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Australian Electoral Commission Refuses To Release Vote Counting Source Code

einar.petersen Refused... Are you kidding me ? (112 comments)

Security by obscurity - just one more way to hide what you are doing... Truth be told, how can the citizenry accept a committee refusing senate ordes and FOIA requests ? Is it not time to stand up and demand fully transparent government, is it not time perhaps to put an end to more than 4 years in office. Is it not time to implement perhaps something like a meritocratic process for the elected to ensure our western governments are not run by nincompoops only looking out for themselves and in politics for the sake of power and money, why on earth would you want to keep secret how elections are being held. It is only by open scrutiny and failsafe mechanisms one can ensure free and open elections. Do we not send observers out in the world to ensure we see free open elections taking place, do we not criticize when we do not see such open and free elections. What is the difference between looking at abstract code and a human being looking at how counting is being done manually.... zero !!! In fact having humans peruse the code is comparable to having observers observe an election to make sure the code performs the task properly. Just like our government seem to like to spy on their people, following their every sms, their every phone conversation, their every email, their every opinion, perhaps it is time for the people to "spy" on their government by having responsible politicians put into effect completely open voting systems and laws opening up every aspect of government and demand complete insight into the electoral process going on inside the voting machines. One could perhaps even consider a lottery where people are selected for for civil service for a period of some years and placed in a non refusable position at some time in your life, age naturally with a guarantee of ability to continue in jobs etc. after ended service. This way you will eliminate the"livelihood politicians" i.e. those who have chosen politics as their livelihood, some even jumping perhaps from party to party, from "belief to belief" according to public opinion just to be able to cling on to a well paid seat in parliament or elsewhere in the system. The same should be done for the civil servants so as to ensure we not in reality are governed by a group of civil servants while the elected perform democratic theater thinking they are in control. The task of any politicians and the political system as a whole should be to ensure that the citizens are free to live their lives as unrestricted as possible, to create a society that allows the individual as much freedom as possible to live life in a way of that individuals choosing. To create the framework where within jobs can be created by the productive citizens of a country. The western democracies need a complete reboot so that the slide towards secret corporate run governments can be averted. We need to free government from undue influence from all power structures other that the citizens themselves. This refusal is a prime example why it is time to wake up and take action before it is to late !!!

about a month ago
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15-Year-Old Developing a 3D Printer 10x Faster Than Anything On the Market

einar.petersen First using Open hardware and then... (203 comments)

I hope this is not a question of learning using Open hardware and then going all Gosh this is clever... Yeah - I'll patent this so nobody else can utilize this improvement of the open technology unless they pay me, so what if I have sucked everything out of the freely available tech available to me.... is that the idea ? I seriously hope not and I also seriously hope he won't be selling this revolutionary patent out to some of the 3D trolls trying to patent everything 3D printwise and thus be part of stifling an industry still in it's birth... particularly as a user of open technology and someone who had learned using open technology I would seriously consider where to put my allegiances. Or perhaps he's pulling a Makerbot and deviating from the Open Philosophy... after all there is some brand affiliation it seems. 3D Print Developers need to put everything in the open describe every crazy idea they have about 3D printing to prevent the trolls... and now apparently also the kids from preventing 3D becoming what it has potential to be. A liberating technology breaking down the geolocated production monopolies, allowing each and every one of us to be our own creative geniouses unbound of the corporate stranglehold silly nilly trade agreements and IP shenanigans. @Thomas Suarez - If you're following the talk about your apparent technology, we'd like to see actual patent submissions so we can see if there's prior art to save you from a lot of trouble down the road and pricey laywer fees. Also it would be interesting to hear your take on Open Technology Development and 3D printing for instance. I surely hope I am misreading your intentions when you are pushing for a patent and trust you will be doing the right thing and participate in the open and free development of 3D printing technology - That is the way to win friends and influence people ;) Best of luck with your endeavors!

about a month and a half ago
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Western Energy Companies Under Sabotage Threat

einar.petersen Decentralized power ? (86 comments)

Hmmm... Did anyone just say why don't we use this opportunity of reliance upon centralized power and the weakness thereof to get rid of the energy cartels and rely on decentralized power instead, thus making our nations stronger, more independent and resilient to both attacks and natural disasters ? Just food for thought on a day that Solar Power just got greener and not to mention cheaper http://www.geek.com/science/se... The fact that power companies are being "attacked" is old news - The right path to take in the light of these "attacks" is one of energy self reliance. That means "self powering" each building and furthermore securing such installations from infograbbing / controlling entities looking out for their own profits with no real concern for your needs or finances.

