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No More Foamy Beer, Thanks To Magnets

El_Muerte_TDS No (130 comments)

If you get too much foam, maybe you should clean tour glass and improve your skills in pouring a beer.

about two weeks ago

Bellard Creates New Image Format To Replace JPEG

El_Muerte_TDS Re:Patents (377 comments)

From Wikipedia

On September 29, 2014, MPEG LA announced their HEVC license which covers the essential patents from 23 companies.[24] The license is US$0.20 per HEVC product after the first 100,000 units each year with an annual cap.

[24] http://www.mpegla.com/main/pro... (PDF)

about two weeks ago

Swedish Police Raid the Pirate Bay Again

El_Muerte_TDS Re:Are there any good alternatives? (184 comments)

iTunes does not work on my 10 month old Panasonic "Smart" TV, or Linux based HTPC, or Sony PS3. Amazon only recently started selling ebooks here, nothing else. Netflix is great though, now if they can finally convince content providers to license them more content.
So what are these alternatives?

about two weeks ago

The EU Has a Plan To Break Up Google

El_Muerte_TDS Re:Good luck with that EU (334 comments)

The EU sees a big rich american company doing business in the EU and they're not paying EU taxes.

On the plus side, those companies are not paying taxes in the US either.

about 1 month ago

Pianist Asks Washington Post To Remove Review Under "Right To Be Forgotten"

El_Muerte_TDS Re:Did anyone think it wouldn't work this way ? (257 comments)

A lot of people with similar histories have asked Google the same thing, and have been denied.


We received multiple requests from a single individual who asked us to remove 20 links to recent articles about his arrest for financial crimes committed in a professional capacity. We did not remove the pages from search results.

An individual asked us to remove links to articles on the internet that reference his dismissal for sexual crimes committed on the job. We did not remove the pages from search results.


about a month and a half ago

Ello Formally Promises To Remain Ad-Free, Raises $5.5M

El_Muerte_TDS Or what? (167 comments)

What happens if they don't follow the rules? Will they serve prison time?

about a month ago

Confidence Shaken In Open Source Security Idealism

El_Muerte_TDS Looks like free software is working (265 comments)

Somebody saw something weird, looked at the code analyzed the logic, found the bug, reported it, and it was fixed.

Nobody said those thousand eyes would find bugs instantly.

about 2 months ago

DMCA Claim Over GPL Non-Compliance Shuts Off Minecraft Plug-Ins

El_Muerte_TDS Wolvereness violated copyrights wants it "undone"? (354 comments)

So Wolvereness contributed to violation of Mojang's copyright and now wants his contribution to this violation removed from the internet?
Or am I reading this incorrectly? The DMCA notice is for CraftBukkit, but he links to the license of Bukkit which are different projects (I think).

about 4 months ago

Switching Game Engines Halfway Through Development

El_Muerte_TDS Re:I have a true question. (127 comments)

UnrealEngine gives you complete source access. You can do whatever you want to the engine. If you want to spend a lot of time on access to the raw data at the lowest level instead of game design, then you can do so.

about 4 months ago

On Forgetting the Facts: Questions From the EU For Google, Other Search Engines

El_Muerte_TDS Re:Slippery Slope (186 comments)

But no information is being removed, just the search results to that information are removed.

about 5 months ago

New SSL Server Rules Go Into Effect Nov. 1

El_Muerte_TDS Re:Why? (92 comments)

Because of money.

about 5 months ago

Man Booted From Southwest Flight and Threatened With Arrest After Critical Tweet

El_Muerte_TDS Re:LOL, (928 comments)

Glory to Arstotzka

about 5 months ago

Google To Stop Describing Games With In-App Purchases As 'Free'

El_Muerte_TDS Re:Really people? (139 comments)

Irrelevant, and bullshit.

Bullshit, because it is free as in speech. Maybe not gratis as in beer.
Irrelevant, because if a donor makes it gratis for everybody it is still gratis.

about 5 months ago

TrueCrypt Author Claims That Forking Is Impossible

El_Muerte_TDS Re:What whas the problem in the first place? (250 comments)

Not secure in what context? Not secure to stop the NSA? Not secure to stop the average hacker? Not secure to prevent company property from being exposed to the public when a laptop is lost?

about 6 months ago

Linus Torvalds Receives IEEE Computer Pioneer Award

El_Muerte_TDS Re:Git? (141 comments)

Besides Git we have Mercurial and Bazaar. All born around the same time so solve the same problem.

about 8 months ago

American Judge Claims Jurisdiction Over Data Stored In Other Countries

El_Muerte_TDS Re:No jurisdiction (226 comments)

Except that the Microsoft servers in Ireland are owned by a different legal entity, Microsoft Ireland (or something), and not the US Microsoft.
It works for taxes... so it must work for other government thingies, right?

about 8 months ago

I expect to retire ...

El_Muerte_TDS Software developer (341 comments)

What am I'm going to do after I retire? Go fishing? I will probably continue developing software, because that's much more fun.

about 8 months ago


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