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Did Mozilla Have No Choice But To Add DRM To Firefox?

black_lbi Blown out of proportion (406 comments)

I think this whole situation has been blown out of proportion. How will this code, that allows loading a 3rd party DRM plugin, be conceptually different than the bit of code that allows loading other closed source plugins (Flash, Silverlight, etc)?

about 8 months ago

Who Cares If Samsung Copied Apple?

black_lbi Re:It's a blood feud (544 comments)

You know why Apple hasn't sued MS for Metro or RIM of BBOS 7?

Is it because they don't represent a real threat to their mobile market share?

more than 2 years ago

BT Ordered To Block Usenet Binaries Index

black_lbi Re:And next.. (308 comments)

Don't worry, the cost will be transferred to the BT customers.
win / win?

more than 3 years ago

Fable III Dev: Used Game Sales More Costly Than Piracy

black_lbi Re:Of course (342 comments)

The only problem I'm having with used games sales is the retailer making a profit off it. That's why I prefer buying and selling directly to/from gamers (using game forums or other similar means).

more than 3 years ago

Sony's Case Against Geohot Has Been Settled

black_lbi Re:Oh, stuff it. (469 comments)

I think you chose the wrong example. I imagine the water in any decorative fountain being in a closed circuit, with some pumps that move it around. It's not like leaving the tap running all day and pouring it all down the drain, if that's what you thought.

more than 3 years ago

France Outlaws Hashed Passwords

black_lbi First Italy (433 comments)

... now France. WTF Europe, is there something in the water?

more than 3 years ago

Google Reaffirms Stance Against Software Patents

black_lbi In other news (197 comments)

Microsoft reaffirms stance against web ads: "The web should be clean and free of these obtrusive, virus laden, obnoxious commercials"
All I'm trying to say is that's easy to attack something that is not part of your own business model. Google doesn't sell software for a living. Of course they don't care about software patents. Even more so, they profit the most if everything is "free". Well not really free, but paid through ads.

more than 3 years ago

My $200 Laptop Can Beat Your $500 Tablet

black_lbi Re:Who thinks this? (789 comments)

Xoom 32 GB, Wi-Fi only ... 600$, as much as the Ipad2 32GB.
You were saying?

more than 3 years ago

The Hobbit Finally Starts Shooting

black_lbi Re:AWESOME!!! (233 comments)

You are all too awesome. Started the morning with a laugh, thank you for that.

more than 3 years ago

Apple's App Store Accepts 'Gay Cure' App

black_lbi Re:Free speech (794 comments)

I was always under the impression that hate speech is not merely a regular speech, but usually implies an instigation to harm against a certain group of people.
It's one thing if I'm just a regular Joe and I say: "I don't like gay people" and it's quite another if I'm the leader of a religious movement and say: "All gay people are a disgrace to god and moral values and cannot be tolerated. I urge true believers to bring swift justice against them".
I think that only the second example fits the hate speech category and should be punished.

more than 3 years ago

Apple's App Store Accepts 'Gay Cure' App

black_lbi Re:There really is an app for everything :P (794 comments)

I have read the Bible and it's clear for anyone who thinks objectively that the whole thing is thought and written by men, not by a god.
I could also recommend books by Dawkins or Hitchins, if we're on this subject.
You are not right in your beliefs, you only think you are.

more than 3 years ago

Drizzle Hits General Availability

black_lbi Right (146 comments)

giving companies a viable alternative to Oracle-owned MySQL

How about a real alternative, like PostgreSQL?

more than 3 years ago

Nokia Shareholders Fight Back

black_lbi Re:almost tempted to buy some shares (424 comments)

You are comparing apples to oranges.
Apple does not make a sub 200$ phone. Not yet at list. I also don't know of any sub-200$ Android phone.
Maybe you're one of those guys that insists to use his phone only for making calls and that's fine. But you can't ignore the fact that the smartphone market (and its "offspring", the tablet market) is still growing. Nokia is really hurting in that segment. Its offerings are poor, too expensive, or (in the case of tablets) non-existent.
I've used Nokia phones with Symbian before. As a (dumb) phone it's been a great experience, but I fail to identify those great unique features you talk about. They don't have anything that could stand up to something like the Iphone or the Galaxy S in terms of features, ease of use and most importantly: available software.

more than 3 years ago

Microsoft Vehemently Denies Google's "Bing Sting"

black_lbi Re:Evidence and Explanation (596 comments)

They entered the fake search terms in Google's search engine using Internet Explorer with the Bing toolbar installed. The toolbar tracked the search terms entered in Google's search engine and the results shown by Google. How is that not copying their search results?

more than 3 years ago

Road Train Completes First Trials In Sweden

black_lbi Re:Doomed (345 comments)

As others have already pointed out there are a lot of technical problems which need to be sorted out before something like this could be viable.
My guess is it will never happen.
Regarding your engine power vs speed limit comment: it's not just about maximum speed, acceleration matters also.

about 4 years ago


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