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Will Cameras Replace Sideview Mirrors On Cars In 2018?

richlv Re:nope! (496 comments)

I'd be happy just to get a good rearview camera on my motorbike. All I get to see in the mirrors are my elbows...

replace the mirrors with more extruding-ones. that makes lane splitting harder, though ;)
of course, looking over the shoulder instead of using the mirrors should be one thing every motorcycle rider does most after the first season.
and there's this development to have rearview cameras in helmets. currently it's either a hack-your-own job or something ridiculously expensive, but maybe one day...

http://www.reevu.com/motorsports/what-you-see/
http://www.skullyhelmets.com/heads-up-display-helmet/

"You failed to confirm you are a human." go away.
idiotic slashdot does not allow me to post this...

about three weeks ago
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Will Cameras Replace Sideview Mirrors On Cars In 2018?

richlv Re:Somewhat cheaper... (496 comments)

so the govt could say "fine, cameras it is, if you all can agree on one mount and one adapter standard and max 5 enclosure form factors. oh, and it all 100% royalty free and with public designs".
not that i see usa govt doing this. maybe european commission one day...

this has a safety angle, too - if the replacement mirror is available from the vendor only and costs 100 usd, you are likely to see people not replace them and endanger others. if you can get quality aftermarket part for 1/4 of that or so, it makes much less sense not to fix it.

about three weeks ago
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Used IT Equipment Can Be Worth a Fortune (Video)

richlv Re:Slashvertisement? (79 comments)

thanks for responding here. it did read like an ad, and i did not get a clear idea on what's so special about this company from the summary - it went round and round with cars, construction equipment... i got lost

about three weeks ago
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Prototype Volvo Flywheel Tech Uses Car's Wasted Brake Energy

richlv Re:Gyroscopic precession (262 comments)

not even through a turn, but before a turn - the most common case.
i was actually thinking about this being applied to motorcycles, but the thought of getting a bike that's harder to lean if you have applied brakes previously makes ma cautious :)

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Preparing For Windows XP EOL?

richlv oh the language, it editors (423 comments)

or something.

i just came here to make fun of "this remaining ... systems" :)

about three weeks ago
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Russians Take Ukraine's Last Land Base In Crimea

richlv Re:Corrected title - that's Ukraine's land. (551 comments)

most european countries actually send and _invite_ observers from other countries.

it would be an interesting experiment in the usa, though. what's their official stance on observers ? :)

about a month ago
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Russians Take Ukraine's Last Land Base In Crimea

richlv Re:History Lesson:German occupation of Czechoslova (551 comments)

The first thing happening in Crimea happened long before Kiev fell.

do you mean russian soldiers wandering outside of their bases, which was prohibited by ukraine-russia agreement?

And you will further claim the the US and EU nations are not aggressive and have purely altruistic goals?

i'm not sure about the usa. most eu nations seem to be very concerned, especially given that many of them have just slipped out of the totalitarian grip. i would agree that they don't have purely altruistic goals - they have survivalistic goals. they know they are the next...

what Russia did was nothing like what Hitler did, which was my original point.

it's definitely close to what hitler did. it's almost like putin is roleplaying hitler.
just one example of many is to compare putin's speech with hitler's speech: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6SB9sqCevk#t=1h50m11s

If I don't pain them as evil I paint them as good?

you whitewash evil actions. decide for yourself what does that make you. it might seem ok right now, but such approach does seem to eat the consciousness from inside.

about a month ago
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Russians Take Ukraine's Last Land Base In Crimea

richlv Re:Corrected title - that's Ukraine's land. (551 comments)

i don't know what's that funny about it - it's current. it's right there. it's fuelled by the government.

hopefully it will be funny in some years. right now it is very, very dangerous.

about a month ago
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Russians Take Ukraine's Last Land Base In Crimea

richlv Re:Corrected title - that's Ukraine's land. (551 comments)

interesting how you tried to change topic to things happening during and around ww2. if you want to do that, you'd have to include things russia and russia-created soviet union did - and you won't like the comparison. so just don't.

about a month ago
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Russians Take Ukraine's Last Land Base In Crimea

richlv Re:Corrected title - that's Ukraine's land. (551 comments)

first, if you would like to stick with real voting, you would have to do a real, honest vote. bringing in the army shows that even russia does not believe in such a vote in crimea :)

also, i have no idea what is usa/obama propaganda. i can't recall seeing a single usa news item on ukraine - i try to follow various sources from ukraine.

