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Comment: Re:Indirect tax (Score 1) 462

by worf_mo (#47081949) Attached to: Fiat Chrysler CEO: Please Don't Buy Our Electric Car

Marchionne is a whiner. FIAT has a history of living off public money for the past 50 or 60 years. During the past years Marchionne has repeatedly requested money from the Italian government in a way that I wouldn't hesitate to describe as extortion: "Either we receive [amount of money] from the government or we close shop and move to a different country; think of all the workers!" In spite of all the subsidies and tax cuts and whatnot received, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles have moved their fiscal base to London and their legal base to Amsterdam last January. So they receive money from Italy but build the cars and pay their taxes elsewhere. Brilliant.

In my eyes Marchionne is now trying his game in CA: whine about "unfair legislation" and request subsidies to "level out the field".

Comment: Re:im no linux expert by any stretch (Score 4, Informative) 46

by worf_mo (#46536957) Attached to: Debian Considering Long Term Support for Squeeze

[...] but particularly with devices running at remote locations, I admit to a bit more paranoia and skepticism.

Reminds me of upgrading a famous rpm-based distro in the nineties, it ended more often than not with a fresh install.

I find Debian's upgrades to be painless. Last week I upgraded remote servers (sitting in another country) to Wheezy; the whole process went so smooth it was nearly disappointing. These servers have now survived a few Debian release upgrades without ever seeing a remote hand.

Comment: Re:Apple vs Tree? (Score 1) 197

by worf_mo (#46534925) Attached to: Ex-Microsoft Employee Arrested For Leaking Windows 8

GP never said it was right to take code in whatever form. Leaking a released build so that some "journalist" could publish a sensationalist headline and a few screenshots is one thing. No company can "make billions" off that. OTOH, leaking the source code of a proprietary OS could yield some money. Both ain't right (from a moral and a legal standpoint), but the distinction is important in order to assess the damage done.

To answer your question: If you give one of my software projects in binary form to a company I might be miffed. If you give them my source code rest assured I will be seriously pissed.

Comment: Re:why the press don't generally report suicide (Score 1) 126

by worf_mo (#46423465) Attached to: Police Say No Foul Play In Death of Bitcoin Exchange CEO Autumn Radtke

I worked as a proofreader for a newspaper at the beginning of the 90s, and the rule there (and at all other regional news outlets) was that suicides were never reported about. This unwritten rule had been established after a series of copycat suicides.

Comment: Re:AWESOME (Score 1) 129

by worf_mo (#46314701) Attached to: Gmail's 'Unsubscribe' Tool Comes Out of the Weeds

Any decent MTA will be able to handle aliases, this is by no means limited to internal mail systems. When you write to, the destination SMTP server will look that address up. If it does not exist the message will be bounced with an error, if it is an alias for real.address@example org it will be delivered to just that account.

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