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Verizon, Cable Lobby Oppose Spec-Bump For Broadband Definition

Teun Re:life in the U.S. (236 comments)

Only because you are a single user on that line, please think of the kids!

yesterday
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Winston Churchill's Scientists

Teun Re:Most Secret War (75 comments)

I too remember his funeral, the man was iconic.

And working for a UK based company I see problems in the English culture that have caused the losers of WWII to now be the owner and manager of great British brands like Rolls Royce, Bentley and Mini auto mobiles.
Others like Vauxhal and Ford are just manufacturing plants building largely German engineered cars. Mazda and Toyota took over other factories.

The British (English!) problem is they are so cock-sure of their own products they can't believe you need to continually work on improvement, "hey we have the best engineers in the world, this X-years old design is the best, change can't be an improvement".

Even now the Brits have some brilliant engineers but until they recognise the outside world has moved on they will never be successful outside their own country.

Oh and let's not forget the considerable number of followers of that idiot drunk Nigel Farage that want to close up even more. We're seventy years after the end of WWII and the following disintegration of the Empire and they still don't see the value of openness for future progress. Churchill was a Liberal Conservative, the Liberals is the UK party with the least support and the Conservatives with their shining example Cameron don't understand the modern world...

about a week ago
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Analysis Suggests Solar System Contains Massive Trans-Neptunian Objects

Teun Re:Planet X / Nibiru !!! (170 comments)

If such existed it would have passed us before and left obvious traces.

about two weeks ago
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What Africa Really Needs To Fight Ebola

Teun A legal system (83 comments)

Yes Africa is rife with corruption.

Some see it as a natural thing, that's really sad because now they won't oppose it.
Others see it as the result of colonialism but we're 20-50 years on and things only got worse...

Talking about Ebola, two months ago I arrived in Angola and they had temperature screening for those getting off the plane.
Rather sad was this was only done for foreigners, those with an Angolan passport are apparently immune :(.
Africa is rife with corruption and corruption breeds what we'd otherwise see as stupidity but for individuals it's really just a way of survival.

The only effective way to fight corruption is to have a solid legal system and from European experience we learn that needs to be in place for several generations before it becomes effective.
Since the British occupation of South Africa it had a reasonable judiciary but now Zuma's ANC has taken over it is left to die, laws are watered down and officials installed based on their race and political affiliation.

It is a sad conclusion but even in the best scenario Africa will be corrupt for at least the next century.

about two weeks ago
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Spanish Judge Cites Use of Secure Email As a Potential Terrorist Indicator

Teun This place (174 comments)

This place must have an above average number of terrorists...

about two weeks ago
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Canadian Government Steps In To Stop Misleading Infringement Notices

Teun Re:How is it misleading? (103 comments)

Because US law should stop at the border?

Like, someone in the USA uploads, makes available, a copy of Hitler's Mein Kampf and a Dutch citizen downloads it, surely that's legal in the US but just as much it's illegal in The Netherlands, who's law to apply?

about two weeks ago
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Closure On the Linux Lockup Bug

Teun Re:Folds in space time continuum (115 comments)

You should for once get out of your English-centric world and use the languages of the people who named the planet.

about two weeks ago
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Gunmen Kill 12, Wound 7 At French Magazine HQ

Teun Re:umm... (1350 comments)

OK, I'll bite.

This matters doubly to /. because many of us make a living in the communication business.

about three weeks ago
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Gunmen Kill 12, Wound 7 At French Magazine HQ

Teun Re:White House... (1350 comments)

France has very little oil.

about three weeks ago
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Gunmen Kill 12, Wound 7 At French Magazine HQ

Teun Re:White House... (1350 comments)

Oh man, do I agree with your eloquent words!

about three weeks ago
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US CTO Tries To Wean the White House Off Floppy Disks

Teun Re:Bad Sectors! (252 comments)

Weird, a few months back a client asked for data from the early 90's and I checked around 30 floppies that were 'in storage' like 'not yet thrown out'.

I was able to read all of them, no failures.

At the time I was already backing them up to Zip drives and they are also very reliable.

about three weeks ago
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65,000 Complaints Later, Microsoft Files Suit Against Tech Support Scammers

Teun Re:I have a fun time with these calls (246 comments)

Same here, given time I'll try to stretch the call and make them ask me silly things on this Linux computer.

But most of the time I run out of patience before them and then go 'may I ask a question?' :
Are your parents proud to have a criminal in the family?

The last Asian became very irritated and started calling me names, mission accomplished :)

about a month ago
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Virtual Reality Experiment Wants To Put White People In Black Bodies

Teun Re:Tired of this shit (448 comments)

Progressives shit a brick when people started wearing American Flags on their lapels to "show" their patriotism.

Yeah I agree, this silly waving of the national flag by conservatives is clear evidence of their lack of self-esteem.

about a month ago
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Microsoft Gets Industry Support Against US Search Of Data In Ireland

Teun Re:Doesn't seem simple (137 comments)

You are both correct in your analysis.

It's exactly for the prevention and resolution of these sort of conflicts civilised nations negotiate and sign bi-lateral or international treaties like via the UN.

Regrettably the (conservative) right wing of USofA politics has years ago decided to laugh at such treaties and now we have an issue.

The 'Conflict of Law' legal specialists will be the only beneficiaries!

about a month ago
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Apple and Samsung Already Working On A9 Processor

Teun Is 'Made in America' going to be a premium? (114 comments)

Is 'Made in America' going to be a premium?

It might sell in the USofA but the rest of the world should become very suspicious when something this complex has been made in the land of the three letter agencies and National Security Letters...

about a month and a half ago
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Forbes Blasts Latests Windows 7 Patch as Malware

Teun Re:Short sighted (230 comments)

In the mean time it must be a kernel with some interesting weak-points...

about a month and a half ago
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Bad Lockup Bug Plagues Linux

Teun Re:But guys... (257 comments)

OK let me explain, start by ducking deep.....


Woooosh!!!

Got it?

And the others after you?

about 2 months ago
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Bad Lockup Bug Plagues Linux

Teun Re:But guys... (257 comments)

A couple of months ago I saw the entertainment system on a 777 reboot and noticed a 2.6 series kernel...

about 2 months ago
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Gilbert, AZ Censors Biology Books the Old-Fashioned Way

Teun Re:Baby meet bathwater (289 comments)

Also, the school board cannot distinguish between biology (=science) and religion (ethics).

about 2 months ago

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Hillary Clinton on internet freedom

Teun Teun writes  |  more than 3 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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