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OpenSSL Cleanup: Hundreds of Commits In a Week

aliquis Re:Quatity is not quality (102 comments)

And if there are that many, would a new start not be better?

How about no?

Also I don't see why lots of fixes would necessarily mean poor fixes. They likely do what they feel is obvious fixes / stuff they consider wrong. Or something such. What do I know really.

Possibly they know what they are doing.

2 hours ago
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OpenSSL Cleanup: Hundreds of Commits In a Week

aliquis Re:it's a good effort (102 comments)

refuse features, increase quality

Excuse me while I smile and laugh inside while I think about the different projects and their view or behavior in that regard.

2 hours ago
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Russia Writes Off 90 Percent of North Korea Debt

aliquis Re:I'm liking how Russia is standing up these days (190 comments)

Gates's "interest in making the world better" consists of writing checks (on accounts swelled by monopoly business practices) to big drug companies so they can experiment on people without their knowledge or consent.

Yeah he should write them to Get-a-freaking-clue Foundation, Science Whaa' and Paranoid Inc. instead.

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Russia Writes Off 90 Percent of North Korea Debt

aliquis Re:Will this effect markets? (190 comments)

Doubt it's a default if Russia voluntarily decides to do it, regardless it wouldn't matter what western financial institutes said.

The US bankers will want higher interest rate when they loan money to North Korea?

The loan is more or less nothing to begin with. Even less than just 10% remain.

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Russia Writes Off 90 Percent of North Korea Debt

aliquis Re:I'm liking how Russia is standing up these days (190 comments)

That being said, Obama IS a weak president. :D

Make Bill Gates president.

Seriously. Maybe he have some ideas about how to do what's good for companies while also having an interest in making the world better.

I doubt other world leaders would be very upset at Bill Gates either? For what? Their XP service being discontinued?

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Russia Writes Off 90 Percent of North Korea Debt

aliquis Re:I'm liking how Russia is standing up these days (190 comments)

Joking about the US actually able to threaten Russia military I suppose?

While US is spread all over the world I assume Russia isn't all that much so you may have to bring the war to their side.

Even if they wasn't somewhat equal simply fighting in someone else home court likely bring disadvantages, also again people defending their home country relative people who.. Well. I don't know. ... but I've been told?

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Russia Writes Off 90 Percent of North Korea Debt

aliquis Re:I'm liking how Russia is standing up these days (190 comments)

Is the US vastly superior?

Globalfirepower rank them about the same, though they include a lot of factors, but shouldn't all those be included?

Sure the US have twice as many people and earn more money (but it's much more unevenly spread and less end up in the government coffins) and spend more money on the military (then again I don't know whatever Russia pay them and if so I guess they pay less and that more production may be government owned or at least be bought for cheaper.)

US seem to have bigger navy and air force and Russia bigger army. Who got the best missile defence? Anti-air?

Even if US is better what are their odds at Russian soil? Because if we are speaking fear of the bully I guess that's where it would be thought?

Many of the US project seem to deliver so-so and cost way more than what was originally planned.

I know lots of people say Russia got old gear but how much truth is there in that? Even if they do how much is newer? How much is newer in the US?

Do F-35 really beat the better models from Russia? Is F-22 clearly superior? I assume the F-15, F-16 and F-18 maybe is more cost effective?

I don't know whatever the SM-2, SM-3 and the S-300, S-400 and S-500 gear/systems is of similar scale but how are they really performing against each others?

I don't really know the composition of either sides nuclear weapons.

How hard is it to sink a carrier? How efficient is the total anti-missile and possibly torpedo defence in a carrier group?

Who win on the ground?
http://www.globalfirepower.com...

I assume the US may rely on missiles from ships and air-force and sure air-plane vs artillery may be a battle with an advantage to the air-plane but this being Russia how many missiles will actually hit and how well would the planes do? Throw in a bunch of submarines in the equation too.

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Russia Writes Off 90 Percent of North Korea Debt

aliquis Re:Saving Face (190 comments)

You say that still more people cried at his dads funereal when will for say Obama ;)

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Russia Writes Off 90 Percent of North Korea Debt

aliquis Re:THROUGH North Korea?! (190 comments)

"Our great leader has been holding two sticks providing the energy output of 20 western built nuclear plants!"

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Mercedes Pooh-Poohs Tesla, Says It Has "Limited Potential"

aliquis Yeah he's right. (350 comments)

The answer I wanted to write here:

Yeah, just look at Apple.

Apple released their smartphone. And then Ericsson, Nokia and Motorola relased theirs. .. oh wait.

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Snowden Queries Putin On Live TV Regarding Russian Internet Surveillance

aliquis Re:Useful Idiot (389 comments)

What say he's a buddy of them?

"Kid" wants to stay alive / not be imprisoned and doomed for life.
(And risked it all to tell everyone what he knew, and you people are trash-talking him for that.)

