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The Personal Computer Revolution Behind the Iron Curtain

znrt Re:'it is out of stock now; try to ask next year.' (115 comments)

you realize that you live in a plutocracy, right? your regime is just softer, more photogenic, but not fundamentally different from those tyrannies. so are you, your precious lifestile is just a different manifestation of poverty: with all your gadgets (or maybe just because of them) you are powerless. you need to rise up and have a revolution. fancy that. :P

3 days ago
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The Personal Computer Revolution Behind the Iron Curtain

znrt Re:'it is out of stock now; try to ask next year.' (115 comments)

true, but all that doesn't come from thin air. specifically industralization has a high cost on the environment that we privileged don't pay. part of the magic is that we are shoving much of those costs on poor countries (which incidentally constitute the majority of the population and who do not eat better than ultra wealthy did 100 years ago).

so i guess i might do have some concerns besides eating, sleeping, fucking and dying.

3 days ago
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The Personal Computer Revolution Behind the Iron Curtain

znrt Re:'it is out of stock now; try to ask next year.' (115 comments)

deregulating life insurance so that anyone can buy/sell it for anyone else anonymously

that actually sounds like a pretty simple and good idea.

3 days ago
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The Personal Computer Revolution Behind the Iron Curtain

znrt Re:'it is out of stock now; try to ask next year.' (115 comments)

That's the genius of Adam Smith's Invisible Hand: it presumes that people will be selfish and greedy.

haven't read mr smith, actually, but his invisible hand is screwing up the planet pretty impressively. if he was genius, i'm guessing he wasn't that confident about the invisible hand as his disciples have been trumpeting around.

3 days ago
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The Personal Computer Revolution Behind the Iron Curtain

znrt Re:'it is out of stock now; try to ask next year.' (115 comments)

you're in a loop. teachers get paid because someone cares.

socialism isn't about reducing everything to the lowest common denominator, but about raising common denominator as much as possible. same as capitalism, actually, which hopes that wealth and wellbeing will automatically multiply with individual ambition, whereas socialism intends to rationally drive the process. and you're right, pure communism and pure capitalism fail for the very same reasons: individualism and greed. however, one difference is that while socialism tries to educate against it, capitalism tends to glorify it. viable solutions are somewhat inbetween and, gues what, scandinavian socialism has proven itself to be way ahead of any other system on several metrics so far. they are capitalists with real social education.

3 days ago
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Want To Influence the World? Map Reveals the Best Languages To Speak

znrt Re:Hay! (142 comments)

and he didn't say 'con permiso'

3 days ago
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Eric Schmidt: To Avoid NSA Spying, Keep Your Data In Google's Services

znrt Re:Captain Obvious here! (281 comments)

It should be obvious, but in order to protect your data (), you have to keep it from companies ().

It is a no-brainer actually.

ftfy. yw.

4 days ago
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Fraud Bots Cost Advertisers $6 Billion

znrt Re: Not sure who to cheer for (190 comments)

Why should website owners be limited

i said that? i don't give a crap about what web owners do, i care about what i want and don't want to see

They can put whatever they want up.

of course! and i do whatever i want when i surf the web!

Website creators don't go out of their way to annoy users.

advertisers do. to the point that ad blocking is going mainstream, didn't you hear?

There is an attitude here that because hosting is cheap owners shouldn't be allowed to make money.

there's an attitude that anyone publishing any sort of content is automatically entitled to make money from it. yes, it's also laughable. they are entitled to try. if people don't wanna buy ... cry me a river.

But nobody is going to go out of business or not publish a site because people on Slashdot feel entitled.

i'm starting to think you actually don't realize that all this ad thing is much like a bubble.

Just turn on adblock. Ads aren't going away any time soon.

had it from day one, and several other intrusion protection mechanisms, long before adblock existed. i happen to have zero tolerance for ads, and i like to be the one who decides what content appears on my devices exactly when, thank you.

about a week ago
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Fraud Bots Cost Advertisers $6 Billion

znrt Re: Not sure who to cheer for (190 comments)

The entitlement attitude is not coming from the website owners. It is coming from you. Don't use the web of you don't like it.

don't publish if you don't like users.

