The social vampires
have drained us dry and now are moving to to their next victims. Good riddance.
174 posts • joined 23 Jul 2010
have drained us dry and now are moving to to their next victims. Good riddance.
"From what I can see, other than people who'd buy the latest apple release even if it were dog shit with the logo printed on it,"
I smell a money making opportunity here. Would you claim prior art if I patented "dog shit" with a logo on it??
Trevor, just where does OpenVZ fit in this scheme of things?? I use Proxmox, which uses openVZ (and KVM which I haven't had reason to use) and it's been a cake walk to use for a small personal Linux cluster, while I have heard of Proxmox clusters running into thousands of nodes. So, in the middle of this discussion, should it be mentioned?? Keep it up, Ric
Trevor, you certainly seem to attract your share of the Windows 50-centers. If one third of what they write is true, then the market share of Windows as server would be much much more.
"10 minutes is a long time" WTF? This 10 minute example includes updating security patches via RPM. It's far far better than waiting months for patches when the Linux community can get updates within hours of a noted breach. I happen to use apt, but that is just another horse of course. Same same, I can get updates daily instead of bi-monthly. And I don't have to pay for stinkin' licenses to make the world's richest white guy richer.
What ever happened to hemp? Leave the trees alone. Legalize hemp production again. This country was founded on hemp production.
I cannot find any sort of discography and would like to know the titles of the background tunes There are some great tracks there! Ric
"Things changed when backups were archived of all the mail going through the system."
Things changed when a 10 meg harddrive cost less than $10,000. Until then, anything "old" got deleted. That was the price for the harddrive of a Lisa.
"- No. When Universities own patents, that's because they did the bloody research. Big difference between them and patent trolls"
Except that taxpayers fund the Universities while they get to own the patents. Huh?? To put it into perspective, substitute "taxpayers" with the word "investors". As "investors" we are getting stiffed.
"What matters most of all is the software.
[Yeah I knows Jobs said something like that, I don't like Apple at all, I doubt he was the first to say so, but he was right]"
Of course he said that, after The Woz built all the hardware.
"Agree MS license tracking could do with much improvement. " Where's the economic incentive to do that when they can haul you into court and pick up another $50,000?? I doubt that the original cost of licenses came anywhere near to that bit of sheer profit. That was the point of this article. :)
"FOSS doesn't solve everything" It DOES solve the $50,000 license issue effectively. I haven't used Windows since Win95 came out and have never looked back. :) Ric
"While there are small problems everywhere, the most glaring weakness is in calendar visibility and the free/busy scheduling tools." I use Thunderbird, and added the calendar to it, then added the Google calendar extension. Piece O cake! Now I have a live calendar that updates our Google calendar which pops up directly on our website via linking html script. NEXT!
"Both you and I know that the women are there to give the nerds a stiffy and to get the technology buyers aroused enough to make rash buying decisions. There's nothing distinctly stylish about booth babes"
The Mullahs would be in full agreement with you.
"I can't think of a bigger turn off at conferences than scantily clad meat draped around technology."
Are you serious?? I have a computer at home. I don't have a booth-babe at home. Nuff said.
And, do you really perceive those ladies as "scantily clad meat"? Isn't that objectifying? They are persons, like you and me, who happen to be physically endowed with very good looks and who are paid to draw attention to the sponsor who hires them to do so. It does happen to work as intended, since that is just human nature.
I see only one monitor. A decent BOFH would have at least several.
Nope, just plain ole stealing, like any other common criminal. Nothing new to see here folks, please move along.
"So they want to get rid of a bunch of science to make way for some flatulent business analysts?
Yea, that sounds like a great idea!!!"
That was what rocket "B" was for. ;
Re: I Block Them
"So basically, no one can find you."
Wow! That will certainly show them! I bet Google and the rest of the world are just crying buckets!
