Whut up, yo? Mostly moved to Twitter... You have an account... why don't I see you there much?
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Kerosene - we used to use that a lot when I was a kid. Part of the distillation tower column.
The first US cars were electric ones, actually.
Later they used steam.
Gasoline came third.
Silly rabbit, the US hasn't used anti-trust law enforcement since Reagan.
Information just wants to be free.
Or at least 1/20th the cost we get overcharged for substandard service in the US while real First World nations get real Internet, real dual boot, and real security.
You can always dual boot the other way and not "tell" the Win side about the removable 2 TB SDD you have.
Mark my words, your state constitution will be changed or overruled shortly.
They tried that before.
SCOTUS upheld our rights.
Sorry, but our state constitution in Washington State is pretty darned clear on that.
You can't record people without a warrant. Or their express permission.
That includes you Google Glassholes.
I am waiting for Tau Day not Pi Day.
You made a punny!
The King County Metro twitter account wished the bus routes 3 and 14 a Happy Pi Day today.
You can probably read about on the Seattle Post-Intelligencer website at Seattle PI is my guess.
That may seem like a victory but it's really just scratching the surface. Once you have cloned a mammoth what then? To establish a viable population you need genetic diversity, a minimum founder population of 50-100 individuals that should preferably be as distantly related as possible.
Keep cloning them from the same DNA sequence for zoos and such? Wildlife that's threatened by extinction because of us is fine, reintroducing wildlife that died out many thousands of years ago due to natural selection seems like an overall bad idea. Despite there being cave paintings of them, there's no place on current day earth where they belong in the natural environment. And even if we could set up such a preserve it'd have to be huge to function.
There's no modern distro which actually implements remote X in any other way than Wayland is proposing to do it, pixels scraping and sending it over the network.
Utter utter utter crap. If you open a standard X app - eg xterm - on a remote server it will use the standard X protocol, it will NOT do remote desktop style pixel scraping. If you don't believe me check it out with tcpdump.
You're of course technically correct, as long as you run a plain X application. Which is xterm and.... what? Nothing that uses KDE, Gnome, wxWidgets or any other form of toolkit from the last 15 years at least. If you talk about remoting anything that actually looks like a GUI there's a 99.99% chance it won't be network transparent, but if you cover your ears and chant "xterm" real loud you can ignore that. And if xterm is all you need you might as well use plain SSH, it's basically SSH with a server drawn border instead of a client drawn one.
all these software engineers that work for nsa/gov , do they have any fucking morals? do they really believe they are securing the world from the evil guys? are they kept at gunpoint? are they just plain stupid?
Imagine a fraternity house filled with hundreds of "bro-grammers" looking to impress their peers and outsiders, alongside more socially inept nerds with a superiority complex and a grudge against society for its refusal to pay homage to their obviously superior intellects. The herd is managed by a cadre of MBA/careerist sociopaths with a lust for profit, exploitation and power. The entire operation has been given essentially unlimited budgets, unprecedented resources, and unrestricted access to private industry and the backbone of the net, and finally has been mandated to gather all it can, on whoever it can, by whatever means necessary by an ascendancy whose interests are explicitly opposed to the general public good.
Things have worked out about as well as you'd imagine. The fraternity house has engaged in naked, shameless and destructive criminal behaviour; in effect the NSA has become the largest hacker/cyber-crime organization on the globe. The Rule of Law now has no meaning on the network, or for computers, and society itself has been pushed into a literal sci-fi dystopia of surveillance and state security excess.
And were it not for one single fraternity member who found the courage to turn back and listen to his conscience, we would be spiraling into an even darker scenario at this very moment. Whether we eventually meet this fate is still uncertain.
The NSA is an out of control cyber-criminal gang. It is a matter of time before insiders at the NSA make contact with the criminals who run the banking industry, and at that point western society will probably be ripped apart in an orgy of computer-aided looting, sabotage, fraud, and political suppression. This is what happens when you let the hyenas run the zoo.