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Comment: Re:Ukraine's borders were changed by use of force (Score 1) 250

by Billly Gates (#46767525) Attached to: Is Crimea In Russia? Internet Companies Have Different Answers

THey were occupied and the votes were invalidated as evident by the other posts.

Yes Ukraine is corrupt too but not as bad as Russia. FYI the president left and was impeached. Nothing illegal about that under Ukraine's own constitution.

Crimeans had their choice made for them if you supported Russia or not.

Comment: Re:Back to One Man, One Vote (Score 1) 507

by Billly Gates (#46766229) Attached to: Study Finds US Is an Oligarchy, Not a Democracy

That won't work.

Free speech is still protected. WHile you can't give to a candidate in your scenario I can make up an organization like the wetlands coalition and run fancy commercials. WHat I do nto say is I exist from oil companies and call myself the wetlands coalition to make it sound like I am pro environment. THe money for commercials was given to me ... not for a candidate.

Now election time comes and i threaten anyone not pro oil or coal. THey know who I am. I can be their best friend or worse enemy. I make them sign a pledge to vote for my interests ahead of the voters and hold them accountable if they break it etc.

All 100% free speech and open press. No money directly to the candidate so I get away with it etc.

I do not see how we can ban this. Very slimy. Indeed. Now if you want to ban commercials it would contradict the other free speech and free press amendments so that won't fly either.

Comment: Re:Are you kidding (Score 3, Insightful) 507

by Billly Gates (#46766185) Attached to: Study Finds US Is an Oligarchy, Not a Democracy

Since when is handing someone money free speech?

What if I practiced my amendment rights by giving a judge $100 of free speech during a trial? I would have my ass behind a prison door faster than you can say bribery! But if a corporation wants to donate HEY ITS FREE SPEECH YOU HAVE IT TOO

I just do nto understand the logic of the supreme court on this.

Comment: Re:Ukraine's borders were changed by use of force (Score 1) 250

by Billly Gates (#46766123) Attached to: Is Crimea In Russia? Internet Companies Have Different Answers

Yes I am anti Putin.

Russia is a corrupt place with the mob running everything and controlled dictatorship with no free press under Putin. Yelstin made some improvements and Putin reversed them. I would not want to live in Russia. At least not currently.

Ukraine is a democracy that is trying to modernize. Maybe I am too western in opinion but I would not be happy if I lived in Eastern Ukraine or Crimea and had Russians planted in by Stalin (eastern Ukraine) dictating to me that I loose my freedom with a country that acts like a bully or loose my life and home and half my family if I support the opposition in Kiev.

US and Canada? There is a reason we are separate countries. Yes Canadians and Americans are very similiar and get along real well. However Americans do not support the queen as the head of state nor or happy with a freaking 50% take rate and corporate taxes so high many companies prefer to do business further south in the US instead. The American revolution seperated the US from the Canadian maritime provinces. Canadians support more government and the British crown and liked the way things were. Americans were anti tax.

Mexico is so different they do not speak the same language. Their culture is different. The ones who come here tend to learn english and know the risks of leaving their homeland for a better life. That is a decision they made. Not was made for them.

Comment: Re:Upgrade, don't update. (Score 1) 548

by Billly Gates (#46761285) Attached to: Microsoft Confirms It Is Dropping Windows 8.1 Support

There are issues with Windows 8 corrupting SSD's with a few volume management bugs.

IE 11 with 8.1 has many quirks like IE always does and breaks on many sites.

Windows 7 is well QA'd and tested on the hardware I am running and all the apps so it is not always best to rush into something. Only enthusiasts bothered to leave XP until Windows 7 SP1 for this reason which is why XP usage stayed so high for so long.

If it works don't fix it.

Comment: Re:Ukraine's borders were changed by use of force (Score 1) 250

by Billly Gates (#46760447) Attached to: Is Crimea In Russia? Internet Companies Have Different Answers


My other post mentioned a hypothetical situation of you being Ukrainian and your wife russian. I guess that was real life. lol

So in my other post what if you as an Ukrainian owned land and a home and had a job in Crimea? Would you want to loose your identity as an Ukrainian and be under Putin's thumb instead of Ukrainian and perhaps be part of the more open EU later on?

Would you want to loose your home and job if not? What if your wife was Ukrainian or Tar Tar instead? What then? You have a lot invested. That doesn't sound far to me unless you are Russian and then you are screwing your neighbors over by supporting this?

Comment: Re:Ukraine's borders were changed by use of force (Score 1) 250

by Billly Gates (#46760253) Attached to: Is Crimea In Russia? Internet Companies Have Different Answers

Ukrainians are mixed with Russians through a century of marriage during the soviet union.

