* Posts by Lars

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NASA firms up Space Launch System nanosat manifest

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Re: @phuzz - 20kg payload on a 90,000kg rocket to nowhere.

@ Ugotta B. Kiddingme

How unTrumpish.

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BBC post-Savile culture change means staff can 'speak truth to power'

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Re: I don't believe a word of it

When the pro Brexit group complain about pro EU coverage and the pro EU group complain about the pro Brexit coverage then something is as it should be. If only on group complain something is wrong. I wonder what group you belong to. In the USA one channel would be only pro Brexit and some other channel would be only pro EU. I doubt you want the BBC to become either.

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Hillary Clinton broke law with private email server – top US govt watchdog

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One can always hope

.. that Californians and the Super Delegates understood that Bernie is the better choice.

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Android security 'shame list'

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Re: Pot calling kettle

"Who makes the Nexus phone?

As of April 2015 [update], the devices currently available in the line are the Nexus 6 smartphone (made with Motorola Mobility), Nexus 9 tablet (made with HTC), and Nexus Player digital media player (made with Asus). Devices in the Nexus line are considered Google's flagship Android products."

So there are names to put on the list.

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Microsoft's Windows Phone folly costs it another billion dollars

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Re: Extinguish...

"show a left turn while the voice says "turn right". Let me guess it's "turn right" in some other language.

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The underbelly of simulation science: replicating the results

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Re: Computer modelling is more of an art than a science

"except climate models ignore", and global wobbling.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPgZfhnCAdI

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Shakes on a plane: How dangerous is turbulence?

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Re: Raised hands at the beginning of the video

Those guys are genuinely scared, praying and shouting. Disgusting. Note to self - have earplugs ready in case of turbulence.

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Airbus to build plane that's even uglier than the A380

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Re: Beluga Fans in Uproar Shocker

While the French/British/German "popular" rhetoric sometimes sounds more than silly the industrial cooperation between Britain and the French and the Germans, the Concorde and Airbus, are fine examples of what can be achieved in the EU. The same with anything "space". Brexit is not a solution to anything of value. While the French and the Germans could do it alone the British will not, not alone. Perhaps with some more cooperation with the French some part of the submarines for Australia could have been built by the British. (perhaps there is something).

PS. was there ever anything about that huge affair in the Reg. Or was it too French.

And for those of you who love to sail a dingy have a look at this.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0s2-Ens_OH8

Just kidding.

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Re: A380 ugly?

@Simon Sharwood, Is the noise not more about the number of engines, type and generation than the plane. Some sound competition in that field too, luckily. A bit fugly but not ugly.

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Want a Brexit? Promise you'll sort out UK universities' £1bn research cash loss

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Re: Non EU members cannot lead projects

"Well that really seems to have hurt the US...". I think you left out China. But seriously I find it a bit silly when Brits want to compare Britain to the USA. We live in the post WW2 era after all. The EU can compare itself with the USA in some respects, 28 divers states to 50 and so forth. What annoys me is that some of the "Trump rhetoric" has entered the Brexit discussions. I can understand Boris motives but that's about it. Don't let your "groin feelings" command your brains. Up the ante, take part, you have a lot of friends in the EU. I have a feeling young Brits live more in "to day" than in the past, but we shall see.

And for gods sake the EU has no power to take your "pound" from you. Swedes and Danes will keep their currency as long as they find it an advantage. Perhaps the EU should be explained as a Golf Club, you pay to become a member, if not you cannot have the same advantages as a member.

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Microsoft and Hewlett Packard Enterprise salute EU flag, blast Brexiteers

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Re: The resources the government

"If we stay, the € is a dead certainty for this country.". No that's not true.

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EU mulls €3bn fine for Google

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A few things to remember

.. and regardless of country. Companies hate competition as it's bad for business. The goal is a monopoly and if they cannot succeed in that they will try mergers and cartels. Remember how Apple and Google and others agreed on not having to compete for people. Or how pissed off ISPs are if some community tries to deliver their own internet infrastructure.

The Intel/AMD case was a no-brainer and, as with Microsoft, one has to wonder (or perhaps not) why those American companies who complained turned to the EU and gave up regarding the US DoJ.

For more on thoughts about "Anti-competitive practices" try the Wiki:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anti-competitive_practices

Without laws and regulations regarding companies we end up with something like the old USSR.

