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Wikipedia Medical Articles Found To Have High Error Rate

xiando What do you expect? (200 comments)

Full-time paid employees will always win "edit wars" and be able to put themselves in administrator positions on sites like this. This is why most articles on Wikipedia contain propaganda and fiction instead of facts. If evidence that a government/media story is added on Wikipedia then it is quickly removed and also removed from the edit history (many are not aware that the edit history on Wikipedia is as heavily censored as the articles). It is plain obvious that most of what is on Wikipedia is completely wrong, this should not surprise anyone. That the US government and most governments in the "free" western world employ a large number of "internet trolls" has become "public knowledge" the last year but it has been going on since the Internet came about.

about 3 months ago
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Mozilla Ditches Firefox's New-Tab Monetization Plans

xiando Good thing they still allow extentions (for now) (195 comments)

Two firefox extentions I use now:
"Old default Image Style"
"Classic Theme Restorer"

All they do is restore previous behavior and give back features that have been taken away (like the statusbar). It's really sad that you now need extentions to get previous sane behavior back. And it's also a bit sad that the MemoryRestart extention is still a must since the memory leak problems that's been in Firefox since forever are still present and seem to get worse, not better, each release.

about 3 months ago
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Firefox OS 1.3 Arrives: Dual SIM Support, Continuous Autofocus, Graphics Boost

xiando Re: SIP :) (68 comments)

You don't need Google Voice or Skype. There are plenty of dirt-cheap SIP providers out there. Cynnagenmod and a few phones with stock Android has a working SIP stack (I know some phones have it disabled, for those there are SIP apps). I personally don't have a SIM-card in my phone anymore. That is mostly to avoid the tracking involved with using those, your personal preferences may vary. I do not get to make phone calls when walking from place to place but I do get to call others who use SIP free and the rest cheap when I am places (almost everyone has a wifi and most local public places also have one, there's even wifi on local busses here).

about 3 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Practical Alternatives To Systemd?

xiando Re:I wrote OpenRC (533 comments)

Thank you for dhcpcd. I don't really notice that I use it but I'm glad it's there every single time I boot.

about 3 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Practical Alternatives To Systemd?

xiando Re: Yep, Gentoo IS superiour (533 comments)

And this is why we love Gentoo. Also, it does not use systemd. :)

about 3 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Practical Alternatives To Systemd?

xiando Re: We'll keep on trucking without systemd garbage (533 comments)

> How long until all of the software packages that BSD wants to use require so much work to retrofit to use a different init mechanism that they just throw in the towl and accept defeat?

Keep in mind that *BSD is not alone. There are other GNU/Linux distributions that avoid it. Gentoo are among the distributions working on things like eudev (so you can keep on using udev without systemd).

about 3 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Practical Alternatives To Systemd?

xiando Re:Accept, don't fight, systemd (533 comments)

> Whether you love, hate, or are ambivalent about systemd, I think you have to accept it at this point.

No, we do not. The systemd bloatware has infected a huge number of GNU/Linux distributions at this point and it has become integrated with all sorts of things on those distributions. It has become as good as impossible to avoid on the distributions that has adopted it. Luckily you are WRONG, you see resistance is NOT futile. The obvious solution is to NOT use the distributions that have submitted to the systemd world order. Gentoo and Slackware are good alternatives to Fedora, Arch and now sadly even Debian. US Department of Defence subsidiary RedHat can force their NSA-backdoored systemd on some but they can't and won't fool us all.

about 3 months ago
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Cheaper Fuel From Self-Destructing Trees

xiando More biopollution is not good news (112 comments)

Their "solution" is to genetically alter trees. It seems nobody here read the article close enough to catch that. A problem with this solution is that plants tend to spread their genes in unpredictable ways. Those "round-up"-ready genes the inventors of Agent Oragne (Monsanto) put into their seeds has already spread into the wild. If your farm is next to a farm using Monsanto sees then it's very likely that your natural seeds will be invested with these genes. The same is true here. Those "super" new trees will eventually end up spreading their fancy modified genes into natural trees. THIS IS NOT A GOOD THING.

about 5 months ago
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Some Sites That Blue Coat Blocks Under "Pornography"

xiando Atleast it's optional (119 comments)

Blue Coat is mostly optional. What Google is doing is far worse, with Blue Coat you know that the censored websites exists and are blocked. Googles censorship of sites with content they don't think you should know is something you don't notice: It just looks like those sites don't exist.

