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Comment: uniforms have there own rules in alot of places (Score 1) 158

by Joe_Dragon (#47720623) Attached to: Calif. Court Rules Businesses Must Reimburse Cell Phone Bills

uniforms have there own rules in alot of places.

In all 50 states the basic part is you have basic wear AKA no logos / basic Dress Code then they don't have to pay. If they force your to have there shit's / etc the costs can't pull you under mini wage. If they force your to have there shit's / etc in some states they must pay for them and in other they must pay all costs.

Comment: Re:Nobody else seems to want it (Score 1) 660

by hairyfeet (#47720119) Attached to: Linus Torvalds: 'I Still Want the Desktop'

It doesn't matter as a core of the OS is being decided by POLITICS, oh and FYI but that PC World article? Its bullshit, its changed a grand total of TWICE in 20 years, from VXD to WDM, from WDM to DF, and you can still use WDM even on Windows 8. I have used XP drivers in Windows 7, that is 14 years of driver support, show me a video of you using a 7 year old driver without playing the make and break game and we'll talk.

If the core of your OS is decided not on its merits but by politics? Then your OS is doomed to become a punchline. BTW the zealots have been making the same excuses for so long that you can break down more than 90% of posts on any Linux article into just the same TMRepo memes, why? Because like Dems and Reps all that matters now is the politics, NOT the OS.

Comment: Re:$230 (Score 1) 469

by Joe_Dragon (#47720033) Attached to: Study: Ad-Free Internet Would Cost Everyone $230-a-Year

$230 per website that you use + you still need to your ISP the costs of running the local system that get's you on line. also I see that you have basic TV for $50 more a year for 1 year you can get our triple play plan with faster downloads + 1 year free HBO + hardware rent fees. and for only $70 more for 1 year X1 dvr, extreme 105, HBO and MAX. Come on you want faster internet and more tv right?

Comment: Re:Nobody else seems to want it (Score 0) 660

by hairyfeet (#47718219) Attached to: Linus Torvalds: 'I Still Want the Desktop'
Look up "Linux driver ABI" and you'll find doesn't exist. it doesn't exist NOT because its a bad idea (hint: every other OS has one) but because of POLITICS, because some of the hardcore zealots scream "ZOMFG they might not give us teh precious codez ZOMFG"...except most of the major corps ALREADY DON'T GIVE YOU THE CODE so it makes not a shitting lick of fricking difference!

So instead of having an easy to use interface so a driver can be written once and last for years (hell I have used 32bit Win2K drivers on 32bit Win 7 without issue) they will keep a throwback to the 1970s because of GNU-politics. Its sad but as long as politics takes a higher place than good OS design it'll keep on sucking. Again its not a FOSS issue, BSD has one and their drivers work for years, its a Linux issue. BTW watch me be attacked for daring to bring this up, its considered religious heresy to even speak of it.

+ - Paradox Announces Cities: Skylines->

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Joe_Dragon (2206452) writes "COLOGNE, GERMANY — 14 August 2014 — Paradox Interactive revealed at Gamescom today an all-new city-building simulation game, Cities: Skylines, which will be coming to Windows, Mac, and Linux PCs in 2015.

Developed by Colossal Order, the simulation virtuosos behind the Cities in Motion series, Cities: Skylines pulls players out of the public transportation offices and grants them the power of true urban planning and development. From zoning to building, from utilities to beautification, and from taxation to outreach, players of Cities: Skylines will have total control in endless sandbox gameplay across massive maps – all with extensive built-in mod support."

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Comment: Re:Nobody else seems to want it (Score 2, Insightful) 660

by hairyfeet (#47715259) Attached to: Linus Torvalds: 'I Still Want the Desktop'

Actually Google is taking a page from MSFT and is going EEE on Android and if the rumors are true Win 9 will either be free or insanely cheap so...good luck with that.

