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Linux Mint 17 KDE Released

Hugonz Re:Updating? (61 comments)

I kicked Debian testing for LMDE and haven't looked back. Love semi rolling.

about a month ago

Linux Mint 17 KDE Released

Hugonz Re:Updating? (61 comments)

No longer, since version 17, all upgrades will be over this LTS, at least until 2019.

about a month ago

$7 USB Stick Aims To Bring Thousands of Poor People Online

Hugonz WOW (201 comments)

WOW, Did they just invent Puppy Linux? pfffffffffffff

about 3 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Practical Alternatives To Systemd?

Hugonz Emacs (533 comments)

RMS must be grinning, Linux has finally implementes Emacs as its startup system.

about 3 months ago

Surge In Litecoin Mining Leads To Graphics Card Shortage

Hugonz Re: An Honest Question (213 comments)

Consider tungsten or platinum, they're theoretical competitors to gold and silver and comparable in their abundance, yet they never took off as currency. Same thing with altcoins: there's history, network effects, etc. The important thing with money is that people think it will be accepted tomorrow.

about 7 months ago

Cory Doctorow Draws the Line On Net Neutrality

Hugonz Statist abuse (381 comments)

"Does anybody else feel like waving a flag after reading this?"

Yes, a black flag in my case.

more than 5 years ago

What Can I Do About Book Pirates?

Hugonz It's changed now (987 comments)

Hi Peter,

The information in books is nonscarce, in that it can be replicated at very little cost. It will be economically infeasible to try to stop distribution. The best way for you to get the upper hand is to come out as the legitimate, moral author of this; publicly and for yourself. You should set up a website and come out with a suggested fee for donations. There are other ideas too, like having previews and/or early releases for subscribers.

Of course you would still charge for the dead-tree book. Take a look at what Stefan Molyneux has been doing at He lives entirely off the donations and subscriptions.

Hope this helps


more than 5 years ago

Are Human Beings Organisms Or Living Ecosystems?

Hugonz Re:Obesity & Bacteria (397 comments)

Vegetarians will need more carbs to stay full...

more than 5 years ago

Visualizing Data Inside the 30-ft Allosphere

Hugonz Cerebro (131 comments)

'nuff said.

more than 5 years ago

Columnist Fired For Reviewing Pirated Movie

Hugonz Re:ha ha (466 comments)

Remember he was employed by the publisher of such content, this is relevant.

more than 5 years ago

Columnist Fired For Reviewing Pirated Movie

Hugonz Re:ha ha (466 comments)

Yes, it is fair use, and that's why he's probably not gonna be prosecuted. But fired, hell yeah the Company will surely and rightfully fire him!

Don't take me wrong. I believe Copyrights and patents are not real property. This has really nothing to do with the legality of downloading and watching The Origins Movie, but with company policy and the internal, private penalties you incur, such as getting fired.

It's like some McDonald's manager praising the Whopper....

more than 5 years ago

Warner Bros. Acquires The Pirate Bay

Hugonz April 1st (348 comments)

nuff said

more than 4 years ago

Feds Demand Prison For Guns N' Roses Uploader

Hugonz Re:Gun Point? (590 comments)

This post is so misleading and so wrong... you managed to put together all the fallacies there are about intellectual property.

Please take a look at this, and start forgetting about the labor theory of value (or property)

more than 5 years ago

New Netbook Offers Detachable Tablet

Hugonz Re:ARM Netbook (209 comments)

Nah, me too. It was about time someone would come out with an ARM netbook.

more than 5 years ago

A Teacher Asking Students To Destroy Notes?

Hugonz IP nuts (931 comments)

Reminds me of the stories about Andrew Galambos. He was nuts about IP, at the point of changing his name because it was the same as his father's.

He's been rightfully forgotten, but if anyone wants to take a peek at how brain-dead this whole IP thing is, here's a famous essay by Harry Browne.

more than 5 years ago


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