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Harald Tveit Alvestrand
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Schiphol. Just because.
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Mind your step!
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This tree at Grinda outside Stockholm appealed to me for some reason. Seems Google's picture manipulation service liked it too.
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Sometimes there's a phrase that so eloquently sums up what all the smoke and mirrors about the new TLD process is all about, but only if you look at it from the flipside.

Sen. Rockefeller about the .sucks TLD: “The business model behind this gTLD seems to be the following: forcing large corporations, small businesses, non-profits, and even individuals, to pay ongoing fees to prevent seeing the phrase ‘sucks’ appended to their names on the Internet,”

Flip this around: "We think that organizations should have the right to censor the Internet so that they can prevent seeing the phrase 'sucks' appended to their names on the Internet, and they shouldn't even have to pay for that."

Sorry, this.does.not.compute.

There are many valid arguments against the way the new TLD process turned out, but "censorship should be free" is NOT one of them.

#Censorship.#sucks.
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Whistle blowers never have any money, so I suspect that this would only work for companies that want to astroturf the badmouthing of other companies.   I think their proposed business model is more likely to throw off significant cash.   Which doesn't make me like them any more.
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Congestion is managed by doing congestion control - which is a second-by-second thing. Spectrum that is not being used has no value to anyone; when it's been unused for a second, that second is gone.
Monthly caps work over a range of 2.5 million seconds.
Better congestion control for wireless is something I'm 100% in favour of. But download caps are wrong for the purpose by more than a factor of a million.
 
Filed under "Are you effing shitting me?"
"There is no practical effect of data limits on the majority of users."
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It also seems like they are only surfacing a single item on the list of reasons people change their mobile usage patterns. (multi variable problems discussed in terms of a single variable are difficult to discuss properly)
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Much kudos to the hero who made "find linkable portals" about a thousand times faster in the latest version! It is now humanly possible to wait for the "no linkable portals" message to come up - it used to take forever and a day.
You know who you are.....
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Did you recylce a lot of keys recently? :P
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Those endless debates: Symbiotic thought germs....
Wonderful meme (= thought germ!)
 
Keep this lesson in mind when dealing with internet discussions. Infect yourself with these thought germes.
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Spot on :)
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Midtsommaraften at Skansen in the rain. The person on stage said she had never seen this many umbrellas on Midsummer Eve at Skansen before ... it was raining.
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My old hobby project stil lives - +Alexander Löhner has done yet another iteration of the site. Go Linux!
 
The LinuxCounter is back. Harald Alvestrand's Linuxcounter is now back at http://linuxcounter.net. The project has been picked up by Alexander Löhner, has been throughly modernized and is now back online with a refreshed web site.

If you ever had a counter.li.org account, go there, ask for a password reset and re-register, if you like.
The Linuxcounter generates statistics around Linux and its users and machines. This includes uptimes, load average, distributions, kernels and much more
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I tried his rewrite. He's sacrificed usability and reliability for eyecandy and buzzwords. But oh well...
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I just feel like making an #esc2015  comment.
Watching someone burn his piano - strikes me as one of the odder pieces of stage artistry tonight.
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I think it was Jerry Lee Lewis that started this trend.
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Elections have consequences.
So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish. 11 May, 2015 Following the election of a Tory government with a mandate to further mass surveillance, we're leaving the UK to avoid the possibility of having to add backdoors to our products at Ind.ie. Three dolphins jumping out of the water ...
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If you go to Malmo make sure you live amongst all that wonderful diversity.
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Springtime in Stockholm.
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I was on my bicycle. Ouch. 
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Sunset from my hotel window. More clouds today - makes the view quite a bit more dramatic than yesterday.
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  • Google
    Engineer, 2006 - present
  • Cisco
    2000 - 2006
  • Uninett
    1989 - 1997
  • EDB Maxware
    1997 - 2000
  • Norsk Data
    1984 - 1989
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Trondheim
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Trondheim, Norway - Bergen, Norway - Los Altos, California - Namsos, Norway
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My non-work Google account.
Introduction
I'm the only Harald Alvestrand in the world, as far as I know.

Norwegian Internet geek.

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I'm on the cover of Tanenbaum's "Computer Networks".
Education
  • Norwegian University of Science and Technology
    Electronics, 1980 - 1984
  • Norwegian University of Science and Technology
    1980 - 1984
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Harald Alvestrand, Harald Tveit