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EU Issues Largest Antitrust Fine to Date for CRT TV Price Fixing

kanto Re:People still buy tube TVs? (153 comments)

Such utter bullshit, can't believe this would get modded interesting. The officials should just hush it up and let price-fixing go on? That's where the money is you know, getting paid to shut up (which is why the US financial sector is still very much alive and kicking). What the fuck has /. become that this gets modded interesting? Some sort of collection point for conspiracy nuts with IPads so they think they belong in here.

about a year and a half ago
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Nokia: Google's Nexus 7 Tablet Infringes Our Patents

kanto Re:Cowardice by Microsoft (183 comments)

Nice jab at being specious, but all I know is the article. Nokia has been succesfully suing over their patents before MS deal and will continue to do so; they do have patents which actually are standards essential as in they were a big part of making the standards themselves possible.

Try looking in the mirror and seeing how you parrot someone elses per rectum theories; the amount of pure stupidity and mallaced bias in /. these days begets aggression, this submission will most likely be the last one I respond to.

more than 2 years ago
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Nokia: Google's Nexus 7 Tablet Infringes Our Patents

kanto Re:Cowardice by Microsoft (183 comments)

Well, you obviously did not RTFA (because it's about Nokia, not MS) and were just prepared to go on the 'oh, the M$' rant about how they're using Nokia to do their dirty work... Nokia and MS have a deal, they're not going to sue MS & WP, try processing that.

I think Nokia would/should require Google to license their tech even without MS deal; there's no reason for Nokia to subsidise Google even if they aren't out to make real money on the HW itself. They've told Google to get in touch, but since it's an American company expect a minimum 2 years of litigation for tax reasons or just because the US courts are what they are.

more than 2 years ago
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Nokia: Google's Nexus 7 Tablet Infringes Our Patents

kanto Re:Cowardice by Microsoft (183 comments)

Nokia missed the mobile boat? Fucking news to me. Considering Nokia sued Apple before MS deal I think you really need to try and get over the fact you were literally born yesterday compared to Nokia.

more than 2 years ago
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Nokia: Google's Nexus 7 Tablet Infringes Our Patents

kanto Re:Are we reading too much into this? (183 comments)

Google isn't interested in the HW so much as the fact that they need to control the OS and the ecosystem... you're essentially saying that since Google isn't out to make money with the devices they should be allowed to minimize their losses by not licensing tech developed by others.

more than 2 years ago
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Nokia: Google's Nexus 7 Tablet Infringes Our Patents

kanto Re:Are we reading too much into this? (183 comments)

The Nexus 7 isnt fundamentally different from their other tablets/phones in regards to these patents. Why bring suit now?

They haven't sued, RTFA... they're telling them to license the damn tech and I'd be surprised if they hadn't approached the subject before.

more than 2 years ago
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Nokia: Google's Nexus 7 Tablet Infringes Our Patents

kanto Re:..you mean the CSIRO's Wifi patent? (183 comments)

Okay, seriously you need to stop snorting the urinal cakes... your comment is a new low even for /. in failing to understand how patents (plural, google it) work.

more than 2 years ago
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Nokia: Google's Nexus 7 Tablet Infringes Our Patents

kanto Re:Good ol' Microsoft (183 comments)

Nokia was under completely different management 2 years ago, which essentially makes every point on behavior prior to the microsoft deals entirely unrelated points.

How exactly is this shit insightful? Afaik they went after Apple for freeloading and now they're going after Google... or maybe I just answered myself. Microsoft and Nokia have a deal on patents so Windows Phones aren't being targeted, go cry me a river.

more than 2 years ago
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Caffeine Linked To Lower Skin Cancer Risk

kanto Re:Hot off the press (130 comments)

I guess tea just doesn't have that Good vs Evil side to when compared to caffeine to make those stories pop and when I hear 'superfoods' and 'antioxidants' it just registers as marketing lingo ("umbrella terms" under which you can drop just about anything).

more than 2 years ago
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Caffeine Linked To Lower Skin Cancer Risk

kanto Re:Hot off the press (130 comments)

A study published today linked the acceptance of funding from coffee cartels to the finding of health benefits of coffee consumption.

(More) News at ten.

This! You rarely get similar exciting news about tea either killing you or giving you eternal life, makes me think I've chosen some kind of third world beverage... even alcohol gets the occasional "it's okay if you don't overdo it" so it has to have some first world banking behind it.

more than 2 years ago
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The Boy Who Loved Batman

kanto Re:Wait... (157 comments)

What is Batman without a little bit of camp? It's Christian Bale, one of the most boring actors ever. Personally I liked Batman, Batman Returns and even Batman Forever; I was a teen back then, but still they had solid actors and for films of their time they looked good.

