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Comment Re:"Where do you live?" (Score 1) 920

Pizza is so expensive in China, and there's basically just the big chains like Pizza Hut or Papa Johns (latter one wasn't too bad)

Anyway about my own best, in Denmark, and generally the places with italian owners are better, the balkanese or turkish owned places are also alright, gotta say that I prefer the thin crust, simple topping, soft edge style pizza over the cheesed-up american deep-pan.

Also I don't like that way many american places makes their pizzas with tomato and cheese and bake it in advance, so when the customer decides what to top it with, it's baked again with the selected topping. I guess they don't do so everywhere, but that's really a sure way to make pizza taste boring, never saw this way of making pizza before my first visit to the US.

All I can say is that there's got to be a reason why Pizza Hut tried and failed in Denmark, lots of good options, no need for a "standard" to keep quality up.
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Submission + - Israeli ISPs caught interfering P2P traffic (ynetnews.com)

Fuzzzy writes: For a long time, many people have suspected that Israeli ISPs are blocking or delaying P2P traffic. However, no hard evidence was provided, and the ISPs denied any interference. Today Ynetnews published a comprehensive research which for the first time proves those suspicions. Using Glasnost and switzerland, evidences for deliberate delays and DPI were found. From TFA:

Since 2007 Ynet has received complaints according to which Israeli ISPs block P2P traffic. Those were brought to the media and were dismissed by the ISPs.
Our findings were that there is direct and deliberate interference in P2P traffic by at least two out of the three major ISPs and that this interference exists by both P2P caching and P2P blocking.

Comment Re:Heinlein was WRONG (Score 1) 311

Hey, you know my neighbours!

Despite guns not being legal here to others than police, athlete shooters and hunters, they still manage to shoot after eachothers in public.

Well, despite that I'm personally not very fond of guns, I can't let go of the thought that all the restriction of firearms does here, is to guarantee that only authorities and bad guys have guns.

While I trust the police and military here very much, I don't trust that bad guys will only shoot after bad guys or the police. I would like more liberal laws around defense weapons here, not even pepper spray is legal.

However, I would not mind if getting a permit would require some training and testing, and I would not mind to be registered so the police would know if and what weapon I have, they could also very well limit how powerful it would be allowed to be and how many guns I could have, but I would like it to be more liberal than it is.

Submission + - Israeli Company Enables iPhone Video Calls Via App (recombu.com) 1

andylim writes: The ability to make video calls is something that many people thought the iPhone 3GS would feature but it didn't. An Israeli company called Fring, however, has managed a way to enable iPhone video calling via its app. The Fring iPhone and iPod Touch app allows you to make mobile video calls to other Fring users and more impressively to other Skype users — something not even Skype has achieved yet.

Comment Re:Why? (Score 3, Insightful) 405

This is exactly what I evaluate when choosing OS. One this is corporate class support, the other is what the OS itself supports.

I don't know if it has been fixed today, but when I last tried and tested OpenSolaris as a replacement for my Linux, I ended up ditching it because of lacking support for Bluetooth.

While this particular feature isn't vital to a server, other features may be. So my general advice to OP would be first to make clear what the requirements are, and put priority to the corporate support vs. license question. Since OpenSolaris and BSD are what's left to decide between, I would guess the license isn't that important.

So if OpenSolaris supports all the hardware and features needed for the task, I would go for that in a corporate environment, because of the posibility of corporate class support. If the company already have plenty of experienced un*x admins to provide a 24/7 3hr support on its own, I'd say go for FreeBSD, because development is more agile than OpenSolaris, new features and hardware are supported quicker on this platform, and given you have these skillfull admins already, the new stuff could be made to work easily.

Submission + - "Impossible" technology (cnet.co.uk)

ianpm writes: CNET UK has a feature about technology that's "Totally Impossible". In reality, it's all perfectly possible, but it's reasonable to say that all of it does at least boggle the mind slightly. Interesting to hear if Slashdotters have any better suggestions of implausible technology that's either possible, or on the verge of being so?

