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Comment Re:Could use a little more religious influence (Score 0) 181

Are you kidding? The first couple of the ten commandments are about the jealousy of a capricious god. Morals do not come from religion. Much immorality of today comes from ludicrous religious teachings. Ever wonder why women are so oppressed? Religion. The Abrahamic religions in particular are a disgusting blight on humanity and the god they posit has to be the biggest cunt of a fictional character there ever was.

Comment Re:Background per desktop? (Score 1) 89

I don't see the connection between the desktop environment and your mail client. I stopped using KMail years ago because it's a crappy mail client, and I got rid of all of the indexing crap because it was a hog and I didn't need it. I'm running the latest stable version of KDE (on Gentoo) on an 11 year old computer and it feels very snappy. KDE has given me grief in the past, I think the 4 series was released too soon, and Plasma is a bit flaky.

Comment Re:"Convoluted paths"? (Score 1) 46

Yes indeed. I live in New Zealand which is probably the second most remote large land mass for internet access behind only Antarctica (and maybe Iceland) and our internet connection to the rest of the world is quite acceptable. I enjoy 80Mb/s to servers in Europe. Cuba's internet issues have very little to do with geography.

Comment Re:Arrest warrent is being drawn up now (Score 1, Insightful) 337

If I send a request to a server and it sends a response back, how can that be illegal?

It's illegal to rob a house, even if the door is unlocked.

That analogy is a poor one. It's like someone left their back door open and when asked "can I come in" they say "yes".

I can send millions of requests to a poorly secured bank server, until I find a username password that gets a "logged in" response back. I can send a request after that to move money, and the server sends a response back with a reciept.

These are all things the server was configured to do. But I think most people would recognize that as theft.

It would be a poorly configured server. Again, the situation is different. Nothing is taken in the case of a server sending you files. It's not like taking money at all.

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