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Comment: Re:Probably a non-starter due to copyright assignm (Score 1) 196

by koiransuklaa (#34083760) Attached to: KDE Developers Discuss Merging Libraries With Qt

Currently Qt requires copyright assignment (as I understand it) for code to become part of Qt proper. This is going to be a non-starter for a lot of open source folk. As I understand it,this was one of the biggest issues with the project in terms of community health, and one of the main drivers for LibreOffice

It's not just the copyright assignment: it's also the fact that Qt is now controlled by a huge organization (much like OO.o is). Nokias goals for Qt may already be quite different to KDEs goals for kdelibs, and if something is certain it's that corporate interests change. We cannot tell what Nokia wants to do with Qt next year, or in in five years.

Comment: Re:I think Nokia understand phones by now (Score 1) 336

by koiransuklaa (#34010636) Attached to: In the Face of Android, Why Should Nokia Stick With MeeGo?

Nokia manufactures and sells phones for every phone market and protocol and have delivered at least a third of the worlds mobile phones for years and years. These days they sell about 500 million phones a year. Their logistics, manufacturing and sub contracting is phenomenally successful compared to the competition and often operates on totally different scales.

There have been lots of news lately about Nokias problems but the tech blogs often forget to mention that financially they're not doing that bad -- In a technology manufacturing business any financial changes are just always radical so it's easy to make headlines like "Y/Y profit down 90%!". Many of these journalists forget to mention that the Nokia devices division profit is still calculated in billions: EUR 3-6 billion every year these past few years. 2010 will fit in that bracket as well.

So... In light of the above I'd like to ask you this: If Nokia in your opinion does not understand mobile phones, who does? I hope to see something more substantive than number of blog comments to back the argument up.

Comment: Re:Data collection qua Google (Score 1) 157

by koiransuklaa (#33994828) Attached to: Google Admits To Collecting Emails and Passwords

How do you 'accidently' collect complete emails ? If you are looking for routers then you collect router information. Collecting the payload (data) has to be actually programmed in. So if I write code to collect router names - it would require extreme incompetence on the planning part to collect payload.

There is no "collecting the payload", they just dumped everything moving in the network to disk.

When you want to catch as much data points as you can while driving by, just dumping the data stream is the most effective way -- processing can happen later.

Comment: Re:Headline Is So Very Wrong (Score 1) 1193

by koiransuklaa (#33983186) Attached to: How Google Avoided Paying $60 Billion In Taxes

When Ireland no longer feels its JUST or RIGHT they will change their laws.

And how would they go about changing the law? I would assume that happens by public discussion about what is right -- exactly the thing that's happening here.

You just keep telling everyone we can't have this conversation, so it's a little confusing :)

Comment: Re:Headline Is So Very Wrong (Score 1) 1193

by koiransuklaa (#33978384) Attached to: How Google Avoided Paying $60 Billion In Taxes

Look, everyone agrees this is legal. Many are just saying it's not right -- not for people who claim to do no evil at least.

You are looking at the technical details of the tax evasion and concluded that it's perfectly legal, while others are stopping to think "that shouldn't be how it works..."

Comment: Re:Anyone else noticing the CPU situation? (Score 1) 827

Sorry, I don't think I made outrageous claims that would require credentials... You were the one who originally implied that battery life, battery life and battery life are the important reasons for going with C2D. I just noted that a LV Core i7 uses less power than a C2D.

Spelling out my point: battery life is important, but that does not explain why they went with C2D.

If you want me to guess, I can do it though: Apple wanted to do a cheap laptop so they decided to go with worse battery life and less performance. I think this is just fine, by the way: Lenovo has some fine examples of the opposite choice in their X series but those are bloody expensive.

Comment: Re:Is there really a market for this? (Score 1) 827

There are probably quite a few linux users reading this thread, just thinking "how on earth did it take these guys so long?". A central repository is an excellent idea with lots of benefits for all kinds of users.

Also, I definitely don't see many people saying they "can't stand the idea", I see people being worried that Apple will screw it up.

Comment: Re:Not dead on my desktop (Score 2, Interesting) 1348

by koiransuklaa (#33933972) Attached to: Desktop Linux Is Dead

I can close the lid of my laptop and it goes to sleep, open it and it wakes up. I don't have to write wpa-supplicant files by hand, worry about wireless drivers, or anything else. I can watch my DVDs, I can watch internet videos if I want to

Random (and especially cheap) hardware may still have problems, but seriously: buy good hardware and you get all that with linux -- at least that's my experience. My last three X-series Thinkpads have all done the above without any tweaking...

"Now this is a totally brain damaged algorithm. Gag me with a smurfette." -- P. Buhr, Computer Science 354