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Piracy Police Chief Calls For State Interference To Stop Internet "Anarchy"

DivineKnight Re:What's really scarry (302 comments)

The less you know, the easier it is to fantasize the implementation.

Which reminds me. NASA, what's taking you so long to colonize Venus? It's right there! Have it done by next Tuesday, or I'm going to vote to have your budget slashed.

about three weeks ago
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Piracy Police Chief Calls For State Interference To Stop Internet "Anarchy"

DivineKnight Re:Anarchy??? (302 comments)

He's a police officer...he doesn't understand any kind of design other than an Authoritarian hierarchy. You can tell him how the internet works, and he won't believe you...or he'll look at the DNS servers, see the hierarchy there, and claim that it is hierarchical after all. He's spent his entire life fighting against 'Anarchy' (watchword), and he'll be damned if he'll let it exist once he's discovered a 'nest' of it.

He's off in his own little world, fighting a war against tilting windmills...

about three weeks ago
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Piracy Police Chief Calls For State Interference To Stop Internet "Anarchy"

DivineKnight Re:lol (302 comments)

Agreed. The man has zero understanding of how the internet works...he might as well have said "let's all meet together on Sunday with our flying rainbow pegasuses." And it's painfully obvious...to the point where I am running out of facepalms for this year...I just can't handle the stupid. Obnoxious third-parties spitballing bad ideas at hundreds of miles per hour starts to add up...IT doesn't get paid to do their own job anymore, let alone put up with this political shit.

The next time some moron gets up to talk about 'fixing duh Interwebs,' I vote we trap 'em in a room with a router, with their release contingent upon successfully configuring it. I'll even be kind and leave the manual in there so they'll have something to read.

about three weeks ago
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Miss a Payment? Your Car Stops Running

DivineKnight Re:Uhhh (907 comments)

As is the use of debtor prisons.

about a month ago
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Miss a Payment? Your Car Stops Running

DivineKnight Re:Uhhh (907 comments)

It is.

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

DivineKnight Cinnamon (403 comments)

Come, join us, Cinnamon is what you want.

about a month ago
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Microsoft Lays Off 2,100, Axes Silicon Valley Research

DivineKnight Re:Solution: Financial Independence (109 comments)

Nada. We're in the middle of some of the worst right now. There's a piece up somewhere...can't remember if the link was on fark, gawker, or vice...but they gave a decent explanation of things are being run today (look for the Olive Garden piece) -> there is zero interest is keeping these companies alive, now it's about stripping them of their assets, and getting them to pay a hefty dividend. Feel me? Microsoft today is not the Microsoft of yesterday; Microsoft of yesterday made software; Microsoft of today is a corporate giant that could cut all of its employees, sell off then lease the buildings it currently occupies, sell off its name in certain areas (Microsoft ice cream, etc.), and so on. It's going to die only after it's been pimped out to every piece of gutter trash that the Street can find. And it's brain? Completely controlled by people with the worst intentions for it. It's like one of those zombified snails.

about a month ago
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Apple's "Warrant Canary" Has Died

DivineKnight Re:There is no "almost impossible" (236 comments)

And that's why I use throwaway / random passwords...authorize once, throwaway if it needs to reauthenticate. I can't give them what I don't know. ;-)

about a month ago
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Apple's "Warrant Canary" Has Died

DivineKnight Re:Naughty Obama wants to see you naked. (236 comments)

I'm sure he does, but like everyone else, if he wants to see tits, he has to pay (am I am not talking about the people lending him the binoculars).

about a month ago
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Oculus Rift CEO Says Classrooms of the Future Will Be In VR Goggles

DivineKnight Right... (182 comments)

"Oculus Rift CEO Says Classrooms of the Future Will Be In VR Goggles"...and people will live out their lives in self-contained tubes.

I swear, when some of these CEOs talk about new technologies for education, you can hear the line from The Hudsucker Proxy in the background ("You know...for kids!").

"we can have relationships and communication that are just as good as the real classroom" -> *facepalms* Drop the Web 2.0 'Social Media' bullshit. "It's a social thing, where you communicate with other people, doing other social things, kind of like a party or something, but using our technology!" -> Someone please kill me, it's the same story every single time. Why not just promote the damn VR stuff for what it can do that RL (real life) can't do? Displaying stuff that can't fit into a classroom, like a tesseract. You have this great technology which can be used to push the boundary of what students are exposed to these days, and these jokers want to use it for a glorified chatroom. Gah!

about a month ago
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BBC: ISPs Should Assume VPN Users Are Pirates

DivineKnight Re:So if I... (363 comments)

Indeed. Looks like the BBC has derped a little too hard recently.

But let's be honest, the endless assault on IT has been ongoing for some time. 'Cloud services,' 'NSA firmware,' 'H1B personnel,' etc., etc. Government / business isn't done until the internet won't run.

Here's to hoping that there's a planet out there that doesn't suffer from this insanity.

about a month and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Do You Wish You'd Known Starting Out As a Programmer?

DivineKnight Bits and Bytes (548 comments)

Sometimes doing things the insane way is the sanest method available.

Let me explain:

A new programmer will look for a method to transform one object to another another; a new programmer will write a method to transform some bytes into some other bytes.

A (slightly more seasoned) programmer will realize that even though you are using a higher-level language, someone inevitably said "f*ck it" at some point, and built byte arrays[] and so on into the various namespaces / classes, and that it's more of a search for the right namespace than inventing the wheel for the 5000th time. From the usual 'sane' standpoint, resorting the byte[] arrays in a high level language kind of defeats the purpose of using a high level language, and yet, somehow, between the hours of 1-3 AM, it makes perfect sense for a high level language to be filled with all these nitty gritty options.

about 2 months ago
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Operating Systems Still Matter In a Containerized World

DivineKnight Re:People seem to be forgetting what a server is (129 comments)

More along the lines of "they never knew what a server was, and would artfully dodge your phone calls, elevator meetings, and eye contact to avoid accidentally imbibing any knowledge that might furnish them with this understanding; all they know is that the slick salesman with the nice sports car and itemized billing said they'd magically do everything from their end and never bother them, and they believed them."

about 2 months ago
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Operating Systems Still Matter In a Containerized World

DivineKnight Re:Of Course They Do! (129 comments)

I can't wait for programmers, sometime in 2020, to rediscover the performance boost they receive running an OS on 'bare metal'...

about 2 months ago
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Operating Systems Still Matter In a Containerized World

DivineKnight Re:wow (129 comments)

See it with me: one day, we will have clouds inside clouds!

about 2 months ago
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DARPA Uses Preteen Gamers To Beta Test Tomorrow's Military Software

DivineKnight Re:Ender's Game (84 comments)

There will always be another war, another enemy; it seems that mankind keeps track of its history this way, from who we were at war with last, to whom we are currently at war with, and whom we will be at war with tomorrow.

about 2 months ago
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Can Our Computers Continue To Get Smaller and More Powerful?

DivineKnight Re:Obvious (151 comments)

Nonsense. We'll start making things out of quarks then.

EE, CE, SE, CS, and Physics majors of the future will stare into the void that is sub-atomic computing, and see something staring back at them.

about 2 months ago

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