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Comment Re:Amazon is awesome for knockoffs! (Score 1) 333

The problem is that we have accepted, in a large number of cases, ignoring laws we don't like, and people think that is how it is supposed to work for all laws.

That pretty much sums it up. Everyone thinks someone died and made them supreme arbiter of which laws and regulations ought to be followed, and they all get quite unhappy when someone else's opinion conflicts with theirs.

Comment Re:It will only be competition if you can find it (Score 1) 86

I'm curious. How does VGA passthrough work with virtualization? Is the host treated as a headless server while the one guest the VGA card is assigned to gets a display? Does the VGA card get reset and handed back to the host when that particular guest is shut down?

Or do you have two video cards/monitors, one for the host and one for the guest? In that case, do you also have a separate keyboard/mouse for this guest? If not, how does the keyboard/mouse input get assigned to the guest? (Synergy?)

Comment Re:Stupid python comment (Score 1) 157

using % or , (comma), but for some reason "comma is safe" (I do not understand this syntactical inconsistency)

In python, % is an operator, taking the items on the right-hand side and inserting them into the string on the left-hand side. This operator is not SQL aware, so the items are simply inserted into the string without even trivial escaping.

The comma separates arguments, making the list of items a second argument for execute() to properly handle, hopefully using the database's prepared statement execution method.

Comment Re:Good! (Score 1) 606

Companies seeking skilled labor, from developers to the skilled trades, are still see labor shortages

What a coincidence! I'm seeing a shortage of Maseratis. I'm certainly not going to pay the six figures that entitled car company thinks their car is worth, so I'll just buy a Tata instead.

It's funny how many people think that labor is somehow exempt from the laws of supply and demand. Oddly, the people who think they shouldn't have to pay more to get more labor never seem to get called "entitled", despite the fact that they've come to the bargaining table with a set number in mind and immediately whine to the government when there's nobody willing to take their peanuts.

Comment Re:End government theft and poverty will go away (Score 1) 1124

you would have otherwise made another 15% hadn't the government stolen it from them.

They don't tell you that because that's a lie and you know it. If employment taxes disappeared tomorrow, employees wouldn't get a single dime extra. The employers will say "you agreed to work for $x" and keep the rest as profit.

I don't think UBI can succeed, but lying about it isn't going to help make your case.

Comment Re:no end-to-end no streaming media (Score 2) 282

This converts the certificate from the CA model to a trust-on-first-use (TOFU) model.

It does not. It simply sets a flag saying you trust that certificate. If an attacker replaces it with a CA-signed certificate they control, then your computer will still trust that certificate under the CA model.

Comment Re:Unclear (Score 1) 234

That's why we got HDCP as an attempt to plug the "if you can play it, you can save it" hole. And we know how it went.

Yeah, my 4K monitor works 100% better in Linux than in Windows. I have had 0 flickers with the noveau driver and displayport since switching to Linux, where on Windows, the screen would have horizontal black bands flicker across it on a daily basis, and at least once a week the screen would just go black while browsing the web or playing a game and just refuse to come back until the monitor was powercycled.

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