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Comment: "Good will" (Score 3, Interesting) 207

by stafil (#42890707) Attached to: Do Not Track Ineffective and Dangerous, Says Researcher

Anything that leaves your privacy on the "good will" of the companies is inefficient to protect my privacy.

If I do want to protect it, I'll use tools like Ghostery and DNT+ where I can choose *myself* what info I send, and not rely on them honoring the DNT.

I know I will be flagged "flame" but honestly the DNT looks a lot like the "evil bit" to me.

Comment: It's not the progress bat that has the problem (Score 1) 736

by stafil (#42879393) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Why Is It So Hard To Make An Accurate Progress Bar?

But the data it represents. In your case, I assume, it's estimate time to completion.

Computing something like this is difficult indeed. It's like planning a car route. You can have an estimate of the time it will take, but the end time will depend if the current traffic condition at each segment if your route when you are travelling.

Comment: Re:Why are you wasting time? (Score 1) 196

by stafil (#42721881) Attached to: New Secure Boot Patches Break Hibernation

(and by then, you can be damned well sure that SecureBoot will be MANDATORY on all x86 systems- why? Because everyone went along with it, that's why)

Actually it's already kind of mandatory in all new systems, because MS made it a requirement for a system in order to bear the Windows 8-certified logo.

So yeah, if you are a company and want your systems bearing the Win8 certified logo then you have to have Secure Boot enabled and there is absolutely nothing Linux community can do about it.

Comment: Misleading title? (Score 1) 222

by stafil (#42469291) Attached to: Are Programmers Responsible For the Actions of Their Clients?

They are being charged of "knowingly advanced and profited from unlawful gambling activity".

So if they made/sold the software for/to somebody who was going to use it for unlawful gambling *knowingly* then I guess the justice has a case against them.

On a knife analogy:

If I make and sell knives legally, then its hard to be accused when somebody uses them to commit illegal action.

On the other hand if I sell the knife somewhere where selling of knives is prohibited, or if I make it and sell it by order to a somebody who is going to use it illegally and I am aware of that at the time of making/selling, then I guess I am probably at wrong.

Comment: Re:Yay (Score 1) 2987

by stafil (#42292605) Attached to: 27 Reported Killed In Connecticut Elementary School Shooting

Gun laws are an oxymoron. Criminals, by definition, do not abide by the laws. So it is only the good people that do not have guns in gun free zones. I do have strong feelings about gun laws but I do not think that this is the time to air them.

My thoughts are with those unfortunate parents whose grief must be too hard for anyone to bear

While your argument is logically correct, in cases like this usually we don't have to do with criminals but with long-term lunatics or people who just flipped, who were not criminals till that point in time.

Stricter gun laws would supposedly make it harder for a lunatic their hands on guns, and almost impossible for somebody who just got pissed off and short-circuited to find a gun in short period of time.

I go on working for the same reason a hen goes on laying eggs. -- H.L. Mencken