Moving on

Submitted by sitarane on Fri, 2012-04-20 12:21

New address for the content of this site: http://homostupidens.org

New content will be posted there.

This website will redirect there soon enough.

The effects of 2 years of Hadopi "3 strikes and you're out" in France.

Submitted by sitarane on Mon, 2012-02-13 20:51
Music sales chart for France

Reminder: Hadopi is a dissuasive automatic punishment system that sniffs the bit-torrent network (and other peer-to-peer) for IP addresses transmitting certain contents such as copyrighted songs or movies. It then sends a request to the ISP to give the name corresponding to said IP and finally sends a warning to the person who rents the connection. 3 warnings and you're banned from internet. No need for proof of correspondence between the IP and the person.

Freeloading society

Submitted by sitarane on Mon, 2011-12-19 19:21
Image of a "get a job" cap

Meet Grady, 25 years old. Fed up with life and of the way things are going. He works as maintenance staff at the airport. One day that he's pissed off at the whole world, he sabotages a key part of a plane engine in a way that makes it certain to crash at landing next time it takes to the air. And it's scheduled to fly tomorrow with 400 passengers on board. Damn his evil mind!

The next day, the plane is picked for a test flight as part of random quality control procedures. A chance of one in a hundred. The plane does crash at landing, killing the 3 crew members.

The EU expansion recipe

Submitted by sitarane on Sun, 2011-10-23 17:02
Image of "carrefour planet"

I seldom travel outside of the Schengen space. I really hate borders, and going through the border checkpoints can waste my mood for a whole day. The Schengen space is wide and full of wonders, why would I need to cross over?

When I do cross over, I make sure it is for really far away places. Somehow, the distance makes the official nosiness of the checkpoints more bearable. But for once I decided to go check out what's right outside of the EU. The Balkans.

And, now that I see the European Union from outside, but not from too far, I understand it much better.

The free software revolution VS the dreadlocked deadlockers

Submitted by sitarane on Wed, 2011-09-21 05:22
Picture of a pissed off middle aged guy in front of a computer

I've been running linux for 10 years as my main system. That amounts to a geological era or two in the software world. I have seen some pretty radical things happen to my desktop, namely KDE4, Gnome3 and Unity.

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