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Comment Re:30 years? (Score 1) 629

Come on, your view on women contribution compared to men is outdated. The problem is you live in a country where paternity leave is probably close to none existent. Give the father just as much paternity leave as the women. If they then both take out equal amount of leave then how is the man any better than the women?

Comment More daylight after work (Score 1) 462

I think DST should be removed and the timezones moved so that we have more daylight in the evenings after work. The majority of people in the winter months go to work when its dark and come home when its dark. That is mad, why do we want the daylight during hours were most people are stuck in doors behind a desk with no natural light? Lets give 90% of the population daylight for when they finish work! Yes I do realise that some people work outdoors etc, but those people can have their working hours changed if it so so important for them to have natural light when they work... Much better than the whole population having to suffer...

Comment Re:Whats your budget? (Score 4, Informative) 175

Ohh yeah and I forgot to mention weather. It will work fine through cloud, but you will loose service during heavy rain (at either your end or the earth stations end). To be weather proof you will want to look into a C-band based VSAT service (the previous service I was referring to was a Ku-band based VSAT).

Comment Whats your budget? (Score 5, Informative) 175

I know you say that you know of solutions which cost 2-10K, but what is your actual budget? A fixed VSAT install seems to be what you are after, it will give you 600-700ms return latency but it will give your decent speed (go for a DVB-S2 service for good value for money). However, you will be looking in that price range you mentioned... I only working with roaming VSAT services (where you have access to beams on various satellites all over the world). We pay $18K per month for a committed rate of 2048/256 which is burstable up to 10240/256. A fixed service on one beam will be significantly cheaper then that though...

Comment Drawing wrong parallels (Score 1) 81

Why are the majority of people in this thread assuming this is an response to the Snowden releases? To me this seems to be a law which has nothing to do with the NSA's activities but instead to prevent oppressive regimes from purchasing european made software which will allow them to suppress their citizens even further by spying on them etc. Haven't we already got similar laws to prevent sells of software used by oppressive regimes which could enable them to censor their citizens?

Comment Help me understand the numbers (Score 1) 390

I see this kind of articles all the time, but the numbers just dont add up for me personally. Sure a lot of my friends and family have Android phones, but not 80% of them. Where I live (London) I would say its a 50/50 toss between iPhones and Android users. Or is it maybe the case that iPhone users keep their phones for longer? (my old iPhone has been passed down to my mum, then to my sister and now to my cousin). Are Android users just buying new phones more often than iPhones users?

Comment Ineffective? (Score 2) 210

Surely the criminals would pick up on this new technique very quickly? If its a stolen car (which I would assume most police chases are caused by), wouldn't the criminals just dump the car and flee on foot since there is no cops chasing right up behind them? I guess one could argue that its better that a car thief gets away and no one gets hurt rather than a car chase were innocent people might be injured or killed, but I don't see how this system would catch even close to the same amount of criminals as the police catch today...

Comment You are asking the wrong question... (Score 2) 558

You are going at this the wrong way. First off you cant compare a full PC operating system to a mobile device, so lets throw that out of the window. The question is why is OS X so good at power management? Windows is actually not bad at power management, most people here on Slashdot (even die hard Linux users) will admit that Linux is by far the worst out of the 3 on a PC platform. As someone else above me stated earlier, Apple have put a lot of R&D into researching battery run time performance. Their inclusion of two inbuilt graphic cards (one high performance and one for general usage) being a big step they took into improving battery runtime. This is why even Windows on a Macbook will not perform as well as OS X because it just havent got support to switch between two graphic cards based on what the system actually needs at that time. There are obviously a lot more tweaks Apple have done as well, but there are too many to list here...

Comment Re:Complimentary 7 point Slashdot troll guide... (Score 1) 324

So what systems are 100% safe in userland? Or have you already forgotten about the recent Linux kernel fix which solved the problem where any X.org GUI application (like a Trojan) could escalate its own privilege to root? http://it.slashdot.org/story/10/08/18/1534258/Linux-Xorg-Critical-Security-Flaw-Silently-Patched?from=rss

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