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Linus Torvalds: 'I Still Want the Desktop'

spacefight Re:Well, you have mine. (727 comments)

Right, so is mine. Even though a fresh Ubunutu 14.04 install is still not handling multi monitor setups flawless, and by that I mean that I don't want fullscreen video on the other screen from where it launched, same with gtk apps, wrong QT tooltip color schemes and what not....

about a month ago

Why Bhutan Might Get Drone Delivery Copters Before Seattle Does

spacefight Re:The weather is brutal (102 comments)

Of course it does and that's being done on daily airline operations. For a drone which can't refule at their drop-off location, that's another thing though.

about a month ago

Synolocker 0-Day Ransomware Puts NAS Files At Risk

spacefight Re:This is how we learn (150 comments)

What if the attack surface is the "port it needs"?

about a month and a half ago

CIA Director Brennan Admits He Was Lying: CIA Really Did Spy On Congress

spacefight Re:When will we... (266 comments)

Agencies that large might as well have other means of funding these days which are not in the books. Think about it.

about a month and a half ago

Mozilla Doubles Down on JPEG Encoding with mozjpeg 2.0

spacefight Re:Hard to get excited. (129 comments)

It keeps you longer on Facebook, so FB can show you more ads. More impressions, more clicks.

about 2 months ago

German NSA Committee May Turn To Typewriters To Stop Leaks

spacefight Re:So what? they can be tapped to. (244 comments)

So, how hard do you think it is, to hack into a nearby computer (laptop, cell phone, building automation controller etc) and use that as a next hop to get an audio signal of the typewriter?

about 2 months ago

Airbus Patents Windowless Cockpit That Would Increase Pilots' Field of View

spacefight Re:Failsafe? (468 comments)

This is true. The strongest category is CAT IIIc and the need for visibility is not existent. The so-called decision height for landing is also not existent. IIIc is not in use though, so I to IIIb are used.

about 2 months ago

Tesla Aims For $30,000 Price, 2017 Launch For Model E

spacefight Sometimes I wonder... (247 comments)

...if Musk is in for the long run or for an exit within the next 2-3 years. Any ideas?

about 2 months ago

German Intelligence Agency Planning To Follow Big NSA Brother On Shoestring

spacefight Re:Well... (80 comments)

Not at all... But we have seen people overthrowing governments lately. It can happen in the west too.

about 4 months ago

German Intelligence Agency Planning To Follow Big NSA Brother On Shoestring

spacefight Re:Pics or it didn't happen. (80 comments)

It's all part of the 'create-fear-by-telling-lies' departments. It has been all the way since 9/11. FUD at its best.

about 4 months ago

German Intelligence Agency Planning To Follow Big NSA Brother On Shoestring

spacefight Well... (80 comments)

... the rich and powerful elite behind todays governments and therefore also the secret services will learn hopefully soon enough, that their wealth and power is worth nothing, absolutely nothing if you face a large turnaround in society regarding civil rights and privacy rights. Good luck.

about 4 months ago

Microsoft Promises Not To Snoop Through Email

spacefight What a bunch... (144 comments)

... of fucking assholes. Seriously. How on earth can their PR department sleep at night? By ignoring the facts? By ignoring what they know? It should be a law, that people in those positions should be held liable for what they contribute to - privacy invasion.

about 6 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Preparing For Windows XP EOL?

spacefight One solution: Migrate (423 comments)

Migrate your apps, fork the code, invest some cash. And next time, write up a long term strategy regarding on how to live with well known product lifecycles.

about 6 months ago

Malaysian Flight Disappearance 'Deliberate'

spacefight Summary available (436 comments)

There are tons of rumours spreading in mass media, most of it are not true or are outdated sooner or later. A good writeup is this article on

about 6 months ago

Snowden Docs Show UK's Digital Spies Using Viruses, Honey Traps

spacefight Running out of mod points (92 comments)

... but another user here: FUCK BETA.

They will lose me as a user once BETA goes mandatory.

Oh, I won't make them money because I am allowed "to have ads disabled"...

about 7 months ago

Encrypted Messaging Startup Wickr Offers $100K Bug Bounty

spacefight Open source the code! (39 comments)

It's 2014, after all.

about 8 months ago


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