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Net Users In Belarus May Soon Have To Register 89

Posted by timothy
from the not-just-register-their-displeasure dept.
Cwix writes "A new law proposed in Belarus would require all net users and online publications to register with the state: 'Belarus' authoritarian leader is promising to toughen regulation of the Internet and its users in an apparent effort to exert control over the last fully free medium in the former Soviet state. He told journalists that a new Internet bill, proposed Tuesday, would require the registration and identification of all online publications and of each Web user, including visitors to Internet cafes. Web service providers would have to report this information to police, courts, and special services.'"

Comment: Re:In my own apartment! (Score 1) 920

by summner (#30430894) Attached to: The best pizza I have ever had, I found ...
I've just got an idea!
Since many of the users of Slashdot are not native users of English language. Maybe there should be additional functionality enabling all grammar and punctuation Nazis to vent steam.
They could point out in a separate manner the errors in one's post. Those comments would be only visible to the original poster and other people who have enabled feature "show grammar nazis". So that specific individual would be given the opportunity to have his errors shown without disrupting the thread with 'off topic' remarks. I would appreciate such feature as I am not a native speaker, and I've learned English mostly by... ummm... It's hard to describe but an analogy came to me, like the 13th Viking (played by Banderas) in the movie.
Anyways I for one would welcome our^H^H^H such comments especially the more constructive ones like: "Listen chap you gotta work on your past perfect reported speech inter punctuation".

Comment: Re:Seems like the Swedish know what to do. (Score 2, Insightful) 319

by summner (#27715755) Attached to: The Circus Widens In Aftermath of Pirate Bay Verdict

I am from a country which in it's relative short history of 20 years or so had about oh shit and some political parties manned by mostly the same people who switch parties when their colleagues fell from public grace. No party has ever secured reelection, and really no one was feeling accountable.

That I think shows in our example at least that there are no added benefits for having more parties. And for 'outsiders' like yours favourite Ron Paul, yeah we had that too, and they formed their own parties and guess what, they were not elected.

Non mainstream ideas not backed by MSM don't have a fscking chance of election.

My short life has thought me that in civilized world there are no room for revolution only evolution. So if ya want to see real change, go for mainstream, and push it in the direction you want it to be.

It's like Richard Dawkins books and lectures, I have yet to see religious person converted to atheism by it. But it's a seed with a label on it which only us can read, label states: you have rights, express them, water the seed and don't be shy and spread it.
It really is just genetically engineered meme, designed to combat older vicious complex emergent meme.

World is a bell curve, get used to it. Only top is visible, but sides can influence also, but it's a really really small influence and it's never instantaneous.

Another thing to remember I think is that there are no fucking recipes for fucking success.

Uh where was I... so many thoughts, sorry, I had to vent them. Anyway, many thinkers here on /. think they have it all aligned, ready to go simple solution kind of thing, this thing or that thing it's the only solution, etc. It's just utter bullshit. There are no final solutions. No jacket fits every man, a tailor would say.

Comment: Re:What the fuck (Score 2, Insightful) 147

by summner (#27512041) Attached to: Researcher's Death Hampers TCP Flaw Fix
I believe something has happened to the slashdot community in recent times. It seems as if it became polluted or diluted, with people thinking of themselves as geeks or nerds or whatever, but being neither.
I see history repeat it self as it happened with Digg, the only difference - Digg started from level which slashdot is currently at.
I think it might be a good time for me too look for new web 2.0 news source which has for instance some kind of IQ level discrimination. Or drop this unproductive habit of mine whatsoever.
PS I hardly ever LoL'ed at any +5 Funny post here.
PS/2 I really just don't get the culture of lol, a fucking smirk is not laughing out loud goddammit.

A man has died, and you fucking joke about it because he had a friend named Robert E Lee. Well if it wasn't for your stupid American movies I wouldn't even have any idea who Lee was.

Comment: Re:Industry could solve this in an hour (Score 1) 273

by summner (#27394467) Attached to: TomTom Settles With Microsoft
It has happened already with the advent of SDHC which made nearly all SD enabled appliances obsolete. We are approaching another barrier of maximum fat partition size, where Phat32 just doesn't do well at calculating free space. FAT isn't going to stay forever, it lacks security, journaling etc, everything a modern fs should have. I don't in any way advise putting for instance ntfs on it in the future, I think we need completely new FS. It could be coupled with built in logic to provide some security, like encrypting access to some of the files/dirs on unauthorized computers. It can be done, just not with the current setup.

"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary saftey deserve neither liberty not saftey." -- Benjamin Franklin, 1759

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