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Leaked Documents Show EU Council Presidency Wants To Impair Net Neutrality

aaaaaaargh! Re:So, VOIP 911 calls shouldn't get priority? (71 comments)

There should be no VOIP 911 calls, for just about the same reason as nuclear missile launch commands should not be transmitted over the Internet.

Car analogy: You shouldn't use Microsoft Windows to control the electronic braking system of your car.

2 days ago
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Swedish Court Refuses To Revoke Julian Assange's Arrest Warrant

aaaaaaargh! Re:Shows you (234 comments)

Yes, we know, because we know that Anna Ardin is more or less working for the CIA or at least various institutions that have a proven connection to the CIA - it's clear to anyone who can add 1+1.

2 days ago
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Swedish Court Refuses To Revoke Julian Assange's Arrest Warrant

aaaaaaargh! Re:Sounds reasonable (234 comments)

Extradition treaties do not work the way you think they are.

For example, Portugal has recently refused to hand over George Wright, a convicted murder and airline hijacker, to the US on the grounds that he has built up a new existence in Portugal.

2 days ago
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Swedish Court Refuses To Revoke Julian Assange's Arrest Warrant

aaaaaaargh! Re:Sounds reasonable (234 comments)

Your biased assessment would make more sense if Anna Ardin didn't work for the CIA...

2 days ago
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Halting Problem Proves That Lethal Robots Cannot Correctly Decide To Kill Humans

aaaaaaargh! Re:Impossible to build purely evil robots? (316 comments)

Then their "proof" seems to be based on a common misunderstanding, though. The halting problem only states that there is no algorithm that allows you to determine of any algorithm (including, notably, itself) that it will halt. It doesn't state that you cannot automatically proof that some specific algorithm (e.g. one for "ethical killing") will halt/is correct or that you cannot proof that most if not all algorithms we're interested in will halt/are correct. While many of the automated theorem provers are not fully automatic and may sometimes require you to choose a proof strategy, this has more to do with the complicated nature of the proofs (and incompleteness of HOL). There are also fully automated HOL theorem provers.

I believe most of the Airbus software based on Spark has been proved using automated theorem provers, but I might be wrong. Anyway, there are many automated correctness proofs for safety-critical software/hardware.

3 days ago
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Sweden Considers Adding "Sexism" Ratings To Video Games

aaaaaaargh! Re:Awesome :) (635 comments)

You mean satanist, right? The 'd' stands for daemon.

5 days ago
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Former Police Officer Indicted For Teaching How To Pass a Polygraph Test

aaaaaaargh! Re:You don't have it straight ... (328 comments)

And just to make this clear, where I live you are allowed to lie to federal officers if you are accused, and there is no such crime as a 'conspiracy to lie to government investigators'. Not all countries are as fascist as the USA.

about a week ago
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Former Police Officer Indicted For Teaching How To Pass a Polygraph Test

aaaaaaargh! Re:You don't have it straight ... (328 comments)

I did not reply to your first comment but to another one of your countless comments, namely one which was false. Before you pester public forums with your biased opinions on how to interpret idiotic laws, you should perhaps first learn how to argue.

about a week ago
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Former Police Officer Indicted For Teaching How To Pass a Polygraph Test

aaaaaaargh! Re:You don't have it straight ... (328 comments)

Its legal to lie to government investigators in your jurisdiction?

That's not what the guy was arrested for, dumbass.

about a week ago
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Philae's Batteries Have Drained; Comet Lander Sleeps

aaaaaaargh! Re:Hey don't worry (337 comments)

Don't know why this has been modded funny, it just depends on the interpretation of "soon." Give it another hundred years and the solar system will indeed be crawling with private robots, unless we somehow manage to seriously fuck up our civilization until then. On a cosmic time scale another hundred or two hundred years is nothing.

What annoys me a bit, though, is that I'm probably born too early to be able to download my consciousness into a machine during my lifetime, so I won't see what the future brings. :(

about a week ago
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Five Years of the Go Programming Language

aaaaaaargh! Re:What really does it bring to the table? (82 comments)

- It's faster than Python and, I suppose, Ruby.

