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33 Months In Prison For Recording a Movie In a Theater

halivar "Unwisely" (114 comments)

Understatement of the year. This is a sad case of a stupid law intersecting with an incredibly stupid person.

about an hour ago
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The 2014 Hugo Awards

halivar Re:Sad Puppy Slate (163 comments)

So the Hugo awards are a popularity contest.

yesterday
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Iceland's Seismic Activity: A Repeat Show for Atmospheric Ash?

halivar Re: Unfortunately (69 comments)

That would indicate to me that you are unfamiliar with either.

2 days ago
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Iceland's Seismic Activity: A Repeat Show for Atmospheric Ash?

halivar Unfortunately (69 comments)

The only way to save the planet from the volcano is to pronounce its name backwards. Correctly.

3 days ago
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Ebola Quarantine Center In Liberia Looted

halivar Re:You have to understand (358 comments)

Doesn't quite fit, does it? In that show/comic, only southerners survive.

4 days ago
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World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor Launches Nov. 13th

halivar Re:I wouldn't mind reinserting the wowcrack needle (146 comments)

You're in luck! You only have to buy MoP, as everything up to Cataclysm i snow included in the base WOW package.

Now, push that needle in. Everything's gonna be ok. Just a little prick and then you get the goody.

about a week ago
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Ask Slashdot: Corporate Open Source Policy?

halivar CYA (57 comments)

I'd do some research and find out what other projects have had issues with. In particular, make sure you actually own the copyrights or have a distribution license for everything you intend to open source. All it takes is one lazy cowboy coder and Google to screw your whole project. Also, understand the license you intend to distribute under, and what licenses are incompatible with it.

about a week ago
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Samsung Announces Galaxy Alpha Featuring Metal Frame and Rounded Corners

halivar Wow (220 comments)

My Apple-phobic Samsung-fan friends are going to have an aneurysm over this.

about two weeks ago
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Every Day Is Goof-Off-At-Work Day At the US Patent and Trademark Office

halivar Re:This is a shining example (327 comments)

I am not in favor of hiding government largess by contracting it out. At that point, the "private" enterprise is merely an unofficial extension of government, isn't it?

about two weeks ago
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Every Day Is Goof-Off-At-Work Day At the US Patent and Trademark Office

halivar Re:This is a shining example (327 comments)

At least we can unelect them, if stirred enough to do so. Eric Cantor illustrates that point.

about two weeks ago
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Every Day Is Goof-Off-At-Work Day At the US Patent and Trademark Office

halivar Re:Wow - good thing (327 comments)

Umm, or you could have accepted and still spent your time surfing Slashdot.

about two weeks ago
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Every Day Is Goof-Off-At-Work Day At the US Patent and Trademark Office

halivar Re:This is a shining example (327 comments)

They assume that small government would be staffed with highly qualified and highly motivated people

By no means! A small government will attract the same sorts of people; the difference is the evildoers can't hide in the massive, inscrutable cogs of the machinery. Accountability is easier when there are fewer places to pass the buck.

about two weeks ago
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Every Day Is Goof-Off-At-Work Day At the US Patent and Trademark Office

halivar Re:This is a shining example (327 comments)

Or at the very least pared back to their original usage.

about two weeks ago
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Every Day Is Goof-Off-At-Work Day At the US Patent and Trademark Office

halivar This is a shining example (327 comments)

of why small-government types are not completely out of their fucking gourd.

about two weeks ago
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Digia Spinning Off Qt Division Into New Company

halivar Re:Can't beat the Micro$oft Machine (59 comments)

This is probably subjective; I found the barrier of entry for Qt pretty significant, while mastering .NET seems almost trivial. Or maybe I'm just broken inside; all possibilities must be considered.

about two weeks ago
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Facebook Seeks Devs To Make Linux Network Stack As Good As FreeBSD's

halivar Re:Why not just use FreeBSD then? (195 comments)

If they've done a lot of work already on a custom kernel, it may not make sense to try porting all that work to completely different kernel architecture. They may have done a cost benefit analysis and decided that the cost of improving their current architecture is less than retrofitting FreeBSD. Not saying this is the case, just posing a possible scenario where this would be the better option.

about two weeks ago
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Digia Spinning Off Qt Division Into New Company

halivar Re:Can't beat the Micro$oft Machine (59 comments)

I think I heard something like this 15 years ago when I first started using KDE. That's a pretty slow death, don't you think?

about two weeks ago
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The High-Tech Warfare Behind the Israel - Hamas Conflict

halivar Re:Poor Israel (402 comments)

I feel like there's a Billy Joel song here...

about three weeks ago
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Chinese Government Probes Microsoft For Breaches of Monopoly Law

halivar Re:So China is going to do (110 comments)

So, non-free dependencies? Not on my watch!

about three weeks ago

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