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Cops 101: NYC High School Teaches How To Behave During Stop-and-Frisk

nbritton Re:Education versus racism (474 comments)

Supreme Court has ruled that the cops DO have the right to question the man

And you have the right to have counsel present, always invoke your right to counsel when being questioned by the police. Do not lie to the police, it's against the law to do that, instead invoke your right to counsel.

3 days ago
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Customers Creating Fake Amazon Pages To Get Cheap Electronics At Walmart

nbritton Re:wont last (284 comments)

But its being misrepresented as real price, in a real offer to sell real playstations to the real public.

Assuming they sell you the ps4 on amazon for $100, if they put up on amazon that they'll sell you a ps4 for $100, then go buy it from walmart and sell it to you it's not fraud. Heck they could sell it to their friends, although that would probably be conspiracy.

5 days ago
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Debian Votes Against Mandating Non-systemd Compatibility

nbritton Re:This is the same community (575 comments)

This is the same community that you can still start a street fight, or at least a troll war, by asking "Which is better: emacs or vi?"

I know right, vi is clearly the best choice.

about a week ago
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Longtime Debian Developer Tollef Fog Heen Resigns From Systemd Maintainer Team

nbritton Re:Opposition is from a small elite (550 comments)

If I'm running a server, I don't even care about boot time at all.

You've apparently never had to manage a server that took 10, 20, or 30 minutes to boot up, excessively long boot up times are a common occurrence in enterprise environments. After a system update/reboot I want to be able to ssh back into the box as soon as possible, if I can't ssh back into the box within five minutes I'll typically have to lunch a recovery console or submit tickets to have hands & eyes go look at the box for me... it's a major pain in the ass. If a watchdog timer bounces a box I want it to come back up as soon as possible so I and the other service delivery teams can start troubleshooting why it failed. Fast boot on servers is very important to administrators, we have SLAs, maintenance windows, managers, customers, and service delivery teams to deal with.

about two weeks ago
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Longtime Debian Developer Tollef Fog Heen Resigns From Systemd Maintainer Team

nbritton Re:Not resigning from Debian (550 comments)

In grub put: init=/bin/bash

about two weeks ago
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President Obama Backs Regulation of Broadband As a Utility

nbritton Re:Obama (706 comments)

If Obama really cared about Net Neutrality, he wouldn't have waited until he lost both houses & thus any chance of pushing his own legislation through Congress.

I'd much rather have access to health care, I would agree with his prioritization of the issues.

about two weeks ago
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President Obama Backs Regulation of Broadband As a Utility

nbritton Re:Obama (706 comments)

For the most part under regulation of utilities causes one set of problems while over regulation stifles any real innovation.

What innovation do I need? I just want an Internet connection.

about two weeks ago
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Labor Department To Destroy H-1B Records

nbritton litigation hold (190 comments)

Sue the government and put a litigation hold on the documents. They are clearly trying to hide something.

about a month ago
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Debian's Systemd Adoption Inspires Threat of Fork

nbritton Binary log files? Really? (555 comments)

I don't like the ideal of binary log files, but I can get behind everything else.

about a month ago
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Outsourced Tech Jobs Are Increasingly Being Automated

nbritton Re: grow your own (236 comments)

For capitalism humans are required not only for labor but also as consumers. Therefore the elites require to find a way to distribute money to the rest otherwise their system will collapse. However, I have the distinct impression that they do not know that.

I have the distinct impression that they do not care about that, all they care about is hoarding wealth, capitalism is simply a means to an end for them.

about a month and a half ago
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Chimpanzee "Personhood" Is Back In Court

nbritton Re:Assault (385 comments)

Are we going to put them in prison when they assault someone?

