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Comment: and the show WILL reach a new low (Score 1) 125

by deatypoo (#43606827) Attached to: Move Over Apple - Samsung Files For a Patent On Page Turn
So here we have Apple an American company, Samsung a South-Korean one and the United States Patent also an American entity. Now I don't know as a Canadian who has been observing Americans for a while how much credibility, even with truckloads of facts or legal proof, any American is willing to give to a foreign entity, but I still find it far fetched to believe Samsung has any chance at all to have anything enforced in this one. Apple will change the colours, US patents will say it's OK, new patent, case closed/appeals ensue, jobs preserved.

Comment: What really happens (Score 1) 185

by deatypoo (#42137297) Attached to: Microsoft Security Essentials Loses AV-Test Certificate
So the free anti virus runs out of freeness. You need to renew your free licence. Yeah maybe later, I'm watching... something important.
You're no longer receiving virus definition files. Well who needs those anyway, you're still protected right?
Friend sends you a link that looks very legit because you're not sober, your free anti-virus seems to notice something, but you really wanted to see that other important video so you clicked allow.
Seems you needed those virus definition files after all
I don't want to sound like a fanboy, but it seems to me that they forget to mention that MSE doesn't expire?

Comment: The end justifies the means (Score 3, Insightful) 129

by deatypoo (#41341725) Attached to: Towards a 50% Efficient Solar Cell
When the US starts paying what other countries pay for fossil fuel (as any European could say), then maybe solar power research will skyrocket. Until then, as it's not even currently appealing profit-wise, it's quite sad to say but only military applications and some rare initiatives (often subsidized) remain and that's just because soldiers can't be carrying their weight in oil to fuel the devices they use and batteries are still inconvenient. Let's give it a few more years, but recent events in the middle east should help a few make up their minds.

How Icaros Desktop Brings the Amiga Experience To x86 PCs 202

Posted by timothy
from the bouncy-bouncy dept.
angry tapir writes "Icaros Desktop is an effort to build a modern Amiga-compatible operating system to standard x86 hardware. It's a distribution built atop AROS, which is an open source effort to create a system compatible at the API level with the AmigaOS 3.x series. I recently had a chat to the creator of Icaros, Paolo Besser, about the creation of the OS and why Amiga continues to inspire people today."

Comment: Re:And... (Score 1) 396

by deatypoo (#39887033) Attached to: Microsoft Using Linux To Optimize Skype Traffic
Well it's actually harmless until someone needs to discredit you for some reason. I'm pretty sure it's easier to justify firing someone who would have FB posts of them being stupid compared to someone who would not. Everyone commits minor crimes but if you provide your own proof against yourself don't be surprised you get prosecuted.

Comment: perspective (Score 2) 244

by deatypoo (#39092333) Attached to: Human Rights Groups Push To Save Condemned Programmer In Iran
When we talk about Iran, we say that their government wants to control the freedom of it's people. In the United States, we say that laws "protect" the freedom of it's people. Maybe people forget where the laws come from? Every government is hell-bound on censoring the internet right as we speak, and there's little anyone can do with online posts, we cannot fight back with the weapons they control...

Humanity has the stars in its future, and that future is too important to be lost under the burden of juvenile folly and ignorant superstition. - Isaac Asimov