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What To Load On a 4-Year-Old's Netbook?

LinuxAndLube Re:Regardless (742 comments)

You really want your kids to end up on Slashdot?

about 4 years ago
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Ray Ozzie's Departing Memo a Warning To Microsoft

LinuxAndLube Re:How does... (345 comments)

Trying to innovate necessarily implies failing a lot. The Kin failed, but at least they tried something different. Windows Phone 7 is different too. Will it fail? Maybe. We'll see.

more than 4 years ago
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How Long Until We Commonly Use Flying Cars?

LinuxAndLube Re:Never (606 comments)

An extra dimension does make collisions less likely...

more than 4 years ago
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Firefighters Let House Burn Because Owner Didn't Pay Fee

LinuxAndLube Re:The Better Policy (2058 comments)

Comparable things happen in ER.

more than 4 years ago
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Firefighters Let House Burn Because Owner Didn't Pay Fee

LinuxAndLube Re:No, that's not it at all (2058 comments)

It's like health insurance, not car insurance. In the context of health insurance, when a problem arises, it might not be too late to save what is at stake, and if you're not insured, then you can still pay the full bill (what this guy or his neighbor offered to do). In the context of car insurance, the damage is done and cannot be prevented anymore.

more than 4 years ago
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Firefighters Let House Burn Because Owner Didn't Pay Fee

LinuxAndLube Re:A Libertarian World (2058 comments)

Why would this be a municipal thing? This is about business and people not paying their bills (for the delivered service). So, they could take his house from him, not in the least because it *would still be there.*

more than 4 years ago
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Firefighters Let House Burn Because Owner Didn't Pay Fee

LinuxAndLube Re:Uh.. (2058 comments)

Ever heard of the concept of a 'business', 'detailed invoice', etc ?

more than 4 years ago
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Firefighters Let House Burn Because Owner Didn't Pay Fee

LinuxAndLube Re:The Better Policy (2058 comments)

How do you know that they would have saved human life?

more than 4 years ago
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Firefighters Let House Burn Because Owner Didn't Pay Fee

LinuxAndLube Re:You're kidding, right? (2058 comments)

People could pay (cost + some profit) whenever there is a fire to put out. The thing would operate as a business, with some capital to invest upfront.

more than 4 years ago
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Firefighters Let House Burn Because Owner Didn't Pay Fee

LinuxAndLube Re:Well Duh (2058 comments)

The 75 USD is basically an insurance fee. If you don't pay the fee, then you should have to pay the full cost of the service... to put the fire out. Which is what this guy (or his neighbor) offered to do.

more than 4 years ago
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Firefighters Let House Burn Because Owner Didn't Pay Fee

LinuxAndLube Re:No, that's not it at all (2058 comments)

Of course, that's what a free market is all about. I can't believe some of the comments I'm seeing here on slashdot. Anal is just too gentle a word.

more than 4 years ago
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Firefighters Let House Burn Because Owner Didn't Pay Fee

LinuxAndLube Re:No, that's not it at all (2058 comments)

He (or his neighbor) was prepared to pay the full cost of putting the fire out, which one assumes would be less than the cost of rebuilding the house. What they did was immoral and stupid. Would they let somebody burn to death because of a minor mistake (not paying 75 USD)? I guess that in the world of the slashdotters who modded the parent insightful, they would.

more than 4 years ago
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Firefighters Let House Burn Because Owner Didn't Pay Fee

LinuxAndLube Re:No, that's not it at all (2058 comments)

Your analogy with car insurance is flawed. This is how it should go: when you have a wreck and you're not assured, you pay the full cost. Similarly, when your house is burning and you haven't paid your fee, then you pay to full cost of putting out the fire, not the full cost of the house. The owner did offer to pay this cost. Besides, I wonder, what would they have done if there were somebody inside?

more than 4 years ago
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W3C Says Don't Use HTML5 Yet

LinuxAndLube Keep up (205 comments)

I also have a message, for the W3C: FUCK YOU

If they cannot keep up with the real world (and they cannot, as proven time after time after time), then that's their problem.

more than 4 years ago
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Linux Kernel Exploit Busily Rooting 64-Bit Machines

LinuxAndLube Re:Then perhaps do as the GP asks (488 comments)

I would be a default Windows Server 2008 installation with all updates installed. Interested?

more than 4 years ago
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Linux Kernel Exploit Busily Rooting 64-Bit Machines

LinuxAndLube Re:Then perhaps do as the GP asks (488 comments)

I would deploy the server (default installation & updates) on AWS. Deal?

more than 4 years ago
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Linux Kernel Exploit Busily Rooting 64-Bit Machines

LinuxAndLube Re:Oh Noes (488 comments)

Are you ready to put your money where your mouth is? I set up a Windows server and you have 24 hours to remotely root it. If you succeed, I give you 1000 USD. If not, you give me 1000 USD.

more than 4 years ago
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Linux Kernel Exploit Busily Rooting 64-Bit Machines

LinuxAndLube Re:Then perhaps do as the GP asks (488 comments)

Are you ready to put your money where your mouth is? I set up a Windows machine. You have 24 hours to remotely root it. If you succeed, I give you 1000 USD, if not you give me 1000 USD. Deal?

more than 4 years ago

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apache.org offline

LinuxAndLube LinuxAndLube writes  |  more than 5 years ago

LinuxAndLube (1526389) writes "Since at least 15 minutes apache.org is offline: "*.apache.org is currently offline. No ETA for resumption of services is available." There might be no direct connection, but this does not give me a warm, fuzzy feeling about using apache software. I was about to download tomcat, but now I might just explore alternatives."

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