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Comment Re:What a load of crap! (Score 5, Insightful) 147

In fact anyone capable to run his own infrastructure already had most of this services more than 10 years ago.

Webmail, file storage accessible from anywhere, files synchronization between computers thru Internet, remote encrypted backups... all of this is quite trivial to setup and can be tailored to your needs in such a way that you won't even think of going back to "generic" services.

Don't get me wrong, all this "cloud" thing has been great to bring to the masses what we nerds always had. But I have yet to see one of this services successfully replacing what I already provide to myself with just an Internet connection, a router, a NAS, and tiny server.

Comment Re:Really bad idea. (Score 1) 1173

Roundabouts (or rotaries, or traffic circles, as they're known in parts of the U.S.) induce confusion and fear in many drivers

Are american drivers specially retarded?

I don't intend to be rude but... Confusion? Fear? It is just a roundabout! You just, you know, drive around it. I swear I can't understand what is so difficult.


Submission + - EFF Releases Software to Spot Net NonNeutrality (

DanielBoz writes: In the wake of the detection and reporting of Comcast Corporation's controversial interference with Internet traffic, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has published a comprehensive account of Comcast's packet-forging activities and has released software and documentation instructing Internet users on how to test for packet forgery or other forms of interference by their own ISPs.

Submission + - Utah Cop Tases Man for Speeding

An anonymous reader writes: It's a disturbing trend lately. People are getting tased by cops for just about every infraction imaginable. We're all familiar with most of them, as they have made their way to YouTube, but a recent incident in Utah is especially disturbing. Not only was the man tased for a trivial "crime" (speeding), but the officer in question also refused to read him his rights as he was arresting him, despite being asked repeatedly to do so. From the article:

The victim of police brutality was a motorist named Jared Massey. Mr. Massey was pulled over on a Utah highway for allegedly speeding. When Mr. Massey asked the officer why he was being pulled over, and then to help him understand why he was accused of speeding before he signed the ticket, the officer ordered him to exit the vehicle. Mr. Massey was then asked to turn around and put his hands behind his back. Mr. Massey began walking back towards the car, obviously confused as to why he was being ordered to put his hands behind his back, and less than 10 seconds later was tased.
A video of the incident is available, from the records of the police vehicle.
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Submission + - Vote-a-matic for Aussie General Election (

cpudney writes: "Voting is compulsory for all Australians in this weekend's Federal Election. Furthermore, Australia uses the preferential voting system in which voters must number, in order of preference, every box on their ballot paper for their vote to be counted. This is in spite of many of the candidates (and their policies) being unknown to the majority of the Australian electorate. This election, the Internet comes to the aid of bewildered voter with the HowShouldIVote web-site. Voters complete a short survey, their answers are matched against candidates' policy positions and the degree of correlation used to generate a personalised How to Vote guide."

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