Catch up on stories from the past week (and beyond) at the Slashdot story archive

 



Forgot your password?
typodupeerror

Comment Re:That's not the professional term (Score 1) 487

Although I generally agree with your point, and Celtic languages such as Gaelic certainly predate the arrival of Angles and Saxons and the like. the kilt is apparently a relatively modern invention with a mere four or five hundred years of history.

I believe that the traditional dress of the Celtic people of Britain was trousers, which led to much mockery from the Romans, as real men obviously wear togas.

Comment Re:Appeal (Score 2, Insightful) 254

A High Court is not the highest court in the UK, that would be the Supreme Court, I believe, although I'm not a lawyer.

And I'm not sure what you mean by "It's not really making piracy *more illegal* is it?". Things can't really be more or less illegal, just more or less severely punished, but I don't think this ruling is about piracy as such, only things that could be used _for_ piracy.

Comment Great news (Score 2, Insightful) 35

I, for one, welcome this news, I've read a lot about Chinese companies using open source software, for example I would love to get my hands on a Debian-running Loongson, but this is the first time I've heard about them giving back to the community.

I wonder if they're hiring native English speakers who can't speak Chinese to help them with community relations? :>
That's a job I'd love to have.

Comment Re:It's about being truthful (Score 1) 718

Why is this flamebait? Other than the incorrect use of an apostrophe it's spot on.

I get hideously confused installing anything on OS X, and don't even dare try on Windows, whereas Linux package managers are incredibly simple.
And before anyone says "That's because you're a 1337 Linux user and you can't understand normal people", I'm definitely not, I'm an idiot.

Although, I do have problems understanding other people...

Comment Re:Meh (Score 1) 644

I just bought an Asus(X59GL) with windows, I would've much preferred to buy one with Linux but it was actually 80GBP cheaper with the windows tax, I guess that I'll spend "ethically" when I've got more money.

Slashdot Top Deals

At these prices, I lose money -- but I make it up in volume. -- Peter G. Alaquon

Working...