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Microsoft Reportedly Working On Its Own Smartphone

RoscBottle It's not that I lack enthusiasm... (215 comments)

Can't wait to read about the earthy brown Microsoft Phune on my next Android mobile. :P

more than 2 years ago

Viacom's SOPA/PIPA Pitch Video, Annotated

RoscBottle Re:I almost started to cry... (177 comments)

Strange. I watch Daily Show online fairly often, even though it's aired here in Denmark. And has been for years.

more than 3 years ago

Nintendo Releases The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

RoscBottle Oh... (138 comments)

... yes. It IS as good as we say. Can't be bothered with emulators, it looks great on the Wii. Even better on my old CRT TV. :)

more than 3 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Create Custom Recovery Partitions With FOSS?

RoscBottle Re:partimage? (133 comments)

Yep. No problems at all, but then I don't think the partition had any encrypted streams to cope with. Windows 7.

more than 3 years ago

S&P's $2 Trillion Math Mistake

RoscBottle Re:Forgive us the gloating (1040 comments)

What reality are you from? Earth 616? The Danish right wing government is stupidly holding back on any needed repairs and has for years, which is why the old - and damaged - sewer system has gotten repeatedly overloaded during the floods over the last few years, which again has led to a lot of structural damage, that the municipality of Copenhagen (as well as the rest of the country) is now very busy trying to catch up with. In vain mostly. You imply that high unemployment (which we already have, thank you) is better for the economy than growth. I disagree. But why exactly is road repair a bad idea? What business we have left depends on infrastructure and traffic accidents are very costly both in the short and the long term.

more than 3 years ago

Ryanair's CEO Suggests Eliminating Co-Pilots

RoscBottle As usual... (553 comments)

... I would suggest replacing the CEO (and other idiotic managers) with a simple mechanical automaton. Could probably do a better a job and would only require simple maintenance. Evidently the monkey isn't working in most of these cases.

more than 4 years ago

Julian Assange Faces Rape Investigation In Sweden — Updated

RoscBottle Re:"Enemy of the State" (1017 comments)

Rest assured that Denmark too is definitely rotten. But then we've been US lapdogs since 2001. Our supreme court recently affirmed that private parties can require dns blocks (lame as they are) on search engines and metadata. Police can arbitrarily decide zones in which if you get caught you can be detained practically indefinitely for the crime of merely being present... And we still have to go to Sweden to buy snus in portions...

more than 4 years ago

Apple's Haves and Have Nots, Around the World

RoscBottle Re:Free trade within EU (247 comments)

Wrong. If you order from another EU country the company is required to charge your local VAT. It is mainly luxury and media taxes that can be dodged, but only if they're charged at the engros level or later. For example; I can (and do) avoid paying the Danish media tax on writable discs by ordering from Germany, but I still pay Danish VAT. The evil Swedish goverment insidiously charges the insanely high luxury-tax on snus at production level, so I get to pay that AND Danish VAT, even though I live in Denmark (where the tax on smoke-free tobacco is a more lenient less than 10€/kg). Yes, an opinion irrelevant to TFA snuck in, but there you are.

more than 4 years ago

Denmark Chooses OpenDocument Format

RoscBottle Re:How/where was Denmark on the ISO debacle? (198 comments)

From memory Denmark (note that Dane though I am, I did not use "we") voted to support both formats. Just like in Norway there were quite a few "strange circumstances"... Can't be arsed to write more than one comment, so I'll use this opportunity to point out that several municipalities have already changed to ODF and (OpenOffice), Microsoft fighting them tooth and nail with lies and half-truths as usual.

more than 4 years ago

Google Phone Could Drive Apple Into Allegiance With Microsoft

RoscBottle Another solution for Apple (325 comments)

To avoid Microsoft Apple could buy whatever is left of AltaVista. And then we'll have Apple Vista. No, wait...

about 5 years ago


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