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Comment: WTF (Score 4, Insightful) 141

by Chrisq (#49627897) Attached to: Canadian Town Outlaws Online Insults To Police and Officials
This is muslim-like mentality - ban saying something we don't like because our feelings are more important than free speech. I wonder if this Canadian town will take this to Muslim extremes where pointing out any moral issues with the officials, or that they are ineffective in their jobs will be seen as a reason to arrest someone.

Comment: Re:Depends how you evaluate the curve (Score 1) 415

by Chrisq (#49619881) Attached to: The Programming Talent Myth

..that's why I put the quantitative measure on those who generate a profit from their skill, or produce a profit on their time for others.

I am quite certain that curve is U-shaped.

Even ignoring those wh don't generate any profit I'd be surprised if it wan't a slope, with hundreds of buskers, small orchestra players, music teachers, fiddlers in folk bands playing the Irish pub circuit etc. and very few high paid violinists.

Comment: Re:There's even an ebuild for gentoo too! (Score 1) 96

by Chrisq (#49592849) Attached to: UK High Court Orders Block On Popcorn Time

Heck, Popcorn Time is even available via the Arch Linux User Repository. What are they going to do? Block the AUR?

Heh heh. There's even a gentoo overlay with an ebuild too. Why doesn't the UK just cut all their international data cables and be done with it? Otherwise the scary software is bound to seep through, oh no!

If UKIP get in power they probably will. And close the airports and ferries. He takes England, England as an instruction manual.

Comment: Re:Gamechanger (Score 2) 514

by Chrisq (#49592721) Attached to: Tesla Announces Home Battery System

I priced out a backup propane generator as a backup for my home that cost about the same thing. Never went with it. This could provide a home with good backup power in case of outage. (keep the sump pump or the furnace going anyway)

Charging from the mains and using this as a backup is a very good secondary usage in areas where power outages are common.

Comment: Someone going to link one here? (Score 2) 96

by Chrisq (#49591707) Attached to: UK High Court Orders Block On Popcorn Time

According to the new regulation, Virgin, BT, Sky, EE and TalkTalk are now required to block access to,, and – all sites which link to Popcorn Time downloads

Link here. Better still link - Facebook - Twitter - Tumblr... and see if the ISPs dare to block these

Comment: To paraphrase the "Life of Brian" (Score 2) 177

by Chrisq (#49575261) Attached to: When Enthusiasm For Free Software Turns Ugly
To paraphrase the "Life of Brian":

BRIAN: Brothers! Brothers! We should be struggling together!

FRANCIS: We are! Ohh.

BRIAN: We mustn't fight each other! Surely we should be united against the common enemy!

EVERYONE: The KOffice Project?!

BRIAN: No, no! Microsoft Office!

EVERYONE: Oh, yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Yes.

If I set here and stare at nothing long enough, people might think I'm an engineer working on something. -- S.R. McElroy