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Comment Re:When guns are outlawed (Score 5, Funny) 311

When guns are outlawed

Only outlaws will have guns.

Worse. When technology is outlawed, only outlaws will have technology. It will probably be illegal to develop an injection rifle for a wildlife doctor as well.

I can't help wondering .... if laws were outlawed would only outlaws have laws?

Comment I suspect that the "anonymous" attacks are .. (Score 4, Interesting) 391

I suspect that the "anonymous" attacks are the intelligence agencies. My thoughts were that they can find thousands of accounts with maybe a 5% error rate. They cannot get a warrant with that, and don't want complaints of "you brought down my legitimate site" so they just have an "anonymous" announcement that they will do it.

Comment Re:Quicker (Score 1) 488

As usual, Anonymous members are quicker to respond to threats than investigators

That's because they don't have any requirement to perform due diligence or, well, investigate anything. Investigators do. Anonymous are more like instigators.

I'm rather hoping that since a Jewish owned theatre was targeted Mossad will get revenge too.

Comment Re:15M (Score 4, Informative) 291

They've been saying this since the 1970s, with all sorts of forecasts of 15 hour weeks. Yet there are many millions now in work compared to the 1970s and everyone's working longer hours than ever.

In the 1970s they assumed that everyone would work less. What happened is that some work more than ever and others don't work at all.

Comment I hope this doesn't compromise overall performance (Score 1) 83

This optimisation caters for a niche (admittedly a relatively large one) where there are relatively few queries but large ones. A more typical usage is where there are many smaller queries. I hope that this does not compromise the total throughput, so that the total parallelisation of multiple concurrent queries is not slowed to allow parallelisation withing individual queries. Either that or it should be a switchable option.

Unix is the worst operating system; except for all others. -- Berry Kercheval