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'Leap Seconds' May Be Eliminated From UTC

xerent_sweden Well I'd say (470 comments)

it's about time!

about 4 years ago
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Why You Shouldn't Worry About IPv6 Just Yet

xerent_sweden Roll it out in cell phones (425 comments)

Roll it out in the cell phones and the problem is solved! Most of the growth in the adress space is in the mobile space, so if the telecom backbone is made IPv6-compatible and all our fancy iPhones and Android phones resolve IPv6-adresses instead, we won't run out of adresses.

more than 4 years ago
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TorrentReactor Reportedly Buys, Renames a Russian Town

xerent_sweden In soviet russia... (63 comments)

...the citizens will buy anything.

more than 4 years ago
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Australian Gov't Seeks To Record Citizens' Web Histories

xerent_sweden Re:Okay... (354 comments)

Encrypting sender and recipient is hard and in the summary it's clear that it's mostly sender and recipient that's being recorded. Who's talking to who is more important for data mining than what you're actually saying to each other.

more than 4 years ago
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BP Says "Top Kill" Operation Has Failed

xerent_sweden Re:So... (768 comments)

Then we get mutant oil rigs, and ain't that cool?

more than 4 years ago
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Swedish Court Rules ISP Must Reveal OpenBitTorrent Operator's Identity

xerent_sweden Re:Come on (230 comments)

Hollywood, you can keep producing ridiculously expensive and wasteful movies, but you gotta come up with better excuses when you're losing money.

Since when are the movie companies really losing money? All I hear is that their profits are up and they're complaining about unrealistic, non-existing superprofits such as a gazillion dollars per downloaded movie.

What they're really losing money over are lawyer costs and lost sales. Give us iTunes and Hulu in Sweden and people will stop downloading. Promise!

Please link me to an independent source that proves me wrong. I'd love that.

more than 4 years ago
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Swedish Court Rules ISP Must Reveal OpenBitTorrent Operator's Identity

xerent_sweden Re:it's not the justice... (230 comments)

In Sweden, all crimes were investigated by the police - until IPRED. As far as I know, there's no difference between criminal and civil law - if it's again some law then it's criminal. We don't have the lawsuit paradigm over here. Then again, I'm not a Swedish lawyer, are you?

more than 4 years ago
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Swedish Court Rules ISP Must Reveal OpenBitTorrent Operator's Identity

xerent_sweden Re:it's not the justice... (230 comments)

While I wouldn't share the harsh language of the hating parent, the spirit of it I can agree with. The IPRED law (which this ruling is about) essentially bypasses the fundamental rights of citizens to please the lobbyists. The law was frowned upon by civil rights groups and several relevant parts of the Swedish government protested publically. The law was proposed anyway by the Reinfeldt government after explicitly promising that "Vi tycker att upphovsrätten ska värnas, men vi vill inte kriminalisera en hel ungdomsgeneration." or "We think copyright should be protected, but we don't want to make the entire youth generation criminals." and passed by the Riksdag and went into effect on April 1, 2009 (what a joke). This law essentially turned the Hollywood lawyers play police on their own (what could possibly go wrong?). I had the opportunity recently to have a question relayed to Mr. Reinfeldt and the question I posed was essentially "Why did you say one thing and then do the opposite after the election?". The answer was another lie; equivalent to "The original statement was that swedish police should not hunt these criminals. We have other methods for that." which essentially means that it's okay to pass laws that lets the Hollywood lawyers play police. I have a recording of that answer here (Swedish, MP3) as proof of these deceptions. Of course, the ISP:s didn't want to play along and this went to court over the privacy of their customers, citing fundamental laws of the European Union. But that's vapor to Hollywood. I'm sure we havn't seen the last of this yet. Oh, and by the way, the opposition in Sweden is playing on this. They've stated that they would like to remove the IPRED law. What they fail to mention is that they also would like to implement something even more hideous.

more than 4 years ago
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Apple's Haves and Have Nots, Around the World

xerent_sweden Re:Free trade within EU (247 comments)

Thank you for clearing this up. :)

more than 4 years ago
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Ancient Comet Fragments Found In Antarctic Snow

xerent_sweden Re:RUN! (92 comments)

Only on Slashdot would this be moderated "Informative".

more than 4 years ago
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Apple's Haves and Have Nots, Around the World

xerent_sweden Free trade within EU (247 comments)

All the computers are shipped from China via the Netherlands anyway, so having business in each country seems like a bad idea. Why not have a single EU store and headquarters, much like in the US? Besides, because of free trade within the EU, a swedish customer can just order one from Germany - and pay German taxes - no swedish VAT added, for example.

more than 4 years ago
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Lego Robot Plays Tetris

xerent_sweden Agreed (94 comments)

...and they also put the (unused) sonar sensor on top the robot to make it look more human.

more than 4 years ago
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How Many Hours a Week Can You Program?

xerent_sweden Re:Kind Of Vague (547 comments)

Is planning, creating UML and organizing projects really programming? No. Is it part of the programming process? Yes, definitely.

more than 4 years ago
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How Many Hours a Week Can You Program?

xerent_sweden Duh (547 comments)

168 hours per week. 191 if you're onboard Air Code One and circling the globe in DEFCON style.

more than 4 years ago
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Finland To Try Scanning Snail Mail

xerent_sweden Re:Finland has geographic issues (152 comments)

Probably the same way Sweden deals with it. With a series of tube... I mean, with a truck. There used to be a train going from north to south and back again all day long but it turned out that having trucks was more profitable. Strange.

more than 4 years ago
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Finland To Try Scanning Snail Mail

xerent_sweden 1 day ago (152 comments)

Posted 1 day ago, is this a late april fools joke?

more than 4 years ago
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NYC Drops $722M On CityTime Attendance System

xerent_sweden Deadlines (306 comments)

I guess they need some kind of system to keep track of their timetables and salaries!

more than 4 years ago
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Commodore 64 Primed For a Comeback In June

xerent_sweden A computer of rank! (330 comments)

Looks like the new commodore is a computer of rank, as it's been through major revisions in general. I wonder what kernel it will incorporalte.

more than 4 years ago
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US Sits On Supply of Rare, Tech-Crucial Minerals

xerent_sweden One... billion.... dollars! (324 comments)

Money can't be a problem, just borrow it from China!

more than 4 years ago
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Correcting Poor Typing Technique?

xerent_sweden 90-110 WPM is fast (425 comments)

90-110 words per minute is typing really fast. The standard length of a word is five letters and if you measured with that word length you really have nothing to worry about. I couldn't imagine anyone writing faster than that.

more than 4 years ago

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