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Comment Re:Dutch also have their own layout, no one uses i (Score 1) 315

As a Flemish Belgian ( I am not Flaming about it, wink wink) , I use QWERTY and Mac OS X English International. Always have (since OS X came out) and always will , and this , among others, due to the keyboard shortcuts that correspond to the info found in books and on internet. There's vastly more info in English than in Dutch. The funny thing is, about 50% of Mac owners I know, also have the English version, but alas, the suffer from that French-influenced disease called AZERTY.
(Long time ago, some asshat introduced AZERTY to ALL Belgians because... feck those Flemish people)

Comment Re:Ah Belgium Politcs (Score 4, Interesting) 319

Exactlly: but that dissolving is met with fierce resistance from the French-speaking part of Belgium. Just recently, the leading party (a pro-secession Flemish party that has vowed to delay their already well known secession plans during their appointment in order to get the country back on track) has publicly announced they will look into the confederalistic matter INTERNALLY as a long-term strategy: just to make it clear they do not intend to do it now.
Immediately and will all guns blazing, the French-speaking parties except the Liberal Party talk of nothing short of a revolution in the Belgian Parliament. Of course, every Flemish person understands it is in their best interest to keep Belgium (an artificial country created by the imperial powers of the 19th century) together as they 'think' the fruits of Flemish labour (a.k.a. money transfers from Flemish to Walloon part) is their due payment for the past 2 centuries of pampering those peasant Flemish farmers with their Germanic-based language into the industrial age.
I for one think Europe should be about people in regions with their own culture but under the umbrella of a bigger organisation (EU) but without the blooper-government (Greece, Merkel-Migrants, ....)

Comment Re:Not planned at all (Score 1) 107

But as always stated, these ships will be available for in-game credits you can earn by playing the game. Some advantages of buying them know are: often you have an extended period / lifetime insurance on that ship , you back the game and get more (hangar, model, art-work, ...), you are a fan and you want to express it,...
Chris Roberts stresses on this all the time: using real-world money should in no averse way effect the game play for others.

Comment Re:Valuable lesson learned (Score 1) 76

Well, if you have 250 websites to manage like me, it still prefer my CMS: I decide when to patch my code and update my clients site. I don't want to be dictated by a 'code red'. Also, my updates are 97% based on integration of new components (support for cloudbased storage, etc...) and not because of security issues.
A major factor in all this, is that I use rails: the supporting community has an immense array of helpful tools that help me with deployment, migration (new server) and maintenance.

Comment Only in America? (Score 5, Interesting) 1145

Come on you puritan sods! Grow a pair of balls.
Now if the developers made a sexual joke about that Adria woman , than I would consider this sexual harassment. But some wordplay? On Forking? And big dongles? What's next; "Oh no's, he said that we should go 'finger' the cullprit who broke into our unix account. Let's put tar and feathers on him and carry him around on a metal bar!"
I am goddamn happy I live on the ole' Continent where you can swear profanely on the workfloor when you break your skull underneath your desk while searching for that loose USB cable or make funny comebacks to loose the tension like that female developer who shouted "that's what he said" after the frantic cry of the assistant server-admin "i can't get it up!".

You are creating a generation of scared, stressed, puritan bastards. One visit to a Scottish , Flemish or Basque pub and they probably faint upon hearing the "feck this pissbeer" or "my, those are big jugs. No offense lady!"

Comment US Elections and Europe (Score 1) 1576

All of Europe is sighing in relief as Obama is re-elected. Germany, France, UK, Italy , Russia, Belgium, The Netherlands,and so on will rather welcome 'socialist' Obama (again) who will support US job creations instead of Romney's foreign-friendly economic reforms at the cost of "Global Ignorance" as we call it.

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