Submission + - Toshiba employee arrested for TV copy software (examiner.com)

JoshuaInNippon writes: A Toshiba employee in western Japan has been arrested on charges of copyright violations for selling software online that breaks copying limits on certain Japanese digital TV recording and playback devices. The software specifically overrides limits on a program called "dubbing10" which is used in devices sold by companies such as Sony, Sharp, and Panasonic. It is believed that the man generated thousands of dollars worth of earnings for himself by selling to at least 712 people, including one teenager who then resold the software to another 240 people. This is the first disclosed cased in Japan of someone being arrested for selling such limit-removal software for digital TV recording. Since it sounds like he has already admitted to selling it, although denies creating it, and due to the generally high conviction rate of those arrested by Japanese police, his future does not look so bright at the moment.

New Theory of Gravity Decouples Space & Time 575

eldavojohn writes "Petr Horava, a physicist at the University of California in Berkeley, has a new theory about gravity and spacetime. At high energies, it actually snips any ties between space and time, yet at low energies devolves to equivalence with the theory of General Relativity, which binds them together. The theory is gaining popularity with physicists because it fits some observations better than Einstein's or Newton's solutions. It better predicts the movement of the planets (in an idealized case) and has a potential to create the illusion of dark matter. Another physicist calculated that under Horava Gravity, our universe would experience not a Big Bang but a Big Bounce — and the new theory reproduces the ripples from such an event in a way that matches measurements of the cosmic microwave background."

Comment Re:English, and regular traveller (Score 1) 1095

It's important to remember that not all equipment works with a 110-250V range, at least remember to check it.

As for the plug adapter, I have two, one of those terrible multi-plugs which slides and all, mostly because in some countries, you never know what plug your hotel has chosen to settle on. However for the american plug I found a brilliant kind of plug that allowes almost anything to be plugged into it, bought it for $4 in one of New York's chinatowns.

For charging my phone, i bought a cable that uses the USB to charge it, since i have one where you can enable USB power to stay on while the computer is off, besides, many phones charges from USB even without a special cable.

I usually don't bring more electronics than that, sometimes a camera, but I prefer to experience things rather than seeing them on an LCD.
Hotels most often include wifi in the room price, and internet stations in their lobbies, I see no reason to stalk an internet café, disgusting keyboards, and some are very noisy as many are about gaming these days.

Comment Re:Heathrow (Score 1) 1095

it's such a hassle to convince security that it's alright for you to bring a bottle of liquids on board the plane, anal lube may be okay if put into a sealed clear plastic bag.

Anyway most (non-discount) airlines offer free drinks during intercontinental flights, including whisky.
I don't know if there's a legal drinking age in the air, but I've never heard them ask anyone for ID.
Internet Explorer

New Attack Fells Internet Explorer 202

alphadogg writes "Attack code has been identified that could be used to break into a PC running older versions of Microsoft's Internet Explorer browser. The code was posted Friday to the Bugtraq mailing list by an unidentified hacker. According to security vendor Symantec, the code does not always work properly, but it could be used to install unauthorized software on a victim's computer."

Comment Re:yep... (Score 1) 778

hmmm... not wearing a watch can be just as much a statement as wearing one.

But you're right, watches are much longer standing statements of style and status than any mobile phone, which will anyway be changed every 6-12 months.

I've not been wearing a watch for several years now, I do find it troublesome to pull out my phone for it and it certainly isn't something to attract ladies. However not wearing a watch may signal "I've got time for you", "I can manage my day unassistedly" or "I'm not handcuffed to time", and I always show up on time.
All I'm saying is that not wearing a watch can be just as strong a signal as wearing a Rolex or whatever, as long as you're not a slack regarding time.

However you do lose opportunity of looking busy and checking your watch if you're in a situation you'd rather escape from.

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