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Student Records Kids Who Bully Him, Then Gets Threatened With Wiretapping Charge

Raenex Re:Rewarding the bullies... (787 comments)

I don't understand that parents who were former victims of bullying themselves don't just whoop these bullies asses.

And if you end up in jail over said actions?

I'll just visit the bully after school and pin him down while I hock loogies on him.

That's what the keyboard hero says he'll do.

yesterday
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Student Records Kids Who Bully Him, Then Gets Threatened With Wiretapping Charge

Raenex Re:Rewarding the bullies... (787 comments)

Interesting, I've never heard of this event before.

yesterday
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Google Looked Into Space Elevator, Hoverboards, and Teleportation

Raenex Re:Information = Wealth = Power (98 comments)

In addition to that, other than things like acquisitions there are very few "top-level executive decisions" at Google. Most decisionmaking is driven from the bottom up.

You're probably still not impressed.

You're right, I'm not. "Things like acquisitions" are what empire building is all about. Google had their own video service but wanted YouTube's marketshare. They've stuck their fingers in a lot of other pies as well. It's not about the technology.

yesterday
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Google Looked Into Space Elevator, Hoverboards, and Teleportation

Raenex Re:Information = Wealth = Power (98 comments)

Then it's not the same as mine. I've also followed the company from the beginning... and I have the benefit of the insider view.

Unless your insider view involved board meetings making top-level executive decisions, I'm not impressed.

YouTube was a very obvious acquisition. What YouTube needed to survive and grow was low-cost scalability and a way to monetize the views it was getting. What Google had was massive data centers and network connectivity, plus a proven revenue model.

YouTube managed to grow to epic proportions before Google had to "save" them, as you imply. They also good have slapped ads onto their service at any time without Google buying them out.

YouTube also needed a better search engine, and Google was interested in finding ways to index and search non-textual content. It was an ideal match, technologically.

This is garbage. Google didn't have to buy YouTube to figure out how to search videos. In fact, Google already had their own video service in operation when they bought YouTube. What Google wanted was YouTube's marketshare.

yesterday
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Google Looked Into Space Elevator, Hoverboards, and Teleportation

Raenex Re:Information = Wealth = Power (98 comments)

The basis for your claim is?

The basis for my claim is three years of seeing how the company operates and what decisions it makes, and how, from the inside.

My basis is the same as yours, except not from the inside, and not from just three years. I've been following Google since their early days. They used to be an Internet search company. I can't reference it, but I swear at one point as they were getting big they said they were going to remain focused on search.

The tipping point came when they bought YouTube for an obscene amount of money (at the time). You don't spread your tendrils in such fashion throughout the industry just because you like technology.

yesterday
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Retired SCOTUS Justice Wants To 'Fix' the Second Amendment

Raenex Re:But what is a militia? (1555 comments)

Nice one, sheeple.

Fuck off, keyboard warrior.

2 days ago
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Google Looked Into Space Elevator, Hoverboards, and Teleportation

Raenex Re:Information = Wealth = Power (98 comments)

Google's primary goal is the technology, the profits and competitive advantage are a means to that end, not the other way around.

They are empire building. The technology is a means to that end.

2 days ago
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How 'DevOps' Is Killing the Developer

Raenex Re:whine (223 comments)

helping the "brightest pure programmers" understand why the cool solution they developed is a POS in production

Absolutely. I was in a startup as a dev, and by necessity we were the operations guys early on. It was a financial service that needed to be running 24/7, and having to deal with "oh shit" moments while under the gun instilled the importance of writing software that was built for reliability, graceful failures, recovery, and error reporting.

None of this "brogrammer" shit or programmer "cowboys" or any of that other nonsense.

2 days ago
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Mozilla CEO Firestorm Likely Violated California Law

Raenex Re:Bu the wasn't fired (1110 comments)

I stated to read the thread if you can't Google.

I read the thread from your post onwards, and up-posts some as well. If you mean the entire, up to the root, it's hundreds of posts long.

If you still fail to find where these donations went to, and what the yes on prop8 group advertised then request a citation.

Then I'm formally requesting a citation that backs up your original post.

Further, you never explicitly stated that you can't find data. You stated that my post was a troll and are defending that position.

I said, "But it does give the appearance of a troll." and referenced the many readers, one writer problem, which you have not once acknowledged.

Your laziness does not make me wrong, your laziness makes you lazy.

It makes you lazy for not providing it in the first place, or second place... I never said you were wrong, only that you failed to provide a reference (and handwaving at Google or a large body of Slashdot comments is not a reference).

about a week ago
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Heartbleed OpenSSL Vulnerability: A Technical Remediation

Raenex Re:Coding Style versus Language (239 comments)

Should higher level languages be used when possible? Absolutely. I'm a fan of high level languages. I prefer to write software in Haskell and Scala when possible.