- It has a faster executable startup time than Java and other languages that depend on the clunky JVM.

- It's not as OO-perverted as Java, or at least, allows you to write your OO-perverted code with less keystrokes than Java.

- It has many features that the Algol68 language has, too.

- It lacks many features that Common Lisp has and will never have them. (Whether you think that's good or not, depends a bit on the length of your beard and weather you primarily live off coke and chinese food and pizza or not.)

- It has built-in concurrency like Ada has, only that it is much less safe than Ada and also much slower.

- It is slower than C and Fortran, so if you do number crunching it will give you an additional coffee break.

- It provides endless opportunities and fun with fiddling around with glue code for interfacing to C and C++ libraries - like all new language!

- Its somewhat easier to learn and use than Forth, but less easier to use than Python (which is good, because we don't want it to be too easy now, do we)

Please notice that I'm not in any way affiliated with Google, so this not some hidden advertising/slashvertisement.

about two weeks ago
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Five Years of the Go Programming Language

aaaaaaargh! Re:Call the HR department (82 comments)

5 years of Go versus 30 years of Common Lisp and 50 years of Lisp. :)

about two weeks ago
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Data Center Study Reveals Top 5 SMART Stats That Correlate To Drive Failures

aaaaaaargh! Re:Seagate OEM? (138 comments)

Please mod up. Seagate drives fail much sooner than all other brands.

about two weeks ago
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Linux Foundation Comments On Microsoft's Increasing Love of Linux

aaaaaaargh! Re:Step one. (162 comments)

The ironic thing is that if there was a Microsoft Word for Linux and it could actually read its own file format correctly, then I would probably buy it just so I could exchange files with publishers without having to worry about missing special characters and malformed tables.

about two weeks ago
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Multi-Process Comes To Firefox Nightly, 64-bit Firefox For Windows 'Soon'

aaaaaaargh! Re:Too late. (181 comments)

Palemoon crashes a lot on my machine, Firefox doesn't ... which is weird, given that Palemoon is essentially a rebranded Firefox.

about two weeks ago

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Synchronize data between Linux, OS X, and Windows?

aaaaaaargh! aaaaaaargh! writes  |  about 5 years ago

aaaaaaargh! (1150173) writes "I'm using a laptop with Ubuntu 8.04 for work, a netbook with Ubuntu 9.10 when I'm outside, Mac OS X 10.5 for hobby projects, and Windows XP for gaming. For backups I'm currently using Jungledisk and Apple Timemachine and I use a local svn repository for my work data. Now I need to frequently exchange and synchronize OpenOffice and Latex files and source code in various cross-platform programming languages between one machine and another.

  Options range from putting everything online (but Jungledisk disks seem to be too slow for anything else than backup), storing my data on external medias like USB sticks or SD cards, or working with copies by synchronizing folders over the network. I don't want to give my data away to some server outside without strong encryption (controlled by me, including the source code) and external media like USB sticks are a bit too fragile according to my taste. The solution should be reliable, relatively failsafe, as simple as possible, and allow me to continue to use Jungledisk for backup.

So what would you recommend?"
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How to build a cheap flashdrive subnotebook?

aaaaaaargh! aaaaaaargh! writes  |  more than 7 years ago

aaaaaaargh! writes "Now that the EEE PC was raised in price before it even has become available, I was wondering whether I should try to build my own subnotebook out of Ebay'ed stuff and cheap electronic store components. But I'm not sure whether it would be worth it. So does anyone here have an idea? Here are some specs that seem to be desirable:

- display size maximum 12'', preferably 10'', resolution at least 800x600, perhaps higher
- must run Linux or Unix
- flash drive instead of harddisk (at least 8GB)
- WLAN
- longest possible battery life
- 512 MB RAM and expandable
- no special graphics capabilities, but should be able to run Doom
- must be really, really cheap

  What would you recommend? Is building such a thing yourself worth the trouble?"

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