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Comment Re:It's over... it's all over (Score 2, Insightful) 379

It is a bit strong for Americans to accuse the French of being cowards considering that USA never gets involved in a war that you don't are completely and massively military superior in. France fought brave and well in WW2 but still lost. USA wouldn't know anything about fighting such a war where you risk losing your country. I guess you know that since you keep repeating that lame meme about France. It was old years ago and now it is just embarrassing so watch.

/Not French


Comment Re:I'm thinking about moving to Norway (Score 1) 154

Exactly, the rest of Scandinavia has no oil and the standard of living is very comparable to Norway. Of course the oil helps but all about politics. Norway prioritizes the common good before private profit. That is why you are likely to have courts that doesn't look upon copyright infringement as to be so serious as to need special treatment. That's why they have free health care, nice prisons (criminals are also people) and strict laws on alcohol. /Swede

Comment Elitism (Score 4, Insightful) 426

What kind of elitist crap is that? I love Asimov's books, I have read most of them and they probably helped shape me in a way. I say that if someone wants to have a go at some sequels the go right a head. I don't think that they will be even comparable but I might enjoy them anyway. The worst thing that can happen is that they are not worth reading.

Comment My experience (Score 1) 891

It was the constant crashing, the buggy feeling, So many problems with the drivers I really don't want to think about it. To get the computer to behave somewhat like I wanted I had to install extra software that were even more buggy with lots of annoying pop-ups. It felt very amateurish and slow, very very slow. So finally I decided to dump that crap Windows and install Slackware.

In the beginning it was a challenge, there was no gui and i didn't know any commands at all. "dir","c:", "help" all failed. I started typing random things and pressing buttons. "" was a great accident, there was a list of commands! I tried them all, started from the top. It was hard and frustrating but in the same time rewarding and exciting, uncharted territory! I had had enough of Windows so going back was not an option, at least not then. I have since tried Windows on a couple of occasions and it is like it always was. Even a clean installations is on its knees when you do just one or tho things at the same time. The gui is cluttered and the command line is horrible. That is just besides the lousy security and persistent buggyness. It feels so good it is physical to sit down in front of my Gentoo box, I'm in control again!

That was you meant, right?

Comment Re:I don't understand (Score 1) 311

That is just plain wrong.
In my country we have cheap, fast broadband with no caps at all (only some form of caps on cellular internet). We have several large companies providing internet and they survive just fine. At my last place I lived we had 100/10 Mbit and at times I maxed it 24/7, for days. Cost $40/month. The only time I have ever heard an ISP complain was when internet traffic made a big dip when we got a new law helping the likes of MPAA. People got a bit scared and cut down on downloading. This ISP reasoned that if people use less bandwith they may settle for slower speeds paying less. This makes the ISPs' profits go down.

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