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Google Engineer Wins NSA Award, Then Says NSA Should Be Abolished

ammorais Re:Don't forget (297 comments)

It's impossible to watch porn with TOR!!! To slow!

1 year,1 day
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First Video Broadcast From Mt. Everest Peak Outrages Tourist Ministry of Nepal

ammorais Re:Their country, their rules (204 comments)

Their country, their rules.

Not valid here. Mt. Everest is something of worldwide importance. Nepal did not create it nor should they "own" it.

The only reason they can have "rules" is if those are for preservation of the ecosystem, but I don't see any violation in that context here.

Did you even tough about what you just wrote?
So what you're saying is because the Grand Canyon is of worldwide importance, we should ignore U.S. laws.

about a year ago
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File-Sharing For Personal Use Declared Legal In Portugal

ammorais Re:U.S. law still applies (179 comments)

Those laws all look like pretty standard extradition terms, actually.

Yes they are, in countries that abolished the death penalty . Wasn't implying they weren't or trying to make them notable in some way.
Wasn't sure if GP was being sarcastic and wanted to point out that his assertion didn't even apply to U.S. citizens, even more to Portuguese.

about 2 years ago
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File-Sharing For Personal Use Declared Legal In Portugal

ammorais Re:Bailout (179 comments)

[sarcasm] Perhaps if we send file sharing teenagers, or their moms to jail, we bail the crisis then. [/sarcasm]

about 2 years ago
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University Receives $5 Million Grant To Study Immortality

ammorais Re:Oh. Tell that to brain scientist. (532 comments)

I have this question for quite some time. If our conscience is information, and if we are indeed a complex machine, then what prevent us from theoretically replicate/transfer this same conscience to a new machine/virtual environment . If we are information, why can't we continue after death then.
If we can continue , then what happens to the conscience that is in the body that dies. Does it cease to exist? Does it continues on the VM?
If I try both possibilities then I'm left with more questions.
If the conscience ceases to exist, then we aren't just machines, aren't we?
If the conscience continues in the VM, then were does the conscience resides?
I don't know, really and I'm not an expert in this, but I really would like to know.

about 2 years ago
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Do Companies Punish Workers Who Take Vacations?

ammorais Re:Frettin' over the grindstone (948 comments)

Oh god, this this this this this.

Its no wonder the world economy is in the state it's in, with all the pointless busy-work being done that is allegedly necessary to the functioning of business.

I sincerely think your comment is not interesting at all.
The world economy isn't in the state it's in because of slackers. That's a very "naive" / "over simplistic" thing tho say. People in the world didn't just stop being productive, or ended all being slackers from 2008 on.
Maybe next you will say that unemployment just went up in the western world because people are slackers who don't want to work.
Try world wide government's corruption and an implemented system that favorables assholes with money to lobby their way in to laws.http://slashdot.org/story/12/01

more than 2 years ago
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Was the iPod Accessory Port Inspired By a 40-Year-Old Camera?

ammorais Re:RIP Steve Jobs (263 comments)

Coward

more than 2 years ago
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Was the iPod Accessory Port Inspired By a 40-Year-Old Camera?

ammorais Re:RIP Steve Jobs (263 comments)

Not a native English speaker duh!!!
Go fuck yourself, and your nazi spell checking.

more than 2 years ago
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Was the iPod Accessory Port Inspired By a 40-Year-Old Camera?

ammorais Re:RIP Steve Jobs (263 comments)

Fucken Apple Haters. Fucken Apple Fan Boys. You're all as fucked as each other.

Fuck Haters of Apple Haters. Fuck Haters of Apple fan boys.
Well, fuck all hatters. You're all fucked.

I hate hatters.

hummm!!!

I hate hatters, therefore
I hate, therefore
I'm a hatter, therefore
I hate me !!!?

more than 2 years ago
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Bug With "Singing Penis" Is World's Loudest

ammorais Re:News for nerds, stuff that... gets hard. (117 comments)

It's not about the dick. It's about the size.
For sure the title should be something in this lines: "2mm Bug Is World's Loudest".
Even though, how can't you find this story interesting to nerds. Imagine the possibilities.
If a 2mm bug can do a 99.2 decibels sound, so can your ipod/notepad/phone/pad/[whatever future small] device.

about 3 years ago
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BBC Site Uses Cookies To Inform Visitors of Anti-Cookie Law

ammorais Re:Here's how it goes: (98 comments)

There's a lot of people on the Internet - billions, literally. The vast majority of them are not technically inclined; most have no idea how the Internet works or what cookies actually are.

And sometimes, you actually want cookies. For example, on a news site such as the BBC, you may want to be able to log in and post a comment... and then log out again and not have the site continue tracking you. How do you do that? Short of constantly disabling and re-enabling cookies on a per-site basis, there's no way. Expecting users to do that is idiotic and only shows that a serious disconnect from reality on your part.

Did you know you can still track people you without cookies? You can use a combination of user-agent/IP/browser/language to track you with considerable accuracy.
So your solution for is to ask people that don't know/want to know what are cookies, if they want cookies? How kind of question box you suggest?
Something like this perhaps?


Do you accept cookies? If you press YES this site will work
properlly, and we can track you if we want to.
If you press NO this site won't work properly, but we can't
track you trough cookies. We can still track you by other means
if we want to but not with cookies!

| YES | | NO |

more than 3 years ago
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Judge Orders Former San Francisco Admin Terry Childs To Pay $1.5M

ammorais Re:Let the guy come here... (488 comments)

... I'll hire him.

