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Comment: Re:Enterprise Turnover? (Score 1) 199

by Karlt1 (#49649971) Attached to: Future Holds Large Updates Instead of Stand-Alone Windows Releases

Because every printer mfgr has a complex driver system that doesn't work the same as normal driver installation.

You can't simply install the driver at all. You can't choose "Have Disk" and install from INF at all. The only way to add a printer is during the "plug the printer in now" step of a massive installation program.

This is why I love AirPrint on MacOS/iOS. I have two printers that were originally bought for my Windows PCs (a $40 Epson inkjet and a $200 HP color laser), but I did make sure they supported AirPrint for my iOS devices. I had to download and install drivers for all five of our Windows PCs.

I brought a MacBook Pro home from work and it automatically found and worked with both of my printers with no drivers needed.

Comment: Re:No, but your own choices are. (Score 1) 179

by Karlt1 (#49647227) Attached to: Is Facebook Keeping You In a Political Bubble?

In my experience, the reason for this is that conservatives push out a lot of hate in their postings and liberals don't. No one wants to read a lot of nasty name-calling.

I keep one right wing nutjob in my feed just for a laugh. He is one of those that believe Chuck Norris and Rick Perry along with the national guard are going to protect Texas from a Federal government takeover from the Isis-loving-Obama.

No this is not a joke:

And that Sandy Hook was a conspiracy for the government to take guns away....

Comment: Re:BAh, (Score 1) 124

by Karlt1 (#49562061) Attached to: Pandora Paying Artists $0.0001 More Per Stream Than It Was Last Year

So when should a software developer get paid for software that he wrote on his own time and self publishes?

When should an author of a book get paid?

A builder and a car manufacturer gets paid for each house they sell or each car they make respectively. Why shouldn't a developer get paid for each piece of software they write or a book publisher get paid for each copy of a book they sell?

Comment: Re:BAh, (Score 1) 124

by Karlt1 (#49560349) Attached to: Pandora Paying Artists $0.0001 More Per Stream Than It Was Last Year

So if a developer writes a new program on their own and publishes it. Should they not get paid every time someone uses it and only get paid for the time they spent writing it? Would you tell a developer if they want to get paid they should continuously write new stuff instead of expecting to get paid for what they already wrote? Should an author only get paid while they are writing a book and not expect to get paid when a copy of the book is sold?

To the systems programmer, users and applications serve only to provide a test load.