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Comment: Re: A first: We should follow Germany's lead (Score 1) 698

by marsu_k (#49481231) Attached to: 'We the People' Petition To Revoke Scientology's Tax Exempt Status
OK, let us switch kitchen refurbishing for marriage. Then consider the following:

Since anti-discrimination laws protect PEOPLE but not EVENTS, someone who will serve ginger people, but not participate in ginger events, would probably do OK in court.

Tell me, how is that rational? Unless some religions are indeed more equal than others.

Comment: Re: A first: We should follow Germany's lead (Score 1) 698

by marsu_k (#49480671) Attached to: 'We the People' Petition To Revoke Scientology's Tax Exempt Status

Right. So, suppose I'm a member of a religion, and the religion has a whole two mentions of gingers in the holy texts, but no mention of them relating to home improvement; you are saying I couldn't downright refuse service to gingers, but I could refuse to refurbish their kitchen? Because that just seems quite retarded.

(If you think this analogy is not apt, please show me the passage in the Bible condemning gay marriage.)

Comment: Re:A first: We should follow Germany's lead (Score 3, Informative) 698

by marsu_k (#49478967) Attached to: 'We the People' Petition To Revoke Scientology's Tax Exempt Status
I ask this honestly, as a non-USian - Illinois recently passed the "religious freedom for bakers that don't want to cater to gays because jebus"-act. But how is a religion defined in the US? Could I (theoretically, were I to live in IL as a citizen) start my own religion (here in .fi it takes just 20 people), and decide to not serve some of the customers of my business because of some arbitrary rule that happens to exist in my religion? Or is that while all religions are equal, some religions are more equal than others?

Comment: Re:Cutting edge journalism (Score 1) 179

by marsu_k (#49452159) Attached to: Google Lollipop Bricking Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 Devices

Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 7, Nexus 9, and Nexus 10 devices receive the latest version of Android directly from Google. Once an update is available, it can take up to two weeks for it to reach your device.

That's the theory. I got the 5.0 OTA update for my 2013 LTE Nexus 7 in mid-Februrary, some two weeks before I got 5.0 on my Z2. Now Sony had promised Lollipop in early 2015, early March is stretching it; still, I don't think that's as worse as having a Nexus device with such a ridiculously long update cycle.

Comment: Re:If the browser authors spent more time... (Score 1) 237

by marsu_k (#49309835) Attached to: Every Browser Hacked At Pwn2own 2015, HP Pays Out $557,500 In Awards
Your device still has to render the entire page again, which is a waste of both time and battery life. Also, no matter if some content is cached (as it should be), the browser has to request each file from the server to see if there are changes. While recent 4G networks offer decent bandwidth, latency is still an issue.

Comment: Re:Build it yourself -- from source (Score 1) 237

by marsu_k (#49304585) Attached to: Every Browser Hacked At Pwn2own 2015, HP Pays Out $557,500 In Awards
I run Arch as well, and like it very much - but at the same time I do realize it is not for everyone, and am not smug about it. Furthermore, you are doing it wrong. You should be using ABS. Instead of step 1. type "abs extra/firefox" (or just "abs", if you wish to get the PKGBUILDs for every package in every standard repo - why you should want to do that, I have no idea, but the option is there). Then "cd /var/abs/extra/firefox". Then proceed to steps two and three. And remove step 3b, that's just lame.

Comment: Re:If the browser authors spent more time... (Score 1) 237

by marsu_k (#49304489) Attached to: Every Browser Hacked At Pwn2own 2015, HP Pays Out $557,500 In Awards

Right. If I'm on a mobile device with data caps (which I don't have here, and they're an abomination, but that's another discussion), I sure as hell would be much more happy to reload an entire page (yes, some of the content such as CSS and images can be cached, but the HTML markup can't) instead of loading a little bit of JSON that would be rendered as the new data I wish to retrieve. Static HTML is obviously so much better.

(I'm not saying blocking third-party scripts and cookies is a bad thing, I do that myself. But as to whether I'd like to go back to the static web as it were in the 90s, hell no.)

Comment: Re:It's because they don't work... (Score 1) 83

by marsu_k (#49024051) Attached to: The Uncanny Valley of Voice Recognition

Not to mention that in my experience pretty much no program offers "English, intl." option. I've done sales/customer support in English and have been commended for my English by native Brits. Still I do have an accent and voice commands are very much more (almost completely) miss than hit.

Now, when voice commands support my native Finnish I'll be seriously impressed, what with all the regional accents and spoken language being rather different from the written form. Not seeing that happening any time soon though.

Comment: Re:Can't assume mobile phone as 2nd factor (Score 1) 271

by marsu_k (#48992925) Attached to: Why Gmail Has Better Security Than Your Bank

There are methods beyond two-factor authentication with a mobile device. For example, my bank here in .fi has the following method: you login with a 8-digit number (your "username", I guess) and a 4-digit pin (user selectable). But after that you have to enter a single-use four digit code (the web site tells you to "enter code xxx" from your code list) to do anything. If you want to make a transaction, you have to enter another such code (you can queue many transactions though, and authorize them with a single code, so you don't end up using them all at once).

But now you're asking, what about when the codes run out? Initially you receive the first "code list" physically from the bank. You need proper ID. But beyond that, when you find out you're running low on codes, you can order a new list. That is delivered via regular mail, but in order for it to be active you have to use two codes from the previous list, enter the serial number of the new list and a given code from it. If that is being actively abused, people are keeping very quiet about it. Your banks are just lazy.

Comment: Re:ATI/AMD has had shitty drivers for 20 years (Score 1) 160

by marsu_k (#48836347) Attached to: AMD Catalyst Is the Broken Wheel For Linux Gaming

Not trolling, this has been my experience. If you want real 3D performance, the proprietary crap is what gives it. And VDPAU is nice. There are some nuisances, with Optimus chipsets you have to use Bumblebee which is kind of annoying if you don't want to burn through your laptop battery in minutes, and AFAIK the driver still doesn't support XRandR 1.something (1.2, I think?), that would allow to alter multiple monitor settings from the settings of my DE instead of using nvidia-settings.

Having said that, I've pretty much given up PC gaming so I don't really need 3D anymore. Intel is just fine for a compositing desktop.

Comment: Re:ATI/AMD has had shitty drivers for 20 years (Score 1) 160

by marsu_k (#48834859) Attached to: AMD Catalyst Is the Broken Wheel For Linux Gaming
I wish there was a "sad but true" mod. I've been running Linux on my desktop for over a decade now - dismissing all the snark about desktop Linux, it really has improved during that time. But what remains the same is "you want 3D, get NVidia". Although pretty much every chipset/driver is capable of running whatever composited window manager you like.

Comment: Re:reduce production (Score 1) 202

by marsu_k (#48815257) Attached to: Obama Planning New Rules For Oil and Gas Industry's Methane Emissions
I think what you're trying to say is "you're". But um, no, I do quite firmly believe in what I'm saying. I took opposition to the person I was replying to, in a blanket statement saying referring to "Europe", where the elderly are dying due to energy costs. That is not happening here. We're all (up to a point) socialists here (in the Nordic countries) you know. Pay a lot of taxes for that we do, but some of us (myself included) prefer it that way.

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