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US Blocking Costa Rican Sugar Trade To Force IP Laws

DigDuality Re:The law of the deal (441 comments)

The problem with this is that all of this done nowadays through CAFTA, NAFTA, and WTO. Just like the ACTA treaty. Most of the decisions made within these organizations completely bypasses every nation's legislative process. The people of any nation are completely excluded from this decision making process. That's the whole point. Free Trade organizations and the treaties and agreements they make, IMHO, should be completely null and void.. b/c it is simply the corporate and corporatist aristocrats making decisions that affect their home countries. There's no consequences for these people if it goes wrong or bad for the nation. Hell, most of the people making these agreements were not voted on or put in power by any voting populace in any nation. Furthermore the levels of transparency when most of these agreements are formed is a fucking joke. ACTA is a prime modern example, every nation..US, Japan, EU member states.. they all evoke "national security" or some such excuse to keep the entire thing from public debate. The entire globe has to live with the consequences of rules and decisions we have ZERO control over. It's bullshit. This is not the free market, this is the global ruling of the elite.

more than 4 years ago
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DS Flash Carts Deemed Legal By French Court

DigDuality Re:Windows as the standard? (267 comments)

Windows might not be Open Source and MS business practices may be something to be desired, but they are an open platform. And when you look at the platforms that were around when Windows came to light, there really wasn't much that was that successful where just anyone could develop for it. Even today, companies like Apple, Nintendo, Amazon, Sony, (the list is rather lengthy) want to sell you a solid product. They want everything to be an appliance to you, like a dvd player or your tv.. where you don't notice, nor care about the software on it. An article a while back was describing why Windows Mobile and Android will, in the long run, destroy Apple in the phone market, and in the end, it will be because of the availability of applications for them. Apple and Nintendo and Amazon and so forth, want to be the gatekeepers of software and content, and frankly.. looking at the success of MS on the desktop, that approach doesn't seem to be a successful one. Video game systems will be the last bastion of this mentality though, i can promise you that.

more than 4 years ago
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Which Filesystem Do You Use On Portable Media For Linux Systems?

DigDuality Re:ext3 (569 comments)

umm, the defaults (fat32 formatted keys) work just fine in every distro automatically. Gnome and KDE are great at giving a way to automount in their file managers. What's the problem?

more than 4 years ago
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Meet Uzbl — a Web Browser With the Unix Philosophy

DigDuality Re:"The Unix Philosophy" (318 comments)

just to note, EVERY distro, except for gentoo (oddly enough) has vi installed.

more than 4 years ago
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Meet Uzbl — a Web Browser With the Unix Philosophy

DigDuality Re:And the UNIX philosophy is... (318 comments)

then i hope you don't use pipes, grep, sed, awk, mutt, mpd, rtorrent, irssi, cat, vim, vi, or any traditional unix tools.

more than 4 years ago
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Meet Uzbl — a Web Browser With the Unix Philosophy

DigDuality Re:Does it support adblock list subscription? (318 comments)

i have a cronjob that updates a list for me on my ipcop router and blocks it at the router level. Kinda nice as it does this for everything on my network.

more than 4 years ago
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Meet Uzbl — a Web Browser With the Unix Philosophy

DigDuality Re:And the UNIX philosophy is... (318 comments)

you don't get it, keybindings can be much faster than buttons. Try out vimperator sometime.

more than 4 years ago
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Meet Uzbl — a Web Browser With the Unix Philosophy

DigDuality Re:And the UNIX philosophy is... (318 comments)

what the fuck does OS X have to do with any of this? This was a conversation about browsers, i'm sure uzbl can run on OS X just as well as on Linux. Jesus you Mac tards are fucking assholes who just jump at the fucking chance to jam your feng shui tonka toys down peoples throats whenever you're not sipping on a fucking latte.

more than 4 years ago
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Meet Uzbl — a Web Browser With the Unix Philosophy

DigDuality Re:"The Unix Philosophy" (318 comments)

it has been my experience that everything regarding steep learning curves in *nix, ends up revealing benefits those who never try will never know of. Try explaining to the average windows user how vim is better than notepad vs watching someone learn vim and having their face light up everytime they figure out they can do something very quickly that's impossible in a standard text editor

more than 4 years ago
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NoScript Adds Subscriptions To Adblock Plus

DigDuality Re:Duh it's the money stupid (408 comments)

everything except... i don't know, follow the rules for Mozilla's Addon policy? Everything except act as malware?

more than 5 years ago
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NoScript Adds Subscriptions To Adblock Plus

