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Comment: Re:Tolls? (Score 1) 825

by Eponymous Coward (#49738141) Attached to: Oregon Testing Pay-Per-Mile Driving Fee To Replace Gas Tax

doesn't reflect if it was driven on private roads or out of state

It isn't a perfect system, that's for sure, but it's probably good enough. If it's based on odometer readings rather than GPS data, there are fewer privacy concerns.

Perhaps there should be a way to file for a refund if you drive out of state frequently and are willing to prove it with GPS data.

Comment: Re:Red Hat will crush Linux competitors (Score 1) 300

by Eponymous Coward (#49631323) Attached to: Ubuntu 15.04 Received Well By Linux Community

it is not Linux

Of course it isn't. It runs on Linux the same way that Gnome does or Emacs does.

Android is irrelevant to the desktop, or server, market

Since Android is by far the predominant use of Linux, you might have it backwards. The desktop and server market might be irrelevant to Linux. I would argue the server market matters, but it would be very difficult to argue that the desktop market matters at all, except for things like Chrome books.

If desktop Unix is what you want, a Mac running OSX is what you should get.

Comment: Re:And upping the Dependence on welfare / medicaid (Score 1) 289

I don't think social programs like basic income and universal health will happen in the US until the unemployment rate gets much higher than it is now. Once enough voters are unemployed, the political power of that group will be formidable. It's going to be a rough transition, but we'll get there.

Comment: Re:Feminism ruins society again... (Score 3, Informative) 599

Why would view a program intended to help girls as a put-down on men?

I'm all for programs like this. Give it a try, see what the outcome is. If it fails, end it and start the next experiment. If there are successes, tweak the program and continue.

Comment: Re:Fight within a platform, not between platforms (Score 1) 179

by Eponymous Coward (#49488895) Attached to: Cyanogen Partners With Microsoft To Replace Google Apps

If Microsoft can do something to better integrate Cyanogen based devices into the corporate workflow they might have some leverage. Plus an operating system that gets bug fixes and security updates might warrant some attention.

What leverage? For what purpose?

The enterprise market doesn't really matter. Back in the IBM vs Microsoft days, the consumer market was tiny compared to the corporate market. Today, the enterprise market is a fraction of the consumer market. As long as the C-level executives want to use iPhones, that's what corporate IT will have to support.

Still, it makes sense for Microsoft. They have absolutely nothing to lose. Their new focus on going where the customers are (even on other platforms) is refreshing and smart. Cyanogen, on the other hand, is less interesting all the time. They seem to be trying to make a corporate version of FireOS. I guess you can't support a business selling themes.

Is anybody other than Google and Samsung making money from the Android ecosystem?

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