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Comment: Re:Fuzzball definitions (Score 1) 138

But purely theoretic discipline shouldn't include word 'computer' since it's actual physical device. Design of actual physical devices is domain of engineering. That's why I think it's awkward. Theoretical part is covered by disciplines like informatics, cybernetics and algorithmic complexity theory. I'm not sure if we even need an umbrella term for them. Many other disciplines are used in design of computing devices, those that I named appeared in response to demands of design of computing devices historically, there's nothing else special about them.

Comment: Re:summary of SCOTUS case law: "pppphhhhhhtttttt, (Score 1) 250

by loonycyborg (#48604573) Attached to: Sony Demands Press Destroy Leaked Documents
Since Sony isn't a part of the government, it can't really demand destruction of those documents. It can merely request, which is basically the same as 'politely ask to'. It can also note that disseminating parties may be liable for any damages to Sony that could arise. They need to prove damages though, and there's a lot of news sources involved. Will they do a reverse class-action suit or something? :P

Comment: Re:C is relevant because it is low level. (Score 1) 641

by loonycyborg (#48554271) Attached to: How Relevant is C in 2014?
C is relevant because it's lowest level language that isn't architecture specific. Nuff said. All new CPU architectures get C support ASAP because it offers enormous amount of software already written in C and supporting countless other architectures. And compiler for other languages tend to be written in C too. So C is kinda defacto mother language at the moment.

Comment: Re:Tired of this bullshit (Score 1) 130

by loonycyborg (#48554149) Attached to: Celebrated Russian Hacker Now In Exile
No. There definitely exists double standard. US didn't call out Saudi Arabia and other Muslim countries for anti-apostasy laws for example, not sanctions for this or anything. All human rights issues are pressed only if it serves US's geopolitical interests, otherwise they tend to get ignored. So now Russia protects interests of minorities in other countries too, so yeah, US parrot.

Comment: Re:Ond once again we learn they have been lying... (Score 2) 29

There definitely must be some approval mechanism because otherwise cops will query personal details to track their wives' lovers and what-not, but their current mechanism sounds way too unwieldy, so not only cops were lazy but also bureaucrats.

Comment: Re:Tired of this bullshit (Score 1) 130

by loonycyborg (#48538265) Attached to: Celebrated Russian Hacker Now In Exile
You're just wrong and being obstinate about it. Why should I buy into artificial Russia - West conflict when it's already long obsolete? There's one humanity and there's no reason for any national states to exist. We can be one unified Humanity now, thanks to Internet that largely abolishes barriers to communication. There may be different viewpoints on governance, but it doesn't map to nationalities. But pretty much all what Putin's government does would be ignored if he was, say, French president. And such double-standard is what I abhor. PR efforts like demonization of Putin are part of political infighting between national states and are harmful for humanity as the whole let alone for poor sods that happened to be citizens of Russia.

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