* Posts by Lars

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YEAR of the PENGUIN: A Linux mobile in 2015?

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Re: Very pleased with Linux

Silverlight is a piece of shit still used by some sites that does not run on Linux. Incidentally you can use the space in a Windows partition from Linux, no problem at all. I do, however, understand those who feel it's a problem to choose which distro to use. My advice is to put what ever distro on a R/W DVD or a stick and try it out with no stress. It will of course be slower if you run Linux from a DVD. You will have to understand what to do in the setup to make the PC boot from say a DVD, of course (ask).

And even if you are a happy Windows user it's not a dumb idea to have a Linux on a stick if you are one of those who sometimes have to use a PC out of home. A lot safer that way. Part of the fun with Linux was in fact this possibility to compare and try different distros.

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Now Obama seeks China's help to halt alleged Nork HACK ATTACKS

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How sad

But then again perhaps even Sony should do (invest) something in their IT systems security. Next Botswana or something will be accused. What the hell, are those Norks actually that good, and if so, should we not look at how we perform. Came to think of it, is not Sony Korean or something.

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FURY erupts on streets of Brussels over greedy USA's data-slurping appetite

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Dirty

Trixs.

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The Shock of the New: The Register redesign update 4

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Perhaps I am feeling my age but why did you feel this demand to change anything. I had no problems and now I have this feeling I have t click more than before. A sort of an Firefox feeling for no reason at all. And I know I will accept it but still I feel Google has done it right in not altering anything at sign on while again making gmail more and more stupid.

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Judge spanks SCO in ancient ownership of Unix lawsuit

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Thanks Groklaw

Thanks Pamela Jones.

I think fairly few, even among those who has followed this mad story from the beginning, can remember every detail all that well. As I remember there was a report by some consultant who claimed IBM would gladly pay SCO (I will call it SCO here) one billion dollar for the "wrong doings" they had done towards SCO. That report was on the internet then. As for the "wrong doings" they where based on what Earl McBride wanted to believe. No wonder he and David Boies too, smelt cheap money around the corner. And of course Microsoft smelt something too.

At it's wildest SCO claimed there was one million copied instructions in Linux. (The evidence then happened to disappear in a briefcase in Iceland.)

To some extent I can understand this as there was a lot of people who found it hard to understand how a bunch of kids could come up with something as advanced a linux so quickly. Just a PAC-MAN system according to Gates, if I remember right. In comments around the globe then you would find stuff like - "I knew it, I knew it, it's all copied".

One thing I think is obvious in a case like this is that a jury system is not good at all. A "lotto" system that easily gives you a 50/50 chance even if you are wrong. How can one demand that a jury could understand any of this. No wonder McBride wanted to take the case in front of a jury all the time.

Pamela Jones ability to dig into it was fenomenal.

As for SCO Unix, I had tens of customers running our software and it was quite OK. Cheaper than HP-UX, Aix and Solaris but also slower as it ran on standard PC hardware. The only problem I can remember now is that it run out of semaphores every now and then, not a big problem as such. In fact, I found more bugs in HP-UX.

I mention this as I still feel sorry for the honest and good guys working with SCO Unix and who probably lost their jobs due to a greedy dumb guy like Darl McBride who managed to destroy the company, for ever, as I hope to day.

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Untangling .NET Core: Open source for Windows, Mac, Linux

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Re: Win over ? Windows is over!

So what happened to Suse?

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ESA: Venus probe doomed to fiery death on weird planet's surface

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"Venus had slowed down 6.5 minutes in the last 16 years – which makes our leap year look like a very minor affair". C'mon ElReg this is not Fox News.

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A general's tale of the US's Gulf War follies and Glyn Johns' life in music

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Period

The Iraq war was a stupid thing by stupid people. Most Europeans knew it in advance many Americans too. No need to bash the army, it's not the army that start wars. Period.

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EU Google-bashing is making us look really bad, say Google bashers

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Re: How about doing something about the ducking bankers and corrupt politicians...

