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Microsoft Working With Suppliers on Designs for Watch-Like Device

tokul Re:Finally (260 comments)

They will also include coupon for Microsoft Vacuum.

about a year ago
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Bitcoin To Be Regulated Under US Money Laundering Laws

tokul Re:What about gold mining in WoW? (439 comments)

People exchange cash for the virtual currency

For money laundering to work you should also be able to exchange virtual currency to cash. People are not exchanging money in WoW. They are paying for services and products.

about a year and a half ago
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Adobe To Australians: Fly To US For Cheaper Software

tokul Re:Inexplicable pricing. (255 comments)

It's understandable in Europe where they've got 20% VAT

Check Adobe prices for EU and USA again. VAT has nothing to do with 1 US for 1.2 EUR exchange rate.

about a year and a half ago
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Where Have All the Gadgets Gone?

tokul Re:Microwave mea culpa (278 comments)

you stopped playing games on console -2, disappointed with gadgets for your dog -1, consolidated your phones and decided that less PCs is enough.

about a year and a half ago
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Linus Torvalds Clarifies His Position on Signed Modules

tokul Clarifies? (208 comments)

What f..k and s..k thing not clear enough?

about a year and a half ago
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Iran Says It Sent Monkey Into Space and Back

tokul Re:What ? What ? What ? (425 comments)

They also call them Albert and Laika. Whoever modded parent as insightful should be bombed first.

about a year and a half ago
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Microsoft Going Its Own Way On Audio/Video Specification

tokul Re:Multi-Media on the Web is FUCKED (215 comments)

The hype of HTML5 has been years coming, with Steve Jobs and legions of techies on slashdot and other sites calling for the death of Flash.

He is dead, Jim.

about a year and a half ago
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No Spitfires In Burma After All

tokul Re:what about germany? (102 comments)

You heard about the war, but you haven't heard about combat range of Spits.

about a year and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Can I Explain To a Coworker That He Writes Bad Code?

tokul Re:He knows something you don't. (683 comments)

So how does writing bad code make him irreplaceable? He writes code that nobody understands.

Nobody except him. OP never said that this coder can't read own code.

about a year and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Can I Explain To a Coworker That He Writes Bad Code?

tokul Re:He knows something you don't. (683 comments)

Who else can maintain that cluster fsck?

So guy is working hard to make sure that he is irreplaceable. It could give him more years on paycheck, but eventually business will put business continuity on higher priority.

about a year and a half ago
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Russian Space Industry To Receive $69 Billion Through 2020

tokul Re:Receiving 2.1 trillion roubles (64 comments)

A lot of money in any case.

Lets put it in perspective. 10 billion a year. Lots of money to burn on rockets.

Or 1/10 of Russia's military budget for the same time period. two times less than promised increase in military expenditures. less than 3% of federal budget for 2011.

Given than budget is funded by exports of natural resources, I would say that they expect slight increase in oil/gas prices and bigger profit margins.

Space travel is fascinating, but it causes less worries for politics than health care, social policies or military.

about a year and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: Linux-Friendly Motherboard Manufacturers?

tokul Re:Intel? (352 comments)

In other words: Just search Google.

That's a very dangerous suggestion. If user accidentally uses google as search engine and searches for google, Internet will explode.

about a year and a half ago
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Outrage At Microsoft Offshoring Tax In the UK, Google Caught Avoiding US Taxes

tokul Re:I'm .. I'm stunned! (768 comments)

That's a common fallacy. There is no US statute, state or federal, that requires "maximising shareholder value"

You can call it a myth. If CEO does not use tax havens, he or she will be outvoted in next shareholders meeting in favor of CEO who does it. It is not in US statute. It is only corporate version of Darwin laws.

about a year and a half ago
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Sir Patrick Moore Dies Aged 89

tokul Re:I've no idea who he is. (130 comments)

Therefore he's not important.

He is more important than you. AC never had his/her obituary posted on slashdot.

about a year and a half ago
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The Countries Most Vulnerable To an Internet Shutdown

tokul Re:U.S.A. (94 comments)

Can you imagine what a catastrophe it would be for the general population if they were all suddenly unable to Tweet about what they read on Facebook?

Last time some politic decided to cut off internet, masses went to streets and smashed authoritarian government to smithereens. We can only hope that it will happen to US too some day.

about a year and a half ago
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The New Series of Doctor Who: Fleeing From Format?

tokul Re:Based on the summary... (170 comments)

The classic doctors were better.

You will always love your first doctor.

That's closer to the real situation. some people like old ones. some like 10th or 11th doctor.

about 2 years ago
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The Cyber Threat To the Global Oil Supply

tokul Hackers (123 comments)

Hackers pose serious threat to oil business. One computer virus and tanker flips over. Looks like somebody checked his or her video library and decided to sell same story to the press.

about 2 years ago
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Mega Finds New Home, Dotcom Says

tokul New Zealand is a good place (115 comments)

New Zealand is a good place to start new business after your business is destroyed by your arrest which occurred on some Pacific country. Could you remind me in which country you were arrested, Kim?

about 2 years ago
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Kim Dotcom's Next Venture: Free Broadband To New Zealand

tokul Re:This is actually cool... (279 comments)

he still just doesn't get any support from the general public

He will get support, when NZ government pays for fiber in lawsuit about breaking civil rights

about 2 years ago

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