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Comment Re:Um.. why the heck did he have the code... (Score 1) 129

It depends entirely on the contract. Unless the contract has specific provisions for transfer of copyright, as a freelancer you generally retain copyright of your work and the client receives a license to use and/or distribute, sometimes an exclusive license. So no, it does not have to be illegal.

Actual employment changes things, however, because then you are working as part of the legal entity that hired you, and the work you do is considered the property of the legal entity.

Comment Re:In other words... (Score 2) 387

With the current V6 hybrids, the big irony is that one of the reasons Mercedes is so dominant is that they transferred technology the other way: They leveraged their sportscar people, bringing their expertise over to the F1 engine. Ferrari made a bad call in the first iteration, but they've mostly fixed that, now they just need to work on their chassis. Renault ignored the little hybrid experience they had on the road car side and built a new team from scratch. That, and the design demands from Red Bull as their works team, led to a completely screwed design. For 2015, Honda were screwed over by McLaren demanding the same thing that crippled the first iteration of the Ferrari PU, namely a size 0 design, which together with Honda's japanese corporate culture and Ron Dennis's egomanical personality leads to certain... complications...

Comment Re:In other words... (Score 2) 387

From the sporting regs:

Page 64
1.9 During the race, on pain of exclusion of the car, it is prohibited to change:
- The engine or any of its components, i.e the cylinder head(s), the cylinder head gasket(s), the oil pan and engine block, components that are fixed to one another by means of seals,
- The main gearbox and differential housings,
- The chassis or the monocoque structure

Comment Re:In other words... (Score 4, Interesting) 387

"An engine needs very advanced designs and lubricants to sustain that for 3-4 hours."

Awwww, how cute... Now go watch the 24 hour races like for example Le Mans 24 hours. No engine repairs or engine swaps allowed during the race, yet the top class averages over 300km/h over the 24h race, including pit stops, yellow flags/code 60's, safety cars(on a 13km+ track no less!), on a track that has much greater wear and tear on engine, gearbox, brakes etc, since it's not an oval.

Comment Re:Downloading the intertubes, Daily (Score 1) 264

OR, they could just do like Swedish ISP's, and build out infrastructure properly? Hell, most Swedish ISP's explicitly market standard grade connections as remote work, and the business class for if you need SLA and if you intend to run customer-facing commercial/for-profit servers. When I read through the contract details on my standard connection, it explicitly allows non-commercial/non-profit server hosting with the caveat that mail servers have to relay through their mail server to cut down on spam.

Comment Re:Security as a trade-off (Score 1) 291

What I'm talking about is the fact that due to the focus on security, other things have been set aside, such that working with the things I mentioned in an interactive fashion is a sluggish and annoying proposition, especially as your scenes grow more and more complex. So what if the program compiles under OpenBSD? If it doesn't work in a satisfactory manner, then there is a problem. On my i5 2500 with 8GiB RAM, Blender running on top of OpenBSD feels as sluggish and clumsy as Blender under Linux back on my single-core Athlon 64 with 2GiB RAM

Comment Re:The U.S. has tariffed rates. (Score 1) 113

Unfortunately, this interactive map is only available in Swedish, but with a bit of looking up words etc via Google or another search engine, you can browse your way around it, it's a better way to educate yourself than the attempt you've made so far. You can filter by counties, municipalities or even the smallest analytical unit we use, the 250m by 250m square, you can filter by connection type, bandwidth etc

Also, make a note of the fact that Sweden is slightly larger than California, i.e, Sweden would be the third largest state in the US geographically yet would rank in the bottom third in terms of population density. In light of that, the population in Sweden is still far more evenly distributed geographically than in many states in the US.

Comment Inadequate sample sizes (Score 2) 113

One massive problem with the SamKnows study linked is the fact that the sample sizes are ridiculously small(less than 200 testers, broken down as 136 Fibre, 23 cable and 34 xDSL in Sweden, for example, which is nowhere near representative of actual distribution etc.). There's also no differentiation between various fibre methods. For example, in Sweden, the most common variant is FTTP+ethernet, while in the UK, FTTC+VDSL is very common, yet in this test they are lumped together, which helps skew the numbers for fibre overall.

Comment Re:The U.S. has tariffed rates. (Score 1) 113

No, the 3G and 4G providers are forced to compete with the cable/fibre/DSL providers in many of the remote areas too. Thanks to a favourable loan plan, even many of the most remote villages have fibre access for example. One example I've brought up before is Karesuando in the far north of Sweden: roughly 300 live there, but thanks to the municipal network investment, they have access to 100/100

Comment Re:Kimber (Score 1) 469

The ones ONI used consistently wore out at around 10k rounds. One of the suspicions that's never been fully evaluated is that it's the training regime they had contributed to it, training in everything from -45 to +35 celsius, in everything from dry to wet(including out in the archipelagos with brackish water etc) and that the materials used simply weren't up to that duty cycle.

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