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Comment: Re:Google doesn't have a monopoly on ANYTHING. (Score 2) 301

by Kartu (#48439313) Attached to: The EU Has a Plan To Break Up Google

Google can complain about "youtube losing money" while keeping ads price on youtube so low that competitors starve., cough.
Google has too much power for "free open market" to be able to "regulate" it, OK?

EU has both legal and MORAL right to dictate anyone in EU market how to behave IN EU.

The "bunch of idiots" forced phone manufacturers to support USB charging, mobile providers to drop roaming charges, to allow you to switch mobile provider while keeping your old phone number, they forced Microsoft to un-bundle IE, PC manufacturers to offer windows-less version etc.

NONE of that would happen just out of "free market" without government pressing them.

Comment: Still trying to grasp the "sexism" (Score 1) 635

by Kartu (#48409181) Attached to: Sweden Considers Adding "Sexism" Ratings To Video Games

Hi guys,

I hope you won't consider it trolling as I'm being honest, I swear.

In ancient Greece they had gorgeous sculptures (paintings too?) of gods all over the place (and oh god, creating those sculptures was a monumental effort), were they objectifying them?

USSR had pictures/photos/sculptures of Lenin/Stalin/Whoeverisinpower all over the place, was it because they were objectifying them?

North Korean leaders sculptures/paintings all over the place, because they objectify them?

I think not. I'm pretty sure all things above happen(ed) because people were/are WORSHIPING them.

Now tell me why it is different with the beauty of an attractive human body. Why is it objectifying and not worshiping?

Comment: "tit for tat", seriously? (Score 1) 177

by Kartu (#48378385) Attached to: Android 5.0 'Lollipop' vs. iOS 8: More Similar Than Ever

How long did it take Apple to allow custom keyboards?
Widgets, does Apple (finally) support them?
What about widgets on the lock screen?
Did Apple stop using rectangular icons with rounded corners?

And well, it sure goes both ways:
When will Android ask me about an App trying to access my contact list?
Did Google start always asking for a password when buying/installing things like Apple does?

Comment: Re:Temporary (Score 1) 485

by Kartu (#48367291) Attached to: Denmark Faces a Tricky Transition To 100 Percent Renewable Energy

So we need to quickly respond to demand changes, somehow.
Truth is, that this need exists even if you don't go renewable, even in good old conventional power plants (although you need more of it, with renewables, indeed) and especially if you go nuclear power plants, which are supposed to run at near maximum capacity all the time:.

E.g. Dinorwig Power Station in UK:

Comment: Re:Movie ordering (Score 3, Interesting) 267

by Kartu (#48333569) Attached to: 'Star Wars: Episode VII' Gets a Name

Actually, twelve:

"Mark Hamill has stated that Lucas told him in 1976, while filming the first film in Tunisia, that four Star Wars trilogies were planned. Lucas suggested Hamill could have a cameo role in Episode IX, which might be filmed in 2011.[1][4] A Time magazine story in March 1978, quoting Lucas, also contained the assertion there would be 10 further Star Wars films after The Empire Strikes Back.[5] Gary Kurtz was also aware of proposed story elements for Episode VII to IX before 1980."

Comment: To elaborate (Score 2) 430

by Kartu (#48308107) Attached to: Russia Takes Down Steve Jobs Memorial After Apple's Tim Cook Comes Out

To elaborate (I'm neither gay, nor gay hater, nor Russian, nor iPhone lover, please spare me and don't try reading between the lines as there is nothing in there, really)

Russia has a law that basically forbids "as Good As You" approach. (that's where word "gay" comes from, to my knowledge)
That is, by claiming being gay is as good as being heterosexual, or that gay sex is as normal as heterosexual sex, you break the law.
The theory of Russian parliament is that such claims are effectively gay propaganda.

Now, Cook not only said that he was gay (which, frankly, could also have been interpreted same way), but also claimed it to be "a gift" from God. This, apparently, breaks the above mentioned law.

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