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An anonymous reader writes: Defcad has been shut down. The Defcad/Defensedistributed crowd has been indicted on multiple counts which can be viewed at

Comment Re:Facebook is Public (Score 1) 95

Okay, but the claim that every user of their website qualifies as a public figure is ludicrous and insane. It's a great example of just how out of touch Facebook's leadership are with common respect for privacy. Today, merely not "liking" things may be enough, but it is clear that Zuckerberg and his thugs have no sense whatsoever of where to draw the line.

Comment Re:Don't they do this every couple of years? (Score 3, Insightful) 403

Okay, cool, so they don't want to use it? Good deal! I guess we can stop porting their shitty 1980's UI and window management models to it now, then, can't we? Can we just rip this fucking single-window crap right back out and put the GIMP back the way GIMP users use it, and not the way a handful of Photoshop dilettantes keep saying the GIMP *should* be so they can switch?

Comment Re:I hate flash. (Score 1) 274

This may come as a surprise to you, but people who unthinkingly and uncaringly consume whatever shitware is shoveled at them don't have opinions that matter when it comes to the future of technology. If you can't fix the shitstorm, we've been served up, then please, get the fuck out of the way so the rest of us can get it sorted. Got it?

Comment Re:Make it better, not worse! (Score 1) 537

17 suicides out of a million employees is a shockingly low suicide rate. There are, of course, plenty of reasons to treat your employees right, other than merely discouraging them from killing themselves. Based on the available information, it seems that there is a lot Foxconn could do to improve morale and quality of living. I think it would be extremely foolish, however, to expect their suicide rate to ever fall below 0.0017 %.

Comment Re:Fedora Repository (Score 2) 361

It would be awesome if there were a FUSE front-end to Fedora Commons.

Well, actually, one does exist, and it actually is awesome, but it's currently trapped in managerial IP strategery hell somewhere in the bowels of the most dysfunctional IT department in academia, so I guess I should say it would be awesome if there were another, distributable one.

Comment Re:What percentage use FB again? (Score 5, Informative) 292

The methodology is worse than that; I ran across this statistic a couple of weeks ago and tracked it down through some hellish chain of blog posts and it turns out that the way this was determined was searching a list of divorce court documents for the word "Facebook" and about 20% matched the string. Any divorce filing containing the string "Facebook" was coded as a divorce linked to Facebook.

The most encouraging thing about this is that it sort of indicates that Facebook has only infiltrated about 20% of marriages.

Comment Re:What?!? (Score 2) 220

It's mainly a scam to increase revenue for registrars by getting people to buy $ and $ when they only really want to use $TRADEMARK.baz. And the recent proliferation of stupid TLDs has no positive benefits.

Life in the state of nature is solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short. - Thomas Hobbes, Leviathan