This was my main point. Whether it is practical to rewrite OpenSSL in a safe language isn't something I was arguing. To requote what I originally responded to:

C and C++ are not necessarily the problem. It's true that higher level languages solve this particular kind of vulnerability, but they are not safe from other vulnerabilities. To solve problems like these, we need better coding style in critical open source projects.

about a week ago
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Mozilla CEO Firestorm Likely Violated California Law

Raenex Re:Bu the wasn't fired (1110 comments)

Bullshit, you are trying to redefine a word in order to make a claim that "trolling" is the same thing as having a different opinion.

No, I explicitly used your definition and said it was inflammatory. This isn't a question of opinion. It's a question of whether your accusations are true or not. If your accusations are true then your post was not a troll, and you could have reduced the chances of it being labeled as such by providing references in advance.

You also keep insisting that the claim is false yet there is ample evidence to support the claim.

I didn't say it was false. I said you didn't provide any evidence, and you still haven't (I wonder why?)

So you are being untruthful in several ways.

You're the one being untruthful here, per above.

A well articulated non-offensive response lacking citations is no different than the person I responded to who provided no citation.

First of all, the post you responded to made reference to a quote that was linked in the summary. You, on the other hand, made a sweeping accusation without any references.

Second, by claiming the group he donated to promoted "hate speech" and making comparisons to Westboro Baptist Church, drug dealers, and slave traders, your post is offensive if the accusations aren't true.

That person must have been trolling by your definition, but you are defending their position in your fabricated claim.

The fabrications are all on your end, and given your carelessness here, your original post becomes even more suspect.

about a week ago
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Heartbleed OpenSSL Vulnerability: A Technical Remediation

Raenex Re:Coding Style versus Language (239 comments)

Could a higher level language help? Sure. Is it a realistic and practical solution to OpenSSL's issues? Not really.

Buffer overflows are an extremely common security error, especially at the level something like OpenSSL is written at.

I've heard this argument, and I've seen blunders of vulnerabilities in Java, C#, Ruby, Python, and other higher level languages. This is not a language or platform specific problem.

You're arguing because bugs still exist, there's no reason to remove a large class of bugs and it isn't the language's fault. That's nonsense. Buffer overflows are a language problem endemic to C.

Better languages can help, but they are not a panacea. It takes dedication and hard work to write hardened code.

I didn't say it was a panacea. It's still a large class of errors that can be completely removed without the failed advice that we can just code better to avoid them.

about a week ago
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Heartbleed OpenSSL Vulnerability: A Technical Remediation

Raenex Re:Coding Style versus Language (239 comments)

C and C++ are not necessarily the problem. It's true that higher level languages solve this particular kind of vulnerability, but they are not safe from other vulnerabilities. To solve problems like these, we need better coding style in critical open source projects.

It's better to remove a very large class of bugs by the language making them impossible rather than insisting that a certain coding style will save you, "This time for sure!"

about a week ago
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Heartbleed OpenSSL Vulnerability: A Technical Remediation

Raenex Re:Situation is a Shambles (239 comments)

This is not a memory management issue per se, and has nothing to do with mmap or malloc.

But what the grandparent post said still applies. It's how C treats memory via pointers. The issue, from looking at the code you posted, is that memcpy() copies from beyond the length of rec_p. In a sane language that doesn't treat memory as free-for-all, this isn't possible.

Due to the fact that this code works more or less exactly as designed, the exploit functions across architectures and operating systems. This bug is so amateurish, i almost find it difficult to believe that it was unintentional.

It's the kind of mistake programmers make all the time in C. Sure, you can tell me battle-hardened, conscientious, professional programmers wouldn't make this mistake. Whatever, we've seen this kind of thing too many times for this sentiment to mean anything practically useful.

about a week ago
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Mozilla CEO Firestorm Likely Violated California Law

Raenex Re:Bu the wasn't fired (1110 comments)

No, it does not. Please read the definition of troll and trolling again. A different opinion is not "trolling" or being a "troll".

If your accusations appear untrue and inflammatory, they have the appearance of being a troll. We've been over this. That's the whole point of providing evidence, which you are too lazy to do even at this point.

Not only myself, but numerous other people in this thread explained a different opinion respectfully and allegorically. All of them were down modded. It's called censorship, and it happens all the time here. It's been much worse since the beta exodus.

Sure, it happens all the time, but there's less chance of it happening when you substantiate your claims.

about a week ago
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Mozilla CEO Firestorm Likely Violated California Law

Raenex Re:Bu the wasn't fired (1110 comments)

That does not make a post a troll!

