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Comment Re:Very Disappointed! (Score 1) 183

It's your own fault. Have not people been telling you to stop downloading software from untrusted sites ?

You will get viruses and such if you insist of downloading from sites of disreputable companies
who many times has been found guilty of intellectual property theft in courts.

It's asking for trouble. Do what most people do - use a torrent!

Patents

Journal Journal: Samsung will sue Apple tomorrow ?

Tomorrow looks to be the day of the antipcited Apple release of the iPhone 5 but other sources tell of a threat to people being able to buy an iPhone directly after the announcement as they usually can. Samsung is in the final stages to start a court case against Apple if it is revealed that iPhone 5 support LTA or 4G in its phone.Apple has not licensed LTE from Samsung. Samsung has a large number of patents in the LTE tech and probably do what they can to stop Apple from selling their iPhon

Comment Re:The US situation (Score 2) 500

You can do that by color coding the paperballots in different colors so you dont get them confused and can put them in the right box of votes. For example blue paper ballots for presidental race, red for senate, white for house of reprasentatives, green for local elections and yellow, pink etc for propositions.

Comment Welcome to the Pirate Party, James (Score 5, Insightful) 544

The Pirate Party here in Sweden been arguing just these points for a long time now. Innovation is not happening in a vacuum. Great ideas inspire others to come up with even greater ideas. By sharing the information and sharing the data others can look at it and improve it and the speed of research will increase.

The patent system is not something that foster innovation. Its is something that hinder innovation. Remove it

Also the billions of money going to patents trolls and feeding lawyers to hand patents could be instead used to invest in research to further the science of mankind.

Comment Re:Cue the apologists (Score 1) 360

Remember the netbook ? The ones that ran Linux ? The ones that was a huge sucess with screen sizes of 7 and 9 inches ?

Then Microsoft came and got everyone to agree that a netbook has to have a 10 inch screen. And it killed netbook making them
small cheap notebooks. Now the pads is the netbook option once more and without a keyboard.

So everyone could have seen this coming - if they bothered to look and see what it was that got the consumer to fuss about the smaller 7 and 9 inch netbooks.

Comment Re:2013 (Score 4, Insightful) 360

Actually thats true. In the post-pc computing era 2013 is the year when Android will have sold more copies then Windows 7. With the post-pc era I'm talking about pc, smartphones and pads merged into one market for computers.

Currently the linux distrubution Android is outselling Windows 7 with about 50%. By the end of 2013 Android will have delivered
more units then Windows 7. In the longer run - with the current sales continuing - we are looking into future a situation where about 3 of 5 of the post pc era computors will be running a linux kernel and most of the others splitting with running Windows and iOS.

Well, unless the linux kernel distributions penetration and market share of sales goes up even more of course.

Comment Re:Not Published = Trash (Score 3, Insightful) 474

Yes, well given that the report just showed basically the same trend as IPCC reports, the report was not really the story. The real story was that we had a big non-believer on AGW had a change of heart when he did the research himself and came to the same conclusion as IPCC.

It basically said that if you dont trust IPCC reports - do the research yourself and you will get the same results.

Comment Re:Now he joins "The Skeptical Environmentalist" (Score 2) 769

In terms of AGW its all about USA. USA is one of a very few select holdouts countries that refuse to do anything about AGW.

With USA on board the rest of the holdouts will be forced to join too.

USA is also the biggest contributor to AGW so if USA fix their pollution it will have a vary large impact on the world.

Comment If it aint broken (Score 2) 370

Please dont dont try and 'fix it'. And by fix it I mean make it worse. Adding alot of visual cute feature that slow down download of page will only make it take longer to download. For all that pay per MB of download - its better the less frills the more information. Lets keep wikipedia as a place with a high signal to noice ratio (SNR).

I love wikipedias simple and elegant design that puts the fokus on the information available on a page and with a high SNR. Please dont destroy it.

Comment Re:"Microsoft's Downfall" (Score 1, Interesting) 407

Actually for every 2 new windows 7 machines there is 3 new machines running Linux. Or about 600 thousand windows and 900 thousand Linux (a large part of that is android) every day.

So by beginning of 2014 there will have been more android sold then windows 7. Given that this continues in the long run it means that the domination of Microsoft in the home computer business is over. They will continue to be a big player but they will not be nearly as dominant as today

Of course Microsoft sees this and wants in on the smartphone market. They want to stop the trend. But I doubt they will succeed to squash the upstart this time like they done many times before. This will mean we will get real competion on the IT market and the consumers will be the big winners.

EU

Submission + - EU:Microsoft fined $1 billion for antitrust violation (bbc.co.uk)

a_n_d_e_r_s writes: The ongoing sage since 2004 about Microsoft then misuse of dominant position in the EU marketplace to block competitors may be finally over and the fine has been set to 860 million euro (just over 1 billion dollars). In 2004 Microsoft was ordered to provide certain information to competitors but failed to do so and was given an hefty fine. Now the EU General Court in Luxemburg has upheld the EU Commission decision and ruled against Microsoft.

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