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Comment: Re:WWII proably didn't help much either (Score 3, Funny) 323

by pegdhcp (#48143473) Attached to: How English Beat German As the Language of Science
Yes otherwise Soviets would be first to send a satellite into the orbit and a human to the space. Also USA would be in need of Soviet rockets to send their astronauts to the ISS as of now... Ah, wait, I was trying to see what is happening in an alternate reality and suddenly a paradox occurred I guess.Sorry guys...

Comment: Re:Just fucking leave it alone! (Score 1) 774

by pegdhcp (#48096595) Attached to: Systemd Adding Its Own Console To Linux Systems
For firewalls or any (well most) of application proxies interrupt per second capacity is more important than data thru-put. So not about terabytes that can be handled but about CPU performance I would be worried with OpenBSD in a firewall. However it might be a good indicator to balance load across devices if an OpenBSD box is overloaded, instead of trying to increase the performance of a single box. But no harm from trying a little. And for my home system, definitely OpenBSD... I am thinking about where I would backup my data during installation over Linux partitions at the moment....

Comment: Re:Traffic is up? (Score 3, Insightful) 144

by pegdhcp (#47964103) Attached to: The Raid-Proof Hosting Technology Behind 'The Pirate Bay'
My reason not to give my ID, (even if it means paying for a service which can be taken free by showing an ID Pardus anyone???) is simply that I do not know when the database they use to store my ID will be either hacked by a script kiddie or raided by a foreign government. My domestic government already has full access to my person and data, there is no need to increase my accessibility (!)....

Comment: Re: microsofties here is your chance to party (Score 1) 98

by pegdhcp (#47763591) Attached to: Project Zero Exploits 'Unexploitable' Glibc Bug
I felt very old, seeing the -almost- standard assembler practices called old school. When I was young, most CPUs had lots of undocumented instructions, usually due to overuse of Karnaugh. Given the basic electronic structures are still the same, I have a strong suspicion, that position still holds true...

Comment: Re:From TFA (Score 1) 113

by pegdhcp (#47498801) Attached to: Domain Registry of America Suspended By ICANN
First of all IANAL,
2nd of all, I will state Turkish practice, which was shaped on European (Swiss and German in this case) law. keeping those in mind:

In a commercial relation/contract, there are certain obligations, where illegal activity of one party becomes a joint responsibility of other, like obligations toward employees and most importantly consumers' rights issues. So the stronger partners in a contract (ICAAN for example) usually put in protective measures against illegal (or just shady) activities of the other party to the contract. This usually in the form of (you must report your activities related to such legal obligations/regulations. Failing to do so, or upon discovery of any misconduct related to such regulations, we can and will reflect possible penalties and liabilities to your account and we will have right to immediate optional termination)... (My translation might be sucking a little)
If such a clause exist in a contract, you can claim in the court that you acted to the best of your ability to prevent any such misconduct by other party, even if you had not acted upon these conditions (if you can prove you were unaware of such misconduct...).

Comment: Re:Better yet... (Score 1) 536

Eclipse is a very good IDE as far as IDEs go. If you do not like integrated environments, pico is the best editor I have ever used, extremely simple and very un-talented, but it is fast and reliable, easy to learn and use. Lack of options is a blessing if you are -like me- a sloppy typist and could generate random CTRL sequences etc. as they are not translated into esoteric commands (like that happens in EMACS for example).

+ - Massive change to Windows 9 - strip out Metro?->

Submitted by bricko
bricko (1052210) writes "The Chinese Government infamously announced recently that they have banned the use of Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 on Government PC's due to the cloud/Modern UI integration. While it may not sound like a big deal on the surface, Microsoft are currently panicking regarding the whole ordeal, and are currently reconsidering a number of plans with Windows 9.

Microsoft has already made drastic changes to the way employees at Microsoft access test builds. Instead of the builds being freely accessible via Microsoft CorpNet, an employee is required to request a new build which is personally assigned to them, this change will attempt to minimize leaks dramatically.

According to WZOR, Windows 9 Enterprise Edition could potentially see the removal of cloud-based integration within the operating system, along with the ability to completely disable the Modern UI 2.0."

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+ - Secret trade agreement covering 68% of world services published by WikiLeaks->

Submitted by schwit1
schwit1 (797399) writes "The text of a 19-page, international trade agreement being drafted in secret was published by WikiLeaks on Thursday as the transparency group’s editor commemorated his two-year anniversary confined to the Ecuadorian Embassy in London.

Fifty countries around the globe have already signed on to the Trade in Service Agreement, or TISA, including the United States, Australia and the European Union. Despite vast international ties, however, details about the deal have been negotiated behind closed-doors and largely ignored by the press.

In a statement published by the group alongside the leaked draft this week, WikiLeaks said “proponents of TISA aim to further deregulate global financial services markets,” and have participated in “a significant anti-transparency manoeuvre” by working secretly on a deal that covers more than 68 percent of world trade in services, according to the Swiss National Center for Competence in Research."

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+ - NIgerian born UK TV repairman sentenced 16 months prison for 91% reuse-> 1

Submitted by retroworks
retroworks (652802) writes "The Guardian uses a stock photo of obvious electronic junk in its coverage of the sentencing of Joseph Benson of BJ Electronics. But film of the actual containers showed fairly uniform, sorted televisions which typically work for 20 years. In 2013, the Basel Convention Secretariat released findings on a two-year study of the seized sea containers containing the alleged "e-waste", including Benson's in Nigeria, and found 91% working and repaired product. The study, covered in Slashdot last February, declared the shipments legal, and further reported that they were more likely to work than new product sent to Africa (which may be shelf returns from bad lots, part of the reason Africans prefer used TVs from nations with strong warranty laws).

Director of regulated industry Harvey Bradshaw of the UK tells the Guardian: "This sentence is a landmark ruling because it's the first time anyone has been sent to prison for illegal waste exports." But 5 separate university research projects question what the crime was, and whether prohibition in trade is really the best way to reduce the percentage of bad product (less than 100% waste). Admittedly, I have been following this case from the beginning and interviewed both Benson and the Basel Secretariat Executive Director, and am shocked that the UK judge went ahead with the sentencing following the publication of the E-Waste Assessment Study last year. http://retroworks.blogspot.com... But what do Nerds at Slashdot think about the campaign to arrest African geeks who pay 10 times the value of scrap for used products replaced in rich nations?"

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