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Security Company Tries To Hide Flaws By Threatening Infringement Suit

sxpert they're a french company (114 comments)

under european law, they have no standing for requesting this sort of code to be removed, as the code was obviously created as a research tool and for interoperability.

screw those idiots... let's start git cloning the hell of it ;)

yesterday
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The Malware of the Future May Come Bearing Real Gifts

sxpert Re:RedHat NSA link? (103 comments)

The NSA are one of their biggest customers

about two weeks ago
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Systemd Adding Its Own Console To Linux Systems

sxpert Re:Awesome! (771 comments)

lets add emacs to it

about two weeks ago
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Systemd Adding Its Own Console To Linux Systems

sxpert Re:This is malarky (771 comments)

no, it will soon include emacs !

about two weeks ago
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Systemd Adding Its Own Console To Linux Systems

sxpert Re:it solves some unicode issues (771 comments)

either that, or lennart is using linux as a host os while he's writing his own... it will soon be time to jettison this crap !

about two weeks ago
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Lennart Poettering: Open Source Community "Quite a Sick Place To Be In"

sxpert Re:Systemd (993 comments)

hilarious link with this newspaper like graphics saying "the london stock exchange choses windows over linux for reliability"

yet, wikipedia here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L... states :

Technology

The LSE's current trading platform is its own Linux-based edition named Millennium Exchange.[12]

Their old trading platform TradElect was based on Microsoft's .NET Framework, and was developed by Microsoft and Accenture. Microsoft used the LSE software as an example of the supposed superiority of Windows over Linux in the "Get the Facts" campaign,[13] claiming that the LSE system provided "five nines" reliability, and a processing speed of 3–4 milliseconds. For Microsoft, LSE was a good combination of a highly visible exchange and yet a relatively modest IT problem.[14]

Despite TradElect only being in use for about two years,[15] after suffering multiple periods of extended downtime and unreliability[16][17] the LSE announced in 2009 that it was planning to switch to Linux in 2010.[18][19]

about two weeks ago
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Dealership Commentator: Tesla's Going To Win In Every State

sxpert Re:DO NOT TRUST TESLA. (156 comments)

citation needed

about a month ago
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How the Outdated TI-84 Plus Still Holds a Monopoly On Classrooms

sxpert Re:RPN FTW (359 comments)

yeah... my 48GX was stolen a few years back... been using an emulator on the iPhone lately

about a month and a half ago
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Hack an Oscilloscope, Get a DMCA Take-Down Notice From Tektronix

sxpert wayback machine (273 comments)

the article is safely stored in the wayback machine, and i have made a backup away from the reaches of the stupid DMCA.
yet another project ripe for the application of the streisand effect

about 2 months ago
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Irish Politician Calls For Crackdown On Open Source Internet Browsers

sxpert abusing alcoholic beverages (335 comments)

see what abusing alcoholic beverages can do to you ?
he probably had way too much guinness that night !

about 9 months ago
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First Few Doctor Who Episodes May Fall To Public Domain Next Year

sxpert wrong title (216 comments)

should read "elevated to public domain"

1 year,17 days
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French Police To Switch 72,000 Desktop PCs To Linux

sxpert the text is incorrect (183 comments)

technically, the Gendarmerie are the military police force, that is mostly managing the countryside.

1 year,18 days
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Undiscovered Country of HFT: FPGA JIT Ethernet Packet Assembly

sxpert Re: Huh? (452 comments)

technically, it is theft.

1 year,25 days
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Schneier: The US Government Has Betrayed the Internet, We Need To Take It Back

sxpert Re:Mesh internet / web of trust now! (397 comments)

either latency, or constant speed traffic with mostly useless junk inside

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: Why Won't Companies Upgrade Old Software?

sxpert Stock market (614 comments)

Companies nowadays only bother about their stock price, everything they do is related to this.

the only location in the company where you have up to date machines is where they handle buying and selling stocks with the money they have in the bank between the time consumers pay for the products, and the time (up to 6 months or so) they pay their providers.

the rest of the company really doesn't matter, as long as it ca keep the flow of money coming in...

about a year and a half ago
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Texas Company's Antique Computers Are For Production, Not Display

sxpert nuclear war resistant (289 comments)

This company is probably the only one in the area that will still be operational in case of a nuclear war. that type of computing device is pretty much impervious to EMPs.

about a year and a half ago
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The Pirate Bay Claims It Is Now Hosting From North Korea

sxpert Re:Not yet (309 comments)

HSBC is from Hong Kong... nothing to do with the UK

about a year and a half ago
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Swiss Referendum Backs Executive Pay Curbs

sxpert Re:Next week's headline: Swiss mass exodous (284 comments)

"this" has already passed. according to swiss constitution, a text that was validated in such a referendum MUST be written into law. guess the swiss will be able to get rid of those parasites...

about a year and a half ago
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US CEO Says French Workers Have Three-Hour Work Day

sxpert tire production (1313 comments)

besides, producing tires consists of laying layers of rubber on a form, and send the form into a mold that takes multiple hours to cure. once all molds are filled. there's not much you can do, besides waiting for the curing process to finish...

about a year and a half ago

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TSA sets up road checkpoints in Tennessee

sxpert sxpert writes  |  more than 2 years ago

sxpert (139117) writes "wonder if the US are the land of the free ? Wonder no more, it's all gone. TSA is now setting up road checkpoints in tennessee...
What next ? internal passports / visa just like in Russia ?"

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Warner Bros. bitten in the rear end by DMCA

sxpert sxpert writes  |  more than 6 years ago

sxpert (139117) writes "When you attempt to access http://www.thewb.com/ from out of the US, you get redirected to http://www.thewb.com/non-us.html where you are greeted with the following ominous message :

It looks like you're trying to visit theWB.com from outside the United States. Unfortunately, due to complicated domestic and international entertainment law, our website is restricted to viewers within the US. But please write to your local government representative if you want to fight this injustice, so hopefully one day, fans like you from all over the world can enjoy theWB.com.

So it appears the DMCA turned around and bit it's masters in the butt
pretty ironic, isn't it ?"

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