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Open Source, Open Standards Under Attack In Europe

Djupblue Re:Great! (164 comments)

$2.7 billion even. She is very pro open standards and open source. She seems to know her stuff.

more than 4 years ago
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Pirate Bay Legal Action Dropped In Norway

Djupblue Re:Support for piracy is sophomoric (223 comments)

Assuming of course that piracy equals a loss. Which is not proven.
Getting your software pirated means more people know about and use your product.

According to Bill Gates: "Although about 3 million computers get sold every year in China, people don't pay for the software. Someday they will, though," Gates told an audience at the University of Washington. "And as long as they're going to steal it, we want them to steal ours. They'll get sort of addicted, and then we'll somehow figure out how to collect sometime in the next decade."

Source: http://articles.latimes.com/2006/apr/09/business/fi-micropiracy9

more than 4 years ago
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Pirate Bay Legal Action Dropped In Norway

Djupblue Re:Support for piracy is sophomoric (223 comments)

"Eroding copyright laws hurts small companies the most."
Do you have any evidence of this or is it just the usual propaganda?

more than 4 years ago
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Pirate Bay Legal Action Dropped In Norway

Djupblue Re:I'm a troll--so sue me. (223 comments)

Copyright was created to enforce censorship. it was created to stop people from criticizing the state and the church. Copyright was a monopoly granted to printers in exchange for only printing what the government approved of. It was much later reformed to consider the rights of authors and such. Since then it has degenerated into this so called "intellectual property" that implies that you can own ideas. It is stupid.

Yes, it is in the interest of the public that writers and musicians can make money of their trade so they can provide the public with new works. It is not in the publics interest to give an artificial monopoly on copying works for over 100 years without getting anything in return. It is not in the publics interest to be extorted into paying thousands of dollars for sharing music with each other. When you consider the economic profit of doing something you consider if it will be profitable within 10 years. Maximum. The current situation is ridiculous.

If you sell something to someone, normal property right tells that the buyer now owns said property. He can do with it as he pleases. Including making copies of it and distribute. Copyright is an artificial infringement of the buyers ownership that prevents him from distributing copies of it.

more than 4 years ago
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Pirate Bay Legal Action Dropped In Norway

Djupblue Re:I'm a troll--so sue me. (223 comments)

Copyright is not property right. Is it so hard to understand the difference between stealing and sharing? The point of copyright is to ensure the publics access to new and old books and music. It is not for making media companies rich. Learn your history.

more than 4 years ago
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YouTube Hints At Support For Free/Open Formats With HTML5

Djupblue Can we dump flash now? (133 comments)

Youtube is pretty much the only reason I need Flash. If it was possible to watch Youtube videos without plugins it would be great. No more choppiness or Flash using 100% CPU. Playing some videos from internet shouldn't be rocket surgery so this is really about time. Flash seems almost purposefully bad on Linux.

more than 4 years ago
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Broadband Rights & the Killer App of 1900

Djupblue Re:Every generation... (565 comments)

Just google "old porn",

more than 4 years ago
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French Military Contributes To Thunderbird 3

Djupblue Re:It's over... it's all over (379 comments)

It is a bit strong for Americans to accuse the French of being cowards considering that USA never gets involved in a war that you don't are completely and massively military superior in. France fought brave and well in WW2 but still lost. USA wouldn't know anything about fighting such a war where you risk losing your country. I guess you know that since you keep repeating that lame meme about France. It was old years ago and now it is just embarrassing so watch.

/Not French

</RantMode>

more than 4 years ago
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Telcos Want Big Subsidies, Not Line-Sharing

Djupblue Re:Fascism, DUH (340 comments)

Sweden doesn't have any kind of oil assets. US does.

more than 4 years ago
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Murdoch-Microsoft Deal In the Works

Djupblue Re:Paying someone to disadvantage another? (468 comments)

It might have something to do with them behaving like shameless assholes and that they keep breaking the law again and again. If Microsoft was a person they would be in prison and unemployable.

more than 4 years ago
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The State of Ruby VMs — Ruby Renaissance

Djupblue Ruby Javascript (89 comments)

It would be so nice to be able to use Ruby instead of Javascript.
It is so much easier to write clean code in Ruby and since I use a lot of Ruby on Rails it would be great to be able to use the same code in the backend and in the browser. Go Ruby! :)

more than 4 years ago
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Norwegian Court Rules ISP Doesn't Have To Block The Pirate Bay

Djupblue Re:I'm thinking about moving to Norway (154 comments)

Exactly, the rest of Scandinavia has no oil and the standard of living is very comparable to Norway. Of course the oil helps but all about politics. Norway prioritizes the common good before private profit. That is why you are likely to have courts that doesn't look upon copyright infringement as to be so serious as to need special treatment. That's why they have free health care, nice prisons (criminals are also people) and strict laws on alcohol. /Swede

more than 4 years ago
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Asimov Estate Authorizes New I, Robot Books

Djupblue Elitism (426 comments)

What kind of elitist crap is that? I love Asimov's books, I have read most of them and they probably helped shape me in a way. I say that if someone wants to have a go at some sequels the go right a head. I don't think that they will be even comparable but I might enjoy them anyway. The worst thing that can happen is that they are not worth reading.

more than 4 years ago
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"Three Strikes" To Go Ahead In Britain

Djupblue Re:Agreed - ban encryption. (294 comments)

I love the idea of an escrow. We just need to create a communication system that uses rapidly changing keys and feed their escrow an enormous amount of worthless keys. Time to by stocks in Seagate..

more than 4 years ago
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1Mb Broadband Access Becomes Legal Right In Finland

Djupblue Re:I understand these modern times and all... (875 comments)

Yes, the obvious solution when you are not satisfied with your government is to let private companies run your country, Oh, wait, that's how it is already.

more than 4 years ago
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AU Legal Group Says ISP Allowed 100K Illegal Downloads

Djupblue Another kdawson story. (191 comments)

It is apparently time to exclude kdawsons stories. This submission doesn't make sense.

more than 4 years ago
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Why Users Drop Open Source Apps For Proprietary Alternatives

Djupblue My experience (891 comments)

It was the constant crashing, the buggy feeling, So many problems with the drivers I really don't want to think about it. To get the computer to behave somewhat like I wanted I had to install extra software that were even more buggy with lots of annoying pop-ups. It felt very amateurish and slow, very very slow. So finally I decided to dump that crap Windows and install Slackware.

In the beginning it was a challenge, there was no gui and i didn't know any commands at all. "dir","c:", "help" all failed. I started typing random things and pressing buttons. "" was a great accident, there was a list of commands! I tried them all, started from the top. It was hard and frustrating but in the same time rewarding and exciting, uncharted territory! I had had enough of Windows so going back was not an option, at least not then. I have since tried Windows on a couple of occasions and it is like it always was. Even a clean installations is on its knees when you do just one or tho things at the same time. The gui is cluttered and the command line is horrible. That is just besides the lousy security and persistent buggyness. It feels so good it is physical to sit down in front of my Gentoo box, I'm in control again!

That was you meant, right?

about 5 years ago

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