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GCHQ Created Spoofed LinkedIn and Slashdot Sites To Serve Malware

Edzilla2000 Re:Rogue governments !! (335 comments)

Yeah, they own and operate the transport to get there, that doesn't make the station russian...

about 9 months ago
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GCHQ Created Spoofed LinkedIn and Slashdot Sites To Serve Malware

Edzilla2000 Re:Rogue governments !! (335 comments)

The US, Russia, and pretty much all the key members of the European Union, at the very least. China probably, and I would say India as well. That makes it pretty international, and not "Russian"...

about 9 months ago
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GCHQ Created Spoofed LinkedIn and Slashdot Sites To Serve Malware

Edzilla2000 Re:Rogue governments !! (335 comments)

Look up the acronym. Hint: the first word is "International"

about 9 months ago
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Ubuntu Edge Smartphone Funding Trends Low

Edzilla2000 Re:Looks nice; way too expensive (251 comments)

The Nexus 4 is sold at near loss by google.
When sold by LG, its manufacturer, in Europe, it goes for exactly the same price as all the other smartphones, which is more expensive than the $600 I paid to support the Edge...

1 year,24 days
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USA Calling For the Extradition of Snowden

Edzilla2000 Re:Someone start a defense fund (955 comments)

The fact that the program is actually not even really that bad just makes his future problems seem like a case of unloading a firearm into his foot for no good reason.

So, spying on every single communication in the US is "not really that bad"? So what kind of program would be bad?

about a year ago
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Btcd - a Bitcoind Alternative Written In Go!

Edzilla2000 Re:This is good for Bitcoin (150 comments)

Actually, in Greece, they use the Euro, so... Their money has not lost value...

about a year ago
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Bitcoin Exchange Mt.Gox Suffers Serious Attack, Instawallet Offline

Edzilla2000 Re:Is it? (388 comments)

I think you need to read the summary again. They are talking about TWO different sites...

about a year ago
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Creationist Bets $10k In Proposed Literal Interpretation of Genesis Debate

Edzilla2000 Re:Easy... (1121 comments)

How does thinking they are believing something stupid not mean you think less of them because of it?

about a year ago
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$100 Million Student Database Worries Parents

Edzilla2000 Re:Strongly Disagree (250 comments)

I was not asking for anecdotal evidence, but for statistics, or at least the beginning of a credible number...

about a year and a half ago
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$100 Million Student Database Worries Parents

Edzilla2000 Re:Strongly Disagree (250 comments)

So, because most teachers don't have a degree in the subject they are teaching (do you have statistics on that highly precise number?), you think a parent, who most likely hasn't seen a classroom in the last 10 years (at the very least) and hasn't read anything on the subject taught in 20 could do better?

I have had my share of bad teachers, but there were definitely a lot more good teachers than bad ones, and pretty much none that simply "read the textbooks" to me...

I was pretty good in school, I have a history of very grades all through my education, most people would tell you I would make a very good teacher, but there's no way I could possibly teach all the subject in a child's program.

How many homeschooled kids have actually become scientists, in the last 20 years, for instance?

about a year and a half ago
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$100 Million Student Database Worries Parents

Edzilla2000 Re:Strongly Disagree (250 comments)

Yeah, because obviously most parents can teach all the subjects in school as well as specialized school teachers...

Hint: how many teachers do you know that have taught more than 2 subjects?

about a year and a half ago
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Austrian Blank Media Tax May Expand To Include Cloud Storage

Edzilla2000 Re:Double dipping (129 comments)

True, but I paid for the song, then I paid for the 3 or 4 storage medium that I use to store that file I already paid for.
Once again, as with DRM or unskippable ads, only the people who actually respect the law get the bad treatment. The rest of us buy our media in the countries where such a tax doesn't exist (Luxemburg, Andorra...)

about a year and a half ago
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Text Message Spammer Wants FCC To Declare Spam Filters Illegal

Edzilla2000 Re:What's next? (338 comments)

Surely the simplest solutions is for the FCC to drop the filing?

about a year and a half ago
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Austrian Blank Media Tax May Expand To Include Cloud Storage

Edzilla2000 Re:Double dipping (129 comments)

Actually, in Europe, in most of the countries (but not all), you pay a tax on every single storage media that's called "private copy tax".

It's supposed to compensate artists for the loss incurred because of people LEGALLY copying their music (and not because of piracy, as that would be taxing an illegal practice, which is... illegal)

It includes cd's or dvd's, but also hard drives, phones (even dumb phones with a few megs of storage...), ipods...

In practice, it means that you get taxed when:

- You buy a song, and store in on your ipod : you pay

- you then transfer that song to your hard drive: you pay

- then you decide to copy it on your phone: you pay

The list could go on and on...

about a year and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: Will You Shop Local Like President Obama, Or Online?

Edzilla2000 Re:"Follow the president's lead"? (430 comments)

Most of the books amazon recommends to me, I end up liking.

about a year and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: Will You Shop Local Like President Obama, Or Online?

Edzilla2000 Re:Thanks Prez! (430 comments)

Actually, part-time is not really popular nor practiced over here...

about a year and a half ago
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OpenOffice Is Now, Officially, Apache OpenOffice

Edzilla2000 Re:The problem with FOSS office suites (266 comments)

Word 2007 is perfectly capable of reading and editing .doc documents, and as far as I know, Openoffice can read and edit both .doc and .docx.

Your objection is a non issue.

about 2 years ago
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Three-Strikes Copyright Law In NZ Halves Infringement

Edzilla2000 Re:Yeah na bro (202 comments)

While bullets related hospitalization and deaths augmented markedly...

more than 2 years ago
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New Analysis Shows Dinosaurs Not As Heavy As Previously Believed.

Edzilla2000 Re:Elephant metric system (155 comments)

And as far as I know, even in the US, for science related things, you use SI units.

more than 2 years ago

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