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Comment: Re:This is a good thing (Score 1) 388

Yeah, I don't see the problem there.

Most people are likely ok with them trying to catch the real baddies.

However the increased cost and all the baddies they will be missing out / communication they will miss I guess in a world of terror (well .. If you believe so) is bad.

Comment: Re:grandmother reference (Score 2) 453

G2A and Kinguin are places where either or both of the following happens:

* Some other sellers list and sell their keys which they have got in whatever way.
* Physical games are bought in Poland or Russia and a photo is taken of the key and then the games are sold and that photo delivered. Since prices are lower in those regions .. .. There's also the case where games are cheaper in say Russia or Malaysia/Indonesia or whatever on Steam and may not be restricted by region when you add them.

Comment: Re:life in the U.S. (Score 1) 254

by aliquis (#48910403) Attached to: Verizon, Cable Lobby Oppose Spec-Bump For Broadband Definition

I don't really know how things are in the US but maybe at least parts of your motor ways, sub ways, rail roads, airports, harbors, electrical grid, telephone grid, water plants, waste treatment / facilities, telephone network (maybe not and you used more satellites?) and such has been built by some sort of community organisation of whatever level.

Anyway I don't really see why a fiber network is different.

Even in the plan by the guy from SUNET (Swedish University Network) the idea was to just dig and lay the fiber just as the municipals do. Companies would then offer the services.

(In the apartment I have now I can Internet access by three different means, five by with wired and wireless telephone network.

Ethernet jack hooked up to Bredbandsbolaget = What I have now (and what has been around since beginning of year 2000 here, with 10/10 mbps for 200 SEK / month back then. But it was the first place in Sweden supposedly.)
Ethernet jack hooked up to Stadsnt Örebro/Kumla = The municipal fiber network with a bunch of providers, it cost 75 SEK = less than $10 / month to have the access to it and then you pick a provider and service level.
Cable jack.
(ADSL by copper.)
(3G/4G cellular.))

Here's what I can pick of from Stadsnt:

And yeah. I can get that by the lake in the "summer/hobby house" area, and yeah that was in part made possible by money from the EU (I think it did cost about 15 000 SEK = $1800 or less to be hooked up there, but then you could likely chose from just the same service providers as above by road about 25 km from this city with around 100 000 people living it it by a lake in a region where not everyone live year around.

Comment: Re:Self defense (Score 1) 388

Since I live in Sweden and isn't a hunter or do shooting practice (and isn't part of the home guard in case they get the keep any weapons at home I don't know) I have no gun so it doesn't really matter.

And if I had a gun there's laws regulating how it's supposed to be stored so it would likely be locked in when I was attacked anyway so if surprised still not really useful.

Since in the US you can have guns for self defense it's a completely different scenario.

Comment: Re:Translation ... (Score 3) 388

If they don't identify themselves as officers and you shoot them in your home it's not going to be a problem. Something like this happened recently in Texas and the homeowner walked.

GCHQ is in the UK and I'm pretty sure you're not allowed to shot anyone going into your home there.

Possibly if they where really a life threat and you had a license or something.

If society get more full of criminals with weapons maybe that will change.

Comment: Re:life in the U.S. (Score 5, Insightful) 254

by aliquis (#48904007) Attached to: Verizon, Cable Lobby Oppose Spec-Bump For Broadband Definition

I want to reply on the linked threat from the original article.

It talks about Sweden but the fact is only some of the municipals have their own fiber networks even though 12-13 years ago a go from Sunet suggested that one would build fiber to everyone just like the electronic grid and that the price would be a reasonable 50 billion SEK.

Sadly ADSL and cable modems started showing up and I guess the government retards and old fucks was to weak and stupid to make it happen.

It was of course a very good and much better idea than anything else.

Instead they built fucking TV antennas for digital TV (and will be upgrading for digital radio) and are still stuck with the old telephone network. AND people have less competition and quality on their Internet connection and not the same amount of options everywhere.

In the linked article someone make the lame excuse that the US have so many people whereas Sweden only have the population of New York and hence it's not comparable.

But it's all about density of the population. To be fair though US have larger cities and hence in-between them maybe more open space.

On the other hand IN something like NY there's no reason you couldn't have what Sweden have in Stockholm for instance.

Also someone compared with California which have got four times the people in about the same amount of space but shouldn't that just mean that there's better possibilities of doing it in California? An even larger city or more densely populated area = less to dig.

In the case of Sweden those 50 billion would be 5 000 SEK / person = $600 but that's NOTHING!

Having a fiber network is a long lasting infrastructure piece and having it built everywhere and others compete for providing bandwidth for consumers likely lead to much better price for them. The nationwide network would lower prices on Internet connection and over time $600 is really cheap.

And as said it could be used for stuff like TV, radio (possibly), telephony and things they may not want to do now because it's not as obvious that everyone got an IP connection (government and municipal service, health-care, declaration of taxes, banking, ..)

Comment: Re:Balderdash (Score 1) 215

by aliquis (#48898035) Attached to: Doomsday Clock Moved Two Minutes Forward, To 23:57

"He may not have been perfect but he was the best candidate we had!"

Anyway, considering the current events one would believe Abdullah Al-Saud could had been up for discussion and if him why not Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi?

It's a weird world.

May I suggest the prices simply stay in Norway? =P

Or be given post-mortem to everyone who have been sacrificed for their will to think and wish to live free and who dared tell or show it.

Can any solution for bringing the region forward more than just a peace-deal happen without also accepting that part of their Islamic ideology should be ditched?

Comment: Re:I won't notice (Score 1) 331

by aliquis (#48896113) Attached to: UHD Spec Stomps on Current Blu-ray Spec, But Will Consumers Notice?

Neither do I.

Call me when I get a license to the movie as such with downloads where the downloads are of various quality and keep having future improvements.

I don't give me "we'd added this little bonus content so now it's a new movie"-bullshit.

If I've bought it I have. Offer it to me.

Fuck discs.

Comment: Re:Not news (Score 1) 123

by aliquis (#48896057) Attached to: Linus Fixes Kernel Regression Breaking Witcher 2

I'm no expert in the area but on Linux I assume having 32 bit libraries of everything you need would solve it and in the Windows case maybe his programs are just missing out on some 32 bit library somewhere / whatever. I didn't use it early on, have no issues now, have never had any issues with it in Windows the limited amount of time I've used.

The Wright Bothers weren't the first to fly. They were just the first not to crash.