"maybe your viewpoint would cause suffering if adopted" - looks like a classic fud to me. "oh, so these actions have caused definite suffering, but but but, the other way around could cause some, too !" - except that ukraine had no real problems, no clashes, until russia invaded.

if you want to look at pot/kettle, look no further than the nazi extremism in _russia_, the actions against immigrants and even people from republics of russia, the massive hatred towards ukrainians that has been bred by the mass media. that is where lies, resulting in suffering, are coming from. there's a lot of handwaving from russia today and similar sources, and it is sad to see people succumbing to that, assuming they are not paid for the disinformation in the first place.

about a month ago
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Russians Take Ukraine's Last Land Base In Crimea

richlv Re:History Lesson:German occupation of Czechoslova (551 comments)

when you say "Russia gave up the Ukraine" it's as if they owned it - well, they kinda did, by extension of the soviet union. but i don't think anybody sane would use that as an argument.

"replaced it with a more pro-NATO one" - that is false. even the new government never mentioned nato. except that the russian movements in crimea actually got them worried enough to mention it, and even then say that they are not looking to join nato...

"it's a hell of a lot more real than people like you seem to think" - in 2013, ~ 10% of the residents of crimea would have voted for joining the russia. sorry, invading a territory and staging a "vote" is not acceptable, even if you try to hide it behind rephrasing.

about a month ago
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Russians Take Ukraine's Last Land Base In Crimea

richlv Re:History Lesson:German occupation of Czechoslova (551 comments)

it could be debatable, but not in the context of this story. otherwise one could say "oh, but north korea is worse than russia... for now"

about a month ago
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Russians Take Ukraine's Last Land Base In Crimea

richlv Re:Corrected title - that's Ukraine's land. (551 comments)

they might be russian, but in 2013 10% wanted to join russia. i guess invading the region with military can really motivate one, eh ?

i visited crimea in 2013. russians, especially those who had migrated to crimea recently, were quite vocal about how they are russians... but they do not want to live in russia. they surely did not have to be "saved".

you might not care that your advocating leads to suffering of many people. if so, your evilness will eventually eat you from inside.

about a month ago
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Russians Take Ukraine's Last Land Base In Crimea

richlv Re:History Lesson:German occupation of Czechoslova (551 comments)

that was not a vote in crimea. invaded by a foreign army, which operates without insignia and is denied by russia itself. active terror against tatars. it has been a terrible, terrible lie that seems to be promoted by rt, mostly (well, and the mass media in russia, of course).

So Crimea did not ask for Russian protection on the first day of the uprising in Kiev?

there are no sources claiming anything like that, even not russian ones. the first thing happening in crimea was invasion by an army wearing no insignia.

it was not a coup. the current rada is the same one for the most part. claiming anything else is a lie from the cremlin media.

Wow, just wow. Armed gangs take over a government and it's not a coup to you, nothing like changing a word to fit your means I guess. Do I need to give a LMGTFY link so you can find the definition of "coup"? Say so if you can't find the definition of the word.

Interestingly what is lost by you, and US media, is that on when the protests started even US media said the uprising started not because of an evil tyranny, but because the Government of the Ukraine didn't want to become a member of the EU. Considering how every country that has joined has gotten butfucked by global bankers, I am not sure that decision was wrong. It had nothing to do with Russia, until someone needed a villain. Wholly shit this is still in Google, go figure out how to use "Search".

not sure what the usa media did - don't think i've seen any detail on ukraine from them. not sure what media you follow, but it seems to be heavily cremlin controlled. your account of the events is wrong - either on purpose or not, that determines your evilness.

yanukovich cancelled eu cooperation (not even close to membership !) agreement, taking a loan from putin instead. a small group of students and like-minded protested in kyiv, got brutally beaten. as ukrainians said, "we are not used to citizens being beaten up" - so next day kyiv was full of protesters, this time majority of them brought out by the oppression from the special forces. more brutality, murders, kidnappings, torture... further events are more popularised - and eventually it was the rada that voted to remove yanukovich, even members of his own party ("party of regions") were leaving the party - there were dozens of deputies who left it...

compared to ukraine ? haha

Ahh, selective thinking. No, not compared to the Ukraine but compared to the US and EU allies of the US.

