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Sony Demands Press Destroy Leaked Documents

loonycyborg Re:summary of SCOTUS case law: "pppphhhhhhtttttt, (250 comments)

Since Sony isn't a part of the government, it can't really demand destruction of those documents. It can merely request, which is basically the same as 'politely ask to'. It can also note that disseminating parties may be liable for any damages to Sony that could arise. They need to prove damages though, and there's a lot of news sources involved. Will they do a reverse class-action suit or something? :P

5 days ago
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Celebrated Russian Hacker Now In Exile

loonycyborg Re:Tired of this bullshit (130 comments)

Vast amount of regular Chechens don't care about independence. They just do what armed clans of fanatics tell them to. And those fanatics just changed their mind, switched to become 'federals' now, because it's more advantageous for them.

about a week ago
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Celebrated Russian Hacker Now In Exile

loonycyborg Re:Tired of this bullshit (130 comments)

Actually, Chechen fighters were the most active part of Russian forces in Georgia conflict. They just like war. They just changed their commanders from Arab to Russian ones.

about two weeks ago
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How Relevant is C in 2014?

loonycyborg Re:C is relevant because it is low level. (641 comments)

C is relevant because it's lowest level language that isn't architecture specific. Nuff said. All new CPU architectures get C support ASAP because it offers enormous amount of software already written in C and supporting countless other architectures. And compiler for other languages tend to be written in C too. So C is kinda defacto mother language at the moment.

about two weeks ago
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Celebrated Russian Hacker Now In Exile

loonycyborg Re:Tired of this bullshit (130 comments)

No. There definitely exists double standard. US didn't call out Saudi Arabia and other Muslim countries for anti-apostasy laws for example, not sanctions for this or anything. All human rights issues are pressed only if it serves US's geopolitical interests, otherwise they tend to get ignored. So now Russia protects interests of minorities in other countries too, so yeah, US parrot.

about two weeks ago
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Canadian Agency Drops Cases Rather Than Deal With New Requirements For ISP Info

loonycyborg Re:Ond once again we learn they have been lying... (29 comments)

There definitely must be some approval mechanism because otherwise cops will query personal details to track their wives' lovers and what-not, but their current mechanism sounds way too unwieldy, so not only cops were lazy but also bureaucrats.

about two weeks ago
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Celebrated Russian Hacker Now In Exile

loonycyborg Re:Tired of this bullshit (130 comments)

You're just wrong and being obstinate about it. Why should I buy into artificial Russia - West conflict when it's already long obsolete? There's one humanity and there's no reason for any national states to exist. We can be one unified Humanity now, thanks to Internet that largely abolishes barriers to communication. There may be different viewpoints on governance, but it doesn't map to nationalities. But pretty much all what Putin's government does would be ignored if he was, say, French president. And such double-standard is what I abhor. PR efforts like demonization of Putin are part of political infighting between national states and are harmful for humanity as the whole let alone for poor sods that happened to be citizens of Russia.

about two weeks ago
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Celebrated Russian Hacker Now In Exile

loonycyborg Re:Tired of this bullshit (130 comments)

Western countries constantly stir confrontations with each other. So Russia is no difference. In fact if you look closely there's no such thing as unified west, only some groupthink Putin attempts to became part of.

about two weeks ago
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Celebrated Russian Hacker Now In Exile

loonycyborg Re:Tired of this bullshit (130 comments)

Where do you see apologism? I called him a western parrot without own vision. No apologism of Putin here. He's just a figurehead of various business elites. Which are prone to infighting like above article demonstrates.

about two weeks ago
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Dragon Age: Inquisition Reviewed and Benchmarked

loonycyborg Re:Support the developers! (91 comments)

But practice shows that they're making enough money to make games that have multi-million budgets and less play value than average Tetris clone. So I'd say they get more than they deserve, even with piracy..

about two weeks ago
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Celebrated Russian Hacker Now In Exile

loonycyborg Re:Tired of this bullshit (130 comments)

Emotional nonsense like this is exactly the thing I'm tired of. Way to put out fire with gasoline, bro!

about two weeks ago
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Dragon Age: Inquisition Reviewed and Benchmarked

loonycyborg Re:Support the developers! (91 comments)

They already got rewarded with their salaries, duh.

about two weeks ago
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Celebrated Russian Hacker Now In Exile

loonycyborg Tired of this bullshit (130 comments)

All those 'businessmen' tend to dump all results of their incompetence and infighting on government. Always government at fault in Russia, even for things it's not remotely involved in. Local cultural flavor. Pretty much everyone has proven and detailed theory that the government is after him personally! It's easier to pretend to be Sakharov than getting actual work done.

Also Dunning - Kruger effect applies to selection of government officials too, especially elected ones. Anyone remotely skilled would stay out of government and procrastinate. Putin is a lot better than he could be(at least he's not near senile like Yeltsin), but mostly parroting western ideas of governance.

about three weeks ago
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Taxi Medallion Prices Plummet Under Pressure From Uber

loonycyborg Medallion system should never have existed (329 comments)

Hundred of thousands dollars for mere right to operate a taxi car is nonsense. Anyone who has such money has better things to do, like lending it to others. Such lenders are rentier and don't contribute useful work to society. It DOES make sense to test possible taxi drivers wrt safety concerns but medallion system doesn't achieve this goal. You can lend them to anyone and they can be inherited. Thus absolutely anyone can end up having one.

about three weeks ago
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BT Blocking Private Torrent Sites?

loonycyborg Re:tpb.pirati.cz (80 comments)

That's only one of possibilities. Also, just someone may crack VPN provider's systems and install a tap to record all logs(same is possible with tor, but it requires most of exit nodes to be compromised which is kinda hard). And you won't even know about it. You can use i2p for torrents.

about three weeks ago
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Debian Forked Over Systemd

loonycyborg Re:Wow... (647 comments)

Why is this modded insightful instead of funny? Pretty much all debian based distro's(like ubuntu) can be considered forks and there's ridiculous amount of those..

about three weeks ago
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BT Blocking Private Torrent Sites?

loonycyborg Re:tpb.pirati.cz (80 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.

about three weeks ago
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BT Blocking Private Torrent Sites?

loonycyborg Re:tpb.pirati.cz (80 comments)

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

about three weeks ago
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Russia May Be Planning National Space Station To Replace ISS

loonycyborg Re:Russia plans a lot of good things (236 comments)

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

about a month ago

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