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Comment: Will Kindel versions be DRM Free? (Score 2) 280

by allcar (#39806253) Attached to: Sci-Fi Publisher Tor Ditches DRM For E-Books
From TFA:

Now users can finally read their books across multiple devices such as Amazon's Kindle, Sony Reader, Kobo eReader and Apple's iBooks.

It will be interesting to see if the likes of Amazon honour the publishers wishes, or whether they still insist on using DRM. This might finally damage the Kindle business model. In a similar situation, I recently purchased the new Stephen King audio book directlty from Simon & Schuster, as it is in a DRM free MP3 format. Who would buy from Audible if the same material was available elsewhere in a better format?

Comment: Re:and where is exactly the problem? (Score 1) 915

by allcar (#39011979) Attached to: Journalist Arrested By Interpol For Tweet

Ask a "western" muslim about this, you'll be horrified by their response. I guarantee it.

I'm sorry, but that is utter bullshit, or should I say pigshit, given the context. The penalty for apostacy in Islam is death. No discussion, no appeal, no equivocation. Many of your so-called "western" Muslims are the most fundamental of them all. This is a martial, militant and vile religion. No excuses. All right-minded people should be appalled by this. Utterly appalled.

Comment: Re:I'm honestly confused... (Score 3, Informative) 359

by allcar (#38675092) Attached to: LG To Pay Licensing Fees To Microsoft For Using Android
But they do still use blackmail tactics. They will not reveal what patents are concerned. They will not even tell companies that they are threatening to sue until they have signed an NDA. That is not the behaviour of an host, moral company simply seeking fair payment for their R&D. It is extortion.

Comment: Re:Science vs Religion: Contradictions? (Score 1) 1014

by allcar (#37178666) Attached to: Evangelical Scientists Debate Creation Story

That's being a bit pedantic - and a bit wrong. A quick survey of your favourite dictionary will show that Evangelical is a tightly bound to a religious connotation. In recent years some have started to use it to mean enthusiastic promotion of any subject, but the roots of the word are religious.

Comment: Environment? (Score 1) 1

by allcar (#34917904) Attached to: Volvo Demoes Automatic "Road Train" Car Technology
And how is that good for the environment? TFA claims a reduction of 20% in fuel consumption. I assume it's based on a reduced need to brake/vary speeds. Do large numbers of people really all want to go to the same place at the same time? Why not just catch a real train. Would anyone really wait in a large car park for the next road train to leave? It sounds suspiciously like bollocks. Why is the EU throwing my money at this?

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