DigDuality Re:Personally, I couldn't care less. (408 comments)

i'm not so much concerned about what money who makes from what as I am as extensions, without ample notification, acting as malware against other software/extensions i have installed in order to make a buck. I moved to linux long ago b/c i was tired of having to run scans once a week. I switch to FF b/c i prefered a more secure browser (made even more secure by extensions). Now basically, this guy, has managed to get malware in both firefox and linux. Seriously, total douchebag move.

more than 5 years ago
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NoScript adds subscriptions to Adblock Plus

DigDuality Re:Timeline of events (2 comments)

the sheer fact that the noscript dev acted in this fashion is unforgivable. security problems be damned, there will be no more noscript on my site. Since it's gpl'd hopefully someone will fork it from this asshole.

more than 5 years ago
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Lithium in water 'curbs suicide'

DigDuality normally.... (1 comments)

i'd be making some tin foil hat joke at this point but all i'm left with is my jaw dropped.

more than 5 years ago
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IBM About To Buy Sun For $7 Billion

DigDuality Re:"commercial UNIX" (699 comments)

you morons wanted to not be called a pc, and you only whip out the unix card when it suits you for arguement while parading your apple fanboyism everywhere. Just sit down and shut up while grown folk are talking. Go play with your beret or something.

more than 5 years ago
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Look Out, Firefox 3 — IE8 Is Back On Top For Now

DigDuality Re:Best attribute (662 comments)

Exactly. When IE is comes close to the standards compliance that FF, Opera, Safari, Konqueror, Chrome, (the list goes on) has, they can claim to be "better". IE6 renders sites better.

more than 5 years ago
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KDE 4.2 Is Released

DigDuality Finally (488 comments)

KDE 4.x series has reached alpha quality. Good job tards!.

more than 5 years ago
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Obama Picks RIAA's Favorite Lawyer For Top DoJ Post

DigDuality I guess (766 comments)

This was all that "change" those lifer democrats who hailed him as the 2nd Coming were talking about.

more than 5 years ago
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Windows Drops Below 90% Market Share

DigDuality Re:Good news (595 comments)

Good thing popularity doesn't imply quality.

more than 5 years ago

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Pedophilia in Social Media

DigDuality DigDuality writes  |  more than 3 years ago

DigDuality (918867) writes "Media giant Conde Nast owns Reddit.com.. This site has several communities dedicated to a mishmash of pedophilia, hebephilia, and a legal gray area of child pornography. These images are generally created by misguided preteens and teens exploring their sexuality in the information age, then taken by grown adults and collected in these communities in order to sexually exploit them as masturbation aids. Being that there is no nudity, most do not consider these pictures to be pornography.

A campaign has been started to make the case that they are pornography and that Conde Nast and Reddit have a moral obligation to the world to ban communities like this from their websites and to not provide a safe haven for pedophiles and child pornographers to meet up. If this is what they trade in public, what do they trade in private? It also calls out Imgur.com, the site where most of these pictures are hosted, as well as Amazon EC2 Services where Reddit is hosted. Amazon recently delisted an advice book for pedophiles for their online store. If they can delist that, why should they not pressure Conde Nast to keep this pedophile communities off their website?"

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Meet UZBL: A web browser with the Unix Philosophy

DigDuality DigDuality writes  |  more than 4 years ago

DigDuality (918867) writes "Dieter@be over at Arch Linux forums and a release engineer for Arch Linux got inspired by this post. The idea? To create a browser based on the Unix Philosophy: "Write programs that do one thing and do it well, programs that work well together, programs to handle text streams because that is a universal interface", among other points. The result? A low resource fast browser named Uzbl, based off WebKit and passes the Acid3 Test with a perfect score. The browser is controlled (by default) by vim-like keybindings, not too dissimilar from vimperator for Firefox. Things like url changing, loading/saving of bookmarks, saving history, downloads, are handled through external scripts that you write (though the uzbl software does come with some nice scripts for you to use). It fits great in a tiling window manager and plays extremely well with dmenu. The learning curve is a bit steep, but once you get use it to, it's smooth sailing. Not bad for alpha software. Thought built for Arch it has been reporting to work on Ubuntu."
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Citigroup to buy Red Hat

DigDuality DigDuality writes  |  more than 5 years ago

DigDuality (918867) writes "Citigroup said Red Hat Inc, which posted strong quarterly results on Wednesday, is a potential takeover target as the Linux software maker's strategy attracts the attention of larger technology firms.Citigroup and RBC Capital raised their price targets on Red Hat, which also forecast full-year results in line with market estimates."We believe Red Hat is a tempting acquisition target," Citigroup analyst Brent Thill wrote in a note to clients."
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ISPs may back out of RIAA Deal If Press is Bad

