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FBI Says It Will Hire No One Who Lies About Illegal Downloading

DMJC Sweet, online enforcement is going out of business (580 comments)

I guess with criteria like that, the FBI isn't going to have a cybercrimes division. Awesome. Seriously though, where the hell are they going to find people with IT skills who match these ridiculous criteria. The definitely won't be pulling the best and brightest of computer hackers.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Would You Build a Home Network To Fully Utilize Google Fiber?

DMJC Buy Pre-terminated cables (279 comments)

If you're lazy like me, just buy pre-terminated 30m cables and run them from a switch in the roof or basement, (or a cupboard if you're really fancy) to wall plates scattered throughout the house. You can go up to 100M in length and it saves on crimping. Anything less than Ethernet is a joke and will be flaky as hell. You could also drop a ton of money on some Xirrus wireless but really for same cost, Cat-5/6 Ethernet is much better.

about two weeks ago
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Former Department of Defense Chief Expects "30 Year War"

DMJC Or... (425 comments)

More likely 5 years of bad policy followed by bankruptcy. He wasn't right on everything but damn Ron Paul nailed foreign policy. Pull out of the Middle East, engage in trade, and stop trying to throw military force at problems. This can only end in economic collapse and death.

about three weeks ago
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FBI Chief: Apple, Google Phone Encryption Perilous

DMJC And thus the balance shifts. (354 comments)

I've been saying this for years now, attempting to crack down on piracy will unleash a massive darknet the likes the government cannot even imagine. Everything they are used to seeing is going to go dark. And the fools only have themselves to blame.

about a month ago
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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Premieres On Linux, 2 Years After Windows

DMJC Nouveau Status (93 comments)

It's all irrelevant anyway, AMDs Open Source support sucks, and hasn't been stable. Nouveau's Open Source support is actually better. Go look at the Mesa Matrix http://www.mesamatrix.net/ Nouveau supports more OpenGL features on their open source cards than AMD does. The only thing that's been holding the Nouveau cards back has been power management and even that's not a huge issue, http://nouveau.freedesktop.org... notice that power management is almost complete on all current gen cards going right back to the Geforce 3/4 series! (admittedly Geforce 3/4 has stalled in part, but the other cards are all close to completion) So the legacy support level is fantastic as is the current card support. Nouveau has been also very rapid at making all features available to the newest generation of cards very quickly. I expect that by this time next year, they will have working OpenGL 4.2-4.3 support, and power management will be completed. Whether Nvidia has posted meaningful contributions to the project or not is almost irrelevant. The reality is that open source Nvidia is coming and it's going to be great.

about a month ago
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Bioethicist At National Institutes of Health: "Why I Hope To Die At 75"

DMJC Tech future for oldies (478 comments)

Interesting that Noone brought this up, in addition to medical tech advances things like occulus rift will allow old people to travel the world from their beds. I could see a drone mounted with cameras being a popular occulus rift application experiencing flight by just throwing the headset on and going for a ride. There's always more options than bring stuck in a bed unable to move.

about a month ago
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ISIS Bans Math and Social Studies For Children

DMJC Sweet (981 comments)

Awesome, no maths, no advanced weapons targeting control, no ballistics targeting... Should be interesting to see if they can hit the broadside of a barn without maths. Meanwhile we'll continue to precision bomb these idiots.

about a month ago
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Quickflix Wants Netflix To Drop Australian VPN Users

DMJC Bad government (172 comments)

This is all because in the 1990s the government allowed FOXTEL to goto the USA, and buy up exclusive licenses to all new and back catalogues from every major media company in America. They spent billions on it and at the time everyone thought they were overpaying.Turns out they very smartly bought themselves a monopoly position in media, one that has effectively locked out all Australian competitors (All the local media services are shit, from the PSN movies, to Xbox Live, to Quickflix.) and the government hasn't had the balls to call them out and break them up for it.

about a month ago
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SanDisk Releases 512GB SD Card

DMJC Re:Overkill much... (210 comments)

8k UHD video does exist... NHK in Japan was broadcasting the Olympics in 2012 at 8k resolution in Akihabara. There's always a need for more capacity.

about a month and a half ago
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Is It Time To Split Linux Distros In Two?

DMJC Re:I think this is a good idea. (282 comments)

May I introduce you to Gentoo, where you can block X as a dependancy across all packages and run your distro completely headless.

about a month and a half ago
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GSOC Project Works To Emulate Systemd For OpenBSD

DMJC New Gnome? no thanks. (314 comments)

Frankly I don't see much in the new Gnome that makes it worth bringing to any platform. I just wish the same effort being put into making broken UI concepts work on various gnu projects was put into GNUstep and GNU projects.

about a month and a half ago
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Why Munich Will Stick With Linux

DMJC Re:Compatibility (185 comments)

I run Linux as a desktop environment at work in my job as a sysadmin, the only time I ever fire up a Windows VM is for goto assist sessions. RDP/VNC/TeamViewer work fine for remote desktop, vmware web view works fine for server admin, I use Office 365 Web and OWA for e-mail, and I have had Evolution configured for Office 365 exchange support. The groupware stuff is a total myth, it works.

