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Will Fiber-To-the-Home Create a New Digital Divide?

Skylinux Ohhh nooo! (289 comments)

I always ask myself how I could possibly survive with only 1.2MB/s down (basic DSL). Then I turn my Internet TV on and notice that it works just fine.

Sure I can get fiber but why would I? I'd have to pay more for no benefit other then that I can download a 20-40GB game quicker.

2 days ago

Debian's Systemd Adoption Inspires Threat of Fork

Skylinux Re:What? (550 comments)

"new stuff requires new debugging methods on failure, avoid new stuff."

Not an issue with new stuff but I do have an issue with new features that makes things harder to use/debug.
I don't care about this on my laptop but I will switch to a server focused distro when I rebuild my cluster in a year.

This is why I really like Linux. Once you know Linux you can select a distribution based on features, not because it is hip.

4 days ago

Torvalds: I Made Community-Building Mistakes With Linux

Skylinux Re:I'm not convinced (387 comments)

What you call professional, I call passionless.

about a week ago

Court Rules Parents May Be Liable For What Their Kids Post On Facebook

Skylinux Eltern haften für Ihre Kinder (323 comments)

"Eltern haften für Ihre Kinder" => "Parents are liable for their Children"

Is a sign that is used around construction sites in Germany. I have seen it all my life but it basically is complete bullshit.
There are a LOT of cases where children may damage the property of others but the parents will not have to pay.
I don't know who makes these retarded laws.

* 2014 and Slashdot has problems with Umlauts - why do I still come here? .... keep focusing on your fucking Beta UI!

about a week ago

Millions of Voiceprints Quietly Being Harvested

Skylinux Is this one way? (86 comments)

What happens when someone steals the db. Will they now have the data required to emulate the owner's voice against other sound based authentication methods?

about two weeks ago

PETA Is Not Happy That Google Used a Camel To Get a Desert "StreetView"

Skylinux Just can't win... (367 comments)

Use a drone -> Told you! They produce equipment for the military or CIA.

Use a plane -> You know how many birds die to props each year? Murderers!

Use a jeep -> Ohh gawd the environment!

User solar powered vehicle -> WTF? You never get the energy back!

Use a camel that is probably better cared for then dogs in PETA kennels -> Think of the animals!!!

You just can't win.

about two weeks ago

BitHammer, the BitTorrent Banhammer

Skylinux Re:It's okay when I do it... (429 comments)

You can torrent on shared connections and even wifi. You just can't be a greedy asshole about it and allow your torrent client to use as many connections as possible.

Limit connections to ~20-80, max download 70% line capacity, max upload at 50% capacity.


about two weeks ago

Building a Honeypot To Observe Shellshock Attacks In the Real World

Skylinux Re:Not the remote exploit many are looking for (41 comments)

Fuck Slashdot.

Why would you allow anybody to connect on a port they have no business using?!?!?!?!
My servers limit connections on port 22 to the IP-range of my ISP and my static IP from work.

Zero unauthorized login attempts over SSH for the past years.

about three weeks ago

Building a Honeypot To Observe Shellshock Attacks In the Real World

Skylinux Re:Not the remote exploit many are looking for (41 comments)

Why do you allow anybody to connect to a port they have to business using?!?!?!?!
My servers limit connections on port 22 to the IP-range of my ISP and my static IP from work.

Zero unauthorized login attempts over SSH for the past years.

about three weeks ago

Obama Administration Argues For Backdoors In Personal Electronics

Skylinux Re:Update to Godwin's law? (575 comments)

Attend public gatherings, preferably once that are not main stream, and compare the "news" reports about the event.
"News Networks" are propaganda outlets. Not as bad as in Nazi Germany but fuck are those reports loaded with agendas at times / most times.

Humans are a product of evolution, so we can not evolve as fast as we like.

about three weeks ago

Forest Service Wants To Require Permits For Photography

Skylinux Re:You want to bet? (299 comments)

mhhh what is that called ... oh yea Bullshit! and citation needed!

about a month ago

Apple Begins Storing Chinese User Data On Servers In China

Skylinux Re:Trust the USA (92 comments)

Almost forgot. The place where you get punished for not revealing your encryption key(s) to the court.

"I have something to hide, my privacy."

about 2 months ago

Apple Begins Storing Chinese User Data On Servers In China

Skylinux Trust the USA (92 comments)

Nevertheless, Apple assures its Chinese users that their personal data on China Telecom is encrypted and that the encryption keys will be stored offshore.

So the keys are only stored back at the headquarter in the USA?

The place where a "judge" can order any company to deliver the customer's data to the state?
Data of users who may not be citizens of the USA and even data that is stored on foreign soil.

about 2 months ago

Getting IT Talent In Government Will Take Culture Change, Says Google Engineer

Skylinux Re:It's more than the tie (166 comments)

so the issue isn't isolated to government.

True but these people in government are directly responsible for wasting the taxpayers money. Their incompetence costs any of us dearly.

I recently quit my cushy government job because I don't want to be part of the problem anymore. These people are so stuck in their ways that they are not interested in saving money or improving things.
"This is how we have been doing things for years, so this is how we keep on sailing."

I have had a few government jobs in the USA and Germany and the one thing I noticed is that the same lazy people hold the same positions. Only the name of the country changes.....

about 2 months ago

Google Spots Explicit Images of a Child In Man's Email, Tips Off Police

Skylinux Revenge is Google (790 comments)

So all I need to do is get an image that Google knows to be child porn and send it to people I don't like. Political assassinations have just become very easy.

I have been vary of Google for a while but now they have gone too far.

What is next? Calling the police because I send someone a mail about cannabis, sex with men or anything that is illegal in some countries.

about 3 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Should I Fight Against Online Voting In Our Municipality?

Skylinux The better question is (190 comments)

Do you really believe that your vote matters?

Your vote does one thing and one thing alone. It legitimizes the current system.

about 3 months ago

A Look At the Firepick Delta Circuit Board Assembler (Video)

Skylinux Re:one please (43 comments)

A proper power supply and steppers are "expensive" but I would buy one if he can manage to make a unit for around 1500 EUR.

about 3 months ago

Greenpeace: Amazon Fire Burns More Coal and Gas Than It Should

Skylinux Any 100% nuclear DC? (288 comments)

Amazon, .... only 15 percent of its energy comes from clean sources, which is about the default national average.

Well that sucks!
Are there any 100% nuclear powered DCs out there?

about 3 months ago

Biohackers Are Engineering Yeast To Make THC

Skylinux Re:Holy grey area! (159 comments)

The dough does not contain any THC; just the yeast that can create it.
Is my business legal?

It used to be legal to purchase cannabis seeds in Germany because they do not contain THC. As far as I know, it is still like this in the UK and Spain.

Austria is also very funny when it comes to the "evil plant". One may purchase cannabis clones and keep them at home. However, flowering them is not legal.

about 3 months ago

Germany's Glut of Electricity Causing Prices To Plummet

Skylinux So not a total ripoff anymore? (365 comments)

So instead of extremely high prices we are going to get high prices? Awesome!
Lists an average price of 26,4 ct/kWh for 2012 in Germany. gives me a current price quote of 25,72 ct/kWh.
The average in Europe is 18,4 ct/kWh.

Power may be cheaper on the exchange but the consumer is still getting shafted.
The only people who will profit from this are energy traders and power hungry corporations. They currently pay ~15 to ~12 ct/kWh.

about 4 months ago


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