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Misogyny, Entitlement, and Nerds

LilWolf Not all just women issues (1198 comments)

women getting vicious insults flung at them online

Everyone who is visible on the internet will get vicious insults thrown at them, be they man or female. If you're on the internet, putting yourself out there on youtube videos or what ever, you need to learn to deal with it.

about 4 months ago

Robbery Suspect Tracked By GPS and Killed


There are several instances where Finnish police have shot a threatening person in the leg to solve the situation. Since it has been mostly reported in only Finnish media I can't give you English sources. But here's one in Finnish. The thing is, they don't shoot in the thigh where the big arteries are. They shoot below the knee so the biggest damage can be avoided.

about 4 months ago

Robbery Suspect Tracked By GPS and Killed


You're a complete moron, in no country will the police not shoot someone who has raised a gun at them. What do you want the police to do, let the dude shoot them?

The difference comes from the fact that when this happens in the USA the cops shoot to kill. When this happens in Finland they shoot to incapacate(in the leg etc.)..or they don't shoot at all and instead take cover and negotiate the guy into dropping the gun.

about 4 months ago

Finland's Upper Secondary School Exams Going All-Linux

LilWolf Re:Doomed effort for multiple reasons (55 comments)

Depends on the municipality. Some give students laptops from the school, some support students buying their own devices with x euros, some do nothing to help students secure a device.

It's important to note that they've made guidelines on what sort of devices are supported for the exam and the way it's done. It completely rules out any of the current tablets and pretty much narrows it down to a traditional laptops running x86(or amd64) processors. They've also got pretty good rules for setting up the exam environment.

That being said, I think there will be plenty of problems to sort through.

about a year ago

TPB Files Police Complaint Against CPIAC for Copying Website

LilWolf Re:Fair Use (268 comments)

Neither did the parody site. All it did was mimic the layout of the organisations site and change some texts used there(Save the Children turned into Save the Paedophiles etc. Clear parodies and certainly no child porn.)

That's essentially what the copyright organisation is doing here. They mimicked TPB appearance, changed some graphics and texts and where links lead to.

about a year and a half ago

TPB Files Police Complaint Against CPIAC for Copying Website

LilWolf Re:Fair Use (268 comments)

There was recently a case in Finland where a person made a parody of a site that offered the opportunity to report childporn sites to an organisation that would then forward them to the police. The organisation sued said person and won. What the copyright organisation is doing here is no different from that so under Finnish law they could be in hot water.

about a year and a half ago

Ask Slashdot: It's World Backup Day; How Do You Back Up?

LilWolf Multiple places (304 comments)

Each of my computers has a dedicated external hard drive where I push backups on a regular basis. I have one external hard drive stashed away at my parents where I make an backup of my laptop every time I visit them. My laptop pretty much has all of my important data so it serves its purpose. All the hard drives involved in this are encrypted of course.

On top of that my most important text documents(not necessarily important in the way of having personal information, but a lot of work put into) are backed up to Ubuntu One as well as Wuala.

Given how infrequently a lot of my data changes, I find the backups adequate.

more than 2 years ago

Swedish Teleco Firms Looking Into Block VoIP Claiming Losses In Earnings

LilWolf Re:Also in Finland (151 comments)

The funny thing is that it's only TeliaSonera contemplating on doing this, all the others are more than fine with the situation as it is, and are even actively promoting unrestricted mobile broadbands.

Some years ago TeliaSonera was also the only ISP in Finland to talk about adding transfer limits to their non-mobile broadband service. They quickly stopped talking about that because they lost customers and the other service providers weren't going to jump aboard. So in a sense they're a front runner in Finland with stupid ideas and restriction.

I doubt their plan will go through in Finland. They'll just lose too many customers.

more than 2 years ago

Patriot Act Clouds Picture For Tech

LilWolf Re:It's true (203 comments)

Given the security problems DropBox has had, no sane person let alone corporation would use it for anything remotely important.

more than 2 years ago

Of all my locally stored data, I encrypt ...

LilWolf Re:Dropbox (261 comments)

Switch to a better service. Like Wuala. It actually encrypts your files on your device before sending them off to their storage. Wuala does not have access to your password so you're likely as safe as you can be with a service like that.

more than 2 years ago

Motorola Reinvents the RAZR

LilWolf Re:HDMI? (208 comments)

Simply put, yes.

My HTC Desire Z plays the 720p videos it records beautifully on a big TV. No reason why similar things can't be achieved with 1080p.

more than 2 years ago

Anonymous Hacks Finland

LilWolf Re:Not much of a leak (129 comments)

Yes, someone could in theory use the leaked SSNs to do something malicious but that's extremely difficult.

Oh please. All they have to do is sign up for an e-commerce website, put in the SSN number and they can order stuff with a bill and not have to pay for any of it.

Signing up for a mobile number with that information is very easy and once you have one of those, you can take out small loans from some of the shadier companies. Sure, it's not world ending stuff, but it'll be a pain in the ass for anyone to deal with.

more than 2 years ago

Germany Says Facebook's Facial Recognition Is Illegal

LilWolf Re:I thought... (278 comments)

You can, but when the feature was introduced it was enabled by default without asking the user for permission. The Germans think it should have been an opt-in feature, not an opt-out one.

more than 3 years ago

I get most of my books...

LilWolf Re:Ebooks! (283 comments)

I view my bookshelf and the books in it as an decorative element that also happens to serve a useful function. The room just wouldn't be the same without it. Also, I just like reading books in the paper form. Amazon can't come in and erase them if they find something displeasing.

more than 3 years ago

HTC Infringed Apple Patents, Says ITC's Initial Determination

LilWolf Re:HTC just sold one more phone :) (230 comments)

Just remember HTC is already paying Microsoft a few dollars for every Android device they sell. So sad the market is heading to a direction where you can't buy a smart phone without money going to an company you don't want to support.

more than 3 years ago

Five of the Best Free Linux Disk Encryption Tools

LilWolf Re:Honest question about encryption (135 comments)

As long as you know the pass phrase used for the encryption you can stick a LiveCD in and mount the encrypted partitions. The way it's done depends on what was used for the encryption. Google is your friend for finding a relevant HOWTO ;)

more than 3 years ago

1Mb Broadband Access Becomes Legal Right In Finland

LilWolf Re:Right to a broadband connection, minus the cont (875 comments)

The filter isn't mandatory and as such not all ISPs use it(not that it makes it much better). For example my ISP(Saunalahti) doesn't use it. Though they often operate in Elisas network which does use the list so if your connection makes use of Elisas name servers you'll be on an filtered connection. To the credit of Saunalahti, all it took was one e-mail to them and I had instructions to use their name servers to avoid the filtering.

more than 4 years ago

Big Six UK ISPs Capitulate To Music Industry

LilWolf Re:Even worse (317 comments)

The thing with banning people from the internet is it severely affects your ability to function in a modern society. Banking? I can't remember the last time I visited some brick and mortar bank office. Hell, they'd make me pay extra service fees if I went there. Job hunting? Pretty much all is on-line. An increasing amount of government documents and applications are on-line and they're actively pushing people towards using them and discouraging people from visiting any actual office. That trend will only continue and dependence on access to the internet will grow.

Banning someone from the internet for allegedly sharing copyrighted files is an unreasonable punishment, especially if there is no proper investigation, no trial, no judges, no way to defend yourself and no way to appeal for a reversal.

more than 6 years ago


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