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Experiment Shows People Exposed To East German Socialism Cheat More

ta_gueule Another angle (613 comments)

East germany is capitalist. It WAS communist but no more is. If you were raised in a capitalist country, let's imagine your country suddently become communist. All your youth you have been fed capitalist propaganda (oh yes, you have) and now you have to live under communism. Will you just say: well ok, the rules have changed and I will play by the new rules? I bet most of you will just fight the system, cheat it and feel proud about it. People raised in communist states have been fed communist propaganda, which does not work under capitalist rule. The problem is not capitalism or communism it's system change.

about a week ago
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Github Finally Agrees Public Repos Should Have Explicit Licenses

ta_gueule Re:Advantage over other source hosting services? (120 comments)

I just looked it up on the web. It's a no-go because:

  1. Only the trial version is free. With more than 5 users, it cost money.
  2. The code is private, there do not seem to be a way to share it

It's not the same service. I would maybe consider it for proprietary software but it does not replace SF.net or Github.

1 year,14 days
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Github Finally Agrees Public Repos Should Have Explicit Licenses

ta_gueule Re:Simple... (120 comments)

Not sure they can. I don't think Github get to decide what license to apply to the code they host. The code belongs to the author until he grants Github a license. If the user doesn't do it explicitly, I'm afraid Github is distributing the code illegally. I don't think Github is allowed to add a public domain license file by default.

1 year,14 days
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Github Finally Agrees Public Repos Should Have Explicit Licenses

ta_gueule Advantage over other source hosting services? (120 comments)

I'm using SourceForge.net and am happy with it, although there are some minor things I don't like about it: heavy use of JavaScript, the web layout is weak (size set in pixels, no attention made to accessibility, etc...) but overall I didn't find anything better short of hosting myself. I considered Google code, Launchpad, Savannah and Github and found SF.net to be the most complete and advanced source hosting service. I found some advantages in using Google code, Launchpad and Savannah. I'm using Launchpad for translations, since it's the only one that does it. Launchpad is nice because it can sync with an external SCM like SF.net. I found Google code to be less featured but I like the clean layout and overall site performance. Savannah is poorly featured too but does not have advert and is very clean. I found Github to be like SF.net, with the same weak points but less featured. I'm curious to know why people would use Github. Is there any advantage over SF.net?

1 year,14 days
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Giving GNOME 3 a GNOME 2 Look

ta_gueule Re:As someone who uses GNOME 3... (181 comments)

Because you think menus and overlapping windows come from Win95? Win95 is nothing special. it just uses the same interface all other desktop computers with a mouse and a keyboard use.

1 year,20 days
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Giving GNOME 3 a GNOME 2 Look

ta_gueule Re:gnome-shell only bad for geeks (181 comments)

Nope. My gf hates it, my mother hates it too. Nothing is discoverable. People like to be told what they can do with the computer. Typing things on the keyboard or reading documentation is for geeks.

1 year,20 days
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Richard Stallman Speaks About Back Doors After NSA Documents Leak

ta_gueule Re: GNU/Linux is made in the USA (332 comments)

You are doing correctly. It's just that the step of hashing is unnecessary. You can just compile the stuff and compare it, instead of compiling the stuff, hashing both stuffs and compare the hashes.

about a year ago
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Richard Stallman Speaks About Back Doors After NSA Documents Leak

ta_gueule Re: GNU/Linux is made in the USA (332 comments)

You can do that with cmp or diff. Why do you mention hashing?

about a year ago
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One Week With GNOME 3 Classic

ta_gueule Re:sick of the old win 95 clone menus (169 comments)

I can name so many of them that it's hard to choose. Let's just pick the best one: Amiga OS workbench. But that is only one example, there are so many that I can't list them. Windows 95 was not exactly a revolution in 95.

about a year ago
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One Week With GNOME 3 Classic

ta_gueule Re:Puzzled over Gnome 3 hate (169 comments)

That's because you don't have a graphic card powerful enough for the shell. It falls back to the usable interface if it can't display the unusable one. I experienced the same. I liked GNOME 3 on a slow computer and tried to install it on the powerful one and that was a disaster. Only the fall back mode is usable. The real shell is not.

about a year ago
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Debian GNU/Hurd 2013 Released

ta_gueule Re:Need Clarity (264 comments)

GNU carries a philosophy and Linux does not. I want to promote the philosophy and therefore I call it GNU. Technically, Linux is not better than NT or Mach. I have no reason to promote Linux on a technical level. I call it GNU to promote free software. Linux is important because of the GPL. The real value is in the philosophy.

about a year ago
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Debian GNU/Hurd 2013 Released

ta_gueule Re:Need Clarity (264 comments)

Xorg can not compile itself because it's a graphical interface. XFCE can not compile itself because it's a desktop environment. Linux can not compile itself because it's a kernel. GNU can compile itself because it's an OS. Debian can compile itself because it's an OS. Call it GNU or Debian.

about a year ago
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Web of Tax Shelters Saved Apple Billions, Inquiry Finds

ta_gueule No shit! (716 comments)

They do that?
What's news is that someone in the government has just learned what everybody knows. Wake me up when they do something about it.

about a year ago
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Bill Gates Regains the Position of World's Richest Person

ta_gueule Re:Something is wrong (311 comments)

That's correct, but even split that money is still in the hand of a few. It's not a king but a small class of oligarchs that collectively is richer and richer.

about a year ago
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Bill Gates Regains the Position of World's Richest Person

ta_gueule Re:Something is wrong (311 comments)

We're not talking about your little thousand dollars investment. We are talking billions here. 5% is really conservative when you have billions, because you don't just gamble in the market, you manipulate it and cash in the gambles of other small investors. That is how the market work. You take your thousand bucks to the bank and ask to invest it. They'll make 10% on it and give you like 2 to 3% return on your thousand dollars. If you bring 1 billion, you buy the bank. If you invest a thousand buck on the stock market, the company may give you some dividends if they succeed. If you invest one billion on the stock market, you control the company and tell it what to do. You buy and merge the competitors, split it up, you can buy the suppliers, etc...
In other words, 5% is really very conservative.

about a year ago
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Bill Gates Regains the Position of World's Richest Person

ta_gueule Re:Something is wrong (311 comments)

If you agree with the dictionary, it is still a system. The lack of system can be called lawlessness, chaos, anarchy, randomness, whatever but not capitalism, duh! Capitalism is an economic system, by any standard. Even hard line laissez-faire capitalists call it an economic system. If you don't have ownership, you can't have capitalism. And if you have ownership, you have a system duh!

about a year ago
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Bill Gates Regains the Position of World's Richest Person

ta_gueule Re:Something is wrong (311 comments)

Capitalism is a "system", duh!

about a year ago
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Bill Gates Regains the Position of World's Richest Person

ta_gueule Re:Something is wrong (311 comments)

The floor should be linked to the cap. Make the cap being 100 times the floor. That was the rich can get ever richer, but he has to make the poor richer too.

about a year ago

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