"and leave consumer choice to the consumers!". Yes, Yes, I like that too, but the thing is that we consumers will eat shit, drink shit and be treated as shit if we think to much of having any force on facts just because we are consumers. We do need organisations within the state to help us. For instance, the lobbying by the industry related to what shit they are allowed to put into our food is staggering. The amazing thing is that the EU has agreed not to check but some of the stuff used by the food industry.

Lots of shit in this comment, no doubt, but that is, more or less, how it is.

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Skinny Ubuntu Linux 'Snapped' up by fat Microsoft cloud

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Re: Extend, Embrace, Elephant

Things have changed. Perhaps even MS. Linux is just too big to omit. Bigger than MS in the embedded space and in super computers, a tie on the internet or bigger. One could say that while GM and Chrysler could go bust cars will still be made. If the cloud is where MS wants to succeed then leaving Linux out of the equation would be very dumb. MS is the lonely elephant here.

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Linus Torvalds releases Linux 3.18 as 3.17 wobbles

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Re: Seems wrong...

Pleas J3, that was silly.

Am I the only prick in this world who cannot stand his voice for longer than 29 seconds??. Give me anybody else, Gervais, no matter his relation between height and width, the Queen, hats or no hats, Sean Connery, +45 years old, any sketch of Monty Python, including the best they took part in, the one with the two priests. Give me John Wayne, double Dutch, triple Dutch, any language any man woman or cat but not the voice of John Oliver. Am I the only one in this world or am I in desperate need of a shrink(US). Help.

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Microsoft tries to defend Irish servers from US g-men invasion, again

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Re: EU

" "Blá blá blá blá"... no sanctions whatsoever or real and practical measures..." Microsoft has not done it yet. As far as we know.

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SPLASHDOWN! Orion lands safely in the Pacific Ocean

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"He is also very popular", so was Hitler, among the royal family too. Remember Henry Ford. At the Olympics in Berlin the French gave him the Heil Hitler, some countries did not. Please, no matter how I disliked Boy Bush he did accept his eight years, eight too many. Putin is now informing the Russians he will stay on (as the nice guy he is) for his fourth stint, only not for life as he has put it now. Hitler was elected in a democratic way. Shit happens and Woodhouse was joking about it. Smile Russians smile as long as you can, or the hell.

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"There is nothing wrong with Russia.", I like to agree, but there is a guy who has driven himself into a corner, and I hope the Russians will understand how to deal with it before soon. There might be even stronger stupidity available. It would be better if internal stupidity could be dealt with internally before it becomes global.

Hovewer there is also this rather funny moon conspiracy theory. Do you really think the Russians would have kept mum if the USA had failed. Damn it.

Something for the weekend.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UIviufQ4APo

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Nordic Samuel Beckett meets Kafka meets Gervais: Modern office parable The Room

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Re: Discrepancy

I wrote an app for that, failed marketing it, shit.

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Fiat 500X: A fun-loving Goldilocks who'll get down and dirty

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Re: Something missing

But not for too long, almost every country in the EU produce fine cars while finding bits that fell off a British car has become archaeology like with the "Mk. VI Bentley that had been in a field (forming part of the fence) for 15 years", living in the past is "in to day" in Blighty, something to do with the BBC perhaps, Kudos to the brave people at ElReg who write about French cars.

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Forget Hillary, HP's ex CARLY FIORINA 'wants to be next US Prez'

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Oh dear

Oh dear,

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US taxmen won't say WHY they're probing Microsoft. So Redmond is suing the IRS

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More hmm...

"The US Internal Revenue Service has been digging into Microsoft's tax records" and Microsoft asks why. I would suggest it's something related to tax rather than viruses or child porn, possible something in the tax records. I have a feeling, and I hope I am right, that the US and the EU are getting a bit fed up with how the big ones are able to cut taxes to hardly nothing. I would support some digging indeed.

I will show my drivers lisence when asked by the police, or should I rather ask him why he needs to see it.

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NOKIA - Not FINNished yet! BEHOLD the somewhat DULL MYSTERY DEVICE!

