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Harvard Students Move Fossil Fuel Stock Fight To Court

richlv Re:Standing (203 comments)

the publicity alone might be worth the effort.
it's one thing to say "they complained" or "the yes men got them" - "sued" seems to capture news-entertainment people in the usa a bit more

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

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

Lets say you have a laptop that is on one network and goes to sleep when you close it and arrives in a hotel room on another network? How would you do this with init without some serious hacks?

this seemed to be handled w/o systemd just fine for years. was it networkmanager ? probably. don't care. but it was never tied to the init system, login or anything else. having it all in a single, hairy ball of code is quite scary.

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

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

those times are almost never caused by the os - usually it's this disk controller, that out of bounds controller, this firmware, that timeout.
even when it is the os, it's not the init system as such, it's a database, which is needed for some app and so on.

where have you seen up to 30 minute bootup time where init system would contribute in a whatsoever notable way to that time ?

about two weeks ago
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Japanese Maglev Train Hits 500kph

richlv Re:kph? (418 comments)

it's not normal. seems to be used by americans only - it's one way to identify an american :)

km/h - try to remember that.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: How To Unblock Email From My Comcast-Hosted Server?

richlv Re:Call Comcast? (405 comments)

never even researched dkim or spf properly, my mailserver can send mails to google just fine

about two weeks ago
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Space Tourism Isn't Worth Dying For

richlv Re:Who fucking wrote this? (594 comments)

also, cancel formula 1. it's purely for entertainment and those brave pilots die every now and then.

about a month ago
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Debate Over Systemd Exposes the Two Factions Tugging At Modern-day Linux

richlv Re:Are you sure? (863 comments)

slashdot beta and systemd. there must be something common between them.

about 1 month ago
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Creationism Conference at Michigan State University Stirs Unease

richlv Re:Why at a place of learning? (1007 comments)

i'm pretty sure all atheists can be convinced if the fucking god (or his in-bred son) would kinda come down and, you know, appear.
or if zeus would smite a couple of minor towns.
or if shiva would rampage through london.

you know, like real things happening :)

about 1 month ago
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Creationism Conference at Michigan State University Stirs Unease

richlv Re:So they got their reservation using deception? (1007 comments)

or, a shorter version (supposedly by asimov) :

The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that "my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge."

about 1 month ago
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Ballmer Says Amazon Isn't a "Real Business"

richlv Re:IBM no longer a tech company? (283 comments)

amazon charged me for their "prime" or whatever that shit is called after i signed up for "free trial".
if they have to to such sleazy tricks, they must be a crap company, and i have boycotted them since then. cheating companies might seem cheaper, but they will fuck you over in the end.

about a month ago
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'Microsoft Lumia' Will Replace the Nokia Brand

richlv Re:Recognition (150 comments)

uh, microsoft fucked up market share of nokia badly enough already. and how do you keep market share by renaming the product to something that is not only less known in the area, but also associated with... not the most exciting thing ever ?

ok, maybe they didn't rename it, they just killed the old, good products and introduced a new one.

about a month ago
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Independent Researchers Test Rossi's Alleged Cold Fusion Device For 32 Days

richlv Re:He tried patenting it... (986 comments)

The methodology seems sound.

are they using... kitchen scale ?

about a month and a half ago
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A Production-Ready Flying Car Is Coming This Month

richlv Re:Crash Test? (203 comments)

of course you won't see it any time soon. if it's presented in the nonexistent city of "Vianna", it's clearly a scam.

(or more like an indicator of the extreme intelligence of some)

about 2 months ago
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Russia Pledges To Go To the Moon

richlv Re:Lil' Putin (197 comments)

anybody following the russian invasion in ukraine will spot the crap you are claiming. it seems so lame to me, but i do suppose you will catch some poor, stupid bastard. you are a sad remain of a person.

about 2 months ago
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Russia Pledges To Go To the Moon

richlv Re:Most promising places (197 comments)

"must have". like. seriously. how the fuck did you guys get to the fucking moon with that spelling? (yes, i'm assuming you are american)

about 2 months ago
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Emma Watson Leaked Photo Threat Was a Plot To Attack 4chan

richlv Re:Emma Watson is full of it (590 comments)

"...skills-matched cohorts of male and female specimens show a baby rearing discrepancy in favour of women in almost any study you care to mention."

there are dozen more factors, but i believe solving this one will bring us one large step forward to making all females be just like males.

about 2 months ago
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An Open Source Pitfall? Mozilla Labs Closed, Quietly

richlv Re:Thunderbird too (112 comments)

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

about 2 months ago

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IRC Client irssi Moves to GitHub

richlv richlv writes  |  about 5 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 9 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 and a half 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 2 years 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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