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Comment: Re: Conflict of interest is just what they do (Score 1) 83

by Teun (#48179973) Attached to: NSA CTO Patrick Dowd Moonlighting For Private Security Firm
Yeah I know you're a cop 24/7/365, April 1978 I was in the London, Kentucky courthouse when a local cop was accused of entering a house without search warrant.

He wasn't wearing anything to make him out as a cop, he was off shift and thought as a private person he could get away with it but was sentenced harsher because as a cop he should have known better.

The whole story was funny like hell and I truly enjoyed it.

Comment: Re:Incomplete information (Score 1) 110

by Teun (#48179917) Attached to: BBC Takes a Stand For the Public's Right To Remember Redacted Links
You got it!

As many others I understand the willingness of the EU court to enable people a shot at loosing a certified stupid remark that's lingering on the net.
On the other hand we understand this is neigh impossible by 'just' editing the search results.
I think the comments in the EU ruling give enough leeway to the search engines to not delete (the link to) a whole article just because there's one commenter with regrets.

Comment: Re:wait a second... (Score 1) 478

by Teun (#48114241) Attached to: The CDC Is Carefully Controlling How Scared You Are About Ebola
Next time there's a similar emergency in the States you should follow the news, there was foreign help after these incidents.

A US-made problem is that it all has to be done by US registered vessels and the US Corps of Engineers, for foreigners it's very difficult to offer equipment and personnel.

Comment: Re:Really? (Score 1) 144

by Teun (#48112457) Attached to: 2014 Nobel Peace Prize Awarded To Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzay
I'm not sure what rock you're living under but Malala is quite frequently in the Western European news for commenting on or attending one or other international conference on the subject of women education.

You are correct that Atyarthi is working in one country but you seem to forget (or don't know) it's the world's second most populated country and they have some horrendous problems re. women and children rights.

The award was also a sign to the people and politicians of India and Pakistan they are facing similar problems and should reconsider their hostilities.

Comment: Re:Success is getting away from your own race... (Score 1) 144

by Teun (#48112133) Attached to: 2014 Nobel Peace Prize Awarded To Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzay
Unless I missed she is from Africa, the Far East or the Americas, I'm pretty sure she's presently living among the same Eurasian race that brought forth her would-be killers...

What does set her attackers apart is their warped interpretation of a wide spread Semitic monotheistic religion that got polluted by ancient Middle Eastern tribalism.

Comment: Re:Bit Torrent (Score 1) 294

by Teun (#48105261) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: An Accurate Broadband Speed Test?
The well respected guru's of my ISP agree with the other guru's that frequent the relevant newsgroup the only way to establish your line speed is to up and download from the ISP's own servers, using anything else is unreliable as it involves multiple parties that are not part of the contract you have with your ISP.

So they made available a bunch of files to play with.

Comment: Re:Quality of life in Sweden (Score 1) 346

by Teun (#48096281) Attached to: Why America Won't Match Sweden's Cheap, Fast, Competitive Internet Services

a healthcare system where people don't go bankrupt

That a person who chose to not buy health insurance goes bankrupt when he gets sick, is hardly grounds for mandating such insurance for everyone.

Hmm yes.

Because in civil society we will pick up those unable to pay for their healthcare and thus they become a burden on society.

So I prefer a mandated health insurance where everyone pays at least part of the bill.

Comment: Re:Why Overstated? (Score 1) 403

by Teun (#48095525) Attached to: Fuel Efficiency Numbers Overstate MPG More For Cars With Small Engines
In Europe there is a damn good reason for overstating efficiency, the tax on inefficient.

Like here in The Netherlands a very large number of people get a lease car via their employer and then a percentage of the car's price is added to their taxable income.
The percentage varies between 4-7 for electric and hybrid to 14-20 and even 25 for less efficient cars.
The efficiency is mainly measured as grams of CO2 per kilometre.

Offering a car in a lower percentage is hugely important for sales.

I'd rather just believe that it's done by little elves running around.