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Peru Indignant After Greenpeace Damages Ancient Nazca Site

devent We should be more careful (465 comments)

Maybe in 1000 years that will be the only which remains as a sign of human civilization. That, and the pyramids.

about a week ago
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Fedora 21 Released

devent Re:dropped that fool and the systemd it rode in on (106 comments)

Really? Maybe I give you my 10 years old hard disk with my old pictures. Maybe you can restore them with your super brain.
Joking besides, a binary format is more terse then a text format, meaning on a corruption less data is corrupted.

about two weeks ago
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Fedora 21 Released

devent Re:dropped that fool and the systemd it rode in on (106 comments)

And what is your point? Any file that is not written to the hard disk will be currupted on power loss. And, in case you didn't noticed, all files on a computer are binary.

about two weeks ago
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James Watson's Nobel Medal Sells For $4.1 Million

devent What is the point in buying? (201 comments)

What is the point in buying a Nobel medal? I can only think of somebody who want to fraud people, but a simple google search would expose them.

about two weeks ago
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New Effort To Grant Legal Rights To Chimpanzees Fails

devent Re:Agree with court (341 comments)

Sure. But the article is about granting bodily liberty rights to chimps. Meaning, IMHO, that chimps get the right to live in freedom. And we not even grant that right to some people (or we grant that right but with limitations, I'm not a lawyer).

The group had argued that the chimpanzee deserved the human right of bodily liberty.

about two weeks ago
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New Effort To Grant Legal Rights To Chimpanzees Fails

devent Re:Agree with court (341 comments)

Do mentally ill people that are in mental hospitals still have the right of bodily freedom? I don't think they can leave the hospitals if they chose to.

about two weeks ago
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New Effort To Grant Legal Rights To Chimpanzees Fails

devent Re:Agree with court (341 comments)

Of course. But you have to show first that those animals can understand what those rights are. We already have plenty of animal protection laws that should ensure that animals are not mistreated. I see no reason of how those animals understand or deserve human rights. And suffering is not a good reason, we eat plenty of animals, and in their natural habitats there are no rights anyway.

about two weeks ago
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New Effort To Grant Legal Rights To Chimpanzees Fails

devent Re:Agree with court (341 comments)

Your comment was interesting and informative. We already have animal protection laws. But I think the court ruled about bodily liberty rights for animals, and that is whole new level. It's about rights, not about animal protection laws, i.e. it's about granting rights to subjects that have no concept of rights or obligations. And as I already pointed out, we not even do that for some people, because some people also have no concept of what those rights are.

about two weeks ago
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New Effort To Grant Legal Rights To Chimpanzees Fails

devent Re:Agree with court (341 comments)

But people know that they are trading their liberty for food. And given the chance, they will fight for freedom. No animal that I ever saw would do either of those.

about two weeks ago
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New Effort To Grant Legal Rights To Chimpanzees Fails

devent Re:Agree with court (341 comments)

Citation needed. People will starve to death if you put them in a cage. The anti-slavery movement endured lots of blood shed. I think given the chimp a choice between a banana and the jungle, the chimp will happily go to the zoo.

about two weeks ago
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Which Programming Language Pays the Best? Probably Python

devent Re:Nag, Nag, Nag. (277 comments)

You know what is the best tool for testing? The compiler. The compiler can test your code even before you run anything. But people throw away the best tool for testing for "unit tests? CI? Testing code snippets in a REPL" just so it looks pretty.

Like... missing a semi colon.

You mean JavaScript? Agree fully, it's idiotic, and there are many hard to spot errors in JS because of the "convenience".

about two weeks ago
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New Effort To Grant Legal Rights To Chimpanzees Fails

devent Agree with court (341 comments)

Please first demonstrate to me that chimps and other animals value bodily liberty, and only then we can talk to give them the right. I never saw any animal besides people to value liberty over food, water or safety. It doesn't make any sense to give some right to some subject that does not even value it or understand it. We don't even give bodily liberty to some mentally handicapped persons, so why should we give that right to an animal?

about two weeks ago
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Which Programming Language Pays the Best? Probably Python

devent Re:Nag, Nag, Nag. (277 comments)

Im my opinion. any language that allows for "accidental violations that render [the] code invalid" is just garbage. I mean, really, somebody or something put or remove a whitespace randomly (a whitespace so called because it is invisible) will render your whole program invalid, and you defend such a language?

about three weeks ago
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Debian Forked Over Systemd

devent Re:explain? (647 comments)

To what am I "entitled"? If anyone then you act as an "entitled millennial snowflake", i.e. "how dare LP to write useful software, fully compliant of the license I put my libraries under"

about three weeks ago
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Debian Forked Over Systemd

devent Re:explain? (647 comments)

I still don't care. If it's a problem for you, tough.

about three weeks ago
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Debian Forked Over Systemd

devent Re:explain? (647 comments)

And what is the problem again? The developers of the Linux Kernel and other GPL licensed software are fully aware that the GPL does not cover IPC protocols, and thus enable the usage of their software by closed source projects.

If you really don't want that people are writing closed source software using your apps or libraries via IPC protocols, then just add your own license. Something like "This is free software, derivative works must be licensed under the GPL. Derivative works include apps that use my IPC protocols".

about three weeks ago
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Debian Forked Over Systemd

devent Re: Unix tool philosopy == Good Thing (647 comments)

I'm thankful to you as a Linux Developer for your hard work. But to say that you have any guarantee that the software you provide for free works, is a big stretch. If I want that kind of guarantee I must go to RedHat or Canonical and sign a support agreement. Sure, you have maybe a reputation to lose. But Debian is a free project that is run by volunteers, there are no guarantees.

In any case, you should embrace systemd. Because now you even have less work to maintain the initscripts. But in any case, nobody is forcing you to use systemd. Debian and other distributions are running just fine with sysvinit initscripts. Just yesterday I installed i8k for my laptop on Fedora 20 that have a sysvinit init script. And it's runs just fine.

about three weeks ago
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Debian Forked Over Systemd

devent Re:All right, allow me to expose my ignorance (647 comments)

The systemd project is not the systemd init system. It's like the KDE Software Compilation KDE SC http://www.kde.org/ that consists of the KDE framework, the KDE Plasma, etc. And you can use software that depends on systemd-init just fine by using systemd-shism, which provides the API that usually systemd-init provides.

about three weeks ago
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Debian Forked Over Systemd

devent Re:explain? (647 comments)

And what have this to do with systemd? The GPL does not cover IPC protocols like dbus.

about three weeks ago

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