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Airbus Attacked By French Lawmaker For Talking To SpaceX

r1348 Re:Surrender to SpaceX, France (166 comments)

Uh, I might not recall well,but didn't the US declare that war?

5 days ago
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Airbus Attacked By French Lawmaker For Talking To SpaceX

r1348 Re:Surrender to SpaceX, France (166 comments)

Uh, give another go at history. The British army was the homeland army in the US and the actual resident armed force. Yours was a secession war that effectively created your national identity (or officialized it, depends on the point of view). The only real foreign attack you had on your soil was Pearl Harbor, and that wasn't an invasion.

5 days ago
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EU May Not Unify Its Data Protection Rules After All

r1348 Re:Understandable given the nature of the EU (55 comments)

Fine, but give me a democratic EU. I want a say in what the European Commission decides, I want to finally understand whatever the Council of European Union is (seriously, nobody seems to know), I want a democratic European Parliament with the power of legislative initiative. Anything else is a nice-looking dictatorship.

about two weeks ago
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Hawking Warns Strong AI Could Threaten Humanity

r1348 Re:So What (574 comments)

An AI smarter than us can definitely learn to repair itself, the same way we invented medicine.

about two weeks ago
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France Wants To Get Rid of Diesel Fuel

r1348 Re:Pushing the problem onto someone else (395 comments)

About the shutting down traffic being rare in Europe, I beg to differ: it happens quite regularly here in Milan (basically we live in a natural cul-de-sac that accumulater pollutants.

about three weeks ago
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Another Hint For Kryptos

r1348 Re:Clock -- Time is running out! (50 comments)

Even better, the coordinates should be encrypted on Kryptos. Now THAT would be meta.

about a month ago
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Alleged Satellite Photo Says Ukraine Shootdown of MH17

r1348 Re:uh, no? (340 comments)

That depends on how persistent the missle's smoke trail is.

about a month ago
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CERN May Not Have Discovered Higgs Boson After All

r1348 Re:Other particles (137 comments)

Neurotoxin will settle this.

about a month ago
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Open Consultation Begins On Italy's Internet Bill of Rights

r1348 Re:ENTITLEMENTS, NOT RIGHTS (95 comments)

Of course not, the same way Ayn Rand never used Public Health Care! *bald eagles*

about a month and a half ago
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Italian Supreme Court Bans the 'Microsoft Tax'

r1348 Re:And so therefor it follows and I quote (353 comments)

Development cost and market price are not necessarily connected (see Android) and Apple is free to distribute R&D money among its divisions as it pleases her. Being the manufacturer of both hardware and software, it can freely claim that the market price for OSX is 0, but then restrict its licence to force installation only on Apple hardware. Plus, you're free to install whatever OS pleases you on Apple hardware.

If, say, HP or Dell claimed that Windows cost is 0, then they would have to demonstrate that they got it for free from Microsoft, which they didn't. The meaning of this ruling is that a contract with one party cannot force you into a contract with a third party.

about 2 months ago
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Italian Supreme Court Bans the 'Microsoft Tax'

r1348 Re:And so therefor it follows and I quote (353 comments)

This only applies when hardware and software come from different parties.

I wonder about Android smartphones...

about 2 months ago
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iFixit Tears Apart Apple's Shiny New Retina iMac

r1348 Re:Broken link (109 comments)

I shamefully admit clicking on it at least 10 times and cursing at my browser before realising.

about 2 months ago
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Kickstarter Cancels Anonabox Funding Campaign

r1348 Re:Really? (76 comments)

Hardware backdoors. See Huawei.

about 2 months ago
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Confidence Shaken In Open Source Security Idealism

r1348 Re:I don't buy it (265 comments)

Not when it comes to encryption.

about 2 months ago
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How English Beat German As the Language of Science

r1348 Re:Same old American Xenophobia (323 comments)

Are you seriously using Egypt, Nigeria, China and Thailand as a human rights comparison?

about 2 months ago
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Too Much Privacy: Finnish Police Want Big Euro Notes Taken Out of Circulation

r1348 Re:To their defense (314 comments)

It would do nothing to curb criminality, it's just another excuse to privatize the circulation of money. Want a cash-free economy? Fine, give me my free State debit card.

about 2 months ago
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Dubai Police To Use Google Glass For Facial Recognition

r1348 Re:Enforce (122 comments)

Rich people, and a mass of immigrant semi-slave workers that built all of those slightly overcompensating skyscrapers...

about 2 months ago
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Darth Vader, Yoda, Chewbacca Aim To Invade Ukraine's Govt. In Upcoming Elections

r1348 Re:"...a mockery of elections in Ukraine" (63 comments)

A democratically elected dictator, running within the limits of his mandate, you mean?

about 2 months ago

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