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DRM Could Come To 3D Printers

rbrausse Re:They Makes Me Laugh (315 comments)

I am sure someone would make a "open source" 3D printer design.

because of an "unfortunate human error" the design will be in the DRM database. similar to public-domain videos in Youtube's Content-ID database.

about 2 years ago

Expenditure Report Reveals Germany Monitors Skype, Google Mail, Facebook Chat

rbrausse Re:news? (89 comments)

this is new insofar as it is an official government document. The common knowledge you mentioned was mostly based on (plausible) assumptions and verbal statements of politicians/law-enforcement spokespersons.

about 2 years ago

First Community Release of Diaspora

rbrausse Re:Great! (111 comments)

I think.. wtf is Diaspora?

TFS is wrong and should have used the product name correctly. You wouldn't be baffled if the submitter (or editor) just wrote "diaspora*" :)

about 2 years ago

Google and Apple Spent More On Patents Than R&D Last Year

rbrausse Re:3 Stories, 25 Comments Each (119 comments)

it's the current logo. animated GIFs without cats are a pain.

about 2 years ago

Assange Seeks To Sue Prime Minister Gillard For Defamation

rbrausse could be interesting (244 comments)

you may or may not support Assange or Wikileaks - but the lawsuit will be interesting: Mastercard used a semi-official statement by Julia Gillard to justify the blocking; is this a good-enough argument?

about 2 years ago

Felix Baumgartner Prepares for Supersonic Skydive Attempt in New Mexico

rbrausse Re:First? Perhaps first this year (77 comments)

It is a common misconception that Kittinger exceeded the speed of sound during his fall, but this was not the case. He did reach a peak velocity of 614 mph (988 km/h), however, a mark that still stands as the fastest speed ever reached by a human without a vehicle.

no idea how trustworthy aerospaceweb is.

about 2 years ago

15 Years of Stuff That Matters

rbrausse lawyers (145 comments)

and they dropped "stuff that matters" :)

The new corporate overlords thought that one lie ('news') per tag line was as many as their lawyers were comfortable with.

TheRaven64 was right?!?

about 2 years ago

Shakedowns To Fix Negative Online Reviews

rbrausse Re:The best way to deal with this (179 comments)

wanted to make dice look bad

but all dice (with the possible exception of the ugly D100) are great!

about 2 years ago

The Fastest ISPs In the US

rbrausse meanwhile, in Germany (168 comments)

some cable ISPs here are known for unthrottling connections as soon as the URL includes something like /speedtest/ - e.g. NetCologne

about 2 years ago

The Explosive Growth of 3D Printing

rbrausse Re:Two Things (213 comments)

I'll consider being impressed by 3D printing as soon as someone actually starts doing something useful with it.

This is IMO impressive: Instead of shipping plastic parts around the world the company simply published CAD files. It's a start.

about 2 years ago

Thanks For Reading: 15 Years of News For Nerds

rbrausse Re:Haha (229 comments)

and they dropped "stuff that matters" :)

about 2 years ago

Computer History Museum Gets the Attention It Deserves

rbrausse Re:Meanwhile In Europe (53 comments)

as one living in continental Europe: I never had the feeling that the UK believed it is part of the continent. The Channels seems to be wider than the Atlantic...

about 2 years ago

Global Bacon Shortage 'Unavoidable'

rbrausse bail-out anyone? (293 comments)

you should read the original press releases, a nice little campaign preparing the masses that price increases are in order.

British supermarkets can protect consumers [..] if they pay Britain's loss-making pig farmers a fair price

In its Save Our Bacon campaign, NPA is asking shoppers to make a point of selecting pork and bacon with the British independent Red Tractor logo

Governments are becoming increasingly concerned

And I simply _love_ the phrase "Pig industry leaders" :)

about 2 years ago

New Java Vulnerability Found Affecting Java 5, 6, and 7 SE

rbrausse Re:the java plugin? (121 comments)

So when was the last time you actually needed that Java-plugin in your browser?

10 minutes ago. even twice (Barracuda's SSL VPN tunneling thingy is based on Java, and our web-based CPOE uses Java to print barcodes*)

about 2 years ago

Get Your 15 Years of Slashdot Shirt (For free, Depending)

rbrausse the shirt is wrong! (146 comments)

the anniversary shirt is boring and doesn't catch the _essence_ of slashdot.

I would prefer a design like this one (based on Z34107's comment)

about 2 years ago

6 Million Virgin Mobile Users Vulnerable To Brute-Force Attacks

rbrausse Re:virgins? Brute force? (80 comments)

this is the NEW /. - Dice is digging (ha!) up new revenue sources

about 2 years ago

Sophos Anti-Virus Update Identifies Sophos Code As Malware

rbrausse Re:Can We Say Test our Code, anyone??? (245 comments)

Hello QA department your fired.

nah, more like: Hello $computerguy, you're hired. we need a QA dept.

about 2 years ago

Slashdot Turns 15, What Are You Doing Later?

rbrausse Re:Party? (247 comments)

it is often more interesting to insult people vis-à-vis; an important part of the fun is to see the reaction. insulting/flamebaiting/trolling while (an|pseud)onymous is dull.

about 2 years ago



PayPal suspends accounts because of Cuban products

rbrausse rbrausse writes  |  more than 3 years ago

rbrausse (1319883) writes "Golem reports of blocked German PayPal accounts because the shop sells Cuban products (Google translation). PayPal demanded the removal of all Cuban goods, including ashtrays, before the reopening of the account.
European customers of PayPal have contracts not with PayPal, Inc. in the United States but PayPal (Europe) in Luxembourg — both parties are not affected by the US embargo. Why does PayPal Europe enforces cold war relics?
According to a lawyer the user agreement is not compatible with German law, this can extended to European law. The clause "We may, at any time and without liability, suspend, block, limit, close or cancel your right to use your Payment Instrument or Account entirely." seems unfair for the customer, Council Directive 93/13/EEC includes:

A contractual term which has not been individually negotiated shall be regarded as unfair if, contrary to the requirement of good faith, it causes a significant imbalance in the parties' rights and obligations arising under the contract, to the detriment of the consumer.


construction of nuclear plants in Japan suspended

rbrausse rbrausse writes  |  more than 2 years ago

rbrausse (1319883) writes "The Prime Minister of Japan announced on Monday that plans for new nuclear plants are frozen: "We will not proceed with the plans that have been put forward until now."

Only two reactors (Namie-Odaka and ma) but a drastic U-turn — nuclear energy has been since 1973 a national strategic priority."

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