There maybe more pure russians or close to it in the east, while in the west it is the opposite. But more than likely they are mixed and have extended family members vowing and routing for one side vs the other. Property too is a problem. What if you had a Russian wife and lived in the east where you job is at and the house you paid a lot of money for is located as well. Now your wife is cheering invasion and bringing food to the rioters taking over government buildings, while you and your brothers and parents join the Ukrainian national guard to fight the evil Russian imperialists? What do you do?

Live under Putin's rule if Russia wins and be backwards in time? SUpport Ukraine and endanger your wife and yourself, but loose your home and job and maybe your marriage?

I spoke with a Russian once on Ukraine several years ago. She said they are Russian or at least slavic. The difference is politics but their true heritage is ours.

Comment: Re:Ukraine's borders were changed by use of force (Score 1) 250

by Billly Gates (#46760147) Attached to: Is Crimea In Russia? Internet Companies Have Different Answers

What about the Americans who were in Texas and So California before the illegal invasion of refugees outnumbering native residences? I seen it happen in Riverside, CA. 60% of hte people there are not American. What about those who were there previously? Think they want to get kicked out of their homes, loose citizenship, or be forced to move to stay national to their country?

Seriously 30 million illegals have changed the southern US.

No I am not racist at all. I know I maybe modded down by some mod thinking I am insensitive, but fact is if they all wanted to join Mexico I would have a real problem with it and fight anyone who would say so if they came in armed.

So no we would not want a peacefully kick out of our homes or loose our citizenship.

Crimea had a 13% non Russian population so what you saw where Russians wanting to join the motherland. Not the reactions of the oppressed Tar Tars and Ukrainians who hid and kept their mouths shut as many who protested are missing and presummed dead.

Comment: Re:systemd hard dependency (Score 2, Insightful) 669

by Billly Gates (#46742123) Attached to: The GNOME Foundation Is Running Out of Money

SystemD makes sense as it is event based. Solaris and MacOSX have moved beyond init and it makes sense.

How do you setup initd on a Macbook where it is on one network, falls asleep, then wakes up on another? Scenarios such as this and others such as detecting when an apache server gets compromised you can set a chain of commands to do things based on events.

Yes it is different and unix admins hate changes that require years worth of scripts to go obsolete.

But initd is from a different era where a typical server ran 3 or 4 daemons and maybe had a few dozen unix command line options if you were lucky. That is long gone today.

+ - Private keys stolen within hours from heartbleed OpenSSL site->

Submitted by Billly Gates
Billly Gates (198444) writes "It was reported when heartbleed was discovered that only passwords would be at risk and private keys were still safe. Not anymore. Cloudfare launched the heartbleed challenge on a new server with the openSSL vulnerability and offered a prize to whoever could gain the private keys. Within hours several researchers and a hacker got in and got the private signing keys.

Expect many forged certificates and other login attempts to banks and other popular websites in the coming weeks unless the browser makers and CA's revoke all the old keys and certificates."

Link to Original Source

Comment: Re:Windows XP did not instantly become unsafe Apri (Score 1) 322

by Billly Gates (#46740021) Attached to: IRS Misses XP Deadline, Pays Microsoft Millions For Patches

Such as ...?

FYI I am typing this on a Windows 7 system I have at home. I use more yes I use VMware workstation with my 16 gigs of ram to simulate domains and do testing and lab work to sharpen my IT skills. But I am not typical. So I am not a 50 year old who hates change at all and wanted to clear that up first.

Security wise excluded XP works for business except in niche cases I see and it is very very expensive to switch and gpos, app certification, and many other steps are needed for something that is not required does not make sense.

I do not know of any use a typical office worker could not do on a Windows 3.11 486? The only except is poorly written javascript ajax websites but that is considered off task on the job anyway.

XP works for 1/3 of the users on the internet. Windows hit the maturity point with XP and now there is no reason to ever change. As the years go by when 2019 hits and Windows 7 goes EOL anyone needing more than 16 gigs of ram and a non raid SSD will be even a much smaller niche. Again no need to change unless MS wants more money.

Yes you like technology and some newer graphical effects and kernel features are cool. But HR does not utilize 4 cpu cores to write a report, check email, and go to taleo to screen an applicant. This is a new age and yes post PC era. Phones need upgrading hell of a lot more than desktops as the benefits go down each new release.

"Regardless of the legal speed limit, your Buick must be operated at speeds faster than 85 MPH (140kph)." -- 1987 Buick Grand National owners manual.