No because they would be judged mentally incompetent to stand trial. You would commit them if they were a danger to others.

about a month and a half ago
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Chimpanzee "Personhood" Is Back In Court

nbritton Competence (385 comments)

I feel they should be given the same rights as mentally incompetent persons. In particular, they should be given the right to have a conservator appointed; this would benefit them because it is usually crime for a conservator to take advantage of a conservatee. If they are granted personhood status, I would anticipate they would be entitled to SSI, Medicare, Medicaid, and Food Stamps. They should also be entitled to make, at least, minimum wage for any work they perform.

about a month and a half ago
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Ebola Vaccine Trials Forcing Tough Choices

nbritton Every trial doesn't need a control group (178 comments)

The only objective is to keep them from dying, and we already know the death rate of ebola through empirical observation, so we don't need a control group.

about a month and a half ago
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DoJ: Law Enforcement Can Impersonate People On Facebook

nbritton Copyright Infringment (191 comments)

Sounds like she has a solid case for copyright infringment.

about 1 month ago
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First Birth From Human Womb Transplant

nbritton Birthing her sister. (120 comments)

Since the egg came from her mother the baby would actually be her sister, or brother.

about 2 months ago
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New Treatment Stops Type II Diabetes

nbritton wall-e (253 comments)

Remember the movie wall-e? All those fat people on the ship, we're going to end up like them if we don't tackle the root problem. A cure for type II diabetes is great and all, but it does nothing to solve the root problem(s).

about 4 months ago
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Obama Administration Says the World's Servers Are Ours

nbritton Re: Maybe, maybe not. (749 comments)

You cannot serve warrents to search property in other countries.

It doesn't matter where the property is located, the company is incorporated here and in doing so has submitted to the jurisdiction of the court. The court has personal jurisdiction over the company. If you don't like it then move the company out of the court's jurisdiction. This is law 101. You can't have your cake and eat it too.

about 4 months ago
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Obama Administration Says the World's Servers Are Ours

nbritton Get a clue (749 comments)

It's a position Microsoft and companies like Apple say is wrong, arguing that the enforcement of US law stops at the border.

Get a clue, you incorporated within the United States! If you don't want to follow US law then move your ass to the other side of the border.

about 4 months ago
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CentOS Linux Version 7 Released On x86_64

nbritton Re:Kentos or Sentos? (125 comments)

Cent, as in it cost one cent to download it. Cent OS

about 5 months ago

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CentOS 7 is here!

nbritton nbritton writes  |  about 5 months ago

nbritton (823086) writes "The CentOS Project is pleased to announce the immediate availability of CentOS 7 for x86_64, including images for docker, and various cloud providers. There are many fundamental changes in this release, compared to previous releases of CentOS. Notably the inclusion of Linux kernel 3.10, SystemD, Gnome3, and a default filesystem of XFS. You can read the official announcement here, read the release notes here, and download a copy here."
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Ask Slashdot: Trees for Carbon Sequestration?

nbritton nbritton writes  |  about a year ago

nbritton (823086) writes "I'm sure most know that sequoia trees can live for over three thousand years, but they can also store upwards of 2000 tons of carbon within their wood. Furthermore dead sequoias can take hundreds of years to decompose. If the wood was harvested, dry lumber could potentially last for thousands of years. Quite literally if you had an excess of lumber you could store it in a warehouse for another 3000 years. This would give us some breathing room to develop the tech we need to manage carbon. Apparently these things pump out oxygen too:

CO2(g) + Photosynthesis -> C(s) + O2(g)

The question simple, why don't we use trees for carbon capture and sequestration?"

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Ask Slashdot: Is Xen A Dead End, The Latest in Linux Virtualization Offerings?

nbritton nbritton writes  |  about a year ago

nbritton (823086) writes "In this day and age of cloud computing, is Xen still a viable technology? With KVM being integrated into the kernel, and capitalizing on all of Linux's offerings, in what areas does Xen still shine? If it were up to you, what server virtualization technology would you use on your box today? What products shine for basic server consolidation, particularly those that meet the needs of small and medium sizes businesses?"
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nbritton nbritton writes  |  more than 7 years ago

nbritton (823086) writes "As of version 1.8, the OMG!!! Ponies!!! style is available as an option in Slashdotter. For those not in the loop, Slashdotter is a Firefox extension that adds customization to the Slashdot website. Features include the ability to auto-add cache links after story links, a quick-reply feature that adds a 'Reply' option to the right-click menu when you select text in a comment, the option of styling all of Slashdot's pages like a chosen Slashdot section, links in the comment sections that allow you to toggle open/closed all of a comments replies, and more. All of Slashdotter's features are optional.

You can download Slashdotter here and here"

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