for less than cost is BAD BUSINESS.

2 days ago
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Apple Faces Large Penalties In EU Tax Probe

Carewolf Re:Finally (120 comments)

What lesson is that? Would Ireland have been better off if Apple and Microsoft and Google moved those jobs to Wales or France or Spain? Ireland is collecting income tax from all those employees, and sales tax from everything those employees buy. Why push employers away out of some fashionable drive for 'social justice'?

I made no comment on social justice. I said it was bad business. A race to the bottom leaves you at the bottom, and since the rest of the EU was not racing against Ireland, they just raced themselves to the bottom. It was bad business and economically idiotic.

2 days ago
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Apple Faces Large Penalties In EU Tax Probe

Carewolf Re:Finally (120 comments)

They do pay taxes. They just negotiated lower taxes in exchange for bringing those jobs to Ireland. It's a WIN-WIN solution for Ireland and Apple. Ireland still collects more revenue due to all the new jobs. The only losers are the countries who want to maintain a high tax rate and don't appreciate competition from Ireland, hence the EU getting their panties in a bunch.

Yeah, all that win for Ireland was why they went near bankcrupt and had to bailed out by the rest of the EU?

Ireland sold out, but sold out so cheap they didn't even get rich from selling out. Hopefully they have learned their lesson, though it seemed some people like you haven't.

2 days ago
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Remote Exploit Vulnerability Found In Bash

Carewolf Re:Full Disclosure can be found on oss-security... (399 comments)

If you run unsanitized input from the web in your shell. YOU ARE ALREADY VULNERABLE, you don't need any other issues, you are screwed and the fix is to stop running untrusted unsanitized content on your machine.

about a week ago
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Device Allows Paralyzed Rats To Walk, Human Trials Scheduled Next Summer

Carewolf Re:the next logical step (85 comments)

However, the engineer in me can't help but think of how far they can take the cyborg theme.

Are you kidding me? Imagine having one that you could just strap on for an hour, get on a treadmill, and then read a book or surf the net while your legs did their thing. I'd exercise everyday.

Sign me up!

What would the difference be? Unless you detach your upper body, it is still going to follow the legs and bump und down as much if not more that if you ran normally. Reading a book is not going to get any easier, the main problem is all the bouncing, so I recommend audiobooks.

about a week ago
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Debian Switching Back To GNOME As the Default Desktop

Carewolf Re:Why not KDE (395 comments)

Maybe Gnome is friendlier for noobs or something. Are there noobs left in the world?

Apparently they determined KDE has NO accessibility features, because KDE doesn't have full support the GNOME API for accesibility that is only used by screen-readers.

So apparently all the settings KDE has for accessibility doesn't matter. Maybe because Gnome doesn't have them?

about a week ago
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Fork of Systemd Leads To Lightweight Uselessd

Carewolf Re:at least the rationale is good (469 comments)

Regardless of the particulars of this project, it's good people are waking up and realizing what a bloated feature-creeped rube goldberg contraption systemd is, a non-Unix non-Unix-way solution no serious Linux/Unix admin wants, it hinders troubleshooting and configuration. Systemd is what happens when inexperienced people with high IQ fly off on a tagent without engineering ability.

Actually systemd might be bloated, and new and less reliable, but it was the old init system that was rube goldberg machine, it was an ancient well tested and well unstood rube goldberg machine, but it did run a many random independent tools one after the other handing one result to the next sequentially like a rube goldberg machine. Now it is all parallel and all part of the same machine.

about two weeks ago
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Fork of Systemd Leads To Lightweight Uselessd

Carewolf Re:launchd (469 comments)

Plenty of people use OS X to "get things done". About all people "get done" in a satisfactory manner using Linux is network administration.

And software development. Though it works acceptable on Macs too (compared to Windows development), though only when developing for Apple products naturally. Problem is still that productivity on Macs is lower because the OS keep getting in your way, and there is no way of making it stop, because giving power features to power users is not the Apple way.

about two weeks ago
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Fork of Systemd Leads To Lightweight Uselessd

Carewolf Re:launchd (469 comments)

Where's the fun in using something that just works?!

It is Apple we talking about, specifically Mac, where everything "Just Doesn't Work(tm)".

That would be useless in an OS like Linux that is mostly used to get things done.

about two weeks ago
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Secret Service Critics Pounce After White House Breach

Carewolf Re:Bullshit (221 comments)

Have you ever seen a problem in government where the proposed solution wasn't giving a particular agency more taxpayer money to squander?

Yes(!?), the single most common solution with the current congress, is to "solve" the problem by cutting funding to the agencies they don't like. Which is why so many of them simply doesn't work, and gets worse and worse, as they get punished for their issues by cutting their funding even more.

about two weeks ago
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Apple Will No Longer Unlock Most iPhones, iPads For Police

Carewolf Re: Sanity... (504 comments)

Yes it is hilarious. Of course we used some kind of stupid elector system which degenerated over time to making the electors heriditary, turning them into the aristocracy.

about two weeks ago
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Apple Will No Longer Unlock Most iPhones, iPads For Police

Carewolf Re:Sanity... (504 comments)

the whole thread is about the rights of citizens vs. government, and the difference between US and europe. did you not read it?