about a month and a half ago
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Utilities Fight Back Against Solar Energy

einar.petersen Oh no you are ruining our "monopoly" (579 comments)

This is a world wide problem, utilities are running scared and the politicians in their pocket are following their pied piper. Keep pressing on for being able to create your own power. If the utilities won't let you plug in. Screw em and invest in battery back up, companies are already scrambling to make affordable, benign battery power http://www.ted.com/talks/donald_sadoway_the_missing_link_to_renewable_energy.html the sooner you let the power utilities depending on power drawn from old fermented dinosaurs or power created with other environmental deadly pollutants as a result like nuclear die the better. Keep adapting alternate power generation technology, not only will you be free from the utilities and save a lot of money freeing up your personal resources. Unfortunately governments all over the world are in cahoots with the utilities so do not expect any help from them. This is a battle you as an individual will have to take upon yourself to win. Educate yourself in how you can save, personally I have been able to cut my electricity consumption 22% by doing simple things like cutting off vampire loads, remembering to turn off lights when not around etc. without in any way having less comfort at home or making "sacrifice" and I have not even yet started investing in energy harvesting nor A+ or better household things like dishwasher, fridge/freezer, washing machine etc. stopped using the dryer in the previous billing cycle, that saved a bundle as well but is not counted in this round, but energy harvesting and buying less power consuming equipment is next on the list. I wish all of you the best of luck in the search for cheaper and cleaner energy free from the power monopolies of the utilities. Don't buy into the lie that you are using the utilities as a backup battery, they are benefiting from your production, they are actually able to use less energy to produce load for the grid etc. and actually able to earn money from your production to anyone claiming something else I will in the holiday spirit offer a "bah humbug", and if they won't let you plug in, find alternate ways to store and utilize your energy. Don't let the utilities win. Let them go the way of the dinosaurs, you do not need them. Learn and live free!

about 8 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: How To Get Open Source Projects To Take Our Money?

einar.petersen Next time you have too much money... (301 comments)

I'd be happy to help anyone with excessive cash flow problems and can point to a project with an actual product you could get for the money, a product that would be delivered and invoiced within the fiscal year and an opportunity for your company at the same time to boost their corporate CSR and promise it would be a worthy FOSS project you'd support and one that needs your support. Any amount received would go to pay for programmers to work on applications and or hardware according to project needs. But if you are representing a serious entity, feel free to contact me through my personal website - Scammers please stay away, I have had enough fun with fighting against cyber criminals trying to twarth the efforts by destroying sites involved and thus using up precious time that should have been used for development instead funneled into cleanup operations etc. Though I would like a multitude of posters be quite suspicious to anyone just offering money as this has happened more than just once.

about a year ago
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If I could (or had to) ban texting in one place ...

einar.petersen Classrooms (417 comments)

Because texting from cars is already highly illegal here :) "as in no more drivers license for you stupid...."

about a year and a half ago
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Does Microsoft Have the Best App Store For Open Source Developers?

einar.petersen Re:Ha ha ah ahaahahahahhhaaha, this is rich.... (339 comments)

Sorry for the spelling mistake, should have been "the company" - I found it hard to hit the correct keys while typing... ;)

about a year and a half ago
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Does Microsoft Have the Best App Store For Open Source Developers?

einar.petersen Ha ha ah ahaahahahahhhaaha, this is rich.... (339 comments)

So Microsoft then company that wants to block any other operating system from running on computers by introducing their "safe" boot system. The same company claiming patents and is in my opinion blackmailing/extorting Linux companies, graciously want to let you sell your code through their APP store.... so that you can save them from going under.... pleeeeeeeeease! Somebody hurry and call the doctor I have this funny rippling effect going all through my body accompanied by odd abrupt sounds and I can't seem to get off the floor upon which I am rolling.

about a year and a half ago
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Spaun: a Large-Scale Functional Brain Model

einar.petersen Re:How Long Until It Can Fit Into ..... (101 comments)

.... something the size of a human skull?

Just imagine how many people this could help!

