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Comment Re:Imagine the complexity (Score 1) 197

"I know this is supposed to be an "Apple is evil" issue"
HUH???? I thought it was an interesting story about a marketing mistake. And even more interesting is that Apple (=King of Marketing) can make mistakes like that.

The advertising department is at fault for boasting of local support that doesn't exist but it's hard to say how intentional it was for the parent company.
Are you trying to suggest that the rest of Apple doesn't know what the advertising department is doing? Nonsense, it was a stupid mistake to name a device after some localized technology, period.
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OpenSUSE 11.3 Is Here 156

lukehashj writes "The openSUSE Project is pleased to announce the release of the latest incarnation of openSUSE, with support for 32-bit and 64-bit systems. OpenSUSE 11.3 is packed with new features and updates including SpiderOak to sync your files across the Internet for free, Rosegarden for free editing of your audio files, improved indexing with Tracker, and updates to Mozilla Firefox, and Thunderbird."

Comment Re:Video (Score 2, Insightful) 1671

Typical insurgent tactics include a getaway vehicle.

That is just cynical excuse to kill more people. Many activities include a vehicle. This was a van with men, small children, probably one or more women that arrived at the scene well after the shooting. They did what you would hope many people would do: they tried to help one of the survivors.
The soldiers first claim the van is there to help the insurgents and pick up the weapons. However, we don not see them picking up any weapons. The people from the van start to help the wounded man. Then we hear the one of the soldiers thinking\hoping aloud: "pick up the weapon. come one, pick it up". Somewhat later, we hear the question "are they picking up weapons?", and this is maybe the only questions that is never answered. We do hear the crew repeatedly ask for permission to fire, and to me it starts to sound like pestering. Until someone gives in.

Comment Re:Yes, they are. (Score 1) 321

"However, I don't see that it can be legal for them to force you to agree to pay a per-system fee to use a binary patch."

Yes, but you're not paying for just "using a binary patch". You pay for the specially for ksplice selected and readied patch, offered through a services. So, obviously anybody can do this, it is not the code that is somehow restricted. However, the service is.

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