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Obama Administration Says the World's Servers Are Ours

O'Nazareth Re:Maybe, maybe not. (749 comments)

Are not servers in other countries owned by subsidiaires of Microsoft rather the corporation?

about 2 months ago

Yahoo Deletes Journalist's Pre-Paid Legacy Site After Suicide

O'Nazareth Re:don't see where it matters (403 comments)

We could use your argument to make murder legal as long as the victim does not get to know about it.

about a year ago

Video Poker Firmware Bug Yields Big Money, Federal Charges

O'Nazareth Re:Fraud is fraud (312 comments)

[...] it's not any different than tricking a person into the same.

Is not it what casinos do?

about a year ago

LLVM Clang Compiler Now C++11 Feature Complete

O'Nazareth Re:Linux (291 comments)

The standard library has the right to throw an exception if threading is not available and you try to create a thread. It actually happens like that on Linux if you forget to link to pthread. For the concurrent memory model it is just hardware specific.

about a year ago

Ask Slashdot: Best Way To Block Noise In a Dorm?

O'Nazareth You just need a wire... (561 comments)

And use this wire to connect the neutral to the ground. The safest way to fire the breakers. It will be very quiet after.

about a year and a half ago

Game Site Wonders 'What Next?' When 50% of Users Block Ads

O'Nazareth Loss? (978 comments)

As I understand it, ad-blocker users would click like crazy on all the ads if they did not have a blocker.

about a year and a half ago

Ask Slashdot: Advice For Summer Before Ph.D. Program?

O'Nazareth Before it is too late... (228 comments)

Lose your virginity. Trust me, I have a Ph.D.

about a year and a half ago

Gnome Founder Miguel de Icaza Moves To Mac

O'Nazareth I got a Mac (815 comments)

And it sleeps in a drawer.

I would put the fault on the fragmentation of packaging distributions like Fink, MacPorts, Homebrew, etc. Also videogames that supposedly work on Mac usually just do not even start because they are not compatible with the hardware.

about a year and a half ago

UC Davis Study Concludes H-1B Workers Neither Best Nor Brightest

O'Nazareth Metodology (353 comments)

Have you read that section?

Instead of combining all immigrants, or all foreign workers, this report will focus mainly on immigrants who first entered the United States as foreign students.

Makes more sense about the results.

about a year and a half ago

How Can Wikipedia's Visual Editor Top Other Word Processors?

O'Nazareth Re:LyX (196 comments)

I think LyX is the best. It needs clear sectionning. Forbid people to do stupid things just because THEY think it looks better. Etc. A word processor would actually completely mess up Wikipedia.

about 2 years ago

Parents Not Liable For Their Son's Illegal Music Sharing, Says German Court

O'Nazareth Easily said (207 comments)

That court said the parents could have installed a firewall on their son's computer

For sure, all parents should be able to know how to configure multiple accounts with correct right management so that the other users cannot modify the firewall configuration, and configure a firewall to disallow all programs to connect to anything other then except a white list. Oh and they have to find a way to disable websocket from the browser.

as well as a security program that would have made it possible to only allow the child to install software with the consent of his parents.

And of course a 13 years-old kid is not capable of cracking that kind of crap.

They could have also moved to China.

about 2 years ago

Italian Supreme Court Accepts Mobile Phone-Tumor Link

O'Nazareth Not surprising (190 comments)

In France in the 90s I remember that a judge decided to grant compensation to people who got multiple sclerosis who claimed that it was linked to hepatitis B vaccine. Of course the scientific community completely debunked that link. The only reason some people who got it after vaccination was that tons of people got that vaccination at the same time, so coincidences were very very likely to happen.

Anyway, it is good thing for "equality of chances". If you sucked at school, you can become a judge.

about 2 years ago

82-Year-Old Nun Breaks Into Nuclear Facility, Contractors Blamed

O'Nazareth I have heard it before, but it was in a bar. (223 comments)

"A nun, a gardener, and a housepainter cut through three security fences [...]" What was the punchline?

about 2 years ago

Torvalds Uses Profanity To Lambaste Romney Remarks

O'Nazareth And? (1223 comments)

Why everything Torvalds says is so important to be posted on /.?

about 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: What Distros Have You Used, In What Order?

O'Nazareth Re:Slackware on floppies (867 comments)

"you don't need any other distro". In the case of Slackware, "other" is a word too many in your sentence.

about 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: How To Fight Copyright Violations With DMCA?

O'Nazareth Re:Send them an invoice. (455 comments)

I think he would have to do this if Turkey had compulsory license provision in its copyright laws for Youtube video. And I doubt that. So I would not send them a bill for licensing, which would allow the other to continue to use the video. A proposition of settlement for damages would be better. Though I do not know if I would agree on the approach.

about 2 years ago

Patent Troll Sues X-Plane

O'Nazareth Re:Flightgear (214 comments)

Interesting. In what way a certification from one country makes a project more or less serious? Do you have better arguments that do compare the realism of the two projects?

about 2 years ago

French Court Levies First Fine Under 3-Strikes Piracy Law

O'Nazareth Nice victory! (229 comments)

I would like to congratulate HADOPI for having made 150 euros. This obviously shows that this law was a total success.

about 2 years ago

When a Primary Source Isn't Good Enough: Wikipedia

O'Nazareth Re:Working as intended (333 comments)

Oddly enough, the page of "Irony" on Wikipedia cites Britannica. Master of irony, did you have the authority to modify this entry?

about 2 years ago


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