* Posts by John65

9 posts • joined 14 Jun 2014

Sprint starting mass layoffs to 'improve operational efficiencies' in mobile network

John65

Re: Confused

They'll outsource to the very cheapest bidder. It's not like they don't need the staff, but if they can hire people who claim to be qualified (to be fair, many are) in another country and not have to worry about a union or pensions and pay that maybe 40% of what they pay now. That's where the money is.

Of course, as this continues in corps across NA and EU our ability to pay for the services they want to provide us continue to decrease. At some point all these great services will have to be shut down as so many of us won't be able to pay for them.

Our governments should step up. We're getting the point where corps need to be broken up again.

Want to see the back of fossil fuels? Calm down, hippies. CAPITALISM has an answer

John65

Re: Clean energy NOW

Here are a couple nuclear technologies "hoped" to be cleaner and safer than those presently in commercial use:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thorium_fuel_cycle

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pebble_bed_reactor

America's hot and cold spots for broadband revealed in new map

John65

Re: cost per Mbps

I'm on the base rate Internet service 50 Mbps down and 30 up, of course, the cost is lower than yours. Gotta say it is a great service.

Cor blimey: Virgin Media pipes 152Mb fibre to 100,000 East Londoners

John65

Re: Q from the US

I'm lucky to have Fibre to the Home. I'm on the base Internet plan 50Mb down and 30Mb up with no usage/download cap, which works very well for me as I like to play different Linux distros.

http://www.bellaliant.net/fibreop-internet

Gotta say, it's a great service :)

Ex-NSA boss Alexander joins bankers' cyber war council

John65

Re: wtf?

I'd expect that the government will mandate that any utility servicing more than a certain number of customers will have to hire a firm like this to monitor its systems, thereby enabling the continuance of the old boys network. Not that I think it was in jeopardy.

And ensuring even easy access to those systems.

The Windows 8 dilemma: Win 8 or wait for 9?

John65

Re: Time for some truly revolutionary GUIs?

That's funny. Makes me wonder if I'm the quiet one beside you :)

Windows users: You get a patch! And you get a patch! And you get a patch! Everybody gets...

John65

Try CrunchBang (#!) Linux

My 6 year old HP Pavilion has been on Linux for three or four years and CrunchBang (#!) Linux for the past several months. I find the GUIs in the different Linux distros are getting heavier and CrunchBang has kept their GUI, a windows manger really called OpenBox, very light and minimal. Run like a charm.

Higgs boson even more likely to actually be Higgs boson - boffins

John65

Re: If there is more than one Higgs boson . . .

Brian

'Hashtag' added to the OED – but # isn't a hash, pound, nor number sign

John65

unofficially # = crunch, ! = bang

haha, English is a wonderful evolving language with many names and meanings for a single symbol.

One unofficial(?) usage is # = crunch, ! = bang which leads me to a great, light weight Debian based Linux distro called #! or CrunchBang - a nimble Openbox Linux Distro http://crunchbang.org/about/

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