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Ask Slashdot: How Do You Stay Fit At Work?

muntis Get into team sports. (635 comments)

Fact that team mates rely on you will build self-discipline. I'm playing ice-hockey for 3 years now. I raised my physical fitness considerably and skipped just a couple tranings a year.

about a year and a half ago
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One Company's Week-Long Interview Process

muntis Trial period? (362 comments)

Don't you guys have trial periods in US? Like for the first month each party can terminate contract without any notice.

about 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Would Real Space Combat Look Like?

muntis Re:Are we talking human on human battles? (892 comments)

Don't mix exploration and warfare. Mankind can send probe out of solar system or put rover on Mars but I don't see any tanks even on Moon.

more than 2 years ago
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Samsung Tablet Ban Lifted For Most of EU

muntis Re:Android tablets (137 comments)

How about countries that don't have wide spread WiFi?

Here my mates with a tablet use 3G a lot more than WiFi.

Parent already told that he has 3G enabled smartphone. So what stops you from creating Wi-Fi hotspot on phone and connect tablet to it?

about 3 years ago
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Cyanogenmod Puts Users in Control of Permissions

muntis Re:Not gonna happen in stock Android (170 comments)

Not to mention the fact that not all countries are supported for Google checkout merchant account. It's not like I want to become millionaire by selling wonder app, but it's only way I am able to get new hardware to test aps on. And becoming full time app developer one day would be nice too.

more than 3 years ago
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Thousands Marched Against Censorship

muntis Re:Who Cares?? Its None Of Our Business (131 comments)

In Western culture, capital punishment is the answer to the actions performed by the individual which are equally if not more distasteful. Save the prison space for those who can be redeemed for their misdeeds.

Yes and wikipedia lists those "Western culture countries" for you (Capital punishment)

China, Iran, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, United States, Yemen, Sudan, Vietnam, Syria, Japan, Egypt, Libya, Bangladesh, Thailand, Singapore, Botswana, Malaysia, North Korea

So "Don't judge and you won't be judged". Maybe even for some amputation may help to redeem their misdeeds much faster than imprisonment. Where is the red line you draw? Where the media or church tels you?

more than 3 years ago
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Thousands Marched Against Censorship

muntis Re:Who Cares?? Its None Of Our Business (131 comments)

not be oppressed, injured, or even killed

Capital punishment looks like killing people to me. Should I as citizen of EU enforce it to you?

more than 3 years ago
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The Tablet Debate: 3G Or Wi-Fi?

muntis Both (395 comments)

Is it so expensive to have both in one device? I defiantly prefer WiFi but 3G is useful in cases when you are outdoors and need some information badly. Like when the movie starts or where my favorite band is playing tonight. I use my android phone all the time during Friday nights to decide where to go next or to show funny YouTube clip I found. Still I don't know if I would bring tablet with me in such ocations if I would have one. On other hand, I've used phone as car gps a lot of times and then tabled would more handful. For those rare cases when I need WiFi to download large files and I don't have such luxury I wrote small app for that. That simply remembers list of files to download and when WiFi is available it downloads them. It's in the market but I won't give the link here due to ethical reasons.

more than 3 years ago
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Rock, Paper, Shotgun Call For Worldwide Game Release Dates

muntis Re:A modest proposal (161 comments)

Completely agree with you. And that applies to other media too. Why should I wait for movie to arrive to my country a month or in worst cases 6 months after premiere? For some content it wont arrive at all. For example, The Big Bang Theory has season 4 already and there is no channel available that would even start showing season 1. And I technically live in Europe not some "mambo jambo" island in the middle of ocean.

more than 3 years ago
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Cold Warriors Question Nukes

muntis Re:In the suicide-bombing age... (274 comments)

Don't mix survival of species and survival of western values. That's not the same. If we take into account birth ratio in countries that have adopted "western values" and that have adopted "religion", I guess evolution will bet on religious nut folks.

