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by Heimidal
Sat Jul 23, 2005 9:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Car insurance
Replies: 15
Views: 2107

Males are screwed just because of their gender in the states. Females have it great in this area of life. Responsible males are screwed because of the idiotic behaviour of irresponsible males, which raises our insurance rates. Let's face it, every time you see somebody weaving aggressively in and o...
by Heimidal
Thu Jul 21, 2005 7:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Car insurance
Replies: 15
Views: 2107

I'm in a "high risk" state due to mountainous terrain and the occasional snow storm in the winter, my rates run anywhere from $2,200 to $2800 per year for a vehicle valued at $13,000. I'm 20 years old and have a perfect driving record. And this rate reflects a multi-car family discount. It's ridicul...
by Heimidal
Thu Jul 21, 2005 1:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Political Boundaries
Replies: 19
Views: 2330

prince_of_oreon wrote: For instance, you will never see a pro-lifer supporting gay marriage, and you won't see a pro-gay-marriager supporting a pro-lifer.

*Raises a hand*

Never say never.
by Heimidal
Wed Jul 20, 2005 9:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 6 July will be decided if Software Patents're allowed on EU
Replies: 134
Views: 11055

The problem I see is that patents are simply too wide-reaching. If Microsoft were able to patent the Start Menu in 1995, what would that encapsulate? Application launching from a popup menu? What if windows were patented? Icons representing documents? Tree directory structure? Keyboard shortcuts? Ar...
by Heimidal
Wed Jul 20, 2005 4:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: President Bush's new Supreme Court nominee
Replies: 36
Views: 2546

Now excuse me here... I'm English. Your president gets to choose the top judges in your court system... is that correct? If so, please tell me why any American let's this happen? From the Wikipedia entry for Supreme Court of the United States : The President makes a nomination to fill a vacant seat...
by Heimidal
Tue Jul 19, 2005 2:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: iPod U2 and iPod: color
Replies: 17
Views: 3132

rick` wrote: That didn't seem to be the case with people and the PS2 and XBox...
That type of integrated media seemed to do perfectly well :-?

... I'm not sure what kind of integration you mean.
by Heimidal
Tue Jul 19, 2005 12:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: iPod U2 and iPod: color
Replies: 17
Views: 3132

Aha i see, i was never really too well informed i guess... Maybe i might invest sometime in the future i guess, But i have my eye on the new Nokia N range of phones ... they look like an iPod killer if they can find a suitable price.... While an MP3 phone is a great idea, I doubt it will even put a...
by Heimidal
Tue Jul 19, 2005 11:52 am
Forum: 2.0.x Support Forum
Topic: MySQL/Oracle
Replies: 2
Views: 299

No, phpBB does not run on Oracle by default. Have a look here, though: http://www.phpbb.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?p=556608 Honestly, Oracle is simply not needed. It's really more power than you could ever need for the software, especially on such a small scale. We run phpBB.com on MySQL and usually ha...
by Heimidal
Tue Jul 19, 2005 11:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: iPod U2 and iPod: color
Replies: 17
Views: 3132

i have an iPod... but not one of those massive ones your never gonna fill... whats the point in having 60gigs of space when your only using about 5... To me it seems like they are premoting illegal downloading by offering so much space.. nobody can afford to pay for that much music but they still f...
by Heimidal
Mon Jul 18, 2005 10:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 6 July will be decided if Software Patents're allowed on EU
Replies: 134
Views: 11055

Look again. R&D costs is what corporations pay to inventors for their inventions. There isn't such thing as "R&D costs" for unemployed, "standalone" inventor, now is there? "Heavy financial losses" you are referring to are losses of those corporations, and benfits of general public. An R&D budget i...
by Heimidal
Sat Jul 16, 2005 1:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: GPL license questions with examples
Replies: 20
Views: 1688

Re: GPL license questions with examples

Answer: no. The software can be released under whatever you wish. Let's as a one off look at vBulletin. As we know, vB is horribly expensive, but uses MySQL as a backend. In your example, program A needs program B, and won't run without it. In this case, vB is program A, and MySQL is program B. MyS...
by Heimidal
Sat Jul 16, 2005 1:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: GPL license questions with examples
Replies: 20
Views: 1688

Example #1 is a bit of a questionable circumstance. Here's the question... Would your software be useful without phpBB's existence? The word "derivative" is used in the GPL as an adjective meaning "Resulting from or employing derivation", and "derived" means "stemming from an original source". In th...
by Heimidal
Sat Jul 16, 2005 12:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Education
Replies: 28
Views: 5836

Re: Education

* Should public education be improved, or should education be completely changed? Public education needs to be improved drastically, but should not be changed entirely. The biggest problem with the US public school system is funding. Many schools around the country are given state funding rivaling ...
by Heimidal
Thu Jul 14, 2005 7:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Long and Winding Road to Longhorn
Replies: 79
Views: 6504

I've never encountered one of these "fast-forward locked" DVDs in my 200+ collection. Or, rather, fast-forward is locked but the Menu button is not.
by Heimidal
Thu Jul 14, 2005 1:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Long and Winding Road to Longhorn
Replies: 79
Views: 6504

Re: ...

Heimidall: First off, a commercial/advertisement/preview on any media is not good. I've seen DVDs promote an upcoming movie in the theatres. Now, when that DVD is 5 years old, let's say, how valid is that? There is no reason I should be forced to watch commercials or advertisements or anything in o...

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