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Google Begins To Merge Google+, Gmail Contacts

mybeat Re:I'm about to give up on Gmail... (339 comments)

That's what I did 2 years ago after I've decided that google will shit on us with all it's changes and what not, and look I was right.

I still keep my gmail account for my android phone, which is also used as *send_spam_here* mailbox, my primary is being handled by zoho, which is OK.

about 7 months ago
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Microsoft's Ticking Time Bomb Is Windows XP

mybeat Re:advice on Linux alternatives? (829 comments)

Just pick debian netinst and go with whatever WM + login manager you like.
I'd recommend xfce4 + slim, my grandma find it easier to use than LXDE.
wicd-curses is an easy to use wi-fi manager.
I dont have any auto-updates configured and they are done when I come over.
Can't help you with other points as I've have none/too little experience with that.

about 7 months ago
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Review: Puppet Vs. Chef Vs. Ansible Vs. Salt

mybeat Re:Oh really? (141 comments)

Thanks for pointing that. And yes, English isn't my native language

about 8 months ago
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Review: Puppet Vs. Chef Vs. Ansible Vs. Salt

mybeat Oh really? (141 comments)

"That's not to say that smaller shops won't benefit from these tools"
I call BS on that statement, I run puppet at home for my 2.5 servers, it really simplifies my life.

about 8 months ago
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Has Flow-Based Programming's Time Arrived?

mybeat More importantly (268 comments)

Can it flow in the cloud?

about 9 months ago
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U.S. Government: Sorry, We're Closed

mybeat Is this? (1532 comments)

Game Over Man, GAME OVER!

about 10 months ago
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What's Causing the Rise In Obesity? Everything.

mybeat There's a solution. (926 comments)

I heard something called 'mehth' can make you slim!

about a year ago
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Google Outage: Internet Traffic Plunges 40%

mybeat Re:How many people don't know a 2nd search engine? (352 comments)

Google being down is not a problem for /. people, however I know a few who are literally incapable of doing anything without google (mail/search being the important ones).

about a year ago
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Despite Global Release, Breaking Bad Heavily Pirated

mybeat Re:What is this TV you speak of? (443 comments)

Actually no, I don't. I use amazon.co.uk as a baseline for pricing since I usually order from there.

about a year ago
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Despite Global Release, Breaking Bad Heavily Pirated

mybeat What is this TV you speak of? (443 comments)

But seriously, I haven't owned TV since 2006 and probably none of the channels I have available air it.

Even if they did I can't just imagine sit at TV on a specific date/time. This is not how it works now, I will watch it when/if I have time not when they think I should watch it.

I also like to watch multiple episodes at a time, and the legal way of me doing this (can't use hulu or netflix where I live) is ordering box set via amazon which costs 45 pounds for seasons 1-4.
No thanks, make it 10 pounds and you got a deal since it's just piece of plastic with printed out papers.
The only advantage I see in a dvd box set is that audio levels and quality is consistent across all the seasons/episodes but even this can be a non issue if you take your time searching right torrents.
Plus it will take 1 week for the DVDs to get here and would require me to go to the post office, wait in line, get back home to finally view it.

Now lets compare the other alternative that I have:
Open up the bay, type in breaking bad season, get the one with most seeds/ok quality and press magic download button. 1 hour later I have what I needed without all the annoyances.

So guess which route will I or anyone sane would choose?

about a year ago
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Nvidia Releases Tegra 4 Powered SHIELD Handheld

mybeat As always (81 comments)

Europe is screwed. no ETA on when it will be available, would love to have one to control my parrot drone.

Guess I'll have to get one from ebay/amazon if they every pop up there.

about a year ago
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Why Your Sysadmin Hates You

mybeat To all who hate helpdesk (572 comments)

Think of a sysadmin as a airplane pilot and stewardess as a helpdesk.
When you're on your flight do you bug a pilot as often as you bug stewardesses? Thought so...

about a year ago
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EU Countries Closer To Mandatory Minimum Sentence Cap For Hacking

mybeat Re:This bs is top priority? for crying out loud. (154 comments)

Because average wage is a bullshit metric, see my reply above.

If we were to standardise the minimum wage across Europe based on the nations with the highest wage then the minimum wage would be many times higher than the average wage in some of these countries. If we standardise on the lowest wage then people on minimum wage in say the UK would be forced into abject poverty.

And what about people who currently live in the abject poverty due to not even minimum wages?
Prices are the same for food and clothing are the same across euroland.

about a year ago
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EU Countries Closer To Mandatory Minimum Sentence Cap For Hacking

mybeat Re:This bs is top priority? for crying out loud. (154 comments)

And, despite being in the EU, all these places have their own economies. If you force a minimum wage of the UK on, say, Armenia, then employers will have to pay 26 times more on the minimum wage than they do now. In case you don't know, that would basically mean about 20 times more unemployed as a consequence.

