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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 (237 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 :)

2 days ago
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Virtual Reality Experiment Wants To Put White People In Black Bodies

Teun Re:Tired of this shit (447 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 week 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 week 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 week ago
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Forbes Blasts Latests Windows 7 Patch as Malware

Teun Re:Short sighted (229 comments)

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

about a week 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 three weeks 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 three weeks 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 three weeks ago
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Gilbert, AZ Censors Biology Books the Old-Fashioned Way

Teun Re:Slashdot, once again... (289 comments)

Well it's "News for Nerds, stuff that matters".

Let me elaborate. The US is still, regardless of an individuals feelings towards it as a nation, the most influential nation with respect to sciences, technology and geo politics. People like me from Europe, but also plenty of your fellow country people from other states, are somewhat uneasy towards large areas of the US that are dominated by, to us, strange religious tendencies. At times it can feel like parts of the US aren't all that different to the Taliban in their general attitude, albeit the details differ vastly of course.

Now when things like this redaction of text books occurs, it lights up like a warning light that the, oh let's call them Christian just for the fun of it, might be making inroads again.

And the US's position towards science, technology and teaching of science is of utmost importance for the rest of the world due to the US's massive influence in these fields. No-one can ignore it.

In closing I'd also like to notice that anyone scared by the actual Taliban, that group of not so terribly well funded Reactionaries in a overall not so terribly important part of the world, should realize that they are a trivial non-issue that a fully Talibanized ("Christibanized") US would pose. Fantastically funded, large armed forces, nuclear weapons, a mega-power... if that became in it's total a state dominated by religious fundamentalists like that chick from that school board... that's a thought to shiver in fear of.

No less truth 'cause you chose to post this as an AC.

about three weeks ago
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Gilbert, AZ Censors Biology Books the Old-Fashioned Way

Teun Re:Slashdot, once again... (289 comments)

Very well worded, my compliments.

I have no problem with conservative politics but can't stand their unwillingness to accept facts that don't agree with the broken parts of their philosophy.

What is wrong in the AZ debate is that they (the religious extremists) are mixing biology (science) and their personal beliefs.

about three weeks ago
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France Wants To Get Rid of Diesel Fuel

Teun Re:BINGO (395 comments)

The problem in France is not necessarily with manufacturing standards, after all they export to other countries and can be competitive.

The French problem is typically a lack of maintenance, where the northern countries have fairly strict annual safety and emission tests the French are more laissez faire and now it bites them back.

about three weeks ago
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Mathematicians Study Effects of Gerrymandering On 2012 Election

Teun Re:PR works well? Where? (413 comments)

And why do you think there are no minority governments?

Presently The Netherlands has one, Denmark usually has one and they work.

about three weeks ago
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Mathematicians Study Effects of Gerrymandering On 2012 Election

Teun Re:Stop this stupid First past the Post system (413 comments)

So why do you think a senator voted in on PR is worse than the FPTP one?

Interesting, who is going to appoint those senators?

Over here in The Netherlands we have a system whereby the senate is voted in by the provincial 'parliaments' called The States.
This election happens every 4 years, no later than three months after the provincial elections.
The 'value' of a provincial vote depends on how populous the province is.

about three weeks ago
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Mathematicians Study Effects of Gerrymandering On 2012 Election

Teun Re:PR works well? Where? (413 comments)

Similar happens in The Netherlands, many months with lengthy negotiations to find a majority coalition.

It's typically during these periods we have the most stable system :)

The German tweak is a 5% minimum threshold to get into the parliament, only recognised minorities are exempted.

about three weeks ago
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Mathematicians Study Effects of Gerrymandering On 2012 Election

Teun Stop this stupid First past the Post system (413 comments)

Start using a democratic system where every vote is equal, it's called Proportional Representation and works very well.

It would also be the end of the two party systems.

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Why Is the Power Grid So Crummy In So Many Places?

Teun Re:Hide your cables (516 comments)

Yes it was a snark, deal with it :)

But even in places like Finland and Sweden where population density is very low cables are underground.

What I observe in N-America is a reluctance to put them away, maybe because zoning laws haven't caught up with modern times?

For all purpose, the majority of Americans, even in rural areas, live in clusters that could easily use buried cables, or do you run your water, gas and sewage on poles too?

about three weeks ago
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Wikipedia's "Complicated" Relationship With Net Neutrality

Teun Bad, the rich will win (134 comments)

This type of Zero-cap policies favour those companies and organisations that can afford it.

It is just as bad as any tiered internet.

Just suppose only CNN could afford to offer a Zero-cap and Fox News couldn't find a sponsor for the same, so much humour would be lost on these poor conservatives with a cap!

I am convinced that Internet should be treated as a utility similar to roads, you pay for the infrastructure and there can be a % charge on your data use but all are treated equal.

about three weeks ago
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Clarificiation on the IP Address Security in Dropbox Case

Teun Chief of Information Systems & Services knows (152 comments)

The interesting part of this story is this:

Rafael Mena, the mayor's Chief of Information Systems & Services, said in a statement:

Because what this Chief dipshit saw was totally wrong. And even our favourite blogger noticed it.

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: Why Is the Power Grid So Crummy In So Many Places?

Teun Hide your cables (516 comments)

So long as you stick poles in the ground and the cables up in the air it won't improve much.

Have a look see in developed nations.

about a month ago

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Hillary Clinton on internet freedom

Teun Teun writes  |  about 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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