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Comment: Re:I have problems with this (Score 2) 1319

by georgesdev (#38190330) Attached to: Muslim Medical Students Boycott Darwin Lectures
you're over generalizing. Yes, some religious guys do not want to learn about other's beliefs, but not all.
Also, some atheists have just the same attitude, if a religious person tries to explain their belief they won't listen.
Bottom-line is believers or atheists have comparable openness of mind.

Comment: put the display on glasses (Score 1) 126

by georgesdev (#38158380) Attached to: Electronic Contact Lens Displays Pixels On the Eye
I wear glasses already, so I'm already used to it.
And frankly, I don't want anyone messing with my eyes.
Plus when it's broken you would not need a surgeon
And putting it on the glasses also solves the peripheral vision problem! If they can make the display small enough to fit in the eye, it's not really harder to make a non intrusive display on glasses.

Comment: Re:Developers (Score 1) 178

by georgesdev (#38122256) Attached to: Dual-Core Android PC Now Comes On a USB Stick
Here is my dream: I go for a one hour walk each day in nature before starting my work day, and could use a voice system through my headphones:
listen to email, do short replies, flag some emails for later action, etc ...
I would then start the day with probably 20 times less items in my inbox which would be great!
As long as it does not eat up 100% of the free time I have...

Comment: Re:I gave gifts like this once. Everyone hated the (Score 1) 377

by georgesdev (#38122212) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Good, Useful Free Software For Gifts?
thanks for sharing that with us. I'll keep this in mind.
Maybe what should be put on those usb keys is data more than software.
open source books.
pictures of family event.
videos of family events.
software only for the guy you know is a nerve, and especially if he does not have a good Internet connection. Eclipse for your nephew starting to program, Gimp for the one into pictures and special effects. AND OFFER YOUR TIME TO INSTALL AND EXPLAIN THE SOFTWARE, THAT'S THE TRUE GIFT!

Also, I would fill each key with things targeted to the person you're giving it to. Make it feel personal.

Comment: Re:Germans bought way too much into the Arteest th (Score 1) 349

by georgesdev (#38096348) Attached to: German Copyright Group To Collect From Creative Commons Event
I think people have absolutely no idea what artist lives are like, especially painters. And the replies i got to my post show it clearly.
Most painters live in misery all their lives, selling their paintings for almost nothing.
Then a few become famous, and it's mostly the art industry that make money off of them.
Sorry, but the car analogy does not work here!!!
The Germans are doing something in the right direction to try to get the money to the artists instead of to the resellers.
It may not be perfect, but it's better than the system we have in other countries.
In the music industry, no one is surprised to see that the artist or their kids get some money decades after they created a music. The Germans are trying to do a bit of this for painters, I say it goes in the right direction.

Comment: Re:Germans bought way too much into the Arteest th (Score 2) 349

by georgesdev (#38046854) Attached to: German Copyright Group To Collect From Creative Commons Event
It's not a bad idea after all. Look at this scenario:
An artist does a painting, sells it while he's not famous for a thousand euros, then some time later he becomes famous and his painting is sold to a new owner for a million euros.
Shouldn't the artist get some of that money? or should only the "art industry" feed on it?

Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no substitute for a good blaster at your side. - Han Solo