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How Ya Gonna Get 'Em Down On the UNIX Farm?

HarrySquatter Re:Stop trying (606 comments)

I wasn't talking about what 'the tools do, under the hood' (dammit, typical windows speak), my point was that your operating system is a black box. dammit there isn't even source code available.

Darwin source code no longer exists? This link no longer works? In an education environment you can also get access to the NT source code. Either way, it's all irrelevant to most programmers even those on Linux.

IOW, windows experts know how to use windows, unix experts know how unix work (and therefore, due to the openness and clarity, a lot more about how their computers work).

So OS X is no longer Unix? No longer bundles all the Unix utilities? No longer uses POSIX?

about 4 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Would You Stop a Debt Collection Scam From Targeting You?

HarrySquatter Re:Solution (497 comments)

He was likely joking, brah.

about 5 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Would You Stop a Debt Collection Scam From Targeting You?

HarrySquatter Re:Ummm... (497 comments)

Then he simply needs to change his number. As I said, why would any overseas company care about the FCC's list?

about 5 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Would You Stop a Debt Collection Scam From Targeting You?

HarrySquatter Ummm... (497 comments)

I'm already on the Do No Call Registry and have filed a complaint with the FTC.

Why would an overseas debt collector care about the Do Not Call list that is only enforceable within the US?

Aside from ditching my landline, changing my number, and/or blowing a whistle into the receiver anytime I actually pick up, are there any real solutions out there? Has anybody had luck with a blacklisting device?"

Can you not simply block international calls? Do you routinely get calls from people overseas that it would matter?

about 5 months ago
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Snowden Says He Took No Secret Files To Russia

HarrySquatter Re:Zero Percent Chance? (220 comments)

That is assuming that he is even telling the truth now after spending a long time lying so that he could get access to the documents.

So no different to how the NSA uses the same tactic to get their people into companies to act as spies and to insert backdoors into said company's software and systems?

about 6 months ago
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BlackBerry Will Sell Itself For $4.7 Billion

HarrySquatter Re:Layoffs? (149 comments)

I am actually.

Oh, you're that guy always manning the glory hole, right?

about 7 months ago
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Possible Collision Between Cube-satellite and Old Space Junk

HarrySquatter Butts and dicks (74 comments)

Fags love butts and dicks.

about a year ago
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Film Studios Send Takedown Notices About Takedown Notices

HarrySquatter Re:Barbara Streisand effect... (197 comments)

Either way Google doesn't have the nearly $400 billion needed to buy the MPAA companies anyway. It's also highly doubtful the shareholders of every company would even agree to the buyout in the first place even if they did.

1 year,14 days
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Film Studios Send Takedown Notices About Takedown Notices

HarrySquatter Re:Google does not have that much cash (197 comments)

Disney has a market cap of $104 billion. NBC Universal is owned by Comcast which is worth $109 billion. Your figures are off by quite a bit.

1 year,14 days
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Film Studios Send Takedown Notices About Takedown Notices

HarrySquatter Re: Barbara Streisand effect... (197 comments)

Yeah because buying controlling stakes in huge public companies that have billions of shares of issued stock is soo easy to do. Oh wait it's not.

1 year,14 days
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Film Studios Send Takedown Notices About Takedown Notices

HarrySquatter Re: Barbara Streisand effect... (197 comments)

The "big boys" are worth $108, $104 and $71 billion. Google doesn't have the cash nor is their stock worth enough to buy them all in a stock swap. This is before the fact that Google isn't just able to purchase these companies because they say so.

1 year,14 days
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Film Studios Send Takedown Notices About Takedown Notices

HarrySquatter Re: Barbara Streisand effect... (197 comments)

To buy one of them would require shareholder approval. Google can't just decide on their own to buy them.

1 year,14 days
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Film Studios Send Takedown Notices About Takedown Notices

HarrySquatter Re: Barbara Streisand effect... (197 comments)

If the *AA's get out of hand, Google could easily just buy the entire industry. Every single one of those companies. With cash. Several times over.

Bullshit. Disney's market cap is ~$104 billion. Comcast has a market cap of ~$108 billion. Viacom has market cap of ~$31 billion. News Corp has a market cap of ~$71 billion. Time Warner has a market cap of ~$54 billion. Finally Sony has a market cap of ~$17 billion. So to purchase all the MPAA member companies they would need ~$385 billion. They don't have that in cash. Let alone "several times over".

1 year,14 days
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Let Them Eat Teslas

HarrySquatter Re:also need to cut fluff and filler from Educatio (461 comments)

It's always funny to hear your illiterate, anti-education rants. Maybe if you had taken some of those "fluff and filler" classes that maybe you could form cogent sentences?

1 year,17 days
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Soyuz Breaks Speed Record To ISS

HarrySquatter Re:Encryption? (58 comments)

It's a "joke".

1 year,18 days

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Emacs distributions are not GPL-compliant

HarrySquatter HarrySquatter writes  |  more than 2 years ago

HarrySquatter (1698416) writes "It appears that Emacs versions 23.2 and 23.3 have violated the GPL by not including full source code to all bison generated parsers. In response to this Richard Stallman says:

"We have made a very bad mistake. Anyone redistributing those versions is violating the GPL, through no fault of his own.

We need to fix those releases retroactively (or else delete them), and we need to do it right away.

I see two quick ways to fix them: to delete the compiled files, or to add the sources they are made from.""

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