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Comment: Re:No (Score 1) 106 106

I subscribe to Morgenbladet and I'm trying out some subscriptions on a kindle now after having pushed a lot of articles to it via readability or instapaper. Figured if I push a lot of their articles, might as well subscribe—they're not as expensive as daily newspapers and I guess a little fiscal stimulus doesn't hurt.

The news (and opinions) I'm willing to pay for don't seem to come out on a daily basis.

Comment: Re:I am glad I don't have to do this... (Score 1) 143 143

The problem with Rjukan isn't so much the seasons as the fact that it's in the bottom of a steep valley. So part of the day the sun is shining on one mountainside, then a short period where sunshine reaches the town, and then the other mountainside gets sun. Having a similar town near the equator could be better or worse, depending on the axis of the valley.

Comment: Re:Don't know why - but I like it (Score 1) 2288 2288

I think american miles fall short---I prefer the Norwegian miles, defined as 10km. They're based on an older unit of measurement called a "rest", which was the same as 1mi back in those days, almost 10km. It was called a rest because 1re (1mi, 10km) was the distance people would walk before taking a rest.

Comment: Re:Don't get political. (Score 1) 515 515

There is no real relationship between whether a piece of software has the source available, whether it is easy to use, and whether it is reliable. There is no sane reason to try to lump all these things together.
Yet it seems to me that that's an answer to the question. (That is, it's something you could say to someone who says "floss is difficult to use/buggy".)

As for the question being deserving of ridicule, I disagree. There are people who say those things, and people who would like to convince them otherwise so they'll hop on the floss bandwagon as well, but don't know what to say.

The UNIX philosophy basically involves giving you enough rope to hang yourself. And then a couple of feet more, just to be sure.

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