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Comment: Re:And when they get hardly any votes... (Score 1) 122

by Laglorden (#42655341) Attached to: Pirate Party Becomes a Registered Political Party In Australia

"Oh right, I disagree with your point of view so obviously I must be working for The Man."

There you go.

I wasn't boasting about physical prowess, just saying I'm probably more "grown up" than you but in years and mentally. Yelling "Grow up!" is something teenagers do or at least something people without other arguments do.

Let's just see the fact that you havn't argued against any of my points, just tried personal attacks again and again. So, it's quite clear that you don't know what you are talking about and furthermore have no interest in finding out. Which is quite sad, you can lead a horse to water but you can't make it drink.

Comment: Re:And when they get hardly any votes... (Score 1) 122

by Laglorden (#42648435) Attached to: Pirate Party Becomes a Registered Political Party In Australia

That's something you inferred yourself, I just said you seem to be protecting the media maffia, I don't know why, that you are paid by them is something you yourself said.

"Grow up" is obviously something you use as an insult when arguments fail.

I'm probably more "grown up" than you (think) both physically and mentally, since I have thought this through and don't think it's about "downloading music for free" that you seem to think it's a question what kind of society we want. A society that rewards invention but limits the bad things that have cropped up with the patent system, a society where we don't have totalitarian control but freedom of speech.

But since you think the various Pirate Parties is only about "downloading stuff for free" I can understand you point of view, however it's not particularly "mature" or informed about the reality. So "grow up" or at least read what the Pirate Party/Parties really think should happen and think things through before further showing your ignorance is my suggestion. I'm not affliated with any PP I just think there the best option out there to preserve our freedom to communicate (even if that means "kids" can download music for free), reform the patent system for the future and also get the most/best amount of culture.

I'm for the artists, inventors and a free society and against the media maffia, copyright trolls/abusers and people who want's to create a repressive society. Simple as that.

Comment: Re:And when they get hardly any votes... (Score 1) 122

by Laglorden (#42646877) Attached to: Pirate Party Becomes a Registered Political Party In Australia

You know, when Disney makes a re-spin of "a Christmas carol", they are using something in the public domain to create something "new", that's good, but then they buy the politicians to make sure they never have to give it back to the public domain, that's not good (for anyone except Disney's shareholders, and not them either).

When General Motors patents for example battery technology and uses it, not for doing anything themselves, but suing everybody who tries to make something that's bad.

The copyright/patent system should work like it was INTENDED, to encourage human development, not the other way around. It's vital that is does.

I worry we will enter another "dark ages" time when human development goes backward instead of forward, due to "Intellectual Property Rights". That could lead to millions or billions dead or never born, it could lead to that humankind never reach the stars but instead dies on this planet".

It's a bit more than being able to download music for free, and it's much much more important than the media maffios wallets you seem to be protecting.

Comment: Re:And when they get hardly any votes... (Score 2) 122

by Laglorden (#42645943) Attached to: Pirate Party Becomes a Registered Political Party In Australia

Or maybe they are already mature enough to realise it's not about downloading music and video for free but rather about mankinds future.

You know, minor things like freedom, innovation and mankinds future survival in the long run.

All our progress so far has been dependant on refining things already done, and when the patent system stops this rather than helping it might mean that in the future we will get less innovation -> human will devolvle and die.

(And we will also get less music, film and other culture, but that's survivable)

Comment: Re:Regulation is problematic (Score 4, Insightful) 129

by Laglorden (#42042279) Attached to: Pirate Party MEP Helps Draft New Credit Card Company Controls

Maybe there should be a regulation then "don't put all those cables on the ground" ;)

In my experience analogies are like fauly watches, they are seldom correct and most of the times gives a sense of undestandning something but in reality just complicates things.

+ - Einstein letter calling Bible "pretty childish" to be auctioned on eBay->

Submitted by cheesecake23
cheesecake23 (1110663) writes "In an admirably concise piece in The Atlantic, Rebecca J. Rosen summarizes Einstein's subtle views on religion and profound respect for the inexplicable, along with the news that a letter handwritten by the legendary scientist that describes the Bible as a 'collection of honorable, but still primitive legends' and 'pretty childish' will be auctioned off on eBay over the next two weeks. Bidding will begin at $3 million."
Link to Original Source

Comment: Re:AMD has forbidden testers to write about cpuper (Score 1) 223

by Laglorden (#41485923) Attached to: AMD Trinity APUs Stack Up Well To Intel's Core 3

I think you're seeing conspiracy theories where none exist. The place I copied the text from had som text in Swedish there within "[]" since it at least was in the NDA at the time to not mention the date. So I just replaced that with "something" not to confuse people and I thought it important to get the news out there about AMDs shady practices.

