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FSF Attacks Windows 7's "Sins" In New Campaign

m0rph3us0 Re:Back in them good ol' days... (926 comments)

I guess they finally completed a GUI for GNU/RMS/Hurd so now RMS doesn't have to use netcat to view gnu.org

more than 4 years ago
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Woman With Police-Monitoring Blog Arrested

m0rph3us0 Re:They wouldn't have arrested her (847 comments)

I think the following phrase should sum up any police objection to her efforts: "If they aren't doing anything wrong, they have nothing to worry about"

about 5 years ago
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Facebook Faces the Canadian Privacy Commissioner

m0rph3us0 Re:Canada? Does it matter? (140 comments)

RMCP: o hai!
FBI: i can haz your citizens informazions?
RMCP: here r ur recordz of bill mahr arar, many lulz
FBI: free trip to syria courtesy of Club Fed.
RMCP: o rly?
FBI: rly!
RMCP: kthxbye!

about 5 years ago
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Facebook Faces the Canadian Privacy Commissioner

m0rph3us0 Re:Canada? Does it matter? (140 comments)

Um... is anyone aware that in Canada we send sensitive and CLASSIFIED information on our citizens to foreign goverments, and no that information does not get deleted on user request. I think if the policy is good enough for Facebook it's certainly good enough for the CIA/FBI/State Department. We also let foreign government's run experiments with illicit drugs on our citizens, but I'm sure it's far more important for the privacy commissioner to investigate voluntarily shared information with another company than to investigate that. Remember folks: corporations = bad, government = good.

about 5 years ago
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Facebook Faces the Canadian Privacy Commissioner

m0rph3us0 Re:Keeping your information private on Facebook... (140 comments)

Actually that is the best way to keep a secret, and it works for more than just Facebook too. Seriously though, if people don't like Facebook's policies just stop using Facebook.

about 5 years ago
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Windows 7 Hits RTM At Build 7600.16385

m0rph3us0 Re:It's Windows 7, and yet, the build number is 6. (341 comments)

It's funny that whenever linux or FreeBSD removes a Giant lock it's hailed as major news here, like the transition from 2.4 to 2.6 because they are actually huge leaps forward. However, when MS does it it is just regarded as a bug fix. Essentially, all code is just a bug fix then, as it's all written one line at a time and relies on the the years of work to the code base that preceded it.

There are huge improvements on Windows 7, like multitouch support, etc. It's a really nice OS akin to XP. The problem with the zealots is that they create a list of complaints about MS and then when they fix it, you guys complain even more. MS actually pays their devs salary so they have to charge for their OS. Suck it up, if you don't want to buy it don't.

IMHO, the RC is more stable than Vista. I've been using it as my primary dev platform since a few weeks after it was released, and have had no BSODs yet even running mostly Vista drivers with it. It's rock solid and FAST and the new features are definite improvements.

But the commitment to quality that is present in Win7 and was sorely lacking in Vista should be applauded by all.

If anyone in the dev community has seen further, it is because we stood on the shoulders of giants.

more than 5 years ago
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Brazil Demands Repatriation of UK Hazardous Waste

m0rph3us0 Re:Why is this on Slashdot ? (110 comments)

Is there any other kind of government besides big government?

What a surprise that it's posted by kdawson. I wish you could filter slashdot by admin who posted.

more than 5 years ago
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Windows 7 Clean Install Only In Europe

m0rph3us0 Re:Microsoft vs Governments (803 comments)

Politicians who won't cave to lobbyists.... Have you ever thought that the reason MS is being sued in the first place is because the other side had better lobbyists?

more than 5 years ago
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Paper Companies' Windfall of Unintended Consequences

m0rph3us0 Re:lawmakers (284 comments)

Because its after the fact. Hence, ex post facto.

From wikipedia:
An ex post facto law (from the Latin for "after the fact") or retroactive law, is a law that retroactively changes the legal consequences of acts committed or the legal status of facts and relationships that existed prior to the enactment of the law.

more than 5 years ago
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US Electricity Grid Reportedly Penetrated By Spies

m0rph3us0 Re:Big surprise (328 comments)

You do know that the US penetrated the Soviet pipeline system and has caused industrial accidents with that right?

more than 5 years ago
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"Bridge To Microsoft" Gets Federal Stimulus Funds

m0rph3us0 Re:so? (343 comments)

So a better use of the money would be to provide bridges to unprofitable companies?

more than 5 years ago
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"Bridge To Microsoft" Gets Federal Stimulus Funds

m0rph3us0 Re:Waste (343 comments)

Actually if you have a debt in Canada you ARE forced to accept Canadian dollars as repayment.

more than 5 years ago
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National Ignition Facility Fires 192-Beam Pulse

m0rph3us0 Re:Energy Independence (438 comments)

Recycle the fuel in a CANDU reactor then it's just fairly harmless depleted uranium.

Also, who says we can't just take the fuel out and put it into new containers in 100 years?

more than 5 years ago
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Teacher Sells Ads On Tests

m0rph3us0 Re:Works For Me (532 comments)

I always thought that privatization and school vouchers were the way to quality education. Not throwing good money after bad. It's not the amount of money spent on education, it's the way the public education system wastes it.

more than 5 years ago
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Online Carpooling Service Fined In Canada

m0rph3us0 Re:That makes sense (541 comments)

So that is why Taxi's use a medallion system? Because the city regulators intimately know exactly how many trained cab drivers there are in a city? Surely, it is not for protectionism of those established business so that margins can remain high and wages can remain low. We license cabs so that the owners of said operations will not face competition.

more than 5 years ago
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Online Carpooling Service Fined In Canada

m0rph3us0 Re:No sense... (541 comments)

Please give me an example of a major policy that is going to change under the Obama Administration. Even on illegal wiretapping he agrees with Bush.

more than 5 years ago
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3 Firms Confess To Fixing LCD Prices, Agree To Pay $585M Fine

m0rph3us0 Re:So how much did they make? (417 comments)

What I don't understand is why everyone has to sign up for the saftey net.

Why can't it be run on an insurance model where those that want it can band together and create their own?

more than 5 years ago
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40-Gbps DDoS Attacks Worry Even Tier-1 ISPs

m0rph3us0 Soviet Socialist Republics of America (146 comments)

What is the point of ending unemployment if the point is to take money off those to work (producing useful goods) to pay those who don't to dig a whole and fill it again (create bubbles and lose client assets when they pop). All that needs to happen is for shitty institutions to fail and reallocate those people to useful enterprises (via market forces).

more than 5 years ago
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First Whole Cancer Genome Sequenced

m0rph3us0 Re:Population and cancer (115 comments)

I'm interested in your market with exponential growth. I'd like to invest as it seems to give much higher returns than the NYSE, NASDAQ, FTSE, DAX, etc.

more than 5 years ago

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