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Comment: Re:And OJ offers a reward to find the real killer (Score 1) 229

by reikae (#48643007) Attached to: North Korea Denies Responsibility for Sony Attack, Warns Against Retaliation

The U.S. should bear in mind that it will face serious consequences in case it rejects our proposal for joint investigation and presses for what it called countermeasure while finding fault with the DPRK.

If it rejects and begins countermeasures. Meaning if the US launches a military attack, they'll (try to) defend themselves. Nothing special or surprising there IMO.

Comment: Re:I am going to take this a step further (Score 3, Interesting) 113

by reikae (#48579771) Attached to: Study Explains Why Women Miscarry More Males During Tough Times

Since you didn't provide any sources, is this just your hypothesis or an actually observed pattern? If the latter, I wonder how the amount of non-heterosexual people can be determined? It's an interesting phenomenon if it's real, but do we know with any certainty if it is? Of course, one's sexual orientation doesn't matter unless I'm going to start a romantical relationship with them.

Comment: Re:One very simple solution (Score 1) 256

by reikae (#48501599) Attached to: UK Police To Publicly Shame Drunk Drivers On Twitter This Christmas

Taking away someone's driving license doesn't ruin their life. It's a big deal if they're professional drivers, sure, so hopefully they'll consider and reconsider before driving under the influence. Waiting until an accident (which can actually ruin lives) happens isn't a good idea.

I'm not sure what the limits are even in my own country, but it's very easy to stay under the limit; in fact, you don't need to do anything!

Comment: Nothing's changed (Score 2) 265

by reikae (#48143481) Attached to: Confidence Shaken In Open Source Security Idealism

Free software is about ideology. About the availability of source code and the permission to examine, modify and redistribute it. It doesn't mean better security or indeed better by any quality metric, and that's not the point. Much like freedom of speech: it's important even if I never say or write anything and it doesn't make everyone Shakespeare either.

Posted from my Windows computer btw; I think there is value in software freedom, but I use what best meets my current needs and wants, and encourage others to do so too.

Comment: Re:Makes sense (Score 2) 314

Because 200 euro and 500 euro notes are all that stands between total anonymity and letting the government track your every step...

Maybe I'm not paranoid enough; many posters seem to consider this a huge issue but I don't see it. If getting rid of 500 euro notes means loss of freedom, what does the lack of 1000 euro and higher notes mean? I realize cash would be effectively banned for many uses if all coins/notes above, say, 1 euro were taken from circulation, but I don't think the Finnish government could even succeed in doing that.

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