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Russia Prepares For Internet War Over Malaysian Jet

EasyTarget Re:It is the fault of.. (503 comments)

Religion and Nationalism are just flip sides of the same coin.

Neither is evil per-say; in fact both can be quite admirable; but they enable evil.

about a month and a half ago
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Russia Prepares For Internet War Over Malaysian Jet

EasyTarget Re:It is the fault of.. (503 comments)

Yeah, my bad. You are on the money there; I should really have said: .. Nationalism: currently the single biggest excuse for evil on this planet.

about a month and a half ago
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Russia Prepares For Internet War Over Malaysian Jet

EasyTarget It is the fault of.. (503 comments)

.. Nationalism: the single biggest source of evil on this planet.

about a month and a half ago
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Qualcomm Takes Down 100+ GitHub Repositories With DMCA Notice

EasyTarget Re:On this 4th of July... (349 comments)

Qualcomm is factually wrong and under the law they can be sued for being wrong by the licensees

Yeah good luck with that.

about 2 months ago
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Following EU Ruling, BBC Article Excluded From Google Searches

EasyTarget Re:Who controls the past... (239 comments)

1984; the instruction manual for our lords and masters.

Google should create a special app/site for takedown requests, and call it 'Winston'.

about 2 months ago
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Following EU Ruling, BBC Article Excluded From Google Searches

EasyTarget Re:Blaming Google (239 comments)

I don't know why the journalist is blaming Google for this ("So why has Google killed this example of my journalism?") when it's obvious they're not doing this voluntarily.

Because the people in charge are terrified of Google, the Internet, and their citizens use of it. So the BBC, kowtowing as usual to power, but still with enough journalistic testicles to make some form of protest, blames Google.. in the hope they can get away with it. Rather than pinning the blame on the corrupt shitpile of lawyers and wonks who forced Google to do this in a desperate attempt to make money the deciding factor in information control and suppression.

about 2 months ago
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Alleged 'Bigfoot' DNA Samples Sequenced, Turn Out To Be Horses, Dogs, and Bears

EasyTarget Re:Myths are socially hilarious (198 comments)

No; the remainder are too fuzzy to show anything clearly; or don't actually show anything inexplicable, but the up-loaders really seriously believe they do.

about 2 months ago
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Fish-Eating Spiders More Common Than Thought

EasyTarget Re:Fish, not Flesh. (39 comments)

I was more thinking of how adding 'flesh eating' to any story makes it more exciting.
'Meat Eating' would be far less interesting, though technically more accurate.

about 2 months ago
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Fish-Eating Spiders More Common Than Thought

EasyTarget Re:Fish, not Flesh. (39 comments)

'Flesh Eating Spiders' would have made this story worth posting.

about 2 months ago
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Intel Confronts a Big Mobile Challenge: Native Compatibility

EasyTarget Re:Intel has no Android phone market share (230 comments)

I think they do that already; filter apps you see via a device compatibility matrix. Or is this only at a crude level to distinguish (say) Tablets from Phones, etc.

about 3 months ago
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Can Google Influence Elections?

EasyTarget Experiment? Science? (138 comments)

Ooooh Epstein; you have so much to learn. Maybe you should Google 'Peer review' etc.

about 4 months ago
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Cuba: US Using New Weapon Against Us -- Spam

EasyTarget Re:if i was in charge of an island nation (139 comments)

And Australia,
Plus pretty much all European states, China, and the rest of Asia, all the old-school Feudal middle eastern western 'allies', and Western/Chinese puppet governments in Africa.

And lets not forget that without net-neutrality the US is hardly providing equal access to any thought not being backed by big money.

about 5 months ago
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Cuba: US Using New Weapon Against Us -- Spam

EasyTarget Re:The sheer volume! (139 comments)

It's 2009, networks were smaller then.

According to this there were just 300k mobiles in Cuba in 2008.

So it was actually an attempt to spam every person with a mobile in Cuba with pro-US propaganda. And it's just one of many such political spammings, and they still continue.

about 5 months ago
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Is the West Building Its Own Iron Curtain?

EasyTarget Re:For everyone who said "what do you have to hide (337 comments)

On the other hand not having that data causes real problems to the whole society.

Yes; in particular it makes it very hard for Hungarian Nazi Wannabees to round everybody up in one go.
I think I can help though; that '100% of gipsies are claiming welfare' figure was shat out of a bigots arse.

about 7 months ago
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Is the West Building Its Own Iron Curtain?

EasyTarget Re:For everyone who said "what do you have to hide (337 comments)

Lots of countries have 100% information sharing with the US.

It's not really sharing, in the traditional form of the word.

More like paying protection money, to be honest. I mean, you might get back something you can use against your political enemies (so long as they are Americas enemies too), but mostly you have to hand it over and not look them in eye; and all the while some thug is poking under your head of sate saying thing like 'this parliament looks a bit old to me, positively a fire hazard really, be a shame if it burned down.. what do you think?'

about 7 months ago
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FreeBSD 10.0 Released

EasyTarget Re:VMware tools included (136 comments)

Do you really need VMWare tools?

Yes.

Things like Gui integrations are fine and handy/essential if you are virtualizing a desktop OS.

But even if setting up a headless virtual server that you never access on the console after sshd is running you should still use them in order to benefit from virtualized disk and network I/O. This can deliver decent speedups if your VM is bottlenecking in that area.

The drivers you want should be in ports, or a precompiled package for all common OS's. If this is not true for your VM system then you should be questioning the VM provider, not the guest OS, about why they are so hard to setup.

about 7 months ago
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Revolutionary Scuba Mask Creates Breathable Oxygen Underwater On Its Own

EasyTarget Re:So what happens to the hydrogen? That's usable. (375 comments)

However it seems like there are significant theoretical barriers to such a device because humans need a lot of O2 and seawater only has 7ppm.

Indeed; fish deal with this by being low metabolism 'cold blooded' creatures. Humans, on the other hand, are mammals with a much higher metabolic rate and correspondingly higher oxygen use to support that.

Every time a sci-fi series has added 'gills' to a human to let them swim underwater I have laughed, the traditional make up for this, three flaps on each side of the neck, would not suffice for a fish.. let alone a human.

about 8 months ago
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Is Earth Weighed Down By Dark Matter?

EasyTarget Re:geostationary GPS satellites (247 comments)

> geostationary GPS satellites

A what now?

Yeah, I had the same thought, if the summary cannot tell the difference between geostationary and lower earth orbits, what hope it there that it gets anything else right?

about 8 months ago
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NSA Says It Foiled Plot To Destroy US Economy Through Malware

EasyTarget Sheesh. (698 comments)

They call themselves the 'intelligence' community, but even that is a lie.

about 8 months ago

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