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Comment Re:I don't get it (Score 1) 114

The last question is: What do you have to do to the tank to FACILITATE this so that it isn't being done on an ad hoc basis?

That is not the last question. The last question is if it will be cheaper in monies, The development and testing of such things will not be nothing. You also need to look at how much space they need and what the running cost will be. It needs to be filled with oxygen. It will need to be cleaned and filtered and what not. Doing the change from something that hold very toxic stuff to something you cane live in on a spaceship is also what needs to be considered.

I can easily see that, for now, building a separate living environment is cheaper, even if the sending it up will be more expensive. It will be different if you are stating to build a colony, but for a lab it will be different.
It is not like a container that you ship somewhere with food and then let people keep it to live in.

Comment Re:Why do people still go there? (Score 1) 320

I went there because a friend lived there and she already came to Europe several times, so it was my time. Really liked how outdated almost everything is.

And I don't think many really care about tourists from outside the USofA. I can imagine that many would be happy if they stopped coming. Tourists are great if you make a living of them, otherwise they are a nuisance at best.

What would happen if they stopped coming is that they would say that people where afraid of terrorism so they did not come and that terrorism is the cause and what they need is stricter rules to fight it.

Comment Re:does not replace mount (Score 2) 522

.... so far. The next stap will be "Hey, we wrap it already, why not put it in there as well.

The system is started with a bootloader that treis to do everything to run an init that tries to do everything that has a GUI that tries to do everything to run a desktop that tries to do everything with in it a brower that tries to do everything to look at a website that tries to do everything.

Where is the tme that each piece of software did their seperate part and did that well. And if I wanted to change that piece, I did and it STILL worked.

Comment Re:Sounds quite boring tbh (Score 1) 282

I never thought driving in traffic was a shitty experience. I just listened to audio books, so no stress. That is a personal choice.

I have already replaced my commute, because of great public transport. So I am already being driven. I am able to post things on Slashdot. If I desire I already can do anything exiting. Many people are doing the same and this since already a long time.

So why did I change? Money. Now I do not pay anything. Company pays it. So I sold my car and use public transport and car sharing ( for other things. And even if I could use a self driven car, why would I, because it will take more time for me to commute from and to work, regardless if I drive or sit in the car.

Moneywise, I save about 200EUR per month and that is estimated on the low side.

So I personally am not waiting for self driving cars. OTOH on a technical level, yes please. I am interested in how it will work out. It is new, so I am curious, even though I know how devastating it will be for all those who are now drivers. From pizza delivery to teamsters, they can also start doing more exciting stuff, like post on Slashdot as they have nothing else to do.

Comment Re:WTF?!?!?!? (Score 1) 75

Because now you can take sacreenshots of information on the screen that you otherwise would not be able to see because it is over a secure connection.
e.g. You want to know what a terrorist or child molester has on his screen, but they use a secure connection. Now you just connect to the browser via an ad that runs on a separate tab and take a screenshot that you send to you.

This will only be used for these reasons and only after a court has given the order. It will not be possible to abuse this in any way.

Comment Re:Fix: Counter Suit (Score 1) 98

The fact that somebody cheats is one thing and yes, you should be responsible for your actions.

The fact that you spy on somebody is something separately and should not be influenced by the cheating. Because, what if the one person found out and NO cheating was going on. Then suddenly it becomes stalking.

Comment Re:Many on Slashdot can say, "I told you so" (Score 1) 100

And you think they now go "Darn, you are right. It was a silly idea."? No, they will just be louder. Why? because they are interested in backdoors, not in security. If that breaks security is not relevant to them. It would even make it easier for them.

If you say 1:0 as a score, they should be playing the same game and they don't. Just like people calling their game Football, it is two different games.

Comment Re:Duh! (Score 1) 398

I see you confuse socialism with comunism. Socialism is being social. That means that you take care of everybody. Bit like 'no kid left behind'.
Socialism does not punish individual success. There are plenty of people who succeed in socialist countries. In fact, socialism does care more about the individual more than the group.

