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Which Cars Get the Most Traffic Tickets?

mwvdlee Re:Study is quite incomplete (229 comments)

I definitely got stopped and ticketted more when I was driving my sporty looking car (2005 Toyota Celica) rather than my family car (Honda Civic Hybrid).
Even more so when I was wearing a baseball cap.
As far speedcams go, I got more tickets driving the family car.
I guess cops are just really objective and unprejudiced.

8 hours ago
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Tetris To Be Made Into a Live Action Film

mwvdlee Lead Role (132 comments)

I assume Mr. T will get the lead role?

9 hours ago
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Adobe Photoshop Is Coming To Linux, Through Chromebooks

mwvdlee Re:How important is that at this point? (190 comments)

Both Windows (7) and Linux (Ubuntu 14 and Crunchbang).
The problem with the UI isn't with window managers or other technical parts; it's the design of the UI.
The way an excessive amount of buttons are seemingly randomly slapped together in a toolbar.
The way dialogs and popups don't follow platform styling.
The way it defaults to a multi-window environment.
I prefer to use an open source alternatives (like Audacity and Inkscape) whenever I can and most are easy enough to use.
GIMP is so close yet so far away, all because of a very bad UI.

yesterday
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Adobe Photoshop Is Coming To Linux, Through Chromebooks

mwvdlee Re:How important is that at this point? (190 comments)

Same would be true for any other application, including GIMP.

FWIW, I prefer Photoshop. I can just about manage to get things done in GIMP, but it's not a pleasure; the UI is an utter mess. Not talking about it being different from PS, but about it being an utter mess all on it's own merits.

And I would love for old Paint Shop Pro to return instead of the crappy instagram-like PSP it's degraded into.
Seriously; why did they Corel mangle PSP so badly?
Old PSP was truely "Cheap Photoshop without the color management stuff few people need and even less people know how to use".

yesterday
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Microsoft's Asimov System To Monitor Users' Machines In Real Time

mwvdlee Start menu usage dropped in lieu of what? (261 comments)

Prior to Windows 8, what exactly where people using to start applications if they were not using the start menu?
Or did they just notice the start menu was being used less often because people were keeping applications open?

yesterday
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Court Rules Nokia Must Pay Damages To Buyers of Faulty Phones In Mexico

mwvdlee Re:LOL (25 comments)

Huge and --apparently-- very, very flacid.

2 days ago
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How To Find the Right Open Source Project To Get Involved With

mwvdlee Re:Developers are users too (57 comments)

Exactly. Just because you don't use any typical consumer application doesn't mean you're not a user with needs that may not (yet) be fulfilled by the applications you do use.

2 days ago
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How To Find the Right Open Source Project To Get Involved With

mwvdlee Developers are users too (57 comments)

If you like the user-to-guru-to-contributer path, but you're not really using any application... think again; IDE's are applications too.

2 days ago
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Lenovo Set To Close $2.1 Billion Server Deal With IBM

mwvdlee Re:IBM is dying (48 comments)

Yup. a ghetto of money-printing mainframes, application servers, supercomputers and cheap sub-par IT labor services.

2 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: Multimedia-Based Wiki For Learning and Business Procedures?

mwvdlee Re:A content problem (97 comments)

What the poster wants doesn't sound like a Wiki at all.
Unless he wants ALL other random people to add, change and update information, he would be better off using any random CMS.
Wiki's trade content creation features for maintenance/editing features.
Content in a Wiki is easy to change and hard to make look perfect.
If you want perfect looking content and don't need the ability for anybody to change content in a few seconds, don't use a Wiki.

2 days ago
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Piracy Police Chief Calls For State Interference To Stop Internet "Anarchy"

mwvdlee Re:Police?? (298 comments)

They are indeed free to do so just like you and me.
But it's not part of their job and they have no more legal standing to do so than you or I.
So in proposing laws they are NOT acting as a territorial police force of sworn constables, they are in fact acting as a corporate lobbying group.

City of London Police when enforcing laws = territorial police force of sworn constables.
City of London Police when proposing laws = corporate lobbying group.
It's important to distinguish these two roles and their difference.

2 days ago
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Piracy Police Chief Calls For State Interference To Stop Internet "Anarchy"

mwvdlee Re:Police?? (298 comments)

As a territorial police force of sworn constables, are they responsible for proposing laws?
Because that's what they're doing here.

2 days ago
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Security Collapse In the HTTPS Market

mwvdlee Re:So offer a cost effective replacement (185 comments)

In the Netherlands, we have such a system (called "iDeal").
As far as I know, atleast Germany and a few scandinavian countries have similar systems.
I dare bet a lot of countries have such systems as well.

5 days ago
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PostgreSQL Outperforms MongoDB In New Round of Tests

mwvdlee Re:It doesn't matter (147 comments)

"Web-scale" is "big enough to hold a Wordpress database"?

5 days ago
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FBI Chief: Apple, Google Phone Encryption Perilous

mwvdlee Warrant (353 comments)

"I like and believe very much that we should have to obtain a warrant from an independent judge to be able to take the contents,"

The citizens would like and believe that very much too
But that isn't really what's happening, now is it?

5 days ago
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Drones Reveal Widespread Tax Evasion In Argentina

mwvdlee Re:Someone's going to complain (208 comments)

Yeah, why aren't they taking on all the poor people buying vacant lots and building houses with pools on them?

about a week ago
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Drones Reveal Widespread Tax Evasion In Argentina

mwvdlee Re:Someone's going to complain (208 comments)

Wordprocessors are used by lazy typists and compilers are used by lazy programmers.

about a week ago
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Microsoft On US Immigration: It's Our Way Or the Canadian Highway

mwvdlee Re:Muck funny in politics and muck Ficrosoft. (363 comments)

The only reason Microsoft needs to argue this point at all is to present the pretense that politicians are uninformed, as opposed to corrupt.

I disagree. There's no reason politicians can't be both.

about a week ago

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mwvdlee mwvdlee writes  |  more than 8 years ago

mwvdlee writes "I have a small site selling selfmade software. Obviously this software has been cracked and is now distributed on warez sites. These warez site often refer to the original site and my statistics show a significant amount of traffic from them. I've set up a number of rules using mod_rewrite which currently redirect such warez sites to their local Business Software Alliance sites, which is kinda funny. But I'd like to do something more "creative" with redirecting such users. Can anybody think of fun things to do with redirecting warez visitors?"

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