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UN Report Reveals Odds of Being Murdered Country By Country

JasterBobaMereel Re:Singapore (386 comments)

Iceland almost manages to be the same at 0.2, and be a democracy ...

about two weeks ago
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UN Report Reveals Odds of Being Murdered Country By Country

JasterBobaMereel Re:shenanigans (386 comments)

The rates for the USA are 4.7, the same as Latvia (Semi stable, recently independent from USSR), Yemen (Terrorist training ground), Niger ( lowest-ranked in the United Nations' Human Development Index (HDI) ... also until recently the Ukraine

Why does the USA consistently have the same murder rate as semi stable, struggling economies ...?

about two weeks ago
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Inventor Has Waited 43 Years For Patent Approval

JasterBobaMereel Re:How could it be valid? (258 comments)

If this patent has not been used in a real product in all this time, then it should be thrown out as either unworkable, or just a patent troll

about a month and a half ago
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Adobe's New Ebook DRM Will Leave Existing Users Out In the Cold Come July

JasterBobaMereel Re:What devices does it affect? (304 comments)

Most of the ebook industry uses either ePub or is an Amazon Kindle, many if not most DRM on ePub is from Adobe

Note this will also affect some unexpected devices - iPhone, iPad iPodTouch ...

about 3 months ago
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Adobe's New Ebook DRM Will Leave Existing Users Out In the Cold Come July

JasterBobaMereel Re:Adobe and ebook DRM? Color me surprised (304 comments)

DRM cannot work (Except in the USA) the logic is, here is a locked box, and here is the key, please only use the key how we say ... (in the USA it can be illegal to use the key except how specified! )

The fashion industry is an perfect example of why copyright is not needed... there is no copyright on clothing design, yet the fashion industry still exists and makes lots of money ... but is forced to continually come up with new ideas, which because there is no copyright quickly propagate around the entire industry

about 3 months ago
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Man In Tesla Model S Fire Explains What Happened

JasterBobaMereel Re:is this a dupe article? (526 comments)

All cars are deathtraps, just go and look at the figures ... most are caused by driver error (as this was)

It's only news because rather than the engine catching on fire as is usual in cars it was the batteries ...

about 5 months ago
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Germany: We Think NSA May Have Tapped Chancellor Merkel's Cell Phone

JasterBobaMereel Re:are French authorities retarded? (267 comments)

The NSA's job is to spy on anyone and everyone who might be a potential threat to the USA .... the only limit on this is when they are specifically told not to ...

about 6 months ago
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Germany: We Think NSA May Have Tapped Chancellor Merkel's Cell Phone

JasterBobaMereel Re:I wonder what their real understanding is (267 comments)

The NSA only spies on enemies, or potential terrorists, or people linked to potential terrorists, or people linked to people linked to potential terrorists etc ...... oh that appears to be everyone ...

about 6 months ago
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Forrester Research Shows Steep Decline in Free Office Suite Stats

JasterBobaMereel Re:Office 365 (337 comments)

Which will break as well ..."IE 11 Breaks Rendering For Google Products, and Outlook Too"

about 5 months ago
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Should Google Get Aggressive About Monetizing Android?

JasterBobaMereel Re:Misleading summary (168 comments)

Could this just be that Android users are more wary of ads... or that iPhone users click on the ads not knowing they are an ad ....?

about 6 months ago
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Scientology's Fraud Conviction Upheld In France

JasterBobaMereel Re:One Down (321 comments)

Some religions are strictly non-violent, but not perfect and have still harmed their followers, and families ...

Some Atheists are violent, just as some people are violent ... and remember most 'Communists' are/were Socialist republics and the atheist dogma was anti-religion mostly because then the only religion was the state, and the leader was the leader of a cult ....(Stalin, Mao ...)

Most/All religions say that killing is wrong, but almost all of the allow killing of certain people in the right circumstances ....

about 6 months ago
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Nest Protect: Trojan Horse For 'The Internet of Things'?

JasterBobaMereel Re:who thinks about their smoke detector? (177 comments)

A smoke detector has one job, it needs to do this flawlessly, so smoke detectors are very very simple and are designed to have a near zero failure rate ... ...adding anything to the basic device will make it more complex and more likely to fail ... a cloud based smoke detector is all very well until your house is on fire ...

about 6 months ago
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US Adults Score Poorly On Worldwide Test

JasterBobaMereel Re:Time to homeschool! (745 comments)

Homeschooling assumes you have enough education to teach your kids, or enough money to pay for someone else to do so, and enough time or money to spend the time to do this, and that you actually already care and actively participate in your child's education

All of this means that these statistics probably do not apply to you ...

about 6 months ago
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US Adults Score Poorly On Worldwide Test

JasterBobaMereel Re:Funny thing about that is . . . (745 comments)

Would that be TCP/IP (invented by Americans in the USA more than 40 years ago)
      or the Web invented in Switzerland 20 years ago by a Brit ....?

The USA was innovative but that was in the past and most of the innovation is now imported ...

I think you will find that many of the inventions over the last 20 years that you think are American, were invented by others, by privileged Americans who bypassed the poor state run system, or by naturalised Americans who did not have to suffer the education system at all ...

about 6 months ago
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US Adults Score Poorly On Worldwide Test

JasterBobaMereel Re:Does it matter? (745 comments)

You cite a series of international companies that are based in the USA, who employ many people in many countries and where the innovation is driven by people across the world ...

You refer to technologies that were invented in the USA (and other countries) mostly more than 30 years ago, and much of the recent innovation has been international

What have people in the USA actually invented themselves recently ....?

about 6 months ago
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The Memo That Spawned Microsoft Research

JasterBobaMereel Re:Future!? (148 comments)

They have attempted to use a single interface on small mobile phones, tablets, Home PC's, General business workstations, Servers, High end workstations, etc .etc .. and failed because it is most likely impossible to make a single interface that will comfortably accommodate all these environments

What they have ended up with is an interface that will only satisfy some of the customers on some of these devices ... and so will shrink their market share not grow it as they hoped

about 7 months ago
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Health Exchange Sites Crushed By Demand; Shutdown Blanks Other Gov't Sites

JasterBobaMereel Re:Most "shutdowns" are completely unnecessary (565 comments)

So in the USA if the government cannot agree a budget they just stop ...?

In the UK the defeat of a supply bill (one that concerns the spending of money) automatically requires the resignation of the government or dissolution of Parliament, much like a non-confidence vote, since a government that cannot spend money is hamstrung. i.e Since the Government cannot agree on what to spend money they leave it to the will of the people ....

about 7 months ago
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Middle-Click Paste? Not For Long

JasterBobaMereel Re:three? (729 comments)

Unless you are a Mac user, you probably have three buttons on your mouse, the middle one is disguised as a wheel....

about 7 months ago

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