Learn to spell and use your caps key, I refuse to respond further to a person that lacks common courtesy with communication in addition to a critical lack of facts..

i apologise for my spelling, here in eastern europe we learned english as our third language. and we know this neighbouring country too well to see who's the aggressor.

you are either quite delusional or financially motivated to whitewash the actions of russia - which, despite there being many really great people in there, is a monster that endangers all of it's neighbours and whole world.

if you refuse to respond, that's good, because such propaganda, based on lies, can lead tu huge suffering.

about a month ago
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KDE and Canonical Developers Disagree Over Display Server

richlv Re:oh good (202 comments)

it (kde) could have a bit less bugs, though ;)

about a month ago
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Russians Take Ukraine's Last Land Base In Crimea

richlv Re:Corrected title - that's Ukraine's land. (551 comments)

that was not a vote. please, stop spreading that lie. invade a country by army, then hold a "vote" without any international observers (the scum that was dragged there to pretend to be observers, that should only work for internal target groups in russia, i hope).

such "votes" happened in austria and other countries, invaded by some crazy superpower. just looking at what happened in crimea should leave any honest human sad and probably disgusted.

about a month ago
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Russians Take Ukraine's Last Land Base In Crimea

richlv Re:History Lesson:German occupation of Czechoslova (551 comments)

No "real" similarities exist between Hitler's Germany and Putin's Russia, nor do they exist between Sudeten and Crimea, nor do they exist between the actions of Hitler and Sudeten and Russia and Crimea.

the similarities are huge and terrifying

Sudeten never voted to become part of Germany as Crimea did Russia.

that was not a vote in crimea. invaded by a foreign army, which operates without insignia and is denied by russia itself. active terror against tatars. it has been a terrible, terrible lie that seems to be promoted by rt, mostly (well, and the mass media in russia, of course).

Crimea as a region has been pro Russia since long before the coup in the Ukraine

it was not a coup. the current rada is the same one for the most part. claiming anything else is a lie from the cremlin media.

so the vote was not Russia "taking territory" like you are trying to frame it.

and again, something like that can not be called a vote, and yes, russia absolutely invaded a territory of another country. one that gave up nuclear arms in a promise to protect it's teritorial integrity... by russia in part.

Russia has been playing catch up since the disbanding of the old USSR.

compared to ukraine ? haha

...US has been

don't change the topic.

russia is the aggressor here. they occupied their neighbour - actually, they have been doing this continuously for quite some time, georgia being the previous victim. russia spends a lot of money on propaganda, though - i don't know whether you are paid or just mislead by rt and similar media, but there oh-more-than-enough paid people, spewing bullshit about "vote" in crimea.
look at all the neighbouring countries of russia. they know what they are dealing with. they are very, very concerned.

popularising such lies is very evil. please try not to be evil.

about a month ago
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Russians Take Ukraine's Last Land Base In Crimea

richlv Re:I dont get it (551 comments)

there are reports that russian soldiers surrounded schools and kindergartens where kids of the ukrainian soldiers were. yes, that's the climate in which the "referendum" happened.

about a month ago
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Russians Take Ukraine's Last Land Base In Crimea

richlv Re:I dont get it (551 comments)

Russians should take back Alaska too.

russian politicians are talking about that. just sayin' ;)

about a month ago
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Neovim: Rebuilding Vim For the 21st Century

richlv Re:There's a reason people argue about vim and ema (248 comments)

i'm giving courses on an it topic every now and then. at some point, i place basic instructions on screen, with one of them being "change variable n in config file f".

~ 50% of the participants change it in the wrong file (there are only two of them). the exchange goes something like this..

"so what did you modify ?"
- "param n"
"and where did you change it ?"
- "in file x"
"oh, but what do the instructions say ?"
- "to change param n"
"and where ?"
- "in file x" (slight annoyance can be heard here)
"and if we read that sentence till the end?"
- "OH"

about a month ago

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Video Howto on Burning an Armoured Vehicle

richlv richlv writes  |  about 2 months ago

richlv (778496) writes "In the capital of Ukraine, Kyiv, government is attacking pro-European Union protests. When armoured vehicles got involved, protesters provided a practical demonstration on how to set one on fire.
If you have an experience with a practical struggle against an oppressive government, the good people of Ukraine could benefit from it."

