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Comment: Re:For all of Uber's Faults (Score 1) 366

by Moskit (#49290401) Attached to: Uber Shut Down In Multiple Countries Following Raids

And if you think Germany has a screwed up cable system, I assure you, it's nowhere near as bad as in the United States.

You are wrong, learn a bit about the subject first:

20 EUR is not what you pay for cable service. It's a government tax just for owning a tv receiver, called "tv license". In USA there is no such license, you just pay for the service.

Comment: Re:Make it convenient for me and I will pay (Score 1) 251

by Moskit (#48568207) Attached to: Peter Sunde: the Pirate Bay Should Stay Down

You keep changing your arguments to suit your goal.

The original statement was that thanks to Hulu/Netflix etc there is no longer need to pirate. This statement is untrue, except to some extent for USA where such services are widespread and cheap.

I don't complain to local content companies. I don't need to. I stopped consuming most of the content out there (TV series and shows, movies, games) as I don't find them attractive.

I'm glad you find USA TV/movies/games to work best for you. Don't worry, if there is a good movie/series from another country it will likely be remade as a USA production. Those offensive boobs will be removed, and a lot of gratitious violence (or extended interrogation) will be added instead.

Comment: Re:Make it convenient for me and I will pay (Score 2) 251

by Moskit (#48566739) Attached to: Peter Sunde: the Pirate Bay Should Stay Down

TPB is not about USA-made content, it's about any content. If a service wants to replace piracy, it would need to provide similar content, which Hulu/Netflix/etc don't.

Hulu/Netflix/etc are not about USA-made content either. They have content from other countries, wherever rights could be obtained. Regional restriction is due to content rights, not due to content itself.

TPB provides you (illegally) any content anywhere.

Hulu/Netflix provide you (legally) certain content (that they have right to) in USA (where they have content rights) and a few other countries. This is a large restriction.

Now biting the troll: other places do make good shows/films/games.

Comment: Re:Make it convenient for me and I will pay (Score 1) 251

by Moskit (#48566169) Attached to: Peter Sunde: the Pirate Bay Should Stay Down

With the rise of on-demand services like Netflix/Hulu/all their friends


Sorry, currently our video library can only be watched from within the United States

Netflix lie:

Watch TV programs & films anytime, ANYWHERE

Sorry, Netflix is not available in your country.

Those offers are still strongly territory-limited (won't stream outside USA and maybe a few other countries) and not available globally. I agree that such services with relatively low fees provide convenience and can alleviate the need for torrenting, but it's still a long way from pushing it out of the internet.

Comment: Transportation = food and other goods. (Score 1) 250

Anyway, oil dependence is essentially transport based; more specifically, private car use ... That's oil dependance sorted.

Private car use is just a tiny part of oil use, although the only many people you see directly. Public communication is largely based on oil as well, but it's still not the point.

Even if you decide to use own muscle power for moving around, there is a bigger problem, especially in large cities - practically all goods are nowadays delivered to shops via road transport. Most important - food. Unless you can find a food source that is not transported by car into the city, you are still pretty much oil dependent.

Comment: Wrong summary - it was operation by a Polish team. (Score 2) 161

by Moskit (#48199175) Attached to: Cell Transplant Allows Paralyzed Man To Walk

A research team from the UK, led by Professor Geoff Raisman, transplanted cells from the patient's nose


UK team researched it TOGETHER with Polish team. TFA mentiones both teams, and two leading doctors, one in UK, one in Poland.

Polish team performed the actual transplantation (practical part). It was led by a Polish doctor.

It's $%&^ Enigma all over again, "solved" by British who conveniently forgot it was Polish team who solved it first.

Comment: Why not multi-SIM single-plan contract? (Score 1) 107

by Moskit (#48185153) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: LTE Hotspot As Sole Cellular Connection?

"One big draw is ability to easily use multiple devices without expensive additional lines or constantly swapping SIMs."

Why not simply get a multi-SIM contract? You pay for just one common data contract, but can use multiple (up to 3..5) SIMs that seamlessly share this contract. Easier to manage, easier to use, perfect when you want to rely on data transmission for multiple devices, as in your case.

Comment: Good point about gas. (Score 1) 261

by Moskit (#48000833) Attached to: Obama Presses China On Global Warming

Thank you for information, switching to gas would explain a lot.

I wonder whether this switch was caused by a policy (gas is "green") or economy (gas is cheaper). If the latter (which I suspect is true), this is still a side-effect of the economical situation, not a conscious decision.

Coal is widely available in countries like Germany or China, while USA has pretty much every resource you can think of. Basing local economy on what is most economically viable is capitalism rather than eco-friendliness. Good example is fracking, less CO2 but much more toxic substances in the ground.

By pushing against coal some countries also try to enforce a different thing on the other countries - when those limit using coal, they need to import gas (or other resources) from somewhere, at higher price than coal. Money flows elsewhere. Increasing gas consumption in Europe is just a tad difficult in current situation with Russia, which doesn't help with reductions.

Again, I suspect Obama is more motivated by economical implications rather than "eco".

Pity that atomic energy has earned such a bad label.

Comment: Re:Not intended, result of market crash in 2008. (Score 1) 261

by Moskit (#47991347) Attached to: Obama Presses China On Global Warming

For sure this is more complex as you wrote, and economic situation must have had more persistent results than can be recovered by economy picking up. Moving factories/production outside of USA is one such factor - this is not simply coming back when things get better, unless there is a major incentive for that.

It would be interesting to learn what's behind statistics.

Each new user of a new system uncovers a new class of bugs. -- Kernighan