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Switching From Microsoft Office To LibreOffice Saves Toulouse 1 Million Euros

mehrotra.akash Re:Put some of the money back in... (284 comments)

Isnt that the point of FOSS that users dont need to give back? If they need to give back anything, might as well use a paid software.

4 days ago
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I Want a Kindle Killer

mehrotra.akash Re:Windows XP Tablets (321 comments)

Yet ultrabooks which cost double to triple the price of normal laptops get sold quite a bit today

about 2 months ago
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Wikipedia Medical Articles Found To Have High Error Rate

mehrotra.akash Now, combine it with the /. error rate (200 comments)

A /. article mentions that Wikipedia has an error in 90% of medical articles
Now, keep in mind that /. itself has an error in x% of news items posted here
So, the actual error rate of Wikipedia medical articles should be (1-x/100)*90 % shouldnt it?
Assuming it is actually 90% would lead to the conclusion that /. has a 0% error rate...

about 2 months ago
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Kids With Wheels: Should the Unlicensed Be Allowed To 'Drive' Autonomous Cars?

mehrotra.akash Re:Why can't passengers fly the plane? (437 comments)

Yes, in some Airbus aircrafts, the pilot cannot exceed thresholds set up by the autopilot.

about 2 months ago
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RIM CEO Says Company 'Seriously' Considered Switch To Android

mehrotra.akash Re:No room to differentiate? (283 comments)

HTC desire Z has a nice form factor

about 2 years ago
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Preparing For Life After the PC

mehrotra.akash Re:the pc will remain (636 comments)

You would pay a lot more for PC's in that case though

about 2 years ago
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DNSChanger Shut-Down Means Internet Blackout Coming For Hundreds of Thousands

mehrotra.akash Re:Why don't they... (264 comments)

And, here you call your tech support guy

about 2 years ago
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Preparing For Life After the PC

mehrotra.akash Re:the pc will remain (636 comments)

Then, why did laptop screens move from 1280*1024 to 1366*768?

about 2 years ago
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DNSChanger Shut-Down Means Internet Blackout Coming For Hundreds of Thousands

mehrotra.akash Re:Why don't they... (264 comments)

In this case, they give you instructions to fix it. If you are on the net, and dont know what DNS is, you're on your own
The same thing that happens if you drive a car and dont know how to change a tyre

about 2 years ago
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DNSChanger Shut-Down Means Internet Blackout Coming For Hundreds of Thousands

mehrotra.akash Re:Why did this do it this way? (264 comments)

Redirect all queries from the malicious servers to a page explaining that they have malicious DNS servers configured and they need to fix the issue.
Some will check the problem themselves, others will call their ISP's,tech support,etc
Someone using the net should have a clue what DNS is about anyways

about 2 years ago
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Used Software Can Be Sold, Says EU Court of Justice

mehrotra.akash Re:Well of Course (385 comments)

They will just licence software on an hourly basis
Say, a $60 game with 120 hours playtime, or an OS charged at 10c/hour of usage

about 2 years ago
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Used Software Can Be Sold, Says EU Court of Justice

mehrotra.akash Re:Well of Course (385 comments)

Because software doesnt "wear out"

about 2 years ago
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Google Trying New Strategy to Fix Fragmentation

mehrotra.akash Re:Make phones like laptops (355 comments)

So, if I'm reading this correctly, in America, its MORE expensive to take a SIM without a phone and its cheaper to take a SIM and a phone together???

about 2 years ago
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Google Trying New Strategy to Fix Fragmentation

mehrotra.akash Re:Make phones like laptops (355 comments)

Some places dont get free phones :(
Laptops and phones, both are available in shops, directly from the manufacturer outside of US I believe. They surely are in India

about 2 years ago
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Google Trying New Strategy to Fix Fragmentation

mehrotra.akash Re:Make phones like laptops (355 comments)

I believe that you can, just that its illegal.
And, there are still a lot of other OS'es available
Even having a dual boot Android/WinRT(8) phone would be awesome

about 2 years ago
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Google Trying New Strategy to Fix Fragmentation

mehrotra.akash Re:Make phones like laptops (355 comments)

The former could be solved by phones like Intels Xolo and the latter by having just the radio control as a part of ROM and controlled by API's?

about 2 years ago
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Google Trying New Strategy to Fix Fragmentation

mehrotra.akash Re:Make phones like laptops (355 comments)

Thats only in USA though. Other countries dont have the carrier model. I buy my phone from the manufacturer and a SIM from the telco

about 2 years ago
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Google Trying New Strategy to Fix Fragmentation

mehrotra.akash Re:Make phones like laptops (355 comments)

That's the last thing manufacturers want. They saw what happened to the PC hardware market, which was basically a race to the bottom on price. If they can do ANYTHING to differentiate themselves from each other they will, even if it means they have to support hardware themselves. Unfortunately they want it both ways, selling commodity hardware with a "unique" wrapper.

IDK, different laptop manufacturers can differentiate themselves pretty well, XPS,Thinkpads,Elitebook,etc all of them have a reasonably well defined market

about 2 years ago
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Google Trying New Strategy to Fix Fragmentation

mehrotra.akash Re:Make phones like laptops (355 comments)

Mine is a Thinkpad R61, with a GMA950 onboard graphics
Barring wifi issues (ubuntu asks for "restricted drivers"), havent had any problems w.r.t drivers

about 2 years ago

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How a 4.2 earthquake became a 6.6 earthquake

mehrotra.akash mehrotra.akash writes  |  more than 2 years ago

mehrotra.akash (1539473) writes "As has often happened in recent times, Twitter was the first media platform to carry news about the 11.28pm earthquake, as shaken tweeples in Delhi told the world how their rooms rattled in the tremors.

Within minutes, TV channels and news agencies, which often scrounge Twitter for real-time information, picked up these details. The epicentre in these initial reports ranged from northern Sumatra to the Nepal-India border."

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Sony's Been Hacked Again

mehrotra.akash mehrotra.akash writes  |  more than 3 years ago

mehrotra.akash (1539473) writes "

An official statement on the site (in Japanese) explains So-Net has terminated exchanges of points, and asked customers to change their passwords. The story translator says the total lost was "about 100,000 yen," or $1,224. Google's translation of the site reads that as "approximately 10 million yen," or $122,384, which is probably why we shouldn't trust Google Translate.

And it was Brute Forced!!"
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