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Comment This isn't a victory for Behring-Breivik. (Score 3, Insightful) 491

Someone once pointed out that hoping a rapist gets raped in prison isn't a victory for his victim(s), because it somehow gives him what he had coming to him, but it's actually a victory for rape and violence. I wish I could remember who said that, because they are right. The score doesn't go Rapist: 1 World: 1. It goes Rape: 2.

What this man did is unspeakable, and he absolutely deserves to spend the rest of his life in prison. If he needs to be kept away from other prisoners as a safety issue, there are ways to do that without keeping him in solitary confinement, which has been shown conclusively to be profoundly cruel and harmful.

Putting him in solitary confinement, as a punitive measure, is not a victory for the good people in the world. It's a victory for inhumane treatment of human beings. This ruling is, in my opinion, very good and very strong for human rights, *precisely* because it was brought by such a despicable and horrible person. It affirms that all of us have basic human rights, even the absolute worst of us on this planet.

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I haven't posted a journal here in almost three years, because I couldn't find the button to start a new entry. ...yeah, it turns out that it's at the bottom of the page.

So... hi, Slashdot. I used to be really active here, but now I mostly lurk and read. I've missed you.

Comment Troll much? (Score 1) 556

Dumbing down of Final Cut Pro

This is how Apple progresses. Rewrite the future generation from scratch with 80% features. Finish over the next few years.

Refusal to sell non-glossy screens

Anti-glare is the only option on the MBA, and MTO on the MBP.

Poor value hardware

You're joking, right?

Comment Re:don't worry (Score 1) 164

Officially supporting Linux would consume far more resources than revenue it would generate. It's math. I'm sorry you feel that way, but we are running a business, not a charity.

I personally would love to be able to support Linux. Distrowatch will sell you CD's for over 4000 versions of Linux. Are you kidding me? We provide services to consumers. The goal is to make this something that's approachable for your grandma. If you're a programmer or system administrator, then great. The necessary info is in the .mobileconfig and all the instructions are on various web sites. But if you're not, then what do you suggest we do? Even if we chose one, or a few distributions then we'd have trolls like you pounding down our doors because we support Elbow Linux but not Spring Chicken Linux when they're almost exactly the same, except in the most important way.

Comment Re:Anonymizer (Score 1) 164

Can you confirm hulu access please?

I wish it were easy to say. Hulu kind of hates us. Well, really hates us. Part of the reason we change IP addresses every day is to try to make sure all sites are accessible. Hulu blocks us a lot, and their blocking pattern adapts as well. We don't try to actively ensure access to Hulu, but we do hope that IP changing will have that as a side effect.

Comment Re:Anonymizer (Score 1) 164

Everything I said about Android above applies hundredfold for Linux. First of all the VPN requires kernel support. What if yours doesn't include it? Secondly, should we support GNOME? KDE? XFCE? Blackbox? FVWM? WindowMaker? Or maybe command line only? Sysv-init? Sysv-rc? Upstart?

I personally would love to support Linux, but it's just not practical. The possibilities are endless. But you can extract the necessary information from the .mobileconfig and follow some instructions found online to set it up.

Comment Re:Anonymizer (Score 1) 164

And iOS is not a moving target?

No, it isn't. iOS provides us a consistent interface. We use the built in IPSEC/L2TP client and configure it with a .mobileconfig.

At this time, it is not compatible with the iPad 2.

I have no idea why that's in the FAQ. It works perfectly with any iOS device, including iPad 2.

I know what you meant, though - it just takes more work to support the Android platform, and Anonymizer does not feel, at this time, that there is sufficient return of investment to justify supporting the Android platform.

Still, it would be nice if you did.

It does take more work. Each Android device is different and the IPSEC/L2TP client isn't always [included/exposed?]. Manufacturers like to put their own UI on top of Android. And the Kindle Fire? We can't keep up. That being said, it does work, but you have to do it yourself. You can extract the necessary information from the .mobileconfig and if you know how to configure your VPN you're set. But the only way we could officially support Android would be with an app where we either activate the VPN on our own, or provide our on VPN. That is significantly more work, and we don't have any Android developers. If you want it, buy it for your PC then contact support and ask for Android support. If the demand is there it'll eventually happen.

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