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Comment: What a coincidence (Score 1) 35 35

Just heard a rumor that some (unspecified) carriers do the same here in Russia, and there are even rogue sites that bill unsuspecting users via the carrier account for visiting them. No idea if it's true or even possible technically/legally, but how do I protect myself from a carrier sending my account data to the site?

Comment: Re:Let's be realistic... (Score 1) 468 468

I tested it—looks like an intermittent glitch. Wherever I insert m-dash as a character using an AHK hotkey, it works—it's only Slashdot that gives me problems from time to time. This may depend on the preceding character. Of course, I can insert an entity, but hey, isn't it 2015?

Comment: Re:Let's be realistic... (Score 1) 468 468

I see this thing advertised aggressively in Slashdot comments nowadays. After a quick look, the free version doesn't let me lock a program to a specific version, so if I update, I have to update all software that Ninite manages. Frankly, that sucksâ"much like Windows 10 that won't let me defer updates anymore.

Comment: Re: Hmm (Score 1) 167 167

I didn't. In addition, while being Russian myself, I do not see anything specifically Russian or American about the different ways of thinking exposed here. And yet what he says is valid. You should have a choice to say "it's my problem if my stuff is damaged or the driver disappears with it." And the danger of goods falling out etc., while real in some cases, is just an excuse for a government money grab here, because it's applied generally and does not exclude e.g. small items moved inside passenger cars. Taxes are also a different problem altogether.

Comment: Re:He got what he deserved. (Score 1) 317 317

this case of a russian stabbing himself 7 times

Of course, purely by conincidence, this "self-stabbing" occured in the context of a potential conflict with people from a certain Southern region of Russia who are known not to be very peaceful-minded and especially love knives.

+ - SoftMaker sponsors a paid developer for Thunderbird->

martin-k writes: Mozilla Thunderbird is used by millions of people as the e-mail client of choice. Even after Mozilla cut back their support, usage worldwide has been rising and continues to grow. German office-suite developer SoftMaker has now announced that it will pay for a full-time developer to participate in the Thunderbird project and help the Thunderbird volunteer developers fix bugs and add features. First topics include CardDav support and a rewrite of Thunderbird's addressbook. Disclosure: The submitter is head of SoftMaker.
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Comment: Re:Your justice system is flawed, too. (Score 1) 1081 1081

If you cannot successfully use some argument in a state court, it doesn't mean that the argument is invalid. If accepting some argument, however valid, can have disastrous consequences for the government, the latter just creates a framework where it can pretend that that argument is invalid.

(I'm not saying that there cannot be other, better arguments for income tax. It's just that the "social contract" is utter bullshit.)

Comment: 2+2=4 posted all over is spam, too (Score 1) 619 619

At least the Troll, Redundant, and Offtopic ratings have nothing to do with whether your points are right or wrong per se. So your spam gets rightly downmodded for what it is. I guess it's indeed hard to stop within the existing rules when somebody has no life and devotes all his time to spamming the comments with the same shit in the same obnoxious manner. But, as I said, I don't even need that now - you can feel free to continue your heroic but pointless fight, and it won't inconvenience me as all I'll ever see will be a single line with a small grey-colored bit of your boring diatribe. Still a waste of a line, of course, but the world is not perfect. Which apparently you have trouble getting over.

As of next Thursday, UNIX will be flushed in favor of TOPS-10. Please update your programs.