Too bad you posted that like an Anonymous Coward - Too funny! You just made my day :)

about a year and a half ago
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"Anonymous" File-Sharing Darknet Ruled Illegal By German Court

einar.petersen Re:What's next? (285 comments)

Germany declares Tor illegal?

I guess they miss the times of good old STASI Time for STASI 2.0 - It's a beautiful new frontier!

about a year and a half ago
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Water Bottle Fills Itself From the Air

einar.petersen Desert Beetle files suit for patent infringement (173 comments)

The BeetleJuice Law Firm on behalf of AngryBeetle Inc. today launched a patent infringement suit against MIT. Their statement reads: It might be very well that MIT has developed something clever, but this is clearly an infringement of AngryBeetle Inc.'s patented water production method. The fact that you can help millions of people is irrelevant - we want our cash now!.... AngryBeetle Inc. and BeetleJuice Law Partners - have not been available for any further comments. Thanks to Alex for inspiration ;)

about a year and a half ago
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Hitachi Creates Quartz Glass Archival Medium

einar.petersen Re:Long term data archival (116 comments)

Given humanity is again advanced to a reasonable technical level a simple illustration aka this one from my children's fairy tale could work. http://einarpetersen.com/doku.php?id=fiordlings_imageexample Naturally a more stylistic approach with regards to what is drawn light source / a looking glass effect drawing, the media etc. but I'd think something like that should do it, maybe throw in a few 0 and 1's / images or whatever information is recognisable so that an experimenter would recognise artefacts ... Well just a thought - after all the human creature is one with imagination so whatever we'd try someone ought to be able to figure it out...

about 2 years ago
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Apple Rejects Drone Strike App

einar.petersen Ushahidi (234 comments)

The Open Source Framework ushahidi from http://ushahidi.com/ might just enable the App developer to do what he wants for his audience with the use of a link imnstead. While Apple may, or may not engage in filtering links in their browsers, other browsers on the Apple platform should be able to convey the information properly - Apple could off course begin filtering content in other ways on your/their devices - But don't give up just because Apple are misguided regarding the sharing of information. This is exactly the reason to drop coding for iPhone or Android specifically - Create your stuff in HTML5 (the living standard) and they'll have a harder time shutting you up.

about 2 years ago
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Creative Commons Urged To Drop Non-Free Clauses In CC 4.0

einar.petersen Why I choose - ND & NC (223 comments)

As a writer I don't mind people reading my stuff - heck I love to get constructive feedback, I do at the same time not particularly like to try to get involved with big media "lawyery" antics for now and NC & ND releases and asking people to contribute what they feel is the right price, is a better and more acceptible way for me to head down for now. I would as a content creator however feel rather cheated to see my characters exploited without seeing a single dime if it became wildly popular, so the option is to release as CC under ND and NC to insure that people don't just run off with an idea without prior agreement by me and secondly to ensure people do not try to profit on what I want to make available for free at least not without a consultation with me. I can understand it might be a nuisance to have to get in touch with me to be allowed to use my ideas or characters, but hey those are the terms. I as a writer just want to make sure that my audience gets my stuff with minimum hassle - that does not mean I am willing to sign away every right I have to my stuff or any opportunity to make a profit off it just because someone doesn't like to pay for it, while they themselves wish to do exactly that, i.e. make a profit. Thus the NC as in - If you want to use it comercially - get in touch with me. And the ND - If you wnat to introduce something into my "universe" we need to talk. There is nothing in the CC preventing me the owner from releasing to someone else under different terms - we just need to talk first. Throwing away the ND and NC from the CC license would make me go for a different licence as I wish to in some respect have an influence on what I create. Heck if someone threw a big bag of money at me I might just say feel free use as you please - but till that day - Forgive me but I'll stick to NC and ND.

about 2 years ago
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After Recent US Storms, Why Are Millions Still Without Power?

einar.petersen Simple answer! (813 comments)

Because Americans despite knowing better are seemingly not working to decentralizing their power and utilities, it seems they are not interested in taking responsibility for their own lives but are happy watching soaps on tv asking why when something goes wrong.. Americans it seems do not want to be independent any longer but are happy being milking cattle for power/utilities. The spirit of independence seems to have faded and is nowhere in sight. Which is sad for someone looking in from abroad. Where are all the solar panels on your rooftops, heck in China where I've been travelling extensively the last few years, the building code in many cities even requires newer buildings to have solar roofing etc. I find it funny and sad, that it seems that the Chinese price energy independence and energy stability higher than Americans who price themselves as supporters of independence and freedom. There are benefits to thinking independence into the equation - Imagine the jobs you could create if you bough "homegrown" or foreign made solar panels and put them on every rooftop,.. Windmills that extract water from the air exist - I believe are even manufactured in the US... Take a step into the future and become free again! And do so while personally winning big financially at the same time!!! What are you waiting for ?

