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Submission + - Julian Assange loses extradition appeal at Supreme Court (bbc.co.uk) 1

sirlark writes: Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has lost his Supreme Court fight against extradition to Sweden to face accusations of sex offences. The judgement was reached by a majority of five to two, the court's president, Lord Phillips, told the hearing. Mr Assange's legal team was given 14 days to consider the ruling before a final decision is made, leaving the possibility the case could be reheard.

Comment Pornstars (Score 1) 722

At a place I used to work we used to name the servers after pornstars (are those fictional people or people "I know"?). Then we got a new boss that found out about our little naming scheme and after much thinking on his part he eventually came up with a new system and after that all new machines where named in some boring non-descript alphanumerical way. That way nobody can apparently get offended.

Comment Cold, dead hands. (Score 1) 669

Personally I belive there will always be room for printed books, I'll continue to buy them until there are no more trees. They fill a need that an e-book and some kinda of e-book reader won't ever be able to fill.

So to sum that up; You can have my books when you pry them from my cold, dead hands.

Comment By law Sweden can't extradite ... (Score 1) 973

By law (utlänningslagen, also possibly various international conventions) Sweden can't extradite him, or anyone else, to the USA, or any country where, if he is eligible for or risks the death penelty.

I'm sure they'll find some legal wiggle room for it tho if they have to, just like they do for other things they "need" to get done, but I would expect somewhat of an outcry if it happened.

Comment Re:Bad controls are another reason (Score 1) 341

Has anyone here ever completed Ghost and Goblins or its hellish kid brother Ghouls and Ghosts? Or even had the patience to make it through the second, or first stage?

Arcade vesion: I'm sure someone has, possibly, perhaps. Not me tho. I got past the graveyard, jumped over the little moving swamp squares (and fell down and died more often then not). A few times I defeated the first "boss" and got into the next zone. I never got past that. This all in all probably cost more then a new game does for any home system. But even tho it sucked hard in that regard, completion wise, I never really minded it since I always enjoyed playing real arcades.

Home system version (Spectrum, C64, Amiga): Yes. But only thru cheating and massive amounts of cursing!

Comment Re:Is this a Godwin-invoking comment? (Score 1) 764

That is the thing; All things can't be replaced while some can. You made some fine examples of things that most likely can't be replaced. Lets not totally rule it out tho, a solution could possibly be found even tho it looks unlikely at the moment. But in a potential shortage you have to prioritize; make IV kits or make condoms. I'd rather spend that oil then making IV kits.

We also most likely waste A LOT of plastic; like do we actually need to wrap every single item, in some cases two or three layers; first the outer box, then a bag inside the box and then individual per item inside the bag inside the box inside the plastic shrink wrap.

Do they really need to shrink wrap my newspapers (or every magazine on the planet for that matter). Sure they get wet if it rains, annoying but hardly the end of the world.

I'm sure one could figure out a lot of waste that might be convenient now but really not needed. That is the plastic you could then use to make things we actually do need.

Comment Re:Is this a Godwin-invoking comment? (Score 1) 764

So instead making condoms out of oil they'll start to (ok they already are) make them out of animal intestines again. Instead of using plast boxes we'll start to use glass containers. Some things will probably be a lot harder to replace tho but it's not the end of the world. Possibly the end of the world as we know it, but then that should have happened quite a few times already durring human civilization.

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