As for income inequality our American friends have already surpassed the old USSR.

Lets not be too "blue eyed".

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Linus Torvalds releases Linux 4.6

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Re: Noise?

He is probably reading comments like yours.

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US work visas for international tech talent? 'If Donald Trump is elected all bets are off'

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@ ecofeco

I think the down vote might have something to do with this - "cheap, clueless foreign labor.". Never mind the "labor", but ending a "speech" with a fart doesn't always work that well.

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Go for Sanders

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Re: Make Them Fair

"and pay the extra money into scholarship funds for US citizens".

A country that doesn't understand the importance of affordable and good education for the whole population is bound to fail. Even the Soviets with that rubbish system did not give up on STEM.

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All bets are off

All bets are off with Trump as we don't know anything about his "ideas and plans" because he doesn't know either. His show for the election will change, and has already started to change.

I would advice Americans to listen to Dr. Michio Kaku:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7D3_eGaO5k

The problem the US has created is internal not external and some Americans find that disgusting to accept, rather blame everybody else. There is no short time solution to education, but to get educated people from abroad. This is not to say that there is no abuse of the system by the Corporations. And of course the (almost) whole country was made by immigrants.

The Trump icon for as short a time as possible.

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Kazakhstan wins bid to get Mega IP address info on state secrets hackers

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I like your comment, but for "Cossack land" try the Wikipedia.

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French duck-crushing device sells for €40k

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Re: Absolutely horrendous...

Well, is it really, the duck is dead I assume and plucked. Not that I have ever seen one of those but I feel a slight scent of Brit/French love here. And wow for barbaric in the link "duck in blood sauce is an antique, spectacular, barbaric and sophisticated recipe". I would probably rather have that than kidney pie even, assuming it was prepared in a less barbaric way.

For horrendous, have a look at how your sausages are made. Sorry. Hats and coats.

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French maverick sniffs around O2

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Re: So Explain To me

And to me the "single" in the sentence "the single largest retail provider of broadband too, with a 31 per cent share.".

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Linux Mint to go DIY for multimedia

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Re: If

Yes, I have seen the text "install proprietary codecs? yes/no". What I haven't seen for ages is a PC without an internet connection.

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Re: Er... NO!!!!

"I think we mean something that your granny can use without having to phone you every two minutes."

The interesting thing is that your "granny" gets along very well with a modern Linux distribution, the old PC gets a new life and speed and granny is not forced to compile kernels or learn Emacs, it just works.

I have friends who actively do this with their "grannies" just because they have found there are less phone calls then.

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Wasps force two passenger jets into emergency landings

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Re: Nutters

Referring to fly by wire has become a bit old fashion as it's no longer a Boeing/Airbus difference. I would expect the pitot tube to be redesigned as this is an old and silly problem.

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EU set to bin €500 note

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Re: The largest note is always 'too big', the 2nd largest is OK.

"$1000 and $500 bill. Flash one of those these days". Reading the news, I think the cops will take the money, seizure it, as it's called. One group of people who very much prefer cash are those who sell and buy stamps, I think for obvious reasons.

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Re: The largest note is always 'too big', the 2nd largest is OK.

I ask for €80 until satisfied, and as they don't use the €10 in the ATMs I get all in €20 and no €50 notes. I suppose you would have to ask for €40.

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Reduced roaming charges, net neutrality come into force in EU

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Re: I've never understood roaming anyway...

"Why does a Vodafone customer have to pay a fortune to roam onto Vodafone in another country,"

Why would they not as long as it's possible.

"The operators are multinational." Big Pharma is too, still Americans pay more for their pills.

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Intel loses its ARM wrestling match, kicks out Atom mobe chips

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ElReg

Dear Elreg, we have a problem.

In this article: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/04/29/eu_login_youtube_national_id_card/

Andrew Orlowski writes this;

"Why? Apparently, “for every consumer to have a multitude of username and password combinations is not only inconvenient but becomes a security risk.”

My problem with that is that apparently, judging from the comments by Brits, some, too many, actually believe some official EU member or individual in the EU actually wrote or thought or had such an opinion.

A hook planted by Orlowski, and wow did it sink.

My first response to that dumb sentence by Orlowski was "I must admit I would like to see the source to that sentence." and that vent through, still there. (no down votes or up votes, surprisingly).

