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Comment: I am beggining to think ESR needs to stop talking (Score 0) 169

by davydagger (#48191423) Attached to: Help ESR Stamp Out CVS and SVN In Our Lifetime
1. He started the OSI to shoutdown the FSF, divisionism fucking idiot
2. He seems to do more talking about software than he does actually writing it.
3. I get a feeling he's also somewhat responsible for the lolbertarian trending equating capitalism to rights, that we saw in the 1990s. No wonder he hates stallman, who isn't anti-capitalist, but thinks that rights exist independantly of economic systems.

Comment: Re:Security analysis: Manga vs Gun (Score 1) 334

by davydagger (#48191183) Attached to: Manga Images Depicting Children Lead to Conviction in UK
>all seeing massive amount of murder involving gun while watching movies, TV, games, cartoon, anime, streaming, since there are young is considered as nothing wrong despite a lot of documented massacres

is it just me, or is blaming mass murders on video games, movies, etc... seem like a giant paranoid stretch of the imagination, that always seems to be part of a giant double standard, part of a larger witch hunt. Its all based on sensationalism is the reason you hear about it on the news.

Your also going to have to quantify "lots", because "lots" doesn't correspond to any known statisical anaylsis. and a mere tiny percentage of overall gun violence and even tiner of overall violent crime. It doesn't seems funny, because I can think of several major larger often overlooked factors, of violence, death and mayhem, that get ignored in favor of media sensationalism.

Here are some cold hard facts:

1. violent crime in the USA was at an all time high right before "DOOM", the first massively popular first person shooter was released. Since then games have gotten more violent, more mainstream, and more accessible to the public. There is a well pronounced correlation with a steady and massive fall in violent crime, that correlates almost perfectly with this.

2. Police shoot about just as many people every year(about 480), than mass murderers do in about 20 years. Thats one shooting every six months compared to one shooting every 24 hours by the police.

3. obesity claims around 110,000 people a year in the USA, which is more than all gun related deaths, accident, justified or otherwise(around 30,000), combined with drug related deaths.(another 40,000). you can even throw in "all murders"(12000), and double count gun related homocides, and still come up short of obseity.

4. The massive motivation behind most murders, gun or otherwise is niether mental illness, nor the inability to tell reality from the TV screen, but organized crime. Below that are the police.

I think you, yourself have trouble seperating fantasy from reality(because statistics don't add up). Hence your concern. Most people can in fact seperate fantasy from reality. If your affraid of being shot by a crazy person with a gun, who can't seperate reality from fantasy, you need to take a deep breath, and calm down, and stop being affraid. Thats the best solution for everyone.

Comment: and the UK is confusing the issue (Score 1) 334

by davydagger (#48190681) Attached to: Manga Images Depicting Children Lead to Conviction in UK
Is it just me, or does anyone else here think that the UK is seriously confusing the issue on why child porn is bad, and subtituting resolution for the victims of crime, with good ol' fashion morality, which is on the edge of a very slippery slope. Child porn is illegal to protect children from being exploited. Cartoon characters are not real people, and have no rights as such, and I'd really hate to live in a world where even the law cannot tell the distinction.

This is a slippery slope, because cartoon characters have no actual birthdays, so they have no actual age, and there is no distinction between an "18 year old toon", and a "13 year old one", or with any variant of non-human, or un-realities that cartoons depict, there is really no standards, and this can be construed to arrest anyone for any cartoon depiction of sex.

Lets call this what it is, a moral outrage, and not a real protection of anyone, child or otherwise. Someone went to jail for someone elses morality. This opens up the door for more morality based arrests.

Comment: Re:how pretty (Score 1) 147

by davydagger (#48190291) Attached to: More Eye Candy Coming To Windows 10
it "worked", but it had shit HW support, and a terrible UI, so that doesn't really count as "works", because a without a decent user interface your not getting much done, or your ability to get shit done was severly degraded.

Kernel 2.4 was usable, but 2.6 solidified Linux as a really great OS, and its just getting better.

but as far as UI, on linux it feels like its a dime a dozen because we've had compiz for so long, we can just make any effect we really want, and none of it really seems new.

or just bring back compiz. Windows seems to be copying their ideas around 3-5 years later.

Comment: Re:And this is why Linux will never win the deskto (Score 1) 337

by davydagger (#48189707) Attached to: Debian's Systemd Adoption Inspires Threat of Fork
Linux could work for the average user, at the end of the day there is no technical reason why not. After all Linux(in the form of android), dominates on the cell phone market, where the user base demands greater user friendlyness, has less patience, and wants even more bells and whistles, and is far less compitent with a computer. Linux has been shown to work marvelously with light meters, accellerometers, USB, touch screens(multi-touch even).