But it does give the appearance of a troll.

As it is, this thread is full of references to back my statement.

I didn't see any when I read this thread and replied.

It's not baseless because a person refuses to look for or read information.

You're ignoring the many readers, one writer problem. If you want your posts to be taken seriously when there's a good chance it won't be taken at face value, it's better to substantiate them upfront yourself.

about a week ago
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Mozilla CEO Firestorm Likely Violated California Law

Raenex Re:Bu the wasn't fired (1110 comments)

Which is drastically different from providing easy to find references in a Google search because someone is too lazy to search themselves.

Without evidence it is inflammatory. There are many readers and one writer. Expecting all your readers to verify your accusations is a non-starter. You can give yourself credibility at the time of reading by not being lazy yourself and providing the evidence in advance.

about two weeks ago
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Windows 8.1 Update Released, With Improvements For Non-Touch Hardware

Raenex Re:hoping that Windows 8 is like Vista,.... (294 comments)

Windows 95: meh

Bullshit. Windows 95 was a rockstar (as in it was that well-received). It became the standard UI for computing, the one people run back to when Gnome 3 and other abominations came out. It almost killed the Mac.

about two weeks ago
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Mozilla CEO Firestorm Likely Violated California Law

Raenex Re:Bu the wasn't fired (1110 comments)

Except that it was not 'because of his political views', it was because he gave money to support a group spreading FUD about homosexuality making him affiliated with a group promoting hate speech. [..] Hey, douche bag with mod points. This is not a troll.

Maybe if you had provided evidence for your accusations it wouldn't have been labeled a troll.

about two weeks ago

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Unmasking a Reddit Supertroll

Raenex Raenex writes  |  about a year and a half ago

Raenex (947668) writes "From the article: "If you are capable of being offended, Brutsch has almost certainly done something that would offend you, then did his best to rub your face in it. His speciality is distributing images of scantily-clad underage girls, but as Violentacrez he also issued an unending fountain of racism, porn, gore, misogyny, incest, and exotic abominations yet unnamed, all on the sprawling online community Reddit. [..] But Michael Brutsch is more than a monster. Online, Violentacrez has been one of Reddit's most reviled characters but also one of its most beloved users. The self-described "creepy uncle of Reddit" has played a little-known but crucial role in Reddit's development into the online juggernaut it is today."

This is the same Reddit user/moderator behind the now banned "jailbait" subreddit."

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Nintendo posts loss, cuts prices

Raenex Raenex writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Raenex (947668) writes "From the article: Shares of Nintendo Co. shed a fifth of their value Friday after the Japanese video game giant posted a deep loss in the latest quarter, cut its full-year forecasts and slashed prices on its new 3DS handheld device. Nintendo on Thursday posted a net loss of 25.5 billion yen ($324 million) in the April-June period, worse than the 25.2 billion yen loss a year earlier. For the fiscal year through March 2012, Nintendo expects net profit of 20 billion yen, down 82 percent from its previous outlook, on sales of 900 billion yen. The 3DS will cost 15,000 yen in Japan starting Aug. 11, down from 25,000 yen. In the U.S., the price drops to $169.99 from $249.99 on Aug. 12. Nintendo does not set suggested retail prices for Europe but said it would lower wholesale prices by about a third. Such a big price cut so soon after a product's launch is unprecedented for Nintendo, and it's likely to annoy the loyal fans who have already bought the device, said Eiji Maeda, an analyst at SMBC Nikko Securities in Tokyo."
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US nuke regulators weaken safety rules

Raenex Raenex writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Raenex (947668) writes "An investigation by the Associated Press has found a pattern of safety regulations being relaxed in order to keep aging nuclear power plants running. From the article: "Reactor parts or systems fall out of compliance with the rules. Studies are conducted by the industry and government, and all agree that existing standards are 'unnecessarily conservative.' Regulations are loosened, and the reactors are back in compliance.""
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Blogger Convicted of Threatening Judges

Raenex Raenex writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Raenex (947668) writes "A right-wing New Jersey blogger was convicted at his third trial of making threats against three federal judges in Illinois in retaliation for a ruling supporting gun control. The case stemmed from the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling in 2009 by three judges that upheld a district court decision dismissing lawsuits that challenged handgun bans in Chicago and Oak Park, Ill. The same day, Turner protested the decision with an inflammatory post online. In one passage, he quoted Thomas Jefferson as saying, "The tree of liberty must be replenished from time to time with the blood of tyrants and patriots," court papers said.

Authorities said he crossed the line by writing: "Let me be the first to say this plainly: These judges must die. Their blood will replenish the tree of liberty.""

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