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Silk Road Journal Found On Ulbricht's Laptop: "Everyone Knows Too Much"

Tranzistors Re:/. has super helpful community (180 comments)

has no idea what he is talking about

Fixed that for me.

about two weeks ago
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Silk Road Journal Found On Ulbricht's Laptop: "Everyone Knows Too Much"

Tranzistors /. has super helpful community (180 comments)

Every time /. has news on someone, who has committed [cyber]crime, the comments read like from ask.slashdot.org article "I would like to set up a criminal enterprise online. Any helpful tips?"

As per all "ask /." articles, most comments are borderline manslplaining (meaning, author has no experience in the field, has idea what he is talking about, but somehow it makes sense in his head and he is happy to share it). As in all diverse communities, some try to suggest that this is a bad idea and shouldn't be attempted in the first place. Such suggestions are soon thwarted with detailed explanations, why it is [a good idea|ethical|for the common good].

This sort of entertainment is why I keep reading Shashdot. Keep up the good work.

about two weeks ago
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Science By Democracy Doesn't Work

Tranzistors Re:A question for all the"deniers". (497 comments)

By "self regulating eco-system" AC meant that Earth always has a climate. And at some point (indefinite future) it will stabilize. Did snowball Earth (if such existed) have climate? Yes. Was it stable? Sure, for a while. So there you have it.

about two weeks ago
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Choose Your Side On the Linux Divide

Tranzistors Re:My opinion on the matter. (826 comments)

Can you list all the things the kernel does in one line? coreutils? binutils? bash?

about 5 months ago
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Misogyny, Entitlement, and Nerds

Tranzistors Re:#notallgeekyguys (1198 comments)

The root cause of all abuse is thinking other people are less important than your self, and as such can be treated worse than you.

Antisemitism comes from feeling of oppression (I guess. I really don't understand this one). Child abuse often justified as for their own good. Honour killings come from need to maintain honour. I am quite sure this is not a complete list. Even if the end result you propose would solve everything, how do we get there? Because just believing everyone is just as important as everyone else doesn't solve the abuse I listed above.

So tell me, how does shit-talking on the Internet reduce violence? What particular form of abuse is it efficient at solving?

Profanities won't solve it, nor am I advocating for them. But sometimes people in these sort of debates are so oblivious of the issues, I can understand why every other word a swear word.

about 8 months ago
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Misogyny, Entitlement, and Nerds

Tranzistors Re:#notallgeekyguys (1198 comments)

And you should notice, that root causes for abuse are different. Unless you have an abuse solving fairy grandmother, that can magically solve all abuse, I am all for differential approach for reducing violence.

about 8 months ago
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Misogyny, Entitlement, and Nerds

Tranzistors Re:#notallgeekyguys (1198 comments)

Why have any conversation about social issues? Since obviously opinions can't change.

Or do you think that whole /. community agrees is of same mind, because it isn't. People here can't even agree on facts.

about 8 months ago
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Misogyny, Entitlement, and Nerds

Tranzistors Re:#notallgeekyguys (1198 comments)

So, your friends respect women, jet make sexist jokes. Oh, if only those women could see past sexism and enjoy the laughs. Just like in school, the poor sod, who is being called gay for not acting manly enough, should just laugh with everybody else, because come on, that is just a joke.

At first I thought I should just go with classical "if X says that Y do Z, it means that enough of Y do Z for it to be a problem", like, if for some woman only 20% (made up number) of male colleges make sexist remarks, it is surely not ALL men, but still it can make life unbearable. When I was in school, I was bullied by about 4 of 33 classmates and, believe me, the fact that it was ONLY about 10% didn't help.
BUT reading your comment further I seriously doubt you would even notice if you were misogynist. First, you just disregard their experience with "didn't see it, you must be making this up" and then say they should shut up about it. Then, to prove the point, you engage in sexist activities (at least passively, by accepting sexism) as a revenge (WTF?). And to top it all, you say women should accept hostile workplace environment, because it is just the way it is, when in fact it is YOU, the tech people, who make the tech environment the way it is.

You are just like those, who say "I don't see racism around me, so it doesn't exist".

about 8 months ago
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Estonia Urged To Drop Internet Voting Over Security Fears

Tranzistors Re:At least... (116 comments)

And electronic voting solve any of these problems?

The article points out that Estionian e-elections increase(!) risk of fraud. You just said, that since there can be fraud with conventional elections, it doesn't matter, how elections are done. It just makes no sense. If there are risks of fraud, they should be minimised, not increased.

about 9 months ago
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Estonia Urged To Drop Internet Voting Over Security Fears

Tranzistors Re:bollocks (116 comments)

> with paper voting, the person can (usually) just take a photo of their ballot with their cell phone to prove who they voted for.

Take picture of one ballot and submit another.

about 9 months ago
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Estonia Urged To Drop Internet Voting Over Security Fears

Tranzistors Re:bollocks (116 comments)

Already solved by not allowing non-voting persons in voting area (not only in voting booth).

about 9 months ago
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RMS On Why Free Software Is More Important Now Than Ever Before

Tranzistors Re:at the mercy of the owners (319 comments)

Which part of the AGPL prevents you from using it in IMAP?

about a year ago
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The Dash Is Now Anonymized In Ubuntu 13.10

Tranzistors Re:Click-biting (183 comments)

Since when is RMS considered a troll?

about a year ago
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Intel Rejects Supporting Ubuntu's XMir

Tranzistors Re:Layering? (205 comments)

The way of Linux is to have one awesome kernel with no viable competition.

about a year ago
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When Metadata Analytics Goes Awry

Tranzistors Translation error in summary (88 comments)

The "mess up your life" translates as "sabojat tavu dzivi". Right now it says "mess up ones own life". And no, slashdot is still not friendly to non-latin alphabets.

about a year and a half ago
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30 Days Is Too Long: Animated Rant About Windows 8

Tranzistors Re:Dunno... (1110 comments)

I have used Windows 8 only so far as to install it, but in login menu the power and accessibility buttons were just flat.

more than 2 years ago

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