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Comment: ublock works on Android firefox (Score 1) 111

I have not tried ABP but lots of firefox extensions do work on Android so it seems like a useless project to make an "Adblock browser". Those who have a little bit of knowlege (and root) most likely already have adaway from f-droid installed making it even less useful

Comment: Re: What alternative ROM would you recommend? (Score 1) 179

by staalmannen (#49553601) Attached to: Cyanogen Partners With Microsoft To Replace Google Apps
I am curious to know if Replicant works with the latest kernel. One reason as far as I have understood it with the "old" kernels also on the latest ROMs is for compatibility with blob Android drivers. If Replicant does not have those, it should be possible to already run linux 4.0 on it?

Comment: big news! (Score 3, Insightful) 299

by staalmannen (#49550263) Attached to: Tesla To Announce Battery-Based Energy Storage For Homes
Distributed storage capacity has the potential to even out the prices over the day and match consumption and production. It also solves a major issue with most renewables. It would be even more interesting if people were allowed to store cheap electricity and sell it back during expensive hours for profit.

Comment: Re:Since when is NYC in Alaska? (Score 1) 226

by staalmannen (#49343763) Attached to: Russian Official Proposes Road That Could Connect London To NYC
I think the idea is to hook up 3 already existing trans-continental highways. Europe's E30 is already connected to the Trans-siberian highway (so basically a road all the way from Ireland to Vladivostok). The big idea here would be to hook this up to trans-continental highways in North America (the trans-canadian something?).

Comment: The nice features of English as a world language (Score 1) 667

by staalmannen (#49264895) Attached to: Why There Is No Such Thing as 'Proper English'
As a non-native speaker using English daily with other non-native speakers, I must say that it is the ideal global lingua franca. First of all, it is very open-minded about "broken" pronounciation and minor grammatical errors ("Bad English" is actually a thing). In contrast to other big languages, it is not as obviously tied to a single nation or culture - so everyone can make it "theirs". (Other large languages expect perfection and a non-native speaker will be treated as intellectually inferior) I think one explanation for this could be that English itself stared off as a hybrid language (Germanic Saxon/Scandinavian mixed with Latin midevial French - and possibly some ancient Celtic in the mix).

Comment: Different EU political instances (Score 1) 71

by staalmannen (#49194499) Attached to: EU Free Data Roaming, Net Neutrality Plans In Jeopardy
The EU comission (basically "federal government") and EU parlament have voted for. It is stuck at the council of ministers (basically the second chamber representing the national governments). It is very popular for national politicians to use EU as a scape goat, but here the blame is on them.

Comment: Re:Just y'know... reconnect them spinal nerves (Score 1) 210

by staalmannen (#49146619) Attached to: Surgeon: First Human Head Transplant May Be Just Two Years Away

The problem, even with a spinal cord cut intentionally and carefully, is that the surgeon has no way to know what connections in the head go to what connections in the body.

It sounds like he's simply hoping it all sorts itself out somehow. Or maybe that the brain could eventually remap everything. Seems unlikely. Especially within two years.

The basic idea would be physiotherapy afterwards to make the brain re-learn how to move the body

Comment: Re: One thing right in my book (Package management (Score 1) 489

by staalmannen (#48854397) Attached to: Windows 10: Can Microsoft Get It Right This Time?
Hopefully there will be an easy list with "trust scores" for 3rd party repositories easily available to users (and with the chocolatey already activated, the need for addotional repos for FOSS might not be needed). Btw OneGet is also open source and on github ... Not the same MS that we love to hate...

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