Yeah, your posting style and that website scream "INSTALL MY TROJAN HORSE" I'll simply copy a hosts file manually and avoid your file.
Competitors OS? I dont think you have a clue as to how the world operates....
Stop being complete idiots. Release your flagship and 1 step down smartphones with a clean Android on them instead of Windows.
You will almost instantly become the #1 android phone overnight. The hardware on the Lumia 1520 is an incredible Nokia quality phone. It's HTC-ONE level of refinement, it's just stuck with a crap operating system that nobody wants.
You have the hardware already done, just unlock the bootloader and delivers some docs about the hardware to the public and let the Cyanogenmod guys port Android to it almost overnight.
This is a no brainer, you can start climbing again back to the top of the cellphone maker pile within 60 days if you simply do this ONE thing and stop crippling your hardware.
Off topic, but in case you're following this thread... there was an interesting study on racism in Europe some years ago. They found that racism is about the same everywhere, but the effects of racism are quite different.
In a country like Finland, everything is "by the book". There are rules, and they are followed strictly. That means that if I, as a foreigner, am applying for a loan, the loan officer might be a horrible racist, but if I qualify I'll get the loan anyway. In a country like Italy the loan officer has more discretion and is more likely to find some reason to deny the loan if they happen to dislike me personally.
I didn't actually say that every Indian is corrupt, but most are complicit. They might not like the bribes, but they pay them (because they also need to get things done) or they say nothing when others take them (because they don't want to lose their jobs). And there's the problem - the only thing that can change the system is a massive change in attitudes. And it can't be just a few people - it pretty much has to be everybody at once.
I'm guilty too - I've paid my share of bribes. I don't feel good about it, but I can't afford to be the hero - I need to get stuff done.
I do know lot of honest, hard-working people in India - I wouldn't bother to try to do business there otherwise. But my dealings with government always leave a bad taste in my mouth.
It's not racist. The Indian government is pathetically corrupt. It's truly awful, and goes from the very bottom (police, petty local officials) right to the top. Finland, on the other hand, is one of the least corrupt countries in the world.
I know nothing about this case, but I'm going to trust the Finns on this one until proven otherwise.
(Disclosure: I'm a half-Indian who's lived in Finland and done a lot of work with Nokia. I also have business interests in India.)
Of course not, Murder is a minor crime and not even a crime if done to a poor person. but oh dead god, share a mp3 and deprive a rich person of their royalties? The police should be killing whole families as a message to other down loaders.
So they can shoot innocent people they do not like and intimidate them. No other reason for police to carry firearms.
Is now gone? no killings no robberies, All real crime has been taken care of so they have to move to IP enforcement?
Sadly the phones lack in this regard. Firefox and Chrome on phones are incapable of protecting you. But you can use a blocking hosts file if you jailbreak/root your phone.
No you want it so that only criminals can have guns.
Because for some reason you just can not comprehend the absolute fact that criminals and Evil-doers do not obey laws.
Want proof that gun bans do not work? My proof is simple.. Chicago and NYC. The criminals have all the guns they want, some of them are 100% illegal already, like AK-47 fully automatic. Your precious gun bans 'dont stop those from being in the hands of criminals... So why do you think more of them will help?
He is a robot left over from the creation of time it's self.
If you are not running with adblock on your browsers you deserve to have this crap happen to you. ALL websites need to be treated as hostile (Slashdot included) and you need to run browser extensions that disable and protect you from this crud. Adblock, redirect protectors, privacy reclaimers, etc...
And if you are a good computer person you install all this stuff on every computer you touch.
Thinks it's a hoot
$10B in loot
GM still a coot
Everyone knows the Time Lords are one of the first races of the galaxy.