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Comment: Re:Tiresome (Score 1) 55

by egladil (#46108663) Attached to: Google Poised To Settle EU Anti-Trust Probe
If Google, Microsoft etc choose to do business in the EU they'll have to follow the laws there. As you say, they can pull out. But as long as they choose to stay they'll have to live with the laws there or face penalties if they break them. It applies equally to all companies doing business there, domestic and foreign. The list of European companies brought up on anti-competiive charges is quite long, it just doesn't get quite as much international attention.

+ - EU parliament supports suspending US data sharing

Submitted by egladil
egladil (1640419) writes "As seen previously here on slashdot the European Parliament was to vote on 'whether existing data sharing agreements between the two continents should be suspended, following allegations that U.S. intelligence spied on EU citizens.' With the votes now having been cast, the result is 483 in favor of the resolution and 98 against, while 65 abstained.
The resolution in question in part called for the USA 'to suspend and review any laws and surveillance programs that "violate the fundamental right of EU citizens to privacy and data protection," as well as Europe's "sovereignty and jurisdiction."', in part decided that the EU should investigate the surveillance of EU citizens, and finally gave backing to the European Commision in case they should decide to suspend the data sharing deals currently in place with the USA, such as the Passenger Name Record (PNR) and Terrorist Finance Tracking Program (TFTP) agreements.
The question now is whether the EU commision will go through with suspending these deals or not."

+ - Ed Snowden leaves Hong Kong for Moscow 3

Submitted by hazeii
hazeii (5702) writes "Ed Snowden, the US whistleblower responsible for exposing the degree to which the US watches its own citizens (as well as the rest of the world) is reported as having left Hong Kong for Moscow. According to the South China Morning Post, he is on a commercial flight to Russia but intriguingly it seems this is not his final destination. It's not clear whether this move is in response to the US request to extradite him."

+ - US Hacked Chinese University Network 1

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "Hong Kong's South China Morning Post reports that Tsinghua University, widely regarded as the mainland’s top education and research institute, was the target of extensive hacking by US spies this year, according to information leaked by Edward Snowden. The information also showed that the attacks on Tsinghua University were intensive and concerted efforts. In one single day of January, at least 63 computers and servers in Tsinghua University have been hacked by the NSA. The university is home to one of the mainland’s six major backbone networks, the China Education and Research Network (CERNET) from where internet data from millions of Chinese citizens could be mined. Universities in Hong Kong and the mainland were revealed as targets of NSA’s cyber-snooping activities last week when Snowden claimed the Chinese University of Hong Kong had been hacked."

Comment: Re:Apple shot themselves in the foot... (Score 0) 106

by egladil (#42068463) Attached to: US Judge Orders Apple To Share HTC Deal Details With Samsung

I own a Samsung smartphone, tablet computer and laptop. Each product was well priced, well designed and quality built and works flawlessly so far. I've had zero issues with any of these products. So yes, I appreciate the quality Samsung brings to the market. Does that make me a fanboy? Hardly.

I own an iPhone and a MacBook. Both products was well priced, well designed and quality built and works flawlessly so far. I've had zero issues with any of these products. So yes, I appreciate the quality Apple brings to the market. Does that make me a fanboy?

Comment: Teaching (Score 1) 220

If you enjoy working with other people and don't have a problem explaining the same thing over and over again (hopefully not to the same person), then teaching at college/university is great. I easily spend 6h per day walking back and forth between students in the computer labs. And unlike tech support and similar, the questions you tend to get are actually intelligent and well though out :)

Comment: Re:Did you read the story? (Score 1) 197

by egladil (#39984089) Attached to: Apple Gives In, Drops iPad '4G' Tag To Avoid Lawsuits
I take it the 20-25 mbps is down speed? What about up speed?

As a comparison, my carriers 3G network here in Sweden gives you 32/4.6 mbps (up/down) according to their claims. I haven't tried it, but I'd guess the actual down speed wouldn't be lower than 25 mbps or they'd be getting a lot of trouble from the regulating authority.

As for their 4G networks, their first and currently only plan is listed as 64/9 mbps.

+ - Only Firefox 3.6 is fully compatible with our site, says eBay-> 1

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "This is truly astonishing, one of the biggest online brands on the planet tells a customer that it should only be used with Firefox and warns them off of using IE, Chrome or Safari. A support chap is recorded as stating: "I suggest that you kindly use Firefox 3.6 (not IE 9.0, Safari or Google Chrome as they aren't compatible) and certainly you won't face any issues.""
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+ - Brown Dwarf Radio Emissions and the Hunt for Aliens-> 1

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astroengine writes "Penn State University researchers have detected flaring emissions from a very cool brown dwarf 33.6 light-years away called "J1047+21." The emissions detected were of radio wavelengths, suggesting some kind of interaction between a magnetic field and charged particles. This is a noteworthy discovery for two reasons: 1) It's the coolest radio-star detected to date and, 2) the method by which this brown dwarf was detected can be applied to large exoplanets that possess magnetospheres. Should the radio emissions from an exoplanet be discovered, this may indicate that an alien biosphere may be protected by a global magnetic field."
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