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Particle Physics To Aid Nuclear Cleanup

Tanuki64 Re:Found additional fuel (32 comments)

The experimenters weren't told about the fuel.

Of course the experimenters were not told about the fuel. When some company comes with a magic bullet like new technology, I'd be careful, too. Too often something like this happened:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ADE_651/

And why I thought this was on purpose? Just because of 'They were really impressed that...'. If it wasn't on purpose, I expected the team gloating like 'They were really embarressed that a foreign team discovered their sloppiness'.

yesterday
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Particle Physics To Aid Nuclear Cleanup

Tanuki64 Re:Found additional fuel (32 comments)

I interpreted it that way that they put them on purpose there. To test the scanner.

yesterday
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Experimental Drug Stops Ebola-like Infection

Tanuki64 Re:So? Old news. (52 comments)

Would we knowingly and purposefully infect humans with Ebola?

This depends only on three factors:
1. Skin colour
2. The expected profit
3. The expectation to get away with it

about two weeks ago
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Qt Upgrades From LGPLv2.1 to LGPLv3

Tanuki64 Re:GPL is about User/Owner Freedoms (116 comments)

The funny thing here is that Digia is still going to support Tivoization, but customers will have to pay for it!

This is utter nonsense. When customers pay they are not bound by any GPL or LGPL version. Therefore the term 'Tivoization' is not applicable at all. Looks like you have no clue what 'Tivoization' really means.

about two weeks ago
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Qt Upgrades From LGPLv2.1 to LGPLv3

Tanuki64 Re:Tivoization (116 comments)

Anyway, I'm still using my version - possibly in violation of the GPL.

You can never violate the GPL by using GPLed code. You can only violate the GPL by distributing GPLed code the wrong way.

about two weeks ago
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Qt Upgrades From LGPLv2.1 to LGPLv3

Tanuki64 Re:Tivoization (116 comments)

I did not say it was impossible... only that it is ugly. For smaller projects shipping the objects files is not much of a problem, but the larger the project, the heavier this burden. Deployment definitely gets more complicated.

about two weeks ago
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Qt Upgrades From LGPLv2.1 to LGPLv3

Tanuki64 Re:Tivoization (116 comments)

No, I don't confuse anything. Sure I can use the free version commercially. But it gets really ugly if you want to link Qt statically. And the commercial version has a few nice add-ons, which are not in the free version, e.g. the QML compiler. Fortunately there are some good reasons why someone prefers the commercial version... fortunately because if there were none, there wouldn't be a reason for Digia to go on with Qt.

about two weeks ago
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Qt Upgrades From LGPLv2.1 to LGPLv3

Tanuki64 Re:Tivoization (116 comments)

Nonsense. You cannot get a commercial license by forking. You can fork, but only under one of the open source licenses. And if I had something to say, for forking the Qt code I'd certainly NOT give a commercial license.

about two weeks ago
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Qt Upgrades From LGPLv2.1 to LGPLv3

Tanuki64 Re:Tivoization (116 comments)

I am software developer. I know my way around the Qt and QtCreator code quite well. I just don't have the time to code directly for the Qt project, since I have enough own projects. With such an extra incentive, however, I'd probably shift priorities. Maybe not only me? Could give the Qt project some extra hands... without unreasonable extra costs.

about two weeks ago
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Qt Upgrades From LGPLv2.1 to LGPLv3

Tanuki64 Re:Tivoization (116 comments)

Only thing I'd wish for: A third way to give back. Getting a commercial license for a certain amount of help, e.g. bug fixes or other code contributions to the Qt project.

about two weeks ago
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Qt Upgrades From LGPLv2.1 to LGPLv3

Tanuki64 Re:Tivoization (116 comments)

You make it sound as if Digia would do something ethical questionable. Is this company not allowed to make money with their product?

about two weeks ago
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Is the App Store Broken?

Tanuki64 Re:A 'No-Clones' Policy (258 comments)

So, suppose there is an app in the store. I generally need this app, but it misses a feature, I need. Or I am not too happy with the overall user experience and improve parts of it so it better fits my needs. I add a feature, even if a small one, I adjust the user interface the way I like it. For me this app is definitely better than the original, perhaps for others, too. Does this count as copying? Who has to decide this? How different has an app to be to count as work of its own. Or are we all cursed with inferior apps, because they were developed more quickly, sloppy and therefore released earlier?

Proposals like yours are quickly made, but rarely thought through. They would work fine, if there were only black and white cases, but there never are. As experience in many areas shows, only wannabe block wardens and lawyers benefit from rules like that.

about a month ago
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Popular Android Apps Full of Bugs: Researchers Blame Recycling of Code

Tanuki64 Today: Researchers Blame Recycling of Code (150 comments)

Tomorrow: Researchers Blame "Not invented here" mentality.

Instead of using tested standard libs, developers constantly reinvent the wheel.

about a month ago
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World Health Organization Calls For Decriminalization of Drug Use

Tanuki64 Re:It's finally time to do it (474 comments)

Alcohol and tobacco are good enough for this purpose. The gains from other drugs would just cut into those profits. And you would miss the opportunity to implement piece by piece the tools of a police state. Come on... child porn and terror carry only so far and don't really fill your prisons. Without drugs something else has to be found for this purpose.

about a month and a half ago
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World Health Organization Calls For Decriminalization of Drug Use

Tanuki64 The war on drugs failed only.... (474 comments)

...if its goal was to prevent drug usage.

about a month and a half ago
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Marvel's New Thor Will Be a Woman

Tanuki64 Re:I bet this is part of the whole "Sif & Warr (590 comments)

If they can grab money with that, then it is right what they are doing. Making money is the first and foremost task of a company.

about a month and a half ago
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Marvel's New Thor Will Be a Woman

Tanuki64 Re:DC Follows suit (590 comments)

No problem. As long as he is at least gay.

about a month and a half ago
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Marvel's New Thor Will Be a Woman

Tanuki64 Re:Ridiculous! (590 comments)

This is done exclusively as a gimmick to attract audiences of feminists and the obsessively politically correct.

Yep. And I like it. If they really can attract so many feminists and obsessively political correct one, that the loss of normal readers, who hate this change, is at least compensated...Then those normal readers don't deserve better. Marvel can make a political statement or Marvel can make money... If they really can make both is totally up to the majority of the buyers of this title. And this majority is most likely male. Easy solution: Don't buy and in a few month this joke is over.

about a month and a half ago
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Marvel's New Thor Will Be a Woman

Tanuki64 You are male? You don't like the change? (590 comments)

Easy solution: Don't buy the books. I would guess, the overwhelming majority of comic book buyers are men. Let's see if the male readers can make a sufficiently large bump in the profit Marvel makes with the Thor books, so it cannot be compensated by the three additional female readers Marvel might get through this move. If not... you deserve not better.

about a month and a half ago
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Normal Humans Effectively Excluded From Developing Software

Tanuki64 Re:Programming is more accessible to masses (608 comments)

The notion that common ordinary folks can't pick up programming today is ludicrous.

True, true, but it can't be picked up by common ordinary and lazy folks.

about 1 month ago

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