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Comment: Re:OpenSSL (Score 1) 52

by bug1 (#47512407) Attached to: Black Hat Presentation On Tor Cancelled, Developers Working on Bug Fix

The value of open source is that end users can choose to take repsonsibility of the software for themselves, or get someone else to do it for them.

A lot of moneypeople expected volunteers to do all the work and were not willing to accept any responsibility themselves. You would think they would learn from their mistake wouldnt you.

Comment: Re:But scarcity! (Score 1) 390

by router (#47485485) Attached to: Verizon's Accidental Mea Culpa

No its exactly like that. Farenheit 451, basically. The parties are flipping a coin to decide who will be in power next, and their mindless supporters follow along. Ever see those scenes of the Middle East where they hold up giant pictures of "their guy"? Same deal here....

"I voted last election, same as everyone, and I laid it on the line for President Noble. I think he's one of the nicest-looking men who ever became president."

"Oh, but the man they ran against him!"

"He wasn't much, was he? Kind of small and homely and he didn't shave too close or comb his hair very well."

"What possessed the ‘Outs’ to run him? You just don't go running a little short man like that against a tall man. Besides, he mumbled. Half the time I couldn't hear a word he said. And the words I did hear I didn't understand!"

"Fat, too, and didn't dress to hide it. No wonder the landslide was for Winston Noble. Even their names helped. Compare Winston Noble to Hubert Hoag for ten seconds and you can almost figure the results."

Comment: Re:Dissappointed (Score 2) 291

by bug1 (#47482391) Attached to: Australia Repeals Carbon Tax

the government that you're so disappointed with campaigned on and was democratically elected on exactly this platform. They left not one shred of doubt about what they would do with the carbon tax when elected.

What they said they would do bears little resemblence to what they have tried to do.

Elections are fought on many topics, its naive to think the winning party has popular support for every policy they took to the election.

The Government did not win a majority in the senate, the people chose not to give them a mandate.

The people of Australia have no interest in adopting your energy poverty agenda

A recent essentila poll showed that 38% of people think Australia (and others) shoudl oppose a price on carbon, 39 opposed the idea, others dont know.

Never mind, revenge is a sweet dish in politics, one term Tony is going to lead his party to a historic defeat that his party might never recover from.

Comment: Re: user error (Score 1) 710

by router (#47459153) Attached to: People Who Claim To Worry About Climate Change Don't Cut Energy Use

His car is 12 years old, yours is 5. If you replace yours at twice the interval that he does, your net carbon footprint will be significantly larger. His car get a tank every month and a half, so 8 tanks a year. At 32 mpg, ~16 gal/tank (18.5 max, per he drives ~5000 miles/year. You drive 20,000 miles/year. So your fuel consumption is twice his per year, even if you get double the mieage. So not only is your car newer which implies you generate tons more carbon buying new cars, but you burn twice as much fuel as he does per year.

And if you upgrade to that newer model, you will put tons more carbon into the atmosphere, before you ever drive it.

Your best bet is a recycled (ie. used) Honda CRX HF, which gets the same fuel mileage as your Basic Marin Wheels but has already had its carbon burned.

This would tie in well with the study that people who worry about carbon climate change are the ones who do the least to prevent it....


Comment: Re:Nerds, please make the IoT work... (Score 1) 136

by bug1 (#47373013) Attached to: Microsoft Backs Open Source For the Internet of Things

Yep, big linnup of corporate freeloaders trying to get in early in the exploitation of others.

We need to abandon freedom 0 (The freedom to run the program, for any purpose),
The Free software movement should not demand that software be allowed to be used to make society less free. We cant just concern ourselves with software, we are not an island,
We need a non-commercial licence

Comment: Re:His 'role in the site' (Score 1) 221

by bug1 (#47144807) Attached to: Pirate Bay Co-Founder Peter Sunde Arrested In Sweden

It says I'm frustrated by somebody playing dumb. At least for your sake I hope you are just playing dumb and don't actually believe your own stupid statements

We dont have to agree, its ok for people to have differences of opinion. No big deal.

I dont accept your arguments that they are accessories to copyright infringement (assuming thats a law); From wikipedia

An accessory is a person who assists in the commission of a crime, but who does not actually participate in the commission of the crime as a joint principal. The distinction between an accessory and a principal is a question of fact and degree:

        The principal is the one whose acts or omissions, accompanied by the relevant mens rea (Latin for "guilty mind"), are the most immediate cause of the actus reus (Latin for "guilty act").
        If two or more people are directly responsible for the actus reus, they can be charged as joint principals (see common purpose). The test to distinguish a joint principal from an accessory is whether the defendant independently contributed to causing the actus reus rather than merely giving generalised and/or limited help and encouragement.

IMO It is reasonable to expect the site administrators to know that there is copyright infringing material on their site. But it is not reasonable to expect the site administrators to know if downloading material from a specific torrent would constitute a copyright infringing. Nothing you have said about the words they use or the way they organise their links has any bearing on that.

Comment: Re:His 'role in the site' (Score 1) 221

by bug1 (#47143043) Attached to: Pirate Bay Co-Founder Peter Sunde Arrested In Sweden

The uneducated masses just look at the end result, they see a site that makes it easy to get copyright infringing material, and they blame the site. A simplistic analysis and little value. Try digging a bit deeper.

The law should judge people based on their actions, not on their beliefs. TPB adminstrators have gone out of the way to setup the systems so their actions are not contributing to copyright infringment.

If they can setup a system so they can advocate their views without being accessories then i think that is a good form of civil disobedience. Societies cant progress if people blindly do what they are told.

It could be argued their inaction is contibuting to copyright infringment, but ive not heard the argument about that being illegal.

The fact that you resort to personal attacks say more about your values that it does about me, so grow up.

Comment: Re:His 'role in the site' (Score 1) 221

by bug1 (#47140393) Attached to: Pirate Bay Co-Founder Peter Sunde Arrested In Sweden

Being an advocate of a crime is not the same thing as being an accessory to a crime.

I know its easy to make things black and white, but everyone who has followed it should be able to understand they go out of their way to make it as grey as possible. If it was black and white it would have been delt with long ago.

The number of arguments is unimportant unless some of them are correct. -- Ralph Hartley