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Comment: Re:Life in prison (Score 2) 118

by OzPeter (#49823065) Attached to: Ross Ulbricht was sentenced to life in prison, and ...

...for a non-violent crime. Step back and think about that for a moment.

I agree that his sentence is waaaay too long, but from what I read elsewhere, it seems he went out of his way to piss off the court, and if so he has reaped what he has sown. (Which is really an indictment of the court system if anything - as they should be immune to such shenanigans)

Compare this with one of the actual drug dealers who rolled over and only got something like 10 years.

Comment: Polls on the Front page are stupid (Score 5, Insightful) 49

by OzPeter (#49822909) Attached to: Enter the Polls! Now On the Front Page

Polls and stories are two different beasts.

Polls accumulate data over a period of days, whereas articles on the FP are generally collect comments over a period of hours - then are done.

Thus putting polls on the FP means that you have totally changed the time that they collect data, and tries to shoehorn a poll into something it isn't.

Comment: Re:Let me put my skepticism hat on... (Score 1) 111

by OzPeter (#49820865) Attached to: Cool Tool: The Nuclear Fuel Cycle Cost Calculator

A "tool" to understand costs of nuclear energy production from the "The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists". Could this tool be any more biased?

What you think it would be better that someone who has no understanding of the problem wrote the tool instead.

That's such a classic false dichotomy, that even I can spot it without thinking too hard.

Comment: Re:Not ignoring the story is a good start! (Score -1, Troll) 369

by OzPeter (#49814315) Attached to: SourceForge and GIMP [Updated]

You need to acknowledge that the delay in publication was a fuckup PUBLICLY, at the top of the story. In all caps.

As it stands a meek "I'm sorry" in TFS can be construed in multiple ways, and while you may intend it one way, the people with the pitchforks and torches do not see it that way. Until you do that the pitchforks and torches will still be out.

+ - SF Says AdWare Bundled with Gimp Is Intentional-> 5

Submitted by tresf
tresf writes: In response to a Google+ post from the Gimp project claiming that "[Sourceforge] is now distributing an ads-enabled installer of GIMP", Sourceforge had this response:

In cases where a project is no longer actively being maintained, SourceForge has in some cases established a mirror of releases that are hosted elsewhere. This was done for GIMP-Win.

Editor's note: Gimp is actively being maintained and the definition of "mirror" is quite misleading here as a modified binary is no longer a verbatim copy. Download statistics for Gimp on Windows show SourceForge as offering over 1,000 downloads per day of the Gimp software. In an official response to this incident, the official Gimp project team reminds users to use official download methods. Slashdotters may remember the last time news like this surfaced (2013) when the Gimp team decided to move downloads from SourceForge to their own FTP service.

Therefore, we remind you again that GIMP only provides builds for Windows via its official Downloads page.

Note: SourceForge and Slashdot share a corporate parent.
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