How do I know? I live in a socialist country. Comunislm is a great idea. Socialism is something that can work and it does not even exclude capitalism. It can embrace it.

Comment Re:It's empty. (Score 1) 209

Finding nothing is suspicious. Leave something in it that is 'embaressing' like old-people porn'. See that is legal, but embarressing. That means perhaps buying a DVD with the stuff if you think they will go after you for copyright infringement otherwise. The idea is to walk away, not only to not give the data.
See it as an audit. If you leave something for them to find, they will be happy and you will know what to say when they find it.
Unless they are really looking for something, they will be happy. And if they are really looking for something, the data is already deleted.

What I do when I cross the US border is wipe files I do not want them to see and put them encrypted on my server. I remove passwords, so there are no passwords to ask. Then when I am inside, I download the encrypted file and unzip it.
This includes my .mozilla directory that has passwords remembered.
I also delete my banking apps from my phone and remove my imap account to my mailserver, leaving just the one mail account to my spam account at that looks legit.

So when they ask what my password is, I just say 'press enter' and they will think I am an idiot for not having a password on my devices.

So BETR, backup, erase, travel, restore . Because the idea is not that they should not get your data, the idea is that they think you don't have any data (worth anything to them) to begin with.

Comment Re:And publishers complain about ad blockers (Score 1) 120

The ad business model was broken from day one.
I remember when they started to apear and people started blocking them, even when they were a banner size and did not move and ther was only one on a page.
People do not like ads. I do not want them on my computer, I do not want them in the streets or on TV, I do not want them on my underwear.

There is also no reason to justify why they exist. They exist to sell you stuff and to make money for the people who place them. So is insurance from the Mafia. Just because I understand why they are there does not mean I want them.

If a real-life adblock would exist that blocks out all the advertising (and branding while we are at it) I would happily use that. Just a fast glance of where I sit I see 25 brandnames and ads easily and some I probably do not even register anymore.

âoePeople are taking the piss out of you everyday. They butt into your life, take a cheap shot at you and then disappear. They leer at you from tall buildings and make you feel small. They make flippant comments from buses that imply youâ(TM)re not sexy enough and that all the fun is happening somewhere else. They are on TV making your girlfriend feel inadequate. They have access to the most sophisticated technology the world has ever seen and they bully you with it. They are The Advertisers and they are laughing at you.

âoeYou, however, are forbidden to touch them. Trademarks, intellectual property rights and copyright law mean advertisers can say what they like wherever they like with total impunity.

âoeFuck that. Any advert in a public space that gives you no choice whether you see it or not is yours. Itâ(TM)s yours to take, re-arrange and re-use. You can do whatever you like with it. Asking for permission is like asking to keep a rock someone just threw at your head.

âoeYou owe the companies nothing. Less than nothing, you especially donâ(TM)t owe them any courtesy. They owe you. They have re-arranged the world to put themselves in front of you. They never asked for your permission, donâ(TM)t even start asking for theirs.â
â" banksy (Will look for the place where he got it from. It is not his, he adapted it.)

Comment Keeping up with the Joneses (Score 2) 191

Yeah, it is hard to do, no matter who you are. So don't. The reason this happens is marketing and people buying into it.

Happens with a lot of things, if not everything; shoes, cars, houses, jobs (Oh noes, you are not going to college, but that means you must work with your hands and that is terrible and those are thieves, because look what they charge per hour)

I say there are not enough phones coming out or at least not enough competition. Samsung, Apple, Windows, Huwaii and that si about is realistically. I would like to have at least 20 more available with a lot more choice AND have 20 more telecom operators available to put something together what I need. I want a nice screen, but I do not want a camera.

I also see many people who work with 5 year old phones and they work. But that is in Belgium where is is possible to buy unbundled and locking phones is forbidden by the Communist state. That means I can still use any provider with any phone, regardless how old it is, as long as it can do GSM network. Nokia 3110? Just put in a card ad a working battery and you can call, sms and play snake. On the plus side, no Facebook App.

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