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Reemi Re:Not so sure it's harmless (251 comments)

Did this and amazingly they stayed online with me for 30 minutes.

Then I said: But wait, I think we have the wrong computer. Let me boot the other one.

Whole call lasted 40 minutes.

about 5 months ago

Adobe To Let Third Party Devs Incorporate Photoshop Features

Reemi Krita: alternative for Mac (39 comments)

Sorry for being a little off topic, but isn't it time that we start supporting alternatives to Photoshop?

Krita impresses me with the frequent feature updates they provide and they are running a kickstarter at the moment: https://www.kickstarter.com/pr...

What would be really great is if they could reach their super goal which will mean they are going to port Krita to Mac as well.

about 7 months ago

Under Armour/Lockheed Suit Blamed For US Skating Performance

Reemi Re:Then again, maybe it’s not the suits at a (357 comments)

Besides those numbers are for both winter and summer olympics combined, let's look into more details.

Sweden: 191 gold, 10 mln inhabitants
Hungary: 167 gold, 10 mln inhabitants
Switserland: 91 gold, 8 mln inhabitants
US: 1063 gold, +300 mln inhabitants

It is rude and unnecessary to call Americans fat and poor at sports, but in order to compare it with other nations one should not take grand totals.

(And yes, I hand-picked those examples but on the other hand I left out Norway with 5 mln inhabitants and 107 gold medals at the winter olympics vs US 87)

about a year ago

Finnish Police Board Wants Justification For Wikipedia's Fundraising Campaign

Reemi Re:Tyranny (252 comments)

The analogy is wrong, as a book would have to be in my possession first to be opened. The service is provided when the book is transferred to me.

WP is engaged in sending information not already in my possession. Hence they do provide a service.

Anyway, just broke my rule w.r.t. responding to an AC. Shouldn't do that.

about a year ago

Finnish Police Board Wants Justification For Wikipedia's Fundraising Campaign

Reemi Re:Tyranny (252 comments)

Wiki is doing business in Finland, they provide information services to Finnish citizens by providing access to their website.

It is irrelevant if the Finns pay for it or not (payment can be made in different ways, money, bit-coins, advertisement, information gathering etc). Furthermore, being a non-profit organization doesn't mean you are not doing business.

Don't get me wrong, I think Wikipedia should be allowed to collect money in Finland but only within the Finnish law.

about a year ago

Finnish Police Board Wants Justification For Wikipedia's Fundraising Campaign

Reemi Re:Tyranny (252 comments)

A website OUTSIDE a sovereign state does not get to dictate the laws WITHIN said state.

Wikipedia, not any other organization has the right to do business on their terms just because they can hide themselves behind a server.

Note, the Finnish police asked for clarification and if Wikipedia answers it will not accept payments from Finnish citizens then there is no problem. If they want to receive payments from them, they will have to follow the Finnish laws. Period.

about a year ago

Finnish Police Board Wants Justification For Wikipedia's Fundraising Campaign

Reemi Re:Tyranny (252 comments)

It also means that when I donate money it is on record what the purpose of the donation is and who is receiving the funds. This could very well protect the Finns from fund-raising scams.

Calling it a tyranny without considering the other side of the story nor knowing on how hard it is to receive such permit is.... (I'm just lacking the words for it.)

about a year ago

Decision, EA: Judge Reverses Multimillion Dollar Award To Madden Dev

Reemi Re:Silly Wabbit (125 comments)

Ask your dad how much money he is willing to spend defending it.

As they say: the value of a patent is equal to the money you are able to spend defending it.

about a year ago

PunkSPIDER Project Puts Vulnerabilities On (Searchable) Display

Reemi Re:Ethics (85 comments)

How about you borrowed your expensive camera to a friend and you noticed he left it visible inside his car on the parking lot. A parking lot known for many burglaries, in other words he was inviting somebody to steel your camera.

Would it be ethical to check if he locked his car so you can protect YOUR OWN belongings?

I agree with your statement, but looking at my log-files I wonder why the good guys should not be allowed to perform one scan while the bad ones are performing hundreds a day. Why should the bad ones have all the information?

about 2 years ago

Futuristic Highway Will Glow In the Dark For Icy Conditions

Reemi Re:Very little incentive to innovate (174 comments)

Some governments consider roads as critical for their competitive position. Without a good road-network, the Netherlands would loose their position as transport country and the work generated by the Rotterdam Harbor would dry up.

Accidents cause road-blocks which cause traffic jams. Hundreds of people in traffic jams idling costs enormous amounts of lost productivity and is bad for GDP.

With a social system ensuring everybody for health-case and a decent life standard when not able to work, avoiding accidents becomes an economical question.

I'm not stating the government does take all this into account, but at least the importance of a good and safe road-network for the whole country is understood.

