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Comment: billionaires have plenty of time (Score 1) 228

by Revek (#48883941) Attached to: Eric Schmidt: Our Perception of the Internet Will Fade

To think of useless crap. Of course they pour money on it and make it their way. But still what a useless thought. The truth is most people have no awareness of those things and as time goes on they will have even fewer thoughts unless it goes down. Then they will respond with anger at the first person they expect to fix it. Its already that way, no need for more time to pass.

Comment: healthcare.gov is run by private companies (Score 2) 204

by Revek (#48865593) Attached to: Healthcare.gov Sends Personal Data To Over a Dozen Tracking Websites

They couldn't identify me, so experian sent me a credit application to fill out. Its really pathetic that they can't use information the government already has. Instead they rely on some private company who only cares about the bottom line. Its our governments perverse need to reduce public systems in favor of inefficient and incompetent private models. They get paid even when they do a bad job. So what you really have here is some private company using data it gathered. I would bet it was in their contract and its not even shady, its just another government sell out of its people.

Comment: If you want faster last mile (Score 2) 417

by Revek (#48810385) Attached to: Obama Unveils Plan To Bring About Faster Internet In the US

Stop giving money to mega companies and tailor your government "cheese" giveaway to companies who will build to new areas. The last stimulus scam that they tried contained so many impossible conditions that no small/start-up company could comply with them. The main deal breaker being giving the government first lien. Foolish to think any company wouldn't have a loan or two out there with a bank that isn't going to give up their lien. So either the people who draft those programs are fools or they are in the back pockets of the lobbyist who care not at all beyond what some money bags is paying them.

Comment: Re:Soon to be patched (Score 1) 329

by Revek (#48018711) Attached to: Bash To Require Further Patching, As More Shellshock Holes Found

Shill much? I had three machines. One running Ubuntu, one Centos and the last one FreeBSD. The FreeBSD box was scripted to update ports regularly. The Ubuntu machine also runs updates from cron. The Centos wasn't set to update automatically but updated without issue. I went ahead and made it update on a weekly schedule while I was at it. In short free does not mean maintenance free. Microsoft has had its share of bugs some of which remain unpatched to this day.

Comment: Re:I'm gonna go with (Score 1) 200

by Revek (#47994361) Attached to: Why India's Mars Probe Was So Cheap

Ill just leave this here. Feel free to ignore it if it doesn't match your version of reality.
NASA can't hire enough engineers. Why?
NASA faces looming engineer shortage.
The ones they have are leaving. Why?
The Flight of Gifted Engineers From NASA
Bureaucracy is great when they are getting the job done. Not so much when they slow and often halt progress. They are inefficient with the current management style they use. Bureaucracy run amok is my take on it. Poor decision making and bureaucratic overhead preventing things from being done cheaper. Wasteful money pits where they pour cash and get nothing in return.
NASA Has Spent $20 Billion On Canceled Projects

Factorials were someone's attempt to make math LOOK exciting.

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