Yay, how awful of him!

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Snowden Queries Putin On Live TV Regarding Russian Internet Surveillance

aliquis Re:Useful Idiot (389 comments)

He fled to safety.

Which nations are most likely to be amused by your reveals and won't fold over for US diplomacy?

Also it's not like he got a lot of offers?

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Snowden Queries Putin On Live TV Regarding Russian Internet Surveillance

aliquis Re:Kim Philby II (389 comments)

Yeah. Snowden is taking away your freedom!

Like really! ... .. no.

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Snowden Queries Putin On Live TV Regarding Russian Internet Surveillance

aliquis Re:Useful Idiot (389 comments)

It's a shame we didn't fought over him.

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Snowden Queries Putin On Live TV Regarding Russian Internet Surveillance

aliquis Re:Voluntary? (389 comments)

Or he just want to push his agenda.

"Hey US, why are you worse than Russia?"

If Russia is better, it works.
If Russia is worse but lie then maybe it get reveaked and still works.
If Russia was as bad and admitted it it would still work.

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Steam's Most Popular Games

aliquis Re:Hours Played is a bad metric. (117 comments)

You're not a one dollar gut but you don't beat the $ 3.7-7.7 average? =P

For the weekly bundles the second tier is $ 6.

One have to beat $1 to get the Steam keys. I could see how the trading cards may eventually add up to that but harder with say $4.5 on a regular one or $6 on a weekly one.

The again I've only used one game of the what? ~4-500 I've bought so far? (Not all on Steam.)

3 days ago
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Steam's Most Popular Games

aliquis Re:Scalded (117 comments)

Precisely. I don't think I have purchased or even seen a game in recent years that did not come with a listing of prerequisite hardware/software.

"It told me the game required Windows XP or better so I installed Linux."

3 days ago
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Steam's Most Popular Games

aliquis Re:Hours Played is a bad metric. (117 comments)

But do you really get more money back from the cards than you pay for the bundles?

You only buy at $1?

Or do it because you kinda want the games anyhow and they become cheaper if you sell the badges?

3 days ago
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Code Quality: Open Source vs. Proprietary

aliquis Re:Not a surprise (132 comments)

Without seeing it?

They patch at random and let evolution take care of the rest? ..

3 days ago
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How Does Heartbleed Alter the 'Open Source Is Safer' Discussion?

aliquis Re:Wat? (580 comments)

Is this happened a closed source product I guess the question whatever it would had been on purpose or not and whatever any closed source product could be trusted would had been way steamier here on /.

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Sony-Ericsson Xperia X3 on November the third?

aliquis aliquis writes  |  more than 4 years ago

aliquis writes "Looks like Sony-Ericsson is ready to release their first Android phone on the third november. It's rumored to have a 1GHz Snapdragon processor, 8 megapixel camera and WVGA screen. With Android 2 just getting finished can we assume this will be an Android 2 device to? And will it 1-UP the Sholes/Droid or not?"
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Nintendo DSi software will be region locked :(

aliquis aliquis writes  |  more than 5 years ago

aliquis writes "Though eventually not a big issue in the end depending on what Nintendo makes of it, the DSi will be the first Nintendo portable to have region lock for its software.

However its only for DSi titles, who knows if it's obliged for all DSi specific software and also maybe it will only be used when it makes sense for the additional services."

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Nintendo announces DSi

aliquis aliquis writes  |  more than 5 years ago

aliquis writes "So the rumors where true, Nintendo has announced the DSi as a successor for the DS lite. DSi includes two cameras, expanded screens, SD card slot and on-board memor with music playback function and a DS-specific download service, finally it also comes with a web browser. The screens have only increased from 3" to 3.25" but the whole unit has become even smaller! Release in Japan on the 1st November for ¥18,900 or around $ 179.
DS fanboy had the news."

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Sweden votes yes for "FRA-lagen."

aliquis aliquis writes  |  more than 5 years ago

aliquis writes "The voting for the new swedish wiretapping law was supposed to be at 09.00 local time but happened this evening instead after a petition for reconsideration.

The result? 143 votes for and 138 votes against, one person didn't vote.
I was said that if four persons changed their mind it would get voted down, so I guess one in the blue camp did vote no.

It's covered at Svenska Dagbladet in swedish and at The Local in english."

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aliquis aliquis writes  |  more than 6 years ago

aliquis writes "Etrian Odyssey (website uses flash), a nethack/MUD-without-the-MU like game for Nintendo DS was released may the 16th.

The game features classic labyrinth RPG style gaming with over 125 monsters designed by Shin Nagasawa (Final Fantasy IX), nine characters of which you build a party of five, and a map on the lower screen where you draw the looks of the labyrinth using the stylus while you explore it.

Too bad it doesn't seem to contain any multiplayer support :(, graphical MUD on the DS (or any system) would be so sweet."

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