Note, roads are not only there for those driving a car. Even if you do your groceries walking, ask yourself how your food ended up at the store. Ask yourself how the Ambulance managed to come to you when you need it.

about 2 years ago

Petition For Metric In US Halfway To Requiring Response From the White House

Reemi Re: US Metric System (1387 comments)

I would completely agree with you but base 10 has one slight advantage: Humans in general have 10 fingers.

about 2 years ago

Ericsson Seeks US Import Ban On Samsung Products

Reemi Re:Key part from TFA (what it's really about). (102 comments)

Samsung is moving into the mobile network infrastructure market and hence is planing to become a competitor. This is probably the key for the dispute, Samsung will most likely use the IPR in other product segments than mobile phones only.

Ericsson has as well a 50% stake in ST-Ericsson, selling mobile platforms for manufacturers like Samsung. note, the S3 mini is based on an ST-Ericsson platform. Samsung has an own LTE platform as well. So Samsung is both a customer as a competitor to Ericsson in this area.

Yes, they do not compete on the mobile phones themselves but they do compete in all other areas. Stating this is only about the money or not is pure speculation. This is a rather complex situation.

more than 2 years ago

Dutch ISPs Refuse To Block Pirate Bay

Reemi Re:the real bad bit (156 comments)

This is not correct. BREIN is only allowed to submit Pirate Bay IPs and domain names. BREIN will get a fine if they submit non related IPs.

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Best Android Tablet For Travel?

Reemi Ask /. and buy as I did (356 comments)

Why asking here? All info you need is on the web, why get confused by advice of users that probably at most have really used 2 tablets.
Bought a Sony myself, based on the info on the web and after holding it in my hands. I am happy with the form factor. Dont care about the otner specs as I bought the device for what it can, not for what it might do in the future (Hope for an ICS upgrade, but wont complain ifit doesnt happen. Didnt pay for it)

Enjoy your trip, try to enjoy it without any digital toys. They are overrated.

about 3 years ago

Google Accuses Competitors of Abusing Patents Against Android

Reemi Nortel and Android, what is their relation? (294 comments)

I'm a little ocnfused here. Nortel has bee na big company in the telecom buisiness and I'd assume that the majority of their patents are related in the field of Telecom Networks and Radio infrastructure.

Why does eveybody assume the patents sold recently are related to Android? What did Nortel do so that it was a buisiness case for them to have a strong Android portfolio?

I understand Apple wanting a piece of the cake, as they ship terminals and therefore could use radio technology for protection. But Google? They are not shipping terminals so why would they care.

Anybody who can explain this?

more than 3 years ago

Students Suspended, Expelled Over Facebook Posts

Reemi Re:The beginning of the end... (669 comments)

I really hope you are right.

The other scenario is even more scarry. In order to be hired for that new job, you are required to have at least 100 friends and a wall full of messages.

Sounds strange? It already happend with the credit rating. You are forced to have debt in order to get a positive rating.

more than 3 years ago

Infected Androids Run Up Big Texting Bills

Reemi Re:Common Sense (279 comments)

> I think my problem is that I don't trust any of the above.

And therefore you should thrust them all.

more than 3 years ago

Microsoft Research Takes On Go

Reemi Want to play the game for free? Some pointers (175 comments)

This article reads like a commercial without any scientific background w.r.t. the algorithms used. They even state it does not perform as well as other available programs.

Still, interested giving the game a try? It is really simple.

Start here to learn the rules: http://playgo.to/iwtg/

Like the problem solving, this is a good site for problems: http://goproblems.com/ Note, 30kyu problems are the easiest, then 25kyu etc. Hardest are the dan problems. (Believe me, they are really difficult)

Want to play against the computer? GnuGo is your friend> http://www.gnu.org/software/gnugo/gnugo.html

Playing against real oponents on the web, there are 2 options: Turn-based (the slow progress variant) or real-time. I can recommend for the turn-based variant Dragon Go Server and Online Go Server: http://www.dragongoserver.net/ http://www.online-go.com/

Personally, I'm not into real-time, but KGS is an alternative: http://www.gokgs.com/ Note, people might not always be in the mood for chatting here.

Getting hooked, try to find a local club or check for players in your neighbourhood: http://igolocal.net/

Have fun.

about 4 years ago

Does Anyone Really Prefer Glossy Screens?

Reemi Change the keyboard (646 comments)

It is rather trivial to change the keybord of a laptop. You might be able to order one for your brand for quite a small sum. Otherwise go to a local shop and check with them if they can help out. My experience is the smaller ones are willing to order a specific version for you and exchange the keyboard.

Note, local shops often have local keyboards in stock as there are always customers requesting English versions which they replace.

Good luck.

more than 4 years ago



Ericsson filed a patent infringement action against Samsung (FRAND)

Reemi Reemi writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Reemi (142518) writes "Ericsson announced that they filed a patent infringement action against Samsung after it refused to sign a license agreement on FRAND (Fair, Reasonable and Non-Discriminatory) terms, despite two years of negotiations.
Is the legal battlefield moving from handsets to networking equipment or is Samsung trying to bully all out of the market?"

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