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Comment: Re:Boasting about uptime ... (Score 1) 24

... means just asking to get hacked due to not keeping up-to-date with patches.

This is the '90's anymore.

To be fair he was talking about the embedded debian installation built into the transmitter hardware, not some general purpose surf the internet type thing.

Comment: Re:News for nerds ... (Score 1) 183

by OzPeter (#47806425) Attached to: Kernel Developer Dmitry Monakhov Arrested For Protesting Ukraine Invasion

So I assume you wrote similar comments to all news about 9/11 or any american politics, which is not related to technology at all?

Nowhere in TFA is there a discussion of politics or the state of protests, and the only relation to technology is that the guy *happens* to be a kernel developer - which is not even germane to TFA

If after 9/11 /. had run a story about how some random kernel developer got dirt in his computer after the towers came down (and that was the only topic of the story) I would have reacted just the same.

If however, TFA included summary and discussion of the state of pro-Ukraine protests *within* Russia and/or use of technology to mobilize said protests, and what the Kremlin was doing to subvert said protests/technology, then yes, that would have made it worthwhile to see.

Or do you mean that Ukraine is not important while USA is?

That's a pretty lame attempt at trolling.

Comment: Re:News for nerds ... (Score 1) 183

by OzPeter (#47806129) Attached to: Kernel Developer Dmitry Monakhov Arrested For Protesting Ukraine Invasion

information about kernel developer / russian invasion on Ukraine is not important?

Because it's a personal interested story about some guy protesting something that his government did and getting arrested for it .. oh and BTW he's a kernel developer.

TFA has fuck all to do with the state of Russian/Ukraine protests - so it doesn't even count as politics
It is barely tangentially a technology story - oh noes if a kernel developer goes to jail, what will happened to my precious ^w Linux

Comment: Re:Parallel "Nothing Wrong" case in VA (Score 1) 439

I can easily see why someone would feel threatened about someone else breaking into their house at 3:30 AM. To make it worse, if there was any reason to believe that the intruder could know that the homeowner was a cop (and therefore armed), it would be quite reasonable to assume that the intruder was prepared (and therefore armed) or that his entire motive was to kill.

What you seem to be arguing for is "I guess they were threatening me (even though no evidence to the fact was known at the time) so I am free to shoot them."

Consider how that stance plays into the *multiple* occasions where by innocent people have been blown away just for the sake of knocking on the wrong door.

Comment: Re:Parallel "Nothing Wrong" case in VA (Score 1) 439

As I just pointed out above, in VA you can only shoot in order to defend your life, and not your property. In no way did his daughter threaten his life. Hence the Deputy broke the law, yet remains unpunished (aside from all the therapy his daughter will need)

Comment: Re:Parallel "Nothing Wrong" case in VA (Score 2) 439

long story short, its apples and oranges, not parallel case

Except that in VA you are only allowed to shoot if you life is threatened, and not for the sake of protecting property. In no way did his daughter threaten his life.

So it is a parallel case. The deputy did something that was against the law, for which if anyone else had done it they would have been in jail faster than a speeding bullet.

Comment: Parallel "Nothing Wrong" case in VA (Score 1) 439

While a death did not occur in this case in SW VA, a deputy shot his own daughter who was sneaking back home in through the garage at 3:30AM,

Deputy hear's noises in garage at 3:30AM .. check
Deputy draws gun .. check
Deputy has no idea who was in garage .. check
Deputy blindly shoots said person .. check
Deputy not charged with anything .. WTF?!??!?!

Loudoun deputy won’t face charges in accidental shooting of teen daughter

I want to know HTF this was classed as "Accidental". Talk about different rules for different people.

Comment: Re:Simple (Score 5, Interesting) 615

by OzPeter (#47787915) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What Old Technology Can't You Give Up?

vi. Because emacs is for the devil.

This year I delved into a Debian system, the first time I had really used a linux system in decades. What scared me was that when I needed to edit something my muscle memory took over and before I knew it I was happily editing away in vi.

I haven't used vi since well before the turn of the century.

Comment: Re:Beyond what humans can do (Score 1) 544

by OzPeter (#47765379) Attached to: Climate Damage 'Irreversible' According Leaked Climate Report

Anyone who thinks they can affect the whole world this much is a moron or shill for some environmental group.

So how do you account for:

The hole in the ozone layer and the successful global response to fix it

Acid rain destroying forests and the successful global response to fix it?

Were they also not man made problems that affected the world as a whole?

Comment: Re:Prosthetic arm hacking FTW (Score 3, Insightful) 194

by OzPeter (#47755843) Attached to: $75K Prosthetic Arm Is Bricked When Paired iPod Is Stolen

Possibility 4) Hardlinking to a specific iPod makes it harder to hack the prosthetic arm from.

Bricking a device because a external independent device which is well known to be fragile and/or a target of theft has died/lost/stolen is a pretty bad design.

And if the external device is not independent, but is in fact required part of the bricked devices operation - then that is also bad design

It is surely a great calamity for a human being to have no obsessions. - Robert Bly