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Apple Loses Bid For Emergency Ban On HTC Phone Imports

weetabeex Re:These are *software* patents? (305 comments)

Hating to state the obvious, OSX is not based on Linux but on *BSD. They just happen to inherit the POSIX interface, which makes it simpler to have native Linux applications running on OSX than it would be otherwise.

more than 2 years ago
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Iran Moves To End "Facebook Revolution"

weetabeex Re:The Ugly Side of Truth (838 comments)

If we truly believe that democracy is desirable, then we ought to help them, or just STFU.

No, we shouldn't. We should meddle if they cry for help, or if their non-democrat government decides it is time to poke us with a sharp stick; otherwise, we should let the people decide what is best for them and not what we think it may be.

more than 5 years ago
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How Do IT Guys Get Respect and Not Become BOFHs?

weetabeex Re:Be firm.. (902 comments)

There is only so much one can take before their logic circuits get overloaded, and they default to the Jackass Mentality.

Gladly, that is my default mentality, no matter what.

I'd be awesome in such a job. I'd be unemployed also.

more than 5 years ago
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EU Sues Sweden, Demands ISP Data Retention

weetabeex Re:Why? (315 comments)

Link or your 80% to 90% is fucking bullshit, which it is.

I read it in a blog.

more than 5 years ago
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How Google's High Speed Book Scanner De-Warps Pages

weetabeex Re:Playing Catch-up (209 comments)

Maybe he had a real life by that time?

more than 5 years ago
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Skin-Based Display Screens From Nanotech Tattoos

weetabeex Re:Allright!! (200 comments)

I beg to differ. I have to press ALT Gr + 8/9 to use [ and ]. On the other hand, < requires only one key, while > requires the same key and SHIFT.

I'd say they are both inconvinient; I'd rather use ~ and \, one for opening, other for closing, since that would really make sense given my keyboard, and I'd only have to press each key one time without any additional keys.

more than 5 years ago
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What Do You Call People Who "Do HTML"?

weetabeex Re:I just call them Web Designers (586 comments)

Nice one. I only wish I hadn't posted already so I could mod you up :)

more than 5 years ago
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Google Losing Up To $1.65M a Day On YouTube

weetabeex Re:A D V E R T I S I N G (290 comments)

30 seconds ad for a 4 minutes video? That's overkilling it, don't you think?

more than 5 years ago
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What Do You Call People Who "Do HTML"?

weetabeex Re:I just call them Web Designers (586 comments)

On the country where I live, my college course is called "Informatics Engineering" (once translated), though I believe it is just plain Computer Science. However, we get to join an Engineers Order once we acquire a MSc, which allow us to act as recognized engineers, though I'm not sure how such association is called in other countries.

Thing is, I also don't really get how can someone in this field of work claim to be an engineer. As one of my teachers once put it, a civil engineer may guarantee that a given bridge won't fall given certain parameters; however, a "software/informatics/computers engineer" can not guarantee the program is free of bugs.

I'm also very uncomfortable bearing the title of "engineer" once I finnish my MSc.

more than 5 years ago
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Nine Words From Science Which Originated In Science Fiction

weetabeex Re:other potential things (433 comments)

Thing is, C3PO is a main character; doesn't have to be useful. Besides, he's a hell of a story teller.

more than 5 years ago
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Nine Words From Science Which Originated In Science Fiction

weetabeex Re:other potential things (433 comments)

I do maintain that the German 'portal' and the Latin-based one probably (I couldn't find evidence either way) share a common ancestor.

Indo-European

more than 5 years ago
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Privacy Group Calls Google Latitude a Real 'Danger'

weetabeex Re:Everyone focuses on the negative (227 comments)

Also, Google Latitude works in more places, besides USA, where the governments don't really have the will power (or the funds) to track individuals.

That said, Google Latitude may very well be used by said governments as a cheap(er) way to get the job done and, probably, without the need of a warrant whatsoever.

more than 5 years ago
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UK Proposes Broadband Expansion, Plus a Music and Film Tax

weetabeex Re:Not a bad thing (262 comments)

I guess that's pretty much what is happening with the financial crisis going on:

1. You tax the people.
2. You give the tax to the (almost bankrupt) banks.
3. The banks lend money with high interest to the people who were taxed.

All in all, it's just another day and the world is still spinning.

more than 5 years ago
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First Earth-Sized Exoplanet May Have Been Found

weetabeex Re:Darkover (222 comments)

How much is that in euros these days?

more than 5 years ago
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February Deadline For Emergency Beacons Approaches

weetabeex Re:But really... (184 comments)

Unless there is a movie relating such invention, I doubt that timezones even exist for real.

more than 5 years ago
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Water Detected At Record Distance From Earth

weetabeex Re:Water means life? (104 comments)

I don't mean to be captain obvious, but just because one understands fenomena one way, it surelly doesn't mean there is no other way to perceive it.

My whole point being, the current state of science may allow us to understand biology, chemistry, physics in such a way we verify it as being universal, but nevertheless, what we perceive as universal may only be a subset of each field. One should not label something as impossible just because the current state of science does not contemplate it.

about 6 years ago
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Mad Scientist Brings Back Dead With "Deanimation"

weetabeex Re:Near death != death (501 comments)

Of course it can. A baby may born already dead; it still is a birth, and there is no life envolved.

about 6 years ago
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Distributed, Low-Intensity Botnets

weetabeex Re:Isn't that... (167 comments)

You could also be interested in port knocking.

Turned out to be quite handy when I had that same issue with bots connecting to my ssh port all day long.

about 6 years ago
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Mad Scientist Brings Back Dead With "Deanimation"

weetabeex Re:Near death != death (501 comments)

If there were no death, there would be no birth and no life at all.

I believe you messed up here. Whithout birth there is no life or death. The opposite may not hold.

about 6 years ago
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Solving the Knight's Tour Puzzle In 60 Lines of Python

weetabeex Re:better algo (311 comments)

I've been coding C for a while now and recursion has always been presented to me as hell on earth. I'm sure most of the people who has ever created a recursive pow had a stack overflow at some point due to the amount of calls made.

So, I don't get it: how can it be more efficient when used on compiled code?

about 6 years ago

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