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Google, Apple Lead Massive List of Companies Supporting CISPA

anarxia Re:Frustrating (153 comments)

It's the same everywhere. What changes is who the special interest are, how people are coerced and a promotion of the idea that the cause justifies all means.

about a year and a half ago
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"Micro-Gig" Sites Undermining Workers Rights?

anarxia Re:Who's *FORCING* you to work for those sites? (426 comments)

I went to an interview for a position in a well known audit firm (IT department). I was rejected on the basis of my personality test. I later learned from a friend working in the IT department that the position was filled by a relative of one of the managers in another department.

about a year and a half ago
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No Such Thing As a Tax-Free Lunch At Google?

anarxia Re:No you don't. (631 comments)

Google is both legally and morally correct in my opinion. They are employing people to cook, buy the raw materials legally and offer food to their employees. How would you like paying taxes for food you prepare at home?

about a year and a half ago
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HBO Says Game of Thrones Piracy Is "a Compliment"

anarxia Re:No shit (447 comments)

I believe that all government-given rights are actually an illusion. I can't think of a single right that does not have exceptions. Take freedom of speech for example. You might speak your mind but the press can portray (all hail our corporate/government overlords) you as a lunatic so it becomes irrelevant what you are saying. Right to a fair trial? Ask your Japanese-born citizens during WW2 or potential terrorist citizens in more recent times. If basic rights can be repealed I think it's pointless to speak about rights at all.

about a year and a half ago
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Will Donglegate Affect Your Decision To Attend PyCon?

anarxia Re:Put simply; yes (759 comments)

His broken English actually reinforce his point.

about a year and a half ago
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Microsoft, Partners Probed Over Bribery Claims

anarxia Re:How things work in Italy (137 comments)

That's baby corruption. The real pros make their competitors do the work through cut-throat sub-contracting and they get a commission. Either that or It's possible to be the cheapest yet you complete the project by sub-contracting all of it to the same people you were competing against in the first place.

about a year and a half ago
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Copyright Trolls Order Wordpress To Disclose Critics' IP Addresses

anarxia Re:Three words (119 comments)

You are right I meant. In any case Wordpress will not comply.

about a year and a half ago
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Copyright Trolls Order Wordpress To Disclose Critics' IP Addresses

anarxia Re:Three words (119 comments)

Yeah right. Wordpress will get fined in the worst case. In case they comply they will lose a lot of bloggers. Nice try Prenda Law.

about a year and a half ago
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Mosquitoes Beginning To Ignore DEET Repellent

anarxia Re:evolution (232 comments)

How can you know which traits are those? What prevents pure "survival of the fittest" is that there is a lot of artificial selection going on. Factors like the income of your parents, culture you are raised in, basically anything that you cannot control makes the whole argument insignificant. Even traits which are really useful, depending on your location they may be considered flaws.

about a year and a half ago
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Alan Cox to NVIDIA: You Can't Use DMA-BUF

anarxia Re:you got your backwards backwards (946 comments)

Many people (including myself) purchase hardware based on linux support. If there are no decent nvidia drivers those people can always go with amd. Also a lot of systems (STBs, low power pcs etc) come with linux or android pre-installed so nvidia needs linux support to convince the OEMs to go with them. I think nvidia has more to lose than linux users if they dropped support for newer kernels or offer a sub-optimal experience..

about 2 years ago
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Mozilla Proposes 'Do Not Track' HTTP Header

anarxia Re:O RLY? (244 comments)

I forgot about user agent :) but you get the point

more than 3 years ago
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Mozilla Proposes 'Do Not Track' HTTP Header

anarxia Re:O RLY? (244 comments)

Tracking is usually cookie-based (ie uses information in the HTTP headers) so an HTTP header is the only logical place to specify that you do not want to be tracked. Web server logs are not suitable for tracking. At most they can tell you where the user came from (referrer) an ip and what he requested. Using only that information is very unlikely that any advertiser will be able to track you since the ip might be a company router, an ISP web proxy, an anoymous proxy etc etc. Even if tracking information is batch updated from huge web server logs that contain http headers the advertiser can check for the header and not save the information. Technologically the idea is solid.

more than 3 years ago
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NRO Warns They Are On Final IPv4 Address Blocks

anarxia Re:Assignment efficiency (282 comments)

One of the main reasons companies get /24 is to allow them to have redundant links to the internet. How can multiple ISPs advertise a /25 without affecting other customers on the same /24?

more than 3 years ago
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How To Hijack an EU Open Source Strategy Paper

anarxia Re:Why? (112 comments)

I think you missed the parent's point. he way I read it is that proprietary off-the-self software is on its way out not proprietary software as a whole.

I also believe that this particular subset of proprietary software is in danger because off-the-shelf software tend to be generic and it's more likely that open-source software will perform the same task.

The more generic the open-source software, the more contributors it's likely to have. Over time it will have similar or better quality and more features than its proprietary counterparts.

There are numerous examples of this.

more than 5 years ago
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The Future of Google Chrome

anarxia Re:How about something OTHER than javascript... (294 comments)

The problem is that the runtimes for all those languages must be first installed on the browser. For example a python runtime would be a minimum 4MB, ruby 6MB and so on. If you make them optional web developers will not bother using them if they will risk their sites not working.

This is why the web standardised on one language.

more than 5 years ago
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Woman Claims Ubuntu Kept Her From Online Classes

anarxia Re:Expected (1654 comments)

I get lots of calls for Windows-related issues, very few for Mac OSX and nearly zero for Linux. This is definite proof that linux has less issues than OS X and far fewer than Windows. Discussion closed!

more than 5 years ago
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Git Adoption Soaring; Are There Good Migration Strategies?

anarxia Re:I want to use git (346 comments)

Tortoisegit. Haven't used it so I can't tell you how stable or complete it is.

more than 5 years ago
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Git Adoption Soaring; Are There Good Migration Strategies?

anarxia Re:Why is it soaring? (346 comments)

Another reason is that the bitkeeper license prohibits users to work on competing products.

more than 5 years ago

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