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Comment: Re:Probably not the same thing at all... (Score 2) 52

by hairyfeet (#48430493) Attached to: Intel Planning Thumb-Sized PCs For Next Year

It won't matter as THEY ARE ALL DOOMED, at least in the USA...why? Because they ALL require plentiful bandwidth to the cloud and the ISPs are going with ever nastier data caps.

This is why I'm not worried about these premades competing with my HTPC business, because very customer so far that has tried it has come crawling back to me after they see their Internet bill LOL. With a real HTPC you can rip your own DVDs and BDs onto your media tank and use zero bandwidth, while these sticks will blow through a data cap like shit through a goose.

Sorry Intel but unless you plan on spending a couple hundred billion rolling out your own national ISP you can give it up, these things just won't have the bandwidth to make them any more than paperweights.

Comment: Re: Not resigning from Debian (Score 1) 541

My grandfather taught me long ago that when someone tries to silence speech? You had damned well better start following the money, because it WILL be involved. But lately we've seen a LOT of places where if you don't jump on board? They do NOT debate, they sling insults and try to silence you. And wadda ya know? A LOT of that shit ends up being traced back to people cashing checks from 3 letter agencies.

Now out of the blue we suddenly have the guy that brought us the broken alpha crap that was Pulse shoving a critical subsystem out of the way for this sprawling monster that even supporters admit "needs work"...yet even the distros SUPPOSEDLY based on stability are tripping over themselves to take this? Why? They even admitted some basic functionality like letting you boot to a point where you can fix shit if it breaks is dicey! And anybody who doesn't want this, that even wants to debate it, is being banned or being told "take it or fuck off" does this SOUND like the normal conversations Linux devs have? Hell it sounds like Apple NOT Linux!

NOW follow the money...makes a HELL of a lot more sense as all the ones pushing like hell? All are getting money in 1 form or another from where does RH gets ITS money from? NSA,FBI,CIA,DoD, if the US government stopped buying RH tomorrow they would lose over 85% of their business overnight, it would literally demolish that company. ya wanna know how you know when you're on the right track? When those in the opposite camp have NO answer to this but to say "Oh you're just a conspiracy nut"...yeah said the same thing about the NSA intercepting phone calls before the AT&T whislteblower came out, didn't they? And isn't it funny how after Snowden leaked all their old tricks how suddenly this critical subsystem, which frankly is one of the most stable parts of Linux, hell even I didn't have any complaints about the init system and I'm the guy that came up with "the hairyfeet challenge" to show how broken the Linux update situation is, now all of a sudden the thing that nobody was bitching about is soooo terrible the ONLY choice is to hand the whole thing over to RH, really?

My grandfather was a wise man and his advice is just as good now as it was then, so when you see a concerted effort to stifle debate, to block speech and belittle those with an opposing opinion by labeling them "code words" meant to detract like troll, flamebait, nutter,, etc? FOLLOW THE MONEY as you can damned well be assured there is serious $$$ involved, otherwise why not simply debate?

Comment: Re: Not resigning from Debian (Score 1) 541

Well when you start killing discussion? That should throw up a 50 foot RED FLAG because there is something DIRTY going on behind the scenes, otherwise why not simply fight them with logic?

More than 85% of RH's money is coming from 3 letter agencies, NSA,CIA,DoD,FBI, if the US gov stopped buying RH for their servers? Then RH as a company IS DEAD, this is a fact, you can read this on their SEC filings, its common knowledge. Now what OS is used for secure communications and even has releases based on giving the user maximum privacy? lets look at this logically, if YOU worked for a 3 letter agency and wanted it compromised, how would you do it? Well the most obvious and easiest way would be to have a critical subsystem that all require be controlled by a company YOU can control in turn, yes? And having that critical software affect more and more critical systems would simply make it easier to not only break but give you a nice cover story since "Oh it wasn't X, it was a vulnerability in Y that COMPROMISED X that was the problem"...again this is just common sense.

So to have a company so tightly joined with the US gov pushing the living shit about this and doing their damnedest to silence critics? Yeah something smells rotten in Denmark, no different than how the most vocal proponents of TOR are connected to Radio Free Asia which is owned by DARPA. In this electronic society it really isn't hard to follow the money and when you have something being pushed waaay past where logic would dictate? Frankly the FIRST thing you should do is see who is signing the checks. After Snowden anything less is just being naive.

