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Comment: It's all about timeframes... (Score 3, Informative) 213

by QuietLagoon (#46763823) Attached to: How 'DevOps' Is Killing the Developer

Operations people work in a timeframe of minutes to days

Developers work in a timeframe of weeks to months

Researchers work in a timeframe of years to decades

When you take a developer, who thinks in terms of months, and task that person to think in terms of minutes and hours, you are wasting a resource.

When you make someone respond to an overly wide range of timeframe-based events, the short term events always crowd out the longer term events.

Have you ever noticed that companies locate their research divisions away from the day-to-day operations divisions? It is to keep the timeframes separate.

Comment: Re:What the hell is wrong with some people? (Score 1) 266

by QuietLagoon (#46607945) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: How To Handle Unfixed Linux Accessibility Bugs?

So far 13 posts, and most of them are unhelpful drivel. Way to prove Linux is superior.

This thread shows a lot of what is wrong in the Linux community.

A significant bug appears, and little is posted besides drivel.

Way to go Linux Community.

Just fix the damn bug.

Comment: Classify 'em as Common Carriers under Title II (Score 5, Insightful) 466

Cogent: Reclassify ISPs As Common Carriers Under Title II

In a bit of a clever public relations dance, Cogent has issued a press release stating that while the company refuses to pay companies like AT&T, Verizon and Comcast new peering tolls, they will pay the costs incurred by those companies to ensure there's adequate capacity at interconnection points. Cogent has been at the heart of more than a few debates over settlement-free peering, usually when the levels of traffic exchanged aren't equal. ...

Comment: Re:Lemme posit this... (Score 1) 100

by QuietLagoon (#46539999) Attached to: College Grads Create Fake Tesla Commercial That Elon Musk Loves
You raise a valid point.

Yes, the "saturation" aspect of commercial buys is also an issue.

A local radio station, 107.1 The Peak suffers from this very malady.

For some reason, they think it is good to play the same commercial once an hour, every hour, 24/7, for weeks at a time.

It numbs the mind.

Yes, you raise a valid point. Thanks.

Comment: Lemme posit this... (Score 5, Interesting) 100

by QuietLagoon (#46539807) Attached to: College Grads Create Fake Tesla Commercial That Elon Musk Loves
If the car commercials I have to suffer through on my TV were half as good as this "amateur" commercial, would I fast-forward my TiVo to skip the commercials?

My answer: no.

This is an enjoyable commercial.

Question: why cannot the "professional" commercial makers do this sort of thing? Why are current car commercials always screaming at me?

Comment: Re:Where's the data stored? (Score 1) 208

by QuietLagoon (#46517527) Attached to: Microsoft Releases Free Edition of OneNote

It can be stored on OneDrive and doing so allows you to access your information from almost anyhwere using almost any device.

That also allows Microsoft to access my data.

Since others have said the free version requires the use of storage on Microsoft's computers, I suspect Microsoft will be scanning the OneNote data for monetizing purposes. Why else would they prevent the free OneNote users from storing data on non-Microsoft servers?

Comment: Good choice looking at Linux... (Score 1) 287

by QuietLagoon (#46429071) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Linux For Grandma?
... as Microsoft has made Windows a dead end with the Windows 8 fiasco.

If all she really needs is email and a browser, look for the simplest, cleanest UI you can find that provides that very basic functionality. Then configure the UI to looks like what she is used to - Windows XP.

Don't over complicate the transition with things you might think are cool, just keep it complicated enough to meet her needs, no more.

"Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex... It takes a touch of genius --- and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction."
--Albert Einstein

We are Microsoft. Unix is irrelevant. Openness is futile. Prepare to be assimilated.