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Comment: Rigor and developments (Score 4, Interesting) 372 372

by hcs_$reboot (#49987135) Attached to: Interview: Ask Linus Torvalds a Question
The most complex program running on a machine is arguably its OS, especially the kernel. Linux (kernel) reached the top level in terms of performance, reliability and versatility. You have been criticized quite a few times for some virulent mails addressed to developers. Do you think Linux would be where it is without managing the project with an iron fist? To go further, do you think some other main OSS project would beneficiate from a more rigorous management approach?

+ - NSA eavesdropped on the last three French presidents: WikiLeaks->

Submitted by Earthquake Retrofit
Earthquake Retrofit writes: The New York Times is reporting that WikiLeaks has released "...material which appeared to capture officials in Paris talking candidly about Greece's economy, relations with Germany — and, ironically, American espionage... It came a day before the French Parliament is expected to definitively pass a controversial security bill legalizing broad surveillance, particularly of terrorism suspects."
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Comment: Re:Amen brother! (Score 3, Insightful) 424 424

Google indeed does customize you search phrase to keep and change what He thinks is better for your needs. And indeed, adding double quotes around the words / expressions you want want Him to include does help. And, indeed, this is sometimes utterly annoying.
This being said, however, I'm usually impressed by the quality of the search algorithm, by the quality of the words and expressions synonyms Google injects into the search to give you even more relevant results. Try to use another SE for a couple of days...
And regarding your languages problems, maybe try to sign in, then visit the "Search settings" page...

Comment: Re:Good thing Slashdot isn't in the EU (Score 2) 401 401

by hcs_$reboot (#49930263) Attached to: European Court: Websites Are Responsible For Users' Comments
I think /. moderation is a necessary and pretty good method to help the reader focus on the best posts. However, besides mods, who reads the -1 and even 0 rated posts? Typically the posts TS likes to read end up rated <= 0. Hiding information is a kind of censorship - while, again, this is necessary here, for our own reading comfort.

Loan-department manager: "There isn't any fine print. At these interest rates, we don't need it."