My admittedly more straight forward comments like "Hang on, was that dumb sentence the work of Orlowski. and "Re "the nation’s entire population of ten men and a donkey", this article is written by a Orlowsky. to be fair.", were rejected-

And right now this comment "Please Folks, why can't you see that nobody but Orlowski wrote this "Why? Apparently, “for every consumer to have a multitude of username and password combinations is not only inconvenient but becomes a security risk.” is still, since 9 hrs. waiting moderation, Give the man some help.

Meanwhile, before dealing with the northern donkeys. In the USA Trump goes on telling twats that everybody is ripping the USA in trade while the rest of the world (perhaps even Trump, not sure) knows each and ever trade agreement was written in the USA in the interest of some and forced down the throat even in the Capitol.

I expect more from you Brits even when Brexit distracts and divides you.

Then for "the nation’s entire population of ten men and a donkey", while not an expert on Estonia I cannot relate donkey to much anywhere in Northern Europe, hardly England either but wait, perhaps Orlowski, Poland/Russia, that fits indeed.

I remember a Russian who went to great lengths in telling me how much better Moscow is than my town, as there are so much more people. And I said - wow, fantastic, I newer knew, you don't say, wow wow, Mexico City must be just absolutely fantastic. Not a dumb guy, his face revealed he got it.

Now there is humour of course, when I read an American account of Brits - leftist faggots with rubbish teeth and rundown shoes, I take it with a smile. But there is a difference, that shit is written by commentards and not by people who write, like you, for a publication like ElReg.

I think ElReg should have a serious discussion with you Andew Orlowski.

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@ Doctor Syntax

Please Doctor Syntax and the rest of you who commented on Orlowskis story about "Why? Apparently, “for every consumer to have a multitude of username and password combinations is not only inconvenient but becomes a security risk.”.

Should not a sentence like "the nation’s entire population of ten men and a donkey" reveal something to you.

Did you not understand that that whole shit, for gullible Brits, was all Orlowski and nothing else.

Shame on you.

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The EU wants you to log into YouTube using your state-issued ID card

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"Why? Apparently, “for every consumer to have a multitude of username and password combinations is not only inconvenient but becomes a security risk.”

I must admit I would like to see the source to that sentence.

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Galileo in spaaace: France's 'equivalence principle' satellite

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Re: Magnifico!

Just goes to show that educating "a poor boy from a poor family" can be worth it. (Can you hear me Americans).

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One black hole, three galaxies, four BEELION solar masses – found by accident

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Re: More important question...

"Why the snorkel on the truck?". Less dust?.

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Will Comcast's set-box killer murder your data caps? The truth revealed

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Re: Data Cap?

How normal is that "Data Cap" around the world, I have none with my two ISPs.

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Clinton's $1m troll fight

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Re: Why is Billary not in jail yet?

Up voted for Bernie Sanders but when it comes to flipfloping nobody can beat Trump on that. As for Bill I must admit I don't think having my cook sucked made me into a worse programmer. The two party system makes you Americans more divided than ever. But as the saying goes you have to choose the less evil and as an outsider that would be any Democrat preferably Sanders.

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NASA saves Kepler space 'scope by turning it off and on again

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Re: If cycling power doesn't work...

Try dropping it to reseat the connectors. That was actually a common solution with the Commodore 64, drop it flat on the table from say 25 cm up.

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Blighty ranks 38th in World Press Freedom Index

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@ I ain't Spartacus

Well said and reassuring, among the 28 EU countries 10 are still behind Blighty, those are Bulgaria 113, Romania 49, France 45, Greece 89, Hungary 67, Croatia 63, Poland 47, Italy 77, Slovenia 40, Malta 46.

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Linux command line mistake 'nukes web boss'S biz'

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"back-up-back-up,back-up". Some of our customers had a habit of using local (and cheaper) experts to add or change HDs and stuff like that to their systems, no hard feelings there, but at least twice those guys forgot to change the path for the backup, so indeed there was "back-up-back-up,back-up" each night but, but, but.

One other funny thing with the shell was when, for instance, you helped somebody with cp blaa blaablaa, and you knew in advance the that the voice in the phone would go - "no nothing, absolutely no nothing". That until you started to use the -v (for verbose). Actually it was not "one other funny thing" at all, just Friday.

