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Comment: Re:innovation thwarted (Score 1) 132

by 0100010001010011 (#48438413) Attached to: Aereo Files For Bankruptcy

Split Comcast down the middle. Internet on one side. Cable TV on the other. Ma'Bell style.

Apply what ever laws for DSL to have dry loop DSL to Coax so that you have dry loop COAX.

Then you could have separate companies competing for your coax internet. Comcast wants to charge their prices? Fine. Some local startup (operating over the dry loop coax) could offer unlimited data. Maybe another offers a "Netflix" package since they have a local NetFlix mirror at their offices. They could pay any of the local fiber providers for backhaul to Netflix. Everyone wins (except for Comcast's internet division).

It will also force the Comcast Cable TV to innovate because they can't trap cord cutters by raising internet rates.

Comment: Re:Given how most spend their time in college... (Score 2) 226

by 0100010001010011 (#48406047) Attached to: Coding Bootcamps Presented As "College Alternative"

> Oh, god, don't make me support those people's code.

Why? Do we make engineers 'support' the welds from a welder. Do we make engineers 'support' the plumbing from a plumber?

There is a huge gap between hiring a full engineer and hiring a technician. There should be an analogous range for software. Right now that gap is being filled by cheap Indian and Chinese programmers.

Comment: Re:Given how most spend their time in college... (Score 4, Informative) 226

by 0100010001010011 (#48406019) Attached to: Coding Bootcamps Presented As "College Alternative"

Code Monkey == Wrench Monkey.

Which is what the US sorely needs. We stopped telling people to go into trades because EVERYONE HAS TO GO TO COLLEGE. I was told in high school I couldn't take welding because I was "going to college." Guess what jobs are in short supply these days? Welding, plumbing, etc.

Sometimes you just need a trade to do a job. Do I need someone that understands coupled classes or a hashtable to build me a website or implement an idea in C? No. If you put 5-10 good coders under a good software engineer I'd trust the output more than trying to hire 3-4 software engineers.

Companies don't hire all engineers, they hire techs as well. We don't need to hire all CS or SE majors but there is a place for them just like there is a place for someone that took a 19-week course on programming.

Comment: Re:Unfortunate, but not surprising (Score 1) 450

by 0100010001010011 (#48341729) Attached to: Joey Hess Resigns From Debian

Is there a good *BSD that has figured out binary package management yet?

Not that I don't love being able to compile everything from scratch but I've stuck with debian for so long because apt-get "just works".

I think in 8 years of use I've had a handful of issues with it (or aptitude/dpkg) where as I've had many more with Windows dependencies.

Comment: Re:Ethics (Score 1) 321

It's closer to a big window with blinds. If you don't close the blinds you can't complain about people being able to stand on the sidewalk and see.

Just because the window is a fancy box you plug into the internet it isn't my fault you didn't read how to close the blinds. No one is physically entering my house. I can still call you from my cell phone while standing our street.

Close your damn blinds.

Comment: Re:If the cause of the crash... (Score 1) 165

by 0100010001010011 (#48309651) Attached to: Some Virgin Galactic Customers Demand Money Back

What about stuff that can't be controlled by the human? Some modern aircraft only fly because they have a computer doing most of the hard math for keeping the craft stable. The human's input is more or less a 'guide' to follow but a lot of the actuators are in the end controlled by some closed loop controller.

Comment: Re: Not a chance (Score 2) 631

by 0100010001010011 (#48257347) Attached to: Why CurrentC Will Beat Out Apple Pay

Those debit 'protections' are when you run it as a debit card with PIN. Almost all debit cards can also be run as credit cards. When they are run as 'signature' credit cards credit card protections apply.

Never use your PIN anywhere but the ATM. Most especially not on any ole card reader you're handed in a restaurant. Most places assume debit and if you hit 'cancel' or 'change payment type' you can always get it to run as a credit card.

Comment: Re:SYSTEM-D SUCKS! (Score 1) 162

by 0100010001010011 (#48257283) Attached to: OpenBSD Drops Support For Loadable Kernel Modules

To expand. If it's a script it has a script handler. If it has a script handler it can be rewritten.

There's no reason they couldn't add a few features from newer scripting languages to enable forking of functions or "own fun". If the kernel (the one running said script with said script handler) supports multiple cores/threads it could easily be the more modularized, etc.

All still from one script.

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