Let me tell you something about why they do this. Most people will just see the first "reviews" (as they think). They will skip over all "this is just a preview, AMD has only allowed of game testing" and so on and at most read the conclusion or look at the graphs and be fooled, yes fooled, into thinking "wow! that's a really good processor".

Oktober 2 is far far into the future in that regard. It's like the newspapers publishing something and that "correcting" it a few days later, 99% of the people who's heard about it will beleive what they first heard.

That's we it's a shady and underhanded tactic and you AMD fanbois will cry and bitch to no end about it if Intel/Nvidia ever do the same.

Nvidia: "You can release Battlefield 3 tests@1080p, no other tests until next week"
You: "OH, MY GAWD!!! what cheeeeets!!!!1"
Me: "This is just the kind of shady tacticts AMD pulled."
Nvidia Fanbois: "Nvidia are angels. You're post is silly, everybody can just read about it next week."

Comment: AMD has forbidden testers to write about cpuperfor (Score 5, Interesting) 223

by Laglorden (#41477579) Attached to: AMD Trinity APUs Stack Up Well To Intel's Core 3

AMD has apparently forbidden testers to write about cpuperformance.

In their NDA-contract it's specified

"In previewing x86 applications, without providing hard numbers until October [something], we are hoping that you will be able to convey what is most important to the end-user which is what the experience of using the system is like. As one of the foremost evaluators of technology, you are in a unique position to draw educated comparisons and conclusions based on real-world experience with the platform,"


"The topics which you must be held for the October [sometime], 2012 embargo lift are
        - Overclocking
        - Pricing
        - Non game benchmarks"

So the reviews coming out are only from sources that has decided to go along with those "guidelines". In other words, not complete, I would say extremly biased.

Comment: Re:A great step forward (Score 1) 190

by Laglorden (#41190633) Attached to: Promising New Drug May Cure Malaria

Sorry, you're just wrong. Look at the statistics again. This is true for all countries and all cultures for the last hundred years.

"Culture" can have a .1 or .2 margin of effect on this. If chjld mortality decreases, 10-20 years after that

First infant mortality drops, then the number of children per women.

www.gapminder.org. Show me a case where this isn't true.

The only way to stop world population increasing exponentially is to give health care, medicin and prosperity to all the world, not the other way around.

Comment: Re:A great step forward (Score 1) 190

by Laglorden (#41189359) Attached to: Promising New Drug May Cure Malaria

Yes they are (family planning). Maybe you shouldn't think most people are as dumb as you are?

The "if we cure [disease] then more people are going to survive more people will be exist" is false and have proven to be false again and again in reality. It's only true for real stone-age condtions. The number of people living in those conditions today are 100.000 in total and not statistically significant.

The reality today are are that the more people we save and the more people that get access to medicin, helth care and so on the LESS people will be born and this will REDUCE total population, not the other way around.

In the same way, wars also increase population.

For more on this search for examples of Hans Rosling speeches.


Zynga and Blizzard Sued Over Game Patent 179

Posted by Soulskill
from the swinging-for-the-fences dept.
eldavojohn writes "Thinking about developing a game involving a 'database driven online distributed tournament system?' Well, you had better talk to Walker Digital or risk a lawsuit, because Walker Digital claims to have patented that 'invention' back in 2002. The patent in question has resulted in some legal matters for the makers of 'Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 1 and 2, Call of Duty: Black Ops, Call of Duty: World at War, Blur, Wolfenstein, DJ Hero 2, Golden Eye 007, World of Warcraft and its expansions, Mafia Wars, and many others.' Walker Digital (parent company of Priceline.com) said it's not sure how much damages are going to be, and requested that through discovery in the court. If you think Walker Digital is not a patent troll, check out their lawsuit from two months ago against Facebook for using privacy controls Walker Digital claims to have patented. It would seem that any online competitive game that uses a database to select and reward contestants in a tournament could potentially fall under this patent — of course, those with the deepest coffers will be cherrypicked first."

Real Reason Why the White iPhone 4 Is Delayed 182

Posted by samzenpus
from the no-phone-for-you dept.
tekgoblin writes "There have been numerous reasons why the White iPhone 4 may be delayed with one reason being the color mismatch between the home button and the body. Well this time there is another reason. A source has told CultofMac that the reason for the delay is a light leakage issue caused by the case being clear. Light from the case leaks into pictures taken by the back and front camera on the white iPhone 4, causing distorted pictures. This problem is non-existent on the black iPhone 4, because of its already black case, so Apple has been looking for a solution to this problem, thus the delay of the White iPhone 4 till spring of next year."

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