Re: The problem is not Oracle (for once)
The GPL predates the CDDL by a about 15 years. Any problems are clearly caused by the latter being deliberately incompatible with the former.
30 posts • joined 25 Jul 2007
I would just like to chip in my 5p to the discussion (or throw a torch, which ever):
I am a LastPass 'power user', using both the Chrome and Edge plugins as well as the Android and iOS apps, and I hardly noticed. Circuit beakers seemed to work as intended and the plugin/app read my passwords from the local copy. The only thing i noticed was the the Chrome plugin icon turning grey, indicating no connection to the cloud...
Actually, it's not.
The facts, if you care to look them up, are that between 2005 and 2014 the death rates in the Israel-Palestine conflicts was roughly 1:23 (that is, one Israeli killed for every 23 Palestinians).
Another source (also from 2014) puts the over all rate at 1:8 since 2000, but specifically for children 1:19.
Both these sources cite UN figures. Those are the actual facts, but don't let that confuse you...
The problem with this scenario is, that if he does so within the statutory limitations of the Swedish sex offence charges, Swedish prosecutors will reopen the investigations and refile the extradition papers the same instant he is in UK custody.
Maybe Brexit can save him, though..?
If MS allowed Chrome into the MS Store, it would mark it's final defeat in the Browser Continuation War, as there would no longer be any purpose or use for it's own bundled browsers. Seeing as their primary, neigh only, use is downloading the Chrome installer...
That's not inflation, that's volatility, which I did address in my post.
"Modern" inflation, or that prices steadily increase over time whether or not the supply of money does seems inevitable (though no one seem to be able to explain why to any satisfaction).
The volatility of Bitcoin, or any minor currency, is mostly down to the volume of real-economic transaction conducted in it; the greater volume, the more stable the currency. Bitcoin is in it's infancy here.
"Proper rules and regulations" would require at least some form of governing body (made up of people you probably can't trust) which defeats the whole point. The algorithm is the regulation.
Most people who think they do are actually mistaken. There are no underlying assets to any of the world's major currencies, and haven't been since the US pulled out of the Bretton Woods accord in '71.
You say the government acts as a lender of last resort (actually, most central banks are independent these days) but fail to notice that it (and the central bank boards) is largely made up of "people you probably can't trust". With the latest few rounds of quantitative easing, I'd drop the "probably".
One of the major benefits of Bitcoin and similar crypto currencies is that QE or classical inflation is simply not possible du to the deliberate limitations of mining. The value of the Bitcoin is entirely down to the relation between supply (limited by mining) and demand (highly varying), and the efficiency of the market (questionable). Its volatility and vulnerability to speculation and manipulation is mostly down to the low volume of real-economic transactions conducted in the currency.
If he had spent the time actually being detained by Swedish authorities, then yes. But since he is on the run, his self imposed detention doesn't count.
"Detained in absentia" means that once he is actually detained, he will immediately progress to the second stage of pre trial detention without any court ruling.
Of course, if he ever is brought to justice, charges long prepared will be brought against him rather swiftly, with no deed to renegotiate his detention...
I don't know about you, but we actually have an independent judiciary in Sweden. That means the government can't interfere in legal procedings; neither the current rape investigation nor a hypothetical future extradition request from the US. It's all decided by the courts.
Additionaly, since he would have been extradited to Sweden from the UK, we couldn't extradite him anywhere without consent from the UK. In other words, it would have been much easier to request his extradition firectly from the UK...
Something many punters fail to notice is that Nokia is one of the top three mobile network equipment manufacturers, along with Ericsson (Huawei being the third), who incidentally off-loaded the last remains of its handset business to Sony, just the other year.
That was really a good thing for everyone involved, since Ericsson never understood consumer electronics (which is why they kept making phones for grey-suited middle-managers at Volvo while Nokia took the world by storm with snap-on covers). Of course, Ericsson never made any serious profit from its handsets, even before they were crushed by Nokia. It was always, first and foremost, a networks company.
Now that Nokia's handset business has failed, for reasons explained and speculated upon all over the tech press, it is doing the the exact same thing. Except, unlike Sony, Microsoft has about as good an understanding of consumer electronics as Ericsson ever had, which might not bode so well for the former Nokia employees that transfer, but will make for entertaining reading in the tech press over the months and years to come.
Nokia, on the other hand, will continue to be an important and profitable mobile network equipment manufacturer.
...buy the SAAB 39 Griffin, now partly (49%) owned by BAE. It will give you air-to-air, air-to-gound and recon capabilities (it was specifically designed to do all three from the start), all in a 4th generation fly-by-wire airframe, while keeping roughly the same amount of spending within the British economy as buying more Eurofighters would.
It has a fixed gun, can carry drop tanks, does in-air-refueling, carries NATO-standard munitions, etc...
But then, it's designed by those pesky Swedes... ;-)
Ericsson (the telecoms giant) runs Windows 2000 on all it's desktops and laptops, including my brand spanking new HP nw8440 with 4Gb ram (fat good that last Gb did me...)
On the positive side, I can heat my coffee by the CPU fan exhaust, since Win2k doesn't do SpeedStep, at all...
Laxman - democracy - the people have the right to elect whatever representatives the like, to make whatever laws they like and set up whatever bodies they like to enforce those laws. If the result of that is fair competition laws and a commission willing to enforce them, then sad for Microsoft - they will just have to comply or stay on their side of the pond, plain and simple!
If these artists hadn't put all that energy into evading tax and NI contributions when people were actually buying their albums, they might actually have had pension rights to collect. Or, if they hadn't blown all that money on Champagne and Coke and put some of it in a private pension plan... but hey, I'm just an honest bloke actually working for my money...
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