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Comment: Die Hard - Nothing Lasts Forever (Score 1) 993

by mrfatmann (#48165319) Attached to: Lennart Poettering: Open Source Community "Quite a Sick Place To Be In"

>> If you troll and do things that people don't like, you are bound to get a lot of negative feedback. Your own remarks a a fine example of this.
> It's fascinating how in the digital age people have lost sight of this.

This seems so confused to me. No one has lost sight of this. You can't post into any forum, join any community distro, with the intention of receiving or giving help without coming in "with your hat in your hand", so to speak (more for the former than the latter, actually). What happens afterwards depends greatly on moderation and the culture. In an anarchic culture you're lucky if you can give as good as you get.

And that's exactly the confused and mighty culture which was needed to make competitive products with juggernauts the ilk of Microsoft.
Who would 'av thunk it possible 20 years ago?
Technologies are maturing.
People grow up.
They don't want to fight tooth and nail--all the time.

Comment: My Cable Internet is Already Throttled... (Score 1) 91

Or so I thought. It has something to do with my router setup. Whatever.
But my point is it sucks!

Its not like its always slow. Instead I'll be surfing the net, and without warning a link will throw up my cable company's Could Not Find URL error page. If I look at the ping, there are these crazy large time lags. Rather than it taking a long time for the page to load, its as if the internet became SMALLER. The I have to WORK slower. And then, just everything is back to normal.

Comment: I wanted to say that... (Score 1) 629

by mrfatmann (#15406625) Attached to: What Should One Know to be Truly Computer Literate?
#5. "safe computing" is a good term for a novice user. I believe a KISS foundation of save, organize, and archive is first, BUT... when you add networking then safe computing really has meaning.

The BIG PICTURE here is to realize the truth of the internet--everyone is anonymous (or semi-anonymous)! Keep work email for work, private email for personal messages and an ANON account for signing up for netflix or wot wot. This way you maximize you reachability for important messages and minimize your vunerability for span, phishing, spoofing, etc.

Faith may be defined briefly as an illogical belief in the occurence of the improbable. - H. L. Mencken

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