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Comment: This /. post proves the opposite is true (Score 1) 637 637

by skaag (#49888563) Attached to: Why Our Brains Can't Process the Gravest Threats To Humanity

The fact this is being debated here on /. and elsewhere proves that we are as a species indeed capable of identifying the problem, and even mobilizing to fix the issue.

The problem is that large parts of the population are stupid imbeciles. This is an education problem.

Comment: Russian or Asian (Score 1) 143 143

Based on how crappy this looks, I would guess either Chinese or Russian. I would also collect fingerprints - there must be a few dozen fingerprints on this device, if not on the black isolation tape, then possibly on the glue side of the tape. If you do find fingerprints, this isn't done by professionals, and you're probably OK. Could very well be the activist's wife suspecting he's not really going to a festival, and is instead planning on eloping with a secret lover. Everything is possible :-)

Comment: Meteor is the future (Score 1) 264 264

by skaag (#48815865) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Linux Database GUI Application Development?

What you want is Meteor.com - You will thank me later. If you think it's not what you need, you're thinking wrong, and should expand your mind, do some reading and studying and researching, and in the end, you will still reach this same conclusion. Or you can just trust me and give it a try. Start with a small project, to get a feel for it. Again, you'll thank me later... ;-)

Comment: This isn't Soviet Russia (Score 1) 334 334

by skaag (#48438395) Attached to: The EU Has a Plan To Break Up Google

First, the EU is a joke. But even if it wasn't, who are they to tell a company not to favor its own products? It is a socialist agenda, and goes against the very core of capitalism.

They can't claim it's anti competitive, there are still a lot of search engines out there. If they did as good a job as Google, maybe customers would have used them more. The fact is that Bing is also popular enough, and there are a few other search engines that are slowly gaining in popularity.

Comment: Re:Nope... Nailed It (Score 4, Insightful) 186 186

by skaag (#48434577) Attached to: It's Not Developers Slowing Things Down, It's the Process

This is not exactly accurate. It hinges greatly on the type of manager we're talking about.

For example if the manager is very hands-on, goes into the details, produces proper mock-ups, flow diagrams, and everything is properly documented: This type of manager can actually accelerate the development process significantly since developers now know exactly what to do. But again, this manager has to really know what he's doing, and have some serious programming experience in his past.

Comment: Re: Who are you calling "immature twats" ?? (Score 1) 550 550

Like I said, they can voice their opinions, switch distros, or make contributions to non-systemd projects. Nothing is an excuse to use verbal violence against a developer who has contributed thousands of hours to the Debian community.

Comment: Re:Who are you calling "immature twats" ?? (Score 2) 550 550

Whatever they wanna say, they are more than welcome to share with the world. It's a free country, and with free software, you get Double Free! They can choose another distro, or they can uninstall systemd (see instructions here: http://forums.debian.net/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=112364 ).

But using verbal violence against a developer is unacceptable, and immature. So I stand behind my prognosis.

Comment: Re:Not resigning from Debian (Score 4, Insightful) 550 550

Glad to hear. And for what it's worth, I think it's a shame some elements in the community behaved like they did. I chalk it off to them being immature twats, but mostly it's that people are people, and a good chunk of humanity are just idiots.

Comment: Contact the FBI (Score 5, Insightful) 159 159

by skaag (#48398203) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Dealing With VoIP Fraud/Phishing Scams?

I suggest you contact the FBI and work with them. Why? Obviously the criminals are asking for banking information, and I can't imagine this being used for anything other than nefarious purposes. The FBI can sting them and locate the relevant bank accounts and freeze the money (in other words, give the scammers a kick in the balls). If you both get lucky, the FBI will actually catch the criminals and jail them.

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