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Judge Allows Subpoenas For Internet Users

jaclu Re:Eh? (338 comments)

Yes there is,
in most parts of the world you just use a pay as you go sim (bought anonymously), then purchase internet service on a month by month basis using credits bought in any supermarket for cash. Here in the Netherlands its around 10 euro

about 4 years ago

Google Spent $100M Defending Viacom Lawsuit

jaclu Re:looser pays (153 comments)

not completely sure, but i believe that in Sweden, the court in the end of the case examines legal costs and only accepts "reasonable" costs, of course that opens up for some levy, but I doubt you would get away with 10M costs in a 10k case. Of course its up to you if you would spend that amount on a case, but you wouldn't get it all back even if you win.

more than 4 years ago

Google Spent $100M Defending Viacom Lawsuit

jaclu looser pays (153 comments)

Whats wrong with the system we have in sweden - looser pays all legal costs.

That way you dont need to counter sue everytime, and even big corps wont take you to court unless they think they'l win

Of course it would hurt if the small guy sues big corp and looses, but thats not different in the us, so I dont think we are worse of in that perspective.

more than 4 years ago

James Lovelock Suggests Suspending Democracy To Save the World

jaclu (865 comments)

The only time a strong world government is remotely possible is in light of foreign invaders. And by foreign, I mean extraterrestrial.

You miss an obvious point. If somebody comes here from another world, they have an distinct technological advantage. If anything history has shown that wars are won by the one having that advantage, so basically there wont be any invasions from space that we expel. - sorry to burst your bubble.

more than 4 years ago

Asus Says Netbook Is Dead, Hello Wearable Computers

jaclu Re:Typists (264 comments)

You only need to go to Japan, there most people only use their phones for email, many dont even have a pc/laptop since they dont see all that much use for one, their phones do a pretty good job att keeping people connected in the email universe.

more than 4 years ago

Simple, Free Web Remote PC Control?

jaclu TeamViewer (454 comments)

Their basic client is free and works for win & os x - You can even control one os from the other.

No firewall / router config whatsoever. Ask the other party to go to the teamviewer download page, install and just tell you their id and password - clearly displayed on the screen - and your in.

Can also be set up in advance so you can connect to your own remote workstation.

Only drawback is that it doesnt support linux - but for linux workstations I would prefer NX ( over vnc any day. Also free.

more than 4 years ago

Ryan Gordon Ends FatELF Universal Binary Effort

jaclu Re:a better idea.. (549 comments)

There is already a method for supporting multiple binary formats.

It's called source code

more than 4 years ago

Car Glass Rules Could Impair Cell, GPS and Radio Signals In CA

jaclu Re:Oh no! (762 comments)

Thats basically the same logic people refusing to use safety belts are using.

If you think hard enough you can imagine a scenario where you would be worse of if you were stuck in your safety belt after the initial accident, but for each such scenario, the number of cases where safety belts would save you outnumbers that freak accident by propably 1000 to 1. So generally there will always be random odd border cases, but safety and economics are all about statistics, if something is usefull and makes sense 999 times, the 1000th time must be considered unfortunate but worth the prize, even if that isnt any consolation for the victim in that specific case.

more than 4 years ago

German Book Publishers Cool To E-Book Market

jaclu Re:Audiobooks seems to be the trend (158 comments)

My spelling has always been awfull regardless of language ;)

I see audiobooks as a compliment to paperbacks, when driving / walking it's hard to read, also when doing garden work and similar audio books comes handy, but I still like to read. I guess I spend about half my reading time using audios.

more than 4 years ago

German Book Publishers Cool To E-Book Market

jaclu Audiobooks seems to be the trend (158 comments)

Whilst not suitable for reference material, audiobooks seems much more suitable for portable usage. No big screen device to carry arround, and you get to keep your eyes for other purposes - driving, cycling, looking where you are walking etc.

At least in Sweden, the audiobook scene have exploded the last couple of years, many books are released as audios at the same time as the first print hardcovers hit the bookstores.

We even have a few online streaming services for listening to audiobooks directly from the phone/computer without the hazzle of first downloading or copying CD discs to the desired listening device.

