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The Hobbit: the Battle of Five Armies Trailer Released

ruir good lord (142 comments)

Most of the films are nowadays pre-sequels or rehashings of old successes. Then they say assistance is declining because of "piracy". No I dont want to even hear of another starwars, Lord of the Rings, Alien, Terminator sequel or pre-sequel or whatever.

yesterday
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Hackers Plundered Israeli Defense Firms That Built 'Iron Dome' Missile Defense

ruir Re:Because hacking doesn't work that way (163 comments)

Or instead if the hackers are running operating systems used by pros, instead of Microsoft...

yesterday
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35% of American Adults Have Debt 'In Collections'

ruir Re:So! The game is rigged! (488 comments)

If you need a loan for a car payment you are doing something wrong, probably in your 20s, or most probably doing my mistakes and in your 20s. People tend to undersell themselves earlier on.

yesterday
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London Police Placing Anti-Piracy Warning Ads On Illegal Sites

ruir Re:Such good use of our taxes (157 comments)

Actually you are right, UK and Luxembourg are the only exemptions in Europe, apparently. Nevertheless, I dont know why are ISPs and forces of order working for free for the media conglomerates, but we fully well know who foots the bill.

yesterday
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London Police Placing Anti-Piracy Warning Ads On Illegal Sites

ruir Re:Authentic? (157 comments)

For sure, because, you know, people goes to "piracy" sites to get authentic goods.

yesterday
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London Police Placing Anti-Piracy Warning Ads On Illegal Sites

ruir Such good use of our taxes (157 comments)

A tax is already levied in blank CDs and media, I wonder why our taxes have to be misused for the Police to work for the medias conglomerates for free.

yesterday
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Ask Slashdot: Where Can I Find Resources On Programming For Palm OS 5?

ruir Re:Dear Slashdot (168 comments)

Windows mobile/CE is much worse, I actually threw a Windows CE based GPS out of the window of my car, and bought another Linux based on the very same day. As for Palm, ugly, slow, cumbersome use except for the writing recognition, no command line interface ;) and really no incentive to program the darn thing; no manuals...I was used to have all the ROM listings, Spectrum, XT, AT, name it. And losing everything due to battery failure was not funny. I also ended up backing it up with linux in command line, as the official software was horrible. Nevertheless the thing lasted for ages, and it was the first time, with it paired with my phone that I used IRC and www while in the go.

yesterday
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Ask Slashdot: Where Can I Find Resources On Programming For Palm OS 5?

ruir Re:Dear Slashdot (168 comments)

Why strange? I had a Palm, and it was basically a piece of crap even back in the day. Once the novelty wore off, and after losing all the metrics of a project, and on top of that, having a netbook issued by the company, it was basically a deadweight. Back in the day, I did not even understand why my consulting firms was burning resources developing for it.

2 days ago
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OKCupid Experiments on Users Too

ruir Experimentations or shady practices? (160 comments)

I have a completely different opinion of online dating services at all. When you are trying them in the trial period, which of trial is a waste of time, as just it lets you browse the public profiles and receive messages, you are most certain to receive one or two messages, often in english, no matter what your mother tongue, of someone VERY INTERESTED in meeting you, just to make sure you sign up for the service. Do those people think we are dumb?

2 days ago
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Suddenly Visible: Illicit Drugs As Part of Silicon Valley Culture

ruir Re:Maybe they need a union (502 comments)

They need to get a life. I work in the industry, have worked and often in a while work insane hours, and never resorted to power drinks, or any kind of drug whatsoever, including tobacco.

2 days ago
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Valencia Linux School Distro Saves 36 Million Euro

ruir Re:Distro's popularity... (153 comments)

I wonder why at regional level, and not only spain, there are a proliferation of local-made distros, and "local made" computers, when a customised preseeding would do the job on a current distro, and a contract with a twainese supplier would be so much better and cheaper.

2 days ago
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Valencia Linux School Distro Saves 36 Million Euro

ruir Re:TCO (153 comments)

And there are no antivirus costs for *every* workstation and *every* server.

2 days ago
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Valencia Linux School Distro Saves 36 Million Euro

ruir Re:I'd be careful of these stats (153 comments)

One does not need to be the brightest bulb to understand TV reporters have salaries akin to football players for some very odd reason.

2 days ago
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Man Booted From Southwest Flight and Threatened With Arrest After Critical Tweet

ruir Re:Is there an SWA Twitter police? (882 comments)

No, sir, this is a perfectly normal situation. Let me tell you, comple-te-ly normal. We even are not reading it in the news, actually, I have just dreamed it. The power that jackass cops and MacDonalds cops like the TSA or this lady think they have is completely out of bounds. I hope the guy sues her ass and her company out of orbit actually, and I would donate for a fund for that. Heck, I also hope EFF steps up and goes to court pro-bono. And that is why in the nearest future I wont travel to the USA, civil liberties are being squashed - and because of sheep like you that think an employee of an airline is liable to take out of a flight a dad and two kids because she did not like something. This time was a tweet in Internet, next time was maybe because she did not like something the guy said, or a comment some lady said about her backside or her boobs, or because some guy looked sideways...Are you for real?

3 days ago
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New SSL Server Rules Go Into Effect Nov. 1

ruir Re:So, split DNS then? (91 comments)

Yep, split DNS fixes a lot of headaches, and "optimizes" a lot of internal traffic. No need for the traffic to go to firewall to talk to a NAT IP and come back to the internal network.

4 days ago
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New SSL Server Rules Go Into Effect Nov. 1

ruir Re: Why? (91 comments)

And to break far more easily the encrypted traffic.

4 days ago
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New SSL Server Rules Go Into Effect Nov. 1

ruir Re: Why? (91 comments)

In a university, *for* internal sites, they can distribute the root certificate to desktop via AD logins for instance, or putting it on a site. Profiles are also a way. They can be distributed in profiles say for wifi use, and it is debatable whether using a private CA for wifi authentication is actually more secure.

4 days ago
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New SSL Server Rules Go Into Effect Nov. 1

ruir Re:Why? (91 comments)

Because the whole certificate chain of trust business is a sham, so let be stupid and waste money on your private network too.

4 days ago
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Man Booted From Southwest Flight and Threatened With Arrest After Critical Tweet

ruir Re:Is there an SWA Twitter police? (882 comments)

And a sleazy enough lawyer could very well get Unlawfully computer tampering, due to the coercion and circumstances , she could as well have pushed the button to delete the tweet.

5 days ago

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