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Malaysian Passenger Plane Reportedly Shot Down Over Ukraine

KiloByte Re:Wait for it... (752 comments)

Hmm yeah.. if this was reliable information, we'd have heard more by now.

5 days ago
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Malaysian Passenger Plane Reportedly Shot Down Over Ukraine

KiloByte Re:Wait for it... (752 comments)

It was in the news a couple days ago, reporting a first sighting of 300-400 men in plain (green) uniforms of Russian army. Without distinctions, same as in Crimea.

about a week ago
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Malaysian Passenger Plane Reportedly Shot Down Over Ukraine

KiloByte Re:Ah. (752 comments)

One mr. Osipovich would have a word with you.

about a week ago
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Malaysian Passenger Plane Reportedly Shot Down Over Ukraine

KiloByte Re:Wait for it... (752 comments)

The "rebels" are in a good part active-duty Russian army and special forces personnel with no distinctions, so I wouldn't claim "very little training".

about a week ago
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LibreSSL PRNG Vulnerability Patched

KiloByte Re:Shocked I am! Shocked! (151 comments)

In this case, the same seed was provided. Two copies of the same PRNG are supposed to provide exact same output, I don't see any issue here.

about a week ago
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Marvel's New Thor Will Be a Woman

KiloByte Re:Congratulations? (588 comments)

He went extinct for your sins.

about a week ago
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Massive Job Cuts Are Reportedly Coming For Microsoft Employees

KiloByte Re:Right move (300 comments)

Like, say, N9, which was received wonderfully even with no marketing at all?

about two weeks ago
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Today In Year-based Computer Errors: Draft Notices Sent To Men Born In the 1800s

KiloByte Re:I'm sure both of the affected are rather flatte (205 comments)

This affects what, 3 actual living persons?

But with the usual mess in government records, quite a number of dead souls.

about two weeks ago
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On 4th of July:

KiloByte Re:The 4th of December? (340 comments)

Is that a lame joke or do you just not know what a "baby shower" is?

Actually, I did not know. Looks like it's an extremely dumb name for a party...

Because, you know, if it's named a spade, folks should be able to assume you're talking about a tool or a card suit, right?

about three weeks ago
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IeSF Wants International Game Tournaments Segregated By Sex [Updated]

KiloByte Re:simple fix (221 comments)

I don't watch crap TV shows either. And I'm not aware of a non-crap one.

about three weeks ago
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Goldman Sachs Demands Google Unsend One of Its E-mails

KiloByte Re:Cannot unsend an email (346 comments)

Not in this case. Google did unsend the mail. One more reason to never use a mail provider that's not responsible to you.

about three weeks ago
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Goldman Sachs Demands Google Unsend One of Its E-mails

KiloByte Re:Too late now (346 comments)

No -- according to the updated article, the account hasn't been accessed between the mail was sent and Google breached it to comply with Goldman Sachs' demand.

about three weeks ago
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IeSF Wants International Game Tournaments Segregated By Sex [Updated]

KiloByte Re:simple fix (221 comments)

Does this mean for me all sports are fake?

about three weeks ago
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Overeager Compilers Can Open Security Holes In Your Code

KiloByte Re:old news from decades ago (199 comments)

Or rather, that optimizing compilers can expose bugs in buggy code that weren't revealed by naive translation.

about a month ago
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Wikipedia Forcing Editors To Disclose If They're Paid

KiloByte Re:Dying isn't a metric to be proud of ... (135 comments)

And when it comes to loyalty to their new "allies" after the switch, how would you call shooting at English and American planes trying to help the Warsaw Uprising if they tried to go over Soviet-held territory, not even speaking about refueling there?

Russkies were a third side in the war, their relation to the free world was at most an uneasy truce because of a common enemy.

about a month ago
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Wikipedia Forcing Editors To Disclose If They're Paid

KiloByte Russian internet brigades (135 comments)

And what about Russian or Chinese hordes of biased editors paid by their governments? They plague not only comment section of pretty much any mainstream news website, but also Wikipedia as well. Try for example the WWII article -- it's so full of paeans of praise for the Soviet Union that someone who doesn't know better would take them for heroes who almost single-handedly liberated the world.

about a month ago
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Chinese Gov't Reveals Microsoft's Secret List of Android-Killer Patents

KiloByte Re:When you can't innovate... (140 comments)

Uhm no, the patent system works as designed since day one. The purpose of patents was to extract some money for the rulers (the king at first). When money went to someone else, elected parliaments try to fight that, like in 1624, but whenever they receive some of the money they propagate the problem. It was never about "innovation".

about a month ago

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Wikipedia to censor images

KiloByte KiloByte writes  |  more than 2 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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