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Comment: Re:Signs clear enough even for a layman (Score 1) 534

by AvitarX (#48419961) Attached to: Debian Votes Against Mandating Non-systemd Compatibility

There used to be, I feel like things are worse than they were 7 years ago now.

Compiz was stable, drivers were good, motherboard support was better, Gnome 2 just spoke to me in it's looks.

I haven't built a system for a while, but the last one I built won't boot with a USB drive plugged in, the desktop environments were shaky, video acceleration meant playing h.264 videos, and that was a no go. Gallium still isn't working.

Ubuntu 7.04 was for me, the peak of usable, workable Linux vs other OSes. 7.10 introduced a locking while heavy disk bug, and Linux in general has been frustrating since then (I've dabbled in Linux, or run it as my primary desktop for over 15 years).

Comment: Re:I am sure there will be a challenge (Score 1) 137

by AvitarX (#48412485) Attached to: Court Rules Google's Search Results Qualify As Free Speech

I personally see:

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

As a right to privacy. It is spelled out, not just stated that it exists. The edges of what that means for legislating things is in the jurisdiction of the courts.

Comment: Re:I am sure there will be a challenge (Score 1) 137

by AvitarX (#48412425) Attached to: Court Rules Google's Search Results Qualify As Free Speech

It's very difficult to pierce the corporate veil for a properly setup and run company (as in run by the letter of the law, including previous rulings).

I worked for a company that essentially dissolved itself, moving almost all assets, to a new company, and plaintiffs were still not able to get past the block (certain amounts had to be left behind, and most debt was moved, it was over a dispute with a union that the new company was formed, but lawsuits filed after the switch were not able to get through).

Comment: Re: I am sure there will be a challenge (Score 1) 137

by AvitarX (#48411203) Attached to: Court Rules Google's Search Results Qualify As Free Speech

Hardly technically inclined. And hardly a group of homosexuals.

It was proposed in a column of Savage Love (Dan savage is not technical), and acted upon (after the definition contest) by his readers, which I suspect are majority heterosexuals.

Not trying to nip pick, but portraying an act of protest with broad support as a homosexual conspiracy plays into the right's opinion of who wants equality, and who is appalled by people such as santorum.

Comment: Re: Keep reading to see what Bennett has to say. (Score 1) 243

by AvitarX (#48404493) Attached to: Big Talk About Small Samples

I didn't see the first one, though this is not exactly the venue I'd expect to read about it, I suspect it would have been worth my read.

I thought the thought experiments on lines were a little silly. The exit one I highly suspect would have been maintainable, with people trying to cheat actually adding to the over-all exiting time as they were sent to where they should be, or to them being allowed through, in which case you're back to where you started.

The ice one I think ignored the fact that the wait time is very likely an intentional part of the price. Quicker sales would likely hugely increase the amount of ice needed, which would then require more administration of the ice, and perhaps lead to a shortage at the end.

Both were decent thought experiments, but the context of burning man was too specific without enough relatability to be interesting to me, and I suspect most of the audience.

I really liked the dissection of the responses to the breast-feeding photos using the mechanical turk though. I thought it was a great illustration by example of the utility of said tool, a decent defense for using it for non-scientific, but early probabtive functions, and illustrated some key differences in the situations that lead to knee jerk calls of racism.

This article was more meh, as I think people are either going to concur or not with the sample size, I think that 70ish each photo is probably alright to make generalities of a 50/50 choice, it seems from the comments people that don't agree don't agree.

Comment: Re: It's only worth it (Score 1) 237

by AvitarX (#48387585) Attached to: Will Lyft and Uber's Shared-Ride Service Hurt Public Transit?

I think it's a personality thing (train vs drive).

I was in long island for a while, and had a 90 minute door to door commute (working in manhatten). I hated it. A couple times I needed my truck in the city and drove, it was two hours each way, but I arrived feeling much better, and having had a much nicer experiance. This is even though you can drink on the lirr.

Comment: Re:What what WHAT? (Score 1) 100

by AvitarX (#48382165) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Getting Around Terrible Geolocation?

Well, this explains why I had trouble searching.

W3C is listed as a seperate provider in tables, here: http://whatismyipaddress.com/l... (note, they chopped the direct link in my original post), and here: http://whatismyipaddress.com/g...

Note, in the first link, everything except W3C is listed as correct, which is even more baffling for me, because somewhere the wrong information is being received, and it happened everywhere in the shop at once, across platforms.

Comment: Re: W3C does geolocation? (Score 1) 100

by AvitarX (#48382109) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Getting Around Terrible Geolocation?

It happened simulteneously on two osx comouters, safari and firefox, and six windows computers ( vista and 7) using Firefox and chrome.

The fact that it happened instantly everywhere is why I assumed it was an ip address in a database related issue.

It also appears to not be a problem for laptops, for which I assume mapped wifi is over-riding ip address

And yes, I have it all so wrong I couldn't even Google a solution (I tried).

Comment: Re: W3C does geolocation? (Score 1) 100

by AvitarX (#48382071) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Getting Around Terrible Geolocation?

I will look into it. I simply was going by the provider column at the linked page.

It's weird to me that providers 'a' through 'd' have my address right and w3c lists it in Ireland. It happened simulteneously to every desktop in the shop.

It's quite annoying. I definitely do not know what's going on, as I couldn't find a solution on Google and resorted to this.

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