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An Open Source Pitfall? Mozilla Labs Closed, Quietly

richlv Re:Thunderbird too (111 comments)

um, where's the announcement that they are done with thunderbird ?

4 days ago
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Kernel Developer Dmitry Monakhov Arrested For Protesting Ukraine Invasion

richlv Re:Which Invasion? (205 comments)

that's a russian lie machine line.
their approach is to lie a lot, then claim that you can't trust either side and just try to have some middle ground.

sorry, after "no russian soldiers in crimea" and lots and lots of other cases if you actually care to read about them - i can't see how an honest and informed person could trust that large terrorism sponsor state. no wonder "terrorussia" is used more and more often.

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: the State of Free Video Editing Tools?

richlv Re:Cinelerra or Creative Cloud (163 comments)

i never got anything done with cinelerra, i guess i was too dumb :)
the ones i could get some simple things done with were avidemux and kdenlive

about three weeks ago
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Ukraine Asks Zuckerberg to Discipline Kremlin Facebook Bots

richlv Re:Maybe, but maybe not... (254 comments)

nice, russian trolls - usually anonymous :)
for the record, i'm from a country, bordering with russia. i don't know what the usa whitehouse (i assume you meant that one) says much, and we don't need it - we have enough experience with the "friendly" wolf.
kindly find a better occupation than posting pro-terrorussia content.
are you based in st petersburg or did they open new branches ? :)

about three weeks ago
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Ukraine Asks Zuckerberg to Discipline Kremlin Facebook Bots

richlv Re:Maybe, but maybe not... (254 comments)

re-uniting with Russia will make it stronger.

"rabbit considered whether uniting with the wolf would make him stronger briefly"

about three weeks ago
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Anita Sarkeesian, Creator of "Tropes vs. Women," Driven From Home By Trolls

richlv Re: Her work (1262 comments)

is this much different from movies ?
charlie chaplin, rambo, batman... or just take any random set of movies and compare the male vs female set. men are ok bo get hurt or killed.

i suspect part of that might be rooted in the "disposability" of men - a woman is valuable, it's nine months until the offspring. males have been disposable - wars, exploration, scientific experiments...

so we have popculture products killing males left and right and we perceive that as being ok - because it is ok as proven by genetics and history

about three weeks ago
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Russian Military Forces Have Now Invaded Ukraine

richlv Re:lulz (848 comments)

like the topaz somehow "accidentally" ending up on the "humanitarian help" trucks ?

russian special force incursions in ukraine have been repelled several times with some border guards dead - but i guess there have been many more that have been successful.

some others you mentioned were concerns about what russia could do, not lies - given russians did not wait for a full ukrainian approval, just imagine this happening to any other country...

so could you please come up with outright lies - especially nato-propagated ones ?

about three weeks ago
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Russian Military Forces Have Now Invaded Ukraine

richlv Re:Inevitable (848 comments)

a lot of ukrainians died, too. and the soviets rewarded them by starving to death more ukrainians than the total number of ussr residents that died during ww2.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holodomor

about three weeks ago
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Russian Military Forces Have Now Invaded Ukraine

richlv Re:Baltics are next if the West fails to respond (848 comments)

nato bigwigs in europe have signalled that they aren't _that_ sure about protecting the countries bordering russia, possibly sacrificing them as a buffer zone. not encouraging, you know. putin must be jerking off high and low over this

about three weeks ago
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Russian Military Forces Have Now Invaded Ukraine

richlv Re:Cut the Russians Off (848 comments)

putin claimed his terrorists bought weapons in some stores somewhere. ukrainians could buy anything in some countryside store, i guess...

about three weeks ago
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Russian Military Forces Have Now Invaded Ukraine

richlv Re:Send in the drones! (848 comments)

indeed.

germans are weak.

italians are crazy.

french are weak and stupid (hello, mistral-french).

and we, "eastern europe", are fucked (or, as you put it, we have "a serious problem")

about three weeks ago
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Russian Military Forces Have Now Invaded Ukraine

richlv Re:Send in the drones! (848 comments)

