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Comment: Re:What's wrong with Windows Server? (Score 1) 77

by Virtucon (#47811641) Attached to: You Got Your Windows In My Linux

Nothing really. It's just different. All of this sounds remotely familiar to the System V wars aka UNIX wars of the late 80s and early 90s.
That didn't solve much either except it allowed a company from Washington dominate servers and high-end desktops for awhile because it wasn't caught up in all of the holy war shit.

Comment: No-Fly List, TSA, nudeo scanners. it's all theater (Score 5, Insightful) 248

by Virtucon (#47783815) Attached to: US Government Fights To Not Explain No-Fly List Selection Process

It's time to start disassembling this expensive fraud. Millions of travelers are inconvenienced by these fraudulent necessities that have been installed since the Patriot Act was passed. That Act will go down in American history as the single, most damaging, threat to liberty in this country. Billions spent, law abiding people treated like criminals without due process. It truly makes me ashamed and angry at DC and the retards that reside there.

Comment: Windows 8 Store Epic Fail (Score 4, Insightful) 126

by Virtucon (#47775573) Attached to: Microsoft Dumps 1,500 Apps From Its Windows Store

Sorry, the Store has been a problem for me from the start. First I don't believe in Walled Gardens but you also can't sideload Metro apps. Couple that along with the fact that you can't delete store history in Windows 8 and you'll have a situation that just pisses people off. There are multiple support threads on this in the Microsoft forums and yet nothings been done to address these deficiencies. That's why you still see vendors creating desktop mode apps which still give them some control over the user experience including downloads and support.

Sorry Microsoft, get your heads out of your collective asses and listen to your customers.

Comment: Re:Lame.. (Score 1) 158

by Virtucon (#47761191) Attached to: A Horrifying Interactive Map of Global Internet Censorship

"Toute nation a le gouvernement qu'elle mérite." - Joseph de Maistre

"Every nation gets the government it deserves."

Censorship may be abhorrent but it's not Horror. People who think they're free are basically not, so don't assume that to be true. If you want liberty then you'll have to fight to change the statis quo because no nation on earth is free. That means censorship is going to be a day to day occurrence, you're just more acutely aware of it now because of the Internet. Blue or Red pills await!

Comment: Re:Lame.. (Score 1) 158

by Virtucon (#47759707) Attached to: A Horrifying Interactive Map of Global Internet Censorship

Read the title of this posting... "Horrifying" I'd submit censorship is a bit less horrifying than that particular video. I love patronizing retards who seem to think that life should be at you full volume, constantly. Every piece of information, every detail has to be in their hands or the world is somehow cheating them. Knowing about something and having graphic knowledge of it are two different things. Yes I chose to watch it and now after watching it I think that there should have been some responsibility taken to remove it. Next thing you know Youtube will allow rape videos to be submitted or torture videos. Is that what we want as a society? No. Not in a society that I live in. Does it change anything if it's published? Fuck no. Does it make us less human and desensitize us to future events? Yes. Does it make me want to rip the heads off the assholes who did it? More than ever.

Don't confuse free speech and the right to information as the same thing either. Some things are better left to the knowledge that they happened and leave it at that. Now, crawl back under your rock now while the adults talk fuckstick.

Comment: Lame.. (Score 2, Interesting) 158

by Virtucon (#47757103) Attached to: A Horrifying Interactive Map of Global Internet Censorship

Lame, lame and lame. It's been going on for years and just because your country doesn't ascribe to censorship they're most likely tracking your activities surreptitiously. While it was a lofty goal to have an Internet free from Censors, you're not going to get that to happen in every place all the time. There was once a trial in Canada over a very serious crime there was some testimony that was extremely sensitive involving the crime. The judge in the case issued a gag order including that of all Canadian press organizations not to publish details about it. That didn't of course apply to US journalists covering the trial who published the information in the US. This led to Canadian border agents seizing US newspapers because of the publication of the information. The point here is that some view censorship as beneficial in certain cases while others view it with disdain. For example, this week I saw a video of a beheading. Now after watching it I probably wish that somebody had filtered that for me.

Comment: Why not work with Mozilla (Score 4, Interesting) 80

by Virtucon (#47715211) Attached to: Tor Browser Security Under Scrutiny

Why not work with Mozilla to address the issues? What about Chromium? I'd put the brakes on anything Google does with Chrome. Their ever-shifting policies have meant that it's no longer a preferred solution to our clients and to my customers. These aren't minor issues either since Google has been building their own walled garden, something a lot of FOSS and Commercial Software organizations won't support. Firefox at least for now, is void of these issues and is much friendlier to the community as a whole.

The meta-Turing test counts a thing as intelligent if it seeks to devise and apply Turing tests to objects of its own creation. -- Lew Mammel, Jr.