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KDE Releases Plasma 5

Teun Re:Classic Menu Style? (108 comments)

Indeed, a rather serious ommision for people like me who do't want to search or type for an application but just 'point' at it.

Another little thing is the keyboard shortcuts don't seem to work but then maybe I should first reboot or log out and in again.

about a week ago
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KDE Releases Plasma 5

Teun Re:Fixed what seem like fundamental GUI bugs? (108 comments)

Win7 is the best OS ever to come out of Microsoft, no challenge.

But then why do I always select Kubuntu on this multi-boot system, because it's even better.

KDE is a real pleasure to use, a major factor is totally unmatched configurability even if the default is already good.

about a week ago
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KDE Releases Plasma 5

Teun Re:Hopefully the graphics for... (108 comments)

Like me, I don't disable it but actually use the desktop search with great pleasure.

Yes Nepomuk was tempramental but at the same time it was easy to shoot down the process if it got out of hand.

about a week ago
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German NSA Committee May Turn To Typewriters To Stop Leaks

Teun Re:So what? they can be tapped to. (243 comments)

Just as well the average German doesn't have a clue what these miles and feet mean in their real world. ;)

about a week ago
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Single European Copyright Title On the Horizon

Teun Re:Only one answer, to the Brits (94 comments)

Sorry for the late reply.

Your answer shows the problem with UKIP's stance, the advantage of the EU is mutual, going the UKIP's solitary way will be a loss to all, not just the UK.

The contributions are not waste, they are sensible investment with a nice and factual return for all.

about two weeks ago
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Single European Copyright Title On the Horizon

Teun Re:Only one answer, to the Brits (94 comments)

Sorry but I'm pissed off with bankrolling the EU.

Hahaha!

Maggie made sure you guy's contribute less than the others and you are still moaning.
There is ample evidence the EU as an economic partnership is hugely advantageous to all members, yes including the UK.
B.t.w, have you ever thought about why British icons like the Mini, Bentley and Rolls Royce cars are now owned by the losers of WWII?
Indeed, because the Brits have a deficiency in recognising their own shortcomings.

about two weeks ago
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Foxconn Replacing Workers With Robots

Teun Re:Why is it cheaper in China? (530 comments)

Why do you think these bots will cause the working conditions for the remaining several hundred thousand workers to improve?

about two weeks ago
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Foxconn Replacing Workers With Robots

Teun Re:Why is it cheaper in China? (530 comments)

Nothing to do with up-front cost, they have been programmed not to jump off the roof.

about two weeks ago
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Police Using Dogs To Sniff Out Computer Memory

Teun Re:Any Memory?? what judge will go on just that? (415 comments)

Peddling and consumption of kiddiporn is equivalent to fencing and there's plenty of scientific proof fencing does make for more theft = crime.

about two weeks ago
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Microsoft Suspending "Patch Tuesday" Emails

Teun Re:The Failure of good intentions. (145 comments)

It's a matter of reasonable effort. How can a company determine that a given email destination is Canadian? It really can't. So Canada's laws are affecting the whole world as companies have to either give up on things that people likely actually want (security bulletins) or scramble to form opt-in databases on worldwide recipients just because of Canada.

No, it's a matter of being a decent business partner, regardless of the country you do business in, as a company with moral standing you give the options of opt-in and opt-out.

In the EU it's been that way for several years and it caused no grief to any company that does value it's customers.

about three weeks ago
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Microsoft Suspending "Patch Tuesday" Emails

Teun Re:It looks like a response to anti spam laws (145 comments)

Similar to long existing EU law, maybe the consequences are a little stricter.

So why didn't MS take the same decision when the EU countries installed these rules? MS just followed them and added a working opt out.

about three weeks ago
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Half of Germany's Power Supplied By Solar, Briefly

Teun Re:"Skyrocketing" electricity prices? (461 comments)

Europe had one of the warmest 'winters' in memory which also influenced the price of energy, there was little demand.

Like during the first quarter the Dutch economy that last year seemed out of recension suddenly shrunk, purely because there was so much less gas export, the rest was doing OK.

about a month ago
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Interviews: Ask Lawrence Lessig About His Mayday PAC

Teun Re:Unions. (308 comments)

That's where you thoughts go astray, money buys influence and therefore the rich guy is (in the present US system) able to buy more influence.

about a month ago
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Interviews: Ask Lawrence Lessig About His Mayday PAC

Teun Re:Should the US government censor political blogs (308 comments)

You try to compare different playing fields.

One is the playing field where the elected representative is being influenced by lobbyists with deep pockets, the other is where voters are being influenced by the press, including bloggers.

The first one is reprehensible, the representative has to work for his constituents, not the guy with most money.

The second is exactly what democracy is about, the constituents are influenced by whatever rocks their boat and then they vote.

about 1 month ago
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Interviews: Ask Lawrence Lessig About His Mayday PAC

Teun Re:Unions. (308 comments)

But how's this possible?

The USofA ratified the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and it demands the freedom of association: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/F...

about 1 month ago
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Interviews: Ask Lawrence Lessig About His Mayday PAC

Teun Re:Unions. (308 comments)

Keep in mind that in many states, union membership is required in order to get the job.

Hey, this is about the USofA, not some commie fiefdom.

I mean, the US has ratified the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights that makes a clear statement about the freedom of association...

Anyway, the rich guy would have a great advantage over a poor guy and that's quite contrary to the one man, one vote principle of democracy.

about 1 month ago
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Did the Ignition Key Just Die?

Teun Re:It ain't broke (865 comments)

No I didn't forget it, but it's an American thing and 'we' don't do them :)

about 3 months ago
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Did the Ignition Key Just Die?

Teun Re:Easier or harder to steal a car? (865 comments)

You bet this has to do with cost!

My opinion is for example that a steering lock (bolt) operated by an electromagnet can be build smaller and simpler than one operated by hand as the open and close forces are more predictable. An added benefit is you no longer need to install it at the top of the steering column.
Mechanical and electrical problems on a conventional ignition lock are not unheard of and not cheap to fix while another piece of logic in the firmware is first of near free to build and second does typically not require maintenance.

Additionally car manufacturers are in a fight to lower the weight and thus fuel consumption so every gram counts, electro magnetic systems are lighter than mechanical ones operated by hand.

about 3 months ago
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Did the Ignition Key Just Die?

Teun Re:Easier or harder to steal a car? (865 comments)

Do you remember when TV's had big switches to change channels and buttons to change the sound? (and hue in the US :) )

The first remotes were to avoid getting up to change channels and they were expensive.

But as soon as IR became a single chip option the TV manufacturers jumped on the remotes to save cost on the much more expensive mechanical switches.

Why would it need to be different for cars, these electronic switches are simply cheaper to manufacture.

about 3 months ago
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Did the Ignition Key Just Die?

Teun Re:Awesome if true. (865 comments)

Maybe you should get out it little more, I mean out of the US.
I just had a look at the UK and German Ford sites and they confirm you pay some €1200 - 2000.- more for an auto.

about 3 months ago

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Hillary Clinton on internet freedom

Teun Teun writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Teun (17872) writes "Tonight Hillary Clinton spoke in The Hague on a Dutch government sponsored conference to further internet freedom: The protection of the free Internet is everyone's business. "It's not just for those who suffer from oppression through the Internet,"

Another quote: "Businesses need to be careful to whom they sell software and hardware. "If you sell to Iran, Syria or the former Gaddafi regime, you know that it is used to violate human rights,"

Translation, Original in Dutch."

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