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Munich Reverses Course, May Ditch Linux For Microsoft

segedunum Smells (560 comments)

The newspaper reports that about 80% of all Munich city workers use LiMux at the office, and that, according to Schmid, many of those workers are “suffering.”

So after well over ten years they've now just discovered that users are suffering? Microsoft are moving their headquarters to Munich? Pull the other one.

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The High-Tech Warfare Behind the Israel - Hamas Conflict

segedunum Re:Hamas are Terrorists (402 comments)

Incomplete sentence...... .....but then Israel and Jewish people tend to frame things in that manner.

about two weeks ago
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The High-Tech Warfare Behind the Israel - Hamas Conflict

segedunum Re:Hamas are Terrorists (402 comments)

No, that's not it at all. The Zionist enterprise was about creating a Jewish state, but that term does not mean what you think it means. It is not about creating a state only for Jewish (religion) people, but about creating a national home for the Jewish people. That phrasing is actually the subtitle of the Zionist charter.

Which means Israel is not, and was never meant to be, a Jews only state. If you want to claim otherwise, please provide references.

That's possibly one of the most creative descriptions of the Israeli state I have ever read, but then Israel and Jewish people

The reason I would not agree to an indiscriminate return is not because I don't like to see Arabs around (I wouldn't buy a home where I did were that the case). It's because that would turn Israel into an Arab state (i.e. - it would replace one nation's state with another).

The fact that you're talking in those terms of an 'Arab' and an 'Israeli' state betrays what you and the rest of us know to be true.

about two weeks ago
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The High-Tech Warfare Behind the Israel - Hamas Conflict

segedunum Re: Hamas are Terrorists (402 comments)

Genocide? Really?

Yes really. Bombing the shit out of schools, repeatedly, to the point where it looks less like collateral damage and more like systematic targetting of civilians and children and ethnic cleansing is not acceptable.

What's ironic is Jewish people should be acutely more aware of this than most.

about two weeks ago
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The High-Tech Warfare Behind the Israel - Hamas Conflict

segedunum Re:Poor Israel (402 comments)

Ahhhh, yes, the pesky subject of 'who fired what' first. I'm pretty sure that dealing with rocket attacks, which miraculously start to increase whenever Israel conducts a 'military' operation, does not justify the genocide of innocent civilians and children.

Israel needs to be careful and Jews everywhere need to reject this otherwise we'll end up with the kind of anti-Semitism we really don't want.

about two weeks ago
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Comcast Carrying 1Tbit/s of IPv6 Internet Traffic

segedunum Re:Advantages? (146 comments)

The so-called "privacy extensions" address this, though seemingly not by design, but simply because the dumb fucks behind "privacy extensions" provided something useful. Basically, in Linux for example, the kernel will choose a new random IPv6 address every day, and keep old ones for seven days. It always uses the newest one for outgoing connections, but will accept incoming connections on any.

Sounds like a real recipe for reliable operation there, as well as reducing the complexity of something like NAT, especially amongst different operating systems.

about three weeks ago
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Comcast Carrying 1Tbit/s of IPv6 Internet Traffic

segedunum Re:Advantages? (146 comments)

Why would they be able to discern anything about your internet network without a NAT.

Multiple public IP addresses, join the dots. Seriously......

about three weeks ago
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Amazon's Ambitious Bets Pile Up, and Its Losses Swell

segedunum Re:surpising (168 comments)

They don't care about customers. Not making a profit is a ruse that many companies pull to avoid tax and be creative with accounting.

about a month ago
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Comcast Carrying 1Tbit/s of IPv6 Internet Traffic

segedunum Re:Crap Traffic (146 comments)

Welcome to IPv6.

about a month ago
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Comcast Carrying 1Tbit/s of IPv6 Internet Traffic

segedunum Re:Advantages? (146 comments)

Instead of a poor man's firewall, why don't you use a real firewall?.....As it is more simple a "real" firewall is cheaper than your "poor man's firewall".

Seriously, this tripe is getting modded as insightful now?

about a month ago
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Comcast Carrying 1Tbit/s of IPv6 Internet Traffic

segedunum Re:Advantages? (146 comments)

Frankly there's no excuse for any modern software to be vulnerable even if connected directly to the internet with no firewall.

