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Swedish Man Fined $650,000 For Sharing 1 Movie, Charged Extra For Low Quality

Knacklappen Re:Sweden? (366 comments)

Sorry, but the low-Q fine is someone's joke. It's not in the ruling or the article.

about 4 months ago
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Swedish Man Fined $650,000 For Sharing 1 Movie, Charged Extra For Low Quality

Knacklappen Low Q? (366 comments)

Sorry, there is (naturally) nothing in the article or the court ruling about adding an extra fine for low quality. Would have been nice, though. =:)

about 4 months ago
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Is the Tide Turning On Patents?

Knacklappen Re:Piling on (172 comments)

Ehhh... some cliff hanger there.

What it should say is that I have come to the conclusion that I for myself will never apply for patents on my own, but as an employee of a major company I need to play by their rules... and that means that I need to apply for patents for their sake.

about 4 years ago
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FOSS CAD and 3D Modeling Software?

Knacklappen Re:G'luck with that (413 comments)

Thanks, that explains it... No further questions.

more than 4 years ago
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FOSS CAD and 3D Modeling Software?

Knacklappen Re:Several problems (413 comments)

Dude, you are not an engineer, it screams from your reply (I wouldn't call it an "answer"). Go, learn som 3D solid modelling package (Pro/E, CATIA, UniGraphics NG, SolidWorks, SolidEdge etc) and then come back, read your reply again and be ashamed.

more than 4 years ago
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FOSS CAD and 3D Modeling Software?

Knacklappen Re:G'luck with that (413 comments)

Dude, are you serious? Have you even used a CAD program (solid modeller with derived 2D drawings) once?

more than 4 years ago
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FOSS CAD and 3D Modeling Software?

Knacklappen Re:Just bite the bullet and use ProE or Solidworks (413 comments)

The same question about "fully featured and easy to use" CAD programs were asked when the OScar project started: http://www.theoscarproject.org/

I answered as you did above. People did not want to hear it. I suspect, they never figured out the difference between CAD, CAM, CFD, FEM versus 3D animation modelling packages (Blender, Maya), 2D vector drawing programs (Inkscape) and MS Paint (to be a bit drastic).

The type of high-visibility OS hardware projects seem to attract only day-dreaming non-engineers, which is what repells real engineers even further (because you have to deal with such people at work already, why having them around during your spare time, too?)...

more than 4 years ago
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FOSS CAD and 3D Modeling Software?

Knacklappen Re:Use the best tools, regardless of license (413 comments)

Exactly!

Otherwise, the OpenLuna project will attract the same kind of day-dreaming non-engineers as the OSCar-project did: http://www.theoscarproject.org/

And it will produce the same results: none.


PS: Actually, I read more or less EXACTLY the same question in the OSCar forum, and the answers were scaring. People were recommending Blender, Inkscape, and the like. They uttered phrases like "using CAD instead of CFD". Jeezus...

more than 4 years ago
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Modeling the Economy As a Physics Problem

Knacklappen Re:Its a population crunch (452 comments)

Usual response is some blather about alternative energy (easily shown to be inadequate, especially given other environmental constraints)...
Then show it

...conservation (law of diminishing returns)...
Explain it

...lifestyle changes (kills economy, and besides, won't happen without major force)
Prove it

What you do is rhetorics, not a scientific discussion.

I think the guy has just got lost in his own model, which tries to liken such a complex thing as the human civbilisation with a simple physical system, employing a constant relationship between global energy use and the civilisation's accumulated economic productivity. This is just naive...

But talking about physical modelling: Is it not intuitively correct to assume that no system can grown limitless, that there must be an upper bound for everything? Then why does our economy need to grow all the time? Why can't we just be content with a very high output? Does it need to increase all the time? And worse, does the growth need to increase all the time? This is like driving a car very fast not being enough, but we need to accelerate all the time right into infinity. This is not possible according to physics, but according to economics it is not only possible but demanded. Silly... which is exactly why Economics is not a science and because there is no Nobel Prize for economics.

more than 4 years ago
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Author Encourages Users to Pirate His Book

Knacklappen Re:A bad summary makes bad responses (237 comments)

Misquote? Read for yourself:
http://74.125.77.132/search?q=cache:y8CuWLUgkMkJ:beginningruby.org/what-ive-earned-and-learned/+http://beginningruby.org/what-ive-earned-and-learned/&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&client=firefox-a

section "Pirate My Book?":
My reaction to seeing other Apress books getting the free, electronic version treatment is: I’m good with you pirating my book! Now, of course, I can’t actively participate in pirating my book but, heck, it’s around on plenty of “free e-book” sites and on RapidShare. There are even links on Twitter to torrents like this. I am happy for you to pirate my book, but I’m NOT A LAWYER, and I can’t guarantee what Apress would do about it – so you’d be doing it off your own back! So, uhm, don’t pirate it? ;-) The only condition, of course, if you do is that if you like the book and you think a print copy would be swell to own, please buy one – even if it’s just for someone you know who wants to learn to program! :-)

more than 4 years ago
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Author Encourages Users to Pirate His Book

Knacklappen Re:Something fishy... (237 comments)

Google Cache:
http://74.125.77.132/search?q=cache:y8CuWLUgkMkJ:beginningruby.org/what-ive-earned-and-learned/+http://beginningruby.org/what-ive-earned-and-learned/&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&client=firefox-a

So the author's main conclusion was to avoid the major publishers.

But then again he writes under the section "Pirate My Book?":
My reaction to seeing other Apress books getting the free, electronic version treatment is: I’m good with you pirating my book! Now, of course, I can’t actively participate in pirating my book but, heck, it’s around on plenty of “free e-book” sites and on RapidShare. There are even links on Twitter to torrents like this. I am happy for you to pirate my book, but I’m NOT A LAWYER, and I can’t guarantee what Apress would do about it – so you’d be doing it off your own back! So, uhm, don’t pirate it? ;-) The only condition, of course, if you do is that if you like the book and you think a print copy would be swell to own, please buy one – even if it’s just for someone you know who wants to learn to program! :-)

more than 4 years ago
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Max Payne 3 Announced For Next Winter

Knacklappen Alternative ending in Max Payne 2 (73 comments)

Hmmm, I wonder how this connects to the alternative ending in Max Payne 2? I was very glad to see that after having fought through all three difficultiy levels, you got rewarded with an alternative ending in which the bullet missed Mona Sax's heart. She doesn't die, they kiss and the whole game ends on a cautiously optimistic tone. I always felt that this was how the game was supposed to end, that this was the ultimate reward for Max: finally a slim chance of happiness. Now they seem to disregard this and cast poor Max once again into darkness and dispair. Hmmm... I don't know...

more than 5 years ago
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US Army Unveils Hybrid-Electric Propulsion System

Knacklappen Re:Interesting concept (179 comments)

Agreed! :-)) A fascinating topic, actually. It was nice talking to you. :-)

more than 6 years ago

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