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Debian Votes Against Mandating Non-systemd Compatibility

Zaelath Re:Go back in time 5 years (535 comments)

Hanlon's Razor applies here; "Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity."

2 days ago
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How To Anesthetize an Octopus

Zaelath Re:There is a difference ... (105 comments)

And when you think about it, less than 150 years ago, ALL surgery was done without anesthetic..

Yes, but most of them died from shock, hence chloroform which had a much better death rate but much worse (~8x) than ether, and so on to modern anaesthesia.

about a week ago
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Study: There's a Wi-Fi Hotspot For Every 150 People In the World

Zaelath Re:Flag (63 comments)

Just so long as you don't mind me smearing anti-whateveryouare slurs on your house in faecal matter, you might have a point.

about three weeks ago
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Study: There's a Wi-Fi Hotspot For Every 150 People In the World

Zaelath Re:Flag (63 comments)

Maybe if enough people flag spam posts they disappear? If that includes FRIST PENIS posts, all the better.

But really, I'd guess it's about avoiding legal responsibility for user content.

about three weeks ago
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If You're Connected, Apple Collects Your Data

Zaelath Yes, worse (313 comments)

Of course it's much worse than the data collection from a "technical preview". It's whole purpose is to discover how people use the damn thing and you sign up to be a guinea-pig in exchange for getting the advanced access.

However, it's "to be expected" from Apple. You don't own their phones or laptops, they own you.

about a month ago
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Deadmau5 Accuses Disney of Pirating His Music

Zaelath Re:Apple effect (137 comments)

You don't have an innate right to anything, however you have innate desires for rights like control over your property up to and including your own body. Society has organised such that we have set aside a portion of our resources to defend these "rights" collectively and make them a notional fact of life in that society.

We pay taxes to defend our "rights" from our neighbours. In your erstwhile sharing economies, it was still collective contributions to the good of the whole and people that didn't want to contribute were removed from the group.

All that said, Disney are dicks.

about 2 months ago
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"Net Neutrality" Coiner Tim Wu Is Running For Lt. Governor of New York

Zaelath Re:great state of New York - Citation needed (40 comments)

That's probably a cross-state dig, but prefacing every state with "the great state" of looks kind of frantically desperate to the rest of the world.

about 3 months ago
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Choose Your Side On the Linux Divide

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

It's not a minute though, on most servers it's single digit seconds, and it's not even "up" once the login prompt comes up. The "compute-hours" are still spent if you're rebooting all day, they're just spent after the "boot" is complete.

Or do you really think tomcat is "running" when the command prompt returns and not 2 minutes later when the applications are responding, and not minutes after that when the JIT has cached everything so it actually runs at a decent speed?

about 3 months ago
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Ross Ulbricht Faces New Drug Charges

Zaelath Re:Chokehold (102 comments)

It's just you.

about 2 months ago
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Munich Reverses Course, May Ditch Linux For Microsoft

Zaelath Re: Surprise? (579 comments)

You mean cue.

You're right about the names though, what you call a thing is THE most important thing in making it successful. Using a name that is easy to find on Google doesn't matter at all.

Trying to find people to dedicate free time to a dead paradigm on the other hand, simplest thing in the world. I don't know why they can't get that right.

about 3 months ago
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The IPV4 internet has broken

Zaelath whargarble? (2 comments)

The linked solution is a work around for people with little to no need for IPv6, so they can reallocate storage from IPv6 to IPv4. If everyone was on IPv6, a much larger dataset, then that would fit into the TCAM ... how?

about 3 months ago
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Xbox One Will Play Media from USB Devices, DLNA Servers

Zaelath Re:Most Tv's can already do that by themselves (112 comments)

Because they're horribly vulnerable to all kinds of ancient XSS and other vulnerabilities that mean outgoing connections from the TV aren't safe; not all hacking is described in WarGames (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0086567/)

about 3 months ago
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Xbox One Will Play Media from USB Devices, DLNA Servers

Zaelath Re:Most Tv's can already do that by themselves (112 comments)

Yeah, they can, sort of. My Samsung TV can do it without any Samsung application (just general DLNA), but it sucks ass at it compared to the PS3.. and it's remote is garbage.

Besides, it's means the TV has to be connected to the network and TV network security makes Sony network security look good, and how sad is that?

about 3 months ago
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Sniffing Out Billions In US Currency Smuggled Across the Border To Mexico

Zaelath Re:Wont matter (158 comments)

That's what the TSA agent told me about 5 times while searching my carry on bag on the jet-way while other passengers struggled past and gawked at me. Also that if I didn't declare I had cash in there, they'd seize it.

Her dog looooooved my bag. Unfortunately it didn't have any money in it, just residual dog from my friend's house.

So yeah, I just hope this device is more accurate than the pups :)

about 3 months ago
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Linus Torvalds: "GCC 4.9.0 Seems To Be Terminally Broken"

Zaelath Re:Strawman argument (739 comments)

You have a couple of entertaining alternatives to just "they're a dick", but it's a reach to say you're covering all cases and as such abuse is never an appropriate response.

As for the "anger towards the parents", if someone assaults me I should go and piss on their ancestor's grave? Exactly how far back do you take the parental responsibility?

"more" could easily include any number of legal remedies, like getting the cops to beat them up, assuming they're not a mentally disabled octogenarian on the loose from prison.

about 4 months ago
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Popular Android Apps Full of Bugs: Researchers Blame Recycling of Code

Zaelath Re:Not surprised (150 comments)

iDunno

about 4 months ago
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Popular Android Apps Full of Bugs: Researchers Blame Recycling of Code

Zaelath Re:What alternative could be built? (150 comments)

Mmmm, Android moved "unacceptable" into "not unusual" at the same time and said a lot more apps "require no special permissions", despite needing Device ID, GPS, and storage access. You know. For a torch app.

about 4 months ago
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Enraged Verizon FiOS Customer Seemingly Demonstrates Netflix Throttling

Zaelath Re:Could be a different route involved for the VPN (398 comments)

Would it be easier for you if you just changed the carrier from Interwebs to USPS?

Netflix sell you unlimited CD/s month, as long as you return one they'll send out another (there's some supply and sorting issues I believe but that's not the point)

USPS deliver what they're given as fast as they can, so generally you get something like a 3 day turn around on CDs.

Now USPS says "You know, you Netflix people are making more money than we thought you would, we'd like a piece of that. We can offer you a priority 3 day turn around your CDs for a small consideration, otherwise we might just experience some packet loss in the sorting room. Oh noes, your mail seems to be getting lost a lot, huh?"

Also in this analogy, USPS runs their own CD rental service...

about 4 months ago

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Ask Slashdot: Can you block sites from search?

Zaelath Zaelath writes  |  about 10 months ago

Zaelath (2588189) writes "Today I found my first Quora link in my search results on Google, and I really would like to ensure that it's my last.

Are there good add-ons for managing a block list of worthless sites like Quora, or do I need to write one?"

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