After that it's been at best ok... I'm not sure why Bale is incapable of actual facial expressions, but from the looks of it it's contagious.

about 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: VPN Service For a Deployed US Navy Ship?

kanto Re:The end point should be run by the military (349 comments)

As far as I'm aware national copyright laws don't apply when you're at sea, and a warship under sail is hardly a "public place"! OK, the political/media fallout could get awkward, but that's why none of my forces mates ever pass ripped films around when they're on active service. I'm with the anti-piracy brigade, but as far as I'm concerned the military covenant outweighs that one.

Yes, we know they'll most likely never be called out on it, publicly at least that is... but getting away with it doesn't mean that it isn't a crime though. If you're able to easily "share" your media you're most likely in violation of DMCA (amazingly a lot of countries have in short timespan created similar laws too), going against the FBI/RIAA/MPAA warnings and all sorts of things you shouldn't be doing.

Plus you're in the navy and taking part in piracy, arrr-r-r-r! The moderators are scallywags!

more than 2 years ago
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The 'Everyone Gets the Source Code, Donations Get You Binaries' Software Model

kanto Re:One caveat. (341 comments)

Additionally if it's his code, he can do whatever he wants to do with it; it's irrelevant that he's chosen to release all or just a part of the programs as GPL because he owns the code.

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: VPN Service For a Deployed US Navy Ship?

kanto Re:The end point should be run by the military (349 comments)

Agreed. Now a shipwide LAN allowing everyone to share their media, that's a good idea.

Why do you call people who share their media pirates? Because they arrr-r-r-r!

more than 2 years ago
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Has a Biochem Undergrad Solved a Cosmic Radiation Mystery?

kanto A few weeks ago in slashdot... (156 comments)

A.D. 774. This year the Northumbrians banished their king, Alred, from York at Easter-tide; and chose Ethelred, the son of Mull, for their lord, who reigned four winters. This year also appeared in the heavens a red crucifix, after sunset; the Mercians and the men of Kent fought at Otford; and wonderful serpents were seen in the land of the South-Saxons.

http://omacl.org/Anglo/part2.html

Twas' a comment by JustOk.

more than 2 years ago
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Voice Algorithms Spot Parkinson's Disease

kanto Re:LOL (42 comments)

Bleh, might as well let you in on the joke... supposedly "Michael J. Fox went off his meds before going on TV to exaggerate his symptoms" and then I say "The people on Fox News do the same". I guess I'll have to be less subtle next time so as to not get a partisan insightful mod.

more than 2 years ago
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Voice Algorithms Spot Parkinson's Disease

kanto Re:How about Hitler? (42 comments)

There's plenty of maniacal shouting to audiences, but afaik only one taping of him talking in conversational tones (in case that makes a difference here). Guardian has some background on how it was taped; it was in Finland and the guy who did it was lucky to live after the Germans noticed what had happened.

more than 2 years ago
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Voice Algorithms Spot Parkinson's Disease

kanto Re:LOL (42 comments)

Will it also detect when Michael J Fox intentionally goes off his meds before going on TV to exaggerate his symptoms?

It's not like the people on Fox News do anything different.

more than 2 years ago
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Are We Failing To Prepare Children For Leadership In the US?

kanto Re:Sure... (754 comments)

I get where you're coming from, but the simple fact of the matter is that I have never worked for a Swiss boss. Ever. I know nobody who has. If they are such great leaders of (US) men, where are they?

I know this!

more than 2 years ago

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Russian Phobos-Grunt probe off course

kanto kanto writes  |  more than 2 years ago

kanto (1851816) writes "The probe intended to retrieve a soil sample from the Mars moon Phobos has failed to set course for the red planet. According to the head of Russia's Federal Space Agency, Vladimir Popovkin, the probe's engine failed to start possibly due to it's onboard computer failing simply to send the "switch on" command and that this is an emergency they had anticipated and that could be corrected.

The probe has 3 days worth of batterypower in which time the issue has to be resolved or Russia's 15 year dry run of interplanetary exploration will continue."

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Finnish food exports to Russia stopped at border.

kanto kanto writes  |  more than 4 years ago

kanto (1851816) writes "According to the YLE-story most of Finnish foodstuffs exports to Russia have come to a halt. Several consignments of meat and dairy products en route to Russia were turned back at the border on Wednesday. According to Evira (Finnish Food Administration) Russian officials did an inspection run of Finnish production facilities in may and the exports have been temporarily stopped due to their findings. Thus far no prior notification of any problems has been reported and as of yet no one in Finland, including the Minister of Agriculture Sirkka-Liisa Anttila, knows what is going on. The exports to Russia amount to almost a quarter of all Finnish food exports and it's hard to say if this has any lasting effect on them."
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