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London Police Placing Anti-Piracy Warning Ads On Illegal Sites

Optali It was about time, darn swaschbucklers! (158 comments)

It was about time somebody did anything against piracy. These bucaneers and freebooters infest the seven seas and are a threat to honest seafarers. Aye!

8 hours ago
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Satellite Images Show Russians Shelling Ukraine

Optali Albright is correct, our EU governments are slow (566 comments)

And first of all thanks to our beloved "nationalist" superheroes, Geert Wilders, Farage and Le Pen. Thank you for A) Supporting Putin and serving as spear heads for all his lobbying needs and B) for debilitating the political and economical backbone of a potential European military response to Putin. Thank you very much. IF these were times of war this gentlemen and ladies would have been shot. There are some marginal voices claiming that we should increase our defence budget. Instead we are practising the favourite Rite of the Neo-Liberals and conservatives: Defunding anything that vaguely looks like being public with a zeal not even the Tea Baggers would dream of, as not even the Teabillies would dare to put a hand on their military forces. And you guys in the USA don't have such nice neighbours as we have here in good old Europe.

It is just a matter of time that Russia, Ukraine or any other of the ex-soviet states fucks it up utterly. And with a crackhead like Putin in the Kremlin it already seems to have begun.

And yes, there are talks about sanctions, but as this happens the Russian company who builds the BUK system has an offinc in Amsterdam meant to whitewash money and getting a free ride on taxes here in Holland. I still remember how a few months ago a bunch of shitheads were criticising the fact we Dutch were questioning the tax exemptions on international companies here in NL. While STarbucks and CO are only abusing us Dutch worker's pockets there are some other of our lovely "guests" that directly shoot us from the skies. So, thank you heer Rutte and all our lovely liberal and centre right governments for all this.

2 days ago
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Lawrence Krauss: Congress Is Trying To Defund Scientists At Energy Department

Optali Energy saving is a liberal Scam! Roll the Coal! (292 comments)

Yeah, they all want to tax the hardworking and honest people, take their guns, prohibit to free carry and deny that there are UFO's! Defund them! Note taht I'm not saying that because I am an European and we fucking lead in that area. No, no, I am serious, these bad bad liberals are soooo bad, believe me. Vote for your closest Tea Party clow... sorry politician and pray for the second coming of Christmas (or whatever the Christians believe). Meanwhile we will continue making big business selling tech to the rest of the wor,,,, sorry I meant being forbidden to freely carry and to roll the coal in the middle of Amsterdam... Oh, I'm going to cry!!!

5 days ago
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MicroxWin Creates Linux Distribution That Runs Debian/Ubuntu & Android Apps

Optali Two words: No Fuck! (42 comments)

I need it !! Mate, I'm totally going to install that on my ancient Acer ONE!!!

about two weeks ago
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Russian Government Edits Wikipedia On Flight MH17

Optali Re:I don't see the problem. (667 comments)

Well, they called it Total War back then. I heard it was related to some Germans doing dunnowhat with Juices and a few Japanese doing something with a few million Chinese, I recall it was some sort of sport called "genocide" or something the like, can't be sure.

about two weeks ago
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CCP Games Explains Why Virtual Reality First Person Shooters Still Don't Work

Optali Re: Karma to burn so fuck you. (154 comments)

Nope. Magento is not for eBay. It's a general-use ecommerce platform, currently the biggest one. I don't kid myself, I work with that stuff mate, I am currently working at a Payment Service Provider and we have our own plugins for the mayor ecommerce platforms (Magento, Opencart, Prestashop etc.) You don't even need a Payment Service Provider: If you can afford your own PCI-DSS certification you can request your own routes with VISA, Mastercard and/or Amex... or even just put your account details on a page and you can have your own webstore (absolutely not related to eBay) or set up an Intranet selling service or whatever you fancy, even abuse it as a blog with no payment service at all. And note that when I say Magento I also mean all the other ecommerce platforms. My favourite is Prestashop, I am currently getting myself used to Opencart, but Magento is the market leader if you are doing anything related with ecommerce (be it SEO, integration or working for a merchant) you won't be able to avoid it.

about two weeks ago
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CCP Games Explains Why Virtual Reality First Person Shooters Still Don't Work

Optali Re: Karma to burn so fuck you. (154 comments)

Yes, it is, free as in Beer. All these packages are free (as gratis) and free as Open Source. That's actually the strength of it. In any case I seriously doubt that anybody would use ecommerce software that wasn't free (as in beer).

about two weeks ago
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Preparing For Satellite Defense

Optali Already well prepped!! (118 comments)

I have 1 Firestorm and 2 normal interceptors defending each of my sats. All armed with EMP cannons and Plasma guns. Let them Aliens come!!!

about two weeks ago
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CCP Games Explains Why Virtual Reality First Person Shooters Still Don't Work

Optali Re: Karma to burn so fuck you. (154 comments)

