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Comment: Re:But the inevitable (Score 5, Insightful) 165

by Bing Tsher E (#48865771) Attached to: Time For Microsoft To Open Source Internet Explorer?

Anything that retards the move to 'web base applications' is a good thing.

The whole Personal Computer revolution was based in the notion that everybody got their own computer, and a room full of IT drones in white codes couldn't hold their data hostage anymore.

Basing people's access to computing power on their connection to the Internet is a bad idea. Let the Net be a domain for information exchange, not a program loader.

Comment: Re:Hello insurance fraud (Score 3, Interesting) 199

whats next health insurance companies stapling pedometer's onto people get a lower rate?

You don't think those bluetooth 'fitness monitors' that are popping up in the market won't eventually be used to 'provide insurance customers with more preferable rates' if they wear one connected to an Insurance Companies database?

Citizen! We are all in this together. We all pay for each others' healthcare. It in in all of our interests for EVERY citizen to live an optimally healthy lifestyle.

Comment: Re:Spoofing! (Score 1) 199

My favored 'New Economic Structure' is 'Every Man For Himself' in a non-aggressive fashion. So if Person X figures out a way to fuck over the Insurance Companies in a way that doesn't hurt other people in any but a theoretical way (i.e. the old 'If Everybody Did That' bullshit) then all power to them.

Comment: Re:Makes sense. (Score 1) 629

by aztracker1 (#48794299) Attached to: Google Throws Microsoft Under Bus, Then Won't Patch Android Flaw

If you go with a Nexus phone or tablet, updates have been rolling pretty steadily. The same goes for the Moto * line of phones... Far better than any carrier at this point. From the start I've stuck with hackable devices that has been well supported by third party firmware... the issues always comes down to closed source drivers.

Comment: Re:Makes sense. (Score 3, Interesting) 629

by aztracker1 (#48794253) Attached to: Google Throws Microsoft Under Bus, Then Won't Patch Android Flaw

The issue is that the platform doesn't have a common boot, and initialization system... also, said devices are often packaged with only the drivers for that device, specifically compiled for that version of the OS... now that things are maturing, Google should come out with some common driver interfaces so binary drivers can work across platform versions. This would make sense as Google is breaking portions of the OS into upgradable units.

Are we running light with overbyte?