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Comment: 8.1.1. update 1.. or something like that... (Score 1) 574

by leuk_he (#46755251) Attached to: Microsoft Confirms It Is Dropping Windows 8.1 Support

So instead of nameing version after a year (2000, 2003, 2008.....), they finally lost track of good version number. Some users barely are aware they are running an OS. And now it has gone so bad that even /. editors fail to keep track of version numbers of the most used OS in the world.

Comment: What about copy protection. (Score 4, Interesting) 92

by leuk_he (#46611099) Attached to: UK To Finally Legalize Ripping CDs and DVDs

DVD are still mostly copy protected by the highly ineffective CCS copy protection. blue ray are more effectively protected, but the protection still is breakable by a lot of tools.

by european law is decided:
"the following anti-circumventing rules were implemented in European Directive 2001/29/EC of the European Parliament and of the council of May 22, 2001 on the harmonisation of certain aspects of copyright and related rights in the information society.

This directive states in article 6, 'Obligations as to technological measures':

        Member States shall provide adequate legal protection against the circumvention of any effective technological measures, which the person concerned carries out in the knowledge, or with reasonable grounds to know, that he or she is pursuing that objective.
"

So you may copy it, but if you break ANY technlogical measure, you an still be sued by the content mafia fpr breaking copy protection technology. So think twice before you make a guide on your homepage how to copy a dvd.

Comment: Re:One pedal to rule them all... (Score 1) 394

by leuk_he (#46571951) Attached to: Is the Tesla Model S Pedal Placement A Safety Hazard?

That is when i say automakers are for to conservative. Someone will find something against it. THere are litteraary dozen of inventions where you can engage the brake without the interuption where you move your foot.

And this really has been invented dozens of times, and i bet thos patents are expired by now.

http://www.newscientist.com/da...
http://www.mobility-centres.or... (steering wheel, for people wit disability)
http://patentimages.storage.go...
http://patentimages.storage.go...

And the one thing is that this innovation will not come from the racing community, because that is the rare exception that you really need brakes and accelerator together (sometimes)

I do not see any problem with cruise control... To the rest of the car this will still be a seperate brake and accelerator.

Comment: Re:!Good - GIGO (Score 1) 96

by leuk_he (#46556665) Attached to: Navy Database Tracks Civilians' Parking Tickets, Fender-Benders

It is not the traffic violation that is so important. The fact is also recorded where you were at the time of the violation. That information could me more valuable. Some terrorist originating from pakistan has no history at all and could be a false indentity. Have some minor traffic violations validates taht you exists.... ;)

Comment: Unblock procedure. (Score 1) 119

by leuk_he (#46550421) Attached to: Some Sites That Blue Coat Blocks Under "Pornography"

Blaming it on a automated system is plain wrong. If you end up on the wrong end of a automated system, you find out that it might be very hard to get of some blacklist.

-Procedure to get off/ timeframe is NOT documented. (someone will look at it sometime),
-The procedure to get you on the list is made by humans. Setting criteria too strict and BOOM..
-if filtering software get too strict porn people will try to fight this.: (combining a political site with some hidden porn links, ask the child porn people exactly how)
-Everyone has enemies. It is easy to report someone to put a site on filter list. I bet the site owner was never notified.

Comment: Re:Google Glass (Score 1) 149

by leuk_he (#46490757) Attached to: Hungarian Law Says Photogs Must Ask Permission To Take Pictures

It is not the act of carrying a camera that is the problem. Taking pictures is the problem. Walk into some place with a (big) camera, without asking anything will get you into trouble. In the US it will not get you into legal trouble, but you might be asked to leave/stop filming anyway.

THe difference is that they made a law about this.

Comment: Re:Is that legal in the UK? (Score 1) 306

by leuk_he (#46420431) Attached to: Mozilla Is Investigating Why Dell Is Charging To Install Firefox

Asking money for a service would be fine. The simple checkbox is not free. Dell even failed to deliver linux because of the support issues. Linux is also free.....

There are people who sell download links to popular open source software. They charge you for the service Of provinding hosting/pointing to the download.

The cost might be minimal, or might be exceptional (monthly fee of 20$ or so). That clearly is a violation of the trademark.

The mozilla/firefox trademark says you can provide a service, BUT "You must provide a prominent statement that (i) the Mozilla product is available for free and link directly to our site; (ii) the purchase, download, or acquisition of your service is separate from the download of the Mozilla product; and (iii) your service is not affiliated with Mozilla."

I cannot find firefox from dell from my current location, but I bet dell is not very clear about this that this is a service. If that was the case no issue was brought up.

They do sell "firefox installation" 17 $/pound... firefox laptop of firefox t-shirt or firefox installation.... i do not see a difference....

Comment: Re:no paper trail, no hope (Score 1) 232

by leuk_he (#46351903) Attached to: Mt. Gox Shuts Down: Collapse Should Come As No Surprise

That might be an option.... But that processor would have to be build in into the protocol. Not some website where you would have to deposit your (BC) money, you should only risk the transaction fee.

Beside that I can think of 3 modes.
-Reputation monitor, just like you check e-bay reputation or some BTC website WOT reputation. ( I bet this is feasible very simple, but it would double the transaction log. )
-3th party processer that can validate your transaction... but only risking the processing fee.
-Reversible transaction. If some goods are bought that are also reversible, reversible transaction give little trouble.

Comment: Re:no paper trail, no hope (Score 1) 232

by leuk_he (#46351115) Attached to: Mt. Gox Shuts Down: Collapse Should Come As No Surprise

You see, by using a escrow service, or someone to investigate the transaction ( tricky, since there is no interface to confirm you own a address) you are introducing a central point of authority again. Just like Mt gox. Would it not be great if the reputation of the receiver of money was maintained at the same time.

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