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RubyGems' Module Count Soon To Surpass CPAN's

Peaker Re:But Python is shit due to: (206 comments)

Can you please show an example of indentation that's not "guido's way" and would not be accepted by Python?

more than 3 years ago

Five Times the US Almost Nuked Itself

Peaker Re:The good news (384 comments)

If you think that's bad, take a look at the people who are currently in charge of US health care.

more than 3 years ago

Stuxnet Worm May Have Targeted Iranian Reactor

Peaker Re:Where did all the pseudo-/.ers go? (322 comments)

If you click a .jpeg file, even if it is marked executable, I don't think any Linux file browser I know would execute it. At worst, it would prompt you about executing it. Usually, it would just use MIME-type (based on extension or content) to view as an image.

more than 3 years ago

Internet Explorer Turns 15

Peaker IE's find dialog (271 comments)

1990's called, they want IE's find dialog back.

more than 4 years ago

$1 Trillion In Minerals Found In Afghanistan

Peaker Re:That's Great But... (688 comments)

Who do you think works for the corporations? Answer: The taxpayers.

That's the wrong question. The right question is who owns the corporations. And that's not the taxpayers. At least not substantially.

Also, do you think mining is going to be a nonprofit organization? They'll pay taxes to the government.

Corporations, especially large ones, find ways to avoid paying most of the taxes they should.

This is great news because this could help wipe out Afghanistan's poverty, the actual biggest obstacle to a functioning government.

You are naive.

more than 4 years ago

Ballmer Says Microsoft Wasted Time On Vista

Peaker Re:Change for the sake of change (375 comments)

By better security model, do you mean:

User clicks "Please do X".
Computer pops up asking: "User, is it really you who clicked 'do X'?"

I find UAC ridiculous.

more than 4 years ago

German High Court Declares All Software Patentable

Peaker Re:there once was a time (330 comments)

What's the problem with trademark laws?

more than 4 years ago

German High Court Declares All Software Patentable

Peaker Re:Does it make a difference (330 comments)

You realize that even if the patent system makes no distinction between software and hardware patents, it still makes sense to yell about software patents, because giving patents on software is fucking stupid?

more than 4 years ago

Open Source Guacamole Puts VNC On the Web

Peaker Supporting 10 linux machines in 10 tabs? (180 comments)

Sounds horrible to those of us who don't regularly support users :-)

I guess if you have "apt" installing a VNC client is not so bad, so I'm not sure I appreciate the advantages that much...

more than 4 years ago

Israel's Supreme Court Says Yes To Internet Anonymity

Peaker Re:Wow! (198 comments)

In 1967, Arab armies were holding offensive formations next to Israeli borders, so Israel had to build up a reserve force for defense.

Israel's economy couldn't sustain holding the reserves for so long, so eventually Israel decided it had to either call of the reserves (and risk being defenseless against the coming Arab attack) or perform a preemptive strike.

more than 4 years ago

Israel's Supreme Court Says Yes To Internet Anonymity

Peaker The Israeli high court (198 comments)

The Israeli high court is truly a beacon of democracy and considered relatively left-wing inside Israel.

It has quite a bit of opposition inside Israel.

In my opinion as an Israeli, it is often hated in Israel for upholding Israel's actual law (including those about preserving human dignity) even when it contradicts the right-wingers goals or sometimes even the interests of the Israeli state.

more than 4 years ago

The LHC, Black Holes, and the Law

Peaker Re:STFU (467 comments)

Easy to say that, you won't be having to face "I told you so" :-)

more than 4 years ago

Biometric Face Recognition At Your Local Mall

Peaker Re:It's private property people ... (120 comments)

With this attitude, anyone wanting to keep their privacy and basic rights is pretty much stuck at home -- with a tin foil hat.

more than 4 years ago

Self-Destructing Bacteria Create Better Biofuels

Peaker Re:Biofuels are the future. (139 comments)

Photosynthesis extracts a whole lot more of the sun's energy per square meter than our best solar panels..

more than 4 years ago

Ryan Gordon Wants To Bring Universal Binaries To Linux

Peaker Re:We need 1-file installs (487 comments)

Which ancient OS are you using?

In Ubuntu at least the first command works fine (Haven't bothered to try the others)

more than 4 years ago

Scientists Discover How DNA Is Folded Within the Nucleus

Peaker Unfortunately (152 comments)

You are ignorant about evolution. Anyone who says evolution is "random" doesn't know the first thing about evolution.

more than 4 years ago

Should I Publish Or Patent?

Peaker Good Ideas are cheap (266 comments)

Ideas are a dime a dozen.
Implement something.

There is no sense in rewarding people for thinking up ideas. We simply don't need to, as good ideas will be thought out even if we don't.

The problem is finding people who would implement those ideas.

more than 4 years ago

Rupert Murdoch Says Google Is Stealing His Content

Peaker Rupert Murdoch (504 comments)

Rupert Murdoch is the scum of the Earth.

more than 4 years ago

New Phoenix BIOS Starts Windows 7 Boot in 1 Second

Peaker Re:2 Billion instructions a second? (437 comments)

I don't think any significant part of the boot process is CPU bound.

more than 4 years ago


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