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Comment: Re:didn't go didn't download, don't care (Score 4, Insightful) 132

by ScentCone (#48676319) Attached to: Crowds (and Pirates) Flock To 'The Interview'

Because not believing, with little evidence, NK is competent enough to pull this off makes you a B357 K0r34n 1337 h4xx0r.

What on earth makes you think that NK has to have the native talent? The didn't figure out how to make nukes on their own either. They didn't home-grow their substantial currency counterfeiting operation, either. They likewise don't design and build their own military equipment. But that doesn't stop them from having nukes, from doing big business in phony currency, and sinking other people's ships.

Comment: Re:They're assholes. (Score 4, Insightful) 281

by ScentCone (#48675593) Attached to: Why Lizard Squad Took Down PSN and Xbox Live On Christmas Day

The only victims here are the users who bought into a DRM'ed, locked down platform.

You're right, all those people should have chosen to buy fun, well-developed, richly supported gaming platforms from one of the many providers who offer open source, freedom-minded, anti-IP, systems that have a large selection of really cool massive multiplayer games with giant networks supporting all of that activity. There are so many to choose from that I'm sure it's why you just didn't have time to list them.

Comment: Re: They're assholes. (Score 4, Insightful) 281

by ScentCone (#48675573) Attached to: Why Lizard Squad Took Down PSN and Xbox Live On Christmas Day

A door and windows are real.

It's idiots like you, who think that businesses, networks, people's entertainment time, and the like "aren't real" that give comfort and encouragement to idiots like the guys who pulled this. They did it to be dicks, just like other dicks might throw a rock through your window and nail your TV right before you were going to watch the World Cup match you've been waiting weeks to watch with your friends. Or, in a closer analogy, waiting until moments before the game starts, and then cutting the cable that services your house or apartment building.

Let me guess: that soccer game's not real! They're not at the stadium in person, so denying them the chance to watch it as they planned isn't actually harmful! Destruction of the time someone plans to use in a certain way is a theft more real, in many ways, than stealing physical objects. You'll never be able to replace the time. Which is one of the reasons these guys are dicks. Deliberate, purposeful, not noble in any way, dicks.

Comment: Re:systemd? (Score 1) 63

by Grishnakh (#48674103) Attached to: Linux 3.19 Kernel To Start 2015 With Many New Features

The point is that that's the opinion of people who dislike systemd. That doesn't automatically mean they'll also dislike "a Systemd like init".

People like that might not (those who think it's implemented poorly). The people who will are the ones who insist on an init system that follows the "Unix philosophy". They're not going to be satisfied with anything other than sysvinit.

Comment: Re:Supply / Demand curve (Score 1) 185

by roman_mir (#48673505) Attached to: Uber Pushing For Patent On Surge Pricing

First of all there is no 'hyper inflation' in Russia. Hyper inflation is not just 50% or 100% inflation, hyperinflation is thousands percent and more. This is just kids play, compared to hyperinflation.

Secondly there are markets in Russia, people buy and sell products and commodities and labour and while there are regulations, actually they are much lower than regulations in countries like the USA. So store owners who paid their money for their stock respond to the market conditions by raising prices, that's market dictated behaviour and not government regulated behaviour (though this behaviour is a response to a government created problem).

The point is your example with a bakery is absolutely false, a bakery will change prices if the market forces dictate it so.

Comment: Re:The wireless router is the bottleneck. (Score 1) 108

by Dishevel (#48668989) Attached to: US Internet Offers 10Gbps Fiber In Minneapolis
Give me a 10Gbs connection to their router.

Port 1: Direct connection to my main computer.

Port 2: Connected to a PC running PfSense.

Port 3: Connected to a wireless router with custom firmware. Secure wireless.

Port 4: Connected to a wireless router with custom firmware. Guest / Open wireless.

This will allow me to use a good portion of that 10 Gbps link.

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