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Comment: Re:First principle - who pays? (Score 1) 136

In 1990 I was listening with a long/medium wave radio the local broadcast made with BBC and other national broadcasters due the nightly ionospheric reflection. Before ADSL and ubiquitous cheap Chinese switching power supplies this was quite easy. I also remember that there were analogue UHF repeaters in Italy for Antenne 2 and Swiss television. Tele Monte Carlo had both an Italian and a French channel. I remember that in the '94 Tele Monte Carlo transmitted the football world cup side by side by Rai, and nobody complained too much. Personally I think that those powerful interest group had been nurtured by the broadcasters that bended over their requests. The problem for national public broadcaster could be an harmonized European TV licensing covering all national broadcasters.

Comment: Re:Sanctions (Score 1) 155

by havana9 (#49117861) Attached to: NSA, GHCQ Implicated In SIM Encryption Hack

The world should introduce trade-sanctions against the USA and the UK, until they stop attacking other countries, and fall in line.

Naturally, it's advisable to don't sign commercial treaties with USA and UK, that are tre inverse of trade sanctions. I think governments must abandon TTIP and TPP at their destiny.

Comment: Re:Silly story (Score 2) 320

by havana9 (#48762751) Attached to: HOA Orders TARDIS Removed From In Front of Parrish Home

HOA rules: You can't have $(object X) sitting in your driveway.

$(object X) being a TARDIS neither makes me outraged, nor makes this news for nerds.

It amazes me, that in the self-appointed "land of the free" one in his private property has to follow some oddball rules about what is allowed and what is not allowed. Oddball rules that are not readily available to read, and not written by some democratically elected body. Besides I don't like nosy people watching what I'm doing in my home: i always wonders why in the US the houses don't have walls and fences...

Comment: Re:I just don't know what Nokia is doing anymore. (Score 1) 109

by havana9 (#48416619) Attached to: Nokia's N1 Android Tablet Is Actually a Foxconn Tablet
The answer is simple: Tyres Seems to me the story of Olivetti. After a lot of finance magic tricks the former electronics giant, that pioneered his technology field is dimembered, engineers and worker fired, and the most interesting divison sold by the pound. Next the brand name is slapped on some chinese thing.

In seeking the unattainable, simplicity only gets in the way. -- Epigrams in Programming, ACM SIGPLAN Sept. 1982