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Comment: Re:What's the difference between China and EU? (Score 1) 199

by Luckyo (#48902195) Attached to: China Cuts Off Some VPNs

I do. The main point of constitution that was actually popular was democratization of Europe. Specifically devolution of powers from European Council and European Commission to European Parliament. Effectively taking power from those elected by elites and giving it to those elected directly by the people. This change was desperately needed and even anti-EU forces generally agreed that one of the main problems of EU was lack of internal democratic access to decision making process. This was the main issue that Lisbon and Constitution projects looked to address.

The changes are the ones you outlined yourself. In other words, you do actually know that while Lisbon treaty was indeed equivalent of European constitution in the scope, it contained multiple changes negotiated to meet the problems pointed out by the people, all while the main idea behind the constitution, the democratization of decision making in EU was kept.

The main force that continued to criticize the Lisbon after changes were nationalist forces who wanted to have more power in EU than others and in fact didn't want to lose those powers to democratization which was a strong equalizer.

Comment: Re:I won't notice (Score 1) 302

by Luckyo (#48902165) Attached to: UHD Spec Stomps on Current Blu-ray Spec, But Will Consumers Notice?

Being "on the rise" does not mean "breakthrough" or "being widely successful". It means that marginal unsuccessful technology is getting slowly increasing adoption from "nonexistent" to "slightly less nonexistent" levels of adoption.

All while all the major marketing and R&D has already been taken out of said 3D because technology flopped. And the aforementioned "adoption" is overwhelmingly just a cheap feature that is being added and never used. Unlike for example 1080p resolution.

Comment: Re:I won't notice (Score 1) 302

by Luckyo (#48898685) Attached to: UHD Spec Stomps on Current Blu-ray Spec, But Will Consumers Notice?

3D failed, as did quite a few other similar technologies. First attempt at wearables for example failed miserably in the 90s. Curved displays are dying on the vine.

Technological advancement is not a guaranteed thing. To gain acceptance technology must provide a significant enough perception of value to the user. Real value is important only as a factor in the "perceived value".

Comment: Re:I won't notice (Score 1) 302

by Luckyo (#48898565) Attached to: UHD Spec Stomps on Current Blu-ray Spec, But Will Consumers Notice?

Let me see if I understood your argument correctly.

You are seriously suggesting that common use of the word for decades is in fact not a widely accepted definition of the word, but is an incorrect definition of the word because this wasn't a correct definition several decades ago?

Are you at all aware how languages work in general? Words gain meanings and languages gain new words from wide general acceptance. That is the main criteria that dictionaries use to add meanings to words.

It's very hard to take someone who effectively says that the entire concept of dictionary is wrong and then proceeds to argue about meanings of words seriously.

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