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Ask Slashdot: Cheap Second Calculators For Tests?

bruno.fatia Re: My 2 cents (328 comments)

I had to buy a HP 35S because my 50g wasn't allowed in some tests in my engineering school and I simply can't use a calculator that doesn't do RPN anymore.

about 9 months ago
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Google Brazil Exec "Detained" For Refusing YouTube Takedown Order

bruno.fatia Re:Streinsad Effect? (131 comments)

Does it really? Then why is Assange being harrased by governments around the world? Most of people here on slashdot think it has something to do with the US Govt. Why not just leave him alone?

about 2 years ago
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Google Brazil Exec "Detained" For Refusing YouTube Takedown Order

bruno.fatia Re:Streinsad Effect? (131 comments)

The US law does apply to Gasprom in US territory. And they either (a) comply with local laws or (b) are denied the right to act inside the United States. What you are implying is simply stupid, which is regulating the market with fixed prices. In this case we are not talking about the sale of a product but the streaming of a video which the court ruled infringes election laws thereby threatens the sovernity of a country. We really shouldn't let private companies interfere with elections because that just empowers the top 1%ers who control those companies. I still think that we should not regulate the internet as a one-sided single nation desicion but if anything we should not interfere with the government of any democratic country and influence people that way. That makes it easy for them to push a political agenda of some sort, for example, Copyright enforcement.

I'm pretty sure you will still disagree with my point of view but please at least make examples that make sense.

about 2 years ago
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Google Brazil Exec "Detained" For Refusing YouTube Takedown Order

bruno.fatia Re:Streinsad Effect? (131 comments)

It's just two different situations really.

about 2 years ago
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Google Brazil Exec "Detained" For Refusing YouTube Takedown Order

bruno.fatia Re:Streinsad Effect? (131 comments)

They don't have a datacenter but they do have a local office and Google is a registred company in Brazil so they either (a) comply with local laws or (b) close the company local office. It really is that simple.

about 2 years ago
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Google Brazil Exec "Detained" For Refusing YouTube Takedown Order

bruno.fatia Re:Streinsad Effect? (131 comments)

That's not how you do business and this is not a reason for not operating in some country. They earn money in Brazil and they would just lose that revenue by skipping a large economy just because of some silly youtube video. Having a local office helps you receive payments and is a major deal breaker expecially when dealing with corporate customers.

If, during american elections, people posted videos saying Obama is a rapist and favors abortion I'm sure it would be removed.

about 2 years ago
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Australian Gov't Drops Plan To Snoop On Internet Use — For Now

bruno.fatia Re:The Internet Needs to be Policed (67 comments)

I had already moderated on this topic but after reading this post I felt like whoever mod parent down was -1, Disagree.

I understand OP point of view but with something as global as the Internet why should one government or another regulate it?
Either give it to the UN or better, don't regulate it at all. Why should US cops snoop on data that comes from say, Latin America to Canada?
I think that from now on we should be standardizing encryption because the overhead it causes IS worth it.

about 2 years ago
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Apple Support Allowed Hackers Access To User's iCloud Account

bruno.fatia Re:My answers.. (266 comments)

I just ROT13 my answers twice and that's about it.

about 2 years ago
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Facebook API Bug Deletes Contact Info On Phones

bruno.fatia Re:Bug? (178 comments)

You do realize that same sentence could apply to Google with Android OS? Only that they do have full root control on your phone.

PS: I do use an Android phone with sync to Google servers.

more than 2 years ago
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Have Bad Cars Gone Extinct?

bruno.fatia Re:ask a mechanic (672 comments)

Well you get what you pay for. The build quality of a Lamborguini is different of Audi which itself is different from Volkswagen (They are all part of the Porsche Holding).
But I should say the same powertrain used in Audi is used in most of the VW family (the TFSI gasoline direct injection engine with S Tronic/DSG - Audi/Volkswagen branding, they are the same gearbox and they're fantastic)... I know you might be used to larger V8/V6 engines (common in the US, not so common in the rest of the world where fuel is expensive) but these engines have nice milage and very decent power, and as you said, they are very fun :)

more than 2 years ago
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Have Bad Cars Gone Extinct?

bruno.fatia Re:ask a mechanic (672 comments)

I would include Volkswagen (which happens to be the largest automobile company in the world) to your list but for some reason they don't have a significant marketshare in the US.

more than 2 years ago
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Ubisoft Has Windows-Style Hardware-Based DRM For Games

bruno.fatia Re:And they wonder why people pirate (473 comments)

DRM patch is usually released before the games hit the shelves anyways thanks to our Razor1911 friends :)

more than 2 years ago
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India Mobile Handset Backdoor Memo Probably a Fake

bruno.fatia Re:X-Files Episode (151 comments)

Maybe you should get yourself a tinfoil hat while doing so, won't hurt :) I know I do!

more than 2 years ago
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India Mobile Handset Backdoor Memo Probably a Fake

bruno.fatia Re:I'll just be right here... (151 comments)

It is also unclear how Symantec's source code ended up with the Lords of Dharmaraja, whose public face goes by the name Yamatough on a Twitter feed.
Yamatough, whose profile picture shows a Tibetan painting of Dharmaraja, the Hindu god of death and justice, follows many members of the "Anonymous" hacking collective, and Symantec attributes the hack to that group.

I never knew you could follow someone Anonymous.

more than 2 years ago
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Do Slashdotters Encrypt Their Email?

bruno.fatia Lrf bs pbhefr! (601 comments)

V nyjnlf hfr ebg guvegrra gb rapelcg zl frafvgvir rznvyf naq frafvgvir vasbezngvba!

more than 2 years ago
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Google Wallet Stores Card Data In Plain Text

bruno.fatia Re:Social Engineering (213 comments)

I'm quite the opposite, I really like talking with scammers and giving them bogus info :)

more than 2 years ago
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Carrier IQ Responds To FBI Drama, EFF Wants More Information

bruno.fatia Re:A Little Help Please? (140 comments)

Do you really trust this company that their software will indeed work as informed (sending ONLY if allowed, not logging user habits, etc)? After numerous times saying that their software is harmless to the users and each and everyday being proven wrong by security specialists I wouldn't trust it even with these settings turned off.

more than 2 years ago
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Renault Opens Up the 'Car As a Platform'

bruno.fatia Re:Translation... (318 comments)

On another note, most new-car dealerships make more from their repair departments then their sales departments.

This. It's exactly what's happening in most dealerships now, they even say it's ok if sales doesn't make a profit because you're supposed to get most of your income from the repair dept.

more than 2 years ago
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A 3D Display You Can Touch

bruno.fatia Won't ship (63 comments)

It's just another piece of vaporware!

more than 2 years ago
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Apple's New Patent Weapon — Location Services

bruno.fatia Re:You are here... (323 comments)

so it's just looking up a place... on the internet!
or as I read it: blah blah blah.. on the internet!

more than 2 years ago

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