Sure, it would be nice if everything was free in this world. It's not.

as a matter of fact, the best stuff *is* free. i'm sorry for you if you think otherwise.

about a week ago
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Fraud Bots Cost Advertisers $6 Billion

znrt Re:Not sure who to cheer for (190 comments)

How is the web even usable with noscript these days?

the way most websites are built today they aren't usable with noscript either. nowadays "ux" prima donnas seem to have no interest whatsoever in providing graceful degradation.

almost half of internet content is crap anyway. the other half is assholes trying to monetize that same crap over and over again. i don't mind the least if all that disappears today, internet was just fine before all this bullshit started.

about a week ago
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CIA Lied Over Brutal Interrogations

znrt Re:Justice (769 comments)

Neither Bush nor anyone else should go to prison only because they confessed to a crime. If evidence shows he knew, fine; but him simply saying he did proves nothing.

if there is evidence of a crime a confession can get you convicted. bush, of course, could retract from that confession, or it could be deemed not trustworthy. easily, most people wouldn't believe a single word coming from his mouth anyway.

about two weeks ago
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CIA Lied Over Brutal Interrogations

znrt Re:Justice (769 comments)

Yes, but we're also the country that screams louder than any other country in history by magnitudes about how we are the land of the free, home of the brave, with liberty and justice for all.

don't worry, nobody ever believed that bullshit for a second. oh wait ...

about two weeks ago
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CIA Lied Over Brutal Interrogations

znrt Re:Really? .. it comes with the job (769 comments)

The US Constitution only applies to US citizens. Certainly not to unlawful enemy combatants.

"unlawful enemy combatant" was a term made up during the bush administration to cover arbitrary detainment, torture and assassination. it was explicitly abandoned during the obama administration (whereas perpetrations continued). the term never made any legal sense whatsoever since "enemy combatants" can, by definition, exist only in the context of a declared war and the us never acknowledged its agressions as such, so it's moot. even then, the victims would be protected by the geneva convention and these crimes are subject to universal jurisdiction so what the us constitution says in this regard is irrelevant. of course, that those sick bastards someday get actually prosecuted is a different story, aint gonna happen.

oh, and by the way, us citizens could and actually were declared "unlawful enemy combatants", and were abused this way.

about two weeks ago
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Node.js Forked By Top Contributors

znrt Re:Joyent unfit to lead them? (254 comments)

i see your point and what you could do is this: kindly ask the developer(s) for a name change. if they are ok, then you can install it, if not, then simply you install some other thing. easy? what's the point in assembling a mob to force the developer? how dare you? so, you may be picky about names, but someone cannot name HIS OWN CREATION as he pleases because you grandma could be offended if she knew? get off my lawn. there is a name for this: "gutmensch". your point turns to bullshit IF you're not capable of displaying the same tolerance or sensibility you demand from others.

that the industry rushes to support this kind of collective idiocy is just natural: it allows them to make more money off you. it's irrelevant that they use slave work for that, unless they don't name it that way. from a supposedly intelligent open source community i would expect a higher standard.

about two weeks ago
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Node.js Forked By Top Contributors

znrt Re:Joyent unfit to lead them? (254 comments)

reading the comments in that pull request you mentioned reminded me of the infamous discussion (https://github.com/karma-runner/karma/issues/376) about the name change for "testacular". it was so fucking embarassing i couldn't believe it, and that this bunch of idiotic humorless trolls even accomplished their goal (it's now named "karma") ... sheesh! what's the fucking problem with these people? the statement about noordhius is indeed very enlightening of what kind of assholes cut the deals now at joyent, although that doesn't surprise me. money definitely spoils everything.

anyway, nodejs is great and i welcome this fork!

about two weeks ago
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How High-Tech Temporary Tattoos Will Hack Your Skin

znrt Re: Or more generally. (57 comments)

Considering that ex is wearing one I should be able to agree

clever way to sneak in that you think your ex is stupid, but you are not being very rational by my standard if you need to tell that to random strangers on the internets in an unrelated discussion. get over it.

great tatoo motive, anyway: an earthworm! of course! :D

about two weeks ago
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Finland Dumps Handwriting In Favor of Typing

znrt Re:Finland will save money on napkins (523 comments)

so the public school program should only cover what *you* are interested in. interesting. maybe we don't need a public school after all and could let every kid just learn what he happens to be interested in. no, i'm not being sarcastic.

and don't get me wrong, i assume the decision in finland has been a democratic one, then so be it. i still think it is wrong. time will tell who was right.

about two weeks ago
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CoreOS Announces Competitor To Docker

znrt Re:This is linux after all. (71 comments)

7+ different package managing systems,
10+ desktop window managers,
4 different audio stacks some piled onto the other,
2 different replacements for Xorg

psst! relax, buddy. you only have to pick *one* of each!

if you want someone else to decide for you, just grab a distro at random and don't fiddle with it, or go windows or osx ...

you're welcome.

about two weeks ago
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CoreOS Announces Competitor To Docker

znrt Re:Where Docker failed (71 comments)

Do you really want to have to run apt-get or yum inside every container? No. Containers should provide process isolation and application management capabilities. They shouldn't include the OS and the kitchen sink of user land utilities.

isolation from what? one of the outstanding applications of docker is precisely the ability to recreate the exact execution environment your process needs, including all it's dependencies, in a snap. i wonder how you would do that if you had to separately manage all the dependencies your "isolated" process needs to run.

if you have to run apt-get or yum inside your container it's probably time to recreate it.

about two weeks ago

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