more than 2 years ago
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Sci-fi Writer Elizabeth Moon Believes Everyone Should Be Chipped

einar.petersen Re:Hold on folks (409 comments)

Well actually the very idea of chipping humans or marking them for tracking or other purposes is one that should be vehemently objected to as it is dangerous and will lead to misuse. People in the western world are lulled into the belief that freedom and democracy is a permanent state of affairs, it is not. Freedom and democracy all stand on thin ice and there is a cracking sound coming from underneath already as it is now. The laws being passed in the cyber realms and elsewhere are slowly eroding away the notion of freedom and democracy, chipping or bar-coding is just another nail in the coffin of freedom.... Elizabeth should as a SCIFI writer know more than many others that ideas like this are horrible and liable to be misused beoynd belief - So as such she should not be promoting it in a positive way whatsoever.

more than 2 years ago
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Australian Consumer Watchdog Sues Apple Over iPad Marketing

einar.petersen Danish consumer protection agency moves on same (193 comments)

The Danish consumer protection ombudsman has been making waves concerning the same issue as Apple in Denmark is also doing the same kind of misleading tactics. The problem however is that Apple is operating out of Ireland and might be able to squirm away from being held responsible for such despicable tactics. Hopefully, if a lot of consumers get burned by this behaviour, people will trickle away from Apple products...

more than 2 years ago
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US Puts Tariff On Chinese Solar Panels

einar.petersen Yes that is the way forward... (311 comments)

Let us penalize imports of cheap Chinese solar panels in order to free ourselves from the influence of fossil fuels oil.... Good thinking !!!! I stand in absolute awe of these politicians and business people who come up with brilliant ideas like this...

more than 2 years ago
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Proposed Video Copy Protection Scheme For HTML5 Raises W3C Ire

einar.petersen Time to kill Hollywood ? (412 comments)

If you're tired of the old dinosaurs then get going. Here's part of the solution: http://ycombinator.com/rfs9.html From their page: How do you kill the movie and TV industries? Or more precisely (since at this level, technological progress is probably predetermined) what is going to kill them? Mostly not what they like to believe is killing them, filesharing. What's going to kill movies and TV is what's already killing them: better ways to entertain people. So the best way to approach this problem is to ask yourself: what are people going to do for fun in 20 years instead of what they do now?

more than 2 years ago
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Wikipedia Debates Strike Over SOPA

einar.petersen Waning contributions (175 comments)

Well I for one almost don't care to contribute to wikipedia for a particular reason - Self righteous editors, I have submitted multiple articles even started one that funny enough still lives, but lately I'm fed up. I have multiple times tried to submit an article on an actor of some renown, at least the same as all the other actors I've seen on Wikipedia only to see it deleted. I then recreated my submission on my own personal wikipedia page and built it more or less to completion refering to exzternal sources as well as substantiated sources on wikipedia, and was planning on working on it there until I figured out what to do out of fear that the editors would heckle and remove the page again, but it happened even on my user space page. The person I'm talking about is both an actor that has played in movies seen by most of the slashdot audience as well as designed costumes for multiple movies, and I just can't get into my head why it is so hard to be allowed to start a stub (a quite thorough one actually - The wikipedians even mentioned considerable contributions in the deletion babble). I find their actions offensive that even as it was under my personal user space it could not be left alone without an eager beaver editor butting in, same for a previous short piece on Cheops-Ng a tool used in connection with networks etc., funny how other open source programs and projects are allowed but no Cheops-ng and same with the actor who is actually a brilliant guy doing considerable charitable work and traveling the world doing his thing. I find it hard to respect the deletionists working at wikipedia and think that rather than focusing on user friendliness they should take a long look inwards to see the true reasons that contributions might be stagnating. I for one shall think twice before wasting time contributing there again. For the heck of it try to do a google search on deletion wikipedia.... makes you think...

more than 2 years ago

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Extended session logging ends in Denmark

einar.petersen einar.petersen writes  |  about 3 months ago

einar.petersen (1178307) writes "In what could be seen as a victory for online privacy the following news from the Danish Ministry of Justice seems to have trickled in today.