Comment: Re:IMO: Deliberate, no accident. (Score 1) 541

I'm sorry but the Windows registry is the BEST THING EVAR and beats the dogshit off the "lets shotgun .txt files all over" that Linux uses. just FYI but NOBODY HAS TO obfuscate, they have the choice but its NOT forced, and thanks to the registry I can fix a multitude of problems by simply sending someone a .reg file. they don't have to do anything else, deal with bash bullshit, know anything complicated, simply "clicky clicky" and they are done.

I'd take a hundred Windows registries over the mess of txt crap that Linux uses, which too many distros take upon themselves to change just enough to make it incompatible with others. With Windows a single well written reg file can cover everything from XP-Win10, 15+ years of compatibility, Linux has nothing that comes close, nothing.

Comment: Re:Yes, it could be much cheaper (Score 1) 150

I am paying for an apt even though I have a nice 3 bed 2 bath sitting empty, why? Because its a block from where the lines end and neither the DSL or cable will run the whole block and a half to give me net. I can literally see the DSLAM and cable junction box from the backdoor but neither will hook me up the ONLY one that will? Herps De Derpa WISP which is so badly set up you can see everyone on a tower through network neighborhood on windows...I'm not shitting you, you can see every.single.person. on the tower through NN on Windows...yeah no, not gonna trust my CC info or my surfing on that shit.

Comment: Re:XP as well? (Score 1) 170

by tverbeek (#48413439) Attached to: Microsoft Releases Out-of-Band Security Patch For Windows

No, it just means that MS isn't issuing a patch for XP. At least not exactly. They have released a patch today "for WEPOS and POSReady 2009", which is the branding given to the point-of-sale variant of Windows XP, which Microsoft still offers support for. There's a registry hack that makes Windows XP identifiy itself as Windows POS [insert joke here] when contacting the MS Update servers, and machines running that variant will get the patch.

Or so I'm told. ;)

Comment: Re:Apparently "backers" don't understand the term (Score 0) 462

by hairyfeet (#48409985) Attached to: Elite: Dangerous Dumps Offline Single-Player

Bimbo newton Crosby, they have generated such negative feelings from the very community REQUIRED to keep such a game alive (not like space sims are very popular and their community is small but loyal) so you can stick a fork, this thing is done. they'll probably bleed through what isn't taken in chargebacks in a few months and find their game is a ghostown and that will be that, just another failed MMO that nobody will remember a year from now.

Its a damned shame as I like Descent Freespace and Freelancer and would have looked into this upon release but not now, I don't support companies that treat their supporters like that.

Comment: Re:3 hops? (Score 1) 106

by hairyfeet (#48407899) Attached to: Tor Eyes Crowdfunding Campaign To Upgrade Its Hidden Services

If you use TOR or Freenet and have a family or are not a millionaire who can afford to throw away hundreds of thousands on lawyers you are a fool, simple as that. As my friend in the state crime lab pointed out the ways the laws are written when it comes to distribution and facilitation mean that anybody that runs an exit node or has a Freenet cache can be busted as a child pornographer and what do ya know, some countries are already doing just that.

Thanks to the vague as fuck ways these laws are written it DOES NOT MATTER that you can't see the files you cache on Freenet, that you aren't scanning the TOR traffic coming through your exit node or that you don't even see so much as a single jpg, it doesn't even matter if your PC is obviously hijacked by somebody else because at the end of the day ALL that matters is that CP passed through your router. That is all the court cares about, the cops who get increased federal funding for more CP busts sure has no fucks to give and the prosecutor? look at the virus link, even when shown proof that when the unit is connected to the net it is instantly controlled by another party he comes up with a "I bet he did that on purpose to cover up his crimes!" BS excuse. Why? Because I have no doubt he'll be running for public office and CP busts sell to the soccer mom set.