Then your comment is simply wrong, because what you stated is an example that NOT different between the US and Europe.

about two weeks ago
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Scotland Votes No To Independence

Carewolf Re:Hmm... (474 comments)

(Somewhat related: according to a Reuters poll, one in four Americans want their state to secede from the union.)

Didn't South Park point out that 1 in 4 Americans are idiots?

At least in polls they are. Ask any question, no matter how stupid and one in four Americans will support it. I think it is safe to say: One in four Americans are either idiots or trolling. I could believe either or even both.

Too bad there is so low support for independence though. I think US politics would work better if the states could have their own two party separation and could try different legislation and FAIL instead of being bailed out. Europe has it's share of "challenged" southern states, but it is pretty obvious which nations are succesful and which are not. Also though nepotism imight behigher, monetary corruption is smaller in smaller nations.

about two weeks ago
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On Independence for Scotland:

Carewolf Re:So influence is the most important? (192 comments)

Joining the EU again will not be as easy as many may think. The EU still has to welcome them in, and not every EU power may be that eager to reward an independence movement like Scotland's. Spain in particular won't want to encourage Catalonia to do the same.

Not true, we already have precedence. New independent territories remain part of EU after seceding. Don't believe the UK and Spanish FUD on the matter.

about two weeks ago
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Europeans Came From Three Ancestry Groupings

Carewolf Re:Jews (85 comments)

"Ashkenazi Jews, had more Near East ancestry than anticipated" What!? Off the cuff I'd think they would have 100% Near Eastern ancestry. How much did they anticipate? Apparently a number less than 100.

I would have expected close to but not quite 100% German and Polish. Considering most Ashkenazi look in every way Polish and German and spoke a German dialect, the original semetic genes are likely thin.

about two weeks ago
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Apple Will No Longer Unlock Most iPhones, iPads For Police

Carewolf Re:Sanity... (504 comments)

a foundational principle for justice in the US is that it's better for ten guilty men to go free than one innocent man to go to prison. Another principle is it's legal for a man to protect himself and his family. it's not really a grey area. America, love it or leave it.

Why bring the US into it? That is the founding principles of justice and used everywhere which is why the US copied the idea.

about two weeks ago
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Apple Will No Longer Unlock Most iPhones, iPads For Police

Carewolf Re:Sanity... (504 comments)

Law enforcement began as [any given region's] largest street gang, long before recorded history.

You mean that that was in the brief period where it was a relatively popular idea to make law enforcement something better than that

Bullshit. Don't make up your own history. Police is a modern invension, and guards that came before them were often privately hired or worked for a city which is usually run as some sort of republic. Even if you include the state, and the army, many nations started by democratically electing their kings (Most of north-west europe for one).

about two weeks ago

Submissions

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The Wayland Situation: Facts About X vs. Wayland

Carewolf Carewolf writes  |  about a year ago

Carewolf (581105) writes "With the continued speculation and FUD about the future of Wayland at a time when Canonical is investing heavily into their own Mir Display Server alternative, Eric Griffith with input from Daniel Stone have written an article for Phoronix where they lay out all the facts. The "Wayland Situation" is explained with first going over the failings of X, the fixings of Wayland, common misconceptions about X and Wayland, and then a few other advantages to Wayland. For anyone interested in X/Wayland or the Linux desktop at a technical level, it's an article certainly worth reading!"
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Too Perfect a Mirror

Carewolf Carewolf writes  |  about a year and a half ago

Carewolf (581105) writes "Jeff Mitchell writes on his blog about what almost became "The Great KDE Disaster Of 2013". It all started as simple update of the root git server and ended up with a corrupt git repository automatically mirrored to every mirror and deleting every copy of most KDE repositories. It ends by discussing what the problem is with git --mirror and how you can avoid similar problems in the future."
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Vulcanic Ash Grounds North Europe

Carewolf Carewolf writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Carewolf (581105) writes "In an interesting story of weather and techonology. After a vulcanic eruption in Iceland. All flights in and out the UK, Denmark, Norway and Sweden have been suspended. Finland and Belgian is also shutting down airtravel, and the ash cloud is expected to affect airtravel in all of North Europe during the day. The reason the vulcanic ash grounds the planes is due to leasons learned from KLM Flight 867 in 1989, and British Airway Flight 9 in 1982, where vulcanic ash in both cases sandblasted front windscreen and shut down all four engines."
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KDE Announces Customized Sottware Compilations

Carewolf Carewolf writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Carewolf (581105) writes "Following the succesful example of the world's leading operating systems. KDE announces that future KDE Software Compilations will now also be offered in multiple customized version to cater different needs. There is the Ultimate Freedom Edition geared towards users who prefer the ultimate in customization. There is the Dwarfed Freedom Edition, inspired by other desktops designed for midgets, aimed at users who prefers a more limited set of options, Finally there is the Basic Freedom Edition for users from outside the world of open source, this version will for instance fully enforce security through obscurity,"
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