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Submission + - No Way, Man! Last VW Bus To Soon Roll Off Assembly Line->

sbinning writes: The last Volkswagen "hippie bus" is due to roll off an an assembly line in Brazil on Dec. 31.

It seems the van that became known as the transportation of choice for counter-culture folks in the '60s can't be made with the air bags and other safety equipment that "the man" wants it to have.

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Comment Don't drink coffee (Score 2, Interesting) 234 234

I stopped drinking coffee a few years ago and feel a lot better. It upsets my stomach. It made me a lot more tense. I tended to sleep badly. Waking up at 5am. Headaches during the day. Generally felt misserable. It took about 6 months to kick off. Coffee is an adiction. And a pretty bad one. I can not understand these studies, probably funded by the coffee makers. Because generally if you drink coffee you will feel awful.

Comment Administration (Score 2) 411 411

The biggest mistake in reasoning with a lot of systems like this is that the cost of administrative infrastructure is greatly under estimated.
Cost as in time. Asking for permission, reading a license contacting a lawyer about what the legal boundries are.
Cost as in money. Productive people are instead bogged down in checking and gatekeeping. This loss is doubled, this person could have contributed but is now a burden on the system.
Cost as in enjoyment. When working on something as soon as you have a negative balance in work completing the goal and red tape. People get demotivated. Work progress gets slowed or not compleded at all.

He glosses over in one sentence saying "a sufficiently nice license". This license and the administrative system it requires can never be good enough. This system would be huge, imagine the amount of paper work alone.

Comment Market segmentation gone wrong (Score 1) 163 163

MS is trying to paint Linux in the low end corner. When in fact it is better at all functionality than anything MS can create. It will not work because the galaxy S II is already the most high end phone on the market. And it is running linux. They are too late. Imagine the next Samsung phone comming out next year. Microsoft will be way behind once again.

If at first you don't succeed, you must be a programmer.