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Comment: Infrastructure (Score 1, Insightful) 447

by DaMattster (#46772507) Attached to: Survey: 56 Percent of US Developers Expect To Become Millionaires
The infrastructure guys always get fucked over, always! Without infrastructure, what will your whiz bang application run on? Software Engineers, developers, you guys have it made whereas the lowly systems and network admins only get recognition when something takes a shit.

Comment: Rubbish! (Score 1) 179

This study just reeks of poor design. After all, doesn't the violent content create the experience which then leads to gamer aggression? Sounds to me like a poorly conducted study to try and take the heat off of the gaming industry. It's almost as bad as guns don't kill people, people kill people. Come up with a logical argument. That much said, I'm fully for ownership of firearms and no regulation of video games.

Comment: Re:bullshit (Score 1) 303

by DaMattster (#46692881) Attached to: OpenSSL Bug Allows Attackers To Read Memory In 64k Chunks

I call BS. We are talking FOSS here so there can be absolutely no security issue because it was produced by a large community of do-gooders who vetted all commits for us and this means that every bug gets caught within seconds of being committed.

It is a fact (not theory or guess) that only commercial, closed software has security flaws.

Well, it is a security flaw/hole until it's been plugged.

Comment: Thoughts (Score 1) 645

by DaMattster (#46682845) Attached to: Should Microsoft Be Required To Extend Support For Windows XP?
Yes, Microsoft should be legally required to provide specifications to third party vendors wishing to keep supporting Windows XP. In retrospect, I don't know why Microsoft did not see this as a potential vertical market and additional revenue stream. They could make additional money off of an obsolete operating system that has more than covered the research and development costs associated with it by charging potential vendors for access to certain amounts of XP code and specs. Meanwhile, they can continue to push the importance of upgrades and it's not like modern software will really run on XP anyways. Shortsightedness abounds!

Comment: Re:Can't blame the incumbent or the governments (Score 2) 223

by DaMattster (#46682741) Attached to: Why There Are So Few ISP Start-Ups In the U.S.

There were thousands of independent ISPs once, they extincted themselves because they lacked the vision to work together and instead died one by one. I had a ringside seat.

They went extinct because the cost of building the infrastructure to provide the broadband internet access that consumers now demanded. It fell on king telecom to build that out. Even with the number of ISPs that you pull out of the air, I doubt they could collectively come up with the 100s of millions necessary to make this happen. Government helped the big boys make it happen and also created regulatory nightmares to ensure that the telecom industry is an oligarchy.

Comment: There may be a way (Score 3, Interesting) 223

by DaMattster (#46682717) Attached to: Why There Are So Few ISP Start-Ups In the U.S.
To become a small town ISP by providing longer range WiFi and deploying it in the 5GHZ or 24GHZ spectrums. Ubiquity makes very reliable equipment to make this happen and if the area is terrain-friendly, it certainly is possible. To build out a high speed, broadband wired infrastructure is nearly impossible with the government and regulatory issues alone. Ever notice how the large telecom corporations wine about free markets when bills are introduced that don't favor them but when the legal winds are in their favor, it is "fuck free markets, we want to own it!"

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