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Hackers' Shutdown of 'The Interview' Confirms Coding Is a Superpower

Lisias Re: State sponsored hack= state terrorism/act of w (220 comments)

Redirection.

This attack, no matter who did, it's an excellent material to be used against whatever USA needs at the moment.

yesterday
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What Happens To Society When Robots Replace Workers?

Lisias It's the economy, stupid! (559 comments)

Once all (or most all) the work is being made by robots, who will receive salaries, that then will be spent on the goodies the robots are producing?

You see, you need CONSUMERS to earn money from them. And the government, TAXPAYERS - by the way.

Or they plan to "fix" this little problem by paying salaries to robots, giving them vacations, etc? =P

yesterday
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Forbes Blasts Latests Windows 7 Patch as Malware

Lisias Re:Malware? (229 comments)

Whoa. They had quality testers?

Yep. Incredible, uh? =P

about a week ago
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Forbes Blasts Latests Windows 7 Patch as Malware

Lisias Re:Malware? (229 comments)

Maybe we need a term for that - "bugware".

I prefer "shitware". :-)

about a week ago
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First Detailed Data Analysis Shows Exactly How Comcast Jammed Netflix

Lisias Re:Common Carrier (243 comments)

please mod parent up.

about 2 months ago
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Debate Over Systemd Exposes the Two Factions Tugging At Modern-day Linux

Lisias Re:Are you sure? (863 comments)

so configure journald to simultaneously spit out text log files to syslog/rsyslog or you can export them to text files when you need them. its not hard.

Doubling the computing power needed to do something that I already had?

Increasing the risk of failure without adding nothing of value?

And yet, you got +1 Insightful points?

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Aging and Orphan Open Source Projects?

Lisias Re: Options... (155 comments)

I worked on company that used CollabNet. It was pretty good for large projects.

GutHub is too "code warrior" for my taste. I would bet my coins on BitBucket.

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Aging and Orphan Open Source Projects?

Lisias Re:Options... (155 comments)

The problem is in finding developers to support the project in the first place...which includes companies being willing to let some of their employees do some of it on company time. The website is NOT the big roadblock here, by a long shot. So forking it accomplishes absolutely nothing, and moving the repository to SourceForge, while not a terrible solution to the "no more website" issue, really doesn't address the true problem.

I understood that the problem is the company not willing to do support anymore - ergo, they're not expending any resources on gathering developers to help. You see, you need expend employee's time in order to look for help out there: you can not find what you don't look for.

And, if you don't know, Source Force is not a web site hosting service. It's a full blown software development infrastructure. Code repository, communication, releasing, bug tracking, support.

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Aging and Orphan Open Source Projects?

Lisias Re:Options... (155 comments)

BitBucket is nice, and the integration with JIRA works nice.

But that SourceTree tool of them... Jisuiz. The Mac version crashes all the time - sometimes I just go for gitk =P

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Aging and Orphan Open Source Projects?

Lisias Options... (155 comments)

"Fork" the thing on SourceForge or similar service. SYNC the repos and web pages there over the time while trying to gather collaboration.

Perhaps you can manage to get there what your company doesn't. At very least, this will guarantee the project's surviving when your company shuts the support down.

At very worst, you'll have a way to save the project's source code and documentation to posteriority when the company support ends.

In the mean time, you can negotiate a hand over to Apache, GNU or any other Open/Free Software Foundation.

about a month ago
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Torvalds: I Made Community-Building Mistakes With Linux

Lisias Re:I'm not convinced (387 comments)

you sound like a great asshole to work with... like a typical drama queen on a reality TV show.

Well... I was a really great person to work with. For 4 months. And I regret every single day. And the project's stakeholders too.

It's not pretty. It's not nice. But it worked.

I'm not proud of it. But I would do it again if needed without a second thought.

I'm an asshole? Probably. But this asshole here is going to put food on the employee's table. And mine's too.

about 2 months ago
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Torvalds: I Made Community-Building Mistakes With Linux

Lisias Re:I'm not convinced (387 comments)

"Never, ever work for me, asshole".

Happy now? :-)

about 2 months ago
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Torvalds: I Made Community-Building Mistakes With Linux

Lisias Re:I'm not convinced (387 comments)

Unfortunately, it works well for me.

I spent 4 months trying to be polite and respectful - only to see my project going through the tubes.

It was only when I got pissed off and, literally, attacked verbally some (well deserved, by the way) key people that things started to get done.

I yelled, I cursed, I became blatantly offensive - including, sadly, some other people that didn't deserved (neither had the temper to hold it).

However, now I have control over the project. Things are getting done, deliverables are getting delivered. And my only other real regret (besides yelling to whom didn't deserved it) is that I took too long to get mad. One month earlier, and I would had managed to deliver the project on the proper due date (and got some more sleeping nights).

If you are really committed into delivering good products, the decision about how you behave doesn't belongs to you anymore: you will do what you have to do to get shit done.

about 2 months ago
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Maps Suggest Marco Polo May Have "Discovered" America

Lisias Re:So the Italians win the latest round ... (276 comments)

Of course we think we are the civilized part of the world.

