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Swedish Man Fined $650,000 For Sharing 1 Movie, Charged Extra For Low Quality

jankoh And now the judge should be fined! (366 comments)

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 :-)

about a year ago

Bitcoin Inventor Satoshi Nakamoto Could Actually Be Group From Europe

jankoh Re:Unlikely (186 comments)

"except the possibility that he may one day "come back" and have several hundred thousand Bitcoin to himself. " According to https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Genesis_block 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.

about a year ago

Liberal Saudi Web Forum Founder Sentenced To 600 Lashes and 7 Years In Prison

jankoh should we offer him asylum? (506 comments)

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

Speeding Ticket Robots — Laws As Algorithms

jankoh Re:Autonomous vehicles (400 comments)

Why? E.g. because it is more economical to drive at lower speed? And for American audience: more ecological?

about 2 years ago

Too Perfect a Mirror

jankoh Re:No Git also failed (192 comments)

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???)

about 2 years ago

Declassified LBJ Tapes Accuse Richard Nixon of Treason

jankoh Re: Fuck Republicans (536 comments)

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...

about 2 years ago

Microsoft To Abandon Windows Phone?

jankoh Re:Bye, Bye Nokia :-( (505 comments)

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 ...

about 2 years ago

Microsoft To Abandon Windows Phone?

jankoh Bye, Bye Nokia :-( (505 comments)

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" :-)

about 2 years ago

RIM Unveils BlackBerry 10, Its Big Turnaround Hope

jankoh Re:Yeah, but ... (267 comments)

No, but it runs GNU Hurd! :-)
Well, almost: I wish QNX was licensed under GPL, then it could be renamed into GNU Hurd :-)

about 2 years ago

RIM's BB10 Campaign Requires Some Serious Work

jankoh Re:The phones and OS will need to be amazing (171 comments)

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... :-(

about 2 years ago

Alan Cox Exits Intel, Linux Development

jankoh explaining the concept of distros to your grandma (214 comments)

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, ...) and 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 :-)

about 2 years ago

Why Fuel Efficiency Advances Haven't Translated To Better Gas Mileage

jankoh Re:We've had an increase in gas prices... (891 comments)

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???

about 3 years ago


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