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UK Court of Appeal Reprimands Apple Over Mandated Samsung Statement

PARENA Re:Uh.... no. (241 comments)

If that's so, then perhaps they should've done it right the first time, when they had more time to do it. You know, instead of willingly mocking the court order.

about a year and a half ago
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HTC Losing Ground Faster Than RIM or Nokia

PARENA It's not just the battery/sdcard issue (280 comments)

I had an HTC Desire HD, which came out in October 2010. It was the phone of the moment. Bought an extra battery for holidays and it already came with an 8GB sdcard, very very nice. I bought it in February 2011. In October 2011, Ice Cream Sandwich came out. So, the actual model was 1 year old. Time passed. It was unclear what the update schedule was. Then, in April 2012 or so, it was there: "Yes!", HTC said. "Desire HD will be getting the ICS update!" Finally! About friggin time. May... June... July... HTC: "Oh, no, the best experience is with Android 2.3.x, so we won't update the Desire HD to ICS." Fuck you, HTC. Fuck you twice. I gave up, rooted my DHD and later on I had a fully functional Jelly Bean even. That was the first and last time I got an HTC. I also managed to break it (dropping it from the 3rd floor balcony is a bad idea) and have now moved to a Galaxy S3, since I'm so content with my fully functional Samsung laptop (running openSUSE). I'll let my wallet do the talking and looking at HTC's decline, I'm not the only one.

about 2 years ago
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US Ordered To Hand Over Megaupload Documents

PARENA Re:I observed an unusual tone in the statement... (242 comments)

Well, if they don't hand it over, then I reckon the case for extradition will be thrown out and Dotcom is free to go. Not to the US, obviously... So it's in the their best interest to provide the requested evidence.

more than 2 years ago
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12 Ways LibreOffice Writer Tops MS Word

PARENA Re:They have one huge disadvantage: Landscape mode (642 comments)

Wait, what? In LO, I right click the page, select "Page..." and in there you can click the landscape radio button. Click OK and done. Or am I not getting exactly what you meant?

more than 2 years ago
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IKEA Announces Furniture With Integrated TV, Speakers, and Blu-ray

PARENA Re:Blu-Ray? (163 comments)

Bandwidth sold by the gigabyte? I thought that was the US with all these stories on slashdot about monthly caps while at the same time streaming is becoming bigger and bigger. I've had different ISP's in the Netherlands and Finland and have never heard of such a thing. It's mostly fair use as far as I know, but I haven't heard stories of any problems with that, either.

Netflix: yes, it's in the UK now, isn't it? That's about it. And there are no good alternatives, either. So in that sense, Europe sucks, indeed. :(

more than 2 years ago
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Why Making Facebook Private Won't Protect You

PARENA Re:An easy solution (550 comments)

Better solution if you do use Facebook: laugh at the people demanding to see what you're up to and walk away.

more than 2 years ago
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AT&T Clarifies Data Limitations On "Unlimited" Data Plans

PARENA Re:More expensive everywhere, getting cheaper here (247 comments)

They tried that in Holland (where I'm originally from) last year, the telcos, charging extra if you wanted to use skype over 3G. Then the politicians said: oooh, look at that! No. That violates net neutrality that we're putting in place. So now you get to pay your ass off (soon) for packages.

more than 2 years ago
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AT&T Clarifies Data Limitations On "Unlimited" Data Plans

PARENA More expensive everywhere, getting cheaper here... (247 comments)

I live in Finland and I can't understand what is going on in all those countries where they start charging more while giving less. I wanted to get an extra set of text messages in my mobile package. So the guy looks at my info and says "I see you have the '500 minutes + 100 text messages' package and a 3G package on top of that. Let's improve on that." The result was that I have those 2 packages for the price I used to pay for just the minutes+texts. Making my 3G (1/3rd of the price of the old agreement) 'free', really. And there's no data limit. Maybe it's the advantage of having a 'large' country with a big network, but very few people.

more than 2 years ago
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HP Cuts Staff As WebOS Transitions To Opensource

PARENA Open source (64 comments)

It took our jooobs!

more than 2 years ago
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Female Passengers Say They Were Targeted For TSA Body Scanners

PARENA Re:OPT OUT (572 comments)

Reason tells me you'd be sent away, not allowed to pass ('play by our rules, or don't fly', which sucks, but they're hired to keep you out in this case). But I think I've read about someone getting arrested for not wanting the pat-down, either, which is just insane, of course. Then again, I might remember wrong.

more than 2 years ago
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Canonical Pulls Kubuntu Personnel Funding

PARENA Re:Beginning of the end for KDE? (356 comments)

