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Doubling Saturated Fat In Diet Does Not Increase It In Blood

KiloByte What about a low-food diet? (251 comments)

You want to lose weight? Stop stuffing your pie hole.

Both of these diet fads, low-carb and low-fat, fail at providing balanced food intake. An unhealthy diet can make you lose weight fast, but that's not a good idea.

5 days ago
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US Marshals Auctioning $20M Worth of Silk Road's Bitcoins

KiloByte Re:What a moron! (119 comments)

He had 20 mil worth of Bitcoins? He should have sold them all himself and then fled the country.

Unlike the US marshals, Dread Pirate Roberts has a sense of decency.

about two weeks ago
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Tor Eyes Crowdfunding Campaign To Upgrade Its Hidden Services

KiloByte Separate the hidden service from the tor daemon (106 comments)

Rule #1 that should be enforced: contrary to all popular docs, the hidden service should never, ever, be on the same logical machine as the tor daemon. The latter needs connectivity to arbitrary IPs, which means as soon as any part of the service is pwned -- or just sports a data leak -- the bad guys can learn who you are. If the hidden service machine doesn't know its IP nor other kinds of data that can be used to identify it, it can't leak that.

This won't avoid traffic analysis, but (most likely) the majority of hidden service breaches so far has been done by exploiting some bug in a http daemon and making it query http://home.spooks.gov/ outside tor.

about two weeks ago
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Joey Hess Resigns From Debian

KiloByte Re:Gnome3, systemd etc. (450 comments)

The GR doesn't override the TC decision, it enhances it.

The CTTE decision said "systemd is the default init for jessie", without saying whether non-defaults are to be supported or dropped. This is the part the GR is for.

about three weeks ago
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Joey Hess Resigns From Debian

KiloByte Re:Gnome3, systemd etc. (450 comments)

So these days daring to use the means the constitution provides is called "abuse"? Interesting...

With that logic, trying to use the 1st, 2nd or 4th amendment to the US constitution means you're a terrorist, right?

about three weeks ago
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Discovery Claims It Will Show a Man Being "Eaten Alive" By an Anaconda

KiloByte Re:PETA (164 comments)

So you're going to go mass-murdering cats and dogs too? (Intentionally using the wrong word between "murder" and kill", to follow your idols.)

about three weeks ago
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Gates Donates $500M+ To Fight Malaria and Other Diseases

KiloByte Re:How long will it take slashdot to spin this? (106 comments)

The only shady thing here are claims by the pro-mutilation party that it somehow reduces the risk of transmitting AIDS. The only study that shown this result was Camp Orange, and it: 1. was ran by a group funded by MGM proponents, 2. has multiple claims of scientific misconduct pointed against it, 3. contradicts actually peer-reviewed studies, 4. included the time of recovery from the surgery within study time (a man with a penis in pain isn't exactly going to conduct in sexual contact), 5. gave sexual education to only one of the groups (during the surgery), and 6. destroyed the control group, making any further study on those people impossible.

about three weeks ago
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Trisquel 7 Released

KiloByte Re:Fallback was GNOME 2, now it's Flashback (39 comments)

llvmpipe is i386 amd64 only, though. In addition with Gnome's 3D not working with almost any graphics drivers other than Intel, Nvidia and Radeon, this means in practice that Gnome3 is x86-only after they dropped Fallback.

about three weeks ago
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Gates Donates $500M+ To Fight Malaria and Other Diseases

KiloByte Re:How long will it take slashdot to spin this? (106 comments)

Even his "charity" can be bloody and harmful. The guy put $50M for a campaign to promote genital mutilation.

about three weeks ago
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In this year's US mid-term elections ...

KiloByte Re:systemd (551 comments)

Yes, but only DDs are eligible to vote.

about three weeks ago
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Disney Patents a Piracy Free Search Engine

KiloByte Re:Actually no... (164 comments)

And how exactly will it tell the original author vs a megacorp that stolen the artwork (basically the only case of copyright theft as it deprives the author of his work rather than just potential revenue)?

Something tells me it will declare the latter as "authentic"...

about three weeks ago
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Qualcomm Begins Contributing To Reverse-Engineered Freedreno Linux Driver

KiloByte Re:Someone in the know please explain (19 comments)

I don't use my Odroid U2 as the primary desktop only because it can't do multi-head.

Perfectly silent, has enough oomph to run a modern browser, can ssh/ssh -X/vnc/etc to machines used for work just the same as the big noisy clunker I got under my desk. Only difference, big compiles will be done when sshed.

about a month ago
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Google To Disable Fallback To SSL 3.0 In Chrome 39 and Remove In Chrome 40

KiloByte Re:Pros and Cons (70 comments)

For Windows only on Nov 25, but on Linux SSL3 has been disabled for some time. In Debian since Oct 18.

about a month ago
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Michigan Latest State To Ban Direct Tesla Sales

KiloByte Re:Great Job (256 comments)

If America was brave, terror wouldn't be the primary focus of the government.

about a month ago
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Hungary To Tax Internet Traffic

KiloByte Re:Nah, this is just stage 1 (324 comments)

Orban's regime borders on fascism, I wouldn't call it a democracy. His policies are a lot closer to those of Putin rather than classical fascism, though.

about a month ago
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Friendly Reminder: Do Not Place Your iPhone In a Microwave

KiloByte Re: Trolls are bad people (240 comments)

which fork to use during which course during a fancy dinner

Whichever fork does the job. Any smart person will realize using fork X only for dish Y is an old fad.

about 2 months ago
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Europeans Came From Three Ancestry Groupings

KiloByte Not only in Midgard (85 comments)

We know that warlike once-nomadic Aesir mingled with settled farmer Vanir.

Which speaks heaps about their worshippers.

about 2 months ago
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Torvalds: No Opinion On Systemd

KiloByte Re:Simple set of pipelined utilties! (385 comments)

It's not rebranding -- it'd be like calling your home an El-Gaz because you got central heating from El-Gaz.

The kernel is just one of many components -- and not even an irreplaceable one (Debian kfreebsd for example).

about 2 months ago

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Wikipedia to censor images

KiloByte KiloByte writes  |  more than 3 years ago

KiloByte (825081) writes "To appease "morality" watchdogs, Wikipedia is contemplating introducing a censorship feature, where images are marked as containing sexual references, nudity, "mass graves", and so on. At least in the initial implementation, it is supposed to be "opt-in". However, with such precedents as UK censoring artistic nudity, Turkey censoring references to the Armenian genocide or China to the Tianenmen massacre (note that any sensitive photos like the Tank Man are already absent!), I find it quite hard to believe this feature won't be mandatory for groups of readers — be it thanks to an oppressive government, their ISP or school."
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