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New Coating Technology Promises Self-Cleaning Cars

w.hamra1987 Re:My car is already self cleaning... (88 comments)

spidery robots crawling in your car, sucking dust into their plastic bags...

more than 2 years ago
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Blackhole Exploit Kit Gets an Upgrade

w.hamra1987 Re:Firefox + NoScript (43 comments)

that's why i prefer "request policy" much more than noscript, i dont use noscript.

with "request policy" it blocks any external resources, and allows any script being loaded or run from the same domain you're visiting. malicious adds and scripts are always external, and you're safe. with many sites, like slashdot, you have external elements and scripts from a domain being used as CDN, you can whitelist it in 2 clicks, and keep the rest blocked. very easy, and maintains compatibility and security.

more than 2 years ago
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Used Software Can Be Sold, Says EU Court of Justice

w.hamra1987 Re:Well of Course (385 comments)

well... because software is not a physical object like cars, books and records... you can not "own" it in the sense of ownership you do to physical object... but wait... all the stupid *intellectual property* laws enforced in the last few decades... claimed IP can be owned like physical property... hmm... someone is struggling with basic logic in the capitalism and mass theft department...

more than 2 years ago
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The Long Death of Fat Clients

w.hamra1987 Re:Um... (277 comments)

compile your own firefox, without the built-in libraries

more than 2 years ago
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Vulnerable SAP Deployments Make Prime Attack Targets

w.hamra1987 Re:Bad (72 comments)

you mean they're the latest ZOMBO.COM?

more than 2 years ago
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Microsoft To PC and Tablet Makers: You're Not Our Future

w.hamra1987 Re:What do they have to bring to the table? (530 comments)

they still have a large enough fan base, people who will happily buy a new-comer if it holds an MS logo. add to this an MS branded desktop/laptop as suggested in the article, good enough integration between the 2 devices, throw in an xbox to the deal, and you have a very interesting offer.

i shudder at the idea of having MS invading yet another market, but you have to admit, if they play this right, it's a very smart idea.

more than 2 years ago
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Microsoft To PC and Tablet Makers: You're Not Our Future

w.hamra1987 Re:year of the? (530 comments)

year of the demise of the desktop...

more than 2 years ago
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At Canadian Airports, Your Conversation May Be Remotely Recorded

w.hamra1987 Re:This will surely stop terrorists (211 comments)

and the children. don't forget all these poor children who'll be saved as well...

more than 2 years ago
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At Canadian Airports, Your Conversation May Be Remotely Recorded

w.hamra1987 Re:FIRST things FIRST (211 comments)

i highly doubt any terrorist is going to be reviewing his plan in the airport, even in a hushed voice... if he does, then he's one of those too stupid to be of any danger.

more than 2 years ago
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At Canadian Airports, Your Conversation May Be Remotely Recorded

w.hamra1987 FIRST things FIRST (211 comments)

is canada the FIRST country to do so? i doubt it, but what IS a FIRST is publicly admitting they're going to be recording people in the airport.

more than 2 years ago
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Liu Yang Becomes China's First Female Astronaut

w.hamra1987 Re:Okay, and? (229 comments)

which brings an interesting question... can astronauts really spend long times in space (months or maybe over a year) without any sexual thinking at all? i mean... at some point, if you do.. you have to unload... uhm.. are they allowed to?

more than 2 years ago
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Liu Yang Becomes China's First Female Astronaut

w.hamra1987 Re:Okay, and? (229 comments)

Was there something about being a woman that made it problematic being in space

you mean besides the monthly "make no sense, freak everyone out" day? no, i don't think there's any difference.

more than 2 years ago
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Linus Torvalds Awarded the Millenial Technology Prize

w.hamra1987 Re:Don't you mean... (91 comments)

when i boot my Windows 7 system, i either run firefox, or play one of the installed games... i dont touch IE, any of the MS games installed, hell, i never touched anything else in that system except the first day i installed it, to setup few things... but i doubt this means "windows" is irrelevant, and firefox is more important...

