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In France, Most Comments on Gaza Conflict Yanked From Mainstream News Sites

Clsid Re:War that cannot be settled (509 comments)

If the US would not block UN resolutions about Israel and UN peacekeepers could go into the ground that would do a lot more than what has been done so far. Truth is you guys don't care one bit, and the US government would rather support Israel in whatever crazy endeavour instead of siding with some dirt poor Arab people.

4 days ago
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In France, Most Comments on Gaza Conflict Yanked From Mainstream News Sites

Clsid Re:The Muslim world cares so much for the Palestin (509 comments)

This is so true. While it is true that Israel is blocking one part of the border, the other side is being blocked by either Qatar or Egypt. All US allies in the region.

4 days ago
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In France, Most Comments on Gaza Conflict Yanked From Mainstream News Sites

Clsid Re:Meta-problem (509 comments)

Dude, most of those people died over the course of long wars. Israel simply does not care about collateral damage at this point.

4 days ago
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In France, Most Comments on Gaza Conflict Yanked From Mainstream News Sites

Clsid Re:It's obvious. (509 comments)

Care to explain what was wrong about what he said? Or are you just going to call him anti-Jewish? Mel Gibson style.

4 days ago
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In France, Most Comments on Gaza Conflict Yanked From Mainstream News Sites

Clsid Re:maybe (509 comments)

Have you noticed what Israel is doing to non-Jewish citizens of Israel? I guess not.

4 days ago
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In France, Most Comments on Gaza Conflict Yanked From Mainstream News Sites

Clsid Re:maybe (509 comments)

I would say the Russians were victimized a lot more than the Jews, and maybe even in a more cruel way like in the case of the starving of Leningrad. Israel is being fascist at the moment and I agree, it is awful to consider that Jewish people in Israel are today doing the same thing to others that they suffered in the not so distant past. Perhaps it is time to think about this whole hatred and land grabbing mentality again. Those Palestinian rockets are being launched for a reason.

4 days ago
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In France, Most Comments on Gaza Conflict Yanked From Mainstream News Sites

Clsid Re:Or maybe you're not so good at math (509 comments)

The main difference is that there while in Syria we are talking about a guy who just wants to stay in power, in the case of Israel, it is just a case of them pushing people away to take their lands. But hey, if you support the genocide that is taking place in Palestine by using the genocide in Syria as an excuse, there is no point in a discussion.

4 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: Choosing a Web Language That's Long-Lived, and Not Too Buzzy?

Clsid Re:Perl still works, and PHP is fine (536 comments)

PHP >5.3 is a good foundation and it mostly depends on what you want to do. PHP lends itself to develop something quick that works, like the web prototype language. You can even create a nice n-tier architecture with it, but as far as performance is concerned unless you are using some sort of cache, you are better off with a Java or .NET based solution.

about a month ago
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Did Russia Trick Snowden Into Going To Moscow?

Clsid Re: Useful Idiot or Russian Agent (346 comments)

By your same logic, you also have no evidence to back up your theory that the US did not fabricate this story. Besides, the whole article is based in speculation and when it comes to Snowden the facts quickly go down the drain.

about 2 months ago
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China May Build an Undersea Train To America

Clsid Re:Rail+ ferry (348 comments)

Good luck finding a cargo ship that can go at those speeds. Having high speed rail connections is one of those things that you don't realize how useful it is until you have it. I can go from Shanghai to Hong Kong easily because of it, and of course it is the norm in Europe. In the US it is hard to picture the benefit since Acela trains' top speed is restricted because of the old rails, so taking your car and driving still beats everything over there.

about 3 months ago
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Australian Government To Standardise On Drupal

Clsid Re:Poor decision (102 comments)

I work with PHP and I would not say it is for beginners. That you can do something quick in PHP is one thing, but doing a proper MVC app in PHP requires pretty much the same skillset as a Java or .NET guy. In either case, all of those feel like children toys after you use either Node.js, C++/Boost or D with Vibe.

