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Ask Slashdot: Aging and Orphan Open Source Projects?

JackieBrown Re:Options... (139 comments)

They are know for killing their projects and services but they typically provide a lot of time when they decide to do this.

yesterday
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As Prison Population Sinks, Jails Are a Steal

JackieBrown Re:Won't anyone think of the corporations? (407 comments)

Part of capitalism is letting businesses fail as well as succeed.

This is part of the circle along with all the unemployment that this will bring (based on my anecdotal experiences, guards will have a harder time trying to be rehabilitated to work well with people and "customers" - particularly the kind of customer that can report them without having to risk getting beaten to a pulp for being a snitch.)

5 days ago
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Dropbox Wasn't Hacked, Says Leaked Credentials Are From Unrelated Services

JackieBrown Re:Don't reuse passwords, folks. (29 comments)

Yep - for dropbox I use ""password-dropbox"

about a week ago
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Google Rejects 58% of "Right To Be Forgotten" Requests

JackieBrown Re:Reasonable (144 comments)

They'd rather attack an American company than look in the mirror.

about two weeks ago
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Google Rejects 58% of "Right To Be Forgotten" Requests

JackieBrown Re:Reasonable (144 comments)

If you are violating an unjust law, then why would you want to hide the fact that you were standing up for your rights? I'm assuming by the time you are considered a criminal, you are already known by the authorities.

about two weeks ago
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Microsoft On US Immigration: It's Our Way Or the Canadian Highway

JackieBrown Re:Fine! (365 comments)

That's the problem with liberals like Gates. They are very good at telling others how to be responsible citizens but consider themselves exempt from that

about a month ago
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Debian Switching Back To GNOME As the Default Desktop

JackieBrown Re:How many of you are still using Gnome? (403 comments)

I'm the same way. I used to love KDE - would compile it every night in the early 4x days. I still love it, it's just not necessary for me.

These days, I pretty much use only use a browser, a terminal (for ssh), and a file manager so the desktop doesn't really matter to me.

about a month ago
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KDE's UI To Bend Toward Simplicity

JackieBrown Re:Some criticism (184 comments)

We have an it got like that as well. Always at the pretty ladies desk fixing stuff and refusing to show them how to fix it themselves so they need him.

about a month ago
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An Open Source Pitfall? Mozilla Labs Closed, Quietly

JackieBrown Re:Slight difference (112 comments)

Exactly - if it took 9 months to notice it closed down, it probably wasn't that used.

about a month ago
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Why Atheists Need Captain Kirk

JackieBrown Re:illogical captain (937 comments)

Religion alows the ignorant to think what they do is for God, therefore it's OK.

you can replace religion with school or government. There is a Simpson's quote for that

about a month ago
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Funding Tech For Government, Instead of Tech For Industry

JackieBrown Re:Good Luck With That (64 comments)

Maybe it can be run by the corrupt social security or Medicare people instead, right?

about a month ago
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Canon Printer Hacked To Run Doom Video Game

JackieBrown Re:Sigh. (92 comments)

I come here more for the comments than expecting breaking news.

about a month ago
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Why Atheists Need Captain Kirk

JackieBrown Re:illogical captain (937 comments)

You are trying to force stopping what has already happened. You are asking that government assets that have already been built be destroyed

about a month ago
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Why Atheists Need Captain Kirk

JackieBrown Re:Atheism offers no values - you have to add them (937 comments)

The nazis were not mainly Christians. The Germans at the time were. This might startle you but the majority of Germans weren't nazis, either.

Additionally, it's a nice trick to give atheist countries a pass on atrocities while holding Christian countries responsible

about a month ago
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Why Atheists Need Captain Kirk

JackieBrown Re:Atheism offers no values - you have to add them (937 comments)

All the posts below you from atheists seem to disagree.

The thing is that not all atheists believe the same things just like not all Christians believe the same thing

about a month ago
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Why Atheists Need Captain Kirk

JackieBrown Re:That is very correct (937 comments)

The real question is: Is there a word for people who "Could care less if there is a god"

agnostic?

about a month ago

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Time Warner customers may lose FOX channels

JackieBrown JackieBrown writes  |  more than 4 years ago

JackieBrown writes "FOX is trying to raise fees for cable companies and is threatening to drop Time Warner if Time Warner does not agree to pay more fees to air FOX's stations.

Come January 1st, we may lose FOX and FX as well as some FOX sports channels.

Time Warner has a site up where you can enter your zipcode to see if this will affect you. http://www.rolloverorgettough.com/

Time Warner is using Hulu as as an example of the value on network TV. I am surprise they use this argument as Hulu seems to devalue Cable TV more than devalue the network itself."

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White House collects user data without notice

JackieBrown JackieBrown writes  |  more than 5 years ago

JackieBrown writes "

The White House is collecting and storing comments and videos placed on its social-networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube without notifying or asking the consent of the site users, a failure that appears to run counter to President Obama's promise of a transparent government and his pledge to protect privacy on the Internet.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/sep/16/obama-wh-collects-web-users-data/"

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Another forum attacked

JackieBrown JackieBrown writes  |  more than 5 years ago

JackieBrown writes "Today, many of us received emails advertising some website (I won't name it because I don't want to reward them.) The strange part was the spam came came from one of the admins. When visiting the site, the admins announced that the problem was being worked on and were trying to determine if someone just use brute force to crack the password. Apparently there where bigger problems. forums.debian.net now redirects to the Debian mailing list with this message http://lists.debian.org/debian-project/2009/04/msg00056.html

This afternoon DSA received reports that forums.debian.net might have been compromised: registered users had been email spammed from the forums software. forums.debian.net has therefore been disabled.

There are many forums out there, but this one has been around for more than five years and was usually considered the closest thing that Debian had for an "official" forum. It was a place frequented by new users and Debian developers alike."

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