* Posts by mudskipper

13 posts • joined 20 Sep 2011

Feds charge eight former Siemens officials with bribery

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mudskipper
Holmes

Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977 -my simplification

http://www.justice.gov/criminal/fraud/fcpa/

or

http://www.fcpa.us/

Basically if you want to do business in USA your US operations can be prosecuted for doing corrupt things elsewhere. If don't like that then don't do business in US.

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Wikipedia simplifies article editing for world+dog

mudskipper

Ponzi scheme

Sooner this intellectual ponzi scheme is shut down the better - the basic principle of operation is to present a poorly written and factually inaccurate stub of content to the wider world, and then expecting the wider world to improve it. They're basically trolling the rest of the world for free content.

Add to that an organisation (a registered charity) that couldn't care less if its workers dropped dead at the terminal or starved to death, and add an organisational structure which benefits bullies, and other parasites as has been pointed out countless times before.

Take a look at the recent wikipedia banner add - notice how its contributors appear to need new clothes and a good meal.. That's wikipedia's reality - unpaid, unwanted, uncared for contributors being exploited.

Screw it to hell.

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TDK fires up LASERS to double hard drive capacity

mudskipper

^^this - bring back the MO drive

That's right the write method is exactly the same as the old magneto-optical drive. I suppose the difference is that (excluding that the drives are non-removable) the read method - which isn't mentioned - MO disks used the "Magneto-Optical Kerr Effect" which is an optical read - I wonder if they might try this too ...

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Belgian buccaneers invade Rockall

mudskipper
Megaphone

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Bravo les Belges !

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Ultrabooks vs tablets: tablet demise greatly exaggerated

mudskipper

Could be a steady seller

There's a lot that makes sense about the ASUS transformer - it's a netbook and a tablet. I'd like to know how the Tegra processor compares with a netbook standard atom/intel graphics cpu/gpu on performance. (not per watt - just pure processing power)

Pricing is good too.

Call me old fashioned but I'd like to see windows version too. Would that bump the price.

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mudskipper
Meh

Not at the prices they're charging!

I was saying that a cheaper "ultrabook" might be a good idea. ie a DVD driveless laptop. I can't see much of a market for mac air clones - competing on price/quality seems to be the way forward to me, rather than trying to mimic what makes mac airs succesfull.

Not sure but it looks like that post got deleted for racism. wtf?

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mudskipper
WTF?

wtf

Your comment is pretty judgemental and arrogant in my opinion, and insulting to me too.

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Stallman: Android evil, Apple and Microsoft worse

mudskipper
Stop

Trying to ignore this guy

The GNU license is a pain - quote "To protect your rights, we need to prevent others from denying you these rights or asking you to surrender the rights. Therefore, you have certain responsibilities if you distribute copies of the software, or if you modify it: responsibilities to respect the freedom of others." etc etc blah blah

Stop lecturing me like a 13 year old virgin having a difficult puberty - grow up -and leave you shit at home.

Can I have a GPL without the preamble. No. .. because ''.. changing it is not allowed..." first sentence - welcome to "'free' as in 'free speech'" as defined by one person.

Probably needs a shrink to have a look at the ego too.

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Mathematicians slam UK.gov plans to fund statistics only

mudskipper
Childcatcher

Let someone else run the country

Governments appears increasingly incapable of making sound decisions about the running of the state. Although the idea is at odds with my politics the idea of letting large corporations run the country (completely) seems increasingly attractive.

Put IBM in charge, and completely get rid of every aspect of the current state, even the idea of it. Is this treasonous?

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The amazing shipping container: How it changed the world

mudskipper

UK would get screwed if it tried protectionism..

You need some 'leverage' to get away with protectionism like that - trade barriers are trade barriers no matter what the reason given - it's a two way process - Australians are fortunate to currently be be major exporters of coal and iron ore (and probaly other things ? food?) - This wouldn't wash in the UK which doesn't really have a globally vital product like that - I doubt doubling of the price of bananas would be politically popular either.

The other story here is bulk freight - stuff like steel works aren't built next to the coal mines anymore - they just need a deep water port - this has been true since the 1960s. maybe before.

Good article. Thanks.

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