top Swedish Man Fined $650,000 For Sharing 1 Movie, Charged Extra For Low Quality
The judge, that made that "UNWISE" ruling, should be "punished" by his peers (judge colleagues), for lowering the image of the whole judiciary system in the eyes of normal (sane) people
top Bitcoin Inventor Satoshi Nakamoto Could Actually Be Group From Europe
"except the possibility that he may one day "come back" and have several hundred thousand Bitcoin to himself. "
the comment in the first block should prove, that there are no previous blocks,
and all block created afterwards, should be known.
So there should be no surprises.
top Speed Test 2: Comparing C++ Compilers On WIndows
They seem to be the ones, that bought Borland... ('s division developing development tools, such as C/C++ compilers, and Delphi..)
top Liberal Saudi Web Forum Founder Sentenced To 600 Lashes and 7 Years In Prison
This is (should be) a BIG dilemma... For any "normal" country...
He's a brave guy, a probably could lead a better life elsewhere...
BUT, if there ever should be a chance to change Saudi Arabia to a more liberal country, it'd better be changed from inside...
(Probably can only happen many years after they run out of oil
about a year and a half ago
top Spain's Extremadura Starts Move To GNU/Linux, Open Source
As announced already last january on Slashdot,
" 'The project is really advanced and we hope to start the deployment the next spring, finishing it in December.' "
Now, is the time of "next spring", so they started
top Speeding Ticket Robots — Laws As Algorithms
E.g. because it is more economical to drive at lower speed? And for American audience: more ecological?
top Irish Artist Turns Google Maps Screen Grabs Into Pricey Art
top Indies the Biggest Stars At Game Developers Conference
Or children of Indiana Jones?
top Too Perfect a Mirror
Did you read the whole article?
Even the part about "git fsck"?
I just assume, that it was a design choice of Linus, NOT to run fsck each time, when performing let's say, mirror.
Anyway, you can adjust just your sync scripts to include the fsck and carry on.
(or better yet, run git fsck after each filesystem fsck???)
top Declassified LBJ Tapes Accuse Richard Nixon of Treason
It's quite funny to say
"Lyndon B. Johnson a Democrat President led the USA into the Vietnam War. Richard Nixon a Republican President led the USA out of Vietnam"
in a discussion about Nixon PREVENTING the end of Vietnam war 5 years sooner...
top Microsoft To Abandon Windows Phone?
Sorry, I thought this is Slashdot (so I didn't really read the article
But, in my defence, I think the summary might be a little bit misleading, which is quite a big sin,
if somebody is posting a link, the summary should be correct ...
top Microsoft To Abandon Windows Phone?
Microsoft - Wrong Choice...
Actually, their problem was, that even though they had N770 and N810,
they started working on Linux phone (N900) too late...
Being in Redmond, I would start worrying about the future...
Maybe, Office and Xbox have future, but Windows might be shaking - lot's of people are happy with Android, iOS, maybe there is something behind the corner, that will make it much less interesting for the people (Linux+Wine+ "some very well marketed GUI" :-)
top RIM Unveils BlackBerry 10, Its Big Turnaround Hope
No, but it runs GNU Hurd!
Well, almost: I wish QNX was licensed under GPL, then it could be renamed into GNU Hurd :-)
top RIM's BB10 Campaign Requires Some Serious Work
I think, the OS is the best - it's QNX!
And to explain QNX to those, who don't know it - it's a microkernel based REAL- TIME operating system.
If it was licensed under GPL, this would be the GNU HURD!
(or, this is what GNU Hurd should have been... :-(
top Alan Cox Exits Intel, Linux Development
You know, grandma, Linux distro's are restaurants, where you can eat, but they also share their recipes in cookbooks(if you want):
everybody has a bit different choice of the recipes they like, not all of them can be used with all kind of stoves ("Debian" can use most kinds of "stoves": i586, arm,
but all in all, the food served and the contents of those books is quite similar - as there are only so many recipes in the world.
In some of those restaurants you have to cook the food (or better said make it warm) yourself - e.g. at Gentoo's :-)
But he community there is lovely, and their help you.
The cooks that put together those recipes may not be the best in the world (not all of them are chefs in a restaurant with 5 Michelin stars),
but unlike those chefs, they believe in sharing the recipes.(and this really seems to be the best way, as in such a way the cheap, quite good quality food can get to the masses - see e.g. the current rise of the fastfood chain called Android.) And many of these cooks, give you even the meal for free, or cheaply.
The joy/price ratio is high, though maybe not for everybody.
(there are e.g. "snobs" who still prefer those "Michelin" restaurants. In last years, the one offering apple-only diet, is quite popular, providing visually very nicely served, but quite expensive meals
or there is still that, almost monopoly(with huged Windows), where they serve those very little pieces of food ("micro"), softly boiled :-)
top Code Cleanup Culls LibreOffice Cruft
Beware: even the article says: "over half the UNUSED code in LibreOffice has been removed" and not: "half of ALL the code"
In november 2011, there were about 5000 known unsed methods, today there are about 2000...
See blog by Michael Meeks
http://people.gnome.org/~michael/blog/2012-01-09-unused.html for more detail
top Why Fuel Efficiency Advances Haven't Translated To Better Gas Mileage
1. How to calculate the price for using a NON-RENEWABLE energy source? How to compensate our children's children for that?? (Impossible, but some sort of "punishment" in form of a tax, if used for right purposes might help...)
2. By burning the oil (gasolin) we ARE changing the environment. (Yes, there are also other, non mankind induced changes). But anyway, it seems, that the people alone are releasing each year more CO2, than the planet can handle.
How to include this in the price???
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