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Comment: Re:annual windows (Score 1) 474

by konaya (#42655959) Attached to: Valve Starts Promoting Steam For Linux To Windows Users

Frankly I don't know why FOSS users would bitch about this since they are basically copying your "odd/even" or "LTS/regular" release concepts.

I'm sorry, what? My systems use rolling-release. Putting two equals signs between FOSS and Ubuntu is as silly as putting two equals signs between PC and Windows.

Comment: Re:3D Printers should be illegal. (Score 1) 380

by konaya (#40845607) Attached to: Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing), Gun Control, and Patent Law

We don't actually distribute them willy nilly either, but we are allowed to buy them if we are good boys and girls.

And how do you define "good boys and girls"? Do you have to attend a mandatory course on gun safety and stress management? Do you have to pass a test to prove yourself capable of using a gun under considerable stress without incident? No, you only have to be an adult, without a record, and patient enough to wait, what, two weeks or something? This still counts as willy-nilly.

If one had to prove oneself not to be a total boob around guns before being allowed to have one, I would soften a bit on the matter. But the current regulations are ridiculous.

Comment: Re:3D Printers should be illegal. (Score 1) 380

by konaya (#40832353) Attached to: Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing), Gun Control, and Patent Law

It will make governments shit themselves with fear that anyone can create a hand-gun, and then there will be stupid laws, and corporations will see dollar signs and suggest some kind of DRM mechanism in place on "legal" replicators and then we're in the same mess as we are now, only with physical objects. I don't want to have to jailbreak my replicator in the future, or have to reverse-engineer some future closed-spec DRMd object format.

And you're right, I don't know anything about guns. That's kinda the point. I'm living in a country where guns aren't distributed willy-nilly, hence my total ignorance about such weaponry. And I'm quite proud of the fact.

Comment: Re:lulwot (Score 1) 197

by konaya (#40809831) Attached to: Malware now infesting my primary computer:

I am guessing he refers to certain shady corporations which love to spy on their users, and their closed-source products which allow them to do so.

This is why no one with security, integrity, and privacy in mind would use anything other than peer reviewed open source software. Nor let their employees do so, for that matter.

The test of intelligent tinkering is to save all the parts. -- Aldo Leopold

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