Nope, I was talking about the web shop ;) It's done by eBay, it's open source and if you pay for it you can have a ready-off-the-shelf solution. http://magento.com/ There are actually a lot of people making money with it creating, setting up and customizing web stores for online merchants and the same goes for Opencart or similar. Even the once so geek-centric Drupal with e-commerce plugin is now very popular and of course, people are making money with it, quite a lot actually. I actually can't name a single non-open source e-commerce platform.

about two weeks ago
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Russia Prepares For Internet War Over Malaysian Jet

Optali Russia wont win fuck (503 comments)

There is no way that the fucking Russians win a fuck. They have already fucked it up to such extend that they can do what they want. Even if it happens to be true and the aricraft was downed by an UFO filled with Nazis from Outer Space no fucking body will believe these bastards no matter how much bullshit they spew.

The Russians are always depicted as ruthless and intelligent, but they are showing that they are just a bunch of idiotic assholes with no fucking idea of diplomacy or how to by sneaky.

They already got what they needed, the Krim, raised the pensions of everybody to the Russian standards and everybody is happy, the Ukrainans could have lived with that, the EU didn't gave a flying fuck (but made believe we did), the gas pipelines were kept open and everybody was happy.

why the fuck do these idiots keep on waging war and supporting the separatists? They have nothing to win, there are no strategic bases, no oil, no nothing, just a bunch of retarded shitheads and whores.

But no, they had to continue supporting them and stretching the situation until it broke.

Sorry for all the swearing, four of the victims were from my town, Hilversum, and it utterly angers me. Stupidity always anger me, but this just brings me to the point of explosion.

Fuck you Putin.

about two weeks ago
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People Who Claim To Worry About Climate Change Don't Cut Energy Use

Optali Study showing that all the Dutch are Metalheads (710 comments)

A study conducted by me among 250 Dutch guys and chicks clearly demonstrates that all the Dutch are metalheads, preferring Brutal Dead Metal to other genres and regularly mosh. All the Dutch are also assisting next July 27 to a concert featuring Obituary and a few other Dead Metal bands (brutal and OSDM). The favourite bands of all the Dutch are Bolt Thrower, Dead, Necros Christos and Nile. All the Ducth carry war vests with patches of their favourite bands.

I took my sample from my friends in the Facebook Group "Dead Metal Addicts"... it's as valid as the one in the article, isn't iit? The population is 250, the same as in the featured study.

BTW, when I was studying about samples in statitics intro... I can't recall how many were needed but for all I know If I had presented a dataset of 250 samples I would have been laughed at.

Nevermind. Anybody has the phone number of Mr Cameron? If he pays well I can make a study with 50 stoners from the coffe-shop around the corner demonstrating that gravity is a lie fabricated by the IPCC to tax the fuck out of the British Worker :), 15000 pounds and it's yours (I'm cheap)!!

about two weeks ago
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Marvel's New Thor Will Be a Woman

Optali Seriously, stupid move (590 comments)

They could just have taken any of the many hardcore war-godesses like Thud, the very daughter of Thor, as badass as the fther... or even more, she avanged him!!! Hail Odin, brothers and sisters !

about two weeks ago
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Marvel's New Thor Will Be a Woman

Optali TRANS-is-THOR!!! (590 comments)

Finally, Marvel is brave enough to allow one of their heroes to come out and get a gender-change operation!!! Transexual Thor... or better knwon by it's heor name Trans-is-Thor!!!!

about two weeks ago
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People Who Claim To Worry About Climate Change Don't Cut Energy Use

Optali Re:Garbage In Garbage Out (710 comments)

Suspicious?? /Noooo!!!

How could it?

about two weeks ago
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People Who Claim To Worry About Climate Change Don't Cut Energy Use

Optali My question: How did they know? (710 comments)

I am not quite sure, but this reeks like stupid and badly cooked up statistics about a polemic subject with the sole aim of getting people to read the paper and amke a name for the authors.

It starts from the very title "bla, bla" It should have specified that they they are AMERICAN subjects who do that. Else they wouldn't be able to explain policies passed in the EU... yes, yes, we all know, the Governements are Big and Bad. but WE vote them. And down here we actually have a good degree of control over them.

Well, I have found a crack in the very logic of this "study" from the very beginning ;)

Sorry for that guy. Rembmeber: THe IPCC is EVIL because it wants to take our guns!!!

about two weeks ago
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Swedish Farmers Have Doubts About Climatologists and Climate Change

Optali If farmers say it it MUST be true!! (567 comments)

Now I'm totally convinced. If a farmer from the butt of the world says something it must be totally true.

