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A New Form of Online Tracking: Canvas Fingerprinting

loonycyborg Not a replacement for a cookie (194 comments)

There's just no way it could identify particular device. A particular kind of device at most. And even then it wouldn't be very reliable.

about a week ago
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Russian Government Edits Wikipedia On Flight MH17

loonycyborg Re:Do you have any hands-on experience ? (667 comments)

Well, if it was a mistake in any case then why does it matter which exact side in conflict did it and from who did it import the weapon?

about a week ago
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Russian Government Edits Wikipedia On Flight MH17

loonycyborg Re:I don't see the problem. (667 comments)

No, I mean it makes sense for them to initiate those measures. I think they don't because they expect US to veto it.

about a week ago
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Russian Government Edits Wikipedia On Flight MH17

loonycyborg Re:I don't see the problem. (667 comments)

At most he just supported one group of rebels against other. What they need to do is to organize UN peacekeeper mission there, not wage proxy war with US.

about a week ago
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Russian Government Edits Wikipedia On Flight MH17

loonycyborg Re:I don't see the problem. (667 comments)

You didn't contradict me. Whatever Putin does is unrelated to conflict between former soviet citizens in Ukraine. He could attempt to take advantage of it but that's it. It's Ukraine's government's job to settle their issue with their citizens peacefully and they failed it. So it need a new government again.

about a week ago
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Russian Government Edits Wikipedia On Flight MH17

loonycyborg Re:I don't see the problem. (667 comments)

You got that wrong. Putin is merely a populist. Many people on Ukraine got shafted after partition of Soviet Union and they want to go back. All past Ukrainian governments just failed to give them what they want and they got tired of it. It's not Russian government's fault that they failed to find a peaceful arrangement, but it's not surprising it's trying to exploit the situation. It's just taking pointers from US's government.

about a week ago
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Russian Government Edits Wikipedia On Flight MH17

loonycyborg Re:Do you have any hands-on experience ? (667 comments)

There's also question of motivation. Why would soldiers waste expensive missiles for some irrelevant passenger plane? Why would be there a plane over a warzone in the first place? That just doesn't make sense. Definitely not terrorism. When you perform a terrorist act you tell that YOU did it in order to intimidate. You don't deny you did it.

about a week ago
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DC Entertainment Won't Allow Superman Logo On Murdered Child's Memorial Statue

loonycyborg Re:Superman logo is a Trademark (249 comments)

It's unique work, not part of a product line. Besides, no consumer will think that the statue is made by DC just because it's Superman, thus no possibility of consumer confusion exist thus trademarks don't come into equation.

about three weeks ago
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DC Entertainment Won't Allow Superman Logo On Murdered Child's Memorial Statue

loonycyborg Re:Superman logo is a Trademark (249 comments)

Trademarks definitely aren't involved in this case because no product is being marketed.

about three weeks ago
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Opera Releases a New Version For Linux

loonycyborg Re:Mod parent up. (99 comments)

There are gesture add-ons for Firefox.

about a month ago
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Russia Wants To Replace US Computer Chips With Local Processors

loonycyborg Re:Dumb posturing (340 comments)

Actually no sane variation of windows runs on ARM architecture, so they'd be forced to adopt some other OS, possible choices there are mostly opensource.

about a month ago
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UK Seeks To Hold Terrorism Trial In Secret

loonycyborg Re:Maybe forr once they really have to keep it sec (240 comments)

The only thing secret trials are useful for is removing political opponents by imprisoning or executing them on fake charge. It's easier to go public in other situations. Witness lives can be safeguarded by appropriate programs. And they are hiding defendants' names, not witnesses'.

about 2 months ago
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Who Helped Kill Patent Troll Reform In the Senate

loonycyborg Re:As it should be (157 comments)

If they assert that even such tame legislation can harm 'legitimate' patent holder then it's an argument in favor of abolition of patent system altogether, because it's hard to find meaningful difference between 'legitimate' and 'troll' which makes the patent system itself more harmful than useful since any obviously existing abuses run unchecked. Each such successful lobbying effort supports the position of patent/copyright abolitionists like me :P

about 2 months ago
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SEC Chair On HFT: 'The Markets Are Not Rigged'

loonycyborg Re:High Frequency Theft ... (303 comments)

HFT looks like taxation levied by private entities to me. No contribution from those traders other than them taking some cut from all deals they piggy-back on.

about 3 months ago
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Why Should Game Stories Make Sense?

loonycyborg Re:The real plot problem (169 comments)

The real problem is the lack of integration of plot and gameplay. In most current games 'plot' exists as some cutscenes and scripting forced on gameplay that otherwise exists in different universe. Instead gameplay itself should drive the story, not scripting.

about 3 months ago
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BioWare Announces Dragon Age Inquisition For October 7th

loonycyborg Re:Wow (79 comments)

DRM is what actually makes the service better for people who choose to pirate. If you buy DRM'd official cd's you have to deal with DRM bugs and just waste time on making it work while a torrent with cracked version from tbp relieves you from those hassles. DRM only punishes people who choose to donate money to game-makers by buying games.

about 3 months ago
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The GNOME Foundation Is Running Out of Money

loonycyborg Re:Here's hoping. (693 comments)

There's no reason to believe that GNOME will wither away based on performance of this foundation. GNOME will still exist as long as there exist people who care to contribute. If this foundation crashes they'll just make another one.

about 3 months ago
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Can You Buy a License To Speed In California?

loonycyborg Re:So you CAN buy a license to speed (325 comments)

c'mon, let's not pretend people actually stop driving when they lose their license - In 99% of the US, "not driving" amounts to a sentence of death-by-life-on-welfare

Why not use a mass transit service like subway or tram?

about 4 months ago
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Scientists/Actress Say They Were 'Tricked' Into Geocentric Universe Movie

loonycyborg Re:But it is! (642 comments)

The whole idea of geocentric vs heliocentric is utter bullshit. It's just a matter of choice of frame of reference, there's no way you could find 'evidence' for one or another. True, equations are simpler if Sun is chosen as (0,0,0), but only if you disregard gravitational influence of planets on Sun itself and planets on each other. If not, you're facing the n-body problem and choice of frame of reference is one of the least of your worries..

about 4 months ago

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