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Comment Re:PowerShell (Score 1) 152

once I discovered that output is refomatted depending on destination it was the nail in the coffin.

ls removes color if you pipe it. It is a sane thing to do, and I would guess you can override it in PowerShell too?

Like you I think the implmentation is pretty crap, I like the idea though maybe if they take it abit further.

Comment Please down vote this thread. (Score 2, Insightful) 125

If you have any accusations of the government doing any sort of propaganda then post them, insinuations have never helped against propaganda. Those links are not informative in any way, I would say that the second link is propaganda of the worst kind, and the first is made into propaganda from you by a strange context.

Comment There is nothing to support that claim. (Score 0) 99

They wanna drive on the street but not obey the rules of the road. Then, they play the pedestrian card if they get in an accident with a car,

Actually more people on bicycles means better safety, and less cars on the roads, peoples tendency to break traffic rules and laws are not linked to their mode of transportation. Lots of people drive too fast in a 30 km/h (20mph) zone, even though that is the most likely scenario for a car to kill someone, at 50 mph your kill rate is above 90% when you hit a pedestrian. When it's the people speeding that actually kill and hurt I think "playing pedestrian card" seems legit, speed matters a lot.

With that said in a recent study of 5 years of accidents there was no incident were a bicycle was hit by a car at a red light. Traffic lights are there because cars are just really bad at sharing intersections, which is the most important part of making a traffic system work. Bicycles and pedestrians do not need traffic lights, so I think cycling and walking past traffic lights is something good.

Comment Radio exist we know this without seeing it. (Score 1) 720

One could just skip the whole god is here concept and say; you can hear color in the same way you can hear radio.

I wonder how broad the spectrum is among humans in the ability of smell, sense and hearing. Considering the how bad we are att making output devices for anything else than vision I'm guessing it's hard to find a common denominator.

Comment You talk about Linux as a desktop platform (Score 1) 264

Full disclosure: I'm a middleware guy, and I greatly prefer to run linux as a server operating system. [....] Linux struggles to be a decent desktop OS

I would not call Linux a dicey desktop OS, it works very well if you keep it up to date, and have hardware that support it. I can not speak for audio on the desktop but it seems to me that you are mixing the two issues, I have complete newbies that use Linux and there are NO issues except proprietary hardware support. From what I can see it seems that you haven't even tried using Linux for this, you could perhaps just list the softwares you have tried and why dismissed them.

Please add some useful facts to your opinionated post, to make it useful. I for example have seen whole radio stations run on Linux, I have not idea how they did it but it did work.

Comment Re:WRTNode (Score 2) 157

I don't have first hand experience with it, but if you are an aspiring OpenWRT hacker then you might want to look into WRTNode. Using third party proprietary hardware is always fraught with peril anyway.

There are lots of these but they are often 4x as expensive just like this one. At $40 it's really expensive for what you are getting, if you do not need all those features which you mostly don't.

Comment Re: Seems pretty reasonable (Score 1) 263

And there might be some compensation owed

I can only speak for copyright cases where compensations for withdrawn consent is usually based on how much it costs to destroy PUBLISHED copies and produce new ones. In this case nothing has been published, and there wasn't consent to publish anyway. But copyright and privacy are not very similar.

Comment This is a silly game. (Score 4, Informative) 113

A part of Sweden called Norrland is about the same size as Kansas and has half the amount of people living there, and I still have 1 Gbps in my summer cabin there. But avarage population density has little to do with it, I think Svalbard would win that category though.. :-)

Backbone investment to remote places has just been very high priority in Sweden.

Comment It's not about cartels, it's about everone else. (Score 1) 385

I think you need to look up the definition of astro turfing. Regulation is good if it helps competition I've never understood the medallion system, and it's not relevant for me.

Driving a taxi without a insurance is a big deal for me, since I move intraffic and my lost pay checks will be paid by that insurance. If a driver does not have a professional insurance that will not happen. The stats here says that taxi drivers have accidents about once a year if not more. When this is addressed by Uber then I have no problem with them operating in my city.

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