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The Pirate Bay Launches Free VPN

CondeZer0 Re:so you lot are promoting ip theft now ? (359 comments)

> Small children can detect the difference between these two scenarios; but to some people they are equivalent. I have no clue why that that is.

It is because they are lawyers and politicians. They are impervious to logic or reality.

Everyone else, once they think a bit about it, can see that "intellectual property" is an oxymoron.

about 2 years ago

Who Cares If Samsung Copied Apple?

CondeZer0 Lawyers care. (544 comments)

Other than that, nobody should care. Copying is how humanity has progressed over history.

So called "intellectual property" is an oxymoron, it is not compatible with either real private property or free markets, while benefiting just a few at the expense of everyone else.

more than 2 years ago

Nest Labs Calls Honeywell Lawsuit 'Worse Than Patent Troll'

CondeZer0 Re:byoo, hyoo (137 comments)

Exactly, patents are government granted monopolies by definition and by design.

Honeywell is using them precisely the way they are meant to and the way they have always been used through history, from the steam engines to Apple.

Yes, patents are supposed to encourage innovation, but by creating monopolies they archive precisely the opposite.

He should be complaining about how stupid and counterproductive the so call intellectual property system is, not about some other company that is not Apple doing what Apple and almost everyone else has been doing all along.

So much hypocrisy.

more than 2 years ago

Expect a Flood of Competitions As US Tries To Spur Public Inventions

CondeZer0 Re:Well, okay... (75 comments)

> They even petitioned the government to provide monoplistic protection.

That is *precisely* what a patent is: a government granted and enforced monopoly.

Boggles the mind how anyone thinks patents are a good way to encourage innovation, monopolies hate innovation. And patents have a very long track record of being used to keep whole industries from making any progress, from the steam engine to aircrafts.

more than 2 years ago

TSA Shuts Down Airport, Detains 11 After "Science Project" Found

CondeZer0 Again? (537 comments)

How many times do we need to repeat "Security Circus"?

Given all the TSA has got away with so far, it is clear they can do whatever the fuck they like and face no consequences at all.

more than 2 years ago

Mozilla Blocks Vulnerable Java Versions In Firefox

CondeZer0 Re:And there was me believing managed code was saf (205 comments)

This is one reason why I love Go, it is more safe than C while it actually removes layers of complexity, it doesn't even depend on libc and its stdlb is extremely clean and lean.

more than 2 years ago

Mozilla Blocks Vulnerable Java Versions In Firefox

CondeZer0 Re:Java dying? (205 comments)

J2EE is as close to a cancer as software can become.

more than 2 years ago

Mozilla Blocks Vulnerable Java Versions In Firefox

CondeZer0 Re:Java dying? (205 comments)

Java has become exactly what it was meant to become: The new COBOL.

more than 2 years ago

More Users Are Shunning Facebook

CondeZer0 Walled gardens always fail. (411 comments)

People have not learned anything from the history of the internet, and keep trying to build new generations of the same old walled gardens people abandoned long ago.

more than 3 years ago

Microsoft's SkyDrive Drops Silverlight

CondeZer0 Developers that bought into Silverlight (358 comments)

Should have studied history a bit more closely, if you build your business (or career) on proprietary technology controlled by somebody else you will get screwed sooner or later.

Microsoft has dumped their developers overboard many times before, and will continue to do it as long as it is convenient. At least in this case they are replacing things with relatively open standards that they can't so easily kill later on.

Flash developers are starting to learn this the hard way too, apple developers will be next.

more than 3 years ago

Proposal For Gnome To Become Linux-Only

CondeZer0 Re:Oh look, it's in relationg to systemd (292 comments)

I think *BSDs will be quite happy to be "left behind" by Poettering.

It is thanks to Poettering and his creations that I have been seriously considering switching back to OpenBSD from Linux.

more than 3 years ago

Proposal For Gnome To Become Linux-Only

CondeZer0 Re:I support this! (292 comments)

I agree, and it will give *BSDs another competitive advantage.

The average quality of the software available for *BSD will go up, and the amount of bloat will go down. Win, win.

more than 3 years ago

The Cost of US Security

CondeZer0 Those are only direct costs. (456 comments)

There are many more hundreds of billions in indirect costs, how much is worth all the harassment of innocent citizens by the TSA? Much more than you might think when millions of people start to avoid flying because it is not worth the hassle. Or the cost to tourism from all the people that just don't want to be humiliated to visit the US.

And that barely scratches the surface of all the hidden costs of the so called "War on Terror" and the resulting security circus.

more than 3 years ago

WebGL Flaw Leaves GPU Exposed To Hackers

CondeZer0 Allowing 3D graphics in web pages? (120 comments)

What on earth could go wrong... *facepalm*

But I guess it still beats the shit of the disease that is Flash.

more than 3 years ago


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