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Comment: Re:bit coin doesn't solve the strategic issue. (Score 1) 353 353

Agree with all you said, should have indicate clearer my response was on the first line of your post in isolation.

The problem for Greece will be that their debt is mainly in Euro, not in their new currency.

Leaving the EU will be another problem for Greece. In 2013, they received 7.2 billion Euro from the EU ( of which 59% went to 'Regional Policy' which is described as:
The largest share of the money that Greece received from the EU budget in 2013 went to its regions (59 %). EU regional policy aims to reduce the economic, social and territorial disparities between Europe’s regions and countries. Regional funds invest in projects supporting job creation, competitiveness, economic growth, improved quality of life and sustainable development. Transport infrastructure and the environment are top priorities for Greece.

(Note, Greece pays into the EU as well, so the balance is not 7.2 billion but nonetheless it will affect quite some ongoing projects funded by the EU)

Comment: Some more usefull info (Score 1) 70 70

This feature allows authors to ask the user agent to transparently upgrade HTTP resources to HTTPS to ease the migration burden.

So it is the content provider which decides if this is being used.

It is not only a Google thing, check the Firefox bugzilla:

And the W3C Draft:

This is in my opinion a good thing, it leaves all control in the hands of the content provider and supports the move to encryption everywhere.

Comment: Re:Is there any way to block the use of old cipher (Score 3, Informative) 89 89

I extensively make use of this site for cypher selection:

There are 3 levels of configuration proposed which you can use as a starting base for your own selection. The EXPORT cyphers are explicitely marked as 'Mandatory discards'. Any serious website running with these cyphers should be fined for exposing their visitors.

Comment: Krita: alternative for Mac (Score 3, Informative) 39 39

Sorry for being a little off topic, but isn't it time that we start supporting alternatives to Photoshop?

Krita impresses me with the frequent feature updates they provide and they are running a kickstarter at the moment:

What would be really great is if they could reach their super goal which will mean they are going to port Krita to Mac as well.

Comment: Re:Then again, maybe it’s not the suits at a (Score 2) 357 357

Besides those numbers are for both winter and summer olympics combined, let's look into more details.

Sweden: 191 gold, 10 mln inhabitants
Hungary: 167 gold, 10 mln inhabitants
Switserland: 91 gold, 8 mln inhabitants
US: 1063 gold, +300 mln inhabitants

It is rude and unnecessary to call Americans fat and poor at sports, but in order to compare it with other nations one should not take grand totals.

(And yes, I hand-picked those examples but on the other hand I left out Norway with 5 mln inhabitants and 107 gold medals at the winter olympics vs US 87)

Comment: Re:Tyranny (Score 1) 252 252

The analogy is wrong, as a book would have to be in my possession first to be opened. The service is provided when the book is transferred to me.

WP is engaged in sending information not already in my possession. Hence they do provide a service.

Anyway, just broke my rule w.r.t. responding to an AC. Shouldn't do that.

Comment: Re:Tyranny (Score 2) 252 252

Wiki is doing business in Finland, they provide information services to Finnish citizens by providing access to their website.

It is irrelevant if the Finns pay for it or not (payment can be made in different ways, money, bit-coins, advertisement, information gathering etc). Furthermore, being a non-profit organization doesn't mean you are not doing business.

Don't get me wrong, I think Wikipedia should be allowed to collect money in Finland but only within the Finnish law.

Comment: Re:Tyranny (Score 2) 252 252

A website OUTSIDE a sovereign state does not get to dictate the laws WITHIN said state.

Wikipedia, not any other organization has the right to do business on their terms just because they can hide themselves behind a server.

Note, the Finnish police asked for clarification and if Wikipedia answers it will not accept payments from Finnish citizens then there is no problem. If they want to receive payments from them, they will have to follow the Finnish laws. Period.

Comment: Re:Tyranny (Score 1) 252 252

It also means that when I donate money it is on record what the purpose of the donation is and who is receiving the funds. This could very well protect the Finns from fund-raising scams.

Calling it a tyranny without considering the other side of the story nor knowing on how hard it is to receive such permit is.... (I'm just lacking the words for it.)

Comment: Re:Ethics (Score 1) 85 85

How about you borrowed your expensive camera to a friend and you noticed he left it visible inside his car on the parking lot. A parking lot known for many burglaries, in other words he was inviting somebody to steel your camera.

Would it be ethical to check if he locked his car so you can protect YOUR OWN belongings?

I agree with your statement, but looking at my log-files I wonder why the good guys should not be allowed to perform one scan while the bad ones are performing hundreds a day. Why should the bad ones have all the information?

The fancy is indeed no other than a mode of memory emancipated from the order of space and time. -- Samuel Taylor Coleridge