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Re: Interesting

I think they want to keep the brand alive. Nokia Networks is the main business to day but the brand in that world is not as visible. Perhaps one could as well call the N1 a Foxconn device branded Nokia and that is not to say Nokia has nobody left with experience with such devices.

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Internet Society slams online 'UN Security Council' plan, snubs permanent seat offer

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Re: Perhaps

@ Marketing Hack, I remain very skeptical too regarding the internet.

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Perhaps

While it's so easy to criticize the UN we should remember it cannot be better than we deserve and that there are parts of the UN that are doing a very good job after all. "Throwing out the baby with the bath water" and such things.

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Now Uber can take EVERYONE for a ride

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Slave wage

Is big business.

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SEX BEAST SEALS may be egging each other on to ATTACK PENGUINS

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Re: Ahem...

Not anything about OSS I hope, but on a more "serious" note, I believe we have all had dogs fucking up our legs, and I have known guys who in the morning did not believe what they had managed to fuck up. All about us "men", I would think. My old mother once told me she liked wild life programs on the telly but that she was a bit fucked up with all the fucking in each program. I think there was a program showing two fucking whales, first ever on TV and I think they got the Pulitzer Prize or something. I think some boffins are too obsessed with animal sex, high time of course seen from a Victorian perspective. And I am sure there must have been a shepherd who fucked a sheep and then ate it. Sometimes I think that happened to the Neanderthals too. I miss a shut up icon badly.

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Oi, Europe! Tell US feds to GTFO of our servers, say Microsoft and pals

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Re: It's not Europe's problem to fix

Yes and no, but more yes as we live on the same planet, as I like to think, and we use the same clouds, not that we should perhaps, something Apple, Microsoft, HP and other cloud giants are understanding too. And what the heck, Microsoft is an expert on this as they had to bend before the EU when American companies asked the EU for help, Rather confusing but nothing new, and I would agree that the US DoJ should wake up after falling asleep, as I think, at the end of November 1963. (Almost like yesterday).

Oi, the World!

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COMET lander DRILL CLIFFHANGER as last dregs of power used

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Re: I hope they can retrieve and analyze a sample!

I hope so too, but what's wrong with a dirty snowball, the amount of water in the comet is of great interest like the "dirt" too. Fingers crossed in my coat.

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FTC tells 'scan to email' patent troll: Every breath you take, every lie you make, I'll be fining you

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Re: Point of responsibility?

SCO tried the same with Linux users and some did pay.

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Mystery Google barges TORPEDOED by US govt: Showrooms declared death traps

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Re: The REAL problem was building it in San Francisco, California

"from the Norwegian viewpoint, US liberals apparently count as conservative". A link please, perhaps the Google translate fooled you. You Americans are so damned fooled by those totally worthless "one" words. When kids in kindergarten point their finger and call each other this and that. you smile and I smile at you. A one word language is not worth much. ugh Ugh ugh ugh UGH! ugh... ugh?.

On the other hand if "liberal" is "conservative" then everything is going towards the extreme where the "left" and "right" meet in what is sometimes called fascism, not a good spot, no matter how many tins of food you have in your bunker. Try "common sense", that is a good start, two words, and there is no left or right to it. Eventually it might lead to the ability to use several words in a sentence.

I have for many years tried to find out how the hell something like Palin was allowed to enter the circus. Now I think it's all about a takeover by big money, Crook brothers and similar have decided to support the most stupid people they can find. Look how far, all the way to Alaska, they had to walk in order to find her, Dear Americans, next time vote for the people with the smallest budget You are being screwed. Look closer, you deserve better. I am not choosing the "animal" for you, just try to vote for the least stupid available.

Oh well, this was about Google, then long ago, I expected them to do floating, water cooled, data centers they could move around the world, I was wrong, and I think they did not bother about any regulations.

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European SPACEMAN exposes EERIE snaps of ISS in Twitter feed

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Re: Clean your room

Yes, I think they need some mothers up there. Kids playing with soap bubbles, looked very similar when I had a few at home.

