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Retro Browser War: IE6 Vs. Netscape In 2011

PieterBr Standards. (211 comments)

And still after 22 years of web, webdevelopers don't give anything about standards and have to rely on javascript and flash to even be able to visit websites. I wonder what the results would have been for standard compliant web-sites.

more than 3 years ago
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China Pushes Real Name System For Online Games

PieterBr So, what about erhhh double names? (115 comments)

Runs out and goes register "Chen": sorry, this name is already taken.

more than 4 years ago
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Internet Sales Tax Gets a New Champion

PieterBr It's just to to make things "fair". (276 comments)

Bookstore owners have to pay sales tax. Amazon doesn't have to. End result: said store owner goes bankrupt because Amazon has a competitive advantage because of tax differences. More unemployment and less tax-income for the state because of less sales-tax income AND because less people have a job. So actually this means a smaller amount of people have to cough up the taxes the state needs, while if you have regional businesses, all that is smeared out over more people. This is just plugging a loophole.

more than 4 years ago
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5.5 Earthquake Hits Canada; Felt in US Midwest, New England

PieterBr I felt it....ohhh wait. (560 comments)

At first I thought it was because the US won their group on the world championship. But then I realised the are no football fans in America.

more than 4 years ago
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Do Gamers Want Simpler Games?

PieterBr The Researchers have it all wrong. (462 comments)

If I get a game, I really want to give it a chance. But the majority of games are just real bad. The 4-5 hours is the time I play a game before I decide that it's a really bad game never to be played again. Of course even bad games have their followers that insist on playing it till the end.

more than 4 years ago
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Mississippi Passes Law To Ban Traffic Light Cameras

PieterBr Choose death? (629 comments)

I'm from the Netherlands. Although heavily crowded we have about the safest roads in the world (together with Norway and England). This is not because the Dutch are such good drivers, but the chances for being caught speeding or driving red lights are very high. If it would all stop and instead prevent all murders and other similar unnatural deaths in our country, we wouldn't save the amount of lives as are being saved by being strict about traffic. So in my opinion the measures against speeding are good and I can't understand why they would get taken away.
(On the other hand: private parties getting a cut from the fines? Only in Amerika)

more than 5 years ago
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D-Link DIR-655 Firmware 1.21 Hijacks Your Internet Connection

PieterBr DNS spoofing. (428 comments)

D-link: now with built in dns spoofing.

about 6 years ago

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Big brother's cellphone data.

PieterBr PieterBr writes  |  more than 3 years ago

PieterBr writes "(translated from the German article)
http://www.zeit.de/datenschutz/malte-spitz-vorratsdaten

Grünen politician "Malte Spitz" obtained six months of cellphone data from the telecom which he madeavailable to Zeit Online. Using this data, you can follow all his movements during this period. The spatial data we have also linked to the information available freely online from the life of Deputies (Twitter, blog entries and web pages).

With the Play button to start journey through Malte Spitz's life. With the speed control you can adjust the speed or stop at any point with the pause button. In addition to the calendar below it shows when he was still in this place. At the same time any point in time can be controlled. Each vertical column represents a day."

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