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Comment Re:Use GNU/Linux ! (Score 1) 73

I agree with you.

I have an N9 with MeeGo, which I think is the best of the mobile phone OS's I have seen, which includes Android, iOS, Ubuntu Touch and Symbian.
Fixing bugs unfortunately stopped some years ago, and new models with faster HW are also not available, that are directly made for MeeGo,
so it is less and less a viable platform, but actually it is still my favorite.
What I like about it is the intuitive user interface, and what seems to be the way that applications are interacting with each other, so it seems like one system and not a bunch of independent applications, or apps as some people prefer to call them.

It would be great if New Nokia would continue with it, or perhaps Jolla/Sailfish that I however don't yet have experience with myself.

Comment Re:You play checkers, Russians play chess (Score 1) 277

I don't why I continue to reply to Cowards, and this will be my last.

What makes you think that Putin is not also a dork?
Have you seen any of the situations he is trying to create, showing that he is actually a superman?

Trump won the republican primaries because a lot of Americans are so fed up with politicians that has no connection with the lives of regular Americans, so they saw Trump as way to protest that. Trump has the most support by 'angry white low waged trash' that has little education and knowledge about the world surrounding them.

Using the Putin card doesn't favor Trump, because Putin is in himself a moron, and he is rather seeing a moron like the politically inexperienced Trump in office than the the experienced Clinton, that Putin knows he can't wind up his little finger.
Putin knows more about what Clinton is like, but he doesn't like it because he know she is strong. Compared to the little experienced Trump that may throw fits, but won't otherwise know what he is doing and therefore a much easier target than Clinton.

In all of this I am not saying that Clinton is the perfect president candidate, but compared to Trump, there is no comparison. Trump is not anything that he claims and he is everything the moron that the opposition claims, about a financial and political failure.
Jeb Bush or Ted Cruz would have been more regular and respectable Republican candidates that I could have supported, compared to Trump.

Trump is in himself a failure, in every way!

Comment Re:Putin "endorsement" of Trump help Hillary (Score 1) 277

Actually I play more chess than checkers.

When has foreign policy paid any attention to the American voter?
Americans are very similar to the British, with the world being 'disconnected from us', so foreign policy has only attention in a presidential electorate when a lot of American lives are at stake, eg. the Vietnam War.

Well, Putin is a moron as well as Trump, and Putin is not afraid of Trump as a president because he knows well that Trump will have a lot less power towards 'pressing the red button' than any previous US president had.

Reagan was initially thought as not being a threat to Russia because many thought he was not really educated, and a moron. This turned out to be false because he had a lot more experience that he had learned from, and a political focus that few outsiders had expected, so he turned out to be a great US president of recent times.

Trump shows none of those things, except being held up by his father, moving along with mafia connections and in general not getting the financial results he could have had with the environment he was in.

Trump looks like a financial failure if you ask me, and soon he will also be a political failure.

And I am not even in the race to decide it, as I can't vote the 8.Nov.

Comment Re:How a tyrant & dictator (Score 2) 277

I don't 'know' what Putin is thinking, but I am also not wearing a tinfoil hat, and I am also thinking that American voters in general aren't stupid, and I think that Putin knows that, too.

And, as I think myself that Trump is a moron, also in foreign policy, and that Putin would think it is better for him to have Trump in the hot seat than Clinton, I believe it to be true.

Out of curiosity, why do you say Trump and Hillary? Would it be the same to you to say Donald and Clinton?

Comment Re: SoftBank, Arm, & Brexit (Score 1) 65

I think May will loose i the end and that Brexit won't happen, but I wouldn't call it that she implodes.

She has to work hard towards Brexit because she was for staying within EU, so she must now not show any sign of 'wanting to stay in the EU'.

The longer it takes for UK to effectuate Brexit, the clearer it will be for anyone that it is in fact not practically possible, especially for the UK.
When that understanding has been reached my a large majority, then May or a subsequent UK premier may work towards staying.

I do hope that this whole situation is a wake up call to the pretty elite politicians in EU, that they need backup from the people, and right now there are many in the whole EU that have serious doubts about the project.

Comment Re:LINE (Score 1) 237

If you follow the links I provided it says the following:

LINE Corporation is based in Japan.
LINE Plus Corporation was established in March 2013 in South Korea as a subsidiary of LINE Corporation.

I don't know what you think is crappy, but my family uses it and it works for voice calls and text messaging over the internet, nothing crappy there.

Comment Really interested in supporting Linux as platform? (Score 2) 106

Then I wonder, what about the Skype application?
Why is it so hard to bring that one up to speed on Linux? I mean, if you really wanted to support Linux?

An alternative could be the Line application?

It is for now only supported on these mobile platforms, and then Windows and Mac: (unfortunately not on MeeGo or Ubuntu Touch, which I have)

iPhone, Android, Windows Phone, BlackBerry, and Nokia

If we could could get them to support wider, then Microsoft could possibly also be enticed to support wider, and more honest on Linux?!

Comment Why, or why not ZFS? (Score 2) 150

The inclusion of ZFS support into Linux has been discussed for so long I can't remember the first time anymore.

And what I still can't understand is, and please excuse me my ignorance:

1. What is it I can do with ZFS in Linux that is so important?
2. What is it I can't do without ZFS?

I am not saying that we shouldn't support ZFS, because I think we should eventually support anything and everything, but why all the fuss?

Comment Not in the list (Score 1) 242

I voted 'Other' because my two smartphones run MeGo on Nokia N9 and Ubuntu on BQ.

So, you can imagine I am not craving for Apps :-)

I did get a few Apps for the N9 while they were still made for it, but that was long ago.
It is a pity, because the MeGo system is still my favorite, when I see Android and iOS of various versions.

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