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Comment: On the other hand... (Score 1) 289 289

it would be very nice if Windows stopped insisting that its driver for "Unknown Device" is up to date, at newest version and doesn't need to be replaced by another driver supplied by the manufacturer. Once new hardware in Windows is recognized as "Unknown Device" it's about impossible to convince Windows to change it to something more reasonable. Remove the hardware, wipe all traces of its past existence from system, install the correct drivers and only then install the hardware.

Seriously, Microsoft, the first this issue appeared was Windows 95. And it still persists!

Comment: Re:Yay for Belgium (Score 5, Insightful) 72 72

who can't enter in to an agreement with a business

The commission is particularly interested in the use that Facebook makes of information about users who are not logged in to Facebook, and may not even be members.

Facebook is essentially saying you don't HAVE to enter into an agreement with them in order for them to keep track of you.

Comment: Re:Missing option (Score 1) 225 225

It should not be weighed at all.

The ability to make up a hundred different accusations (hired a hitman, fondles little boys, kicks his neighbor's puppy daily) and not prove any of them just to affect the weight of the sentence in a trial related to selling drugs is just ... It's WRONG.

Comment: Re:So? (Score 1) 384 384

Seriously, if you're downloading from a third-party mirror, why would you not check the hash of the binary compared to the original? I mean, why would anyone even use Sourceforge for this in the first place? The official website has the official versions, and whatever distro you're using has screened versions in their repos.

Where is the official website? The GIMP is easy; Google knows that it originated at But a search also brings up GIMP at 'softtonic', 'gimpshop', CNet, and TechRadar -- all of which probably have added malware. If the program were more obscure, finding the correct link would be more difficult.

It would be nice to have one site that served trustable downloads for shareware and open-source code. Sourceforge used to be that site.

Comment: So who can we trust? (Score 1) 384 384

Sourceforge used to be the one site I trusted to not contain adware and viruses, because it was near-impossible to add those without the OSS community noticing them. Now they're fuxing with the code after community review.

What sites still exist that I can trust? Sometimes I need to download apps and code, like when I'm loading up a new PC. Are there any remaining software/shareware sites that do *not* stuff their downloads full of malware?

A memorandum is written not to inform the reader, but to protect the writer. -- Dean Acheson