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Comment: Re:I don't see the problem. (Score 1) 667

by porjo (#47499143) Attached to: Russian Government Edits Wikipedia On Flight MH17

the position of the plane and all other air traffic was known, the type of missile and launcher used and their origins are known

The intelligence was comprehensive. Which makes it all the more astonishing that passenger airliners were permitted to fly over that region. Why weren't civil aviation authorities told of the high level of risk...or were they told and chose not to heed the advice?

Comment: Re:Why I hate fedora (Score 1) 24

by porjo (#47160615) Attached to: Matthew Miller Named New Fedora Linux Project Leader
I'm running Fedora 20 on my work desktop and find it ok. Updates do occasionaly break things in annoying ways, but I guess that's to be expected with a bleeding edge distro. I share your pain when it comes to grub2 and systemd; supposedly better architectuarlly however useability sucks big time. I use gnome3 and have no major issues with it. My main gripe with Linux on the desktop (Fedora included) is the abysmal video performance due to poor drivers and integration. Having firefox/chrome max cpu when watching flash video is just depressing in 2014.

Comment: Re:I am reminded of pigs and engineers here (Score 0) 593

by porjo (#46155139) Attached to: Watch Bill Nye and Ken Ham Clash Over Creationism Live

However, the creationists are not interested in being proved wrong ...

Where each sides refuses to budge isn't in the realm of science at all! Creationists, in my experience, would be happy to be corrected on actual, observable, testable science however when the discussion is about matters of faith - deeply held convictions of a philosophical and metaphysical nature - there is no compromise for either a Bible believing Christian scientist or an atheistic scientist.

...as far as they are concerned the Bible says it so it must be true.

...and an atheist believes there is no God, so any option that leads to a God conclusion must be false; the Christian having faith in God and the atheist having faith in his interpretation of reality.

Comment: Re:Too late, switched to Chrome (Score 1) 167

by porjo (#46154363) Attached to: Firefox 27 Released: TLS 1.2 Support, SPDY 3.1, SocialAPI Improvements
Firefox is my browser of choice and I find it does everything I need with the small, but irritating, exception of Flash. Adobe Flash plugin on Linux is horribly glitchy with Firefox and it's replacement, Shumway, is not supported on the websites I visit. I use Chrome for any Flash-heavy websites.

Comment: Re:They lost their own money (Score 1) 192

by porjo (#45226331) Attached to: Knight Capital Fined $12M For a Software Bug That Cost $460M

they were working entirely with their own money.

From the article: "While processing 212 small retail orders that Knight had received from its customers...."

Knight Capital are themselves listed on the stock market. Their stock took price collapsed as a result of this blunder. I think it's fair to say that other people's money was lost here

Comment: Re:Noooooo (Score 1) 235

by porjo (#45179379) Attached to: NFTables To Replace iptables In the Linux Kernel

All my precious iptables knowledge gone!

"one should start by noting that it should be possible to create a tool which reads current iptables configurations and converts them to the nftables language - or even directly to kernel virtual machine code."

It looks like you may not have to learn any new syntax - just use the, yet to be created, iptables to nftables convertor tool!

Comment: Re:GET READY.... (Score 1) 242

by porjo (#44474821) Attached to: Peter Capaldi Unveiled As the New Star of <em>Doctor Who</em>
I too am glad they cast an older, white guy. There was speculation whether the new Dr would be black or a woman. Either of which could have made for an entertaining television show, however it wouldn't be Dr Who. There is far too many $$ riding on it to go messing with fundamentals like that. One memorable twitter comment I saw:

"For anyone who wishes the new Doctor was gay, black, or a woman, Capaldi's a good enough actor to play the part as a gay black woman." @sfdebris

Comment: Re:If a government makes it hard to report corrupt (Score 1) 90

What do you expect from a country that originally had a white population from only two different groups: Criminals, and jailers?

This is a troll right? What a ridiculous statement to make! Waves of free immigrants from UK + Europe after the initial convict settlement dwarfs those convict numbers. Only a minority of 'white' australians today can trace their ancestory back to criminals and 'jailers', as you put it.

Comment: quality not quantity (Score 1) 630

by porjo (#43486501) Attached to: Most Projects On GitHub Aren't Open Source Licensed
I've created dozens of 'projects' under my account - none of which have any license. I get an idea, throw together some code to test the concept and back it up to Github. I'm the only one who cares about them, and I'd be surprised if anyone ever saw, let alone used the code. If any of my projects were to gain traction, I'd probably consider putting a license on it, but until then, who cares!? I wouldn't be surprised if a large proporation of the 1.7m projects are just like mine - tumble weed territory.

"A mind is a terrible thing to have leaking out your ears." -- The League of Sadistic Telepaths

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