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Comment Cen't resell either. (Score 2) 69

Not only the price is insane, you cannot resell or rent it out either. And there's no warranty. At least in America since in civilised countries those types of EULAs are illegal.

So basically if you Buy one for 3000$ It turns out it's a broken piece of garbage then you're fucked, you cannot even rent it out for others to form similar opinion. that's why there are no reviews, who'd buy such thing for such price and then throw it into garbage?

Comment Re:Tit for tat (Score 1) 574

So Russia invaded Ukraine, USA invaded Iraq. Russia invaded Kazachstan. USA invaded Afganistan. USA didn't stop Russia from invading Ukraine, Russia didn't stop USA.
Superpowers do whatever the fuck they want. UN is powerless, we're basically back to square 1, exactly same place we were before WW1.

Also guess which is the country with second biggest number of incarcerated people (right after Seyshelles)? Hint: Not Russia

In Syria, the "rebels" supported by USA are nor the good guys, those are religious fanatics that rebeled against previous dictatoriship, but they will not create meritocracy, or democracy, but _theocracy_ one where Women have no rights.

Comment Re:How dare they! (Score 5, Insightful) 166

The whole reason why Taxi regulation and limits were introduced in many cases is because there used to be large amount of bad actors before and regulation was demanded by the clients (Poland, and many EU countries), or there was _to many_ actors (eg. NY during Great Depression) which led to race to zero where noone was making money.
The pendulum swung to far, and Uber came to life to restore balance, but we (and goverment) needs to make sure that the pendulum doesn't swing to much into another direction and we don't get repeat of what we had before.

Comment It's a bit tricky (Score 2, Interesting) 82

It's a tricky situation. The problem with paid pirated sites is that some users (read: my father-in-law for example) assume that since they pay - it must be legit. So they pay ~3$ and get infinite number of movies streamed. Because they look legit, and accept payments people fall for it, and then they are often blackmailed to pay more with threat of litigation.
So yes. I think if something is illegal it should get payments blocked.

Comment Re:This is why France doesn't do startups (Score 1) 422

Except they don't. I know it's hard to imagine but you can make a beurocracy system so hostilke that there will be _no_ company willing to do business there.
I'm from Poland but I know the tech scene in Paris and france in general. And basically there's none. Additionally the tech workers in france get peanuts. They have wages lower then tech workers in Poland, while having 2x higher costs of living. The one recruiter from france that showed up in polish RoR forum got laughted at when he offered 3k Euro netto per month which is a decent pay in france, because in Warsaw you can earn more easilly now.
So basically by having to stong employee protection french are kicking themselves.

Comment Be machine translatable from english (Score 2) 626

I think that'd have to be one of the main characteristic. If you could provide a machine translation of english wikipedia into your new language that would preserve the meaning and at the same time would be easier to understand learn and pronounce then that'd be enough reason to learn it.

Comment Re:Is it better than Tom Clancy's Net Force? (Score 1) 145

I liked netforce series a lot. It was a cool idea of what-might-be and I really hope it materializes. The way I understood VR simulaitons is they were just UI, the semi-inteligent software was doing work. But instead of staring at a console as we do, he got to play interactive 'game'. Which is kinda cool when you think about it.
It was also much more realistic then many other few-years-int-feature cyber fiction. There was for example plot where one of hackers got to do amazing stuff because he still used keyboard. Which is nice metaphore to people still using assembly today to pull off amazing demos/wiruses/scripts impossible in high level languages.

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