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French Publishers Prepare Lawsuit Against Adblock Plus

Knightman Re:Doesn't matter even if the publishers win... (698 comments)

That's why you should block the javascript responsible for loading the ads too. Usually this is accomplished by blocking all requests to the ad-agencies servers which stops the page from sideloading the scripts.

about two weeks ago
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French Publishers Prepare Lawsuit Against Adblock Plus

Knightman Re:Doesn't matter even if the publishers win... (698 comments)

Also, ad-heavy sites takes forever to load because the infrastructure supplying the ads sucks. On top of that the ad-agencies are using quite invasive tracking coupled with all the social network connectors that now are more or less standard on every site.

about two weeks ago
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Some Virgin Galactic Customers Demand Money Back

Knightman Re:Who pays for TSB investigation (165 comments)

So if for example Boeing crashed an experimental prototype business jet, NTSB wouldn't need to be involved since Boeing is a for profit company and only rich people and companies would eventually buy the plane? Is that what you are saying?

Since FAA issued a license for the plane in question NTSB has to investigate the accident, and if the NTSB finds that the plane is unsafe they can recommend the FAA to rescind the license. Thats why NTSB is involved, it has nothing to do with "rich peoples hobbies".

about a month and a half ago
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Debate Over Systemd Exposes the Two Factions Tugging At Modern-day Linux

Knightman Re:Are you sure? (863 comments)

Just because a vendor choose to use something it doesn't mean their users are overwhelmingly supporting it. Usually it just means the users are stuck with the vendors choice.

about 2 months ago
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Systemd Adding Its Own Console To Linux Systems

Knightman X-mas 2016 (774 comments)

X-mas 2016 edition of SystemD:
- now with built in kitchen sink, linux kernel not needed.

about 2 months ago
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US Says It Can Hack Foreign Servers Without Warrants

Knightman Re:What about overseas servers of US companies? (335 comments)

Companies usually have a horde of lawyers, a private citizen is lucky if he can afford just one lawyer for a limited time.

Guess who's right the government disregards.

about 2 months ago
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Microsoft Shutting Down MSN Messenger After 15 Years of Service

Knightman Re:I guess I'll just (127 comments)

I believe ICB (Internet Citizen's Band) preceded IRC with 2 years although ICB was called Fn (Forumnet) in the beginning.

about 4 months ago
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Web Trolls Winning As Incivility Increases

Knightman Simple solution :) (457 comments)

Just tear down all the bridges, then the trolls have nowhere to go.... ;)

about 4 months ago
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Hackers Demand Automakers Get Serious About Security

Knightman Re:Hackers (120 comments)

Well, the article has a link to Security Week and they swiped the headline from there... No thinking included...

about 4 months ago
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What Do You Do When Your Mind-Numbing IT Job Should Be Automated?

Knightman while true (228 comments)

My goal is to replace myself with a little shell-script.

about 4 months ago
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Switching From Microsoft Office To LibreOffice Saves Toulouse 1 Million Euros

Knightman Re:And... (296 comments)

Regarding point 1, I think users are relieved that there is no fscking ribbons in LibreOffice which makes it much easier to transition...

about 5 months ago
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Building the Infinite Digital Universe of No Man's Sky

Knightman Re:Procedural (100 comments)

I don't think you get what procedural generation is all about. The point is that you DON'T have to remember anything except the seed for the planet, and the seed itself can be procedurally generated.

In essence you can build a complete universe from one seed alone.

about 6 months ago
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Why Lavabit Shut Down

Knightman Re:Why not leave? (304 comments)

Well, the MU raid was a cluster fuck of epic proportions. On the other hand I can't say that Kim Dotcom was wholly innocent either.

about 7 months ago
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Why Lavabit Shut Down

Knightman Re:USA, the land of freedom (304 comments)

You are aware that the article is from 2011? A lot has happened since that article was written.

During 2011 Chinas manufacturing output increased by 23% compared to the US 2.8%. That $2.9 trillions vs. $2.43 trillions, a ~20% difference for 2011. Since then China has steadily increased their output while the US has been at a standstill because of the recession.

If you are going to post something, please read up on it first!

about 7 months ago
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Why Lavabit Shut Down

Knightman Re:USA, the land of freedom (304 comments)

Uhm, you know that US imports most of its consumer goods?

That means that the US also need to export things to have a healthy trade balance, otherwise the economy will go in the crapper (even more so than it is).

The US has been running a trade deficient since 1980's and if foreign countries stop buying US made products it's going to be a huge problem financially. In March the US trade deficit was a staggering $40 billion. See http://www.tradingeconomics.com/united-states/balance-of-trade for current and historical data on the US trade.

In other words, saying that "the US is not particularly dependent on foreign trade" is patently wrong.

about 7 months ago
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Emory University SCCM Server Accidentally Reformats All Computers Campus-wide

Knightman Re:Cool (564 comments)

AFIK the heterogeneous client on Linux/Mac only handle installation/removal/inventory/monitoring of applications and not pre-loading of a complete OS.

Of course, this may have changed since I last worked with it but there are some inherent problems to get that to work under Linux/Mac et al.

about 7 months ago
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F.C.C., In Net Neutrality Turnaround, Plans To Allow Fast Lane

Knightman Multiple peering (410 comments)

What happens if a customer uses a service that he/she only can reach through 2 jumps of peering and the service-provider (ex. Netflix) only has a contract with the first ISP in the chain?

The customer will be SOL, the small ISP's too, that's what. The small ISP's will be forced out of the market or bought out by bigger ones. Essentially this paves the way for a few big companies OWNING everything related to content distribution and access to the internet for which the customers will have to pay an extreme premium to use.

And what hope do the customers have? Google laying down more fiber?

about 8 months ago
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Canada Introduces Privacy Reforms That Encourage Warrantless Disclosure of Info

Knightman Politicians... (99 comments)

I don't get it, are politicians born stupid or have their parents dropped them on their head (repeatedly) while they where young?

The possibility of abuse of this law if it's passed is mind-boggling. I do hope the Canadian people wakes up and take their politicians to task.

about 8 months ago

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