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BT Blocking Private Torrent Sites?

loonycyborg Re:tpb.pirati.cz (72 comments)

That might be fine in theory, but who knows in what agreements in the future those governments will engage in? Perhaps it'll even be secret and you won't even know it. I think tor is a better choice. It's distributed and not bound to any particular company or country.

3 hours ago
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BT Blocking Private Torrent Sites?

loonycyborg Re:tpb.pirati.cz (72 comments)

VPN providers can and do share identity of their clients with the government.

yesterday
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Russia May Be Planning National Space Station To Replace ISS

loonycyborg Re:Russia plans a lot of good things (235 comments)

Inventions like that are in the past for USA. Now they'll only develop creationism.

2 days ago
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Former Police Officer Indicted For Teaching How To Pass a Polygraph Test

loonycyborg Re:You don't have it straight ... (328 comments)

I didn't imply that there's no damage to society in this case. I just don't trust their discovery methods. He could be either assisting real criminals or some people who want to avoid false positives, all sources here are too tendentious to make this determination. If he was just helping people to avoid false positives then there's no harm to society definitely.

about two weeks ago
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Former Police Officer Indicted For Teaching How To Pass a Polygraph Test

loonycyborg Re:You don't have it straight ... (328 comments)

This question is a moot one. If court, judge and jury can be made to believe in polygraph, they can be made to believe in anything. Why do you ask me this question when I even doubt that the deed in question have happened? You want to treat my answer as implicit admission that it did? Very clever sophistry, that! :P

about two weeks ago
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Former Police Officer Indicted For Teaching How To Pass a Polygraph Test

loonycyborg Re:You don't have it straight ... (328 comments)

That entire indictment could be a fabrication, they could easily do that given that they tolerate the polygraph sham(it's just a ploy to elicit an admission, and often results in false positives). Fabricating a case is nothing compared to that. Any government agency that condones frauds like that doesn't deserve any sort of trust whatsoever.

about two weeks ago
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Former Police Officer Indicted For Teaching How To Pass a Polygraph Test

loonycyborg Re:You don't have it straight ... (328 comments)

"illegal to lie to government official" - you generalize much. Lying itself isn't outlawed, only deception with the effect of damage to society. If there's no damage to society, there's no crime. It may be argued that fake tests like polygraphs don't serve the good of society and bypassing them doesn't harm it, thus it's not a crime.

about two weeks ago
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Joey Hess Resigns From Debian

loonycyborg Re: Gnome3, systemd etc. (450 comments)

You probablly don't care too much about the IDE/editor choice but if the project will have any longivity you absoloutely should be caring about (this may mean you dictate or it may mean you just sanity check depending on the situation) the choice of language, compiler, libararies and other things that will impact the long term maintenance, portability and overall viability of the software.

"you" in this case being the lead developer. Anyone else who is doing this, is performing development work, and should be considered either a developer or an incompetent who is micromanaging something which is not his direct responsibility. For example, Debian's re-vote about init systems is definitely example of micromanagement, maybe not by a non-technical pointy-haired boss, but end result is the same.

about three weeks ago
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Joey Hess Resigns From Debian

loonycyborg Re: Gnome3, systemd etc. (450 comments)

Really? You really think you could tell them what tools to use building your house? Only by choosing a different team maybe. No matter if paid or no we're part of community, payments is just a way to manage scarce resources like time or materials.

about three weeks ago
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Joey Hess Resigns From Debian

loonycyborg Re: Gnome3, systemd etc. (450 comments)

In a proper community people's jobs are specialized. If you hire someone to build a house for you you don't tell him tools from which manufacturer to use in construction, likewise you don't tell which initsystem/DE a distro maintainer should use, or which IDE/editor/compiler a developer should use.

about three weeks ago
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Joey Hess Resigns From Debian

loonycyborg Re: Gnome3, systemd etc. (450 comments)

The problem is that users can't be allowed to decide which desktop environment or init system to use. They can only request particular features and then developers decide which DEs or whatever to use to implement them. That's the only way it can work. Otherwise you'll have no developers and maintainers, period. And who will implement stuff then?

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Minimizing Oil and Gas Dependency In a Central European City?

loonycyborg Re:Russia is just yet another european country (250 comments)

It's nothing different from other European countries. For example, Russia itself long time ago lost its old capital, Kiev, to invaders from Poland and Lithuania. Stuff like that will keep happening until concept of nationality and national state is fully obsolete.

about three weeks ago
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Silicon Valley Swings To Republicans

loonycyborg Re:Theory is flawed (485 comments)

You're very naive if you think that USSR's communist party was unified. Only on paper maybe.

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Minimizing Oil and Gas Dependency In a Central European City?

loonycyborg Russia is just yet another european country (250 comments)

I don't see a problem here. But oil overall oil will deplete soon enough and the best alternative is solar IMO. You can draw large amounts of power with solar panels alone, probably enough for a computer.

about three weeks ago
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Silicon Valley Swings To Republicans

loonycyborg Re:Theory is flawed (485 comments)

Is there even any difference between republicans and democrats anymore? They both are merely vehicles though which companies rule US, communicating their desires via lobbies backed with contributions. They're like old USSR communist party, only instead of one "party of power" they made two.

about three weeks ago
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Denuvo DRM Challenges Game Crackers

loonycyborg I bet those games are so boring (187 comments)

that the biggest part of their entertainment value is in cracking the DRM.

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Aging and Orphan Open Source Projects?

loonycyborg Re:Retired developers (155 comments)

Other people would be even less interested in working on it for free than you so my point stands.

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: Aging and Orphan Open Source Projects?

loonycyborg Re:Retired developers (155 comments)

Well, that doesn't make any sense whatsoever then. It is obvious that any current contributors would be most interested in working on it future, more than any other potential contributor. In fact, OP said that he's going to continue his work in this very thread thus answering my question. His issue was loss of company support due to him no longer working there.

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: Aging and Orphan Open Source Projects?

loonycyborg Re:Retired developers (155 comments)

Who? Potential contributors they're looking for you mean? Your reply is in wrong place then.

about a month ago

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