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Comment: Re:My thoughts (Score 1) 150

by Dragonslicer (#48151037) Attached to: If Your Cloud Vendor Goes Out of Business, Are You Ready?

As well having to pay for redundant backup servers. Managing good data backup and storage policies. While might be easy for a couple of servers for larger demand it could become a huge waste of your time. The cloud company should be doing this maintenance.

Key words there being "should be". You won't find out that they aren't until your data is gone.

Comment: Re:Why..... (Score 1) 259

by Dragonslicer (#48149261) Attached to: "Double Irish" Tax Loophole Used By US Companies To Be Closed

Because taxes are used for paying for municipal/government protections, services, etc. If they have no physical entity then why should they pay for these things? It's not that simple, is all.

Okay, then they shouldn't get any government protections or services at all. That includes the courts, so if they don't pay taxes, they lose the ability to sue anyone for things like copyright infringement.

Comment: Re:PETA won't be happy until all animals are extin (Score 1) 367

On the other hand, why should there even be the concept of a "beast of burden"? The real question is "what does ethical interaction with animals look like?", and PETA seems to have taken the position that there is practically no such thing. To the PETA fanatics, any deviation from an animal's natural life is cruel. To an extent, they have a point - where mankind once relied on animals to provide capabilities humans do not possess, technology has now progressed to the point where there is little need for domesticated animals.

I guess that at least would make their killing of animals consistent with their ideology. For all of these species that only exist because of humans, they have no natural life, so the only solution is to eliminate the species. I still completely disagree with it, but maybe that's their end goal.

Comment: Re: Intel Common Core i7 (Score 0) 238

by Dragonslicer (#48116901) Attached to: Where Intel Processors Fail At Math (Again)

Calling bullshit. I was helping my daughter with her math homework the other night. One of the questions was: 8 + 5 = 10. True or false ? The lesson's answer was true. How can that be ? By somehow ignoring the extra 3.

What kind of crap is that ?

The kind of crap known as "significant figures".

Comment: Re:We don't know the details (Score 1) 740

by Dragonslicer (#48085599) Attached to: Complain About Comcast, Get Fired From Your Job

He basically threatened them with reporting them to the IRS and SEC for violating accounting standards, and he didn't just threaten a nobody, he threatened another accountant... But the fact is they called his employer and got him fired. There is almost nothing he could have said on the phone to them to justify that.

These two statements seem to contradict each other. You don't think that an accountant threatening to falsely report violations of accounting regulations is an offense that warrants being fired?

Comment: Re:So what you're telling me (Score 1) 146

by Dragonslicer (#48081981) Attached to: Details of iOS and Android Device Encryption

for me, and I think for a lot of /. readers, the biggest issue is comparing a solution that currently exists to vaporware that may exist in the future. The iOS solution is already implemented in the new OS which is on 50%+ of all iDevices after just one week. In contrast, Google's solution is promised for the next version of Android which will be released on TBD. This version will be used by new devices but likely trickle back to just a small percentage of old devices.

As a community we've always been skeptical of vaporware, especially when a lagging company announces vaporware in response to an innovator releasing a tangible product. Can we hold android to this standard?

You mean something like supporting full-disk encryption, which I enabled on my tablet a couple years ago? If I remember correctly, Android has had full-disk encryption since 4.0, maybe even 3.0.

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