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Linus Torvalds: 'I Still Want the Desktop'

Teun Re:Infrastructure? (610 comments)

You must be developing or at least love Unity :)

yesterday
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Munich Reverses Course, May Ditch Linux For Microsoft

Teun Re:Surprise? (568 comments)

The difference between you and the Munich people are they have a couple of professionals selecting both hardware and software to be compatible from the onset.

Like I run Kubuntu 14.04 on a Thinkpad and hardly ever experience breakage, Firefox and Thunderbird are since years examples of stability.
My provider suns their mail, pop and imap, on Linux and again perfect stability.

Additionally, Munich does not run 'the latest and greatest' but a well proven Kernel and set of applications.

An other little piece of info, the newspaper article refers to observations by a vice-mayor of the city and the complaints he heard were not about Linux the OS but about compatibility issues with the Office packages, a problem that would go away if MS had a proper implementation of the odf standard.

2 days ago
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Why Hasn't This Asteroid Disintegrated?

Teun Conspiracy (74 comments)

Such forces would be comparable to those that caused lunar dust to stick to astronauts' space suits.

Ohh stop it! Now after so many years we should just admit the dust was sticking because they were too hasty starting to use the new set in the area 51 studio's and the black paint hadn't yet fully dried.

about a week ago
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Experimental Drug Compound Found To Reverse Effects of Alzheimer's In Mice

Teun Re:Misleading summary is misleading (105 comments)

You seem to know your Shit.

And can be funny too :)

about two weeks ago
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Add a TV Tuner To Your Xbox (In Europe)

Teun Re:Old tech (81 comments)

Sure, but due to the shitty compression of mpeg2 you can only get an SD channel within the conventional channel width.

about two weeks ago
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Add a TV Tuner To Your Xbox (In Europe)

Teun Re:Old tech (81 comments)

First of all, DVB-T is low quality

It is what's known as SD, Standard Definition.

Some countries have and others are moving to DVB-T2 which is HD.

about two weeks ago
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Add a TV Tuner To Your Xbox (In Europe)

Teun Re:great idea (81 comments)

To name a few, Germany, Denmark and Poland have many open channels on DVB-T en T2.

The Netherlands usually the 3 public and one regional that are free and I'd be surprised if it weren't similar in most countries.

about two weeks ago
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UK Police Won't Comment On The Tracking of People's Phone Calls

Teun Re:ECHR (52 comments)

Absolutely but logic doesn't always makes you look good and re-elected.

about two weeks ago
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Microsoft To Drop Support For Older Versions of Internet Explorer

Teun Re:Oh Boy! (138 comments)

For allowing certain versions it's just a matter of setting a range but this would not help if that range is no longer maintained.

The "Mozilla Firefox Extended Support Release" is one solution to the problem, others publishing serious software should do similar.

about two weeks ago
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Microsoft To Drop Support For Older Versions of Internet Explorer

Teun Re:Oh Boy! (138 comments)

Come on! As long as the numbering is sequential it makes no difference.

Incompatibilities aren't recognisable by their number.

about two weeks ago
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UK Police Won't Comment On The Tracking of People's Phone Calls

Teun Re:ECHR (52 comments)

Probably means another reason for the UK to withdraw from the EU.

Of course all in the name of greater democracy.

about two weeks ago
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Microsoft To Drop Support For Older Versions of Internet Explorer

Teun Re:Oh Boy! (138 comments)

Exactly, numbers are just that, numbers.

As long as the functionality is there I couldn't care less if they changed to an AA, AB, AC etc. scheme.

about two weeks ago
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The Hidden Cost of Your New Xfinity Router

Teun Re:Service in exchange for a free modem? (224 comments)

So what would be the difference with some schmuck logging in on your normal WIFI?

This system has Comcast's authentication, vs. your regular WIFI has the usual WPA or whatever protocol, you lose or share either, you could be in for abuse.

If you are stupid enough to use WEP authentication that's the channel going to be abused, not the Comcast one :)

about two weeks ago
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The Hidden Cost of Your New Xfinity Router

Teun Re:Service in exchange for a free modem? (224 comments)

Not a chance, only registered customers are able to log in and any suspicious traffic would be tracable to said Comcast customer.

It is not a public and open WIFI hotspot.

about two weeks ago
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The Hidden Cost of Your New Xfinity Router

Teun Re: Compared to what?!? (224 comments)

You seem to miss the point, you give access to others and when you travel they'll give access to you.

Those that don't give access won't get it themself, simple.

about two weeks ago
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Snowden Granted 3 More Years of Russian Residency

Teun Re:Snowden is a traitor (266 comments)

Sad.

See the US legal system, especially in criminal law is not at all fair.

Or how do you explain that a nation with 5% of the world's population holds 25% of the world's prisoners, are you guys 500% more criminal?
Another example, your legal system makes the plea bargain possible, you get a sentence without proper judicial oversight, it stinks to high heaven.
Or the fact you can actually rent a cop...Legalised corruption.
Or the violence and rape in your prison system, in a civilised country the prison management would have to stand trial, in the US it's just accepted; once in the pound you'll be Bubba's bride.
Or the number of prisoners in solitary confinement, totally against all scientific wisdom and international treaties.

Get over it, Snowden might have violated parts of your written law but he sure as hell also did the US population and humanity as a whole a service.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Datacenter HDD Wipe Policy?

Teun Old Tech (116 comments)

Some things require Old Tech.

about two weeks ago
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Why Morgan Stanley Is Betting That Tesla Will Kill Your Power Company

Teun Re:Half of Americans rent (502 comments)

So that leaves half the population that can.

And not all landlords are asses re. the value of their property.
Given enough incentive, renters willing to pay for an environmental friendly home can also be an interesting market.
I also know of non-profits being set up to build PV and wind generation on other's property, the landlord would be a fool not to rent out his roof space.

What will be needed is a split in ownership of the infrastructure (the lines) vs. the generation, something that works quite nice in the developed parts of Europe.

about two weeks ago
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Why Morgan Stanley Is Betting That Tesla Will Kill Your Power Company

Teun Re:Until we learn how to use less ... (502 comments)

No need to store the O2.

The problem is such conversions end up with about 25 - 35% efficiency.

Using the Tesla's batteries while stationary is a damn good alternative.

about two weeks 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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