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Comment Re:those who ignore IRC (Score 1) 61

> video conferencing is just compensating for managements insecurity

I would have agreed with you until recently, when I started collaborating on a creative project with a non-technical friend. He was really in favor of occasional video conferencing, so we've been doing that, and it really has added an important dimension to our work.

I prefer to self-host whenever possible, so while we conduct much of our communication via a Mattermost instance, I would really like to ditch Google Hangouts for something I can host myself too, and works well on Linux (me) and Mac (him).

Comment Re:Mattermost (Score 1) 61

We have Slack at work. I recently set up a Mattermost instance for a personal project. Very much a work-alike - and of course can be self-hosted.

Though I didn't use it, Mattermost has an "omnibus" install that encapsulates pretty much everything requires to run it - web server, database server, etc.

Comment Floating warehouse? (Score 1) 128

Do you know what spot crosses the Cincinnati and Kentucky border? The Ohio River. Are they building a floating warehouse? The author should have done some more homework before writing that they will build on land that does not exist. The source of the confusion may be that the airport that services the Cincinnati region is in Kentucky. Local politicians fighting kept it from being built in Ohio. It is like the New York football stadium which is actually in New Jersey. Another thing that makes that airport confusing is that its abbreviation is CVG, which stands for Covington when the airport is in Florence, but Florence really wasn't a thing yet when the airport was started.

Comment Censorship (Score 1) 26

Locking up ideas as property is no less a form of censorship than trying to suppress them, and shutting down groups chatting about file sharing is suppression of ideas. Copyright is an idea whose time has passed. They will just find another place to meet online beside Facebook, which no one should be using anyway. It exists solely to datamine people and sell info to advertisers.

Comment Re:For them theoretically hacking a private org? (Score 1) 352

> Because we've yet to be shown a single shred of evidence to back up the claim.

I would say that the US doing something as fucking crazy as engaging in a publicly announced "cyber"-attack against Russia qualifies as evidence. I am fairly certain the US does not want to get into a "cyber"-war with Russia. It feels compelled to respond.

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