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Comment: Re: The GUI is so monumentally fucked up (Score 0, Troll) 464

by Threni (#49143423) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Old PC File Transfer Problem

I left when they ran a "story" about Indian food delivery. Has it improved yet? I see they've not changed the stupid name. For all its faults, I see no reason to drop Slashdot for a site that looks worse than slashbdot did 15 years ago, fewer stories and less than 1000 readers.

Comment: Re: TrueCrypt is not open source software. (Score 1) 112

by Threni (#49101179) Attached to: TrueCrypt Audit Back On Track After Silence and Uncertainty

You're confusing open source and free. It's open source. You can see the source, use it, change it, and fork it, subject to certain restrictions, such as not calling it Truecrypt. Seems fair to me. Whether this or that distro has decided to include it or not tells us very little.

Comment: Re:Heh. (Score 2) 78

by Threni (#49099895) Attached to: Australian ISPs To Introduce '3-Strike' Style Anti-piracy Scheme

What "VPN industry"? To the extent it exists at all it's just tiny. And they're going to get legislated out of existence around the world in the next few years. No government - driven by the twin demands of the US government (ok, and their own security services) - and a reactionary, right wing media (following the rules of its wealthy, right wing proprieters, who've invested in and therefore benefit from large corporations who are all in bed with most western governments because they don't need to pay tax that way) - will allow people to communicate in private because "that's what terrorists do" (and people who want to challenge/change the above)

Q: How many IBM CPU's does it take to execute a job? A: Four; three to hold it down, and one to rip its head off.