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Comment Make every wrong DMCA cost double (Score 1) 224

I reiterate my demand that for every company every wrongly created DMCA notice should cost the double of the previous one. Starting at $1
And cost is down half by every day passed without screw up.

As this DMCA contains a lot of videos, for the same day the cost will be:
$1+$2+$4+$8+$16+$32+$64.... we quickly get into the billions....
That would force such companies to first check what they do before doing a DMCA for "THE" or "BOOK"

They still can create one bad takedown per day. That is 365 idiot claims per year per company without it costing them more than $1

Comment Re:Verbatim FTW (Score 1) 424

Verbatim FTW.

It gets you *almost* back to the pre-Google+ days, when they took away the "+" sign as a search modifier.

Ah, seems google has only one +
They took it away from search to be able to use it for Google+
As Google+ is not really that success, mybe bring the + back to the search. That would be neat.
Or buy a second +, please!

Comment Re:Infinity (Score 1) 1067

30 years ago, the Atari just got in my nerves by crashing programs through divide by zero. So I finally replaced the exception handler with a simple RTE.
The problematic program did not crash anymore. And also had no misbehavior, so that was fine for me.
The next program might behave differently :-)

Comment Never update all your production systems in one go (Score 1) 253

Yea, standard rule.
Maybe the plane was in test? So not production. So no need to follow that rule?
Well ok, a test plane is still running in production as far as avionics goes, even if it's still in testing!
And if you have 4 systems in your test environment, there's a reason. You *don't* update all of them, or 3/4 of them. But half!
And I guess, with 2 engines, the plane could have been saved.
I'm a sysadmin, and I blame the sysadmin as the cause of the catastrophe.

Comment Replace everything by the same thing, sure ... (Score 2) 189

Replacing all windows7 installs by new windows7 installs will for sure remove the possibility of the same malware hitting again. DOH!
Maybe change platform.
There are 2 other OS to consider, MacOS and Linux.

An important organization should always have 2 completely different platforms.
Not only 2 different browsers on the same OS, but different OS. And by different I don't mean a Microsoft-different who state the XP is not NT and is not Win7. It's all windows!
Same goes for Linux, where redhat or debian is not different, it stays Linux. Sunos may be different.

Comment big heap of crash (Score 1) 155

This dreadfull bastard of slowness and bugs has been dumped by me after I encountered about 1 crash, freeze or reboot per week. (on frssh LMDE install beginning 2015)
It is completely utter sillyness to expect endusers to use a kiddy fiddely software piece of junk.
Switched to Mate (i.e. gnome2) and it was 10 times faster, and has not crashed since 2 months.

Comment switch off personalized search (Score 1) 276

Today's search engine like to optimize results for you. So you get the results based on past searches and clicks.
This puts you into your own personal bubble. You only find stuff you already know because you only get links relevant to your personal knowledge field. But what you actually search is a different view on the world, not your own view.
To escape that, you would need to remove all cookies and even change to a completly different PC or ISP or country.
This should be a user user accessible feature. Sort of "amnesia search".

Comment luxembourg: 3 languages and more (Score 5, Interesting) 274

In Luxembourg, from the first years in school on, we learn french and german.
And additionally learn the local Luxembourgish.
Later, english is added.

So everybody is trilingual, but often from parents there are 1 or 2 other languages added.
And learning 5 languages as a kid is in fact no problem at all.

The most difficult thing in the world is to know how to do a thing and to watch someone else doing it wrong, without commenting. -- T.H. White