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Comment Re:Military the first one, huh? (Score 2) 301 301

As for WW2, the honours would have to be shared between the USSR and the US.

Well, given that 5 million German troops were lost on the eastern front against Soviet Russia and ~800 000 were lost on the western front against allied troops (also british, canadian, etc.), many would say a greater part of the honour would belong to USSR.


Comment Implications for torrent sites? (Score 5, Interesting) 156 156

I do not know exactly how oink works (worked?), but from the quote

All I do is really like Google, to really provide a connection between people. None of the music is on my website.

Wouldn't that make exactly the same defence valid for Pirate Bay and other torrent sites?

Comment Re:UK citizen? (Score 2, Interesting) 571 571

Yes, but it seems to be a one way street? Remember the US air force pilot that killed 20 people when cutting the cables of a cable car in Italy, some years ago?

Iirc they wanted him extradited to Italy, but that was a no go. He was tried in the US and the jury found him "not guilty".

Comment Re:Wait a second (Score 1) 234 234

Thx for the tip, I will look it up.

I tried several, including:

http://developer.imendio.com/projects/gnome-launch -box

which is nice, but not as configurable as slickrun. The Gnome panel applet for launching stuff is also nice, but not really as convenient as SR. I guess any of these combined with a couple of scripts in the system path would do the trick, but not nearly as easy as it would be doing it the SR way.

"What I've done, of course, is total garbage." -- R. Willard, Pure Math 430a