People that voice disagreement against Ukrainian government are thrown in jail, beaten, sometimes burned alive, forced to go to front lines to die without support.

i'm torn between 3 possibilities

a) you are a retard
b) you are either tied to, or directly paid by russian structures
c) you misspelt "Russian" as "Ukrainian"

about three weeks ago
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Russian Military Forces Have Now Invaded Ukraine

richlv Re:lulz (848 comments)

please provide examples of disinformation from nato.
or from ukrainian high command for that matter.

about three weeks ago
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No, a Stolen iPod Didn't Brick Ben Eberle's Prosthetic Hand

richlv Re:Rule of thumb (122 comments)

also, if a slashdot submission excludes key facts in the hope that we will read the article, they must be smoking something stroooong.
we'll go in offtopic rants instead.

about three weeks ago
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Latest Wikipedia Uproar Over 'Superprotection'

richlv disabling Media Viewer (239 comments)

HA. i had seen the new javascripty media viewer and was annoyed, but did not research it.

luckily, you can disable it. if you are logged in, go to your preferences, appearance tab and unmark "Enable Media Viewer".

yay :)

about 1 month ago
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Would Scottish Independence Mean the End of UK's Nuclear Arsenal?

richlv Re:Here's the interesting paragraph (375 comments)

lack of understanding what russia does and what happens in ukraine right now is astonishing. where do you get your news, russia today ?

about 1 month ago
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Why the "NASA Tested Space Drive" Is Bad Science

richlv Re:Space Drive or Global Warming? (315 comments)

Finally: the summary is terrible, even by /. standards.

samzenpus. i even bothered to find a way to hide him for my logged-in account, but unfortunately i can't just make him disappear for my anonymous visits, which is how i ended up here

about a month and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: Is Running Mission-Critical Servers Without a Firewall Common?

richlv Re:It depends (348 comments)

sure, i didn't say it's easy to change - but it's important to recognise that this is wrong and laziness on their part :)

about 2 months ago

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IRC Client irssi Moves to GitHub

richlv richlv writes  |  about 3 months ago

richlv (778496) writes "The popular terminal IRC client Irssi was stagnating. To change this, development team is moving to GitHub. This should make contributing easier and hopefully improvements will happen at a faster rate. Irssi website is currently down, but Google cache shows last release candidate out in 2013-09-15, with last stable release following on 2014-05-29, 8 months later. Move to GitHub includes scripts that extend Irssi functionality. Note that the team has decided not to migrate bugreports — if you are experiencing any problems, that should be reported in the GitHub issue tracker."
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Video Howto on Burning an Armoured Vehicle

richlv richlv writes  |  about 7 months ago

richlv (778496) writes "In the capital of Ukraine, Kyiv, government is attacking pro-European Union protests. When armoured vehicles got involved, protesters provided a practical demonstration on how to set one on fire.
If you have an experience with a practical struggle against an oppressive government, the good people of Ukraine could benefit from it."

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Latvian Police Raids Teacher's Home for Copyright Infringement

richlv richlv writes  |  about a year ago

richlv (778496) writes "Latvian police recently raided the home of a history teacher and confiscated his computer. The crime? Scanning a history book and making it available on his website covering various topics on history. The raid was based on a complaint from the publisher, which has a near-monopoly on educational materials in Latvia, often linked with shady connections in the Ministry of Education.
An article in Latvian: http://www.tvnet.lv/zinas/kriminalzinas/464514-par_gramatas_publiskosanu_skolotajam_draud_cietumsods"
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Nokia N9 disappearing?

