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Comment: Re:Easy as 1-2-3 (Score 1) 269

by ax_42 (#49352507) Attached to: Developers and the Fear of Apple

Do your homework before building a hackintosh. I've built several over the past five years, and Apple is quietly making them less compatible, at the moment by restricting iMessage and Facetime to machines with legitimate serial numbers.

This. My Hack was fantastic (I built it to be able to have a proper, upgradeable graphics card on a "Mac"), but the fact that imessage no longer worked made it infeasible as a main machine.

Comment: Re:For all of Uber's Faults (Score 1) 366

by ax_42 (#49296681) Attached to: Uber Shut Down In Multiple Countries Following Raids

Medicine is free, your health insurance (provided for free, of course, by the government) will pay for pretty much any medicine out there.

Others have answered, but here is an additional detail: the "public" health insurance costs you about 14% of your gross salary (usually paid half by your employer, half by you). If that is "free", I have a bridge to sell you.

Comment: Re:So what SHOULD we do with serial killers? (Score 1) 1081

by ax_42 (#49260733) Attached to: How To Execute People In the 21st Century

> Or how about we stop this barbaric practice? It's 2015. We're not living in the fucking middle ages anymore.

So, you have someone who unrepentantly rapes, dismembers and possibly even eats little children. Don't make me look up serial killers, it's not hard to find someone this horrible. What do you suggest we do with them?

A) Let them free after X years.
B) Lock them in a tiny box for life.
C) Kill them.

Please feel free to explain your reasoning as to which option is most humane. Also, please assume that their next victim, should they be released will be you or someone you love. They will strike at a time you are unable to fight back.

a) should not happen
b) is what is done by civilised countries ( for an example)
c) is done by barbarians (Saudi Arabia, North Korea, China, USA..... -- pretty cool list to be on, right guys? Human Rights FTW)

And don't get me started on when you find the wrong person guilty......

Comment: Re: Learn math (Score 1) 330

by ax_42 (#45210363) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Can Bruce Schneier Be Trusted?

Schneier isn't even a credentialed cryptographer. He's the guy who wrote the popularized book that the establishment didn't want published. He's a popular writer, and a pundit.

Schneier is more then a "pundit". Before he wrote the "popular" stuff, he proved that he was heavy on the technical ( for example, as well as the various algorithms he (co)-invented.

You, however, are an ignorant troll.

Comment: Re:Douche-o-matic (Score 1) 251

by ax_42 (#45080267) Attached to: Police Demand Summary Domain Takedown, Traffic Redirection

It seems to me that it's more like walking around saying that Yellow Pages Inc. (or whatever, your favorite phone book) allows the immoral John Doe to list himself in their book.

And on top of it, you're asking that the Yellow Pages keep John Doe's listing, but put in someone else's phone number!

Comment: Re:Bruce Schneier (Score 4, Informative) 413

by ax_42 (#44550395) Attached to: Schneier: The NSA Is Commandeering the Internet

He wrote one of the seminal (mathematical) books on the subject, (co)designed several high-quality algorithms which have stood the test of time and then had a somewhat damascene conversion on how security is much more dependent on people than on the technology, and has written several books on the subject. He is not the only expert (arguably, there is no field of research where there is just one expert), but he is a leading light.

You can fool all the people all of the time if the advertising is right and the budget is big enough. -- Joseph E. Levine