about 5 months ago
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Sony & Panasonic Next-Gen Optical Discs Moving Forward

xiando Too late, optical media has been dead a decade (250 comments)

> 2014
> Optical disc
lol, really? get with the times

yeah I got suckered into collecting CDs back in the day. I learned my lesson when I bought a "CD" and put it in my cd-player and it broke it (well, just locked the tray and I had to open it to remove the disk) and I noticed it wasn't a Compact Disc(tm) but something the same size with "copy protection". I skipped the DVD thing entirely. Buying a blueray player or disc never crossed my mind, that came along long after I got used to getting my media from the internets. I don't think it matters if they present some fancy new disc with 300GB or 300TB, I won't be buying no optical media again and no fancy talk about size or whatever will change that. It's too late.

about 5 months ago
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MtGox Files For Bankruptcy Protection

xiando Re:This is actually good news (465 comments)

How do we know btc-e or bitstamp aren't already skimming coins?

I honestly thought it would be the fiat mismanagement at MtGox that would bring them down, BTC insolvency. Most of you seem to ignore the fact that they only had about half of the customer fiat currency "in customer accounts" in their bank when they closed up. If I request a fiat withdraw from Bitstamp then it's in my account the next day. As for btc-e, I don't use it and I strongly recommend that you don't use it either. If Bitstamp suddenly stops processing withdraws of any kind (BTC or fiat) in a timely fashion I'll be out of there before you can say "bank robbery". This is currently not the case.

about 6 months ago
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MtGox Files For Bankruptcy Protection

xiando This is actually good news (465 comments)

Failed exchanges are supposed to die. This is how a free market is supposed to work. I have been warning against using MtGox since April 2013 and you can all go check my Bitcointalk posts to see that this is true. If you request a withdraw from an exchange and it suddenly takes two weeks instead of a few days before you get your money then it is time to get out. If the delay increases to four weeks then six then months then it's clearly time to not only get out but also warn others about this exchange. A whole lot of extremely stupid people ignored all the red flags and alarmbells and they lost money when this exchange went bankrupt. This is very good. A small percentage of the people who lost money at MtGox will learn from this and be more careful and picky as to where they place their money in the future. If you do not have control of the private keys of a Bitcoin then you don't have the Bitcoin, you have an IOU with someone who may or may not hold Bitcoin for you. The demise of MtGox will sadly make many of the idiots who lost money there cry for more government, more regulation and more fascism. Fascism is not a good solution, more personal responsibility is the solution. As I said, there were dozens of red flags yet people kept using this clowncar exchange. "but but but I can arbitrage because the price is 25% higher there" said a lot of people who ended up loosing their money. Well duh, why do you think that 25% premium was there in the first place, stupid? In short: Fools and their money are usually separated. If you can't bother to do five minutes of basic research of the place where you plan to place thousands or millions of dollars then you get what you deserve. This is, in my opinion, a good thing.

about 6 months ago
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S. Korea Diverts Network From Huawei Networks

xiando Translation: (76 comments)

The US government is using it's infrastructure and networks to spy on everyone so it naturally assumes that China is going this as well.

about 6 months ago
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Blogger Fined €3,000 for 'Publicizing' Files Found Through Google Search

xiando But Google was not fined? (248 comments)

> Google makes links available, is not charged or fined
> Guy clicks links on Google search engine, is fined
Am I the only one who has a problem with this "logic"?

about 6 months ago
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Florida Arrests High-Dollar Bitcoin Exchangers For Money Laundering

xiando Re:Illicit purchase intention aspect isn't one? (149 comments)

> act as a money transmitter, and the exchange is between $300 and $20k within a 12 month period

That's fascism for you, using cash was basically outlawed while you stupid americans were busy watching TV. $300 isn't even one Bitcoin. This effectively makes everyone who buys or sells bitcoins criminals - unless they get a "license" to do something which should be perfectly legal to do without a license in the first place.

about 6 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Are Linux Desktop Users More Pragmatic Now Or Is It Inertia?

xiando Desktops have changed more than me (503 comments)

I liked the simple yet configurable Gnome interface, then they took it away from me with Gnome 2.. but I got used to it somehow. Then they took that away from me with Gnome 3 and I've been using XFCE4 since. My "simple light working dekstop" preference hasn't changed much over the years, but the GNU/Linux desktops has. KDE today isn't like KDE 2 (which was usable), it's HUGE (but atleast I can configure it to be a simple desktop if I want). GNOME3? wtf. My preferences didn't change, GNOME did.

