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Comment: Re:Their country, their rules (Score 5, Insightful) 204

Their country, their rules.

Not valid here. Mt. Everest is something of worldwide importance. Nepal did not create it nor should they "own" it.

The only reason they can have "rules" is if those are for preservation of the ecosystem, but I don't see any violation in that context here.

Did you even tough about what you just wrote?
So what you're saying is because the Grand Canyon is of worldwide importance, we should ignore U.S. laws.

Comment: Re:U.S. law still applies (Score 1) 179

by ammorais (#41481205) Attached to: File-Sharing For Personal Use Declared Legal In Portugal

Those laws all look like pretty standard extradition terms, actually.

Yes they are, in countries that abolished the death penalty . Wasn't implying they weren't or trying to make them notable in some way.
Wasn't sure if GP was being sarcastic and wanted to point out that his assertion didn't even apply to U.S. citizens, even more to Portuguese.

Comment: Re:U.S. law still applies (Score 4, Informative) 179

by ammorais (#41478973) Attached to: File-Sharing For Personal Use Declared Legal In Portugal

Portugal actually have laws that even prevent an U.S. citizen from being extradited under certain circumstances.
http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=pt-PT&sl=auto&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.parlamento.pt%2FLegislacao%2FPaginas%2FConstituicaoRepublicaPortuguesa.aspx%23art33

Comment: Re:Oh. Tell that to brain scientist. (Score 1) 532

by ammorais (#40884833) Attached to: University Receives $5 Million Grant To Study Immortality

I have this question for quite some time. If our conscience is information, and if we are indeed a complex machine, then what prevent us from theoretically replicate/transfer this same conscience to a new machine/virtual environment . If we are information, why can't we continue after death then.
If we can continue , then what happens to the conscience that is in the body that dies. Does it cease to exist? Does it continues on the VM?
If I try both possibilities then I'm left with more questions.
If the conscience ceases to exist, then we aren't just machines, aren't we?
If the conscience continues in the VM, then were does the conscience resides?
I don't know, really and I'm not an expert in this, but I really would like to know.

Comment: Re:Frettin' over the grindstone (Score 1) 948

by ammorais (#38684214) Attached to: Do Companies Punish Workers Who Take Vacations?

Oh god, this this this this this.

Its no wonder the world economy is in the state it's in, with all the pointless busy-work being done that is allegedly necessary to the functioning of business.

I sincerely think your comment is not interesting at all.
The world economy isn't in the state it's in because of slackers. That's a very "naive" / "over simplistic" thing tho say. People in the world didn't just stop being productive, or ended all being slackers from 2008 on.
Maybe next you will say that unemployment just went up in the western world because people are slackers who don't want to work.
Try world wide government's corruption and an implemented system that favorables assholes with money to lobby their way in to laws.http://slashdot.org/story/12/01

Comment: Re:News for nerds, stuff that... gets hard. (Score 1) 117

by ammorais (#36641032) Attached to: Bug With "Singing Penis" Is World's Loudest

It's not about the dick. It's about the size.
For sure the title should be something in this lines: "2mm Bug Is World's Loudest".
Even though, how can't you find this story interesting to nerds. Imagine the possibilities.
If a 2mm bug can do a 99.2 decibels sound, so can your ipod/notepad/phone/pad/[whatever future small] device.

Comment: Re:Here's how it goes: (Score 3, Interesting) 98

by ammorais (#36273464) Attached to: BBC Site Uses Cookies To Inform Visitors of Anti-Cookie Law

There's a lot of people on the Internet - billions, literally. The vast majority of them are not technically inclined; most have no idea how the Internet works or what cookies actually are.

And sometimes, you actually want cookies. For example, on a news site such as the BBC, you may want to be able to log in and post a comment... and then log out again and not have the site continue tracking you. How do you do that? Short of constantly disabling and re-enabling cookies on a per-site basis, there's no way. Expecting users to do that is idiotic and only shows that a serious disconnect from reality on your part.

Did you know you can still track people you without cookies? You can use a combination of user-agent/IP/browser/language to track you with considerable accuracy.
So your solution for is to ask people that don't know/want to know what are cookies, if they want cookies? How kind of question box you suggest?
Something like this perhaps?


Do you accept cookies? If you press YES this site will work
properlly, and we can track you if we want to.
If you press NO this site won't work properly, but we can't
track you trough cookies. We can still track you by other means
if we want to but not with cookies!

| YES | | NO |

Comment: Re:Mod Parent FUD. (Score 2) 434

by ammorais (#36164332) Attached to: How Windows 7 Knows About Your Internet Connection

On a Windows machine I can expect my relatives to install the software if I sent them the link to the download page. You'd think that installing simple stable software would be possible before you can talk about Linux usability?

You are actually saying that the windows system of installing apps is better than linux. The windows system(i mean the lack of one) is one of the main reasons Windows users get infected in the first place. Downloading software from unknown sources from the internet. All Linux distros have a central repository of trusted software with 2 or 3 clicks to install software.

I can't count the number of times I gave up on software install in Linux. Either it has to be compiled or it has a 100-item long list of dependencies

This is a lie, pure and simple, unless you are talking about LFS, all linux distros have a package-manager that resolve dependencies. There are the rare cases when you can't find a certain package on the package-manager and you have to install it manually. In this cases it's the software provider obligation to make it simple for your distro. All commercial software for linux have a simple way to install their app in the most popular distros.
Look at http://www.teamviewer.com/en/download/index.aspx for example. It has rpm's and debs. The install is simple and with one click in most systems.

I don't know where to start to list the things that just don't work in Linux. I really don't. I can typically resolve any problem that anyone in my Windows

That's because you are not a very bright person. OR/AND you are on the wrong line of business.You are possibly in a stage that can't learn anything different, so you reject everything that is different even if it's better.
GP is totally right. For a person who never used a computer, it find it easier to learn Linux desktop(of today, not 10 years ago) than windows. I find this true in my experiences because for all my relatives that I do free support.They all have Linux installed. Believe it or not the bothering ratio dropped enormously once I installed Linux, once they find out they could install apps with 1 or 2 clicks. I also recently migrated a small company to Linux(all desktops and servers) and there aren't any major adaptation problems.

It is clear that the individual who persecutes a man, his brother, because he is not of the same opinion, is a monster. - Voltaire

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