I use gmail google search, google groups, google+, google calendar for our non-profit. Guess how much I pay? Not one penny. I DO remember the AOL days and hundreds a month to hang out. Hrmmmm... which would I prefer to do? So, I willingly allow Google to crib some notes of my forays on the Net and in exchange get all of those services. Since I am not a double-naught spy, person of interest or an A-Lister, no worries. I do get a cackle out of boring them to death in exchange for all those services. And I fail to see what this has to do with President Obama. He'd be a fool NOT to invite them to the White House, for all of the people they hire at good wages and for the technological innovations they produce.
"In my defense I was researching a book."
Duly noted, Sir. Duly noted.
I couldn't find the pic, did they take it down?? Damnit! I like evil ginger! :)
I highly doubt I would define him as a "business man". Any decent business man values mutually profitable relationships, while plainly Jobs did not. Even The Woz got kicked to the curb.
No idea where you are getting yur downvotes from, but I have a hunch.
I don't loathe Google at all. I enjoy free email, free Youtube, free Google Group and Calendar. Love it! It sure beats the hell out of the old AOL days when you got a surprise $500 bill for a month of over usage. So, sure I get tracked, but I'm not Elvis, so I doubt they get that much out of me, while I get all of those services. :)
"I mean, I get that people hate Apple (although I don't understand why, anymore than I understand hatred of the other above named companies)"
It's dead simple, Apple screws over their customer base with very expensive kit that is obsoleted a year or two later. Then you have to fork over for the next new shiny or be kicked to the curb. I knew one guy who talked his father into buying a Lisa for their business. His father insisted that, after it proved to be as useful as a brick, it be displayed on top of a filing cabinet to remind Junior to not squander a LOT of the office cash on the next shiny thing. And, there it sat. Just the hard drive in it was almost 10 grand. They kicked us original Apple][ owners to the curb after we put the money into their fledgling company at the start. The Woz didn't do this. Jobs did. My 1978 $2,000 investment in my Apple][ was a total waste. So, if you don't know the history, you are condemned to repeat it.
Nothing has changed since the Apple][ days. It's just that no one remembers history. I was still making payments to the bank for my original Apple][ when they told us all to get stuffed. The Woz wouldn't have done that. I blame Jobs for the idiot mindset they acquired regarding customer support. Namely buy the next shiny or fuck you if you don't. Well, FUCK YOU Apple!
Kim hires the then 17 year old bloke to play video games with the kids. And he managed to keep his hands off of Mona until he was 18? I wonder what the age of consent is there in merry NZ?
The Justice system USUALLY doesn't give a crap about how sorry your are, until it comes to the well-heeled thieves who merely steal lots of money. However ...if you're poor, forgetaboutit. You will go to the slammer, even if you are 80 years old, at death's door and found in possession of a joint.
"I know about the dependencies arguments raging on the debian news groups."
..and the users have finally had enough, and these people are being shouted down and/or moderated out. In case you don't know, unlike the major commercial players, Debian has the legal status of a club. As a user you have exactly one right, to join or not join. So, whatever direction it takes, you have nothing to say about it that is binding. A user is no more than a voluntary member of the Debian community. If you want to have input, then via the meritocracy rule, you have to contribute meaningful code/effort in order to actually join Debian. If you don't,, then whatever your opinion is is just that. Opinion. Irregardless, you have as much say in what the Debian install plants on your computer as you did when Slackware came out. Zip. Nada, Volkerding put on your machine what he thought best. He sure as hell didn't offer up a choice of init systems. He was on the top of his heap, and did as he damned well pleased. Nothing has changed. You have the right to do as you please and roll your own, just as he did. nothing stops you. So, to stand on the side of the road and throw rocks, is just plain soreheaded.
It's still easy to roll your own. There's just one heckuva lot more choices to wade through. Back when I needed a serial driver, video driver, parallel driver and sound-card/scsi driver for my cd player.sound combo. (pas16). That was it. So, I rolled them into the kernel, monolithic style. Then modules came along. Now you had a choice. I still rolled them in. To get any decent speed out of my 486 I had to roll my own. Later on, came USB, hot plugging, and more specific drivers for video and printing and networking. I switched to modular then. All along, I had MY choices to make and I alone lived with the results of my decisions. I still have the choices. Nothing not needed is not loaded at boot time. Ergo, you do not have some HUGE kernel with everything loaded, while you have everything you could possibly need ready to be loaded, on demand. Big difference.
