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Comment Re:Shame on you Google (Score 1) 263 263

A lot of people use their services, is that enough reason for you to not see those people as fun as you do now? Besides, is it really so bad to defend someone who you think is right? Not saying everyone thinks that Google is, as GP proves, but I don't really see whats wrong with what they do. Chances are those exploits are already being used anyway and MS doesn't care for as long as its not big enough to cause shitstorm.

Comment Re:-1 Redundant (Score 1) 258 258

It is redundant but I think for a different reason - if someone would make killer machines, chances are nobody would care if he signed some stupid petition or not. If someone was planning to make such machines, he ain't forced to sign any silly things either.

Comment Re:Kinda funny how taxes set back the internet (Score 1) 324 324

Not sure how it is in Hungary, but in Poland ISP subscriptions are taxed by VAT, I think its 23%. Actually, almost everything is taxed like that. So why tax it again? If ISP would charge me per gigabyte then that would be taxed by VAT as well. They don't charge me like that (unless its mobile network), so there should be no tax on this either.

Yes, there is stuff that is taxed not just by VAT, for example alcohols, tobacco, petrol and such. Is that fair? Debatable, since you could argue "They cost public money due to health issues and roads are maintained by public funds as well". Network infrastructure? Is it owned by Govt, or corporations? if Govt, then sure - they should charge for usage or by some other kind of scheme, but if its privately owned, then I think Govt should fuck off.

Comment Re:Antecdotes != Evidence (Score 1) 577 577

Maybe you just didn't notice that as you update on regular basis. I had Windows 7 that didn't see any update for like 2-3 years and then I decided to do it. I had no idea about this decay issue until I told my coworker about how much my system slowed down after huge upgrade.

Comment Why Silevo didn't aim to be biggest? (Score 2, Interesting) 262 262

Why Silevo didn't aim to be biggest? If their panels are so good and cheap, then why not just keep selling them? Why sell company that is making profit and will most likely grow? Fast cash grab, or those panels aren't so special after all? And why not just use some cheap 16% China panels in higher volume? Sure there is limited real estate on house for panels, so you might not get all your need covered by solar, but with unstable weather you wouldn't anyway.

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