So you can believe its a honeypot (which is what I believe, too many "advocates" banging the "TOR is for freedom and privacy!" drum are getting their checks from the likes of Radio Free Asia and other CIA fronts. I seriously doubt any less than 90% of the money going into TOR isn't coming from 3 letter agencies and fronts for the same like RFA) or a bastion of freedom, doesn't matter, all that matters is the current laws as written mean you can spend the rest of your life behind bars for using it. I don't know about anybody else but I have no desire to spend the rest of my life rotting in a cell, especially if it turns out to be a giant honeypot for alphabet agencies to run spook shit overseas while giving them plenty of targets to bust.

Comment: Re: Not resigning from Debian (Score 1) 541

But this still doesn't explain why, why would you take a distro known for stability and push something so bleeding edge and untested into the stable branch with so many screaming bloody murder? I mean you think this would be basic common sense, if your OS is known for stability and the system you have has been working without issue then DO NOT RISK FAILURE by slapping the untested and buggy replacement until its had time to be properly vetted in testing!

I'm starting to think the rumors are true that RH is ramming this down everybody's throats and giving everyone a "you are with us or you are against us" ultimatum, because logically the moves we have seen with regards to systemd simply do not make sense. The previous solution wasn't perfect but its not like X-Server where it hasn't kept up with the times and is crash prone so there really is no need to be pushing it THIS hard unless there is some politics involved. After Snowden ppointed out how tight RH and the NSA are? yeah I really don't blame folks for not wanting something untested that adds a giant single point of failure into their stable releases, especially when they seem to be ignoring everyone that doesn't want to jump on and trivializing their concerns.

Comment: Re:Yes, it could be much cheaper (Score 1) 150

The problem is the big ISPs have already cherry picked the places they want and have zero fucks to give about anybody else so anybody that isn't already covered by one of the majors gets "Herpa-de derp's wireless shitnet of infinite pain" which believe me going back to shotgunning modems would be better!

I should know as I ended up moving to get away from a Herp-de derp WISP. These "brilliant networking geniuses" decided I HAD to "have teh viruz!" because I used like 6GB of data (running WSUS Update through a VM to gather patches to update my desktops at the time) in a week so I brought the only system I was using on their WISP... a laptop running Xandros Linux Business. I sat there with my mouth dragging the floor as their "chief networking specialist" promptly TRIED TO INSTALL NORTON FOR WINDOWS ON A LINUX LAPTOP and when I pointed out that Norton for Windows wasn't gonna run on Linux? He broke out an AVG for Windows disc LOL! Needless to say I demanded and got my money back and started looking for a new place to live the next day.

So while this is a nice idea IN THEORY in reality none of the big boys will bother, after all if they had a single fuck to give they wouldn't have already taken 200 billion in tax dollars and given us a low res Goatse in return, so what you'll get is indie WISPs that know less than your average 15 year old halo player when it comes to networking.

Comment: Re:Whoa whoa whoa (Score 1) 635

by 0xdeadbeef (#48404833) Attached to: Sweden Considers Adding "Sexism" Ratings To Video Games

Firstly no one's forced anything on anyone.

I'm sorry, you're right, that's a huge difference. It's like getting mad that some guy is publicly "considering" raping someone. It's not the same as actual rape.

Moving the goalpost? You'd first have to make a counter-argument for that. Unless you're actually asserting that governments never engage in nanny-state boondoggles over trivial issues, which is laughable.

No, the goalposts have stayed put, but I have scored two touchdowns. You conceded that the feminist concerns over sexism in video games are trivial:

This argument is even more trivial than what they're doing and yet here you are.

and now you just implicitly agreed that "forcing" sexism labels on video games is bad thing, by telling me they haven't actually done it yet, as if I were overstating the grievance.

Comment: Re:Whoa whoa whoa (Score 1) 635

by 0xdeadbeef (#48404211) Attached to: Sweden Considers Adding "Sexism" Ratings To Video Games

Apparently you're allowed to do pointeless, trivial things yourself but they are not. Hypocrite!

Let me know when a first world government takes up one of my hobbies and forces it on an industry. 'Cause that would be awesome!

I hope it is SETI. Fuckin' Proxmire ruined SETI. We need a tax on sci-fi movies to fund SETI.

"Those who will be able to conquer software will be able to conquer the world." -- Tadahiro Sekimoto, president, NEC Corp.