But having said that, I would not feel religious about any of the tech out there. In the end rarely you get to decide what is being used, since a lot of projects have to end up using whatever tool they started being coded with.

about 3 months ago
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How Free-To-Play Is Constricting Mobile Games

Clsid Use demos (115 comments)

The reason why that freemium crap is so entrenched is because most developers forgot the concept of the demo. It is very hard to spend money on something you don't know you might like, hence why freemium is more popular. Just make higher quality games, charge more if you want and provide a demo. Personally I'm sick and tired of all the flood of crappy games for mobile, especially after you can see stuff like Civilization Revolutions, that proves that the platform can be used for much more than a pea shooter.

about 3 months ago
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Why Do You Need License From Canonical To Create Derivatives?

Clsid Re:You just haven't experienced space travel yet (118 comments)

OSX might be overpriced because of hardware, but to call it retarded goes to say that you haven't used Windows 8

about 5 months ago
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Venezuelan Regime Censoring Twitter

Clsid Re:Usual anti-venezeuan bullshit from the extreme (152 comments)

With chavez we were doing pretty good, but after he died things took a U-turn in a matter of months. To make a long story short, the incompetent bureacracy that Chavez helped grow but ruled with an iron fist was free of the leash, so the economy in particular became the part most affected by inexperienced politicians.

about 6 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: It's 2014 -- Which New Technologies Should I Learn?

Clsid Re:Work on the basics (387 comments)

Node is awesome, but please stop spreading the nosql myth. Even if you use something like mongodb, it cannot fully guarantee data integrity. Using something like postgresql or even mysql, not only gives you a huge usernase, industry standard tools and lots of help out there when you encounter the strange situation you will always run into when coding. Suggesting othherwise is either downright irresponsible or simply you are not doing mission critical stuff.

about 6 months ago
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OpenBSD Moving Towards Signed Packages — Based On D. J. Bernstein Crypto

Clsid Re:Very surprised that it took this long (232 comments)

I don't know, surely de Raadt has a reputation, but those guys have done a great thing in general. Having that attitude is what helps getting stuff done most of the time instead of happy hand holding, we are all good friends kind of attitude. Not signing packages and not wanting to use gnupg is kind of absurd, but I have seen weirdest attitudes in the free software world, like sticking with Vi instead of quick edit and easier tools like nano, or this whole thing about gnu info vs man pages.

I have been using Debian for my servers, but I'm seriously considering switching to OpenBSD mostly because it provides a barebones installation that is mostly secured by default. That and stability is what I value the most for servers and these guys deliver big time.

about 6 months ago
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RSA Flatly Denies That It Weakened Crypto For NSA Money

Clsid Re:Maybe Snowden Stole a Honeypot (291 comments)

And you really think that right now the need to know principle is the problem? Hell, helping create a more transparent and open society is the most important thing.

about 7 months ago
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RSA Flatly Denies That It Weakened Crypto For NSA Money

Clsid Re:It's a very sad day (291 comments)

Are you seriously suggesting that Snowden is not trustworthy? I would definitely support the guy that had to run away from his country because of a massive information leak than some crude government/corporation propaganda. It truly makes me wonder why you are posting as an anonymous coward and spread FUD about the only way we could have found out about such things in the first place.

about 7 months ago
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Microsoft's Ticking Time Bomb Is Windows XP

Clsid Re:Xubuntu (829 comments)

But if you need to manage an engineering office, wait until users start crying out for their AutoCAD, or even worse, propietary software created with god knows what outdated version of Visual Basic. Then the whole advantage of deploying Linux suddenly disappears. Now if you are in a software company, that's a whole different story.

about 7 months ago

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Venezuela's e-government law includes penalties for not using free software

Clsid Clsid writes  |  about a year ago

Clsid (564627) writes "New e-gov law not only reinforces a previous decree that made free software mandatory in public institutions, but also includes taxes for using closed-source software. These funds go to a National Endowment for Science that will help small enterprises and groups of individuals create free software alternatives. And judging by the impact of the first decree, which ended up creating Canaima GNU/Linux and also the promotion of a local initiative similar to OLPC which put laptops with Linux in the hands of 90% of elementary school children, Venezuelan free software collectives are describing it as huge achievement and even calling for open hardware initiatives as well. Original article in Spanish (Google translation)."
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