I heard they are going to hire Swedish farmers for the CERN and MIT is going to fire all the staff to substitute it by Mongolian shepherds.

about 1 month ago
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Fixing Faulty Genes On the Cheap

Optali Re:"Raising awareness" defined (105 comments)

"Exists or is being researched". An euphemism for "We don't have a fuycking clue but will continue massaging our stats until they look a bit better and until we are able to put some substance in the market that we can sell as wonder medicine"

Until it's proven that thee medical wonder is nothing but snake oil, Just recall the antidepressants and the infamous ritalin.

about a month ago

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Ubuntu One stops selling music and storage on April, 6

Optali Optali writes  |  about 4 months ago

Optali (809880) writes "Canonical announced on 2 April that it would be closing the Ubuntu One file service, (http://www.techzine.nl/nieuws/37953/canonical-stopt-met-clouddienst-ubuntu-one.html) sending a reminder per mail yesterday for those who may have forgotten and informing us that it's no longer possible to make purchases through the service. To me it came as a surprise as after all the commotion in the community I decided to steer clear of this distro and use Fedora instead.

Here the full content of the email

Ubuntu One noreply@one.ubuntu.com 17:55 (21 uur geleden)

aan mij

Hi,

We are writing to you to notify you that we will be shutting down the Ubuntu One file services, effective 1 June 2014. This email gives information about the closure and what you should expect during the shutdown process.

As of today, it will no longer be possible to purchase storage or music from the Ubuntu One store. The Ubuntu One file services apps in the Ubuntu, Google, and Apple stores will be updated appropriately.

As always, your content belongs to you. You can simply download your files onto your PC or an external hard drive. While the service will stop as of 1 June, you will have an additional two months (until 31 July 2014) to collect all of your content. After that date, all remaining content will be deleted.

If you have an active annual subscription, the unused portion of your fees will be refunded. The refund amount will be calculated from today's announcement.

We know you have come to rely on Ubuntu One, and we apologise for the inconvenience this closure may cause. We've always been inspired by the support, feedback and enthusiasm of our users and want to thank you for the support you've shown for Ubuntu One. We hope that you'll continue to support us as together we bring a revolutionary experience to new devices.

The Ubuntu One team"

"

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How good are vintage headphones ?

Optali Optali writes  |  about a year ago

Optali (809880) writes "I am currently searching for a pair of vintage headphones with the aim of using the casing to put a pair of state-of-the-art speakers in them. Just for the looks actually and for the sake of it.

But while searching in eBay I did found some working ones from the 60s, 70s and the 80s mostly. So my question is: Is it worth keeping the old speakers in the case of 70s — 80s stereo headphones? Or is it worthless trash compared to standard to good modern speakers?"
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Wikileaks refuses to help own whistleblower

Optali Optali writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Optali (809880) writes "According to this article in Cryptome.org, it seems that Wikileaks is being 'slightly' forgetful with regard to their very own whistelblower private Bradley Manning, the man who has until now filtered the only real valuable piece of information ever published in Wikileaks: The infamous helicopter attack on civilians.

WL seems to have completely forgotten the one person who helped Mr Assange to hit the news and despite having promised to stay behind Manning their support has been rather nonexistant until now, despite the fact that Manning faces court martial while a lot of media and public attention falls on Assange's sex trial public opinion is leaving the one how should be the real hero in complete oblivion .

Meanwhile, an independent network of supporters is trying to raise funds and awareness for Manning's cause from their sites Courage to resists and Standwithbrad.org"

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Spanish bullfight sector in crisis

Optali Optali writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Optali (809880) writes "OMG, The Crisis!! The Spanish bullfight livestock sector is in crisis. And they are (why not?) requesting the Spanish government to take measures and set up an urgent plan of action.

All nice and good, but not with my money! Bullfight lobbyist like to brag about the "National culture" that they represent. Well, then, why are they asking money from the EU? Why do we EU citizen from other countries need to pay for something that the Spanish public themselves doesn't want?

In an hilarious twist of logic they are (again) abusing the argument of nature protectionism claiming that "the species (of fighting bulls) will disappear" if it weren't for bullfights. These 'privileged intelligences' obviously never thought about the obvious fact that the bulls are no more and no less than the male of a species... The Cow :)

And for those more interested in fact: There is actually no race or species called 'fighting bull': It is only the normal meet cattle that exists in as many genetic combinations of different bovine races from around the whole globe as the imagination of the farmers..

In fact the Fiesta Nacional of bullfight is not quite such a profitable business: Bullfight has since long lost his place in the Spanish cultural background as there is no place for a tradition of the rural and feudal XIX century in a post-industrial European capitalist economy. Bullfight farmers where largely living from EU livestock aids and from selling animals for the (rather bloody and brutal) popular celebrations in the rural Spain.

Now that the crisis is forcing the town councils to think twice in what they spend the money and the Catalonian government is planing on completely forbidding bullfight (like the Canary autonomous government did already some years ago) the flow of fresh cash is drying out.

Ironically, the Spanish far right which is one of the bastions of bullfight supporters is also the sector that likes to talk big about the virtues of capitalism, free market and economic liberalism. It seems that as so many times, free market is OK as long as the Euros keep on coming, but if think seem to take a negative twist they are first calling in Mama State for help."

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