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Verizon bankrolls tech news site, bans tech's biggest stories

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Re: I'm really not sure who I hate the most.

Keef, cheer up. For no Governments, Telcos and Newspapers try Somalia for instance, and hating the world going to the pub doesn't compute.

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KRAKKOOOM! Space Station supply mission in PODULE PRANG EXPLOSION CHAOS

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Vehicle anomaly

The way your wife would explain wrecking the car, (in a cartoon). Still I would not blame the Russians, they have made extremely fine engines and as a Finnish General once said, if there are more than two moving parts in a Russian engine it will break and in a rocket engine there are less,

Joke alert, but only partly.

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Swedish 'Future minister' doesn't do social media

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Re: I'm wondering

I am wondering too "those that are not there (Facebook, Twitter) are the ones who are weird.". I totally disagree. And what about this "Kristina Persson's voice does not extend to the internet however." Is the internet really now Facebook and Twitter.

Nothing against Carl Bildt who "ran a not inconsiderable part of Swedish foreign policy through his personal Twitter account" and built up a stockpile of over 100,000 tweets"

It's just that it is/sounds so damned stupid that it makes me totally speachless. It would, however, make me happy if the pope built up a stockpile of over 100,000 tweets regarding condoms.

Oh dear, haa haa and haa haa.

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Billionaire's pet DRAGON SPLASHES DOWN off Pacific Coast

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Re: Am I the first one

OK

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Am I the first one

Who cannot get any sound off of this. or is this something about the fox or did Linus say something or what the hell is going on. I do expect there to be sound, no matter how stupid, and no matter how stupid the video. Please.

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CATACLYSMIC Sun BELCH causes hour-long RADIO BLACKOUT in SPAAACE

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Re: Sun's latest FIERY BURP

"Maybe it was a fart. Who can tell the Sun's head from its butt since it's a ball". Experience, experience my friend, all you need is a fart and a match and you will know where your balls are, or did the world pass you without a fart.

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RUMPY PUMPY: Bone says humans BONED Neanderthals 50,000 years B.C.

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Re: The Neanderthal must have been really drunk...

@lawndart, "Being able to tell a story does not detract from his ability as an anthropologist," That was exactly what my post was about. And I do appreciate him in both respects.

" Neandertals were attracted to Cro-Magnons/Early Modern Humans because the details of the latter's physiology, such as lack of a heavy brow ridge.....", That part is the fantasy part, and I would assume anybody understands that. (like did Björn Kurtén).

I can hypothesize that the Neandertals were attracted to Cro-Magnons/Early Modern Humans because they lacked the knowledge of how to produce alcohol. You know the way it went in the Americas later.

I find my story more fun and more possible.

One idea, thought, Björn had was that it would be fun if one could have ones fathers, say the last one thousand sitting, side by side, along a table. Then you could walk along and see what made you and you could pass a nice joke down the table and the son would pass it on to his father. Fun.

Now I had this dream one night.

It was splendid, the venue with the long table was by a nice lake. The sun was shining, birds singing, the white tablecloths where swaying slightly in the warm wind. There was lots of beer and wine, (the water was in the lake). There was plenty of food, beef and hamburgers, the odd pizza and fruit. Plenty.

There was hugging and kissing, laughter. Father and sons swimming in the lake together. I haven't seen you for a thousand years, dear father. What heaven did you go to, or hell perhaps, he he.

But in the morning, as I woke up with a hefty hangover. It was a complete mess, not a drop of medicine in sight, broken chairs, overturned tables, bloody table cloths, broken bottles, some hamburgers and a pizza in the process of drowning in the lake. My head hurt. Some fathers where lying in the damp grass trying to move. All the rest had gone.