more than 3 years ago
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House Fails To Extend Patriot Act Spy Powers

muntis Stripped. (284 comments)

So that means, I wont get stripped (virtually) when I go to US? Hm, then I may remove US from my blacklist.

more than 3 years ago
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Magnetic Pole Shift Affects Tampa Airport

muntis Re:For the airplane geeks... (317 comments)

GPS is not used because is expensive but because system owned by US military. You can't expect all civilian airplanes in world to rely on system owned by one govement.

more than 3 years ago
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Razer Unveils Portable Gaming Device Concept

muntis Re:What use is it? (66 comments)

Vote parent up. On screen buttons are designed to bee easily accessed by mouse but shortcuts on keyboard for fingers. If I'm not looking at keyboard then how it will improve my SC2 gameplay? Was the screen touch screen? If yes then game controls should be redone, I don't think that using finger as mouse pointer will work good enough. It's strange how seemingly unintuitive mouse have become more simple and intuitive than pointing a finger.

more than 3 years ago
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Anonymous Now Attacking Corporate Fax Machines

muntis Re:Yeah - Why not add a Federal Perjury Charge... (410 comments)

you should do your best to make yourself a small target.

Ouh, west west, thats how you fight for your rights? I'm not big fan of Anonymous, but, seriously? Duck and hide so Big Brother wont have any interest in you?

more than 3 years ago
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68% of US Broadband Connections Aren't Broadband

muntis Re:Meanwhile, in Japan (611 comments)

4G is in early testing in some towns, but for youtube HSDPA is good enough.

more than 3 years ago
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68% of US Broadband Connections Aren't Broadband

muntis Re:Meanwhile, in Japan (611 comments)

Latvia is still lagging behind with miserable 500Mbps

more than 3 years ago
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Facebook Postings Lead To Arrest for Heresy In the West Bank

muntis Re:Barbarians... (496 comments)

Who are you to say that "western values" are the best values or do they even can be applied there. Maybe you are western value fanatic. And I have heard that some western value fanatics fight to force them on others. How does it differ one fanatic from other?

more than 3 years ago

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7.5 million documents from the SRS of Latvia

muntis muntis writes  |  more than 4 years ago

muntis (1503471) writes "Millions of tax documents downloaded form State Revenue Service's (SRS) of Latvia.
Incident was caused by simple or even trivial mistake — developers of electronic declaration system (EDS) forgot (or as some say were asked not to) put authorization check in aspx page that generate xml reports.
Person who calls himself Neo told press that during period of three months he was able to download totally 160 GB of data and he needed only two more weeks to get complete copy of all documents in system."

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Latvians have to pay to embed YouTube clips

muntis muntis writes  |  more than 5 years ago

muntis writes "Approximately 500 Latvian bloggers have received letter from local copyright agency (AKKA/LAA) with statement that they must pay for embedding YouTube clips in their blogs or site will be closed down. Argument "but, but that is just a link to service and nothing is copied except the small publicly available html script" does not work. Bloggers can use standard hyper links, but for embedding they must pay to AKKA/LAA. Charge is 10 Latvian Lats (roughly 18.3 USD) per month per 100 embedded clips.
Up to 25% of money AKKA/LAA keeps to themselves as service charge, rest of money goes to author (in this case YouTube) with one condition if they have contract with AKKA/LAA as their representative. If this does not sound strange enough to you, then next statement from AKKA/LAA sounds even stranger. They informed press that they don't have contract with YouTube and until then usage of it in Latvia is illegal.
Weak google translation of article in Latvian: http://translate.google.com/translate?prev=hp&hl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.tvnet.lv%2Fzinas%2Flatvija%2Farticle.php%3Fid%3D587004&sl=lv&tl=en
Neadless to say Latvian blogo-sphere is boiling. So I ask you, does anything similar happens elsewhere except our small beloved country called Latvia?"

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