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XBMC Discontinues Xbox Support

H.G.Blob Re:Dull surprise (213 comments)

Actually it runs on the beagleboard too

more than 4 years ago
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Microsoft Gets Back Its FAT Patent In Germany

H.G.Blob Re:I thought Europe didn't allow software patents? (113 comments)

The European Patent Office usually does not grant software only patents but that doesn't mean that each country can't have a diverging policy. If you RTFA, the original decision was in part motivated by the EU policy on software patents.

more than 4 years ago
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EU Demands Canada Rework Its Copyright, Patent Law

H.G.Blob Re:I'm surprised (271 comments)

The summary is terrible, there is no DMCA style legislation in the EU. The article says:

The U.S. has proposed provisions that would mandate a DMCA-style implementation for the WIPO Internet treaties and encourage the adoption of a three-strikes and you're out system to cut off access where there are repeated allegations of infringement.

more than 4 years ago
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openSUSE 11.2 Released

H.G.Blob Re:Why switch to openSuse? (207 comments)

IMHO openSuse is the by far the most polished KDE distro out there and yast is a very useful tool if you don't like editing config files.

more than 4 years ago
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Nokia Sues Apple For Patent Infringement In iPhone

H.G.Blob Re:Two way street (367 comments)

Two things:
1)Nokia N900 hasn't been released yet
2)All Nokia smarphones have had the ability to sync with exchange for a long time.

about 5 years ago
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Rumors Flying About New iPhone Capabilities

H.G.Blob Re:Whatever comes out... (289 comments)

Symbian has about 49% market share and linux another 8%(source).

more than 5 years ago
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Is ext4 Stable For Production Systems?

H.G.Blob Re:Ye (289 comments)

Yup, running the experimental Kubuntu 9.04. Never had a problem with the stock kernel.

more than 5 years ago
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Is ext4 Stable For Production Systems?

H.G.Blob Re:Ye (289 comments)

I did it like that too until the last fsck took more than 15 minutes, then I switched /home too. No problems at all.

more than 5 years ago
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Asus Slaps Linux In the Face

H.G.Blob troll maybe? (644 comments)

The story broke on reddit a few days ago and someone pointed to the whois for the domain, which kinda looks like a troll. At least the hotmail address looks strange.

Michael Sharp 12932 SE Kent-Kangley Rd. Box 238 Kent, Washington 98030 United States Administrative Contact: Sharp, Michael rdcpro@hotmail.com 12932 SE Kent-Kangley Rd. Box 238 Kent, Washington 98030 United States (877) 788-8066 Fax --

more than 5 years ago
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EU Sues Sweden, Demands ISP Data Retention

H.G.Blob Re:Why? (315 comments)

Well, every power can be abused, this is why they need a warrant to access the data. I'm not saying it's a perfect law but at least they aren't doing it behind your back(NSA style) and they do require the ISPs to anonymize the logs.

more than 5 years ago
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EU Sues Sweden, Demands ISP Data Retention

H.G.Blob Re:Why? (315 comments)

Could you please see this law in perspective for a moment:
1) This law requires the ISP to hold identification data for only 6 months - most ISPs keep it longer than that.
2) The only way to have access to this data is to have a court order.
3) I've never heard Slashdot complain about telcos that save call records for the exact same purpose because in the end we just want our privacy and not make it impossible for police to do their jobs.

My $.02

more than 5 years ago

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