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Snowden Document Shows Canada Set Up Spy Posts For NSA

leomekenkamp Re:Old News (177 comments)

I have a sneaking suspicion that the intersection of the sets of WIYP anonymous apologists and the CK anonymous apologists is probably empty.

about 4 months ago
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The Dark Mod 2.0 Standalone: Id Tech 4 GPL Yields a Free Thief-a-Like Game

leomekenkamp Re:"by even Debian" (98 comments)

You are right; the 'new' layout still confuses me every now and then. The reply should have been addressed to the post one level higher. Sorry for the mixup and thanks for bringing it up. Cheers.

about 6 months ago
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The Dark Mod 2.0 Standalone: Id Tech 4 GPL Yields a Free Thief-a-Like Game

leomekenkamp Re:"by even Debian" (98 comments)

An anonymous coward who makes two basic failed assumptions:

  • Commercial == closed source
  • Richard Stallman is agains all copyright.

'Commercial software' does not automatically mean 'closed software': ask Red Hat. Also, RMS does not have any problems with copyright on artwork, such as pictures (graphics) or sound (songs); he does have a problem with any type of software that restricts the rights of the user, such as the rights to copy, modify and study software.

about 6 months ago
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97% of Climate Science Papers Agree Global Warming Is Man-made

leomekenkamp Re:Yeah... (1105 comments)

Yep. At first a few rogue scientist find something new. Then that 'something new' gets peer reviewed, discussed about, put through scientific screening, whatever. After that a few rogue scientists do NOT think the scientifically model is correct enough. (or the other way around)

We now have a whopping 97% of scientists thinking the models of global warming and the human factor therein is correct. So at some point 97% of scientists did not believe that global warming existed and / or was man made. The scientific advance is that we now have models that imply global warming is real and man-made. Is that what you wanted to say?

about a year ago
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Does the Higgs Boson Reveal Our Universe's Doomsday?

leomekenkamp Re:Not a problem (421 comments)

Who says that reincarnation processes (if they exist) are only taking place in a forward direction in time? Why not backwards? Or in the same time frame?

Come to think of it: maybe there is only one soul/entity/whatever that reincarnates in every living being throughout the times. Reminds me of Mehir Baba, but with continuous time travel added and everybody is 'god', but not everybody realizes it.

about a year ago
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Cambodia To Extradite Gottfrid Svartholm

leomekenkamp Related? (126 comments)

If you google for "gottfrid svartholm cambodia us high trade", the first hit reads:

Latest News - Cambodia Guide
www.camboguide.com > Country
5 days ago - Pirate Bay Founder Gottfrid Svartholm Arrested In Cambodia - Latest
News ... Iran, Cambodia Have High Potentials For Enhancing Ties - Latest News ....
Top U.S. trade official heads to Southeast Asia for talks - Latest News ...

Any change the first and the last item are in any way related?

about a year and a half ago
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German Science Minister Faces Plagiarism Scandal

leomekenkamp Re:And in other news (166 comments)

Give me a word, any word, and I show you that the root of that word is Greek.

"Polder"

about 2 years ago
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Dutch Court Rules WiFi Hacking Not a Criminal Offense

leomekenkamp Re:That can be sued for in civil court (234 comments)

But also keep in mind that the dutch legal system is extremely wonky, ruled by judges who are completely out of touch with reality.

[citations needed]

Because right now, this judge has declared that taking fuel from his car is not theft.

No, the judge has said no such thing. In fact, I wholeheartedly believe this same judge would declare the unauthorized taking of fuel from a car a criminal offense. The judge said that there is no criminal law against simply using someone else's network. And he is right: there is no such law.

more than 3 years ago
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Dutch Court Rules WiFi Hacking Not a Criminal Offense

leomekenkamp Re:IF this passed in the US... (234 comments)

How is this different? Let's see: a car is not a computer? In The Netherlands it is a criminal offense to 'use' someone else's car but it is not a criminal offense to use someone else's network?

Very different indeed.

more than 3 years ago
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Richard Stallman: Cell Phones Are 'Stalin's Dream'

leomekenkamp Re:You always need a (792 comments)

Except that article has not come true yet.

FTFY

more than 3 years ago
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Andreesen Offers New Browser 'Rockmelt'

leomekenkamp facebook? (185 comments)

RockMelt only works if you have a Facebook account.

