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Snowden Used the Linux Distro Designed For Internet Anonymity

minus9 Re:NSA boogeyman (171 comments)

Just because your paranoid it doesn't mean they're not out to get you.

about 6 months ago
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3-D Printed Gun Ban Fails In Senate

minus9 Re:Already There (414 comments)

You don't seem to understand how the I.Q. scale works either. Oh dear. Perhaps this will help others understand why giving you firearms isn't such a good idea my primitive friend.

about a year ago
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3-D Printed Gun Ban Fails In Senate

minus9 Re: Already There (414 comments)

You don't appear to understand how the I.Q. scale works either. Oh dear.

about a year ago
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3-D Printed Gun Ban Fails In Senate

minus9 Re:Already There (414 comments)

"I live in zero fear. Do you "live in fear" because you buckle a seatbelt in a car? No, you do so just as a precaution."

Very few people are killed by criminals carrying seatbelts.

I don't carry a gun around with me because I don't live in some fantasy wild-west world where having a shoot out is going to have any kind of good outcome.

about a year ago
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3-D Printed Gun Ban Fails In Senate

minus9 Re:Already There (414 comments)

"You already live in that world. The only question left is if every sane and law abiding citizen should also be able to get a gun to protect themselves."

Maybe you do.

If you live in so much fear you feel the need to protect yourself with a gun you may want to consider moving to a more civilized part of the world.

To many people guns are things you see on television, or occasionally carried by specially trained armed response police.

about a year ago
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What Apple Does and Doesn't Know About You

minus9 Re:It's true. (214 comments)


"Put the cash on the table for an iPhone or iPad: your deal is done."

You forget the "Create ITunes account" bit.

about a year ago
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UK Prime Minister Threatens To Block Further Snowden Revelations

minus9 Re:Dear James Cameron: (431 comments)

" Dear James Cameron, You might ring Barbra Streisand and ask her how this'll work out for you. Love, The Internet "

This thing goes deeper than you can imagine.

1 year,1 day
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Is Choice a Problem For Android?

minus9 Re:choice doesn't *require* bad defaults (361 comments)

"So either apps don't get written for android or if they do blah blah blah belm"

Lol. Nice troll there Ian.

http://www.phonearena.com/news/Androids-Google-Play-beats-App-Store-with-over-1-million-apps-now-officially-largest_id45680

"Android's Google Play store has just officially reached over 1 million apps and it is now finally outgrown the Apple App Store and its 900 000 applications."

I suppose you think PC software has to be tested on every individual PC in the world too?

Insightful my arse.

1 year,14 days
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Report: Britain Has a Secret Middle East Web Surveillance Base

minus9 Re:Yes, and? (237 comments)

Finance has no relevance any more. What??

about a year ago
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Misinterpretation of Standard Causing USB Disconnects On Resume In Linux

minus9 Re:linux has bugs? (280 comments)

Yet you still choose it as the base OS to run your appliance on. Presumably it's still better than any of the alternatives.

All software has bugs. I'm sure plenty of device drivers written in brightly lit offices by people with smart haircuts and shiny shoes have some absolutely horrific code too. I doubt which floor you work on has any significant effect.

about a year ago
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Google Storing WLAN Passwords In the Clear

minus9 Re:This is why I turned off backup (242 comments)

I'm sure your Wi-Fi is now completely safe from NSA snooping.

"It's no good boss, it's got a password on it and Google don't know what it is."

"We may as well go home then."

about a year ago
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NVIDIA Releases Optimus Linux Driver With New Features

minus9 Who? (123 comments)

Who's this Linux Torvalds guy?

Somebody get Soulxkill his coffee.

about a year and a half ago
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Google Store Sends User Information To App Developers

minus9 Re:"Flaw"? (269 comments)

"I greatly prefer in Apple's way of doing this compared to Google's"

Really?? We'd never have guessed. You're usually so reticent to vocalise your opinion about google/apple.

about a year and a half ago
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Google's Image Search Now Requires Explicit Queries For Explicit Results

minus9 Re:Censorship (369 comments)

You must have very specific interests if you need google to find porn on the internet... that or you're just being a massive drama queen.

about 2 years ago
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TVShack Founder Signs Deal Avoiding Extradition

minus9 Re:This is a way of keeping him inactive (147 comments)

Or as Mahatma Gandhi put it when asked "What do you think of Western civilisation?"
"I think it would be a very good idea."

about 2 years ago
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Rare Photos: Gnu Crashing a Windows 8 Launch Event

minus9 Re:It was funny in 1995 (313 comments)

Take out programmers from the mix and Linux users (and any other users for that matter) would have no software.

about 2 years ago
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School Regrets Swapping Laptops For iPads

minus9 Re:Why did you tell me that? (504 comments)

"Because for about a year now I haven't taken my laptop out of the house, and mostly using it for programming, and photo editing. I have spent all this time writing fiction, poetry, outlines, technical documentation, etc;"

Maybe if you had used a laptop it wouldn't have taken you all year. ;-)

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Good Low Cost Free Software For Protecting Kids Online?

minus9 Squid + SquidGuard (646 comments)

Not wishing to interrupt the bickering about whether children watching people fisting each other is a good or bad idea but you could try:
Squid + SquidGuard + Whatever lists you want from http://dsi.ut-capitole.fr/blacklists/
Not the easiest to set up but the lists are just plain text (with some regexs if you really want) so you can block/unblock what you want.

Or maybe Smoothwall: http://www.smoothwall.org/ might be easier, it will do this and much more besides.

You can all carry on now.

more than 2 years ago

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