richlv richlv writes  |  about a year and a half ago

richlv (778496) writes "When Nokia released N9, many in the technical circles got it (unless they loved their N900 much more). In Latvia, it was available for purchase in late November 2011, which was when I got one as well. Unfortunately, it got damaged pretty badly in a traffic accident, and I wanted to get a new one. Turns out, the operator that I got N9 from does not carry them anymore.
If N9 was available from operators in your region at all, can you still get it? Is the lack of N9 on the marketplace a reason for Lumias to increase marketshare relative to N9?"
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Zabbix 2.0 released

richlv richlv writes  |  more than 2 years ago

richlv (778496) writes "The raising underdog of opensource monitoring solutions, Zabbix, has just released a major update, labeled 2.0. Don't let the version number fool you, Zabbix has been around for more than 11 years now. 2.0 brings lots of new features, including low level discovery, direct JMX monitoring, automatic inventory data collection, multihomed host support and lots, lots more. Oh, and it drops MSIE6 support.
Disclaimer: I'm involved with Zabbix development"

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Free Haiti Map Benefits from the Earthquake

richlv richlv writes  |  more than 4 years ago

richlv (778496) writes "With the devastating earthquake Haiti capital experienced, people there — especially recovery teams — would benefit from precise, up-to-date maps more than ever. Luckily, a high-resolution satellite image from GeoEye has been provided, which allows the previously discussed free map project OpenStreetMap to use it for mapping. This has resulted in a project to map current state of the city, including collapsed bridges, spontaneous camps and other features. You can follow the state of mapping efforts at the map itself, or help with mapping."
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OpenWRT GUI Contest Finalists Announced

richlv richlv writes  |  more than 5 years ago

richlv (778496) writes "After a slight delay, OpenWRT GUI contest finalists have been announced. Four entries will have to be polished and final versions submitted until September 1, 2009. It looks like as per contest rules, all four already are entitled to $10,000 each, while the winner will receive $160,000. You can also take a look at the screenshots from one of the finalists."
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Rips Copyright Notices, Sells GPL Code as Own

richlv richlv writes  |  more than 5 years ago

richlv (778496) writes "On July 31st 2008, it was suggested that an opensource monitoring solution, Zabbix, was modified and sold as another product — Firescope. Some of the modifications were quite nasty, for example, ripping out 'Zabbix' from source files and replacing it with 'Firescope' so it read "SIA Firescope" (SIA being Latvian for Ltd. or GmbH). Zabbix authors tried to negotiate, but the attempts failed. As a result, Zabbix community members tried to rise awareness on Digg and Slashdot, where multiple comments, defending Firescope, were added by few newly created user accounts that haven't been used to post on any other story since then. One of the accounts was registered under the name "M Lynd", with the president of Firescope being Mark Lynd. Additionally, Wikipedia entry on the copyright dispute was deleted by an anonymous user, coming from IP range registered to FIRESCOPE INC. Zabbix developers have again asked for help, so maybe Slashdot readers can educate Firescope clients that they are being sold a product that violates copyright. Let's see, will Mark use his old accounts, register several new or post anonymously this time?"
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Midnight Commander Development Revived

richlv richlv writes  |  more than 5 years ago

richlv (778496) writes "Quite popular Unix console file manager, Midnight Commander, experienced a stall for last few years. Most distributions (including the conservative Slackware) shipped patched packages or snapshots. Despite that, everybody had a favourite bug or two — either inability to specify ssh connection port, or problems with interrupted FTP sessions. Or maybe copying of larger datasets. Or maybe the infamous 'shell is still active' message, that often brought unexpected changes of current directory with it. Whatever it was, we either cursed it every time, or learned to live with it. It seems that finally something many were waiting for has happened — there's some activity on mc development. Check out the new homepage, and let's hope revival is both healthy and lengthy."
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richlv richlv writes  |  more than 7 years ago

richlv (778496) writes "
If you don't know FAAD, it's a library used for decoding AAC streams, used by many Free Software projects like MPlayer, FFmpeg, xine, VLC and others too.
Ahead/Nero (the company behind FAAD) used GPL as base license, but adding an advertising clause that is by all means incompatible with GPL, which disallows using newer versions of the library in GPL-licensed projects, while the GPL requirements disallow using the library for more shallow-licensed projects.

Flameeyes wants to know what impact could community have on Ahead at http://farragut.flameeyes.is-a-geek.org/articles/2 006/12/20/lets-hear-the-communitys-voice-the-faad- 2-5-licensing-issue."

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