We destroyed every other candidate in the last centuries!

about 2 months ago
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Maps Suggest Marco Polo May Have "Discovered" America

Lisias Re:Native Americans anyone? (276 comments)

I am not sure how any European can claim to be the first to discover America when the continent was populated by humans for thousands of years.

discover verb \dis-k-vr\
: to see, find, or become aware of (something) for the first time

Our civilization became aware of the land to be known as America thanks the Norwegians, Columbus (officially) and as it appears, Marco Polo.

The humans that used to live there was not part of the current European centric civilization - au contraire, we dizimate this ancient, previously stablished civilization and took his place.

Believe-me: giving them the "credit" for discovering America is adding Offense to the Injury.

about 2 months ago
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Maps Suggest Marco Polo May Have "Discovered" America

Lisias Re:So the Italians win the latest round ... (276 comments)

If we are going to continue to insist on not counting the native Americans, that is).

Since I'm not a native American descendant (my grandfathers are all Italian and Spanish - all but a gran-gran-grandfather from Portugal), from my point of view, yep - Columbus, the Norwegians and perhaps Marco Polo are the ones to give the trophy.

We are the prevalent civilization. It's harsh, it's rude, it's politically incorrect, but it's true nevertheless.

about 2 months ago
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Samsung Paid Microsoft $1 Billion Last Year In Android Royalties

Lisias Re:Nevertheless, Microsoft is doomed (93 comments)

If these patents would be worthless, they wouldn't pay anything in the first place.

You don't read much, do you?

Patentes are paid because it's cheaper to pay them that to not. Once your business grow up enough, you see yourself paying to much that it starts to pay up fighting the patents.

It's just about value, nothing about worth.

about 3 months ago
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Could We Abort a Manned Mission To Mars?

Lisias Re:Should we? (267 comments)

The only safe ship is the one that never leaves harbor...

Not even these. :-)

about 3 months ago
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Exxon and Russian Operation Discovers Oil Field Larger Than the Gulf of Mexico

Lisias Good news! (201 comments)

Now we can rest assured that our extinction will happen by the continuous burning of fossil fuels, not by the lack of it!

about 3 months ago

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Interesting...

Lisias Lisias writes  |  about 9 months ago

Interesting how things can change.

We, brazilians, have a harsh view from our managers. I wonder if our best ones didn't did as our best technicians - fled from the country to pursue a better future.

http://news.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=4905665&cid=46503045

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A good post

Lisias Lisias writes  |  about a year ago

is always a good post.

This is just to "tag" a really good one (at least, for me). :-)

http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=4327587&cid=45107247

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Thoughs about "Mod Trolling" (or not!)

Lisias Lisias writes  |  about 2 years ago

I think I figured out why I was seeing what appeared to be "Mod Trolling" on my posts.

Due my good Karma, my posts are being visualized with a default +2 score points, as someone else had modded me +1 (underrated).

However, I must confess that I know that half my posts doesn't deserve a +1 mod (being it real or just karma biased), and I did noticed that a good part of my modded down posts was being modded as "-1 Overrated".

Well, if I even think that that posts didn't deserve a +2 score, what can be said from some random moderator? :-)

So, the Mod Trolling problem doesn't appears to be so bad as I thought. These "-1 Overrated" mods I was getting are due some mediocre posts being listed with a "+1 Excellent Karma" being added automatically,

(Ok, perhaps this should be obvious and ululant to me - - but I thought a good idea to share anyway)

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Mod Trolling sucks. Big time.

Lisias Lisias writes  |  more than 2 years ago

I'm being repetitive, I know. But the problem is repetitive.

Mod trolling sucks. I wish enough people would agree with me in order to something productive could be worked out to minimize this problem.

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How to ask for metamoderation?

Lisias Lisias writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Is there any way I can suggest a post to be metamoderated?

Sometimes the moderation is just plain wrong - and I really would like to tag it to be further evaluated in order to, perhaps, remove the moderation rights from the guy if he/she is too much prone to do that sort of ideological patrolling.

I'm not asking to know who did it - this would lead to a lot of abusive actions against the good moderators. I just want to flag it to be reviewed by the metamoderators.

Suggestions?

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This guy is my hero

Lisias Lisias writes  |  more than 2 years ago

I just got into this post, and man... This guy is my hero - I would said it directly, but I used some mod points on the discussion.

I used to work 80 to 90 hours a week - and speaking frankly, it's the kind of thing that you should do only if you have no other choice. I have kids to raise, and I live on a rich-wannabe country where people thinks that scamming employees and customers is a good entrepreneurial tactic, so I do not have the option to always say no to these things.

But sometimes I can such a thing, and in these times I do.

Working is for living, not vice-versa.

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Mod Points

Lisias Lisias writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Hey!

I got 15 (YES, FIFTEEN) moderation points today.

Christmas gift? Greek gift? =P

Or just a bug?

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My first First Post

Lisias Lisias writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Wow!

After 10 years, I finally managed to do it. I GOT A FIRST POST.

Better of all, it's not a flamebait, troll or offtopic. :-)

(but someone found it #overrated! =P)

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