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Brazil Blocks Foreign Mobile Phones

ospirata Re:Lazy, lazy posting (97 comments)

Not to mention that the "so-called" block would start only in September. Thus, does not apply for the period of the FIFA World Cup.

about 6 months ago

President of Brazil Lashes Out At NSA Espionage Programs In Speech To UN

ospirata Re:Brazil has a lot of things going for it ... (260 comments)

What's the connection with Brazil's human right abuse with spying? This information has absolutely no connection with being subject of industrial spying. Moreover, the country has indeed managed to promote equality. It rescued more than 20 million people from above the poverty line in the last four years. If this isn't a big accomplishment to reduce inequality, I definitely can't know what it is.

about a year ago

President of Brazil Lashes Out At NSA Espionage Programs In Speech To UN

ospirata The anger is justified (260 comments)

The policy of saying "If it was anyone else than USA it would be worse" is simply ridiculous. Or even to mention concerns about terrorism to justify such spying.
As many are forgetting, let's summarize the real reason for such anger: industrial spying (towards Petrobras, Brazil's biggest company) and spying over a government with more than a century of friendly relations.
The article points this as well: "As host to the UN headquarters, the US has been attacked from the general assembly many times in the past, but what made Rousseff's denunciation all the more painful diplomatically was the fact that it was delivered on behalf of large, increasingly powerful and historically friendly state."

about a year ago

Ask Slashdot: What To Do With Other People's Email?

ospirata I had the same problem... (619 comments)

.... and 1 month ago I found out that I was co-authoring a paper in Veterinary.

more than 3 years ago

Steve Jobs Health Worries Escalate

ospirata Is this TMZ? (520 comments)

At first I though I was readying Slashdot. Then I saw the headline about Steve Jobs....

more than 3 years ago

Microsoft Admits Is a Contender

ospirata Re:Oracle (480 comments)

As they say: There ain't no bad publicity. Tell bad stuff, but tell about me. Thanks Microsoft.

more than 3 years ago

Pirate Bay Down; Police Raids Across Europe

ospirata Police raids at Slashdot? (325 comments)

Kugrian's comment led me to thing that these news about Pirate Bay shutdown are quiet suspicious. It's seem like an joint action from DMCA and polices from Europe to spead a rumor, create paranoia and take TPB off by DoS.

about 4 years ago

Pirate Bay Down; Police Raids Across Europe

ospirata Report from Sweden (325 comments)

The website is down for me as well. I am at the KTH network by now. On the other side, I don't see anyone talking about police raids at Stockholm.

about 4 years ago

How Do You Extend Your Wireless Connection?

ospirata What about 802.11 networks? (214 comments)

I have a D-Link DI-524 Wireless router and it is place in the middle of the apartment I live in. Unfortunately the signal is unstable at some corners, and often the signal goes below 20% and the link is broken. Does anyone has a useful solution to make the wireless router signal be replicated easier?

more than 4 years ago

Android Phone Demand Up 250%, iPhone Down

ospirata Google is pushing the numbers by itself! (445 comments)

They do not mention that, in a time frame smaller than 2 months, Google has gave to all its employees (more than 15.000 worldwide) a Motorolla Android-based phone. For me, that kind of explain the number's twist.

more than 4 years ago

What To Expect In KDE 4.1

ospirata Re:TFS is a lie? (288 comments)

That's true, KDE 4.0 was supposed to have stable core libraries, so major applications such as Amarok, Koffice and Kontact could be ported at KDE 4.1. The big issue was this numbering schema. If KDE staff have numbered in the classic way people wouldn't have created so many expectations, and thus there wouldn't have dissapointments.

more than 6 years ago

Motley Crue Single Does Better On Rock Band

ospirata Wannabes (127 comments)

This means that no one wants to listen to a poser, but everybody would like to be one.

more than 6 years ago


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