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Alibaba Face Off With Chinese Regulator Over Fake Products

Zappy Re:Great! (79 comments)

I don't have a problem with fakes marketed as fake (or the pr term replica).

I do have a problem with crap made to look like a nice products marketed as nice products at almost nice product price point.

At least 95% of the time things I got at Ali was what was more or less described.
There where some notable exceptions however and Ali, for now at least, doesn't care. Escrow is a joke, the people handling the disputes are incompetent or interested probably both. The people handling the complaint on the dispute resolution have no intention whatsoever to do their job.

2 days ago
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Extra Leap Second To Be Added To Clocks On June 30

Zappy Re:Better way (289 comments)

"anti-meridian"

ante-meridian, anti-meridian would be midnight I guess :-)

about three weeks ago
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Bellard Creates New Image Format To Replace JPEG

Zappy Re:Great... (377 comments)

If the headline was much better quality, maybe, but it's not immediately clear to me that this is in any way better than just using higher quality/size JPEG.

I agree, half the size is for most people irrelevant. The article mentions the quality improvement you wanted but did not make it in the summery. Upto 14bits per channel could be a major plus when implemented natively in a DLSR.

Even then it first need to be widely supported before it is used by many, it needs to be used by many before it will be widely supported.

about 2 months ago
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Just-Announced X.Org Security Flaws Affect Code Dating Back To 1987

Zappy Re:Wha?!?!!! (172 comments)

Windows NT has a lineage dating back to April 1987 with the release of OS/2 1.0

about 2 months ago
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Amazon Goes After Oracle (Again) With New Aurora Database

Zappy Re:Postgresql is no Oracle (102 comments)

... The real question is what can you do in Oracle that you can't do in Postgresql. The answer is very little ...

The one thing that keeps Oracle customers, especially the corporations, coming back to Oracle is that critical data can not be guaranteed if you use Postgresql or any other 'chicken branded' database engine

Correct one of the very few things you can do with Oracle compared to PostgreSQL is shunt the blame to them, while you might get the full blast when the same thing happens to PostgreSQL.

I have btw never see either of them fail at preserving your data.

about 3 months ago
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Reactions To Disgusting Images Predict a Persons Political Ideology

Zappy Re:Two things. (330 comments)

Correct English is not my first language, having said that. From a dictionary:

ethnic (thnk) adj. 1. a. Of, relating to, or characteristic of a sizable group of people sharing a common and distinctive national, religious, linguistic, or cultural heritage.

Your definition of choice is in there as well btw.

And to be honest, I couldn't care less about somebody genetic heritage. I care about their behaviour.

about 3 months ago
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Reactions To Disgusting Images Predict a Persons Political Ideology

Zappy Re:Two things. (330 comments)

Immigration is not a problem per se. Immigration of large groups not willing to conform to our local ethnics is.

I'm from north western europe. Our ethnics is largely atheist and liberal and we are under constant pressure from minorities trying to force their "sensibilities" on society. Well if they don't like our way of living, they are welcome to leave as far as I'm concerned.

about 3 months ago
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Why did Microsoft skip Windows 9?

Zappy Re:X, perhaps? (399 comments)

I prefer X windows

about 4 months ago
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Why the iPhone 6 Has the Same Base Memory As the iPhone 5

Zappy No the article is not about RAM (264 comments)

Am I the only one who at first red "base memory" as RAM and would prefer the term storage to memory when it is used to described persistent storage?

about 4 months ago
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What To Expect With Windows 9

Zappy Re:Clippy 2.0 (545 comments)

Cortana is Clippy 2.0

about 4 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Linux-Friendly Desktop x86 Motherboard Manufacturers?

Zappy Re:Intel (294 comments)

Intel MB may be fine, but stay away from the wireless 7260 series, they are utter crap and only work mostly with the very latest firmware and driver/kernel version.

about 5 months ago
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Google's Driverless Cars Capable of Exceeding Speed Limit

Zappy Re:Safety vs Law (475 comments)

Maybe if you'd said 65 instead of 90, you'd be right. But any bump at 90 has a respectable chance of leading to loss of control by one or both vehicles; typical cars just don't maneuver at those speeds with unless it's very gradual.

I'm guessing your used to driving American cars?

about 5 months ago
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Munich Reverses Course, May Ditch Linux For Microsoft

Zappy Re:Surprise? (579 comments)

Switch Thunderbird to off-line mode before you start configuring a new account. The **HORRIBLE** auto-configuration will not show up and you can just configure your account.

about 5 months ago
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Robyn Bergeron Stepping Down As Fedora Project Leader

Zappy Re:Good luck (53 comments)

Like the old installer up to Fedora 12 (or so) enabled you to do before the horrible unintuitive mess that is the current installer replaced that.

about 8 months ago
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Can You Tell the Difference? 4K Galaxy Note 3 vs. Canon 5D Mark III Video

Zappy Re:I could presumably count the pixels? (201 comments)

Some of the scenes it obviously showed the limited number of stops presented in the note3 video. Scenes with both shadows and full sunlight.

Overall though I was surprised at how close the two video's where.

about 9 months ago

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Filesharing increased after block of The Piratebay

Zappy Zappy writes  |  about a year and a half ago

Zappy (7013) writes "Number of internet users sharing files increased from 15% at the start of the blockade to 18% six months later a study done by Universiteit van Amsterdam show. Full artike in Dutch
http://www.nrc.nl/nieuws/2013/08/22/ondanks-blokkade-pirate-bay-neemt-downloaden-toe/?utm_source=email&utm_campaign=nieuwsbrief-20130822&utm_content=Media&utm_term=hoofdartikel"

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