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Comment: Re:This again? (Score 1) 353

by dpolak (#35198412) Attached to: Saudi Students In US Seek Segregation By Gender On Facebook
I don't think anyone thinks they did anything wrong. I for one just roll my eyes at the oppression brought to women in the extremist Muslim faith followers. It's funny, actually not, when you go out shopping and you see a Muslim family there. It's 95F outside, she's covered from head to toe in black with only her eyes showing and he's walking around in flip flops, sandals, short sleeve T-shirt and shorts. The BS part about it is that he is enforcing the law on her but he is bucking it. Being clean shaven with no beard and also not showing the supposed modesty he is supposed to be under their religion.

It's all about oppression and the women go along with it to avoid harm.

My 2 cents, knock my status down I don't care because it's the truth.

ITC Investigates Xbox 360 After Motorola Complaint 71

Posted by Soulskill
from the papers-please dept.
FlorianMueller writes "The US International Trade Commission, which is increasingly popular as a patent enforcement agency, voted to investigate a complaint filed by Motorola against Microsoft last month. Motorola claims that the Xbox infringes five of its patents. In October, Microsoft complained against Motorola, alleging patent infringement by its Android-based smartphones. Apple, Nokia and HTC are also involved with ITC investigations as complainants and respondents. A new one-page overview document shows the ongoing ITC investigations related to smartphones and the products that the complainants would like to have banned from entry into the US market. The good news is that any import bans won't be ordered until long after Christmas. The ITC is faster than courts, but not that fast."

Comment: Re:Shame (Score 1, Informative) 352

by dpolak (#33564456) Attached to: Canadian Government Muzzling Scientists
God forbid he ever gets a majority government!

It's unfortunate, there isn't a single party worth voting for. We're fucked with whatever one we do get. Liberal, NDP, Conservative, then there is the Bloc who's only point of existence is to destroy Canada. How they ever became a national party is beyond me!

Time to move!!

Comment: The Minions (Score 0) 278

by dpolak (#33265638) Attached to: 75% Use Same Password For Social Media & Email
The average Joe has no clue or concept of security or the capabilities of hackers. They usually set a really easy password and use it everywhere.

This will not stop until there are technologies that can determine that the link you are clicking on in the e-mail is not the site you are intending to go to. To ask a standard user to use Thunderbird or another product that shows the hyperlink when you put your mouse over it is naive.

As long as there is a lot of money to be made hacking into the minion's PCs it will continue on. Hopefully they will be educated in school and over time it diminishes, but they are quite resourceful, the hackers are.

Comment: Re:So who will be the next China? (Score 0) 242

by dpolak (#33202876) Attached to: China To Close 2,000 Factories In Energy Crackdown
I'm not sure how much it will slow their growth. As China is a communist country, they can dump the necessary resources needed to build these new facilities fast and efficiently before the old ones are shut down. The companies that are affected are not really bound to the same economic restraints that Western companies have with capital, land appropriation, permits, etc.

Just my thoughts, but knowing the way the communist governments work this is likely how they approach this. They do not want any affect to their economy and still prove to the rest of the world that they are responsible and a good choice for future investments in manufacturing work.

Comment: Re:And something that should be noted (Score 0) 158

by dpolak (#33198100) Attached to: Gene Mutation Caused 2009 H1N1 Virus Spread
Basically it was a cash cow for the pharmaceutical companies, and all those related to it. You can't go to a single place without finding those darn sterilizing alcohol gels.

How did we survive as kids with all those nasty germs around! Hype and FUD from these companies that only endanger us in the long run.

NAMCO Takes Down Student Pac-man Project 218

Posted by Soulskill
from the chasing-ghosts dept.
An anonymous reader writes "The core of how people first learn to do stuff — programming, music, writing, etc. — is to imitate others. It's one of the best ways to learn. Apparently a bunch of students using MIT's educational Scratch programming language understand this. But not everyone else does. NAMCO Bandai sent a takedown notice to MIT because some kids had recreated Pac-man with Scratch. The NAMCO letter is pretty condescending as well, noting that it understands the educational purpose of Scratch, but 'part of their education should include concern for the intellectual property of others.'"

+ - Suse Gallery launches->

Submitted by TroysBucket
TroysBucket writes: Suse Gallery just launched today to the public. It provides a gallery for browsing custom distros build with Suse Studio, which is an easy to use website for building your own custom Linux distro (or "appliance") entirely on their servers. To go along with it, Novell is giving away $10,000 to the most innovative distro built with Suse Studio and published to Suse Gallery.
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Comment: Re:You Know (Score 0) 281

by dpolak (#33017848) Attached to: Rogers Shrinks Download Limits As Netflix Arrives
In Canada ISPs can share the same backbone as Rogers, Bell, etc.

My friend moved his DSL service to Cable, keeping the same provider even though Cogeco is the cable company in the area.

Same thing goes for DSL, I dropped Sycrapico for Acanac and never looked back. It's all on Bell's copper but they have to share.

Just my suggestion. BTW, I can't wait for some more info on

Air pollution is really making us pay through the nose.