Not for $800. Nope. Next.
We are the goon squad and we're comin' to town
"That's okay, Linux isn't a general purpose operating system. It's a kernel."
Depends on who you listen to. Here's a quote from "The design of the unix operating system", Maurice J. Bach, Prentice/Hall, 1986, page 4:
"The operating system interacts directly with the hardware, providing common services to programs and insulating them from hardware idiosyncrasies. Viewing the system as a set of layers, the operating system is commonly called the system kernel, or just the kernel, emphasizing its isolation from user programs. Because programs are independent of the underlying hardware, it is easy to move them between UNIX systems running on different hardware if the programs do not make assumptions about the underlying hardware."
Ergo, Linux is an OS.
Stolen shamelessly from "http://linux.topology.org/lingl.html"
Ubuntu is using flash sales, announced via Twitter, as a marketing tool to create buzz
Look at this new thing! Too late, no you can't buy it! Yes that might create a buzz, but maybe not one they were intending...
They pissed me off just by using twitter. Screw twitter and facebook.
It'll still be okay to depict Mohammed being gang raped. I guess that isn't considered terrorism ...unless you happen to be a devout Muslim, who also happen to make up 23% of the world's population.
That's the part I don't get. How does the account holder become not responsible for their lack of intelligent use? The Brain Police should be hauling their ashes into court, for being STUPID enough to admit they allowed their account to be used by minors. I guess the beer company will be sued next when the kids get into the fridge?? It's getting just so stupid out there. While ignorance can be overcome, there is no hope for stupidity.
"I'm afraid most companies tend to behave like this in similar circumstances. Given Bill came from a legal family, I can imagine that winning was everything in his background ethos."
Bill Gates is what you get when two lawyers mate. :)
I have to wonder what would happen if MicroSoft just bowed down, adopted Linux as the OS, and focused on Office for it's profit margin?? Would they gain??
And I thought we could keep Microsoft off of Mars.
You bet. I remember praying for the chance. :)
"So we have the subjective idea of an age of consent but in some cases if you are a teacher you are assumed to be more criminal than the rest of the population."
In most states sex between "parent, step-parent, or others in a role of "parental authority" get a low grade felony, with a few years or probation. That includes prison guards and teachers. North Carolina's statute 14.27.7 is an example. I don't see how this teacher got 2nd degree though. That would mean she used overwhelming force. But, that is Texas for you.
"However, once punters catch on to the plot to bleed them annually, even more will desert to Mac than were driven away by Win8 catastrophe."
Right, Apple will just stop supporting your pricey Apple hardware, when it suits them. The OS becomes a moot point then. The Mac-Mini users are already crying the blues, just as the original Apple][ owners did in the 80's. Anyone thinking Apple will reward their loyalty has more money than brains.
Wouldn't a monorail be better for that region?? The pylons could take the stress of earthquakes if properly designed. Plus, they run above the traffic.
I'm still looking for the directors cut of Trancers. That could stand a re-make. :D
Decker will be found with his brains transplanted into a Jar Jar Binks form. He shits an assortment of spotted and striped multicolor Easter eggs when he gets excited, as he pulls out that blaster to pop a replicant. So, it's not a question anymore if he is human or replicant, it's will he become the True Messiah and learn to wear tennis shoes on those cartoon feet??
Certainly he would be in minimum Federal prison where they have nice pool tables and weight piles. He could continue his education through the new "distance learning" facilities. If you get really bored, you can read the Bible cover to cover. I did, twice. :)
Maybe that would have been better worded "both Democrats and Republicans".
Well, you could just see a monopoly issue if you completely hate on Jobs as much as I do. Good thing I am not on a jury deciding Apple's fate, as I could take naps and briefly waken to push the GUILTY button every ten minutes. :) Did I mention I really DESPISE Apple??