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Comment: Re: Nokia is a post it note in tech history (Score 1) 40

by cheesybagel (#49827285) Attached to: Nokia Shifts To Selling Back-End Systems To Mobile Networks

Bullshit. Nokia was still the top smartphone vendor when Elop came on board. He's fully responsible for the mess he created.

He forced people to change to a totally incompatible Windows OS that was itself obsoleted by yet another Windows OS. Of course application developers fled.

Comment: Re:Also-ran? (Score 1) 40

by cheesybagel (#49827267) Attached to: Nokia Shifts To Selling Back-End Systems To Mobile Networks

Nokia and Ericsson saw the commoditisation of the handset market and Nokia in particular watched their margins evaporate and decided it was time to get out.

HAH. Apple bet on that same business and is making a killing. They just couldn't keep up with technology and were their own worst enemy that's all.

Comment: Re:Let me put my skepticism hat on... (Score 1) 150

by cheesybagel (#49823043) Attached to: Cool Tool: The Nuclear Fuel Cycle Cost Calculator

First the costs for long term securing spent fuel are grossly underestimated. After all, can we really estimate the cost of securing spent fuel for over 100'000 years? It's a bit of a philosophical question, but point is - it can't really be estimated.

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Comment: Re:What about the cost for enrichment waste? (Score 1) 150

by cheesybagel (#49823017) Attached to: Cool Tool: The Nuclear Fuel Cycle Cost Calculator

It doesn't work because it makes elecricity more expensive and hence makes people overall poorer since next to everything requires electricity to be produced.

In short you could do it, if you accept worse living standards for no good reason at all.

Solar cell production is quite dirty too but you won't hear that from Greenpeace.

Comment: Dice handled this case really bad (Score 2) 376

by cheesybagel (#49814825) Attached to: SourceForge and GIMP [Updated]

What was the problem? Was it the bandwidth costs? AFAIK most of the files you can download from SourceForge are actually not served by SourceForge itself but by mirrors. So those guys are shouldering the brunt of the costs not you. By doing something like this I would not be surprised if some of the mirrors decided they do not want to work with you anymore.

If you wanted the extra revenue by bundling ads with applications you should have done this explicitly with a prior public notification of this being done. For example News.com for a couple of years now bundles their own installer with the downloads they provide. I've seen other places do the same thing. But you should always be able, as a user, to disable the adware installation. Also the user should know before downloading a binary that it has adware in it. Not stealth adding it without people knowing about it. Last but not least hijacking someone else's account for these shenanigans was quite pathetic and fail. This was all handled quite poorly.

A lot of people have been leaving SourceForge as is because it has worse Git integration than other more recent sites and this is just another nail in the coffin.

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