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Comment: Grandstanding (Score 2) 81

by Sheik Yerbouti (#48047315) Attached to: Xen Cloud Fix Shows the Right Way To Patch Open-Source Flaws

The problem is "security researchers" want to gain notoriety so they can make more money as consultants and doing paid appearances. The way you do that is irresponsible disclosure that causes a big stir. If you tell someone I discovered heartbleed they have heard of that and will take it as a credibility indicator. If you tell them I discovered XSA-128 everyone says never heard of it. It's all about marketing and PR and making bucks. That's how these things end up with catchy names. The people doing this are acting rationally but with questionable motives and their dedication to actual security should be under great scrutiny.

Comment: Re:Because they compete (Score 2) 238

by Sheik Yerbouti (#47070941) Attached to: Google Fiber: No Charge For Peering, No Fast Lanes

You got the numbers wrong they make 97% profit on an Internet connection. People keep missing that point. Verizon/Comcast are already making money hand over fist with profit margins that would make most CEOs high five their finance guy. That means if you are paying $60.00 month their fixed cost for providing your connection is like $2.00 a month. That's just not enough for the greedy robber barons. Mind you while providing customer satisfaction that by all counts is below average. AND the best part is taking huge tax incentives in the 90s to build out the information super highway only to renege when it came time to do the work saying they could not do it because of the tech bubble pop of 1999.

Also they claim title 2 common carrier status when it is to their benefit to get right of ways and claim information service when they want to block any competition. It's far far far worse than anyone really sells it. Links in case you don't believe it.

Comment: Re:Electric. (Score 1) 659

by Sheik Yerbouti (#47002601) Attached to: Future of Cars: Hydrogen Fuel Cells, Or Electric?

Insightful? Really? You do realize that Hydrogen Fuel Cells use your vaunted electricity right? They just don't use batteries they use hydrogen converted to electricity by a fuel cell. The level of ignorance here for your post to get to +5 insightful is sort of astounding.

Comment: Re:Yeah? (Score 2) 360

by Sheik Yerbouti (#46784487) Attached to: Mercedes Pooh-Poohs Tesla, Says It Has "Limited Potential"

Have you been in a Tesla Model S. Because I have been driven around in one and I have been in a Mercedes S Class and the one thing that struck me about the Tesla was oh my this is like an S Class maybe even nicer. I have never been in a nicer American built car. All the sudden the price made more sense to me. It's in BMW 7 series S class territory for sure.

I am not an eco guy by any stretch more of a car guy actually but that seems to me to be the best built American car you can buy. I think Tesla has a lot to be proud of with that car and not just because it's electric.

Comment: Re:Why bother? (Score 2) 182

by Sheik Yerbouti (#46365331) Attached to: IBM Begins Layoffs, Questions Arise About Pact With New York

So this!

IBM Is a terrible company and a completely poisoned culture. You would have to be a masochist with low self esteem to agree to work for them. If you work there and aren't looking for a job you might be the last chump holding the bag.

I know tons of people that left IBM here in Colorado and the ones still working there, the really hardcore types that bleed blue, even they are completely broken and miserable and ready to move on. Some after 20+ years. I would not agree to work for them under any circumstance.

Comment: Hey Comcast Eat a Dick (Score 1) 361

by Sheik Yerbouti (#46275989) Attached to: Killing Net Neutrality Could Be Good For You

Netflix should ask them for money for their content like all the networks do on cable TV. Careful what you wish for douche bags. You already make like 96% profit on the lethargic connections you sell at a premium. While taking billions in tax subsidies and not providing the promised improvements for which those subsidies where given. In short you are some of the worst scum known to the American consumer.

The only potential savior is perhaps Google fiber., As our government is pretty much entirely compromised by industry lobbyists at this point.

Comment: Simple solution (Score 1) 578

by Sheik Yerbouti (#43905325) Attached to: A Serious Proposal To Fix Windows 8

It's simple just put an option in control panel to revert to "classic" windows 7 just like you can revert to Windows classic in Windows 7, Vista, and Xp .

It's not that they tried to innovate and missed the mark it's their my way or the highway attitude. They try the Apple thing of "We know better what you want" without the design chops of say a Jony Ive. That only works for Apple because often but not always they do know.

Comment: Just completely ignorant (Score -1, Troll) 582

This is the dumbest story I have ever seen. Sure you can 3D print a lower but why would you want to it's going to suck compared to the one you can buy for 100 bucks online. And it's NOT A GUN go ahead try to shoot it. Does not work without a barrel or bolt and if you want semi auto an ejector and gas tube. And if you 3D print those parts which actually make a gun fire and try and use them you will likely just kill yourself. So everyone please stop being SO IGNORANT about firearms. I can sorta of understand random people being so ignorant but the press is supposed to have a modicum of research ability. But apparently not if page views are on the line. This is the kind of thing that makes me think humanity is doomed and unworthy of saving.

Comment: Re:I really keep forgetting about ChromeOS (Score 1) 133

by Sheik Yerbouti (#42821579) Attached to: Why Google Needs To Launch the Chromebook Pixel

I am calling bullshit on that number one thing I think it's outright fake. I think they are paying Amazon for that to make it appear popular I don't think it's real. I work in IT everyone I know is seriously in to technology and gadgets and I have seen zero of these in the wild anywhere and no one I know is talking about them at all. I think this is all a bullshit PR campaign thought up by an ad agency in fact the suspicious number of slashdot stories around the chrome book makes me think they are getting paid as part of this deal in other words this story is a BS slashvertisement and a good percentage of the people here and perhaps even you are paid astroturfers.

Waste not, get your budget cut next year.