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Comment: Re:He also wants to roll back civil rights too. (Score 1) 434

by cynicist (#49589145) Attached to: Rand Paul Moves To Block New "Net Neutrality" Rules
Let me see if I understand this correctly. You think that feudalism, a system where the land is wholly owned by a king and merely "held" by others like nobles or knights, is an example of a totally free economy?

Tell me something, if everyone was so free, what reason was there for restraining the king's power through the Charter of Liberties or the Magna Carta? And have you never heard of the Guild System? You are talking about a time where people weren't free to work/own the land as they chose or even decide their own occupation.

How do people come up with this nonsense?

Comment: Re:from the don't-be-too-good-at-what-you-do dept. (Score 1) 247

by cynicist (#49483123) Attached to: EU To Hit Google With Antitrust Charges
Are you seriously comparing Google to a Monarchy? The only way that comparison could have any validity would be if they legislated for a competitive advantage, but so far their services just seem to be more popular by virtue of being more useful to people. When you talk about 'network effects' entrenching Google's position over a competitor such as Bing, are you referring to first mover advantage? If not would you care to elaborate? As it stands now your post amounts to an aspersion with no supporting evidence.

Comment: Re:Linux needs to step up (Score 1) 650

by cynicist (#46686575) Attached to: Should Microsoft Be Required To Extend Support For Windows XP?
You think those XP users know that Linux exists? Most people don't even know what a browser is, and you think they are competent enough to seek out and install an operating system? Until you see preinstalled Linux boxes advertised heavily, mainstream adoption isn't going to happen.

Comment: Re:It's a pity (Score 1) 161

by cynicist (#46643825) Attached to: Canonical Shutting Down Ubuntu One File Services
I just found Wuala as an alternative. I'm not sure what kind of integration you are looking for but the interface is quite nice. They have packages for Ubuntu among other distributions, as well as an Android client. You get 5G of free storage and my favorite part is that they do client-side encryption unlike most cloud providers.

Comment: All that needs to be said (Score 1) 220

by cynicist (#46521345) Attached to: Malware Attack Infected 25,000 Linux/UNIX Servers

“The Ebury backdoor deployed by the Windigo cybercrime operation does not exploit a vulnerability in Linux or OpenSSH,” continued Léveillé. “Instead it is manually installed by a malicious attacker. The fact that they have managed to do this on tens of thousands of different servers is chilling. While anti-virus and two factor authentication is common on the desktop, it is rarely used to protect servers, making them vulnerable to credential stealing and easy malware deployment.”

Make it myself? But I'm a physical organic chemist!

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