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Comment We had it, he lost it (Score 2) 743

All started with arrest of a young man at school for a hand-made, digital clock brought to school. Ended up not being that hand-made, was just some reassembly of some parts. Not much interesting, actually.

It caught attention due to alledged racism or religion issues (still to be confirmed?). Even the White House and President of USA have spoken on behalf of this young, intelligent man.

Which apparently was not that intelligent, techically speaking.

And now he seeks damages of, what ? 15 million ?
I would agree if he'd seek for 5 to 10K. But even then, after all publicity he got around him, probably not so much.

There's a word for what he (his family) is seeking. The word is "extorsion".

He had it (a plausible reason). He lost it. Nohing more to see here, really.

Comment Re:How? (Score 1) 484

" Col Patrick Ryder, a spokesman for US Central Command, said the Russian air strikes in recent days targeted more IS areas, including the group's oil infrastructure.

But he added that "the majority of Russian air strikes are still against moderate Syrian opposition forces, which is clearly concerning, and those strikes are in support of the Syrian regime" of President Bashar al-Assad. "

Sorry, /. seems to be eating parts of my posts.

Comment Re:How? (Score 1) 484

Perhaps due to US distance from Europe and from Daesh movement can explain your words. Otherwise your words make no sense at all, and can be offensive to Russians who believe they are fighting the bad guys, despite supporting Bashar al-Assad.

Do not mistake Daesh for the Syrian regime. Daesh happens to be most active in Syria, but it is also active in other countries (and some with recent US "enforced" control like Iraq)

Vladimir Putin is not supporting them, he's fighting them on behalf of al-Assad - so we all share a common enemy here.

Now, if you say we shoud not be supporting al-Assad at all, you are right - and I can fully agree with you. But you are not understanding what's at stake here, and what role is played by each party. Stating "What could he have told Putin which, when relayed to ISIS, helped them organize the massacre?" as you did just makes you look ignorant on the eyes of those many who have to fight daesh and secure their borders as best as they can, while offering a safe shelter to those running away from the conflict.


Disclaimer: I am not Russian, nor am I fond of Russian government.

Comment Implications (Score 1) 93

The decision is of little practical consequence because it is so narrow in scope in covering only Little and his firm.

I know nothing about US Law System, so I ask you: what are the implications of this ruling on other cases, either pending or new ? Does this mean there is no Jusrisprudence due to too focused scope of the ruling ? Can this federal ruling be appealed, and if so, to what extent ?


Comment Re:No "new" (Score 1) 497

Of course I was being sarcastic. Pretty much obvious, don't you think ?

But still - on Embedded world you can do much without relying on dynamic allocation (and the expensive free). Just needs careful sizing and requirements analysis.


Comment No "new" (Score -1, Troll) 497

If you're using Java, do not use "new" at any time. It may cause the garbage collector to stop your application later to free whatever you did not tell you wish to not use any more. So, no "new" at all , and no objects (they really suck), and nothing fancy as memory allocation (why do you want to steal memory from other processes?)

That will also make your application smaller and easy to understand. Your application will just happily exit, thus not putting any pressure on the VM.

Doing no work at all is better that doing it wrong.

Comment Re:Battery Life (Score 1) 262

and my phone can go a whole weekend on standby.

What have your turned on ? My Lenovo A840+ (Android 4.2.2, Octa-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A7) can withstand almost three weeks (weeks, not days) in standby when with good cell reception but with wifi and data connection off. I only start worrying about charging it (I mean, charge it on the same day, not immediatly) when it reaches about 8% battery.


Comment Re:Airstrikes on population centers (Score 1) 410

Shut up, will you ?

Definitely someting went wrong. And this has a high probablility of US military misbehaviour, for reasons so far unknown (MSF claims sending proper GPS coordinates, that's still to be confirmed).

Don't try to make this event softer that it was. People died - people who helped people from dying died. It's not acceptable at all, and some one must be held responsable for it. Don't blame technology, don't blame people. Doesn't matter.

What matters is this is recurrent in US operations (and others).

So shut up at least for a minute. Honour those who have been killed for no actual reason.

Comment Re:Needs to be Linux? (Score 2) 212

> My neighbour saw me climb to an open window and called the cops.

Your dog would have recognised you.

Yes, you're right regarding the overall cost and maintenance. But a Doggie is also your friend, cheers you whenever you get home, misses you whenever you leave.

This is priceless.

Comment Needs to be Linux? (Score 4, Insightful) 212

> "lies in an area known for its high crime rate. A home security system would afford some peace of mind"

Don't know if any runs Linux (and I sincerly doubt it), but perhaps getting a Doggie would help. For sure, you'll get a few false positives, but overall it's the best security you can get. :)

And yes, they bark really loud.


Comment Re:Number Six (Score 1) 576

You know what's funny ?

There's a lot of control over migration and jobs all over the world (even in Schengen - and look at UK position). They do this supposedly to protect their own citizens, to keep wages at an acceptable level, so on. No one is open to let the system self-regulate. And, as odd as it may seem, in EU its the northern countries that oppose to migrants.

The opposite happens in the finance world: They still believe the system self-regulates, there's absolutely no control over whatever, and we have concrete proof that this system, as it is, is a huge bomb that explodes once in a while. Still, no one wants to change it.

Rich people can move big money, Poor people can not move themselves, because people seek money (it's all about money - unfortunately you need money to live).


Comment Number Six (Score 2) 576

> Who are you?
> The new number 2.
> Who is number 1?
> You are number 6
> I am not a number, I am a free man

I am not 1010010111101010100010111101101000101, I am a free man.

US problem is not visa attribution - US problem is same problem as everywhere else: too many people, too few jobs, too much lack of education, too many dreams and too many deceptions.

Labeling people will not only not help, but will make thinks worse.

The Nazi system labeled jews, you still recall for sure.

I read an intresting summary today (I am not sure it's accurate though), but it stated that when The Berlin Wall was torn down in 1989 there were other 16 such walls in the world (not necessarly built same way). Nowadays 65 exist, either already in place or being finished. Last one is between Hungary and Serbia, being finished. This is a border line. Not different from the border you see at any international airport.

Most migrants are not searching for The Ultimate Life, but rather seeking survival.

Labeling them is to treat them as if they were animals - or even worse! I guess I could more easily get a permit for my Dog than one of those migrants can get a Visa for entering the US.

And yes, I am somehow revolted, even with my country, due to how it refuses to receive migrants from North Africa.



Honesty is for the most part less profitable than dishonesty. -- Plato