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Comment: Re:No, it's not enough (Score 2) 355 355

> but on how a company hurt your feelings a long time ago

I think it was a lot more than feelings, you work months to years building technologies and then Microsoft just decides to drop platform X or technology Y and there you are with all this work that was good and successful, but with Microsoft's whim, now obsolete.

After more than one such manuver, many have left for open source, where there is no single source of feature control or long-term licensing/activation/compatibility woes (not to mention fluctuating costs). Many have learned we cant depend on long term/cross platform stability with Microsoft, they are going to have to tread the long walk before they can regain respect.

Comment: So we have a lack of people with wha skills? (Score 4, Insightful) 614 614

So, we all have heard we have a lack of workers with necessary skills...

Given that US citizens are now training these H1B workers with their job skills, what sort of skills were they lacking in order to justify the "need" for the imported skilled workers?

Comment: Re:Banksters (Score 0) 743 743

Check out - 97% Owned - Economic Truth documentary

https://www.youtube.com/watch?...

The problem is all in the banks, I just watched this British documentary that went over the different types of money real vs, bank generated (while centered in britan, it sums out the global problem). Bank generated money far outpaced real money. Its a couple hours, fortunately it isn't some alarmists screaming into the camera. The tough bit is to get all of of it sorted out before it really come crumbling down.

Comment: Direct connect the modems (Score 1) 466 466

Did it all the time; going from memory...

I go for the dead simple, zip up all the files from the source

Run a phone wire between the computerers, with the terminal call one from one (IIRC you have to disable dialtone check use ATX3 then ATD555)

and on the other manual answer (ATA)

you migh have to do half duplex (local echo) on the terminals IIR this was the quickest route for no fuss local communication

once connected use the upload/download options on the terminals to start the file trnasfer

then look on it in a few hours, it will just churn away till it's finished.

It may be slow but it will complete as expected, and there is no special hardware, program or data cost.

look at the bottom of this article on my machine to machine notes -
http://www.portcommodore.com/d...

Comment: Developer, not email security expert (Score 1) 809 809

"Suppose you wanted to send me a file with very sensitive information, how would you encrypt it in such a way that I would decrypt it?"

Sounds like something you should be dictating to them not asking them for thier opinion. Unless the developer has actually needed to use use things like PGP etc, he probably has never thought of it.

I think a better question is, We will be transmitting confidential/sensitive information, which means you will use PGP(whatever) are you ok with that? etc.

Comment: Re:So when will Ubuntu / Mint awaken to new versio (Score 1) 134 134

Knowing Ubuntu it can take months... at least not till the next release. If you want the latest on some apps you just have to forgoe the standard distibution repository and either add in the program specicic PPA or install it manually. Its not really THAT hard, once you have done it a couple times its not much extra bother.

God helps them that themselves. -- Benjamin Franklin, "Poor Richard's Almanac"

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