Armenia doesn't have euros.

There is nothing stopping those people migrating to other EU countries that will take them (open market! For the most part, except where countries are in such a bad economic state that other EU countries won't allow them to emigrate to the rest of the EU), or in campaigning to get the minimum wage to the same levels.

How can someone afford to migrate earning minimum wage? They can barely make it through the month.

And minimum wage is a bad indicator, average wage would be better. A country that states a ã1 an hour minimum wage would not necessarily have anyone working for that, especially if it's 26 times below the cost of living there.

Average wage metric is in no where better, 900 people make minimal wage say 300 euros 100 person makes 30000. Now average is 570 which doesn't look bad on a country reports, but does jack shit for people earning minimum wage.
A way better metric would be the median income.

The EU is not there to make us all earn the same, do the same, work the same. It's there to work together, and there's a difference. The UK, for instance, pays a greater proportion of certain subsidies (e.g. farming subsidies) to other countries than the rest of the EU. Something like 2-3 times more, per person, than other countries that reap the benefits of the subsidies.

Wasn't the whole point of a union to make everything equal for its members?

And, sorry, but the cost of living in places in the "top" half of that table (sorted by minimum wage in Euros) is significantly higher than those in the bottom half.

True, cost of living, transportation is way higher. However cost of food is nearly the same (like 0.10 cents difference) and clothing is way cheaper in top countries.

Are you honestly trying to say that someone in Maldova should be guaranteed the same minimum as someone in the UK is, just because they are in the EU? There's more factors to take account of than that. If you really want something to moan about, look at people who work in the UK, gain benefits they wouldn't be entitled to in their home (EU) country, and then send them back home. Is that really fair? Those who can afford to have a cousin living in the UK getting "free money" (not to mention healthcare, etc.) than those who don't can't get?

Moldova doesn't have euros. I have no idea what the price are like there.
Yes that's fair they work on same rules as the locals so why do you think it's not?

about a year ago
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EU Countries Closer To Mandatory Minimum Sentence Cap For Hacking

mybeat This bs is top priority? for crying out loud. (154 comments)

How about all EU countries share the minimum wage, minimum pension and so on? It's a joke that some EU countries have minimum wage of 280~~ euros when cost of living is not that far off from other countries where minimum wage is around 1000 euros. Just look at this http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_sovereign_states_in_Europe_by_minimum_wage, what a joke.

about a year ago
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Enlightenment Terminal Allows Video Playback, PDF Viewing

mybeat So (114 comments)

How long will it take for the "Terminology is a great OS, all that is lacking is a terminal" joke to be relevant?

about a year ago
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BioShock: Infinite Released

mybeat Re:What about DRM? (149 comments)

I'm on Debian, this stuff only happens with slashdot shitty js options popup, it just doesn't work. There are some "burning" aholes, that make you run for cover, but it's mostly because they take shitloads of bullets to kill. Regarding the "Really? You are REALLY gonna do that?" it's more like "Really? You are REALLY just gonna stand there?". There were places when I heard them swearing/yelling at me, but they didn't move until they got into my line of sight, which is kinda meh. But they won't stay behind one cover entire time. So far AI haven't ruin the mood and it's actually quite fun when they rush towards you and you melee own them with that grappling hook, I was like "Yeah get that you sob". AI Comparison: BIoshock 1 > Bioshock Infinite > Borderlands. For me, It didn't start to get fun until you save the girl, but I haven't played much afterwards, so don't know how it will go. I was really expecting to kill splicers and not humans, but overall Bioshock Infinite looks like a good/not boring game. Sorry for the crappy formating again.

about a year ago
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BioShock: Infinite Released

mybeat Re:What about DRM? (149 comments)

Sorry for the awful formatting, but I can't seem to open any options or whatever I need to do here for the new lines to appear properly (Running Chromium), but here it goes: While I have only played for 2 hours or so on hard difficulty, can't say that AI is "totally dumbshit" and their heads don't stick out like watermelons. I only noticed two issues with AI so far: 1st: If you run away behind a door (they open up and close automatically), AI won't always follow you. 2nd: If there's a bunch of them with pistols, not everyone will move closer to you and will stand there like retards shooting at you hitting 1 bullet out of 5, so you can easily headshot em from far away.

about a year ago
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Most Doctors Don't Think Patients Need Full Access To Med Records

mybeat Re:So (659 comments)

...So when he was on that medication he literally couldn't walk more than 2 meters or whatever that is in feet.

about a year ago

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