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Russia's Former KGB Invests In Political Propaganda Spambots

yeltski Re:Soviet tradtions (164 comments)

If you want to fight for the establishment of a dictatorship of the proletariat, you should understand that revolutions eat their own, and you will not be safe [harvard.edu] no matter which party faction you are in.

There is no other way, Trotsky, a psychopath with ambitions unmatched with Soviet potential, was "eaten" by a pragmatist in the face of Stalin. Same thing happened after French revolution. Revolutions don't eat their own, revolutionaries with destructive tendencies are discarded by constructive elements.

Do not confuse the label of propaganda as necessarily being the same as untrue.

Any decent propaganda is factual truth presented in suitable context of choice.

about 2 years ago
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Russia's Former KGB Invests In Political Propaganda Spambots

yeltski Re:Soviet tradtions (164 comments)

So you're saying that the US government intentionally released the HIV virus into the wild? That's quite an assertion.

Yeah, that's quite an assertion, because that is your straw-man and not what I'm saying. The Washington Post article is propaganda because it uses something true to create a false story to rally against USSR. There are a ton of off-the-wall opinion ed columns published in all newspapers, doesn't mean anything. Unless you make a bunch of scary questions about your straw-man for the rest of your post.

about 2 years ago
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Russia's Former KGB Invests In Political Propaganda Spambots

yeltski Re:Soviet tradtions (164 comments)

Oh okey. And the only time no one should be concerned is when Russia doesn't want to assert any of it's interests, pays reparations, gives everyone resources for free and decreases it's population to zero. That would still probably not get you to stop spamming this capitalist propaganda crap.

about 2 years ago
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Russia's Former KGB Invests In Political Propaganda Spambots

yeltski Re:KGB, in 2012? (164 comments)

Yes, I could, if I didn't use the name of the first president of Russia, who abolished KGB.

about 2 years ago
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Russia's Former KGB Invests In Political Propaganda Spambots

yeltski KGB, in 2012? (164 comments)

Seriously? It's been more than 20 years, how long does it take for you Americans to move on from your Cold War Hollywood production induced knowledge base of the world? Next, you'll find out that CIA spends millions on recruitment and *gasp* pro-WhiteHouse astroturfing propaganda in order to stifle and undermine political dissent.

about 2 years ago
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Is Python a Legitimate Data Analysis Tool?

yeltski Yes. (67 comments)

Of course.

more than 2 years ago
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The PHP Singularity

yeltski Re:PHP - python (622 comments)

I understand how you feel right now, I was in the same spot some years ago. What you are used to, is that your file system tree is your navigational tree. Yes, you can keep doing that, having your web server execute various .py files in your filesystem, and import your common modules. However, the reason this is not common in python, is because it's actually not the optimal way to have your address/navigation work. There is no reason your code files need to be arranged according to your navigation. What is standard in python, is what Drupal and almost all php CMSs do, that is, you have a single application, and it parses and handles the URI as it pleases. What I would recommend, is start with this: http://webpy.org/ it is very easy to install. If you have a complicated app, you should try Django framework. Another thing about python, you are not expected to be writing your website from scratch, as you'd be recreating a lot of crud written many times over already.

more than 2 years ago
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The PHP Singularity

yeltski Re:I am a PHP user (622 comments)

He didn't miss your point, you missed his. Do you have a CS degree? A mathematics degree? Do you know exactly why you need to change oil when they tell you to, and does it make you mad if a mechanic doesn't want to explain why? This is why we have Computer Science, it is smart people figuring out what you should do, so you don't have to. If you really want to understand all the reasons why you should use 'continue 2', you need to find a CS professor, and pay for a class.

more than 2 years ago
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BTJunkie No More?

yeltski Re:Your right to what? (328 comments)

Yes, it was used to communicate .torrent files. Why does it matter what is the content of communication is? Should a private ferry be afraid of being subpoenaed because drug traffickers use them? Should the government not make roads because criminals use them? Are you for SOPA by any chance? Obviously the point of the message is that the internet or isolated websites are not responsible for what they are "used" for, or how much.

more than 2 years ago
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The Headaches of Cross-Platform Mobile Development

yeltski The Horror: Competition (197 comments)

This is most horrible! Interfaces are competing for usability and user experience and you target one platform at a time and pay attention to detail and nuance at that!

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Open Source vs Proprietary GIS Solution?

yeltski Re:PostgreSQL with PostGIS (316 comments)

ugh, that's some horrible English :( wish slashdot had an edit button

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Open Source vs Proprietary GIS Solution?

yeltski Re:PostGIS + GeoDjango, no contest (316 comments)

No, my first language is Russian. I guess I'm rather used to being able to edit my posts, and was in a hurry at the time. Usually my English is not this bad.

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Open Source vs Proprietary GIS Solution?

yeltski Re:PostgreSQL with PostGIS (316 comments)

PostGIS and other GIS software probably benefits from OSS collaboration more than other traditional software categories, because they are part of a scientific collaboration. This means there are packages like Mapnik, GeoServer, GeoNode, etc, etc, that are build to work together in an ecosystem. And this ecosystem is larger than any closed system by it's nature. So, nothing can really compete with OSS GIS stack, and especially in the long term, and nothing really is meant to compete with PostGIS, just compliment it in the OSS world :)

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Open Source vs Proprietary GIS Solution?

yeltski Re:Only one true FOSS option: PostgreSQL + PostGIS (316 comments)

As an ESRI guy, how do you feel, or what do you think is the ESRI feeling about Google hiring the top GDAL guy? Any idea, what, if anything they are planning? :)

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Open Source vs Proprietary GIS Solution?

yeltski PostGIS + GeoDjango, no contest (316 comments)

These are obvious choices without better alternative even in the commercial world. All ESRI products, or other products included. ESRI doesn't advertise it, but they are also using GDAL and other open GIS standards.

https://docs.djangoproject.com/en/dev/ref/contrib/gis/tutorial/
I have 10 years of Web, and 5 of GIS experience, and doing consulting now. Let me know if you're interested, and we can have a private conversation.

more than 2 years ago
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Dennis Ritchie, Creator of C Programming Language, Passed Away

yeltski Re:Syntax and grammar (725 comments)

Holy shit, you think its already not obvious to anyone who gives a shit? Find a less pathetic hobby.

more than 2 years ago
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SUA Deprecated In Windows 8?

yeltski Re:Cygwin (226 comments)

Because it's a native subsystem on top of NT kernel as opposed to a windows subsystem dll. This means many things, but first and foremost, integration and access. The filesystem is presented perfectly, all the groups, users, environment, services are presented directly and in a true POSIX way. You get real sudo, real unix paths (/dev/fs/C/), case sensitivity, sticky bits, etc. Secondly, performance. I have installed and compiled applications for SUA, including apache, and it performs at native speed level. Lastly, you get a decent package manager. It also has a package manager. The only downside compared to the ugly hack of a Cygwin, is lack of packages. Anyway, you might not see the value in this native posix subsystem compared to Cygwin, but it exists for those who do, and it's sad that it won't be there.

more than 2 years ago
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Women Arrested For Refusing TSA Search of Children

yeltski Re:Not more flawed, more obviously stupid (1017 comments)

And how exactly do they ""know"" that? It doesn't make any sense to me, since I know a child will do what his adult supervisor tells him to, such as conceal a weapon. Either you pat down both, or neither.

more than 3 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Becoming a Network Administrator?

yeltski Re:Odd choices (480 comments)

A Mexican dwarf?

more than 3 years ago

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