Not everybody likes to listen to books, and more odd titles propably wont be recorded, but for the titles available it's quite convenient.

more than 4 years ago

Nokia Makes LGPL Version of PyQt

jaclu Re:multiplatform? (263 comments)

Sorry if my post came out as a whine, wasnt my intention.
Of course anybody could do it in therory, but I'm not that guy.

My intention wasnt to slam the initiative, just a comment that so far its linux only, since that isnt the platform Im using, it just means that I have to wait a while until I can port my stuff to the Maemo platform.

about 5 years ago

Nokia Makes LGPL Version of PyQt

jaclu multiplatform? (263 comments)

Also worth to mention is that this implementation is linux only. Isnt on of the main purposes with languages like python/perl/java that they should be platform neutral?

about 5 years ago

GPLv2 Libraries — Is There a Point?

jaclu Re:GPL Fanatics (585 comments)

Reasonable demand, but I think the original question was along the lines of not completely understanding "your" intent...

more than 5 years ago

Chinese Employee Loses iPhone Prototype, Kills Self

jaclu Re:Free trade? (514 comments)

Your comment is rather stereotypical for an US perspective, why on on all earth should a US minimum wage be part of an international trade agreement?

With that logic, should there be extra tariffs when US companies tries to compete on markets where there is a functional union system, that makes salaries in those countries higher? You know in most EU countries there actually is such a thing as workers' rights...

Should the US be enforced to actually _have_ a working healthcare system for everybody in order to be allowed to export to any country that has one?

more than 5 years ago

China Starts/Stops Blocking Google

jaclu Local DNS problem? (142 comments)

Why doesn't anybody suggest the obvious first guess, the reporting guy had a local dns problem, either his office or his provider accidentally misconfigured something.

Doesnt have to be this of course but I usually assume that the risk for human errors are larger the lower in the food chain you go, and the redundancies also are fewer, so instead of assuming all of China lost google, why not start by digging and looking around how spread the issue is first?

In 90% of all cases you find the problem in the first or second step if you search bottom up for net issues.

more than 5 years ago

Lies, Damn Lies, and Battery-Life Statistics

jaclu one guess on long battery life on macbooks (200 comments)

Just a guess, but since they typically dont run an antivirus app in the background, both cpu and disk can idle more.

Not trying to be a macista, but I can only note that I still get around 4h wifi surfing at medium brightness out of my two year old macbook, so apple definitely do give reasonably honest battery estimates.

more than 4 years ago

Judge Dismisses Google Street View Case

jaclu Re:So does this mean that... (258 comments)

In sweden all general land areas are per definition public, only exception is the imediate surroundings of a house, farming fields with crops growing and of course military/industrial sites. But the later are not realy a problem, typicaly they are fenced.

Mostly it works quite ok, if you walk through the forest and happen to come upon a house, you just keep more or less out of sight, or at least outside the parts where they have cut the grass short. In the rural areas people quite often doesnt bother with fences, unless they want to keep animals out or in.

So its a nice country for trecking!

more than 5 years ago

Motorola Testing 4G Mobile Broadband In UK

jaclu Re:All for just 4 pounds sterling / megabyte (61 comments)

Sounds a bit expensive, here in Sweden two of the major carriers have flatrate talk/unlimited data, the other two have flatrate talk/5gb for aprox 45£.
I usually download 80-90 GB/month over 3g and have done for a year and have gotten no complaints.
Since I move around a lot I never saw the need for any adsl.
Please dont ask about what I'm downloading ;) /jl

more than 5 years ago

Is the Yellowstone Supervolcano About To Blow?

jaclu Re:Oplaan (877 comments)

Why would anybody want to invade an uninhabitable USA?
If there isnt anything/anybody there it wouldnt be of any use whatsoever...

more than 5 years ago

The DRM Scorecard

jaclu Re:We have everything we need... almost (543 comments)

I also use TOR every now and then, but I dont think it is a silver-bullet for DRM stuff.

If usage would increase to much of TOR, ISPs would either on their own account block it, or be forced to by authorities.

Even if it is "impossible" to see what goes on in the TOR cloud, it can be blocked.

more than 7 years ago


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