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Microsoft Confirms It Is Dropping Windows 8.1 Support

leuk_he 8.1.1. update 1.. or something like that... (574 comments)

So instead of nameing version after a year (2000, 2003, 2008.....), they finally lost track of good version number. Some users barely are aware they are running an OS. And now it has gone so bad that even /. editors fail to keep track of version numbers of the most used OS in the world.

5 days ago

UK To Finally Legalize Ripping CDs and DVDs

leuk_he What about copy protection. (92 comments)

DVD are still mostly copy protected by the highly ineffective CCS copy protection. blue ray are more effectively protected, but the protection still is breakable by a lot of tools.

by european law is decided:
"the following anti-circumventing rules were implemented in European Directive 2001/29/EC of the European Parliament and of the council of May 22, 2001 on the harmonisation of certain aspects of copyright and related rights in the information society.

This directive states in article 6, 'Obligations as to technological measures':

        Member States shall provide adequate legal protection against the circumvention of any effective technological measures, which the person concerned carries out in the knowledge, or with reasonable grounds to know, that he or she is pursuing that objective.

So you may copy it, but if you break ANY technlogical measure, you an still be sued by the content mafia fpr breaking copy protection technology. So think twice before you make a guide on your homepage how to copy a dvd.

about three weeks ago

Is the Tesla Model S Pedal Placement A Safety Hazard?

leuk_he Re:One pedal to rule them all... (394 comments)

That is when i say automakers are for to conservative. Someone will find something against it. THere are litteraary dozen of inventions where you can engage the brake without the interuption where you move your foot.

And this really has been invented dozens of times, and i bet thos patents are expired by now.

http://www.mobility-centres.or... (steering wheel, for people wit disability)

And the one thing is that this innovation will not come from the racing community, because that is the rare exception that you really need brakes and accelerator together (sometimes)

I do not see any problem with cruise control... To the rest of the car this will still be a seperate brake and accelerator.

about a month ago

Is the Tesla Model S Pedal Placement A Safety Hazard?

leuk_he One pedal to rule them all... (394 comments)

The one pedal to do braking and accelarating is already invented a dozen times. it is faster and stops this kind of error.
  It is just that car owners are far to conservative to make this a succes.


about a month ago

Navy Database Tracks Civilians' Parking Tickets, Fender-Benders

leuk_he Re:!Good - GIGO (96 comments)

It is not the traffic violation that is so important. The fact is also recorded where you were at the time of the violation. That information could me more valuable. Some terrorist originating from pakistan has no history at all and could be a false indentity. Have some minor traffic violations validates taht you exists.... ;)

about a month ago

Some Sites That Blue Coat Blocks Under "Pornography"

leuk_he Unblock procedure. (119 comments)

Blaming it on a automated system is plain wrong. If you end up on the wrong end of a automated system, you find out that it might be very hard to get of some blacklist.

-Procedure to get off/ timeframe is NOT documented. (someone will look at it sometime),
-The procedure to get you on the list is made by humans. Setting criteria too strict and BOOM..
-if filtering software get too strict porn people will try to fight this.: (combining a political site with some hidden porn links, ask the child porn people exactly how)
-Everyone has enemies. It is easy to report someone to put a site on filter list. I bet the site owner was never notified.

about a month ago

MtGox Finds 200,000 Bitcoins In Old Wallet

leuk_he Re:Thieves (227 comments)

I doubt it.

1. Eat something from shop.
2. Leave shop
3. Noting left to prove you stole it.

Security waits for you to leave the shop, because it is far easier to prove that you had a shoplifting intention, but that certainly not the final rule.

about a month ago

Target Ignored Signs of Data Breach

leuk_he if done correctly. (95 comments)

Then the few serious hacks are handled by the capable PHB, Management will barely hear about it, and wonder why 2 expensive PHB and a expensive intrusion system are used. After all, what information could really be hacked.

It is not like that target have to pay the victims. The risk is not at the correct party.

about a month ago

Hungarian Law Says Photogs Must Ask Permission To Take Pictures

leuk_he Re:Google Glass (149 comments)

It is not the act of carrying a camera that is the problem. Taking pictures is the problem. Walk into some place with a (big) camera, without asking anything will get you into trouble. In the US it will not get you into legal trouble, but you might be asked to leave/stop filming anyway.

THe difference is that they made a law about this.

about a month ago

Environmentalists Propose $50 Billion Buyout of Coal Industry - To Shut It Down

leuk_he Re:Get real (712 comments)

And coal is a common good. You can import it from an other country without consequence to the quality. Just add shipping costs.

about a month ago

Environmentalists Propose $50 Billion Buyout of Coal Industry - To Shut It Down

leuk_he Re:50 billion (712 comments)

They should include Dr evil "$100 billion dollar". Just add a bit of inflation and this superevil way of thinking is not so far off.

about a month ago

Mozilla Is Investigating Why Dell Is Charging To Install Firefox

leuk_he Re:Is that legal in the UK? (306 comments)

Asking money for a service would be fine. The simple checkbox is not free. Dell even failed to deliver linux because of the support issues. Linux is also free.....

There are people who sell download links to popular open source software. They charge you for the service Of provinding hosting/pointing to the download.

The cost might be minimal, or might be exceptional (monthly fee of 20$ or so). That clearly is a violation of the trademark.