GNU is still the very heart of a Linux system. you might not see them, but all these cron jobs running silently in the background are bash scripts, all programs require GLibC to run, as they're linked against it, the list is quite long of programs from GNU you're not even aware of their existence, all necessary to get the system to tick, but if you're really interested, i advise you to give a scan read of the "Linux From Scratch" book, to get an idea of how deeply interconnected is GNU's relationship to Linux, and how the two are inseparable.

more than 2 years ago
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FBI Hunt For Child Porn Thwarted By Tor

w.hamra1987 Re:This is crazy. (714 comments)

completely defeating the purpose of the entire system, as no one will use tor again.... who are you going to trust with the keys to that backdoor?

more than 2 years ago
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FBI Hunt For Child Porn Thwarted By Tor

w.hamra1987 Re:You're doing it wrong. (714 comments)

indeed, one way i can think of, requires some cooperation from ISPs. create some heavy load on the tor website, heavy enough to be noticeable, making the ISPs aware of the exact time this bandwidth surge is going to happen at, and they can report which users had their bandwidth soar at that period... few of them are just innocent tor relays (i'm aware some relays will be from other parts of the world), and one is the actual server, won't be hard figuring things out after that.

more than 2 years ago
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FBI Hunt For Child Porn Thwarted By Tor

w.hamra1987 Re:TOR needs to clean its ranks (714 comments)

the same argument could have been made about many other services, including the internet itself.... some people still believe the web is just a porn service, and refuse to use it, well... their problem. everything can be used for good and bad, but i get your point, tor DOES seem to be attracting more illicit usage than what it was initially intended for, what it actually needs, is more legal users to out-shadow the bad ones, most people don't even bother with tor, leaving mostly the criminals to use it.

more than 2 years ago
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FBI Hunt For Child Porn Thwarted By Tor

w.hamra1987 TOR is a kiddy porn tool... (714 comments)

.. funded by the government... the government should be punished, someone needs to be held accountable, how could we have let this comedy run for so lo long??

more than 2 years ago
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Evaluating the Harmful Effects of Closed Source Software

w.hamra1987 Re:Extremism in all cases is bad. (490 comments)

i understand your point of view on this, but RMS still has to do it. take a good look around the FOSS world, almost everyone disagrees with RMS, and allow/encourage/provide non-free software, that can range from drivers, to games, to highly useful programs that don't have a FOSS alternative. and the linux world keeps thriving, and getting better, and of course, has not lost its spirit of freedom. non-free software, in little amounts with the vast free stuff available, perfects the ecosystem, not harm it. but with all this intermixing, people sometimes tend to forget initial goals, forget why linux was created, and might get dragged into a sea of non-free software, that might invade it all, hence why we need someone like RMS to remind us of what our priorities should be, and by taking this extremist stance, he can be sure to make the best effect. you don't have to agree with him 100%, but he serves as a good reminder. think of it as pulling a spring 20 cm, when you want it to be 15 cm long, because you know it'll shrink back a little once released...

more than 2 years ago
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Evaluating the Harmful Effects of Closed Source Software

w.hamra1987 Re:Very strange (490 comments)

very... same... experience... completely...

more than 2 years ago
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Evaluating the Harmful Effects of Closed Source Software

w.hamra1987 Re:How exactly do I support myself as a developer? (490 comments)

no one is saying you can't be paid for your work. I write free software as well, and i make money selling support and warranties. my code comes with absolutely no warranty, and anyone can use it, but seeing as it's aimed at schools (i design school administration systems), you can bet they want some guarantee the system will function, support availability if something malfunctions, bug fixes when released, and for the "pro" package they get to suggest custom features that i'll happily implement.

some choose to be charged by hours of actual support, others buy annual support packages. and then, some might want to just use the system themselves, without my support, it's their choice, i really don't mind.

oh, and i make some profit selling hardware, almost all schools here don't have a proper server, and some have horrible networking that requires some changing, to which i charge money as well...

it just works :)

more than 2 years ago

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addiction is hard wired in some people

w.hamra1987 w.hamra1987 writes  |  more than 2 years ago

w.hamra1987 (1193987) writes "BBC reports that "Brains may be wired for addiction". according to scientists in the university of Cambridge, "Abnormalities in the brain may make some people more likely to become drug addicts". the study focused on finding certain differences in the brains of drug addicts, and their non-addicted siblings, with the result that they had the same differences."
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