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Valencia Linux School Distro Saves 36 Million Euro

korbulon 36 million euro (145 comments)

or 48 million dolla.

yesterday
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Economist: File Sharing's Impact On Movies Is Modest At Most

korbulon SHHHH! IGNORE. YOU'RE NOT HELPING (214 comments)

We need crimes like internet piracy to help foment the growth of the global police state! These are real criminals who needed to be hunted down and punished to the full extent of the law (and then some) at the behest of our media moguls who help fill the political troughs. US gets to go first, but one day China and Russia would sure love a turn.

about two weeks ago
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Indie Game Developers Talk About Why They Struck Out On Their Own

korbulon Ads (49 comments)

I can no longer disable ads on Slashdot. Is that right? Must have missed the memo.

Just looked it up. What a load of horeshit. Guess I'll cancel my subscription. Oh that's right, I don't have one.

Move along. Move along.

about three weeks ago
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Public Interest In Great White Shark Devours Research Site's Servers

korbulon Re:Poetry (57 comments)

Most of the cetacean population has already been evacuated. Only a matter of time now.

about a month ago
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Public Interest In Great White Shark Devours Research Site's Servers

korbulon Poetry (57 comments)

It's becuase i wuz thinking that it's so WISE you used the word "DEVOUR" in the title because MUCH LIKE A SHARK MIGHT DEVOUR A HUMAN, so too might the bandwidth of a web server be DEVOURED by excess usage by humans.

I too am shark.

about a month ago
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France Cries Foul At World Cup "Spy Drone"

korbulon Re:Luftfwaffe Light (138 comments)

Probably the Germans doing reconnaissance on the French squad.

Because if it was the Belgians it would have been a Luftwaffle.

about a month and a half ago
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France Cries Foul At World Cup "Spy Drone"

korbulon Luftfwaffe Light (138 comments)

Probably the Germans doing reconnaissance on the French squad.

about a month and a half ago
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Man Behind Hacks of Bush Family and Other Celebs Indicted In the US

korbulon Re:Ain't that a bitch? (65 comments)

double standards, pot and kettle, hoof and mouth, rule of law, ET CETERA ET CETERA.

about a month and a half ago
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Man Behind Hacks of Bush Family and Other Celebs Indicted In the US

korbulon Ain't that a bitch? (65 comments)

Having complete strangers being able to pry into all your personal data and intercept your private communications.

Why there oughta be a law, mister. There really should.

about a month and a half ago
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Snowden Rallies Privacy Advocates In New York City

korbulon Re:The most salient question (72 comments)

I was channelling my inner Linda Richman, but if this is what floats your boat...

about 2 months ago
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Why NASA's Budget "Victory" Is Anything But

korbulon For perspective (267 comments)

Qatar is investing enough money to host the football world cup - a tournament that lasts one month - to fund NASA for ten years.

http://keepingscore.blogs.time...>/

What a world.

about 2 months ago
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Snowden Rallies Privacy Advocates In New York City

korbulon The most salient question (72 comments)

Snowden is a hero or a traitor? Discuss.

[Meanwhile pay no attention to the men in black dungarees quietly moving the governmental surveillance apparatus to an undisclosed location.]

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: In What Other Occupations Are IT Skills and Background Useful?

korbulon Whoredom (158 comments)

1. Dealing with a wide array sockets and dongles.

2. Freelancing more remunerative but far more risky.

3. Constantly worrying about viruses and having to conduct frequent screenings.

4. Coping with strange end-user requests.

5. Getting fucked by clients AND bosses.

about 2 months ago
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Report: Verizon Claimed Public Utility Status To Get Government Perks

korbulon Fair? FAIR?! (140 comments)

Who said the world was fair? Rules and laws only apply to those too meek to resist.

Mark my words: the worst that happens to Verizon is a finger-wagging and maybe a slap-on-the-wrist fine.

about a month ago
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US Officials Cut Estimate of Recoverable Monterey Shale Oil By 96%

korbulon .nemA (411 comments)

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about 2 months ago
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US Officials Cut Estimate of Recoverable Monterey Shale Oil By 96%

korbulon Amen. (411 comments)

The potential ecological disasters created by such a massive shale extraction operation just ain't worth it. Monterey is surrounded by one of the most beautiful and ecologically diverse coastlines in the world, and they want to jeopardise it to get some short-term, supporting an industry wihich is basicallty like America's crack dealer, and every year seems to report record profits. Wat?

It's the 21st century and we're still having these sorts of conversations about oil? Christ almighty, find another source of energy already, or consider slgihtly changing your behavior. If for nothing else, do it for the children.

about 2 months ago
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Comcast Predicts Usage Cap Within 5 Years

korbulon Don't see how this is realistic (475 comments)

With the rise of Google Fiber and increasing usage via legitimate services such as Netflix online (not to mention what happens when 4K kicks in, arguably within 5 years?), HULU, and HD video conferencing, this prediction looks to be terribly off-base.

No, no. This is just some idiot CEO for an awful company completely misunderstanding the nature of his own business and making and horribly inaccurate and hamfisted prediction.

Then again, he probably makes 500 times what I make, so I guess he must be doing something right!

about 2 months ago
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Your Old CD Collection Is Dying

korbulon Torrents to the rescue (329 comments)

Under usual copyright terms you should be able to legally download the .flac version of any CD you own as a personal backup. Hell, just throw out the bloody CD, FFS!

about 2 months ago

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K9 Cop Filmed Shoving Police Dog into Suspect's Car Cleared of Wrongdoing

korbulon korbulon writes  |  about 8 months ago

korbulon (2792438) writes "Back in November, a North Carolina K-9 officer was recorded by a dashboard camera shoving a trained police dog into the car of DWI suspect after he had already surrendered (as the video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0HF4jnBSUsA) clearly shows, the suspect raised his hands immediately after pulling over). In spite of repeated viewings of the footage, a grand jury has just cleared the officer of any wrongdoing (http://www.wncn.com/story/24174059/video-shows-wpd-officer-thrusting-police-dog-on-drivers-lap-cleared-of-wrongdoing), citing that "case law has established 'a properly trained police dog is not a deadly weapon.'" Ironically, in spite of suffering extensive facial injuries from the dog attack, the suspect will be charged with assault with a deadly weapon."
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The Perfect Geekend

korbulon korbulon writes  |  about a year ago

korbulon (2792438) writes "I was having a heated debate the other day with my colleagues about what they consider to be their ideal weekend. Responses ranged from massive gaming sessions, TV show marathons, and hiking trips in the mountains to sleeping on the sofa. This got me to wondering: when the weekend rolls around what does the Slashdot community like to do on its downtime?"
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Congressman Wants to Repeal Patriot Act

korbulon korbulon writes  |  1 year,10 days

korbulon (2792438) writes "New Jersey congressman Rush Holt has submitted legislation to repeal both the Patriot Act and FISA Amendments Act in an attempt to curtail the expansion of government infringment of citizens' rights and privacy. In a press announcement Holt stated: "My bill would restore the probable cause-based warrant requirement for any surveillance against an American citizen being proposed on the basis of an alleged threat to the nation." In an interesting twist, Holt is currently running for a U.S. Senate seat, giving NJ voters have a chance to indirectly voice their opinion regarding NSA surveillance and eavesdropping ."
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