about 7 months ago
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Former Dev Gives Gloomy Outlook On Linux Support For the Opera Browser

xiando No Market Impact Expected, but Short it anyway (181 comments)

There's plenty of good browsers for GNU/Linux and GNU/Linux itself has a market share of perhaps 1%. I'm guessing Opera's got maby 1% of that and 1% of 1% isn't much. I think ditching GNU/Linux support does make sense from a business perspective if they only drop support for that. Focusing on Opera mini for Android and things like that probably makes a lot more sense. Regardless: I truly believe Opera is highly overvalued right now http://www.netfonds.no/quotes/... and it's much likely a good short at this price level. This is not investment advice, I'm just a guy who've had a 20%+ _monthly_ return on his portfolio the last 6 months (I only had 17% one month 7 months ago which ruined my streak) so use your own common sense. Just sayin that the it's got one very attractive downside at this price point.

about 7 months ago
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AMD's Kaveri APU Debuts With GCN-based Radeon Graphics

xiando Am I the only one who wants a *CPU*? (123 comments)

Still using a Phenom II 3x *CPU* and it's fast enough for my GNU/Linux system so I see little reason to upgrade it - but if I decide to do so then I would very much like to buy a CPU, not a APU. Would it be so hard for AMD and Intel to offer actual CPUs again? Am I the only one who would like to buy one at some point? APUs are nice if you want a cheap system with alright graphics.. but why do they force us to buy one even if all we want/need is a CPU?

about 7 months ago
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It's Official: Registrars Cannot Hold Domains Hostage Without a Court Order

xiando Did you think this through? (112 comments)

We have a bunch of free blog services. You can sign up and get a free blog and use it for the criminal activity until we notice or someone points it out to us. Do you really think it is fair take a domain with thousands of subdomains under it because it was " involved in actual criminal activity" at some point? You must really love fascism and the current governments in the "free world".

about 7 months ago
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Disqus Bug Deanonymizes Commenters

xiando A simpler approach (151 comments)

Expressen could have just disabled Disqus on their own site and they would have full access to IPs and e-mails of users commenting on their hatespeech site.

about 8 months ago

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Bitcoin Exchange MtGox claims to only be able to do 10 SWIFT transfers per day

xiando xiando writes  |  1 year,8 days

xiando (770382) writes "MtGox is the biggest Bitcoin exchange on the planet even though their market share has gone from above 80% to below 50%. Many people have been waiting months for their USD withdraws from MtGox. Many people have given up and cancelled their withdraw only to buy expensive BTC at MtGox which they've then sold at Bitstamp at a $10 per coin loss. MtGox's MagicalTux came up with a new explentaion today: MtGox's bank is only able to do 10 SWIFT transfers per day. Some buy this story, others speculate that they are insolvant. Interesting sidenote: Nobody holding BTC wants to touch this story. Story URL is a forum post with IRC logs, but numerous people on #mtgox at freenode can confirm that this is in fact that the CEO of MtGox claims."
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Nokia CEO eFlop held a press conference and the stock dropped -17%

xiando xiando writes  |  more than 2 years ago

xiando writes "Nokia CEO Stephen eFlop would not talk about Noikas current profits at todays press conference. He did say that Nokia is "building momentom" for their "new ecosystem". Stock dropped like a stone. He's job seems to make a Microsoft buyout affordable and he is doing a great job at that."
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Went after 2 bloggers, took 7000 accounts

xiando xiando writes  |  more than 3 years ago

xiando (770382) writes "Norwegian police were asked by the police in Italy to get personal information about two bloggers who were using a server in Oslo. The police decided the best thing to do would be to take the servers harddrive along with personal information about 7000 other users. Other ISPs say this is common operating procedure in Norway these days."
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xiando xiando writes  |  more than 7 years ago

xiando writes "Heise.de reports that German police has raied a server farm and seized a Tor exit node, supposedly to get the logs. Tor is a excellent privacy network which allows user to access both public and hidden websites without leaving a trace. German police story is that the Tor exit in question had been used to access criminal content on the public Internet and that they were after the non-existing logs on the Tor exit. However, there are no such logs since a Tor exit has no clue who or what it is forwarding TCP streams for. Stupidity or scare tactic?"

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