Never mind him. Hire me, I can hold your passwords for as long as you want.

more than 3 years ago
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How Windows 7 Knows About Your Internet Connection

ammorais Re:Mod Parent FUD. (434 comments)

On a Windows machine I can expect my relatives to install the software if I sent them the link to the download page. You'd think that installing simple stable software would be possible before you can talk about Linux usability?

You are actually saying that the windows system of installing apps is better than linux. The windows system(i mean the lack of one) is one of the main reasons Windows users get infected in the first place. Downloading software from unknown sources from the internet. All Linux distros have a central repository of trusted software with 2 or 3 clicks to install software.

I can't count the number of times I gave up on software install in Linux. Either it has to be compiled or it has a 100-item long list of dependencies

This is a lie, pure and simple, unless you are talking about LFS, all linux distros have a package-manager that resolve dependencies. There are the rare cases when you can't find a certain package on the package-manager and you have to install it manually. In this cases it's the software provider obligation to make it simple for your distro. All commercial software for linux have a simple way to install their app in the most popular distros.
Look at http://www.teamviewer.com/en/download/index.aspx for example. It has rpm's and debs. The install is simple and with one click in most systems.

I don't know where to start to list the things that just don't work in Linux. I really don't. I can typically resolve any problem that anyone in my Windows

That's because you are not a very bright person. OR/AND you are on the wrong line of business.You are possibly in a stage that can't learn anything different, so you reject everything that is different even if it's better.
GP is totally right. For a person who never used a computer, it find it easier to learn Linux desktop(of today, not 10 years ago) than windows. I find this true in my experiences because for all my relatives that I do free support.They all have Linux installed. Believe it or not the bothering ratio dropped enormously once I installed Linux, once they find out they could install apps with 1 or 2 clicks. I also recently migrated a small company to Linux(all desktops and servers) and there aren't any major adaptation problems.

more than 3 years ago
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Dropbox Accused of Lying About Security

ammorais Re:Seconded (265 comments)

It’s not a matter of waking in the morning and say "Today, I'm going to screw over the little guy!"
It's a matter of waking in the morning and saying: "today, if I don't screw the little guy I'm screwed, because everybody does it, and I can't compete if I don't!!!"
It's the hole system that is broken.

more than 3 years ago
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German Company To Install Linux On 10,000 PCs

ammorais Re:If import is imperfect, wouldn't export also be (328 comments)

I am aware of this. But just as OpenOffice.org/LibreOffice import of Word .doc/.docx is imperfect, I imagine that its export of the same formats is also imperfect.

At least at this point in this particulary company, this is a non issue, since I still give support to them, and this problem never happen. To be truthful they used MSOffice at a very basic level without any of the very advanced features(as I believe most office users do), so I really don't know the the perfection of saving advanced doc features in OOffice as a MS Office document. There is an issue with background images when they (wrongly) are embebed in MS Word document, with no margins.
That's why I've kept the MSOffice Box. But like I said in my original post, and becouse of the lack of problems they had on this transition, I belive the people adaptation problems are a myth or exaggerated.

more than 3 years ago
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German Company To Install Linux On 10,000 PCs

ammorais Re:Check a document in Word before sending it (328 comments)

Say a user of OpenOffice.org or LibreOffice wants to send a docx to a user of Microsoft Word, and he wants to give it a once-over in Microsoft Office so that it won't be unreadable in the recipient's software. Are the Office file viewers run in Wine reliable enough for this task?

OpenOffice.org writter can save in (word 95/97/2000/Xp).doc, word(6.0) .doc, and the latest version of Libre Office supports Microsoft Word 2007 xml (.docx.), so this is not really a problem.
OpenOffice.org Calc can save in Microsoft Excel (97/2000/Xp) .xls
OpenOffice.org Impress can save in Microsoft PowerPoint (97/2000/Xp) .pot

What do you think I was trying to imply?

At the company, how long are the lines at this machine?

If I responded 'not long', 'long', or 'very long', witch are the possible answers to your question, it still assumes there are lines of people to access this computer witch is not true. The reality is that, this computer is rarely used.

more than 3 years ago
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German Company To Install Linux On 10,000 PCs

ammorais Re:Adaption... (328 comments)

At the company, how long are the lines at this machine?

The same as before, since they already had OO installed on their XP boxes.
MSOffice is only used in the rare cases they receive a docx that can't be opened by OO, or documents with images as background with no margins. They don't display the same in OO, so a conversion needs to be done.
Also Open Office(currently Libre Office) is used by many companies in my country, so the cases when this happens are rare.
Also I believe you are trolling, because of what your question implies.

more than 3 years ago
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German Company To Install Linux On 10,000 PCs

ammorais Re:Adaption... (328 comments)

3 months ago I've made a linux migration of desktops with XP, on a small business with 25 employes. I've chosen Ubuntu desktop for Desktop, and Centos for the file and printer server, and kept 1 windows box, with Microsoft Office installed.
I have to say that the previous experience of this workers with Oo.org helped, but a lot of myths about people adaptation difficulty are, if not untrue, at least deeply exaggerated. I confessed I've expected a lot of more problems.
The end result was this: the company didn't have to upgrade windows, and didn't have to upgrade hardware also.

more than 3 years ago

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