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Schneier Explains How To Protect Yourself From Sony-Style Attacks (You Can't)

freezin fat guy Re: Company's email system. (340 comments)

Funny how Sony has never shied away from hacking into users' data but as soon as the shoe is on the other foot it's a national crisis.

about a week ago
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Firefox OS Coming To Raspberry Pi

freezin fat guy Re:What is the point? (88 comments)

Open source means the source code is available in full. Whether the creators/inner contributors run the project like the wild old days of Wikipedia or whether they are autocratic is up to them. e.g. I can't just tell Linus to put my code in the Linux kernel.

But if I have the motivation I can take the source and put in my changes myself. Perhaps it will gain traction, perhaps not. But I have the option.

Also, there is the little matter of transparency which only open source provides.

So in these ways Firefox is the only one of the aforementioned which is truly open, even though, as you say, they do not allow you any say in the development of their OS.

about 2 months ago
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How Nigeria Stopped Ebola

freezin fat guy Re:US,Nigeria (381 comments)

Exactly. Typical Obama nanny state government thinks it's their business to protect us from ebola.

about 2 months ago
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After Negative User Response, ChromeOS To Re-Introduce Support For Ext{2,3,4}

freezin fat guy Re:at least (183 comments)

Annoying when a phone/tablet has more software available than a "laptop".

Unless the giant software ecosystem is insecure.

about 2 months ago
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Microsoft's JavaScript Engine Gets Two-Tiered Compilation

freezin fat guy Re:That's great (46 comments)

Firefox

about 2 months ago
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Test-Driving a $35 Firefox OS Smartphone

freezin fat guy Re:Actually thinking of getting one (132 comments)

That said, who the hell said "let's make a dirt-cheap phone OS so the entire planet can enjoy the web!" and then decided to do everything in HTML and Javascript? Even Android is better than that. That's one of the areas where you would really want the speed and efficiency of a low-level language.

I think the idea was so the entire planet can not only use the phone but that it would be more accessible to build apps too.

about 3 months ago
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Elon Musk: We Must Put a Million People On Mars To Safeguard Humanity

freezin fat guy Re:uhh (549 comments)

Elon setting out to deplete the earth of natural resources and fill its atmosphere with burned rocket fuel also increases the likelyhood that we will need a Martian colony to survive.

about 3 months ago
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Why India's Mars Probe Was So Cheap

freezin fat guy Re:Way to compare apples to light bulbs (200 comments)

To say NASA needs to only use the $5000 car isn't in our long term interest.

I couldn't agree more. Using a $5000 car would make NASA nearly irrelevant as a space agency.

about 3 months ago
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Microsoft On US Immigration: It's Our Way Or the Canadian Highway

freezin fat guy Re:"stashes its cash" (365 comments)

Australia too charges income tax from money I earn abroad - namely the difference between the obscenely high Australian taxes and the much lesser taxes I pay in most other countries, even if I earned the money while working and living in those other countries

shhhh! You're new to America bashing aren't you?

So if Microsoft moves to Canada, does that mean they'll at least say "sorry" every time they do something bad?

about 3 months ago
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jQuery.com Compromised To Serve Malware

freezin fat guy Re:Thats not good. (103 comments)

The good news is that admins are more likely to run flash block or equivalent settings, and jquery.com isn't one of those evil sites that requires flash.

Now if we could just get Google to fully commit to a flash-free world...

about 3 months ago
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Indian Mars Mission Has Completed 95% of Its Journey Without a Hitch

freezin fat guy Re:Great achievement (117 comments)

Dude, you are totally out of line with this non-racist post. Please read what everyone before you has written before you open your big yap and show respect to someone else.

about 3 months ago
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Comcast Allegedly Asking Customers to Stop Using Tor

freezin fat guy Re:Locked doors (418 comments)

Also, people who spy on others are often engaged in activities that are not, so-to-speak "legal".

about 3 months ago
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You Got Your Windows In My Linux

freezin fat guy who needs a bug? (613 comments)

This shows how old I am but when I first started in web development I was mortified to find out IE would let me erase the visitor's hard drive with a web page.

about 4 months ago
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US Marines Demonstrate Ultra Heavy-Lift Amphibious Connector Prototype

freezin fat guy Re:20 knots isn't that fast (91 comments)

It does seem odd that a defense budget would need to pony up so much for craft that are only useful for invading.

about 5 months ago
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Google's Experimental Newsroom Avoids Negative Headlines

freezin fat guy Too soon? (109 comments)

I'm also surprised everyone still hates Germany this much and considers that match a defeat rather than a victory.

Too soon?

about 5 months ago
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On 4th of July:

freezin fat guy Re:Hello Americans (340 comments)

You're just bitter you lost.

Also, why do non-USAsians cower behind anonymity?

about 6 months ago
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World's First Large-Scale Waste-to-Biofuels Facility Opens In Canada

freezin fat guy Re:Jerk off material for the Greenies (96 comments)

Alberta is the most conservative part of Canada

Then fuck them. Why are we spending money to help racists?

Alberta also contributes more to our national economy than it receives from it. (unlike most red states)

about 6 months ago
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NASA Funds Projects For Asteroid-Capture Plan

freezin fat guy great... (65 comments)

Now we're all going to die of an alien disease.

Doesn't NASA watch any sci-fi?

about 6 months ago
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Seattle Approves $15 Per Hour Minimum Wage

freezin fat guy Re:Behind the curve (1040 comments)

Well, I do sincerely apologize for my unkind last statement. That was not compassionate and I suspect like most people you have redeeming qualities.

But in 2014 I am amazed at the bigotry expressed against people who vote differently. That is very ignorant. It's gotten to the point where people convince themselves anyone who votes ______ is pure of heart and and anyone who votes ________ is incapable of human decency. It takes a lot of work for political parties to make us that dumb.

about 7 months ago
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Seattle Approves $15 Per Hour Minimum Wage

freezin fat guy Re:Behind the curve (1040 comments)

You pretend to know me.

I have actually lived in a trailer.

Moreover, I know quite a few people who vote each way who are either compassionate or not.

Also, you are a douchebag.

about 7 months ago

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