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Comment: Re:Could we please agree on one thing... (Score 1) 189

by Hymer (#44848751) Attached to: Nokia Had an Android Phone In Development
"The EU is going to be thrilled that Microsoft's phone division is going to be based out of Finland for years to come. Likely this helps EU/Microsoft relations. "

After PRISM ? That would be like saying "YES" to uncle Sam having an official approval to spy thru Nokia manufactured phones and not being able to do anything about it.
They may however use just that against uncle Sam and the merger.

Nobody in Finland (or in EU) is happy about this merger, the money are just a small compensation... but ideally they rather would keep Nokia where it was, without Microsoft... and without Elop, that was quite clear when the chairman spoke.

Comment: Could we please agree on one thing... (Score 1) 189

by Hymer (#44847275) Attached to: Nokia Had an Android Phone In Development
...Nokia is neither sold nor bought YET! They are missing both approval of the share owners and from the EU, US and probably also from the Finnish government.
For Nokia Android would not be a race to the bottom because Nokia IS already on the bottom... if you do not earn anything then anything that would raise your earnings is a better solution even if it is Android.
This, if proven true, may in fact sabotage the Microsoft - Nokia merger plan...
I surely hope that most of Nokias shareholders will say "Thanks, but no thanks" to Microsoft and get Elop fired.

Comment: Re:Statement from Ms. Bramsen or Social Democrats? (Score 1) 3

by Hymer (#44550913) Attached to: Danish politician Trine Bramsen bashes nerds
Today ms. Bramsen is no longer the draftsman on IT and telecommunication, she has advanced to the next level of destruction and is now the draftsman on juridical issues.
The new draftsman on IT and telecommunication is Karin Gaardsted a 58-year old teacher. Version2 asked her about white socks to which she responded that she do not have problem with white socks and she will seek expert advice.

Comment: Re:Statement from Ms. Bramsen or Social Democrats? (Score 1) 3

by Hymer (#44468723) Attached to: Danish politician Trine Bramsen bashes nerds
Ms. Bramsen has chosen only to communicate thru her Facebook account, she has written that is was just meant for fun. Someone from the IT community tried to invite her on a "business date" to his workplace so she could see all those white-socks wearing nerds but the reply was something like "I do not need to see, I've been in lot IT corporations due to my position as IT draftsman for my party".
Social Democratic party has not yet commented, but one member of the party Pernille Rosenkrantz-Theil has commented ms. Bramsens statement in a rather harsh way: "Elitist crap, Trine. You can't criticize others just because You only socialize with high-heels and business suits!" and ms. Bramsens defense about her statement being just a humorous text is shot down by: "Don't you know that humor is not always obvious in writing ?"

+ - Danish politician Trine Bramsen bashes nerds 3

Submitted by Hymer
Hymer (856453) writes "Trine Bramsen of the danish Socialdemokratiet posted her opinion on nerds which can be cooked down to: "If nerds dropped their white socks and learned to speak so normal people can understand them then maybe we caffe latte drinking bimbos will be interested in them".
Trine posted this on one of the most nerdy sites in Denmark, version2.dk, which is driven by the Danish Engineer Society (IDA) and counts people like PHK of FreeBSD/Varnish fame as members.
The story has now been mentioned on several Danish media and Trine got proper response from nerds of all sexes (and their spouses).
Trine is the draftsman on IT and telecommunications for her party, which makes the case rather surrealistic.

The link is of course in danish.
http://www.version2.dk/blog/opraab-til-it-noerderne-smid-tennissokkerne-og-tal-saa-vi-kan-forstaa-det-53101"

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