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Comment: Re:What happens now? (Score 3, Informative) 147

by bruce_the_loon (#46727303) Attached to: 'weev' Conviction Vacated

If he is retried, he can bring into evidence footnote 5 on page 12 of the judgement where the judges advanced the opinion that he was innocent of the accessing without authorization or in excess of authorization charge because there was no password or code barrier and the program accessed a publicly facing interface and retrieved information that AT&T unintentionally published. It reads that even if they found the venue as correct, they would have vacated the guilty verdict because of that.

Comment: Re:Short story: See to what Linus responds (Score 5, Insightful) 641

by bruce_the_loon (#46662639) Attached to: Linus Torvalds Suspends Key Linux Developer

The problem is systemd is a johnny-come-lately and is violating the standard way of doing things, even if the standard way isn't the most optimal. Think of it like a court of law, no court is going to accept a junior lawyer changing terminology that has been in use for centuries just because the lawyer has read a thesaurus. The impact is just too large.

To take it further, apparently all but two parameters (debug and quiet) that systemd recognizes are prefixed by systemd.xxxxxx, so they know how to work within the kernel standard.

The kernel has for a long time had a protocol of parameter naming. Direct kernel parameters are plain, module-specific parameters have mod.xxxx format and that was designed to pass driver-specific parameters in. SystemD, being a child process and not even part of the kernel should respect the existing protocol and ignore any parameters not passed without a leading systemd.

Comment: Re:If they charge $15,000 for a ten week course... (Score 1) 374

The company might well be registered with them already. Searching for VMWare, Oracle, SAP on their approved schools page returns a number of training companies with registered technical offerings. Not living anywhere near California, I have no idea what training companies there are, so YMMV.

Comment: Re:Business leaving USA (Score 2) 306

by bruce_the_loon (#46101751) Attached to: US Forces Coursera To Ban Students From Cuba, Iran, Sudan, and Syria

They should be pushing courses into these countries as hard as possible. By exposing the students to the rest of the world and having them interact with the multitude of other countries and cultures of the other students, you give them an understanding of what the rest of the world is like and a chance to debate it with others.

By cutting them off like this, you now have a group of students who were busy educating themselves now unable to finish that process and that will likely result in the student starting to think "maybe my government is right about the Americans."

It becomes a matter of balance between whether the course material assists the regime or whether the interaction with other students causes more people to question the regime. I think the balance tips heavily in favour of causing questions.

Comment: Re: Wow (Score 1) 463

You wouldn't keep it there, but because of the regional market segmentation, PLEX might be 550mil ISK in Jita and 620mil ISK in nullsec somewhere, so you decide to buy a bunch of them, transship to the higher selling market and make a quick profit. Unless you undock from Jita 4-4 and get blown to pieces.

You don't have to ship it yourself, as you could run a courier contract, but they can get stolen and if you price the collateral high enough to not make a loss if they get nicked, then the chances of someone taking the contract up diminishes because of the not-able-to-dock-in-the-delivery-station scams making massive collateral contracts suspect.

Those who can, do; those who can't, simulate.