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Use of Encryption Foiled the Cops a Record 9 Times In 2013

skiminki Criminal hippies (115 comments)

So, in 2013 there was a record 9 cases where criminals used FOSS?

about a month ago
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Snowden Says No One Listened To 10 Attempts To Raise Concerns At NSA

skiminki Next time they will listen (273 comments)

and the whistleblower candidate will be properly flagged, monitored, caught in action, and silently jailed before he/she manages to release anything to the public.

about 5 months ago
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U.S. Government: Sorry, We're Closed

skiminki Re:Fucking idiots (1532 comments)

Luckily, NSA and TSA are not considered non-essential government services?

about 10 months ago
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New Real Life Laser-Rifle Cuts Through Metal Like a Blowtorch

skiminki Wired or not (143 comments)

I want one!!!

about 10 months ago
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Apple Unveils iPhone 5C, iPhone 5S

skiminki Re:Fingerprint database, anyone? (773 comments)

Besides, I was talking about a worldwide fingerprint db. I, for example, am not a US citizen.

Anyway, my concern is not NSA. My main concern is organized crime. In the future we're likely to have lots of gadgets unlocked by a fingerprint. Cars, house door locks, whatever. When phones have built-in capabilities for transmitting fingerprints to centralized databases, it's only a matter of time until someone is able to tap into that data. Someone breaks into your house and your insurance company won't pay for damages because the fingerprint sensor says you let them in...

about a year ago
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Apple Unveils iPhone 5C, iPhone 5S

skiminki Re:Fingerprint database, anyone? (773 comments)

And you honestly think that NSA or whatever won't be able to fetch that data from the phone?

One day someone leaves a bag full of stuff with fingerprints somewhere, then they'll have all the justification they need for a worldwide fingerprint db...

about a year ago
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Valve Officially Launches Steam For Linux

skiminki Re:Debian, etc (313 comments)

Gentoo 64-bit on Core-i7 + NVIDIA GTX 260. I played Serious Sam 3 during the beta and I just tested the original Half-life yesterday. I have experienced no serious problems, only some minor Gentoo packaging-related glitches early December during the beta. Yesterday I installed the Steam client to my laptop (Ivy Bridge, Intel HD4000, Gentoo) and the installation went smoothly from the steam portage layout. HL seemed to ran fine on that machine, too.

about a year and a half ago
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Valve Officially Launches Steam For Linux

skiminki Hooray! (313 comments)

I played Serious Sam 3 month ago during the beta. Bought yesterday SS3 DLC plus the original Half-life. The latter seems to run perfectly on my Intel HD4000-based laptop (SS3 will surely not...)

I'd expect that some of the big titles are bound to come to Linux if and when Steambox finds traction. Many of the big titles are already ported to Mac OSX, which of course, means OpenGL instead of DirectX.

I look for the day when I can finally and permanently delete my Windows partition, which exists solely for gaming purposes.

about a year and a half ago
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Finnish Anti-Piracy Site Pirates Thepiratebay Content

skiminki Re:Interview of Executive Director of TTVK (82 comments)

I read the same interview. To me, it seems that the director does not really know much about copyrights and is doing his best to avoid direct answers to simple questions. His best is not very good, though.

Basically he's saying that it's OK to rip the layout and the source code of a web site if you change the logo. And that there's no ideological problem whatsoever. I wonder whether anyone is going to cite that in legal cases against TTVK...

about a year and a half ago
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My relationship to military service:

skiminki Phishers! (525 comments)

Are you seriosly expecting me to answer? That information is classified!

about a year and a half ago
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The Last Thing You Read Was

skiminki Re:I can't read (211 comments)

Only in the countryside. You are also allowed to do a Scandinavian flick unless it's a hairpin.

about a year and a half ago
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The Last Thing You Read Was

skiminki Re:I can't read (211 comments)

It's an old local joke (bad one) but the real punchline comes when they pull you over and ask "your license and registration, please" and you ask "which one of you was the one who reads, again?"

about a year and a half ago
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The Last Thing You Read Was

skiminki Re:I can't read (211 comments)

Nah, he is a Finnish traffic cop. As you know, they come in pairs: one knows how to read and the other knows how to write...

about a year and a half ago
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GNOME 3.8 To Scrap Fallback Mode

skiminki Re:idiots (378 comments)

Yes. My first impression was: Why was this even slashdotted? Who cares anymore?

about a year and a half ago
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GNOME 3.8 To Scrap Fallback Mode

skiminki Re:And that will also mark (378 comments)

Seems to be a trend. I too moved to XFCE ~1-2 years ago

about a year and a half ago
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Will EU Regulations Effectively Ban High-End Video Cards?

skiminki Once again, focus the wrong thing (303 comments)

If electric consumption is to be reduced, why tax/ban/restrict devices instead of taxing electricity more? Now people building game rigs are going for 300W SLI solutions instead of 200W high-end card solutions. But of course, people need electricity for "real" work, so it should not be taxed as is.

The same kind of lawmaker idiocy has infected car markets, at least here in Finland. New cars are taxed based on their manufacturer-claimed, usually quite unrealistic CO2 pollution values. But it's the fuel that produces CO2, so why not tax fuel (more) instead of cars. Now people with old gas guzzlers don't have the money or the will to upgrade to a newer, cleaner equivalent.

All this regulatory nonsense is just making the system more complex for no real reason while providing unnecessary loopholes.

about 2 years ago
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Malware now infesting my primary computer:

skiminki Only GPL (197 comments)

Does GPL virus count? If so, how do I get rid of it?

about 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Does Europe Have Better Magazines Than the US?

skiminki Re:Printed magaznes lol (562 comments)

Ignorant flamer lol. At least here in Finland, you can get iPad/browser/whatever versions of the major newspapers and magazines if you want to. Been like that for years.

more than 2 years ago
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How Many Solar Powered Devices Do You Own?

skiminki Re:OMG (334 comments)

My rig runs so hot it might be considered as a local sun. So, I guess it's 1 for me.

more than 3 years ago

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