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Comment Re:Weigh it up. (Score 1) 202

No I think its the US Govement who need to decide if they want international companies or only domestic.

They cant force US law into all other countries around the world.

If they want international companies, US Goverment can't make laws that forces their international companies to break other countries laws.

Comment Re:Doctor what's wrong with me? (Score 1) 111

Those genes are not expressed, and we don't have copies of those viruses floating around our bloodstream.

Probably, and for the most part. But we used to think the genome was mostly "junk DNA" before we understood that much of it was homeotic in function. It seems to me that virus copies would not be conserved over time unless they were serving some function.

Comment Re:Typical sensationalist Slashdot subjectline (Score 2) 381

So what they want is a regioncoded Internet where every company deliver a different internet depending on from which country you come from ?

Sorry, but IP-adresses and the web protocol don't contain any information about which country someone is from.

Comment Re:might be stupid, not a catch-22 (Score 1) 195

That is how it is today.

And it does not stop the judge from claiming they need to export the data från ireland.

The only way to prevent it if Microsoft sell all holdings in their foregn compainies and cease all business in all countries outside the ISA.

This affects all multinationals. They have to sell and go purely national to not be cought in this madness where in every country a judge can demand every data from any subsidary in another country.

Comment Re:From TFA: bit-exact or not? (Score 1) 174

There used to be a web page called "Your Eyes Suck at Blue". You might find it on the Wayback machine.

You can tell the luminance of each individual channel more precisely than you can perceive differences in mixed color. This is due to the difference between rod and cone cells. Your perception of the color gamut is, sorry, imprecise. I'm sure that you really can't discriminate 256 bits of blue in the presence of other, varying, colors.

Comment Re:From TFA: bit-exact or not? (Score 5, Insightful) 174

Rather than abuse every commenter who has not joined your specialty on Slashdot, please take the source and write about what you find.

Given that CPU and memory get less expensive over time, it is no surprise that algorithms work practically today that would not have when various standards groups started meeting. Ultimately, someone like you can state what the trade-offs are in clear English, and indeed whether they work at all, which is more productive than trading naah-naahs.

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