The massive session logging as per mandate of the Danish Government going far beyond the session logging deemed illegal by the European Court of Justice looks like it is coming to an end as per announcement from the Danish Mnistry of Justice.

The move will likely be applauded by industry bearing the costs of the logging and privacy enthusiasts alike. Though people are already questioning what is to happen with already logged sessions etc.

Google translate of text here:

https://translate.google.com/t...

Original text is in Danish"

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Robots and irradiated parasites enlisted in the Fight against Malaria

einar.petersen einar.petersen writes  |  about 3 months ago

einar.petersen (1178307) writes "Sanaria is a biotechnology company dedicated to the production of a vaccine protective against malaria caused by the pathogen Plasmodium falciparum has developed a vaccine that in trials has proven to be 100% effective.

Annually, malaria caused by Plasmodium falciparum causes greater than 300 million clinical cases and one million deaths, is responsible for loss of greater than 1% of Gross Domestic Product in Africa

http://singularityhub.com/2014...

They are now on a crowdfunding mission to raise a mere 250.000 USD to build a Robot that can harvest irradiated parasites from mosquitoes.

If that is not a crowdfunding effort worthy of slashdot interest then I would think none is...

Imagine preventing millions of deaths and it involves Robots and Radiation!!!... They can certainly count me in..."

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Outbreak of common sense and decency at NASA

einar.petersen einar.petersen writes  |  about 10 months ago

einar.petersen (1178307) writes "In a reversal of the by many considered shameful and most un-international decision to ban Chinese scientists to participate in an international conference on "EXO PLANETS" i.e. planets lightyears upon lightyears away, due to national security concerns (get the pun?). NASA owns up their ban on Chinese nationals participating in the conference was possibly an over interpretation of US law regarding foreign Chinese nationals and the laws in place to safeguard America from lurking danger of nations spying upon it...

The ban saw strong reactions from Scientific Institutions and Scientific Leaders around the globe and NASA actually faced a real danger of Scientists from around the globe boycotting the conference due to their earlier decision as calls were going out into the global scientific community to do so.

Concerns or no concerns about national security and interpretation of laws thereabout, it is good to see science once again being treated as an international cooperation between peers to the benefit of mankind"

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Storyplanet Held Hostage by freelance developers

einar.petersen einar.petersen writes  |  about 10 months ago

einar.petersen (1178307) writes "So Danish Entrepreneur Bjarke Myrthu has sent an email to his users that he feels he has to throw in the towel after a Web Drama including the Kidnapping of his site and service development dream.

Seemingly two freelance developers have held hostage and tried to extort control of the company or services from Bjarke Myrthu rendering it impossible for him to continue developing the site for his users.

Having had some experience with using freelancers hired over the web using quite strict terms in my job description I'd like to hear from the Slashdot community what they think should be done in a scenario like this, how could Bjarke Myrthu wrestle back control of his dream from what must be dubious cooperation partners according to the article and how do you protect yourselves from becoming embroiled in legalities when hiring freelancers for your projects via online freelancer services.

The Original Danish article
http://www.version2.dk/artikel/webtjeneste-smider-haandklaedet-i-ringen-efter-kidnapningsdrama-54502

Translated article courtesy google"

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Farewell Nokia

einar.petersen einar.petersen writes  |  about a year ago

einar.petersen (1178307) writes "Microsoft is in these hours apparently working to secure a complete buyout of the Finnish Mobile Manufacturer that will result in 32000 additional employees being transferred Microsoft, albeit a large number it is less than it could have been as former Microsoft Executive Stephen Elop has already slashed 20.000 Nokia jobs during his tenure at Nokia."
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GROKLAW CLOSES OPERATIONS!!!

einar.petersen einar.petersen writes  |  1 year,45 minutes

einar.petersen (1178307) writes ""The owner of Lavabit tells us that he's stopped using email and if we knew what he knew, we'd stop too.

There is no way to do Groklaw without email. Therein lies the conundrum.

What to do?"

So go the first lines in a lengthy and thought provoking goodbye to Groklaw readers..."

