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AnnoyingSwede comments on “Crazy new Swedish bill makes sharing music and TV as bad a “crime” as manslaughter”

AnnoyingSwede comments on “Crazy new Swedish bill makes sharing music and TV as bad a “crime” as manslaughter” I have been saying this since i saw the movie. +1 (and a few more) link Author: AnnoyingSwede Go to Link: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=16445324

devwinportable comments on “China’s Xinjiang surveillance is the dystopian future nobody wants”

devwinportable comments on “China’s Xinjiang surveillance is the dystopian future nobody wants” China’s quite notorious for sending back North Korean defectors (and cooperating with NK spy agencies for this) this isn’t going well… link Author: devwinportable Go to Link: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=16445323

CaptainZapp comments on “Introducing Airbnb Plus”

CaptainZapp comments on “Introducing Airbnb Plus” what are their fees even for? If you’re referring to the resort fee I’ve only ever heard that that’s charged by hotels in the US and I think it’s a scam. I’ve never ever encountered mandatory fees for (often shitty) WiFi and a daily paper, which I don’t want. Some hotels (usually at the upper scale) may charge for WiFi if I chose to

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nostrademons comments on “Ranking net worth by age, income, degree, and gender”

nostrademons comments on “Ranking net worth by age, income, degree, and gender” It’s typical – conservative even – for lawyers who end up going into BigLaw. $160K starting salary will let you pay off even a couple hundred grand in loans in just a couple years. This admittedly is only about 30% of law school graduates, but in a survey of net worth, dropping the 30% of data points that

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lucideer comments on “Nix 2.0 Released”

lucideer comments on “Nix 2.0 Released” > It certainly reads like “it” was to mean “the aptitude package manager” to me. The aptitude package manager is the package manager for the Debian operating system. It is for managing packages that make your OS run. Unless you’re defining multiple repo versions in your sources.list and using apt pinning, it typically gives you one version of the latest supported software. Other distro/OS

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orionblastar comments on “Why aren’t (embedded) developers interested in Ada? (2009)”

orionblastar comments on “Why aren’t (embedded) developers interested in Ada? (2009)” Ada is used in Crystal Reports scripting language which it was why it was hard to learn for Visual Basic developers. GNAT is free but not the same as commercial ADA languages that need a $10,000 use license per user. link Author: orionblastar Go to Link: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=16445193

qume comments on “Tiny quad-core system-on-module for makers and hardware startups”

qume comments on “Tiny quad-core system-on-module for makers and hardware startups” My thoughts exactly. I think many of the posts here are from people who are not designing for manufacture and are just looking at the specs like it’s a small standalone computer like the rpi. It looks pretty good to me. Havent had to use those high density connectors before but assume its straight forward enough. link Author: qume

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ThePhysicist comments on “Self-owning corporations are legally possible”

ThePhysicist comments on “Self-owning corporations are legally possible” In my (possibly naive) view, the board members of a foundation are just the executive branch of that foundation and are obliged to act according to its statutes. A good example might be the “Nobel Foundation” (https://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_organizations/nobelfoundati…): It was founded in 1900,has outlived its creator(s) by a large margin, has been steered and managed by several generations of board members and continues

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PhantomGremlin comments on “Meltdown fix committed to OpenBSD”

PhantomGremlin comments on “Meltdown fix committed to OpenBSD” How, exactly, does that happen? Do dozens of Intel people all get together in a conference room? So an Intel Project Manager comes into the room and says to a bunch of Intel’s CPU designers: “the ghost of Andy Grove says we have to put a backdoor in for the NSA. They want it to be obscure. What they want us to

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themodelplumber comments on “China’s Xinjiang surveillance is the dystopian future nobody wants”

themodelplumber comments on “China’s Xinjiang surveillance is the dystopian future nobody wants” Wow. I love hearing about the persistence under those conditions. Reminds me a bit of what I’ve heard of Cuba, a semi-sneakernet setup. link Author: themodelplumber Go to Link: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=16444937