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Comment Re:Search engines search. It's what they do. (Score 1) 179

FOS is one of the fundamental rights EU citizens have. They also have a right to privacy and when these two come into conflict, something has to give. You can argue about where the line is drawn but to say that we don't understand FOS is just stupid.

Comment Re:Funny thing... (Score 1) 229

If you've got nothing better to do then it's worth it, even if it just means they aren't scamming someone else for real while you are pissing them around. I've never had one but I fancy being the confused type who has a corded phone that is in a different room to the computer, meaning he has to explain each mouse click, sometimes several times.

Comment Re:Yeah, Good Luck with That (TM) (Score 1) 160

FSP (how many know about _that_ protocol!!)

I remember FSP. You'd set it going on a file, log out, go on holiday for a couple of weeks, survive a nuclear war that reduces man back to the stone age, rebuild society and rediscover lost technology, rebuild the internet, and FSP would start downloading it again as if nothing had happened. Slow as hell, but you couldn't kill it with a bad connection.

Comment Re:Do you need to? (Score 1) 429

Exactly. Most people here use a web interface to do their emails, while I use Pine in a terminal. I can knock off an email in about 1/4 of the time it takes them to fart around clickety clicking away at their browser. Don't just do change for change's sake, and don't let peer pressure force you into doing something the stupid way,

Comment Re:Bad Article (Score 1) 250

Just mixing unusual ingredients wouldn't be enough for a patent though. You would have to come up with some new process of cooking, like freeze drying or liquid nitrogen baths or infusing the food with liquid oxygen and lighting it at the customer's table so it cooks in a few milliseconds and spreads itself around the room a bit.

Comment Let's not start worrying yet (Score 2) 255

This is just a report from a parliamentary inquiry and is not being proposed as a new law. Personally, I can't see it making it through the system even if it does get proposed at some point. There are many more important things that are actually in the process of being made law that we should concentrate on.

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