about a month and a half ago
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ACM Blames the PC For Driving Women Away From Computer Science

DMJC Having babies.... (329 comments)

Is the single most bullshit answer ever. Are you people fucking serious? When has having children ever been a hindrance to entering a field such as medicine, law, or science? Women do all of these jobs without issue. That is the dumbest answer I've ever seen. It's also sexist as hell, I'm a guy and I'm not stupid enough to follow that line of reasoning. Lack of interest maybe, social stigma, quite possibly, there's also a huge battery of people saying no no no no no don't do STEM, only guys can do it. It's the man's field. Personally I think it's a lack of parents encouragement. Guys giving up computer time to their sisters, social sexism against women, and a lack of desire due to the above from women themselves. I work for an IT company, it's honestly a hostile workplace. If we ever hired a woman we would get sued to shit for the stuff I hear every day at work.

about 2 months ago
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Scientists Baffled By Unknown Source of Ozone-Depleting Chemical

DMJC North Korea? (303 comments)

Why would they bother to support a UN treaty? They're like the biggest rogue state on the planet.

about 2 months ago
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Linus Torvalds: 'I Still Want the Desktop'

DMJC Linus does not understand the size of the effort (727 comments)

Nope, Microsoft don't provide many drivers for most hardware. Linux is supporting far more platforms/hardware drivers directly in kernel compared to Microsoft. All the Xerox/HP/Canon/NVIDIA/ATI/Intel/Philips/NEC/Toshiba/TV Tuner/Sound drivers for windows are third party drivers. It's no longer a Microsoft vs Linux issue, it hasn't been for a long time. It's all about the apps. Windows itself is incompatible with many pieces of hardware (forced obsolescence) Mainly because third parties decided to drop support around 64-bit or a newer Windows version.(I'm looking at you HP, dropping network scanning from windows 7 64-bit on certain printers) The same manufacturers who refuse to support Linux funnily enough don't support their Windows products well either. The hardware support claim is a furphy. All the large scale corporate printers/photocopiers/POS systems I've encountered have full Linux support. The only thing holding Linux back is stuff like frontline service applications written in .NET/Win32 that aren't getting ported over. More OSS software that can drop in and take over corporate software deployments is what's needed. Samba 4 and OpenExchange server are BIG steps in the right direction and we are seriously evaluating these for corporate widespread deployments.

about 2 months ago
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Rightscorp's New Plan: Hijack Browsers Until Infingers Pay Up

DMJC Darknets... (376 comments)

Isn't this just another problem for encrypted darknets to solve?

about 2 months ago
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F-Secure: Xiaomi Smartphones Do Secretly Steal Your Data

DMJC China can have it. (164 comments)

Frankly at this point, I'd rather the Chinese have my data to be honest. They won't share it with the Australian/Five eyes governments, and since I live ina Five eyes country, that works better for me. It's not like they'll put me in a prison from China for some BS they find on my phone. My own government on the other hand is much more likely to screw up my life using my own private data.

about 2 months ago
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Russian Government Edits Wikipedia On Flight MH17

DMJC Protip: (667 comments)

The crash scene is a crime scene and all the bodies and bits should be left in place. Russia lost all credibility the second they started moving bits around.

about 3 months ago
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DC Entertainment Won't Allow Superman Logo On Murdered Child's Memorial Statue

DMJC Fuck Copyright (249 comments)

Clearly some rights just aren't worth protecting because they come at too much expense.

about 4 months ago
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NSA Considers Linux Journal Readers, Tor (And Linux?) Users "Extremists"

DMJC Re:Paging cold fjord and c6gunner! (361 comments)

You've got it backwards dude... Unix Sysadmins have long ponytail hair... Everyone knows that. Just checkout Johnathon Schwartz to see what I'm talking about.

about 4 months ago

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GNUstep Kickstarter

DMJC DMJC writes  |  about a year ago

DMJC (682799) writes "A kickstarter has been created to fund development of the GNUstep desktop system. Major goals include complete compatibility with Cocoa from Mac OSX 10.6 which will allow programs written for Mac OSX 10.6 to compile and run on Linux and BSD platforms. Stretch goals include a complete port of Webkit/webcore to Linux and BSD."
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Creator of Wing Commander/Freelancer launches Kickstarter project

DMJC DMJC writes  |  about 2 years ago

DMJC (682799) writes "Chris Roberts, the creator of Wing Commander and Freelancer is attempting to re-launch the space flight simulator genre with a new project called Squadron 42. Launching at the Austin Game Developers Conference on Wednesday night. Mr Roberts has already demonstrated a playable game engine based on Cry Engine 3. The funding for the game is planned to be partially crowd funded, with venture capital being made available if the game hits it's target of $2 million. The site crashed on Wednesday night due to heavy traffic and has now been restored to working operation.The tech demo of the game suggests it will be a combination of Wing Commander and Freelancer play styles set in a universe with heavy influences from both series. The project has already generated over $640,000 in it's first few days."
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