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Internet-Spreading American Gets 15-Year Sentence In Cuba

Grundlefleck Re:Not according to actual Cubans (386 comments)

Out of curiosity, is that Cubans living in Cuba, or, for example, expatriates living in Florida?

more than 3 years ago

Experts Explain iPhone 4 Antenna Problem

Grundlefleck Re:Cue the fanbois (427 comments)

Please don't suggest this method for overweight nerds. The very thought of "moob-cradles" makes me shudder.

more than 4 years ago

"Cumulative Voting" Method Gaining Attention

Grundlefleck Re:"Fair representation" (375 comments)

Also, no pay raise for any politician unless approved by 75% of the voting populace.

You seriously think any politician is in office for the paycheck?

Yup. But not the state paycheck, any and as many of the lobbyist paychecks as possible.

more than 4 years ago

"Cumulative Voting" Method Gaining Attention

Grundlefleck Re:The Illinois experience (375 comments)

I think I've seen some videos of it online. It's always the female candidates that receive the vote, sometimes from as many as four male voters, simultaneously.

more than 4 years ago

Ubuntu Replaces F-Spot With Shotwell

Grundlefleck Re:who cares if it uses mon or not (361 comments)

Alright, enough already with that useful information nonsense. I for one demand that you reveal your login name. I cannot stand the suspense you've created with those three asterisks!

more than 4 years ago

Exam Board Deletes C and PHP From CompSci A-Levels

Grundlefleck Re:A-level first year of study? (663 comments)

GP is almost right. A-Level is lower, or lesser, than the first level of study at university. It is the culminating level for high school students. Unless other posters here expect high school graduates (at approx. age 18) to enter the university graduate market (without those 3-4 years of university learning), then none of them have grasped this.

more than 4 years ago

Cox Discontinues Usenet, Starting In June

Grundlefleck Re:Who cares? (306 comments)

3) What about all the things my newsreader does that Google Groups does not? Saving threads for reading off line, killfile, etc.

Don't really know if this would satisfy your requirement, but I've subscribed to Google Groups and through POP access I receive all the messages in my email client, for offline reading. And decent email clients should provide filtering matching killfile capabilities, I think. Can't recall using Usenet, so I may be wrong to think the two are comparable.

more than 4 years ago

A Crowdsourcing Project To Make Predictions More Precise

Grundlefleck Re:Apply Selectively (69 comments)

Crowds elected George W. Bush. Twice.

Did they though?

Oooooh. Yeah, think about that one, my friend.

more than 4 years ago

A Sad Day For the New Zealand Internet

Grundlefleck Re:Um why (221 comments)

I can't remember where I saw it (sorry, no citation) but I think it may have been a member of Scotland Yard's unit for these kind of crimes (for the UK). They said that basically, the only paedophiles left using the Internet to actually share materials are the really, really stupid ones. The ones that can properly organise these rings, and are successful in their attempts to find and harm children without being caught, only use the anonymous, confidential postal service to share the materials.

I wonder how long before those packages are inspected.

more than 4 years ago

Virgin Promises 100Mbps Connections To UK Homes

Grundlefleck 100Mbps sounds nice... (247 comments)

... but I'd rather be stuck on 2Mbps than have to put up with their extremely shitty customer service again.

Broken promises for installation date, way way over what they estimated, with no communication about the delay. And when we wanted to cancel the service, we were put on hold for around 2 hours, at a pretty costly rate. Bully for you if your service gets installed without a hitch, I won't be taking that risk again.

more than 4 years ago

After Learning Java Syntax, What Next?

Grundlefleck Re:anti-patterns (293 comments)

Mod parent up.

Effective Java and Findbugs were the two things I was going to recommend. Findbugs, since it's an industry strength static analysis tool, often has its value for learning understated or overlooked.

more than 4 years ago

UK Government Crowd-Sourcing Censorship

Grundlefleck In all seriousness... (262 comments)


Content deemed illegal by the U.K. includes videos of beheadings, messages that encourage racial or terrorist violence and chat forums revolving around hate crimes, according to information on

(emphasis mine)

YouTube comments, anyone?

more than 4 years ago

The Cell Phone Has Changed — New Etiquette Needed

Grundlefleck Re:Rules 1 through 7 of using a Cell Phone (585 comments)

Not sure if you're aware of this. Just some information relating to what you've said, and putting a label on it.

more than 4 years ago

Tech Tools Fostering "Mini Generation Gaps"

Grundlefleck Re:Let me get out my violin... (322 comments)

Dammit, we are tired of waiting for quick disappointment! We demand INSTANT disappointment!

I've been providing this to women for years!

more than 4 years ago

The Science of Avatar

Grundlefleck Re:I haven't seen it (275 comments)

I can already hear Samuel's voice.

"I've had it with these Goddamn Thundersmurfs doing these Goddamn dances!"

more than 4 years ago

Regulator Blocks BBC DRM Plans

Grundlefleck Re:BBC should answer to society, not companies (177 comments)

The BBC is funded by public money, so they get the opportunity to do stuff without being pushed about by commercial interests - for this reason they are already expected to include programming that is for the benefit of society and the public.

Just so you know, public money isn't given solely to the BBC. Channel 4 and ITV will receive taxpayer's money for providing programming for the benefit of society as well. As far as I know, a lot of documentaries are given funding in this guise.

So it's not just the BBC that have a non-commercial responsibility to the public.

more than 4 years ago

Google Releases Open Source JavaScript Tools

Grundlefleck Re:ATM? (158 comments)

ATM ATM ATM ATM Silverlight ATM. (Ass-to-mouth's asymmetric technology metaphor applies the meaning against terrible Microsoft Silverlight, at the moment.)

more than 4 years ago

Locking Down Linux Desktops In an Enterprise?

Grundlefleck Re:What are you trying to do? (904 comments)

You make something foolproof, they make a better fool. :)

more than 5 years ago


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