The big issue is how consumers by technology. They don't care about specs really, they don't care about merit. They care about branding and imagine. They want their Apple(tm), search with google(tm). Advertising and public relations gurus over the last few decades have build reality distortion bubbles, where people actively identify with brand names. GNU/Linux has no such brand name. They really don't care about "just works". Face it, windows does *not just work*, but people do whatever it takes, because they think windows is what they are supposed to be using. Microsoft presents the image of normalicy and conformity that most people identify with.

Apple on the other hand, presents an elitest artisan, fine craftsman, and intellectually supperior image, that marks the owner as part of an elite group.

Linux cleans up serverside, because it rode the wave of start up culture of the 1990s. If you had a great idea for a new website, but didn't have much capital, you could run a proffesional website with Linux, Apache, Mysql, and PHP out of an old desktop for a fraction of the cost of what constituted a proffesional server, of the day

As these companies grew, they continuted to use linux, and helped it transform into a proffesional class OS, that couldn't help but take notice.

Linux will eventually take over the desktop, and the reason is because microsoft has no real friends, and they have an ever growing list of enemies. Many of those pimpleface teenage nerds they stepped on back in the 1990s are now grown developers and sys admins. Their day dreams are now multi-million dollar products. Linux has a lot of corporate backers, many of which are household names, and some of the largest most powerful corporations in the world.

Whats eventually going to happen is that MS is going to piss off another giant like Google or Samsung to the point they want blood. You'll see a few large companies pour money, time, resouces, advertising into a distro with enough MS haters to accept them, and then use a Free as in beer product into the desktop market, to crush microsoft to prevent them from competing in other markets, by destroying their cash cow.

There will not be a year of the desktop. It will be a decade of pure hell, and microsoft is going to fight tooth and nail, and use every dirty trick in the book to keep the desktop market. They will eventually loose, because the nature of FOSS allows many companies to quietly pool resources behind a single banner, especially a not-for-profit, and allows more to join later without any real effort or diplomacy. Eventually it will be taken from them, and from that point its another 10 years before they go out of business.

Comment: Re:And this is why Linux will never win the deskto (Score 1) 337

by davydagger (#48189409) Attached to: Debian's Systemd Adoption Inspires Threat of Fork
thats a bit unfair, because there are only a few real distros that account for the majority of linux users, and Only two real parent distros, of RedHat and Debian, which account for over 95% of linux installs, and just about all "production" machines.

Many of the distros are the exact same as the parent, but are specialized for a specific task or piece of hardware, which gives linux the legendary flexability.(like raspian), and lets it work on anything.

One of the big incompatibility between these two worlds was initsystems, which is now rectified by universal adoption of system.

Oh, and for the most part, they use the same libraries, same system software, same kernel, so most software targeted for one, compiles against them all, except in rare corner cases of version mismatch, but even still, its not unreasonable to expect a competant guru to do some minor port work to get them running.

This is very much unlike the world of the x86 BSDs.

Comment: Re:As expected from google (Score 1) 109

by davydagger (#48182969) Attached to: BBC Takes a Stand For the Public's Right To Remember Redacted Links
google does not hold fast when presented by National Security Letters, and other bits of government and media company ordered censorship, you know, when it matters most, such as actual policy discussions on the line, not covering up personal dirty laundry so someone can go on living their life.

Google is flying a huge double standard cooperating with the US authorities censorship of information for state and corporate, while snubbing european rules that protect common citizens.

Comment: Re:the user can decide their own use case. Relevan (Score 1) 109

by davydagger (#48182949) Attached to: BBC Takes a Stand For the Public's Right To Remember Redacted Links
redactions happen on page 12 in small print, and no one ever reads them. They correct bad information all the time, but in a format that most people miss, because its so obscure. Your not alone in missing it, but your somewhat correct that it almost might as well not exist, because its published in a way no one notices.

Comment: Re:The things is , individual abuse this (Score 1) 109

by davydagger (#48182935) Attached to: BBC Takes a Stand For the Public's Right To Remember Redacted Links
this is absolutely correct. However, Americans love a good lynch mob, and American Media likes to blow things out of proportion, especially non-existant threats posed by people who are outsiders to society, government, and the econony. In fact its essential to People feeling fearful and needing a large government to protect them.

There is no "free speech" either, as the government censors, and the press covers up, or simply hushes up the worst done by people in power. There is a "privledge of being forgotten", which is something celebrities, the rich, politicians, and those who've earned their favor(like witness protection), have.

"the public has the right to know", and "threats to the public", are some what sham answers, because they are very much one sided

Comment: I dunno, mabey shift the resources into housing (Score 1) 407

by davydagger (#48178319) Attached to: As Prison Population Sinks, Jails Are a Steal
Mabey either shift the resources back into housing the homeless, mabey we can close the prisons, save some money and give it back to the tax payers.

We could probably rent the grounds to paintballers, airsofties and the military for tacticle manuevers, as all three groups would probably go apeshit nuts to do this.

We might turn this into parks, perhaps save one or two as a muesem to epic failure of mass incarceration of non-violent offenders.

Mirrors should reflect a little before throwing back images. -- Jean Cocteau