The mozilla/firefox trademark says you can provide a service, BUT "You must provide a prominent statement that (i) the Mozilla product is available for free and link directly to our site; (ii) the purchase, download, or acquisition of your service is separate from the download of the Mozilla product; and (iii) your service is not affiliated with Mozilla."

I cannot find firefox from dell from my current location, but I bet dell is not very clear about this that this is a service. If that was the case no issue was brought up.

They do sell "firefox installation" 17 $/pound... firefox laptop of firefox t-shirt or firefox installation.... i do not see a difference....

about a month and a half ago

Ask Slashdot: How Do You Sort?

leuk_he Give every page a number. (195 comments)

0 Give every item a number.
1 enter the date in excel.
2 Enter the number in excel.
3 Add one other search criteria in excel

4 Sort in excell/

Leave the papers alone. If you need to find a certain date, you know what numbers to look for.

5 swear at person that threw them in the wrong order.

about a month and a half ago

Mt. Gox Shuts Down: Collapse Should Come As No Surprise

leuk_he Re:no paper trail, no hope (232 comments)

That might be an option.... But that processor would have to be build in into the protocol. Not some website where you would have to deposit your (BC) money, you should only risk the transaction fee.

Beside that I can think of 3 modes.
-Reputation monitor, just like you check e-bay reputation or some BTC website WOT reputation. ( I bet this is feasible very simple, but it would double the transaction log. )
-3th party processer that can validate your transaction... but only risking the processing fee.
-Reversible transaction. If some goods are bought that are also reversible, reversible transaction give little trouble.

about 2 months ago

Mt. Gox Shuts Down: Collapse Should Come As No Surprise

leuk_he Re:no paper trail, no hope (232 comments)

You see, by using a escrow service, or someone to investigate the transaction ( tricky, since there is no interface to confirm you own a address) you are introducing a central point of authority again. Just like Mt gox. Would it not be great if the reputation of the receiver of money was maintained at the same time.

about 2 months ago

Mt. Gox Shuts Down: Collapse Should Come As No Surprise

leuk_he Re:no paper trail, no hope (232 comments)

Forget the "non"anonymity of bitcoin. The problem is: every transaction becomes final. No reverse.

If i buy a apple, give a (real) coin, i expect a apple in return. If i do not get the apple, I will hold the counter party responsible. (e.g. beat him up/ call the police / etc etc.)

Now the counter party becomes the entire bitcoin public. I give a (fraction of) a bitcoin.... and I fail to get the apple. Now who do i beat up? Who do i call for? How do I tell that the reputation of the apple-seller is bad?

That is where there is no counterparty in the bitcoin protocol. bitcoin only keeps track of the bitcoin transaction, but looses track of the counter-part of the transaction.

For fiat money you can call someone (cop) to mediate the bad outcome of the transaction. For bitcoin you are lost. The coin transaction is deep down in the chain.

That is where the idea of counterparty is born, some way of 2-way commit, or reputation system for party that receives the coin transaction.

about 2 months ago

Stack Overflow Could Explain Toyota Vehicles' Unintended Acceleration

leuk_he Brake more powerful than engine. (664 comments)

In the case of the TS, there was a report from NASA that says at page 15 that even at full power with depleted power vacuum brake assist, you can still get the car to stop by braking. And they showed it.

As for your argument of burnout, this is ussuassy done with the hand-brake, that only brake at the rear tires only.

You can get in problems with brakes if you let then run too hot, descending from a hill is a known example of this.

about 2 months ago

Google's Definition of 'Open'

leuk_he Re:MS has their own set of problems. (168 comments)

WIN32 Has little to do with the API that is available to windows phone 7/8. But still a interresting link if you compare that to the emulation effort of bluestacks.

about 2 months ago

Google's Definition of 'Open'

leuk_he MS has their own set of problems. (168 comments)

MS still lacks market share, and one of their main problems is that windows phone 7 is the last platform supported by apps builders. It is that bad that they consider running android on windows.

At the same time they have to push all phone makers to pay them patent licenses for patents for fat and what they madeup when windows mobile (5.x 6.x) was the big thing.

MS Never said to be open. They controll the gates to their app store, just like Apple takes full control of everything htat is allowed to run on their phone.

Beside your point of not being able to include google apps on them, developers are tied to using a devkit that does not have a lices that allows anyone to fork it.

about 2 months ago

Star Trek Economics

leuk_he Re:Wow (888 comments)

Forget fiat-money. Think what you need for a happy society.

Suppose you get valued by the things you do for the population, and get valued by that. Laziness wll result that you can only get very basic living. You are rich if people like your work.

Just redefine money and how it is valued, and you are one step closer.

And this situation is not hard to get to. High inflation("printing money") and/or high taxes will shrink the current capital, while at the same time you have tax income to spend on things we all have value from.

about 2 months ago


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Samsung tablet allowd in Dutch appeal

leuk_he leuk_he writes  |  more than 2 years ago

In a dutch appeal samsung is allowed (dutch) to keep importing the galaxy tab. The model right are not enough for this. The current iPad deviates too much from the 2004 sketches, and there was prior art in other tables and a registion by bloomburg. Samsung is importing through the Netherlands, so this has implication for europe. Also judges in other european countries will probably look at this.

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