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Google News To Shut Down In Spain On December 16th

xvan Re:They will either change their mind (183 comments)

They can't set their own fee / arrangement. Only the Big Guys Conglomerate can negotiate.

las últimas declaraciones de Wert contradicen ese carácter de irrenunciabilidad, sin embargo los agregadores no pueden negociar con el medio directamente (lo haría AEDE) y sólo sirve para la cuantía, no para la exención.

Spanish source in Spanish: http://es.gizmodo.com/internet... http://es.gizmodo.com/que-sign...

about a week ago
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Dad Makes His Kid Play Through All Video Game History In Chronological Order

xvan Re:Yeah, already planning this. (222 comments)

I know 6 year olds that love playing GTA, so I think that Bloodless Doom won't be an issue.

about a week ago
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Dad Makes His Kid Play Through All Video Game History In Chronological Order

xvan Re:permanent death? no save points? (222 comments)

Simple UI? what are you talking about?
Nethack uses almost all key combinations, lower case, uper case and ctrl+key. And if you are playing Nethack without a keypad, you need to use vi style cursor movements. Not that I'm complaining, but not even vim forces you into sort of pain.
And don't make me start talking about Dwarf Fortress, were the game needs to be hacked to put some sense intro that micromanagement mess.

about a week ago
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Ask Slashdot: Making a 'Wife Friendly' Gaming PC?

xvan Re:Projector? Recommendations (720 comments)

I've thought about this really hard, but the only reason I find to run with a TV or projector under your arm is looting

about three weeks ago
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Firefox Signs Five-Year Deal With Yahoo, Drops Google as Default Search Engine

xvan Re:I use yahoo mail (400 comments)

Something felt wrong about it. I looked and Yahoo was the only one that still seemed to be human.

Seriously? yahoo? The yahoo that appends text adds to the bottom of your emails? The one with the slow, counter intuitive purple UI ?

about a month ago
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Confidence Shaken In Open Source Security Idealism

xvan Re:I don't buy it (265 comments)

Heartbleed was caused by a FreeBSD bug,
Shellshock was caused by a GNU bash bug.

Both projects are independent of the Linux Kernel Project. That's the project managed by Linus.
So blaming Linus management for the lost confidence on open source security is, at least, unbased.

about 2 months ago
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Confidence Shaken In Open Source Security Idealism

xvan Re:I don't buy it (265 comments)

Actually, I can't remember last Linux Zero-Day bug.
And the bugs this article refers to are BSD's and GNU's fault.

Maybe, just maybe, Linus' way is the right way.

about 2 months ago
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What's Been the Best Linux Distro of 2014?

xvan Re:Same as it's been forever. (303 comments)

Some closed source hardware providers choose them as targets for their products.
yum is better than apt
Lots of time is put testing so you don't get nasty surprises on production services that support millionaire businesses.
Long (really long) term support (and by support I mean security updates).

On the other hand, It's not a fair comparison, you should compare RHEL against Debian Stable.

about 2 months ago
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Fortune.com: Blame Tech Diversity On Culture, Not Pipeline

xvan Re:Primal difference between Man and Woman (342 comments)

Men get a primal Promethean thrill and ego boost from creating machines from symbols. Women get the same thrill and primal sense-of-purpose from creating new living human beings (i.e. babies), instead of machinery.

And you base that on what?
And Even if those affirmations were true, they'd be meaningless unless:

Women don't get a primal Promethean thrill and ego boost from creating machines from symbols.
Men don't get a primal sense-of-purpose from creating new living human beings.

about 2 months ago
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Grooveshark Found Guilty of Massive Copyright Infringement

xvan Re:Funny, however.. (171 comments)

Copyright rules should be abolished for non commercial use and FRAND rules should be applicable to commercial use, because the current copyright state is:
a) unenforceable
b) detrimental to culture
c) most people don't give a shit about it.

about 3 months ago
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Microsoft Announces Windows 10

xvan Re:Unified Experience Across Devices (644 comments)

To lazy to search, but what are they planning to do for addressing the arch compatibility issues?
Wasn't that the main cause why the ditched their RT version? Users were unable to gasp the difference between the devices and ended returning them?

about 3 months ago
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Drones Reveal Widespread Tax Evasion In Argentina

xvan Re:Someone's going to complain (208 comments)

Last time I checked, google maps didn't have good images of zones presumed not populated. This last tax actualization was made after 15+ years, so Argentina's government doesn't give a shit about being portrayed as lazy.

about 3 months ago
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Apple's "Warrant Canary" Has Died

xvan Re:There is no "almost impossible" (236 comments)

No, you can't... because of the "any message", you would have "virtually infinite" amount of messages matching the same patterns you're looking for and having valid data in any other place.

about 3 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Remote Support For Disconnected, Computer-Illiterate Relatives

xvan Re:CGNAT (334 comments)

You can bypass that by reverse SSH, but it doesn't seem like a valid option in this case.

about 3 months ago
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What To Expect With Windows 9

xvan Re:Bring back windows XP. (545 comments)

Could you list some stuff that mere mortals are able to do with newer OS but not with XP
(Honest question, I've barely touched 7 and never had the pleasure of using 8. As a Linux user, when WMs went full retard (again), I changed to awesome WM and haven't had to face change since.)

about 3 months ago
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Canon Printer Hacked To Run Doom Video Game

xvan Re:Right fix (92 comments)

Aw, heck. They're "fixing" it the wrong way. The right way to deal with DOOM running on a printer's LCD is not to remove this feature. They should simply turn DOOM into official menu option.

It's not like it hasn't been proposed before.

about 3 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Are the Strangest Features of Various Programming Languages?

xvan Re:Many languages and... (729 comments)

for bash / sh, the ; is not mandatory... What else do you propose to separate to commands in the same line?

about 3 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Are the Strangest Features of Various Programming Languages?

xvan Re:Infoworld... pass (729 comments)

That's also used by the CMSIS for ARMs ... There, struct pointers are pointed to the pheripherals registers memory map, so you can make calls like TIMER->value.

about 3 months ago

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