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Comment: Re:Blaming Google (Score 4, Insightful) 238

by EasyTarget (#47371085) Attached to: Following EU Ruling, BBC Article Excluded From Google Searches

I don't know why the journalist is blaming Google for this ("So why has Google killed this example of my journalism?") when it's obvious they're not doing this voluntarily.

Because the people in charge are terrified of Google, the Internet, and their citizens use of it. So the BBC, kowtowing as usual to power, but still with enough journalistic testicles to make some form of protest, blames Google.. in the hope they can get away with it. Rather than pinning the blame on the corrupt shitpile of lawyers and wonks who forced Google to do this in a desperate attempt to make money the deciding factor in information control and suppression.

Comment: Re:if i was in charge of an island nation (Score 1) 139

by EasyTarget (#46713261) Attached to: Cuba: US Using New Weapon Against Us -- Spam

And Australia,
Plus pretty much all European states, China, and the rest of Asia, all the old-school Feudal middle eastern western 'allies', and Western/Chinese puppet governments in Africa.

And lets not forget that without net-neutrality the US is hardly providing equal access to any thought not being backed by big money.

Comment: Re:For everyone who said "what do you have to hide (Score 1) 337

by EasyTarget (#46079649) Attached to: Is the West Building Its Own Iron Curtain?

On the other hand not having that data causes real problems to the whole society.

Yes; in particular it makes it very hard for Hungarian Nazi Wannabees to round everybody up in one go.
I think I can help though; that '100% of gipsies are claiming welfare' figure was shat out of a bigots arse.

Comment: Re:For everyone who said "what do you have to hide (Score 2) 337

by EasyTarget (#46079587) Attached to: Is the West Building Its Own Iron Curtain?

Lots of countries have 100% information sharing with the US.

It's not really sharing, in the traditional form of the word.

More like paying protection money, to be honest. I mean, you might get back something you can use against your political enemies (so long as they are Americas enemies too), but mostly you have to hand it over and not look them in eye; and all the while some thug is poking under your head of sate saying thing like 'this parliament looks a bit old to me, positively a fire hazard really, be a shame if it burned down.. what do you think?'

Comment: Re:VMware tools included (Score 3, Interesting) 136

by EasyTarget (#46016273) Attached to: FreeBSD 10.0 Released

Do you really need VMWare tools?


Things like Gui integrations are fine and handy/essential if you are virtualizing a desktop OS.

But even if setting up a headless virtual server that you never access on the console after sshd is running you should still use them in order to benefit from virtualized disk and network I/O. This can deliver decent speedups if your VM is bottlenecking in that area.

The drivers you want should be in ports, or a precompiled package for all common OS's. If this is not true for your VM system then you should be questioning the VM provider, not the guest OS, about why they are so hard to setup.

Comment: Re:So what happens to the hydrogen? That's usable. (Score 5, Insightful) 375

However it seems like there are significant theoretical barriers to such a device because humans need a lot of O2 and seawater only has 7ppm.

Indeed; fish deal with this by being low metabolism 'cold blooded' creatures. Humans, on the other hand, are mammals with a much higher metabolic rate and correspondingly higher oxygen use to support that.

Every time a sci-fi series has added 'gills' to a human to let them swim underwater I have laughed, the traditional make up for this, three flaps on each side of the neck, would not suffice for a fish.. let alone a human.

Executive ability is deciding quickly and getting somebody else to do the work. -- John G. Pollard