DigDuality DigDuality writes  |  more than 5 years ago

DigDuality writes "The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), the lobbying group representing the four largest recording companies, said last month that it had enlisted the help of ISPs as part of a new antipiracy campaign. The RIAA has declined to identify which ISPs or how many. The good news? The half dozen companies (in particular AT&T and Comcast) are "skittish" about negative press and could still back out, said the sources. But as it stands, AT&T and Comcast are among the companies that have indicated they wish to participate in what the RIAA calls a "graduated response program." Bad press may never look so good."
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Gnome Has a Screen Real Estate Problem

DigDuality DigDuality writes  |  more than 5 years ago

DigDuality writes "Ever compare screen space between Gnome and Windows? Or even OS X for that matter. It seems Gnome in almost all areas, Window Manager bars, buttons, font sizes, window borders, panel bars as well as in other areas just eats up a ton of space. If you happen to be the owner of a wide screen you are even more out of luck as Gnome continues to build applications vertically (large buttons, tabs, etc.). This could pose huge usability and productivity losses for new comers and have them running back to their originating OS. Ubuntu's brainstrom is littered with complaints concerning how screen space is simply not properly utilized in default installs (1, 2, 3, 4), though the complaint is with Gnome, not Ubuntu specifically. There are tweaks the end user can do for now, but this is a larger issue that Fedora, Ubuntu, Debian, and Gnome themselves will have sooner or later if they ever wish to truly grab a larger user base."
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Microsoft trying to appeal the Unix Crowd?

DigDuality DigDuality writes  |  more than 6 years ago

DigDuality (918867) writes "With the news that Windows 2008 (recently discussed on Slashdot) will have GUI-less installs and be fully scriptable, that they've opened up their communication protocols for non-commercial usage and are providing a patent covenant (Redhat Responds), and now finally an interesting rumor floating around that Microsoft will be taking on GNU directly. Has Microsoft totally switched gears in how it is approaching the Unix and FOSS sector for direct competition? According to an anonymous email leaked from a Microsoft employee, it seems Microsoft will be developing a framework that will be completely GNU compatible. Microsoft CEO, Steve Ballmer, said on Friday(23 February) that they are aiming to restore a Unix-like environment to its former propriety glory, at the same time, proving that Microsoft is committed to interoperability. Ballmer emphasized that Microsoft's new strategy is to provide users with a complete package, and this includes users who like Unix environments. According to the supposedly leaked email, UNG, which stands for UNG's not GNU is set to be released late 2009 ."
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Show Us the Code made to be silent

DigDuality DigDuality writes  |  more than 7 years ago

DigDuality writes "Show Us the Code, previously featured on Slashdot had an era of silence. May came, the time period alotted for Ballmer's bluff to be called but the site gave no update. Being abandoned since March 23rd the site now explains its silence. After an interview with Dan Lyons got canceled and my place of employment falsely accusing me of representing them to further my own political goals I decided it was best to be able to pay my bills and shut my mouth.

Though, one is glad to see Linus echoing the same sentiments of this site publicly now. Maybe someone already used to the limelight can better cancel out the FUD machine."
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DigDuality DigDuality writes  |  more than 7 years ago

DigDuality writes "Showusthecode.com requesting anyone involved in the Linux communities and companies to stand up and demand that Steve Ballmer show the world where Linux violates Micosoft's intellectual propety. He has been making these claims since the Novell-Microsoft deal. This is a challenge and when answered by May 1st, Linux developers will be able to modify the code so it remains "free" software. If such code doesn't exist, the bluff will be called and many companies can rest soundly. It is calling out for ever leader in the Linux world to stand behind it and give this campaign it's endorsement. If not answered and if the campaign garnishes enough attention, the community and companies behind linux can consider his slience for a bluff being called."
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DigDuality DigDuality writes  |  more than 7 years ago

DigDuality writes "Take a look around the Ubuntu Forums lately and you'll see many installation and various related threads just cropping up with problems. Not just noob problems, but people that are pretty knowledgable about linux, about how to fix things when they break, and they're left clueless with Edgy. I am one of them. I've been a long time Ubuntu fan, and to some regards I still am but I surely don't see them as Linux's saving grace any longer. I can't tell everyone's story, but I can tell my own. And i hope the devs at Ubuntu are listening."

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