BTW what Torvalds SHOULD have said was "I want the desktop....but not enough to give up my shitty 1970s throwback driver model" because you look at the forums and a good 90% of what the problems in linux get boiled down to is that shitstorm of a driver model, it'd be like MSFT trying to build Windows 9 on top of the old DOS .INI drivers because when you have such a fundamental thing old and shitty it makes all the new stuff on top just new and shitty. BTW this is NOT a FOSS thing, its a LINUX thing, as nobody in the FOSS world besides Linux uses his shitty driver model, not BSD, not Android, NOBODY.

Comment: There are too many linux distros for desktop to (Score 1) 660

by Joe_Dragon (#47715029) Attached to: Linus Torvalds: 'I Still Want the Desktop'

There are too many linux distros for desktop to work good also package maintenance needs to be more windows like.

Where as you can install 3rd party apps with out braking stuff / have them be able to point to / bundle with the needed run times with out them needed to be part of the main app store / package manger system.

  As well being able to have things like use ones that are build for package manger systems. Like on windows as you can use app that use install shield, Installer VISE, apple update, Windows Installer, etc side by side without hitting major Dependency hell

Comment: Re:Why speed only a little? (Score 1) 467

by Joey Vegetables (#47714197) Attached to: Google's Driverless Cars Capable of Exceeding Speed Limit
Speed matters greatly in parts of the U.S. which are fairly spread out. Even here in northeast Ohio, which is not, at 120MPH, commuting to any of the 5 or 6 major cities closest to me (Detroit, Pittsburgh, Columbus, Erie, Buffalo) would be a realistic option. At 30-40MPH, it is not.

Comment: Re:I spent 3 hours trying to upgrade service... (Score 1) 246

by Joe_Dragon (#47709835) Attached to: Comcast Training Materials Leaked

more about Comcast

the Chicago area was even more a odd ball as in the past the old digital pack (that had some of the old analog channels moved to digital along time ago) became preferred or classic. That was before DTA and analog and digital channels having the same number Then (in the city of systems) killed alot of the analog but did not move the channel numbers but the rest of Chicago land lost some analogs to digital where you had to pay more + about $5 per tv for the box.

Comment: Re:I spent 3 hours trying to upgrade service... (Score 1) 246

by Joe_Dragon (#47709809) Attached to: Comcast Training Materials Leaked

you big fault was holding on to a cable box for 1+ year unused that may of dropped off of the system or that you where in area of Chicago land that still had a big analog lineup. I also think that in the past parts of the city of Chicago systems had most of the analog lineup scrambled. But the city of systems where on of the first Comcast systems to go all digital.

Comcast found a way to really rip off most of Chicago land and did some odd stuff. In some areas in the past

TCM is limited basic in some areas and in preferred in others. (not any more)

AS some systems (but not all) in the area have speed in the sports pack. out side of chiagoland land on comcast it is in Analog / digital expanded basic?

some systems had

also is sci-fi in comcast digital preferred / classic. (costs about the same as Direct tv HD DVR) to get hd dvr on comcast add $15-$20/m per box.
out side of chiagoland land on comcast it is in Analog / digital expanded basic. (back in 2007-2009)

the real killer was where they where doing the big analog to digital about half way though it they changed it so you did not get CLTV on the DTA's. But that also meant that you lost most CSN + games unless you got a full SD or better cable box at $6-$8 a TV.
At the same time WOW cable had CSN and CSN + on analog. The DTA where billed as get the same as your old analog lineup. As for why they did not give CSN + SD it's own channle was very odd as the HD one (took over the old MOJO HD for part time needs) that just shows looping help videos. useing cltv for over flow dates back to the old sports channel days.

It get odder later on as when CLTV added an HD feed RCN seemed to put in there CSN + HD slot (they also have both an CLTV SD and an CSN + SD slot).

Comcast did not add the HD feed of CLTV or spilt off CSN + to it's own channel. (other then a few events / games that have been on CN101)

also other systems that did not have CLTV even doing the time CLTV was Comcast only still had ALL CSN feeds. There was even an time where both att-uverse and directv had 3 live HD feeds of CSN CHI (there where 3 live games on at the same time) but Comcast only had 2 in HD.

Please go away.