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Can you hear me now – over the picket line? Verizon workers strike

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Re: This could take a while

"employees ultimately suffer." Yes, short term, but is this any better, nothing new, except that it is ;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QPKKQnijnsM

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NASA gives blacked-out Kepler space 'scope the kiss of life

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Re: 75 Million Miles

The distance to the sun (AU) is about 150 million kilometres, or 93 million miles. Well within the family.

Pluto has a moderately eccentric and inclined orbit during which it ranges from 30 to 49 astronomical units or AU. But yes, It really is alone out there.

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Field technicians want to grab my tool and probe my things

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Re: OOh missus! - engineers carry tool cases

@ allthecoolshortnamesweretaken

Handy, yes, but I have also seen them called "nut killers" and "knuckle killers" for obvious reasons. I would be very surprised if I saw one used in my local garage. One reason is ,of course, that they often take up too much space when used.

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Britain is sending a huge nuclear waste shipment to America. Why?

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Re: So are you saying....

@ Uncle Ron

In this vid you find Truman's voice on the topic.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p7wWnaUDhog&nohtml5=False

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Florida weed suspect cuffed after hoverboard pursuit

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Weed

Please Americans. and with due respect. you tried it with alcohol and all that happened was that the consumption rose and crooks got rich. Worst of all some European countries thought you to be clever and did the same, with the same result. Just give it up, it's stupid.

There is a hint here.

https://youtu.be/u1RPIwBWHHM

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Adobe preps emergency Flash patch for bug hackers are exploiting

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Re: Flush Flash

I must admit it's hard to understand how anybody ever was able to program anything that has needed as much patching as Flash. To some extent I can understand that a OS like say Windows, a work in progress, needs some patching, but a damned player, is just beyond me, totally.

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PayPal freezes 400-job expansion in North Carolina over bonkers religious freedom law

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Hmm

I we think dealing with only 28 "states" is difficult.

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MariaDB enters analytics market while prepping for massive Series C

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"But there has to be a balance at the same time". Hmm I cannot see any lack of balance in this interview with Bernie Sanders, nor any overly socialistic or too optimistic, just common sense. But then again I don't consider fucking, good food and some booze and educated kids, left or right, just common sense.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_P25iloc14o

Disclaimer, I do wipe my arse with the help of my right arm but I have come to the conclusion that it's not political.

Then lets look at the bright side.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ylomy1Aw9Hk

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Flying Finns arm octocopter with chainsaw

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"Placing the saw on the ground with your foot on the handle prevents the saw moving so it can't bite your leg(s)". My solution too. But the two guys I have used for many years keep the cord in their left had and the saw in their right hand and then they use the "Newtonian" for the force and the chain does not move and it looks damned simple. And if it doesn't start right away they look really surprised and you can see the lips forming words. I have tried it but gave up. The reason I have used those guys is that once one big tree fell in exactly the opposite direction to my plans, wasn't fun if surprising, and once a big branch broke free and landed on my head, no hard hat, not that fun either. What I burn in the summer I do my self. I am told modern petrol gets "old" in a few months and you could pimp it again buying a small bottle of something to fix it. Who knows, I don't.

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@My-Handle

It annoys me always when I see professionals start a chainsaw with the first pull, but they keep them in shape. Also they don't seem to pull but sort of drop the the chainsaw down. Old petrol will loose its "octane". I am told. and will not work and that corresponds with my experience. People have the same problem with outboard engines in the spring.

As for the "octane", somebody more into it might find a more "scientific" explanation.

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Space archeologist discovers new evidence of Vikings invading America

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Re: Greenland etc

Thanks for the link, but then I read the comments. What the hell is it with some people. Your DNA stealing your identity. There was a year or two ago an article here about how "many" "Brits" came. presumable to Britain via Turkey. Some commentards seemed to take it as a personal insult.

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Re: Does this mean

@x 7, I also had a 2950 Volvo 164. Go figure.

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Re: Does this mean

I thought the Columbus Day was already thrown out the window in the USA because he was a nasty person.

For an Italian to honour, and with an IT angle, I would suggest Olivetti. (Although I had two Alfa Romeo Berlina cars (1750 and 2000)).

About Olivetti:

"The first commercial programmable "desktop computer", the Programma 101, was produced by Olivetti in 1964 and was a commercial success.". Remember Apple Computer was founded 1976 and Microsoft 1975. (with MS-DOS in the mid-1980s).

As overlooked (pushed under the rug) as Zuse in the Anglo-American "mindset".

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