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Your 60-Hour Work Week Is Not a Badge of Honor

dogganos In praise of idleness (717 comments)

Many people here need to read 'in praise of idleness' from Bertrand Russell'.

about 6 months ago
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Leonard Nimoy: Smoking Is Illogical

dogganos Re:Smoking is illogical? Mini philosophical analys (401 comments)

Whereas you technically are right, you underestimate the force of the social paradigm. Of course, you are 'free' to act otherwise, but then if that was practiced by the majority, capitalism would collapse. Because it is an economic system which capitalizes on the vices you mentioned.

about 7 months ago
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Leonard Nimoy: Smoking Is Illogical

dogganos Re:Smoking is illogical? Mini philosophical analys (401 comments)

Your 'can't make up your minds' statement makes it appear as if the "contemporary capitalistic dominant value system" can't be at the same time hedonistic, materialistic, and consumption oriented AND making people 'long-term focused health nuts'. At the very least, obsessing with your health makes you buy a shitload of diet complements and fantasize that all the problems caused to your body by stress will be relieved, leaving you free to enjoy life. I'm not the one to be held accountable for the inherent capitalism contradictions.

As I'm not a communist either, I will sure agree that it forces you to be productive, but it would be missing the elephant in the room if you denied that also capitalism forces you to be productive. Although the nature of 'forcing' changes a little: In the one case you are forced with real force, where in the other case you are pointed to the cheese in the mousetrap, which is the wealth that one person out of 1000 achieves through capitalism.

about 7 months ago
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Leonard Nimoy: Smoking Is Illogical

dogganos Smoking is illogical? Mini philosophical analysis (401 comments)

Logic is a path to follow in order to reach a predefined purpose.
Smoking can't be illogical per se. Facts cannot be illogical and indeed, people do smoke.
Now, here, in declaring that smoking is illogical, the contemporary capitalistic dominant value system is implied, defining as purpose the 'long live (and be productive...)' doctrine. But if somebody takes pleasure in smoking and the purpose he has define for his life is to dive in pleasures, then smoking is perfectly logical. The possibility of cancer is the price he accepts to pay in order to maintain his values and purposes.

That being said, people who impose their smoke on others are antisocial moronic douchebags.

about 7 months ago
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Researchers Achieve Storage Density of 2.2 Petabytes Per Gram of DNA

dogganos what's in our DNA then? (136 comments)

Should we start checking our own DNA for encoded files from our deep ancestors?

about a year and a half ago
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Scientists Speak Out Against Wasting Helium In Balloons

dogganos Re:Life is supposed to get Better, not worse! (589 comments)

Oh, haven't you got the memo? The American Dream is long over. Seems like the earth is not able to sustain a life like that that you think you deserve.

about 2 years ago
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Where the Candidates Stand On Net Neutrality

dogganos Orwellian words upside-down (420 comments)

It's funny how the 'keep internet open, free and without restrictions' doctrine is regarded as 'regulation', whereas the 'let companies regulate internet in any way they wish' is regarded as 'no regulation'. It's the 'market will find its balance' joke.

about 2 years ago
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12 Dead, 50 Injured at The Dark Knight Rises Showing In Colorado

dogganos pure math (1706 comments)

add a Hollywood feeding endless violence, and a gun culture and guess what you get.

more than 2 years ago
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Backdoor Found In China-Made US Military Chip?

dogganos oh! (270 comments)

who would have thought!

about 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: It's World Backup Day; How Do You Back Up?

dogganos rsnapshot on ext4 on LUKS on iSCSI on RAID @ servr (304 comments)

I have a dedicated remote server which (among other things) exports via iSCSI a partition on a RAID 5.
On each of the backup-ed PCs/servers a cron script connects to the iSCSI target, open the LUKS volume on the target, and mounts the FS. Then the backup-ed PC/server runs rsnapshot to create a snapshot of its current status. So I can retrieve anything from any of the backuped servers/PCs as it was at anytime. Plus, I don't have to trust anyone on the remote server site because everything leaves the backuped servers/PCs encrypted. Works like a charm!

more than 2 years ago
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Surviving the Cashless Cataclysm

dogganos naive sum-up (463 comments)

The writer dismisses all too easy the fear of losing privacy, just because there are technical solutions, as if it was a matter of technical difficulties. The State will not allow this because it will lose power (over people's lives).

more than 2 years ago
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Researchers Break Video CAPTCHAs

dogganos nowadays I refresh at least twice (109 comments)

finding a captcha is on the verge of proving that you ARE indeed a robot...

more than 2 years ago
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UK Government To Demand Data On Every Call, Email, and Tweet

dogganos Re:Inevitable (199 comments)

Of course he is trolling, consciously or unconsciously.

You can't bring as an argument in favor of the proposed law the opinion of someone who's kid has been abducted! He's too biased to think rational, and you can't build a law on top of such a bias.

And needless to say, as has been proven multiple times, child abuse has been an ideal means to build consensus on limiting free speech which threatens Their Democracy.

more than 2 years ago
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UK Government To Demand Data On Every Call, Email, and Tweet

dogganos increase security (199 comments)

for whom?

more than 2 years ago
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Homeless Student Is Intel Talent Search Semifinalist

dogganos Re:How is this even... (464 comments)

Very well said my friend... That's exactly what I thought when I read the news. I hate that many people will use this news as an alibi to say that social welfare is useless, since no good talent is not eventually lost...

more than 2 years ago
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Linux 3.2 Has Been Released

dogganos Re:Btrfs (271 comments)

I was using BTRFS on two laptops everyday and all was fine for at least a year, but had to remove it because I really needed the accurate free space reading feature...

more than 2 years ago
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Verizon Backtracks On $2 Convenience Fee

dogganos ha! (281 comments)

As if the 'customer feedback' would ever endorse this extra fee, or any other fee...

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Best Way To Destroy Hard Drives?

dogganos what I do! (1016 comments)

I regularly have to get rid of disks of my firm with clients backups etc. I just remove very easily the electronic circuit on the back and then during the cold days of winter I put the disks in my fireplace. I don't know the exact temperature there, but next morning all there is is the outer casing and an aluminum maze in the ash bin. I guess, that does the trick.

more than 2 years ago
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EU Extends Music Copyright to 70 Years

dogganos this is known as... (536 comments)

the 'Beatles Act'

more than 2 years ago

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