Without trying to stick to any chronological order about what seemed to have happened, there was a father who met with the son who killed him. There was the father who looked at his son said "who the hell are you, a damned foreigner, I cannot understand a word, prick, where is my son. The reason for that problem was probably that the father was a good looking shoe salesman who traveled the world. There was a similar case with the mother who met a foreign army in the woods, not really her fault, of course. There was the father who looked at the son and said "what the hell, I have tried to forget about you for six hundred years, where are my good sons, who the hell has arranged this, computers, my arse. And there was this huge viking who stood up and declared, not my son not my father and went totally bärsärk. I was told he took off to walhalla in order to stay alive. On the other hand there was some happiness too, like the son who found out that the janitor was in fact his father, something he had wished for since a kid.

I have to stop here or you might not believe I belong to a well educated and clever family. Some things have to stay in Las Vegas, as they say. The joke, not good at all, missunderstod, lost in translation.

I have had to come to the conclusion that if you wish for something then think first. Pity Einstein did not write any stories.

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Re: The Neanderthal must have been really drunk...

RIP anthropologist Björn Kurtén but one has to remember that he was also a story writer, author and that allows for more "fantasy" in those stories.

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Pay a tax on every gigabyte you download? Haha, that's too funny. But not to Hungarians

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Fidesz

Time for them to leave.

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Edward who? GCHQ boss dodges Snowden topic during last speech

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Hmm

Nothing about people who surf Linux sites, use Tor and/or encryption.

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Yes, yes, Steve Jobs. Look what I'VE done for you lately – Tim Cook

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A bit unfair

I haven't seen much anything new "gadgets" by anybody else either, perhaps there is a limit to it. Or just tell us what new you where thinking about. Perhaps Apple should do a Google and expand beyond hand held gadgets, cars and stuff like that. All I can think of right now for Apple to "improve" would be glasses and binoculars.

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FBI boss: We don't want a backdoor, we want the front door to phones

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Re: Comey:

"You sir are either an idiot or a New World Order thug...". Or just marketing Apple and Google. See what happend to me when I read too many conspiracy theories.

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Re: "We need to fix this problem. It is long past time."

!984 was a story not a promise and you are doing quite well.

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This isn't a sci-fi movie: It's a human-made probe snapping a comet selfie

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Please

A video.

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NO MORE DOUBLE IRISH, thunders Dublin. Erm, from 2020 that is

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Competing on taxes

Is a race to the bottom. Already to day, there is this feeling that companies will eventually pay no tax at all. And, that is splendid of course was it not that "we the people" will have to pay it instead. Taxation within the EU should be the same. There are many more intelligent means to compete. And EU what about getting rid of the tax heavens. You have talked about it for years now.

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Finnish PM: Apple has DESTROYED FINLAND

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Re: Ignore him

"He seems to be trying to tell us what we should think".

What the hell, "seems to be trying to", hove damned difficult is it for you just to understand that he (and I) would like you to take part and stay in the EU. He is not alone. But lets start from some time ago.

Not long ago Cameron had his rumpus about "a bad day for Europe", poor bastard, What was that all about, as far as I know he was not looking to be appointed, nor did he have any own suggestions. Hes problem was that nobody came to ask for his advice (there was somebody from Hungary, a country with a President a disgrace for it's people). Poor bastard, what a life, all those funny countries, all those funny languages, please HM Queen give me a veto, please, please let me deal with the EU as a one to one, (as with India or Australia in the good old days) not as one among 27. Hell.

Cameron also speaks about national interests and that is fine, every country have national interests, but all other EU countries consider EU as “a national interest”. Stronger together, similar regulations, laws the market and so forth.

A work in progress.

But Cameron will not get it. Again he dreams about a one to one power with the EU.

I had a look at comments on the BBC and of course there was those who suggested that GB should return to the old happy Empire and I can well imagine how he infront of Australia and New Zealand starts by saying “Hello chaps, due to my national interests I have decided that...” hehe.

I do understand that the Russians are in the middle of a "Post Empire Psychosis", I understand that Americans are afraid of one, but some of you Brits (and the BBC) just seem to cling to it forever. The sun does set on the empire, but nobody hates you. What the hell is it with you. You seem to find even the closest neighbour odd, Welsh, Scots, French, Americans, Germans, cats and dogs (foreign). Long ago there was a English author who wrote that the Brits have been so involved in studying other people that they have forgotten to study themselves. One of the things that have worried me is that you Brits have no problems with words like "poor schools" and "good schools". There should not, in the vocabulary be any "poor schools" and listening to Cameron I have my doubts about the "good schools".

