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Comment: Politeness was never meant to be a good thing (Score 1) 1501

by Pf0tzenpfritz (#44295085) Attached to: Kernel Dev Tells Linus Torvalds To Stop Using Abusive Language
Whenever the economy goes down, the time of the polite or "professional" type has come to replace his rather impulsive or even choleric collegues. This does not happen by incident: politeness or courtiousness -in the meaning of mastering the oftenly difficult protocol at court- was the only chance for legions of otherwise untalented noble young men at Europe's courts to win the king's attenttion or favour and get a job. This kind of politeness usually came -and still comes- along with lies and intrigue and a general climate dominated by fear and dishonesty.

Comment: Re:No updates in 6 years? (Score 1) 197

by Pf0tzenpfritz (#43982863) Attached to: FLAC Gets First Update In 6 Years
...and don't forget that FLAC is the format of choice for digital DJing or any other way to play digital audio on big sound systems, as FLAC will decompress exactly ("lossless") to the original PCM stream while putting little extra stress to the CPU and -because of reduced file size- significantly reducing I/O load compared to uncompressed data.

Comment: Re:Its a Shame (Score 1) 139

by Pf0tzenpfritz (#43786843) Attached to: Hollywood Studios Use DMCA To Censor Pirate Bay Documentary
What do you need accountability for, when you've got the power?

Seriously, any organization nowadays seems to be structured in a way that makes it nearly impossible to find someone who actually is responsible for said entity's actions. Inaccountability appears to be planfully created by todays corporate or administrative leaders.

Comment: Re:Why Debian? (Score 1) 191

by Pf0tzenpfritz (#43635033) Attached to: Debian 7.0 ("Wheezy") Released
On the server I don't give anything about which version of Firefox I could install. All I want there is an Apache that won't get rooted and ssh to be there when I need it. At home I am running testing which is -with a little tweaking- pretty much bleeding edge and as customizeable as no other distribution. I've tried a lot of them and I always returned to Debian after I once got used to it.

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