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Comment: Chromium (Score 1) 197

by Vlijmen Fileer (#49475385) Attached to: Chrome 42 Launches With Push Notifications

I sure hope Chromium will leave out or at least disable that crap.
This is what you get when people mistakenly think that webpages are an application interface; depressing horror. Browsers displaying webpages are not an application interface, they never were, and are completely unfit for it.
What Google is doing with this abomination is just ignoring that reality and taking that insane idea closer to its logical conclusion of utter, irreversible insanity.

Comment: Warped thinking (Score 1) 892

How about women first making sure they are as good as men?
ANd if you really want to go this path, how about caring about less pay for shorter people? For people with a weird voice? For people with disabilities? For people with an eccentric hairdo? For people who stink?
Frantic feminist freak, bah.

Comment: Re:Tor directory servers (Score 1) 86

by Vlijmen Fileer (#48644951) Attached to: Tor Network May Be Attacked, Says Project Leader

They are not thirteen servers, they are thirteen clusters of servers. And they are better distributed over nations than Tor's DS's. Oh, and alternatives exist. Oh, and TOR is there only for the good people and therefore an easy target. DNS is also used by the bad guys (the governments) and therefore not an obvious target.

Comment: None! (Score 5, Insightful) 127

by Vlijmen Fileer (#48471287) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Best Biometric Authentication System?

Can this discussion about the supposed virtues of biometric identification / authentication please die?
Biometric properties are like usernames. Not like passwords. They don't "authenticate" anybody; your fingerprints e.g. can be found all over the world, right in the open.
And on top of that they are BAD usernames, because they can not be changed. Once your biometric identity has been compromised, you have to give up to whole identification / authentication /system/, because the property can not be changed!

Comment: Enemy (Score 5, Insightful) 90

by Vlijmen Fileer (#48464703) Attached to: New Snowden Docs Show GCHQ Paid Telcos For Cable Taps

Thie biggest enemy of citizens has been governments, for quite a while already.
And as always these governments point to the hardly exisiting threats of "terrorism" (but not theirs) and child abuse to lure naive idiots (the vast majority of citizens) into acquiescing these programs.
And oh, the civilians themselves pay for it all.
Nice.

Comment: Refreshing (Score 0) 993

/Very/ refreshing to finally see someone else calling out Linus for the incompetent abusive narcissistic nonvaleur he really is.
That was long overdue. Over the years he's been chasing away so many good developers with good ideas and good code, just because he saw them as a threat to perpetuating his tunnel vision on Linux. I've seen quite a number of good and needed kernel developments seen stamped out just because Linus did not understand the need and it irritated his superiority-sensors.
I'm not into systemd, from what I read I read it seems like a good plan but indeed quite badly implemented, but Lennart is 100% spot-on in his evaluation of Linus and some of his inner-circle cronies.

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