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Comment: The Cost of Monoculture (Score 1) 95

by Zanadou (#49308193) Attached to: South Korea Begins To Deprecate ActiveX

Holy shit snacks, does that mean that one day I might be able to use Korean government or online banking website with Firefox???

Probably not, the country's extremely monocultural when it comes to computing tech. ("Not Invented Here" was one of the problems in the first place.) For example, nearly all the PCs there are Windows/Intel/nVidia combos... you really need to jump though hoops and/or be really specific when ordering computers to get anything else. And, only people at Daum and KAIST seem to even have any idea about Linux. Anything outside the Windows (IE6+)/Intel/nVidia mindset is not going to work.

Comment: Re:The problem with English (Score 1) 425

by Zanadou (#48976231) Attached to: One Man's Quest To Rid Wikipedia of Exactly One Grammatical Mistake

...is grammatically correct in that it puts the punctuation...

Stop.

Punctuation is not grammar. Grammar is not punctuation.

If I could only teach the internet one thing, it would be the difference between grammar, punctuation, spelling, and semantics; along with the massive difference between language and orthography.

+ - Something is Happening at thepiratebay.se->

Submitted by Zanadou
Zanadou (1043400) writes "On December 9 The Pirate Bay was raided but despite the rise of various TPB clones and rumors of reincarnations, thepiratebay.se domain remained inaccessible, until today. This morning the Pirate Bay’s nameservers were updated to ones controlled by their domain name registrar binero.se .

A few minutes later came another big change when The Pirate Bay’s main domain started pointing to a new IP-address (178.175.135.122) that is connected to a server hosted in Moldova.

So far there is not much to see, just a background video of a waving pirate flag (taken from Isohunt.to) and a counter displaying the time elapsed since the December 9 raid. However, the "AES string" looks 'promising.'"

Link to Original Source

+ - Amazon "Suppresses" book with too many hyphens

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "Author Graeme Reynolds found his novel withdrawn from Amazon because of excessive use of hyphens. He received an email from Amazon about his werewolf novel, High Moor 2: Moonstruck, because a reader had complained that there were too many hyphens. “When they ran an automated spell check against the manuscript they found that over 100 words in the 90,000-word novel contained that dreaded little line,” he says. “This, apparently ‘significantly impacts the readability of your book’ and, as a result, ‘We have suppressed the book because of the combined impact to customers.’”"

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