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Comment: Re:The Pirate Bay (Score 4, Interesting) 298

by BitterOak (#48605137) Attached to: The Pirate Bay Responds To Raid
The problem is the Pirate Bay is both, and you have to take the bad with the good. I just kinda wish they'd chosen another name besides "The Pirate Bay", as it makes the site look like it was deliberately set up for piracy rather than general file sharing. (And it might well have been set up primarily for that purpose, but no need to be so obvious about it.)

Comment: Re:Don't worry guys... (Score 0) 865

by BitterOak (#48597551) Attached to: Apparent Islamic Terrorism Strikes Sydney

Islam is a peaceful religion, that's why followers just went out of their way to do this. And in Canada we had two terrorist attacks(one in Quebec), and another on Parliament Hill in two days.

Well, Christianity is a peaceful religion too. Perhaps that explains the Crusades and the Spanish Inquisition.

Comment: Re:Just wondering... (Score 1) 416

by BitterOak (#48577119) Attached to: MIT Removes Online Physics Lectures and Courses By Walter Lewin

Not to Godwin a discussion, but same argument for the research the Nazis did on twins. Some of it is good, useful information. But nobody will touch it because of its source.

Really? Are you suggesting the content of his physics lectures somehow derived from his alleged sexual harassment of students? I'm trying to envision a physics experiment whose successful outcome depends on someone being harassed, but I'm having difficulty doing so.

Comment: Re:The dissent (Score 1) 104

by BitterOak (#48576917) Attached to: Canadian Supreme Court Rules In Favor of Warrantless Cellphone Searches

do they need a warrant to open your bag you are carrying or wallet?, or anything that can hold other things?, why should cellphones be different?

Because you could have a weapon stored in the bag or even a large wallet that could be a danger to the arresting officer. If cellphones were larger and had the potential for secret compartments in which weapons or other dangerous materials could be stored, then I'd agree with your analogy and suggest that the physical devices could be searched as well. But there's no reason an officer should be able to search data stored on the device absent a warrant.

+ - Fedora 21 Released-> 2

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linuxscreenshot (3888545) writes "The Fedora Project is pleased to announce the release of Fedora 21, ready to run on your desktops, servers and in the cloud. Fedora 21 is a game-changer for the Fedora Project, and we think you're going to be very pleased with the results. As part of the Fedora.next initiative, Fedora 21 comes in three flavors: Cloud, Server, and Workstation. The Fedora Workstation is a new take on desktop development from the Fedora community. Our goal is to pick the best components, and integrate and polish them. This work results in a more polished and targeted system than you've previously seen from the Fedora desktop.

Here are screenshots for Fedora 21 GNOME, KDE, Xfce, LXDE, and MATE"

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Comment: Stanislaw Lem - "Return from the Stars" (Score 1) 367

by richieb (#48550403) Attached to: Overly Familiar Sci-Fi
This is an example of a culture shock novel. The hero of the store returns from to Earth 200 years in the future and finds the culture incomprehensible.

It is pretty difficult to imagine what a thing you cannot comprehend is like, and Lem does an outstanding (though still imperfect) job.

If you haven't read this book give it a shot.

Comment: This would be a great idea if... (Score 4, Insightful) 186

by BitterOak (#48517869) Attached to: Pizza Hut Tests New "Subconscious Menu" That Reads Your Mind
This would be a great idea if Pizza Hut's main clientele base consisted of stroke victims who are paralyzed everywhere except for their eyes and are able to communicate only through eye movements. Last time I was in Pizza Hut, I didn't see too many such people there. So, I'm not sure what problem this technology is supposed to solve.

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