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Windows Tax Shot Down In Italy

voltorb Uh (421 comments)

This is how Windows got spread in the first place. What were they doing 25 years ago?

about 2 months ago
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A New Homegrown OS For China Could Arrive By October

voltorb What we need is... (93 comments)

Unless the government enforces its usage by law for people.

about 3 months ago
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A New Homegrown OS For China Could Arrive By October

voltorb Chinese programming language (93 comments)

I can already see it. A cheap rip of C language, symbols replaced with Chinese characters, and the language is called ming, coming with a book that is a complete rip off the white book.

about 3 months ago
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A New Homegrown OS For China Could Arrive By October

voltorb What we need is... (93 comments)

A Chinese-quality, rigged OS with backdoors

about 3 months ago
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Linus Torvalds: "GCC 4.9.0 Seems To Be Terminally Broken"

voltorb Why does anyone work with this guy? (739 comments)

Yeah, let's pretend that 80+% of the world isn't using Android, not to mention supercomputers or huge server deployments. What you're missing is not everyone is using an IBM compatible PC and play games whole day in their mom's basement.

about 3 months ago
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Linus Torvalds: "GCC 4.9.0 Seems To Be Terminally Broken"

voltorb Or upgrade to llvm ... (739 comments)

Debian people should probably downgrate their shiny new compiler.

Or upgrade to llvm. Being above to compile with either gcc or llvm would be a nice option.

"Update to to icc", that I would understand (for Intel platforms). "Upgrade to LLVM" sounds like this is not coming from a C++ programmer who really cares about the final binary (yes, GCC still produces better binaries is most situations). And given the issue at hand, it seems you're under the delusion that LLVM is bug-free and doesn't miscompile stuff. Yes, LLVM gives prettier error messages. Yes, LLVM code-base is module. Yes, Apple fan boys love it. Yes, it's BSD licensed and plays along nice with people who don't really care about software freedom. Nothing I care about here. But, LLVM codebase is as bug-ridden as GCC or any other codebase, don't pretend otherwise.

about 3 months ago
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Marvel's New Thor Will Be a Woman

voltorb Huh? (590 comments)

Is it already April Fools'?

about 4 months ago
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Are the Glory Days of Analog Engineering Over?

voltorb Re:The world... (236 comments)

Also, there are many things in the world that are not quantized as far as the world we know. Position, angle, time and many others are not quantized.

about 5 months ago
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Are the Glory Days of Analog Engineering Over?

voltorb Re:The world... (236 comments)

And what are atoms made of? (They're certainly not atomic).

Quantization is not digitalization. Quick example #1: there are 2 spin states for spin-1/2 particle (this is quantization); the state of the particle is a complex 2-dimensional which can have any value as long as it is a unit vector. You cannot represent it error-free using a digital system with finite precision. Quick example #2: energy levels of hydrogen atom are quantized. Still you cannot represent them perfect on a digital system without introducing errors due to finite precision.

about 5 months ago
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Japanese Stem Cell Debacle Could Bring Down Entire Center

voltorb Re:Why do scientists falsify? Or how can they? (52 comments)

yeah, but what if you get it right?
you would be famous and RICH

Lol. You don't get famous, nor near a far vicinity of being rich by publishing some papers in Nature/etc.

about 5 months ago
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Microsoft Fixing Windows 8 Flaws, But Leaving Them In Windows 7

voltorb Huh? (218 comments)

People still use Windows?

about 6 months ago
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Fixing the Humanities Ph.D.

voltorb Re:market at work (325 comments)

Fancy words you have there. Keep telling yourself "enlightenment" was thanks to PhDs and valuable papers in philosophy and other departments, not science and miserable people.

about 6 months ago
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Google Announces 'End-To-End' Encryption Extension For Chrome

voltorb Re:So they are begginig the monopoly (100 comments)

They wouldn't need to bother Google, after all as we saw thanks to the AT&T whistleblower they hsigned.kbone access at the ISPs. This means they 1.- Know what OS you are running and 2.- Can perform a MITM on said OS. Lets say you use Linux? All they do is intercept the update mechanism for whatever flavor you are running and one of the dozens of packages you get during an update has a backdoor, with Windows or OSX it would work the same, intercept the update mechanism and force in a backdoor. Hell depending on what video player you are running they might not even do that as I'm sure they have a couple of Flash zero days lying around, simply wait until you request a video and replace it with a zero day infected vid.

Remember folks when they have access to the backbone ALL bets are off, with a MITM everything becomes MUCH easier.

Sorry to bust your bubble, but then can't do MITM on any decent Linux distro. The package in repositories are signed.

about 6 months ago
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MediaGoblin and FSF Successfully Raise Funds For Federation, Privacy Features

voltorb Re:What is MediaGoblin? (22 comments)

Given his ignorant manner, I think he's talking about Windows.

about 7 months ago
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Microsoft Confirms It Is Dropping Windows 8.1 Support

voltorb cli (575 comments)

Most Debian-based distro users would rather use the UI though.

about 7 months ago
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Microsoft Promises Not To Snoop Through Email

voltorb I'm feeling... (144 comments)

...great about this actually. I just need a cup of tea to enjoy's Microsoft's downwards spiral,

about 8 months ago
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$30K Worth of Multimeters Must Be Destroyed Because They're Yellow

voltorb trademark (653 comments)

They apparently patented it.

about 8 months ago
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State Rep. Says Biking Is Not Earth Friendly Because Breathing Produces CO2

voltorb What's next (976 comments)

Extra tax for running shoes?

about a year and a half ago
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Fukushima's Fallout of Fear

voltorb Substance abuse? (124 comments)

Substance abuse? They surely don't know Japanese people. It's not USA.

about 2 years ago

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