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Putting a stop to doing something for the social good!!!

einar.petersen einar.petersen writes  |  about a year and a half ago

einar.petersen writes "Another volley in the useless and obvious game of patenting the obvious.

Startup http://centup.org/ who had been running an indiegogo campaign reaching their goal of over $15,000 in pledges has had some rather unpleasant news.

They have received a patent complaint delivered to Indiegogo regarding patent #7870067 claiming they are infringing on the invention mentioned in the patent.

Here's a link to the patent in case you're interested: http://www.archpatent.com/patents/7870067

It is Indiegogo's policy to freeze any campaign that receives a patent violation complaint for up to 10 days while the issue is resolved. If in 10 days no official lawsuit is filed them (CentUp Industries LLC) our campaign will be reinstated and will proceed as planned.

Funny thing, a similar system like this already exists in Europe where the jury is still out on Software Patents AFAIK...

IMHO this is getting absolutelt ridiculous... more and more scholars are recommending abolishing software patents and the trolls are taking more and more patents — Patenting making a small donation rather than a big one... For crying out.... this kind of stuff makes me sick...

Patents are holding back development in the IT business and instead of fostering creativity and progress they are grinding the industry to a halt.

The only winners are the patent litigation and patent defense laywers... noone else, the rest of us suffer delays, less competition. and eventually higher pricing of our goods...

Patent mathematical algorithms wich in essense software is — is complete bogus in my opinion....

What does the Slashdot crowd have to say about this one ?"

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THE MOST AWESOME PRIZE IN THE WORLD FOR A STAR WARS FAN

einar.petersen einar.petersen writes  |  about a year and a half ago

einar.petersen writes "THE MOST AWESOME PRIZE IN THE WORLD FOR A STAR WARS FAN!

What do you get when you assemble David/Dave Prowse, Richard LeParmentier, Tim Dry, Alan Flyng, John Coppinger and the wonderful Pam Rose at a con in Taastrup in Denmark ?

You get the a series of autographed photographs, and these are no ordinary photographs, the pictures in this ebay auction must without doubt be one of the most awesome prizes for any Star Wars fan out there in search for unique collectibles.

In support of the Royal Marsden Cancer Campaign the honorable mentioned have doodled the most inspiring MO's on their characters/pictures and signed them.

This is a unique opportunity for Star Wars fans to take possession of some of the most unique autographs in the Star Wars universe and doing good at the same time.

Check out the story behind and the auction at:

http://einarpetersen.com/doku.php?id=swweekend2012

and the auction itself at:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Unique-Star-Wars-Charity-Photo-series-/251179212223?

Item number: 251179212223

I hope you will support this worthy cause!

Kind Regards

Einar Petersen"

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Awesome MoBro's STAR WARS November charity photo series going on auction

einar.petersen einar.petersen writes  |  about 2 years ago

einar.petersen (1178307) writes "So I attended the Star Wars Weekend at Tåstrup Kulturhus and spent some quality time with David/Dave Prowse, Richard LeParmentier, Tim Dry, Alan Flyng, John Coppinger and the wonderful Pam Rose.

This being November and Mens Cancer Awareness month I managed to cajoule the MoBro's of Star Wars — the honorable Lady & Gentlemen above to participate in the concoction of a November charity special photo series, that goes on auction during the last 10 days of November 2012...

If you want to see the AWESOME STAR WARS MoBro's and find out about the auction read on at the url I have given"

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Danish Wind Mill Giant donates supercomputer to University

einar.petersen einar.petersen writes  |  about a year ago

einar.petersen (1178307) writes "One of the biggest wind mill producers in the world the Danish company Vestas (http://www.vestas.com/) has decided to donate their retired HP-supercomputer with 1344 kernels each 3,3 gigahertz, 2760 gigabyte RAM and 250 terabyte of harddiskspace to Aalborg University.

The computer from 2008 and already replaced by another monster at Vestas already came cheap — Price tag for the University... Pay for the transport and it is yours....

Now that's what I call corporate social responsibility — Imagine more companies donating supercomputers to Universities around the world in this way...

Here is a link to the article in English (google translate — gives a rough idea)

http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=da&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.version2.dk%2Fartikel%2Fvestas-foraerer-aflagt-supercomputer-til-aalborg-universitet-47855"

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Firefox currently only usable browser for Danish Governmental Portal

einar.petersen einar.petersen writes  |  more than 2 years ago

einar.petersen (1178307) writes "Official governmental portal in Denmark currently only accepts the Firefox browser due to the way Firefox handles cookie control opposing all other major browsers and directs those wanting to create corporations or alter settings for their corporations to download firefox if they are not running it already.

