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Free Copy of the Sims 2 Contains SecuROM

hooiberg Well, it is EA, after all. (137 comments)

The past years have taught that releases by EA are not finished and not reliable. Because they keep selling software to customers, they get away with this, though. The only way to educate this company would be by wallet.

3 hours ago

My most recent energy-saving bulbs last ...

hooiberg No energy saving bulbs. (278 comments)

I have never had an energy saving bulb, you insensitive clod. I have LED torch though, which still works very well.

about three weeks ago

Police Using Dogs To Sniff Out Computer Memory

hooiberg Re:Any Memory?? what judge will go on just that? (415 comments)

Child pornography is the Digital Godwin. So if budget has to be made available, and ridicule from the thinking part of the world ensured, this is a valid argument.

about three weeks ago

The lightbulb I've most recently acquired ...

hooiberg Illegal bulbs become more expensive (196 comments)

Now that glow bulbs are illegal, here, they become more and more expensive. Led lights are legal, but they do not yet give off a warm and comfortable light.

about a month ago

Ask Slashdot: What Would It Take For You To Buy a Smartwatch?

hooiberg Smart anything (427 comments)

It is about early to ask about smart watches. How about first asking what it would take people to buy a smart phone, or a smart television? Personally, perhaps threats of cruel death, on all three accounts.

about a month ago

2 US Senators Propose 12-Cent Gas Tax Increase

hooiberg Re: Why not? (619 comments)

In the Netherlands, many immigrants drive old run-down mercedeses, because of status, and because they are fairly cheap to buy. However, they cannot afford the maintenance, which is rather expensive with old run-down cars. I can imagine a similar situation in the US.

about a month ago

2 US Senators Propose 12-Cent Gas Tax Increase

hooiberg Re:Good! (619 comments)

But for road maintenance there is car ownership tax (called road tax) 30 to a 100 dollars per months, depending on car size and weight. And rush hour tax coming soon. Fuel tax is just general income for the government.

about a month ago

4K Monitors: Not Now, But Soon

hooiberg waiting for 8K (186 comments)

The first prototypes for 4K and 8K were demonstrated at the same time, somewhere about 2010. I think we are moving a bit fast through the standards, hence I will skip the 4K hype and perhaps I will hop back on the pixel train when 8K monitor enter production, in about 5 years. Moreover, edgelit panels will likely have vanished completely, by then.

about a month and a half ago

Robots and Irradiated Parasites Enlisted In the Fight Against Malaria

hooiberg Sharks (84 comments)

And sharks with frickin' laser beams attached to their heads!

about 2 months ago

To distress my enemies, I'd force on them ...

hooiberg Adds that make sound (199 comments)

Adds that play 'you are an idiot', loud and repeatedly, so that my enemies will becomes the laughing stock of their workplace.

about 2 months ago

GoPro Project Claims Technology Is Making People Lose Empathy For Homeless

hooiberg 3D-printing (320 comments)

Go print your own house!

about 3 months ago

Ask Slashdot: What Games Are You Playing?

hooiberg browser games (669 comments)

Gladiatus, Travian and the like. Then playing brain games on web interfaces, like go and sometimes chess.

about 5 months ago

Old cellphones, in my household ...

hooiberg Nokia lasts forever. (171 comments)

I have a Nokia. They last forever, and never become 'old phones'. They stay alright as long as I will. ;)

about 6 months ago

Now Published: Study Showing Pirate Bay Blockade Has No Effect

hooiberg Re:It IS legal in most of EU (127 comments)

And that is why Dutch customers prefer foreign hard disks, which do not have the movie-industry-fee on it. I have bought hundreds of empty CDroms in Germany, in bygone years. That was 20% to 30% cheaper, without the music/movietax :)

about 6 months ago

Now Published: Study Showing Pirate Bay Blockade Has No Effect

hooiberg Re:Blockade has been lifted (127 comments)

Uploading of copyrighted material is illegal though, so torrent sites are a bit of a slippery slope. However, downloading is fine, because the downloader cannot always verify the source, and hence cannot determine whether the source is uploading legally or not. What the uploader is doing, is not the downloader's problem.

about 6 months ago

Now Published: Study Showing Pirate Bay Blockade Has No Effect

hooiberg Blockade has been lifted (127 comments)

As extra information, the blocking of TPB has been lifted, in the Netherlands. Mostly because because downloading copyrighted content is not illegal.

about 6 months ago

EU Commission: Corruption Across EU Costs €120 Billion

hooiberg Too much inclusion (196 comments)

That is what happens when the EU keeps including all kinds of countries in south and eastern Europe that do not have their affairs in order. Where human rights are for those who can afford them and where government employees need the extra tidbits to make a living. And north western Europe pays the cost of it.

about 6 months ago



Suggestion for a poll; depth of inheritance trees

hooiberg hooiberg writes  |  more than 3 years ago

hooiberg (1789158) writes "What is your preferred maximum inheritance depth in object oriented programs?

As deep as the amount of bullets in Cowboy Neal's six shooter.
As deep as possibly. If it was hard to write, it should be hard to read!"


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