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Comment Re:Well ... what do you expect (Score 4, Insightful) 479

yes, shocking, people who immigrated to a foreign nation finally had to learn the nations language, just like everyone else who does that.

Only in their case, they got to wait a bit longer than most people.

I'm sorry, but the fact is that the russians that lived in the former baltic states had the ability to learn the native languages for years, but refused in their imperialist pride.

Furthermore, there is always the option to leave the country they illegally occupied for years and move back to their own nation of russia.

Comment Re: what price increases? (Score 1) 424

I actually haven't had hd-dvd, and i can see fine the difference side by side.

But compared to the huge convenience step from vhs to dvd and the quality increase, especially over time, blueray was unimpressive.

Dvd quality is good enough for just watching a movie, it doesn't detract really from the movie, unlike vhs's lines, speckles and broken tape.

The scam was that we traded in a ok system with a broken one, terrible copyprotection and other mess.

Comment Re:50% dumber. (Score 2, Insightful) 495

Bullshit, size is relatively unimportant.

Actually compared to finland, with it's low population density and extreme climate, 90% of the usa is piss easy to do.

It's just greed and cartel forming that are making it so bad and expensive in the USA.

Comment Re:50% dumber. (Score 1) 495

Above the polecircle, it gets worse, usually only "edge" coverage outside of towns. There is a few area's that have bad coverage, but "dropped calls" is something i've only ever experienced outside of Finland.

Understanding is always the understanding of a smaller problem in relation to a bigger problem. -- P.D. Ouspensky