Original piece (In Danish) here: http://www.version2.dk/artikel/firefox-er-eneste-browser-til-virkdks-webreg-paa-grund-af-cookies-44122"

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Danish Municipality looking for a new CMS!

einar.petersen einar.petersen writes  |  more than 2 years ago

einar.petersen writes "Danish Municipality looking for a new CMS:

The Hvidovre municipality is looking for a Content Management-system (CMS)

They are open minded and will look at closed source, open source, mixed source — The key element is getting a good CMS

Translated article here: http://translate.google.com/translate?sl=da&tl=en&js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&layout=2&eotf=1&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.version2.dk%2Fartikel%2Fhvidovre-leder-efter-nyt-cms-med-aabent-sind-32921&act=url

Original article here: http://www.version2.dk/artikel/hvidovre-leder-efter-nyt-cms-med-aabent-sind-32921

So what does the slaDanish Municipality looking for a new CMS:

The Hvidovre municipality is looking for a Content Management-system (CMS)

They are open minded and will look at closed source, open source, mixed source — The key element is getting a good CMS

Translated article here: http://translate.google.com/translate?sl=da&tl=en&js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&layout=2&eotf=1&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.version2.dk%2Fartikel%2Fhvidovre-leder-efter-nyt-cms-med-aabent-sind-32921&act=url

Original article here: http://www.version2.dk/artikel/hvidovre-leder-efter-nyt-cms-med-aabent-sind-32921

So what does the slashdot crowd believe would be the right solution ?

  — Do you know of a FOSS solution that can live up to their demands or can you suggest mixed solutions.... the municipality is soliciting until december 21'stshdot crowd believe would be the right solution ?

  — Do you know of a FOSS solution that can live up to their demands or can you suggest mixed solutions.... the municipality is soliciting until december 21'st"

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Danish Municipality looking for a new CMS !

einar.petersen einar.petersen writes  |  more than 2 years ago

einar.petersen writes "Danish Municipality looking for a new CMS:

The Hvidovre municipality is looking for a Content Management-system (CMS)

They are open minded and will look at closed source, open source, mixed source — The key element is getting a good CMS

Translated article here: http://translate.google.com/translate?sl=da&tl=en&js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&layout=2&eotf=1&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.version2.dk%2Fartikel%2Fhvidovre-leder-efter-nyt-cms-med-aabent-sind-32921&act=url

Original article here: http://www.version2.dk/artikel/hvidovre-leder-efter-nyt-cms-med-aabent-sind-32921

So what does the slashdot crowd believe would be the right solution ?

  — Do you know of a FOSS solution that can live up to their demands or can you suggest mixed solutions.... the municipality is soliciting until december 21'st"

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Apple's sale of iPhone 4S threatened by Danish ant

einar.petersen einar.petersen writes  |  more than 2 years ago

einar.petersen (1178307) writes "Danish Professor Gert Froelund has sold patents to Samsung that could devastate Apple sales in a multitude of countries and hopefully bash Apple back in line and have them concentrate on innovation rather that litigation, the scourge that has engulfed IT the latter years.

The patents are different than Samsung has used in previous cases but may nevertheless be something to tip the balance in favor of open competition and away from the I have a patent you can't do anything about it nah nah nah nah nah culture that is so detrimental to IT and innovation as a whole.A"

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Is NASA keeping a twin of Earth under wraps ?

einar.petersen einar.petersen writes  |  more than 4 years ago

einar.petersen (1178307) writes "Is NASA possibly keeping secret the news of an Earth twin that can be found in the constellation The Swan ?

This and the reasons for possibly keeping a lid on such news are discussed in the story below.

Original story in danish:

http://www.comon.dk/nyheder/Jordens-tvilling-holdes-hemmelig-1.362645.html

Same story translated via Google translate:

http://translate.google.com/translate?js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&layout=1&eotf=1&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.comon.dk%2Fnyheder%2FJordens-tvilling-holdes-hemmelig-1.362645.html&sl=da&tl=en

How do you feel about delayed data release ? Should such data be kept under wraps or should they be shared as soon as they are available ?"
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Neelie Kroes in staunch support of FOSS

einar.petersen einar.petersen writes  |  more than 4 years ago

einar.petersen (1178307) writes "Neelie Kroes

Former European Commissioner for Competition (2004–2010) and currently, since 2010 European Commissioner for Digital Agenda, has released a video in staunch support of FOSS and a plead for the public to get further involved.

