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Could Maroney Be Prosecuted For Her Own Hacked Pictures?

Errol backfiring Re:losing your rights (274 comments)

who is the victim?

The sacred economy!

about two weeks ago
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China Worried About Terrorist Pigeons

Errol backfiring Re:Avian carriers (92 comments)

Indeed. The Chinese authorities should have shaved the pigeon's heads, like the Romans did (important messages were tattooed on a slave's head, and a week or so later it was overgrown enough to send him on his way).

about three weeks ago
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Why did Microsoft skip Windows 9?

Errol backfiring Re:So they can call it Windows X (399 comments)

Does that mean they will finally support the X protocol? Maybe even over SSH?

about three weeks ago
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Microsoft's Asimov System To Monitor Users' Machines In Real Time

Errol backfiring Re:just ask anyone! (269 comments)

Does it reboot to Linux if you use your middle finger?

about three weeks ago
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Microsoft's Asimov System To Monitor Users' Machines In Real Time

Errol backfiring Re:Start menu usage dropped in lieu of what? (269 comments)

No need to pin. After some net searching, you can find how to add a launch bar to win7 as well. Many disabled features can be re-enabled on win7, but it takes a hell of a long time to find and do it.

about three weeks ago
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Analyzing Silk Road 2.0

Errol backfiring Re:Dollars mean nothing (68 comments)

No, but dollars don't say anything. Weight or volume or things like "enough to ensure world peace by getting each soldier world-wide high for 20 years" are more descriptive.

about three weeks ago
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Analyzing Silk Road 2.0

Errol backfiring Dollars mean nothing (68 comments)

The price is only so high because these drugs are illegal. I can't see the page (slashdotted?), but chances are that these drugs would not even be worthwhile to sell if the price was not driven up by making them illegal.

about three weeks ago
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EU Gives Google Privacy Policy Suggestions About Data Protection

Errol backfiring Re:Personalized privacy policies? (42 comments)

13. Shared data. anyone lured to our servers agrees by uploading personal data to Google cloud that any dick pics are both hackable and for sale to the highest bidder.

There, fixed that for you. You don't have to be a subscriber to be stalked by Google. There's no consent. Google is the major company that made internet browsing without adblockers downright impossible.

about three weeks ago
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Now That It's Private, Dell Targets High-End PCs, Tablets

Errol backfiring Wall Street is like Regular Expressions (167 comments)

If you take your company to the vultures of Wall Street, you find that you have created an extra problem.

about a month ago
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Hundreds of Thousands Turn Out For People's Climate March In New York City

Errol backfiring Re:Just in time for another record cold winter (200 comments)

"Global warming" quickly got replaced with "Global weirding". Not all places on the world heat up, but the extremes get a lot more extreme, so some parts have now droughts for years, other places get flooded, permafrost areas thaw, etc.

about a month ago
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The Myths and Realities of Synthetic Bioweapons

Errol backfiring Still not easy (36 comments)

IT would probably be easier, bot not exactly easy. Off course, terrorists could "cook up a weapon" as they need it, and if they can use suicidal people to do that for them, they have a severe advantage to military forces. Making such weapons is hard, but storing them is also quite hard. So if you use someone else to make it for you, these weapons are useless unless you use them immediately.

about a month ago
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New Details About NSA's Exhaustive Search of Edward Snowden's Emails

Errol backfiring Re:He swore? (200 comments)

If figures. When I swear it usually shows my true feelings of that moment. And when I would find such a disrespect of human rights and the constitution, I would swear as hell.

about a month ago
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Treasure Map: NSA, GCHQ Work On Real-Time "Google Earth" Internet Observation

Errol backfiring Consider it done (267 comments)

Oh we already have enough random data in the pipe: facebook, twitter and youtube.

about a month ago
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Unpopular Programming Languages That Are Still Lucrative

Errol backfiring Re:COBOL and FORTRAN (387 comments)

In pieces. The database or whatever storage is used could be a good starting point to abstract. See How to Ride a Dinosaur.

about a month ago
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Unpopular Programming Languages That Are Still Lucrative

Errol backfiring Re:COBOL and FORTRAN (387 comments)

I would not replace it with something new, but migrate it to something maintainable.

you know the mantra:

  • If it ain't broke, maintain it
  • If it's broke, either repair it or discard it
  • If it's beyond maintenance, it's definitely broke

The fact that it is a core business system does not provide an excuse, it makes it even worse.

about a month ago
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Dirty Diapers Used To Grow Mushrooms

Errol backfiring Re:No surprise, but a bad idea (97 comments)

You'd be surprised. My compost toilet is a "collector" type, so it is basically a bin with a toilet seat on top (see http://www.thingiverse.com/thi... ) and it must be emptied on a compost pile. So the composting should take place outside the toilet itself. However, the composting process already starts in the toilet and hardly needs any mass at all. It just needs rest and the right ingredients.

about a month ago
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Unpopular Programming Languages That Are Still Lucrative

Errol backfiring Re:COBOL and FORTRAN (387 comments)

, but he was also getting paid something like 4-5x his previous salary as a consultant to maintain the systems he used to simply because there wasn't anybody else on the planet who knew it.

Wow, that is an extremely expensive mistake. He's bound to take his final breath at the least convenient moment. In fact, the later the less convenient. If you rely on tools that much and have no control over it, you have a very dangerous business.

about a month and a half ago
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Dirty Diapers Used To Grow Mushrooms

Errol backfiring Re:No surprise, but a bad idea (97 comments)

Nothing new. If you have a compost toilet, you will have encountered spontaneous mushroom growth on your compost pile often enough. Also edible ones, like inkcaps. There is nothing against seeding it with a known mushroom kind. When you do that for your own household, you will know what diseases you have, and you get them anyway or are already resistant to them. Also know that the compost process kills any disease over time, and most diseases within days.

But I would never add a plastic, chemically poisoned diaper to my compost pile. Most modern diapers are chemical waste and need to be processed as such.

about a month and a half ago

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In the Netherlands, criticising the money system is not allowed

Errol backfiring Errol backfiring writes  |  1 year,9 days

Errol backfiring (1280012) writes "The organization OnsGeld.nu ("our money dot now") has been denied a payment account for receiving donations (in Dutch) (Google translation in English) because they want to reform the money system. They want to inform the public about what they think is wrong with our money system and push for changing the law towards full-reserve banking. They are not against banks, just against how banking is performed.

After they called the payment provider to explain that they are not against banks, but against the way banking is legally allowed to be done, and that they are striving to get the banking law changed, they were informed that pushing for change in money politics is not acceptable."
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Dutch providers do not need to block Pirate Bay

Errol backfiring Errol backfiring writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Errol backfiring (1280012) writes "The judge thinks that Brein (a dutch "intellectual property" group) should go after individual customers, not after the internet service providers.
(article link in dutch). This decision is not final.

Brein had sued the provider Ziggo, and the provider XS4ALL has joined them on principal grounds. The verdict (PDF, dutch) can be found at https://www.xs4all.nl/nieuws/pdf/Vonnis_kort_geding190710.pdf"

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Romanic vs Germanic property and religion

Errol backfiring Errol backfiring writes  |  about 4 years ago

While I am searching for types of properrty and its history, I have found a few references that the transition from catholic to protestant religion has also brought a change from germanic property ("clan" property, property that means responsibility) to romanic property ("if I own it I can do with it what I want, even if it hurts others").

the problem is that I cannot see any sense in it. Why would protestants see property different from catholics? If anyone out there is reading this and can give some insight, please post a comment.

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