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Heinz Zemanek Passes At 94

mailuefterl Re:Someone tell him to slow down! (52 comments)

At 94 km/h you are considered a traffic obstacle on an austrian Autobahn.
At 94mp/h you are considered a rowdy and a madman ;-)

about 3 months ago
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Heinz Zemanek Passes At 94

mailuefterl Re:Best Computer name ever (52 comments)

Actually his lectures at the Vienna Univiersity of technology are legendary.
Mailüfterl versus Whirlwind is a very austrian thing.

about 3 months ago
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Heinz Zemanek Passes At 94

mailuefterl Re:America invented computers! (52 comments)

Depends on how you define computer!
Just look up Charles Babbage or Konrad Zuse.

about 3 months ago
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New Zealand ISP's Anti-Geoblocking Service Makes Waves

mailuefterl YESSS! (153 comments)

I wish, some providers did that here in Austria, where I live.
It's the same story in many ways.

about 4 months ago
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The $5,600 Tablet

mailuefterl Bullets? (96 comments)

But are they bulletproof?

about 6 months ago
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UK Prime Minister Threatens To Block Further Snowden Revelations

mailuefterl Streisand Effekt (431 comments)

Did someone say "Streisand Effekt" ?

about a year ago
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Xbox 720 Could Require Always-On Connection, Lock Out Used Games

mailuefterl Sounds like a good way (592 comments)

to get themselves out of the console business again

about a year and a half ago
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Austrian Blank Media Tax May Expand To Include Cloud Storage

mailuefterl 15€ Tax to anonymous artists to store my own (129 comments)

The ridiculous aspect of this tax is, that when I fill my hard disc with pictures I took myself with my own camera I would still hav to pay for example ca 15 € for a 1TB hard disc which can be bought for as little as 63€ (external USB 3.0)

about 2 years ago
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Indian Man Charged With Blasphemy For Exposing "Miracle"

mailuefterl Super (James) Randi (796 comments)

to the rescue!!

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Is a Home Drone Feasible?

mailuefterl DIY (274 comments)

DIY: Try this website: http://diydrones.com/

more than 2 years ago
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Making Sense of CPU and GPU Model Numbers?

mailuefterl Ars technica (555 comments)

Try the Ars technica system guide:
http://arstechnica.com/hardware/guides/2009/10/ars-system-guide-october-2009-edition.ars

more than 4 years ago
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Egypt to Copyright Pyramids and Sphynx

mailuefterl Prior Art! (393 comments)

Sorry, Mate!

No Chance to copyright icecubes from Greenland.
The icelanders are already selling icecubes from their glaciers ;-)

more than 5 years ago

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Apple Maps can kill (in Australia)

mailuefterl mailuefterl writes  |  about 2 years ago

mailuefterl (140499) writes "Victorio Police urges drivers to be cautious when using Apple Maps.
Apple Maps misplaces the town of Mildura by 700km, leaving travellers stranded in a National Park, sometimes without water, food or fuel.
6 persons already needed to be rescued."

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Google top exec says tablet prices "unreasonable"

mailuefterl mailuefterl writes  |  about 2 years ago

mailuefterl (140499) writes "John Lagerling, director of business development for Android says :"Basically we felt that we wanted to prove you don’t have to charge $600 to deliver a phone that has the latest-generation technologies. Simply that level of margin is sometimes even unreasonable""
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Noodle mesh is a religious head gear in Austria

mailuefterl mailuefterl writes  |  more than 3 years ago

mailuefterl (140499) writes "A Noodle mesh is a religious head gear according to Vienna traffic Authorities:
http://kurier.at/nachrichten/wien/3922317.php
http://wien.orf.at/stories/526269/ (article in German)
When Vienna advertising agency owner Niko Alm applied for a new driver's licence, he submitted a photo which showed him wearing a noodle mesh as head gear.
According to regulations, only the face must be visible on the photo, no hats, no caps allowed.
The only exception: religious head gear.
So he declared himself a pastafari and claimed his noodle mesh was therefore a religious head gear.
First authorities denied the driver's license, but after 3 Alm was now issued the document with the rather special ohoto."

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