She is citing the use of FOSS in the public sector as a success and encourages further use.

Her video can be seen here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ok100U4Fo3Y&feature=player_embedded

Danish story on the subject:

http://www.comon.dk/nyheder/Open-source-er-ikke-laengere-et-beskidt-ord-1.365505.html

Same story Google translated to english:

http://translate.google.com/translate?js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&layout=1&eotf=1&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.comon.dk%2Fnyheder%2FOpen-source-er-ikke-laengere-et-beskidt-ord-1.365505.html&sl=da&tl=en

Does the slashdot crowd know of other public figures and success stories for FOSS / Open Source that should be publicized ?"
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Danish government decides what goes into your OS.

einar.petersen einar.petersen writes  |  more than 6 years ago

einar.petersen (1178307) writes "So fellow /. 'ers.

In my country of residence, Denmark, an IT taskforce is publicly discussing and proposing FORCED PATCHING of peoples computer systems as a way to keep the masses safe on the internet.

As an IT professional I was in shock and disbelief when I first heard of the idea on the second of April, and thought some journalist had just been sucked in, but alas it was not a delayed Aprils fools, there are actually people here who believe 1) It is a good idea, 2) It is doable.

What makes this even worse is that having a patched system might become mandatory in order to access your government service pages (The Danish government is moving towards e-governance as a savings measure).

And the fear is that it might become mandatory to keep your system patched to be allowed to get onto the Internet as well.

In my head I'm thinking, which patches to which operation system and to which programs? Another thought screaming in my head is freedom of choice.

I would like to be able to access the collective regarding this matter and deliver a serious punch in the stomach of this initiative and thus ask you to explicitly explain to me in very laymans terms why forced patching is a bad idea.

I hope to be able to use your gold nuggets in order to do so, please mark your answers FREE TO USE.

The people who must understand the arguments are potentially politicians and laymen. I truly hope for an entertaining debate and good arguments regarding the matter in play.

The following PDF's contain the now published report on the issue:

http://www.tekno.dk/pdf/projekter/brugernes_it-sikkerhed/p08_brugernes_it-sikkerhed_eng.pdf — SUMMARY IN ENGLISH.

http://www.tekno.dk/pdf/projekter/p08_brugernes_it-sikkerhed.pdf — Full report IN DANISH ONLY

http://www.tekno.dk/pdf/projekter/brugernes_it-sikkerhed/p08_brugernes_it-sikkerhed_bilag.pdf — the questions and answers — DANISH ONLY

I hope for some good points that can be brought forward in the debate.

Rgds.

Einar Petersen"

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Forced patching - Did anyone say Big Brother ?

einar.petersen einar.petersen writes  |  more than 6 years ago

einar.petersen (1178307) writes "So fellow /. 'ers. In my country of residence, Denmark, voices are publicly discussing FORCED PATCHING of peoples computer/operating systems etc. as a way to keep the masses safe on the internet. As an IT professional I was in shock and disbelief when I first heard of the idea on the second of April this year, and thought some journalist had just been sucked in. But alas it was not a delayed Aprils fools joke played on an unsuspecting journalist, there are actually people here who believe 1) It is a good idea, 2) It is doable. What makes this even worse is that having a patched system might become mandatory in order to access your government service pages (The Danish government is moving towards e-governance as a cost savings measure). But even worse it is not far fetched to see the logical consequence that it might become mandatory to keep your system patched to be allowed to get onto the Internet as well. In my head I'm thinking, "What patches?", "To which operation system?", and "To which programs?" Another thought screaming in my head is freedom of choice! Will everyone be forced to use the same operating system, if not who is to choose which? I would like to access the collective thoughts vregarding this matter and deliver a serious punch in the stomach of this initiative. The people who must be made to understand the arguments are potentially politicians and laymen.Thus I must ask you to explicitly explain in the simplest of terms, (examples welcome) why forced patching is a bad idea. I truly hope for an entertaining debate and good arguments regarding the matter. Best Regards. Einar Petersen"

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