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Comment Re:Germany wants a lot... (Score 1) 721

"Forcing FB or anyone else to remove anything just because you don't want to see it, is NOT your prerogative."

No, it certainly isn't.

On the other hand, it certainly *IS* the prerogative of any sovereign country's legislative body to set the rules that any company must abide by in order to do any kind of business or even set presence within its jurisdiction.

Comment Re:Brought about by the internet? (Score 4, Insightful) 721

"Why would you go thought tattooing peoples only to gas them and burn them."

Why would you go through putting bar codes to milk bricks only to sell them within a day?

Because that's the proper way to track things (and yes, jews were "things to be tracked" to those bastards).

"The intent of the Nazi was the deport them!

The intent of Nazis was to deprive them of their ability to influence society, then of citizenship, then of property, then to be deported, then... "oh, hell, why are we going through all this hassle? We know how we want jews, so let's go right to the end of it: the final solution!"

"The demonisation of the Nazi is very similar to the demonisation of the German peoples before the first and second world wars which lead me to believe it is all war propaganda."

Yeah, well, except for the tiny fact that they *did* kill jews (and gipsies and homosexuals, and Spanish republicans...) for the sake of it in a quite formal and organized manner.

"But yeah, MUH 6M LOLCOAST HOLOHOAX JEWISH PRIVILEGE! Help Israel apartheid state commit Palestinian genocide"

You do know what a "straw man" is, do you?

But, of course you do, you Mr Anonymous Troll.

Comment As the old saying goes... (Score 4, Insightful) 53

On proper time Windows has added symlinks, a (somehow) worthwhile command line, non-graphic environment, the ability to remotely manage, declarative-based configuration management...

It's only they are reinventing all these things on their own, forgetting about how did they came to be and, of course, not caring about the way those facilities have been used and abused in the past.

I think it was Henry Spencer the one that said "Those who do not understand Unix are condemned to reinvent it, poorly."

Comment Re:When The Lunatics Take Over The Asylum (Score 1) 456

Oh, another example...

Back in my day, my country was transitioning from conscription to a professional army and you could choose between going to the army or covering social services instead, which I chose.

I had to take care of a single mother and his ADD child (about six y.o). By "taking care" I mean just being with them about two hours a day, monday to friday, nothing more fancy than that.

Yes, at the begining the child was a hell of a boy but after only maybe two/three weeks, he was properly behaving both at home and on the street, doing his school homeworks, helping on home duties... Pay attention I am nothing sort of a superhero, nor I am a subject matter expert and I was just on my early twenties but still a bit of common sense and about two hours a day paying attention made a *hugh* difference.

My experience and opinion is that ADD gets misdiagnosed on a vast percentage of case. My wife's experience after having looked after thousands of children also supports the same view.

Comment Re:When The Lunatics Take Over The Asylum (Score 1) 456

"The child with ADD was a little hellion that couldn't be controlled by his parents nor by my wife or I."

A nephew of me was a little hellion that couldn't be controlled by his parents, was diagnosed ADD and was about to start the medication.

Then he stayed a month on holidays with me and my wife (who happens to be a teacher for kids about his age) and we found him to be a smart, inquisitive and easily controllable lad.

ADD certainly does exists. But I truly call bullshit to its current apparent levels. Most of those children get utterly misdiagnosed because of uncaring/unknowing adults.

Comment Re:When The Lunatics Take Over The Asylum (Score 1) 456

"Depression studies show that vigourous excercise several times a week is just as effective a treatment as the leading drugs at maintaining happiness and preventing suicide. Does that make Depression a real condition and disease, or just a result of our modern world allowing us to sit on our butts?"

Scurvy studies show that adding some fresh fruit to your ingest is just as effective a treatment as the leading drugs at resolving all the symptoms. Does that make Scurvy a real condition and disease or not?

In other words: have you stop to think for a second what was you talking about? Hey! maybe I just diagnosed your hidden ADHD!

Comment Re: When The Lunatics Take Over The Asylum (Score 1) 456

"ADD is very fake."

No. ADD/ADHD is very real... but it seems it is currently like 95% faked/misdiagnosed.

Have you read about the XIX century? If so, you know that hysteria was as prevalent among women as ADD/ADHD among children today. There exists the condition, of course but, well, where are the big numbers now? what have changed for the condition to grossly reduce its numbers?

Comment Re:no surprise, what people use at home they use t (Score 1) 167

"Nobody in the datacenter uses Ubuntu desktop. they use server."

Is there *any single package* that is different between the server and desktop versions? I mean, is it the postfix package from the server version any different from the desktop one?

In other words, is there any difference at all if you are using "desktop" or "server" versions?

Comment Re:Too late (Score 1) 68

"There used to be an understanding that FOSS software projects needs to release early and often, and that this sometimes meant releases with missing features and bugs."

There used to be the understanding that releasing soon made for pending features. Bugs, on the other hand, have always been a matter of the quality and seriousness of the developers involved.

Comment Re:Sounds like an ad (Score 2) 316

"TFA is saying its cheaper to run MSFT products at large scale than the open source counterpart"

No. TFA is saying that is cheaper to accept MSFT lock-in than to use *any* competitor. It is not a case of Office vs Openoffice but about Microsoft locking out everybody else.

I would hope for public officials to look a bit beyond TCO and analyze the root causes for public benefit but, alas, it seems that's not the case.

I was playing poker the other night... with Tarot cards. I got a full house and 4 people died. -- Steven Wright