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Submission + - BSD might be dead, but NetBSD 7 just got released!

Noryungi writes: To little fanfare, the NetBSD project released on September 25th NetBSD version 7.0, the fifteenth release of that operating system. On the menu: 256 CPU support for AMD64, EPOC support, Lua kernel scripting, better support for all ARM platforms (including the Raspberry Pi) and SMP-safe USB subsystem (and much, much more). Read all about it here, download and enjoy!

Comment Re:Oh, that's ironic (Score 1) 577

Yep, mass immigration - that's what America is founded on. And look how it turned out.

Yep, one of only a few countries where much of the population actually believe the Earth is 6000 years old, and fundamentalism is common.

And please don't forget that the jury is still out on the Earth being round. And where is Obama birth certificate anyway? Dinosaurs? Who needs stinking dinosaurs? Etc... etc... etc... Ad nauseam.

Comment Re:Oh, that's ironic (Score 1) 577

Only a complete fucking moron would think that this mass immigration is anything but a future crime and terrorist attack in the making.

Yep, mass immigration - that's what America is founded on. And look how it turned out.

Well... On the other hand, there was George W. Bush. But he was not an immigration problem, the following is a better definition of the problem he represented:

“As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.”
  H.L. Mencken

Comment Re:Oh, that's ironic (Score 1) 577

Sending them back to their nation of origin would work fine, and requires no killing.

Of course, they are leaving their nations of origin largely because of killing there, But that is the problem that should have been solved.

And of course, the mass killings are happening because some nations (*cough cough* USA UK France, etc *cough cough*) have tried to do some ''nation building'' in the Middle East.

Comment Re:Big Surprise (Score 4, Informative) 488

Either the NSA has some good shit on everyone in power, and/or everyone in power values convenience over the interests of the people.

No, they have some good shit on everyone. They have said as much, without really coming out and saying it outright, if you see what I mean.

Read all about it here and here.

Comment Re:I know why.... (Score 1, Flamebait) 164

You make it sound like the EU approached us collectively as a country and we flipped them the bird. Because I don't remember anyone asking me.

Who is "US" in this context? Verizon/AT&T/Sprint/T-Mobile? FCC? Donald Trump?

Nope, the Europeans just decided to do the sensible thing and define a pan-european standard. Hence, they created GSM, which begat 2G, which begat 3G, etc.

Now, they also did the other sensible thing, which is to say to the rest of the world: "There you go, here is our standard, free of charge, this is what we use and it works pretty well for us". Korea, Japan, China, and pretty much everyone else ran with it, and made money hand over fist, selling cheap phones to everyone and their dog.

It's really not rocket science: create a solid standard, with a clear evolution path, and publish it for everyone to use. The only caveat, of course, is that your phone must be GSM-compliant of you want to sell it anywhere in Europe. But that's a 700+ million market, so you know you are going to make money anyway.

In the US, every single phone operator had to have its own little standard, just to f*ck their customers for as much money as possible. Because MURICA, free enterprise, and gouging the customers are all christian values, or something.

Maybe a while ago, Europe and the US would have gotten together and define a common standard, no matter how loud the US operators yelped. That time is long past.

Comment Just reading the summary... (Score 1) 345

Gosh, it felt like MURICA! MURICA! MURICA! Coke vs claret?? Whatever, there is only so much bullshit one can take in a day.

The fact is, if Airbus had not been put together by Europeans, Boeing would still be milking the 747 for all it is worth... Competition has been good for the two companies, I dare say.

And another thing: ''Airbus'' is (and sounds) a lot more democratic and proletarian. After all, Boeing has not been able to put something together against the mighty A380.

Yup, the biggest, most proletarian jet out there is made by... Airbus. Not Boeing. How the mighty have fallen.

Submission + - Fast Radio Bursts follow mathematical patterns (

Noryungi writes: This article in the New Scientist discusses Fast Radio Bursts (FRB). FRB are incredibly powerful and fast — millisecond burst — radio signals, seemingly coming from outside out of galaxy. They are also following a mathematical pattern in their dispersion measure, by being all multiples of the same number: 187.5. If this is confirmed, and it is still a big "if", it may indicate one of two things (in the words of one of the researchers): “This will either be new physics, like a new kind of pulsar, or, in the end, if we can exclude everything else, an ET.”. My money is on the pulsar.

Comment Re:Watch out for old hardware (Score 1) 75

Really, an entire VM for a little old ssh? Is it really that hard for nowaday people to fetch an older version and configure/make/make install a single piece of software?

Yeah, well, I blame Ubuntu and Virtual Box. apt-get install openssh, oh fsck, I can't connect to my old router anymore... Damn you, OpenSSH devs! Damn you all to heck!!!

What? Compiling software? By hand? My dear man, you cannot be serious, I have better things to do with my time...

If in any problem you find yourself doing an immense amount of work, the answer can be obtained by simple inspection.