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EU Gives Google Privacy Policy Suggestions About Data Protection

x0ra Re:Last Straw (42 comments)

Europeans are sheep, the few who aren't aren't in Europe anymore.

2 days ago
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Forest Service Wants To Require Permits For Photography

x0ra Re:Petitions.org... (299 comments)

how about the First Amendment ?

5 days ago
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WD Announces 8TB, 10TB Helium Hard Drives

x0ra Re:containment (296 comments)

Will SATA, or whatever connectivity still be around 10-15 years from now ?

about three weeks ago
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White House Names Google's Megan Smith As CTO

x0ra CTO ? Really ? (75 comments)

So Obama should logically be the CEO, appointed by private board members ?

about a month ago
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Google Introduces HTML 5.1 Tag To Chrome

x0ra Re:cool (94 comments)

Well, why did you move to a modern multi GB / GHz / TB / Gbps machine, "oughtn't 640K to be enough for anybody ?"

about a month ago
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Software Error Caused Soyuz/Galileo Failure

x0ra Misleading title... once again (157 comments)

From the linked article (emphasis mine): "Galileo Satellites Incident Likely Result of Software Errors", there is still an uncertainty. Though, I guess I should not be surprised, this is /. afterall....

about a month ago
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Linux 3.17-rc2 Release Marks 23 Years of the Linux Kernel

x0ra Re:Poll idea (106 comments)

around 2000 with a Debian Potato.

about a month ago
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Linux 3.17-rc2 Release Marks 23 Years of the Linux Kernel

x0ra Re:The Linux community needs to discuss systemd. (106 comments)

I've been using Fedora and BSDs for a few years now, I didn't notice any specific difference in using any of them. Editing text files is fun, but there has never been any such thing as a standardized configuration syntax. At some point UI are just better to use. I used to be pro-textfile but I'm fed up of looking up the syntax. Sendmail is a mess, bind is a mess, exim is a mess, samba is a mess...

about a month ago
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Linux 3.17-rc2 Release Marks 23 Years of the Linux Kernel

x0ra Re: The Linux community needs to discuss systemd. (106 comments)

BSD is hiding behind "incompatibility" to justify its own death. Truth is that in a lot of area, they're just relying on others work to keep going without taking part in the process. That being said, nowhere is it written that the Unix-way is the Only One True Righteous Way.

about a month ago
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Linux 3.17-rc2 Release Marks 23 Years of the Linux Kernel

x0ra Re:23 years of being a rounding error (106 comments)

Base product cost is not the only determining factor. You can hardly go against Microsoft indoctrination of people, or the myriad of course for basic spreadsheet & words processing software, just the same way you can hardly use anything but Adobe product when you are doing image processing.

about a month ago
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Ross Ulbricht Faces New Drug Charges

x0ra Re:Guilty (102 comments)

We all know Anna Nicole married for love...

about a month ago
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Facebook Experimenting With Blu-ray As a Storage Medium

x0ra Re:Right to be forgotten? (193 comments)

AFAIK, you can ask to have the stuff deleted from the public site, but internally, they keep all the stuff. They might be legally tied to do so... not to mention the NSA backup you are unlikely to get erased.

about a month ago
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UK Police Warn Sharing James Foley Killing Video Is a Crime

x0ra Re:Because it's fake, perhaps? (391 comments)

Moreover, if I was about to die, I would never behave as James Foley allegedly did. There is no fear in his words. I can't believe someone about to die would behave as such. As the neck is being cut, there is no sign of blood. Even the 3/8" long cut of superficial skin I made on my thumb with a chisel yesterday was bleeding more, and I was not slicing myself with force...

about a month ago
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UK Police Warn Sharing James Foley Killing Video Is a Crime

x0ra Re:haven't watched it... (391 comments)

Don't worry, there isn't much of the actual beheading. What has actually been filmed could have been with a dull knife, and to some extend, the beheading could have been staged.

about a month ago
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New EU Rules Will Limit Vacuum Cleaners To 1600W

x0ra Re:Who uses vacuum cleaners? (338 comments)

Very useful to get the dust away out of non-easily accessible places, say the stash of cable behind computers.

about a month ago
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Smartphone Kill Switch, Consumer Boon Or Way For Government To Brick Your Phone?

x0ra Why such paranoia ? (299 comments)

We all know our leader are just aiming to our best... don't they ?

about a month and a half ago
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China Smartphone Maker Xiaomi Apologizes For Unauthorized Data Access

x0ra As the quote says... (64 comments)

"It's easier to ask forgiveness than it is to get permission." ...

about 1 month ago
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Fotopedia Is Shutting Down; Data Avallable Until August 10

x0ra Re:Only ten days? (45 comments)

Nothing is free. If the company's shutting down, there will not be anybody to pay the bills :-/

about 2 months ago
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French Blogger Fined For Negative Restaurant Review

x0ra Re:Freedom of Expression... (424 comments)

Thanks to prove me right. Answering an ideological point by insult, how great of you ! Just as I remembered France, uptight and bigoted !

about 2 months ago

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