Oh my fucking God.

about a month ago
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Comcast Carrying 1Tbit/s of IPv6 Internet Traffic

segedunum Re:Advantages? (146 comments)

Um, no. The whole "NAT is security" argument is bullshit. KISS: I'd rather have a simple firewall which either blocks or does not block ports/IPs (or connections, if stateful) than a complex firewall which also has to rewrite packets.

I'm afraid it's not. I never cease to be amazed by people who think that managing multiple IP addresses is better and less error prone than one, and frankly, I don't want anyone being able to discern anything about what should be my *internal* network.

about a month ago
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Predicting a Future Free of Dollar Bills

segedunum Re:What? (753 comments)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U...

Explain how those were the result of fiat currency.

Every single fiat currency since the dawn of time has failed, without exception, and with terrible results. In between, every thirty or forty years or so we get a slightly different currency, some partly 'backed' by gold, some completely fiat, but they all fail in the end.

Odd - I did well in both 2001 and 2008, and although I have hard investments, I simply didn't invest where the "smart" people said I should. I invested in what I knew would work. That's where most of my money went, and then returned with profit.

I believe you. Even if you have, you got lucky and you're not the 90% I'm afraid, which is my point.

Even more odd is that you think that the fiscal insanity was caused by fiat currency, when in fact, most was caused by lack of regulation, mortgage originators who had no fiscal stake in the process, leading to mortgages to people who never should have them, and the insanity ne plus ultra - the 50 year morgage. a favorite of 80 year olds.

The lack of regulation comes from creating fiat in large amounts with wild abandon for those well connected. It's pretty damn obvious frankly.

Dude, any Government that can make everyone's electronic money worthless, can take your Gold

There will be no government.....because no one will be able to afford one.

about a month ago
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Russian Government Edits Wikipedia On Flight MH17

segedunum Re:This propaganda is worse than 2003 Iraq fiasco. (667 comments)

Dunno what China has to do with any of this, but if you fear a war is coming, maybe you should tell Putin to stop? Because he's the one hell-bent on conquering his neighbours, which is what this is about.

The only country hell-bent on war is the United States because their power and influence in the world is waning and the sun is very rapidly setting on their empire, such that it is.

about a month ago
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Russian Government Edits Wikipedia On Flight MH17

segedunum Re:It gets worse... (667 comments)

These missiles were supplied by the Russians.

Really, because the only side known to absolutely have such anti-aircraft missiles are Ukraine, and they've used them to shoot down an airliner before.

For Russia or the pro-Russian militia to argue otherwise is incredulously sad, pathetic and stupid. Shameful.

As opposed to all the other unsubstantiated propaganda?

about a month ago
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Russian Government Edits Wikipedia On Flight MH17

segedunum Re:Let us keep our thoughts with our Kremlin frien (667 comments)

When did they do this before? If they had, we would have definitely heard about it because YOUR dictator Putin would never shut up about it if it did. Fuck off, Russian troll!

Let me Google that for you you idiot:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S...

Put simply, we already know Ukraine has the equipment, and they've used it.

about a month ago
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Russian Government Edits Wikipedia On Flight MH17

segedunum Re:Let us keep our thoughts with our Kremlin frien (667 comments)

My guess is that the Russians gave their people/proxies in eastern Ukraine enough training to shoot something down, but not to clearly ascertain what they were shooting at.

Errrrr, no. Russians don't do that nor are they going to provide any equipment that will incriminate them. People forget that for all westerners believe they are a bunch of irresponsible peasants these people play a heck of a lot of chess, which means they sit back, investigate, take stock and when they make their move you don't even knows it's happened. Russia is not some tinpot country in some backwater and that's what makes the current situation so dangerous.

about a month ago
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Russian Government Edits Wikipedia On Flight MH17

segedunum Re: Kiev just got busted (667 comments)

So, going against the established party line of the west when NO investigation has been conducted, let alone concluded, is a 'conspiracy'?

As far as I can see this is just about as credible as the assumption that this was done by Russian separatists.

about a month ago

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