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Google Apps License Forbids Forking, Promotes Google Services

James_Duncan8181 Re:Antitrust (163 comments)

It does not. Of course the Sherman act isn't a law, so you can't violate it as such. It's what and when the government should look at trust issues.

...what do you think the 'Act' in Sherman Act refers to?

about 8 months ago
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Nokia Turns To Android To Regain Share In Emerging Markets

James_Duncan8181 Re:Actually, it IS that easy (146 comments)

GMS isn't licenced on a payment basis.

about 8 months ago
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Assange's Lawyers: Follow Swedish Law, Interrogate Him In the UK

James_Duncan8181 Re:or stop hiding... (377 comments)

If he'd really thought that he wouldn't have run off to hide in an embassy - he'd have waited for any indictment then played it out in court THEN gone to an embassy if things looked bad.

This is almost exactly what happened, but thanks for your uninformed reckon.

about 8 months ago
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Kansas To Nix Expansion of Google Fiber and Municipal Broadband

James_Duncan8181 Re:Wacky thinking (430 comments)

It matters not whether you follow Christian beliefs or not during your time on this earth, but when you shed your mortal coil and find yourself in the Pit you will wail in disbelief ... but by that time, it will be too late.

AKA: "I don't care about people, but I'm forced to be ethical because otherwise I'll be in the pit." That's an inspiring ethical approach you've got there.

about 9 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Life After N900?

James_Duncan8181 Re: I had a N900 too... (303 comments)

No need to virtualise, one can run it in a chroot.

about 9 months ago
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23-Year-Old Chess Grandmaster Whips Bill Gates In 71 Seconds

James_Duncan8181 Re:"The Justin Bieber of chess" ?! (449 comments)

Sure, although it's worth noting that Bieber is more of a heartthrob that sings. That's not to knock his singing per se, but he's no grand master and certainly wouldn't be globally #1 rated. Just like Hilton, his main skill is being very charismatic in an attention economy and he primarily supplies eyeballs.

Carlsen plays the best chess in the world and happens to be attractive. That's the difference.

about 9 months ago
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NSA Chief Built Star Trek Like Command Center

James_Duncan8181 Re:Set course for accountability... (372 comments)

It's not about not having a nice office. Making people unhappy and unproductive is stupid.

My issue is that it's designed for the ego of the person in the main chair at the cost of practicality. You can't, for instance, see what people are doing behind you or easily go to their desk. Nor can you look your workers in the eye without leaving the chair, and it's a massive screen in a data gathering operation that is the opposite of something that needs quick command decisions. If it was on a warship I'd think it was poorly placed for crew communication. Since it's in an admin office it's a remarkably classless piece of manhood compensation for the boss that actually makes the office work less well.

I'd be embarrassed to be the person who had commissioned that, and not because I believe in hair shirts for public officials.

about a year ago
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NSA Chief Built Star Trek Like Command Center

James_Duncan8181 Re:Better than cubes (372 comments)

But Star Trek, come on. He doesn't even have photon torpedoes. How lame is that?

Wrong meeting room. You want DARPA down the hall for the boom boom.

about a year ago
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NSA Chief Built Star Trek Like Command Center

James_Duncan8181 Re:Set course for accountability... (372 comments)

Let the NSA geek feel like he's Captain Picard. You know you would too if given the chance.

I can say with complete assurance that I wouldn't be spending other people's money on such an embarrassingly obvious teenage power fantasy. It belittles the man rather than imbuing him with authority.

about a year ago
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KWin Maintainer: Fanboys and Trolls Are the Cancer Killing Free Software

James_Duncan8181 Re:He needs to grow up (406 comments)

"my posts are always polite, no swearing, no threats, no personal attacks" "most people are brainwashed cretins who can't think for themselves" "for the cretins who can't think, words on a computer screen are too much for them to bear, so they have to BAN people for making them think."

One of these things is not like the others, one of these things just doesn't belong...

about a year ago
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British Foreign Secretary on Surveillance Worries: '"Law Abiding Citizens Have Nothing To Fear"

James_Duncan8181 Re:Yeah, right! (404 comments)

In his final days Ernst Röhm made a speech seriously underlining the 'socialist' aspect of it within the movement. And if you ever read in detail, it becomes impossible to extract socialism from its involvement. Wether it was nationalisation, class war, the power of state over individual, - the party was born from the German workers party, the list is long.

In his final days [before being assassinated on Hitler's orders for reasons of political disagreement during the Night of the Long Knives] Ernst Röhm made a speech seriously underlining the 'socialist' aspect of it within the movement. Put like that it sounds less like the party was left wing, no matter what the Northern branches wished.

about a year ago
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British Foreign Secretary on Surveillance Worries: '"Law Abiding Citizens Have Nothing To Fear"

James_Duncan8181 Re:Yeah, right! (404 comments)

"a party like the national socialists" = left wing

It's an expansive definition of left wing that includes Hitler.

about a year ago
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$200 Intel Android Laptops Are Coming

James_Duncan8181 Re:bets? (319 comments)

Ubuntu's Mir server will work with Android SurfaceFlinger drivers, so assuming root can be gained there's instant hardware and graphics support.

about a year and a half ago
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Most UK GPs Have Prescribed Placebos

James_Duncan8181 Re:Not a Placebo (240 comments)

It's a placebo in the context of the problem space, as it has no effect on it.

about a year and a half ago
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Chemists Make Olympic Rings On a Molecular Scale

James_Duncan8181 Category error (89 comments)

Trademark infringement. Trademark.

more than 2 years ago
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Subdermal Magnets Allow You To Wear an IPod Like a Watch

James_Duncan8181 Medical issues (228 comments)

Any doctors around to comment on possible blood flow issues due to a build-up of metals in the veins behind that intense a magnetic field?

more than 2 years ago

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