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Comment: Re:If only PJ was still running groklaw! (Score 5, Insightful) 173

by a_n_d_e_r_s (#48603139) Attached to: The GPLv2 Goes To Court

Actually she tried to turn it over to someone else for a while. But the other person did not have her clarity in explaning the court document that PJ had and it was mostly her anyway.

Yes it was taking alot of her time and she did it on her spare time. So I understand why she did not had time to continue to update it.

There is a new site trying to do what PJ did - but missing her brilliance it's a very small site which not many visit: but anyone who wants to, is welcome to help.

Comment: Re:Dissecting != Bisecting (Score 1) 106

by a_n_d_e_r_s (#48554985) Attached to: Linux 3.18 Released, Lockup Bug Still Present

Yeah, the editors of slashdot are not fluent in computer science lingo that is common within open source where one work with many different version and need to make sure regression not happen e.g. the linux kernel.

Also if editor had googled the word this statement is visible in the Wikipedia page about bisecting:

"Not to be confused with Dissection."

Dissection is mostly known as a biological term about using an scalpel to examine plants, animals or humans.

Comment: Re:If and only if (Score 2) 652

by a_n_d_e_r_s (#48459761) Attached to: Two Google Engineers Say Renewables Can't Cure Climate Change

Actually what happens if EU decided to make an CO2 import tax om all wares produced in countries who don't lower their CO2 levels to the same as EU ?

All countries dependent on EU would have to lower CO2 emissions too. Thus most countries in the world would do the same as EU to make sure other countries dont get trade advantages from them and also force their import goods to have a low impact CO2 footprint.

Thus everyone will be forced to do it. Just because EU is such a big and important importer of goods.

Comment: Re:In related news... (Score 2) 192

Since this is usage stats. Lets looks at client usage stats on internet:

Windows 57.12%
Linux 20.12%
Apple 18.04%
Other 4.74%

Stats are from:

So yes Linux has come a long way. Windows may still own the desktop. Market share in what is though of as the PC-market (desktop/laptop/nettbook) its only 1.64% today. But in market share of the computers that are used to surf on the net, supercomputers, servers real time system there Linux are thriving.

Linux is in second place and increasing in the IT that folks use today

Comment: Re:Ok seriously though ... (Score 2) 367

by a_n_d_e_r_s (#46543943) Attached to: Linux May Succeed Windows XP As OS of Choice For ATMs

Since the code is free you can just buy support from any IT company who offers it. You are not forced to buy it from the original manufakturer. So with Linux - you can basically get eternal support if you want it.

The truth is if Microsoft sold it off they could probably get very good payment from other companies that would love to take over support and upgrades of Windows XP.

Microsoft is killing the business to be able to force the customers to downgrade to their new operating systems.

Comment: Re:Hindsight? (Score 1, Insightful) 265

by a_n_d_e_r_s (#46293261) Attached to: Math Models Predicted Global Uprisings

Occupy wall street was a protest against the rich in the little country known as USA.

A typical muslim country is it ? Not really.

Well, it's at least a land full of religious conservatives who don't drink tea but rather push it into the river.
There are many people who read and think too much about ancient obsolete books and think they have all the answers.

Comment: Re:I guess theoretically... (Score 1) 141

by a_n_d_e_r_s (#46227013) Attached to: Oldest Known Star In the Universe Discovered

Knowing which is the oldest object in the world is like doing archaeology.

Looking at old objects we humans can determine more about how the world looked like when the object was created. The materials that was used. The way the object was formed.

It's important information that helps give a greater understanding of our universe and how it was created and the condition that then existed.

Comment: Re:CNAME under the publisher's domain (Score 1) 731

by a_n_d_e_r_s (#45996343) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Are AdBlock's Days Numbered?

Yes, of course its trivial to block. Many already does that.

The name of the domain makes it easy to just block all content from just that domain.
Doesnt matter if they call it or or or

If its all ads from one of the "legit" subdomains, its easy to block just that domain.

If that is hidden behind a URL scheme with (or /media/ /partners /whatever/ ) its easy to block.

If ads is added bya specific script file that all webpages include - just block that script file.

Blocking ads speed up the browsing. If you never intend to buy from internet-ads anyway and instead
always use consumer compare sites for selecting which product to buy - who needs ads anyway ?

Kiss your keyboard goodbye!