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Fotopedia Is Shutting Down; Data Avallable Until August 10

x0ra Re:Only ten days? (42 comments)

Nothing is free. If the company's shutting down, there will not be anybody to pay the bills :-/

yesterday
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French Blogger Fined For Negative Restaurant Review

x0ra Re:Freedom of Expression... (424 comments)

Thanks to prove me right. Answering an ideological point by insult, how great of you ! Just as I remembered France, uptight and bigoted !

about two weeks ago
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French Blogger Fined For Negative Restaurant Review

x0ra Re:Freedom of Expression... (424 comments)

Quote which truly comes from Beatrice Hall, my bad. Though, the essence of the quote remains.

about two weeks ago
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French Blogger Fined For Negative Restaurant Review

x0ra Re:Freedom of Expression... (424 comments)

You might still want to go to Paris if you want to see military personnel fully armed patrolling the street, as well as locked down monuments.

about two weeks ago
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French Blogger Fined For Negative Restaurant Review

x0ra Re:Freedom of Expression... (424 comments)

You lose. I'm a former European, by birth and culture, raised and grown. American (as in constitutional-conservative American), by heart.

And YES, I despise what has become of European values. Europe as-is has no other future than a slow decadence, fading away, remembering the good old, glorious time.

about two weeks ago
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French Blogger Fined For Negative Restaurant Review

x0ra Re:Freedom of Expression... (424 comments)

The very purpose of a critic is to allow both negative and positive review. There is no point for critics if it is required by law to be positive. All in all, a critic is NOT defamation.

about two weeks ago
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French Blogger Fined For Negative Restaurant Review

x0ra Re:Freedom of Expression... (424 comments)

Btw, let me quote Voltaire's famous words in a letter to M. le Riche: "I detest what you write, but I would give my life to make it possible for you to continue to write.". A bon entendeur...

about two weeks ago
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French Blogger Fined For Negative Restaurant Review

x0ra Re:Freedom of Expression... (424 comments)

The "Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen" has been written 200 years ago. There is nothing left of its spirit in today's French's culture. Ideas and "lies" must be fought on the philosophical level, not on the legal one.

about two weeks ago
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French Blogger Fined For Negative Restaurant Review

x0ra Re: Freedom of Expression... (424 comments)

The European Convention of Human Rights is more than newspeak...

about two weeks ago
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French Blogger Fined For Negative Restaurant Review

x0ra Freedom of Expression... (424 comments)

... is a completely unknown concept in France. This is not news. Noam Chomsky paid the price when he defended Robert Faurisson, not for the content of his book, but to denounce the Government legally imposing historical truth. France (and Europe in general ?) has strictly no culture of natural Rights.

about two weeks ago
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FTC Files Suit Against Amazon For In-App Purchases

x0ra Re:too bad for the FTC (47 comments)

Don't they have this right under the "Commerce Clause". [which is indeed known to have been abused, but still]

about three weeks ago
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Free Wi-Fi Supplier, Gowex, Files For Bankruptcy

x0ra Re:Oblig (39 comments)

cf http://wifiworldsummit.com/lui.... I'm not sure of when the interview was made, but the following is interesting (emphasis mine):

What are the biggest technical challenges you have faced in launching a WiFi network?

The technological challenges that we have faced in launching our WiFi networks are not mainly centered in the deployment of networks itself, but rather on the construction of the associated innovative, profitable and sustainable business model. Apart from the difficultness of defining the model, on the technological side both our Roaming system and our Geo-located advertising platforms had to be built using what in the time of developing were yet emerging technologies

about three weeks ago
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Free Wi-Fi Supplier, Gowex, Files For Bankruptcy

x0ra Re:free, you say (39 comments)

They still managed to make 10% of the reported revenue, which by their figures should be around 18 millions.

about three weeks ago
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The Military Is About To Get New Augmented Reality Spy Glasses

x0ra Re:They don't HAVE to be used for spying, of cours (58 comments)

The article is all about spooks using spy glasses which are.... well, less than subtle. Not complexed truck who want a bigger tool.

about a month ago
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Parents Mobilize Against States' Student Data Mining

x0ra Re:The benefits are obvious (139 comments)

The protection already exist, it is called the 2nd Amendment.

about 2 months ago
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Parents Mobilize Against States' Student Data Mining

x0ra Re:Lack of Trust (139 comments)

Do you realize that everybody does not share your belief that your child should make as much money as possible, but instead, do what they like. There is other metric than "money" to measure "success". If you are skilled for music and enjoy it, even if you make 50% less than a pure breed mathematician, you are still doing what you like. And you give no crap to geometry, or calculus.

Moreover, all teacher are not skilled the same way. I never understood anything in my bachelor linear algebra course for months. The teacher was utterly incompetent. A year after that, I read the book about AES, with an introduction to linear algebra, and I learnt more in a few page read in the library, than in months listening to the teacher...

Finally, the government isn't pure. I'd not be surprised to see the following happening:
[at an FFL dealer:]
John Doe: Hi, I'd like to buy this firearm
Vendor: Sure, sir, let me run the background check...
[time passes]
Vendor: Sorry, sir. The system has found out you fought a younger boy when you were 13, your background check failed. Please wait for the local LEO to come proceed to your arrest."
[/p]

about 2 months ago
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Why NASA's Budget "Victory" Is Anything But

x0ra Re:Government fails again (267 comments)

VISA can be denied, especially working VISA, countries wants highly educated folks to raise their GDP, not street sweeper.

about 2 months ago

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