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Comment: Re:Android (Score 2, Interesting) 128

by ChunderDownunder (#47886549) Attached to: Chrome OS Can Now Run Android Apps With No Porting Required

The cynic in me suggests this is a pre-emptive strike against alternative open-source OSes Tizen and Firefox OS.

By utilizing a Chrome-only technology (NaCl), by value-adding, Google kills off Gecko and Webkit competitors running a pure HTML5 platform.

(Also stifling adoption of BB and Sailfish, which both include Android compatibility)

Comment: Re:So if I... (Score 1) 362

by ChunderDownunder (#47861247) Attached to: BBC: ISPs Should Assume VPN Users Are Pirates

As long as they keep showing Doctor Who on ABC1 within 24 hours of its UK release, all's well.

It'd be nice if the ABC did a deal with BBC online to mirror some of its geoblocked educational content such as foreign language learning. I'm not interested in streaming TV shows but learning a language for my next trip to Europe would be great.

Comment: Re:wrong priorities (Score 4, Insightful) 27

by dirtyhippie (#47772875) Attached to: African States Aim To Improve Internet Interconnections

Oh, yes, "they" should. Because infrastructure doesn't help with any of the problems you listed, and there is no middle class in Africa (definitely not a rapidly growing one). Furthermore, there is no variation at all in a continent of over 50 countries and a billion people - every last person in Africa is constantly ducking snipers whilst starving in the middle of the desert and coughing up blood on account of ebolavirus AT THE SAME TIME.

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