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Value of Bitcoin "Crashes"

andersa Re:Bitcoin (709 comments)

Not to mention bottlecaps.

more than 2 years ago

Feds Call Full-Tilt Poker a 'Global Ponzi Scheme'

andersa Re:Uh, duh (436 comments)

HI, How are you doing

I just want to say that this is a test.

more than 2 years ago

Estimated Transfer Time Is No More In Windows 8

andersa Re:where is our critical mass of Linux Users? (456 comments)

You can't play games and record the video on linux.

Well yeah, you can, maybe. Compared to fraps it is a pita.

I play games on my windows box and occationally I want to record something for youtube. It's just not viable to do that in linux, even if you could run the game in Wine. I switch to linux for editing. Kdenlive is very nice for that.

about 3 years ago

Debian 6.0 "Squeeze" Frozen

andersa Re:Debian? (202 comments)

Debian "unstable" is always quite up to date. All new features and packages are introduced in unstable first. Don't let the name confuse you -- it's about as reliable as most distributions' released versions. It's "unstable" in the sense that it gets constant updates, which means that things are always changing. Every once in a blue moon, a change will actually seriously break something for a day or so. Maybe once every 3-4 years in my experience.

I think that is painting a bit too pretty a picture of it. It definitely breaks more often than that. Count on having problems whenever the build system or the core set of libraries are updated, or whenever a larger set of software packages are updated like KDE. In these cases you seriously need to know what you are doing or you will end up in a situation where your packages get caught it a dependency deadlock. Your old packages have been uninstalled and the new ones won't install because of some missing package.

This happens often enough in my experience for me to not recommend running unstable unless you know what you are doing and are prepared to look under the hood when the emergency eventually arises, because it will.

more than 4 years ago

Fermilab Experiment Hints At Multiple Higgs Particles

andersa Re:Where's the applications? (271 comments)

To calculate the light spectrum of a star you need three components. Light from spontaneous emission, light from stimulated emission and lastly absorbtion. How these three source contribute again depends on star size, temperature and metal composition. That's one example.

more than 4 years ago

Firefox With H.264 HTML 5 Support = Wild Fox

andersa Re:H264 patients in various countries (477 comments)

One of the central patents cited is EP 0443676 which concerns the MPEG-2 codec which is granted by the European Patent Office, not the national patent offices. Had the patent application been filed in any of the member states, their patent office would likely rejected the patent on grounds that algoritms are not patentable. EPO has no such qualms, however and will happily grant software patents, even though they know they are probably not enforcable.

There is a case running in the Danish Maritime and Commercial court regarding the MPEG-2 patents between Phillips and Danish company Dicentia A/S. Dicentia has requested that the patent be invalidated in Denmark.

more than 4 years ago

WebKit2 API Layer Brings Split-Process Model

andersa Re:Why is this tagged 'Apple'? (95 comments)

When you say JavaScript implementation, you mean a replacement engine for the standard one in KHTML, right? KHTML had javascript and it was working fine before Apple started ripping it apart. Same goes for CSS. HTML5 was still just being talked about when they did the fork, so obviously couldn't have been implemented at the time.

more than 4 years ago

MythTV 0.22 Released

andersa Re:.01 Really? (329 comments)

It's just an integer increment. 1, 2, 3, ..., 19, 20, 21, 22, and so on. And they do a major rewrite of some part of it every time.

more than 4 years ago

Mafia Sinks Ships Containing Toxic Waste

andersa Re:No moral fibre (401 comments)

Fuck. Me. I sometimes wonder what it must be like to be a person with no moral fibre at all. I can't imagine it, must be weird.

Wikipedia says -

Fully 87.8% of Italians identified themselves as Roman Catholic

You shall kill.
You shall steal.

about 5 years ago

GPL Case Against Danish Satellite Provider

andersa Re:What's his copyright? (297 comments)

It may be a breach of their contract with the client. By contract they are delivering a set top box to the customer and the license for the set top box software requires them to make the source available. Not a lawyer of course, so I don't know if they can just say - 'duh, give us the box back, then.'.

more than 5 years ago

GPL Case Against Danish Satellite Provider

andersa Re:10 days notice is a little short (297 comments)

In Denmark, registered mail sent before 1800, is guaranteed to arrive the next morning except if you sent it on friday, in which case it arrives monday morning.

more than 5 years ago

English DJ Claims Wi-Fi Allergy

andersa Re:Crazy people (515 comments)

You know someone who is a vampire? For real?

more than 5 years ago

UK Police Raid Party After Seeing "All-Night" Tag On Facebook

andersa Started with a barbeque, but.. (628 comments)

Frankly I am old enough and bitter enough to just want kids like that off my lawn, my neighboors lawn, and if they are loud enough, the field next to it as well for that matter.

From BBC news - "But local people, fearing a rave was going to take place after previous events with loud music at the same premises, alerted the police."

In other words, this bunch were notorious around town for partying all through the night, playing loud music and generally being a pain in the ass to everybody else. They may have been just barbequeing when the police showed up, but the locals knew what was comming and decided enough was enough.

more than 5 years ago

Massive Bank Fraud In EVE Online

andersa Re:Ricdic was banned... (138 comments)

There is a difference between making a bogus account on some random forum or website, and registering for something you pay for usually with a credit card.

more than 5 years ago

Massive Bank Fraud In EVE Online

andersa Re:Ricdic was banned... (138 comments)

Well, you have to fill out your personal details, like your real name and where you live to get an account, so presumably they can find all accounts and ban them that way. Also, from what the guy stated, he doesn't want to play anymore. Remember that he exchanged the in game currency for real life currency, which is the whole problem. Otherwise the scam is perfectly within the rules of the game and had it only been for that, he could have continued to play the game.

more than 5 years ago

Japanese Creating "Super Tuna"

andersa Re:Obligatory..... (280 comments)

are they ill tempered?

more than 5 years ago



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