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Latvian Police Raids Teacher's Home for Copyright Infringement

richlv richlv writes  |  about a year ago

richlv (778496) writes "Latvian police recently raided the home of a history teacher and confiscated his computer. The crime? Scanning a history book and making it available on his website covering various topics on history. The raid was based on a complaint from the publisher, which has a near-monopoly on educational materials in Latvia, often linked with shady connections in the Ministry of Education.
An article in Latvian: http://www.tvnet.lv/zinas/kriminalzinas/464514-par_gramatas_publiskosanu_skolotajam_draud_cietumsods"
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Nokia N9 disappearing?

richlv richlv writes  |  about a year ago

richlv (778496) writes "When Nokia released N9, many in the technical circles got it (unless they loved their N900 much more). In Latvia, it was available for purchase in late November 2011, which was when I got one as well. Unfortunately, it got damaged pretty badly in a traffic accident, and I wanted to get a new one. Turns out, the operator that I got N9 from does not carry them anymore.
If N9 was available from operators in your region at all, can you still get it? Is the lack of N9 on the marketplace a reason for Lumias to increase marketshare relative to N9?"
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Zabbix 2.0 released

richlv richlv writes  |  about 2 years ago

richlv (778496) writes "The raising underdog of opensource monitoring solutions, Zabbix, has just released a major update, labeled 2.0. Don't let the version number fool you, Zabbix has been around for more than 11 years now. 2.0 brings lots of new features, including low level discovery, direct JMX monitoring, automatic inventory data collection, multihomed host support and lots, lots more. Oh, and it drops MSIE6 support.
Disclaimer: I'm involved with Zabbix development"

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Free Haiti Map Benefits from the Earthquake

richlv richlv writes  |  more than 4 years ago

richlv (778496) writes "With the devastating earthquake Haiti capital experienced, people there — especially recovery teams — would benefit from precise, up-to-date maps more than ever. Luckily, a high-resolution satellite image from GeoEye has been provided, which allows the previously discussed free map project OpenStreetMap to use it for mapping. This has resulted in a project to map current state of the city, including collapsed bridges, spontaneous camps and other features. You can follow the state of mapping efforts at the map itself, or help with mapping."
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OpenWRT GUI Contest Finalists Announced

richlv richlv writes  |  more than 4 years ago

richlv (778496) writes "After a slight delay, OpenWRT GUI contest finalists have been announced. Four entries will have to be polished and final versions submitted until September 1, 2009. It looks like as per contest rules, all four already are entitled to $10,000 each, while the winner will receive $160,000. You can also take a look at the screenshots from one of the finalists."
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Rips Copyright Notices, Sells GPL Code as Own

richlv richlv writes  |  about 5 years ago

richlv (778496) writes "On July 31st 2008, it was suggested that an opensource monitoring solution, Zabbix, was modified and sold as another product — Firescope. Some of the modifications were quite nasty, for example, ripping out 'Zabbix' from source files and replacing it with 'Firescope' so it read "SIA Firescope" (SIA being Latvian for Ltd. or GmbH). Zabbix authors tried to negotiate, but the attempts failed. As a result, Zabbix community members tried to rise awareness on Digg and Slashdot, where multiple comments, defending Firescope, were added by few newly created user accounts that haven't been used to post on any other story since then. One of the accounts was registered under the name "M Lynd", with the president of Firescope being Mark Lynd. Additionally, Wikipedia entry on the copyright dispute was deleted by an anonymous user, coming from IP range registered to FIRESCOPE INC. Zabbix developers have again asked for help, so maybe Slashdot readers can educate Firescope clients that they are being sold a product that violates copyright. Let's see, will Mark use his old accounts, register several new or post anonymously this time?"
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Midnight Commander Development Revived

richlv richlv writes  |  more than 5 years ago

richlv (778496) writes "Quite popular Unix console file manager, Midnight Commander, experienced a stall for last few years. Most distributions (including the conservative Slackware) shipped patched packages or snapshots. Despite that, everybody had a favourite bug or two — either inability to specify ssh connection port, or problems with interrupted FTP sessions. Or maybe copying of larger datasets. Or maybe the infamous 'shell is still active' message, that often brought unexpected changes of current directory with it. Whatever it was, we either cursed it every time, or learned to live with it. It seems that finally something many were waiting for has happened — there's some activity on mc development. Check out the new homepage, and let's hope revival is both healthy and lengthy."
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richlv richlv writes  |  more than 7 years ago

richlv (778496) writes "
If you don't know FAAD, it's a library used for decoding AAC streams, used by many Free Software projects like MPlayer, FFmpeg, xine, VLC and others too.
Ahead/Nero (the company behind FAAD) used GPL as base license, but adding an advertising clause that is by all means incompatible with GPL, which disallows using newer versions of the library in GPL-licensed projects, while the GPL requirements disallow using the library for more shallow-licensed projects.

Flameeyes wants to know what impact could community have on Ahead at http://farragut.flameeyes.is-a-geek.org/articles/2 006/12/20/lets-hear-the-communitys-voice-the-faad- 2-5-licensing-issue."

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