I do admit that while studying Computer Science in Rugby I loved to walk around the School weekends admiring all the fine cars, RR, Bentley, Austin, Jaguar and a MB600. But what are those kids learning, the history of the Empire, perhaps. Perhaps there are some similarities between Nokia, the GB and Microsoft, living in the past.

Alexander Stubb reminds me of Daniel Ricciardo, all teeeeth, all smiile, good physics, all positive. Daniel is, however, a good F1 driver and Stubb a Prime Minister. I am. to some extent, a bit worried about Stubb as I have this feeling he has no time to look in the rear mirror. Take the trade agreement with the USA, that is all GO for him, but he seems to have no time to sit down and read the small print. On the other hand he will stop. turn around, very quickly without any problems whatsoever, if there is a need for it that he can understand. And I agree, if there is a rock ahead, turn.

This was, however, about "Finnish PM: Apple has DESTROYED FINLAND" any Finn will understand that it was about "if falling asleep you will be hit by apples or potatoes or bricks, your sauna will burn or whatever."

How would Cameron express this, would he, could he.

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Return of the Jedi – Apache reclaims web server crown

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@FF22

I am sure you know very well that Apache has been well ahead during the last 15 years, no matter how you count it. It's all at netcraft.com. And as OSS was mentioned Nginx has a BSD-like license too, and what do you think Google is based on. Not that it matters but why are you getting so upset about it. Are you upset about the top500 computers too.

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Lies, damn pies and obesity statistics: We're NOT a nation of fatties

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The Lie

A funny one, "it’s not food that’s to blame for the rise in obesity but lack of exercise.".

That is, it's still the food when we do not exercise enough, was it ever differently?. Is this news.

And the "UK government’s “food and family” datasets", nothing to do with statistics there.

I do believe some people get fat more "easily" than others, on the other hand, as a broke and hungry student I knew very well that visiting fat friends was always more revarding.

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Let down by a lousy UberX driver? They probably skipped the 'optional $65 customer service training course'

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Re: Just one question...

"Or am I missing something?" Perhaps not, but I think you are writing about London and I belive there is no similar system anywhere else. Or perhaps I am missing something.

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Re: No thanks

@san1980, I don't know how it works in different countries and having to go to court to find out is not funny. It seems to me that those companies want to take the money but will avoid any responsibility. And what about insurance, any at all. I know there are shit drivers and poor systems as it is, too. But mending shit with more shit might not be the solution. So for me, no thanks, for now.

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No thanks

The Forbes story is worth reading.

"“Uber’s more concerned with flooding a market with a supply of drivers than they are with the quality of the product and the safety of their passengers.”

"Its terms of service, like those of Lyft, Sidecar, and similar sharing-economy startups like Airbnb, make it clear over and over again that they are not liable under any circumstances for bad things that might happen when you use the service."

“YOU EXPRESSLY WAIVE AND RELEASE THE COMPANY FROM ANY AND ALL ANY LIABILITY, CLAIMS OR DAMAGES ARISING FROM OR IN ANY WAY RELATED TO THE THIRD PARTY TRANSPORTATION PROVIDER,” Uber’s terms of service say."

No thanks

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Was Nokia's Elop history's worst CEO?

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Re: The proof is the axing of Maemo/Meego

"Elop axing Maemo/Meego was proof that he didn't intend to save the company. If he wanted to do that he'd have brought out the same handsets for Symbian and Maemo/Meego, perhaps if he really saw Windows Phone as a potential alternative, he could have brought out the same hardware with Windows, too. That would have been possible at next to no cost overhead."

Yes, not sure about "no cost overhead" but perhaps the simple truth is that he knew nothing about running a company and nothing about phones, just totally worthless for the task.

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