Ouch. With facebooks abysmal privacy record I am not going to use this browser.

more than 3 years ago
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Internet Dismantling the State Church In Finland

leomekenkamp Re:Moral authority ... of what kind? (547 comments)

Thanks for the link to that usenet posting. Almost right from the 'church' of Dawkins. Good piece of writing. Every once in a while I am very glad to read slashdot comments, because of small gems like this. Cheers.

more than 3 years ago
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French ISP Refuses To Send Out Infringement Notices

leomekenkamp Re:10,000 users a day... (302 comments)

That basically means the only viable solution left is no more digital music - live performances only.

Nonsense. Quote from

Similar to the announcement that ultimately led to the release of Ghosts I-IV, a post on the band's website in April 2008 read "2 weeks!"[73] On May 5, Nine Inch Nails released The Slip via their website without any advertisement or promotion.[74] The album was made available for download free of charge, protected under the same Creative Commons licence as Ghosts, and has seen individual downloads surpassing 1.4 million.[75] The Slip has since been released on CD as a limited edition set of 250,000.

And you know what? NIN made a profit. Period. Trent Reznor puts almost all his stuff up for download (gratis and with remix license) and you can buy collectors items. He makes a lot of money on the collectors items.

Your argument is wrong, plain and simply wrong.

more than 3 years ago
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Best Places To Work In IT 2010

leomekenkamp Re:Bad places to work (205 comments)

So, do you mean to say you think that houghi would have asked the same question if the original poster was heterosexual and was fired?

more than 3 years ago
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Best Places To Work In IT 2010

leomekenkamp Re:Bad places to work (205 comments)

[citation needed]

Besides, gays seem to have a real working gaydar and also do not like to be turned down. That makes straight-gets-hit-on-by-gay occurrences very, very infrequent. The problem you sketch is almost non-existent. And all the gays I know do NOT 'almost encourage' women to hit on them.

more than 3 years ago
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Best Places To Work In IT 2010

leomekenkamp Re:Bad places to work (205 comments)

You sure it was not because you were hitting on co workers?

Assuming most workplaces have workers of both sexes: would you have asked the same question if gp would have stated to be straight instead of gay?

more than 3 years ago
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BlackBerry Predicted a Century Ago By Nikola Tesla

leomekenkamp Re:Blackberry? (253 comments)

For me that would mean Tesla talked about sms over gsm...

more than 3 years ago
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Dutch ISP calls on government to mandate fair onli

leomekenkamp ISP (3 comments)

Disclaimer: I am an XS4ALL customer.

For those who do not know XS4ALL: it is a Dutch ISP that has been around since the early days of dialup internet access. They supported Karin Spaink in her dealings with Scientology; they even sent me an "XS4ALL/Spaink vs. Scientology: 4 - 0" t-shirt. XS4ALL ranks at the top of internet providers in the Netherlands. Every time I see someone in the US bitch about their ISP and lack of choice, I feel for him/her while at the same time I am happy to be Dutch.

more than 3 years ago
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True Tales of Tech Hoarding

leomekenkamp value (268 comments)

It would be interesting to find out if the reason why some of us are so attached to old hardware just might be that it was not long ago that that hardware was mind boggingly expensive. My brother sometimes took a IBM model 5155 home and let me play nethack on it. At that time you could buy a nice car for that money instead of such a beast.

More than 10 years later I got my hands on one of these, but sadly parted with it under the influence of my wife at the time. (Yup, we divorced.). Seeing a picture of it still fills me with awe thinking how expensive this machine once was. Maybe that awe combined with a but-it-still-works attitude makes us think twice about throwing such stuff away?

more than 3 years ago

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Poetry For Eternaty

leomekenkamp leomekenkamp writes  |  about 4 years ago

leomekenkamp (566309) writes "Wired informs us about the marriage of poetry and genetics:
Canadian poet Christian Bök wants his work to live on after he's gone. Like, billions of years after. He's going to encode it directly into the DNA of the hardy bacteria Deinococcus radiodurans.

This makes me wonder if somewhere in the DNA of some organism you might find the encoded equivalent of "What do you get if you multiply six by nine?"."
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leomekenkamp leomekenkamp writes  |  more than 7 years ago

leomekenkamp (566309) writes "According to the Dutch TV consumer program 'Kassa' (cash register) Microsofts Xbox scratches discs. Microsoft claims the problem is caused by the customers themselves, because they do not put the gamecomputer on a stable place. The way MSFT handles these complains differs: some complainer get a new Xbox, others are told that 'it is not Microsoft's policy to have the Xbox make scratches'.

Original article in dutch is here, and you can also laugh about the engrish generated by babelfish/"

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