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Comment: Re:Well (Score 3, Informative) 510

by rylin (#44432707) Attached to: SF Airport Officials Make Citizen Arrests of Internet Rideshare Drivers

Note that the Arlada Express train does not have a paid exit, and the 75 SEK (~10 USD) fee is you're on a monthly travel card going by commuter train.

If you simply get a one way ticket on the commuter train (130 SEK or so), the exit cost is included in the price.

There really isn't a difference from some of the other train lines (Further than BÃ¥lsta requires an extra ticket, as does travel to Gnesta I believe).

Also, you can get a monthly card that actually includes the Arlanda station fee.

Obviously, neither taxis, private cars, Uber et.c. get to drop you off where you are.
However, the pre-filled line with cabs is regulated to be only Taxi Stockholm, Taxi Kurir and Taxi 020 to my knowledge.

Others can just simply pick you up next to that queue.

Basically, you've been misinformed.

Comment: 170 replies and nobody understands what's going on (Score 1) 192

by rylin (#41860637) Attached to: Apple Loses Trademark Claim Against iFone in Mexico

Seriously, fandroids?

Apple tried to claim a class 38 / "telecommunications service" trademark on iPhone, since they figured iFone weren't using theirs actively (remember, this is trademark law, nothing else).

They already have a class 9 and class 28 mark, which covers electronic gaming devices et.c.

Apple can still sell the iPhone in mexico, they just can't claim it's a telecommunication service.

Selling it as a phone/smartphone/gaming device is not a problem, and so there's nothing to see here.

But at least you got riled up about how they're scumbags, when they're just trying to follow generally accepted behaviour for copyright law, but I digress...

Comment: Re:really?? (Score 1) 1134

by rylin (#40515913) Attached to: Has the Command Line Outstayed Its Welcome?

I agree that it's not super easy to use, but it's also leaps and bounds ahead of the CLI, meaning it's easier to use and re-use.
You don't need to remember command line arguments or hunt through man-pages, you "just" nest a bunch of actions and conditions in a graphical process.

For one-offs, I still use the CLI, but for recurring tasks I usually build something in Automator.

Comment: Re:really?? (Score 3, Interesting) 1134

by rylin (#40513717) Attached to: Has the Command Line Outstayed Its Welcome?

I was quite tempted to mod you up, but I would say that even then, in your last example, there are other tools available for users and power users.

OS X has its Automator.app which lets you build up a workflow that can run as a separate program, or as a "folder action" (essentially a macro applied to files in a specific folder).

It gives you most of the power of the CLI, with more ease of use.

It really is quite nice to use.

Cellphones

+ - LG aims to beat Apple's Retina display->

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angry tapir writes "LG Display has introduced a 5-inch full HD LCD panel for smartphone displays — the highest resolution mobile panel to date. The widescreen panel is based on AH-IPS (Advanced High Performance In-Plane Switching) technology and has a 1920-by-1080 pixel resolution or 440 pixels per inch (ppi), according to LG. That compares to Apple's Retina display, which has 264 ppi on the new iPad and 326 ppi on the iPhone 4S."
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+ - Swedish teleco firms looking into block VoIP claiming losses in earnings->

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An anonymous reader writes "Telia, a Swedish telecommunications company is now looking into possible solutions to block free VoIP services like Skype and Vibr, claiming the losses are beginning to take its toll on the total earnings. Critics are saying the companies have wrongly implemented outdated pricing models, the act could threaten net transparency and independance. In a new report from the EU body of European phone market, [url=http://www.erg.eu.int/whatsnew/index_en.htm]Berec[/url] , shows that more and more telecommunications companies will block their subscribers from using free services. The European Commission is investigating whether it is possible to prohibit the blocking of legal services online. (© AP)"
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The Internet

+ - 'Anonymous' hackers plan to shut down the Internet this Saturday->

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zacharye (2330148) writes "Notorious hacker group Anonymous has previously stated its intentions to shutdown the Internet on Saturday, March 31st, as a form of protest. “To protest SOPA, Wallstreet, our irresponsible leaders and the beloved bankers who are starving the world for their own selfish needs out of sheer sadistic fun, on March 31, anonymous will shut the Internet down,” the group stated last month. “Remember, this is a protest, we are not trying to ‘kill’ the Internet we are only temporarily shutting it down where it hurts the most.” Operation Global Blackout 2012 looks to shut down the Internet by disabling its core DNS servers, thus making websites inaccessible. Cyber security experts claim that it is unlikely that such an attack would be effective, however, and there is really no need to fear..."
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Australia

+ - Apple To Refund iPad In More Countries?->

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redletterdave writes "After the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) won a battle with Apple after alleging the Cupertino-based company was misleading customers about its third-generation iPad, authorities in other countries are now assessing the compatibility of the new iPad with local 4G LTE networks to see if their customers should deserve refunds too. The UK's Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) confirmed on Tuesday that it is investigating complaints of Apple's misleading "4G" claim, while Sweden and Denmark are also reportedly considering investigations, after agencies within both countries received "several complaints" from customers about 4G connectivity. Even though these countries carry broad LTE coverage, the new iPad isn't supported on any of those networks."
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