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Could We Abort a Manned Mission To Mars?

Lisias Re:Should we? (266 comments)

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

Not even these. :-)

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

Lisias Good news! (199 comments)

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

3 days ago
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School Installs Biometric Fingerprint System For Cafeteria

Lisias Re:Great idea! (231 comments)

No it's not (although good on that kid!)

Yes, it is. :-)

The only thing self defense will produce is an arms race... Next day kid A brings a club to get closely acquainted with the face of kid B, kid B brings a club with nails, then kid A brings a rusty metal rod etc... until something real bad happens...

The escalade of violence it's something that can happen, yes. Mainly, in no law lands, where there's no authority to settle things down.

What you fails to recognize is that bullying is about opportunity and unaccountability. Bullies do what they do because they can do it unchecked. The system FAILED to prevent the escalade of violence done by bullies.

It's not about self defense. It's about teaching (educating) people that this kind of stuff is wrong.

Some people never learns. You have to force them to behave. Granted, they have rights by them own, so we can't just kill them, lock them, or anything nasty and gross like that.

You must be American thinking everything can be solved by violence (as long as you have the upper hand of course)... it's really not and I hope you don't procreate!

No. I'm a brazilian already fed up of people that thinks like you playing havoc with our public safety policies. BE ADVISED, THIS VIDEO SHOWS REALLY STRONG CONTENTS (blood and murderer)- WATCH IT UNDER DISCRETION.

And, unfortunately for us, all these killers and bullies already procreated.

(just like me - live with that)

about a week ago
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Why You Can't Manufacture Like Apple

Lisias As a matter of fact... (408 comments)

it appears to be a very predatory way of doing business on my eyes.

I remember an article I read on the late 80's or early 90's about how some small companies of that era feared growing too fast and ended up catching the attention of Microsoft, that at that time was buying everything and everybody (prices are pretty lower at that times). Building something cool that Microsoft would need was the fastest way of going out ot business.

about two weeks ago
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School Installs Biometric Fingerprint System For Cafeteria

Lisias Re:Great idea! (231 comments)

I'd like to see this system implemented in The States. It basically circumvents the school yard bully from stealing lunch money from would-be victims.

The only thing that can (and will) circumvent the school yard bullies from bullying is this.

Self-defence is, always, the best defense.

Oh, the victim overreacted? Educate him/her , punishing him/her for force abuse if it's the case. BUT NEVER punish the self-defense.

about three weeks ago
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Why Google Is Pushing For a Web Free of SHA-1

Lisias Re:Deprecation shouldn't start at the browser (108 comments)

They do have a large interest in the matter. If SHA-1 is broken and they keep selling it they lower the belief in the system. Thus it would lower the monetary value of ALL certificates.

How to lower the belief in something that no one's knows it there? :-)

Common people don't know about cryptography and security. All that common people knows is about WHO tells that something is secure or not - if they trust the guy that says that something is secure, then they acts as it is secure.

Google is betting that people thrust Chrome.

about three weeks ago
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Hidden Obstacles For Google's Self-Driving Cars

Lisias Re:If get drunk... (289 comments)

Simple. The owner of the car will get the ticket.

Interesting. A very nice and new way to get "pwned" by someone. :-)

"But sir, my car got hacked!!!" :-)

about a month ago
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Hidden Obstacles For Google's Self-Driving Cars

Lisias If get drunk... (289 comments)

If I get drunk, and my Google car drives me home and overrun a red light or something like that. Who the cops should blame? Who will get the ticket?

about a month ago
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Brian Stevens Resigns As Red Hat CTO

Lisias Re:...goes to show... (39 comments)

Dear Gothmolly,

Thanks for your insightful comments. Although Red Hat, Inc. is actually a $billion+ dollar multi-national corporation, management and the legions of technical staff we employ (totalling thousands of hours of combined expertise in a multitude of fields) had actually forgotten what we are, and the opinion of some fuckwith on Slashdot is exactly what we needed to get ourselves back on track.

Sincerest thanks,

Red Hat, Inc.

Say that to Microsoft and its Metro interface. ;-)

about a month ago
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Choose Your Side On the Linux Divide

Lisias I don't need it. (826 comments)

I'm responsible for a bunch of servers now.

One of them has a uptime of 660 days. Other, 120 or about it. My server with the lower uptime has 35 days - it has 37 days of life, by the way.

I'm not slightly interested on the booting speed of these machines - my main concern is the speed of the diagnostic procedures I need to carry on when something goes wrong.

God saves the runlevel 1.

about a month ago
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Choose Your Side On the Linux Divide

Lisias Re:False "new vs. old" dichotomies (826 comments)

GP was saying he wanted the choice to be made by a large committee. You are just saying you disagree with the large committee that made the choice.

What's not necessarily a bad thing, as History tells us.

about a month ago
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Choose Your Side On the Linux Divide

Lisias Re:What was wrong with OpenRC? (826 comments)

The question is what was wrong with OpenRC?
It's flexible enough to do just about all the useful tasks that sysV and that systemd does.

We really don't want a kernel in user space unless you want Linux to become infected with the finder syndrome of MacOSX.

That's the problem: it's too damn flexible, it's too damn practical, it's too damn EASY to maintain. How in hell a big enterprise will be able to profit on such environment?

Corporations need hard to maintain, almost impossible to learn systems deployd on their customer's machines in order to keep them under their grasp.

It's what is happening with systemd? I don't know. But I know the past, and this is the path that Microsoft, Oracle et all choose to follow - and this was not by accident.

about a month ago
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Choose Your Side On the Linux Divide

Lisias Re:My opinion on the matter. (826 comments)

No, no. systemd doesn't make mistakes.

The system ends up booting by a series of well placed accidents.

about a month ago
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Hackers Claim PlayStation Network Take-Down

Lisias Re:Fk proprietary consoles. (97 comments)

I wrote a tool back in the day that would boot anybody off any Quake 1 server (except CMU guys off CMU servers - they actually knew how to protect their networks). It was great!

So it was you? Bastard! :-)

Jokes aside, we setup our own server - you would have to portscan half the Internet in order to find our server to DDoS us. :-)

Setting your own game server is Quake 1's most missed feature to me, the rocket jump being the second! :-D

about a month ago
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Hackers Claim PlayStation Network Take-Down

Lisias Re:Should of never got rid of other OS and outsorc (97 comments)

Spelling properly will help others to treat you opinions with more respect.

I prefer to respect people for their opinions, not their grammar. As you can easily note. ;-)

about a month ago
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Hackers Claim PlayStation Network Take-Down

Lisias Re:Should of never got rid of other OS and outsorc (97 comments)

How do you know they won't hit MSN Live servers sometime between now and next weekend?

I didn't knew. By the time I wrote that, I hadn't received any report on a MSN Live attack yet. Now I have.

about a month ago
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ACM Blames the PC For Driving Women Away From Computer Science

Lisias Re:The problem, as always... (329 comments)

We need to work on ways to improve our self confidence and the rest will follow.

Why do you *NEED*?

Why the statistical spread of man and womans *NEED* to be equal on the various fields of human knowledge and/or work?

EVerybody must, or at least, should, be able to choose whatever he/she wants - if she/he is able to do so. What I don't get is the use of the verb "NEED".

Why wornens *NEED* to work on I.T.?

about a month ago
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Hackers Claim PlayStation Network Take-Down

Lisias Re:Fk proprietary consoles. (97 comments)

Well... I was never DDoSed when playing Quake I's Team Fortress with my friends. :-)

about a month ago

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Interesting...

Lisias Lisias writes  |  about 6 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 a year and a half 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  |  about 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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