Well, some people think that it's not possible to run some kind of Linux flavour as your main desktop. :) But I totally agree with you. Except for having to use VirtualBox with XP/7 simply for Internet Explorer testing, I've been using Linux distros as my sole desktop choice for 9 years now. I was surprised to see I only needed to compile something for the screen brightness on my Samsung laptop after installing openSUSE 11.4 (been on openSUSE for 4 years I think). I don't have to touch config files (but do it by choice sometimes because it's often quicker) and I can do everything I want to do on it, both private as well as for work. And why do I do that? Because that's what works great for me. *cough*don'tlikemicrosoftandapple*cough* ;)

more than 2 years ago
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Canonical Pulls Kubuntu Personnel Funding

PARENA Re:Beginning of the end for KDE? (356 comments)

Why does everyone always forget about openSUSE? It's a GREAT distro and has both KDE (main focus) as Gnome (which I heard they're doing quite a nice job with, as well). I'm at 11.4 on my laptop and everything works(*). The only flaws I have are 2 KDE bugs (so not by openSUSE), but that's my mistake for getting the 4.8.0 packages. And yeah, they provide special repositories if you want to run the latest stable, latest 'bleeding edge' etc. So yeah, openSUSE is a great distro with KDE.

*ALMOST everything, needed to compile something to be able to adjust the brightness level of the screen :)

more than 2 years ago
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IBM Tracks Pork Chops From Pig To Plate

PARENA Spoiler alert! (216 comments)

'you know that these three pieces of pork chop came from pig number 123.' Oh great, they tell you how it ends, in the summary already. Where's the fun in that? :(

more than 2 years ago
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A Quarter of the EU Has Never Used the Web

PARENA Re:Cause and Effect (392 comments)

How is 25 euros a day worth 93 USD per month? I know the euro is doing bad, but not THAT bad. :P I think that decimal point should go one place to the right. :)

more than 2 years ago
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What Microsoft Should and Shouldn't Do For the Xbox 720

PARENA Re:Optical? (502 comments)

I live in Finland, as well (though I'm not a native Fin). Currently stuck with Welho for another half a year or so, but I feel like they are screwing me over. What are you using and do you get a static IP-address (I need that for work)? Welho is charging me 25 euros/month just for the friggin' IP-address and they managed to change it twice in the last 4 years. :(

more than 2 years ago
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Nokia Hints At Windows 8 Tablets

PARENA Re:who the heck cares (82 comments)

He never said we're customers. And we (though I don't see myself as an Android 'booster') do realize Google lives off of our information. The difference between Google and some other companies is that Google doesn't hide that fact. :) (apart from that, 70% is a 'tad' high, indeed :D)

more than 2 years ago
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Meet Firefox's Built-In PDF Reader

PARENA Re:how about reversing the process? (257 comments)

Not sure if it's what you want, but you can "print" a web page and instead of sending it to the printer, you can save it as a PDF file. I believe it's available in most browsers.

more than 2 years ago
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Microsoft Now Collects Royalties From Over Half of All Android Devices

PARENA Re:Android the free OS. (241 comments)

And not even true, because for example HTC has an agreement to AND pay Microsoft for every Android device sold AND to do more with Windows Phone 7.

more than 2 years ago

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Amazon now has album downloader for GNU/Linux

PARENA PARENA writes  |  more than 6 years ago

PARENA writes "Amazon finished their work on their MP3 Downloader for Linux users. This is needed to download complete albums instead of doing that song by song. The site shows some distributions at the System Requirements, next to Windows and Mac OS X. It comes in 4 flavours: Debian 4 Etch, Fedora 8, Open SUSE 10.3, and Unbuntu 7.10 Gutsy (er: Ubuntu, Amazon). Works for a lot of us, but a Mandriva RPM would be nice. boost, libboost and gtkmm are the main requirements, but the Fedora and Suse RPM's really do not seem to work on other distributions, like Mandriva. Possibly better results with distributions based on Fedora and Suse. For the lucky ones that run a supported distro, they can start buying albums from Amazon."
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PARENA PARENA writes  |  more than 7 years ago

PARENA writes "French researcher Xiti claims that Mozilla Firefox keeps winning terrain in Europe. Almost 25% of internet users in Europe uses Firefox. Slovenia (44.5%), Finland (41.3%), Croatia (36.5%) and Germany (36.2%) lead the way, followed by a group of mostly Eastern European countries. Remarkably, The Netherlands is only at 13.3%, right before Andorra. The rest of the world (except Oceania) is behind Europe, with 11.9% to 15.1%."

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