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Comment: Re:I call bullshit. (Score 1) 1003

by SoTuA (#32413556) Attached to: Google Reportedly Ditching Windows
It's a company that is staffed mostly by tech guys, who use a webmail client for corporate mail/calendar, are pushing their own office product, and use mostly web-based internal apps. This "switching to Linux" on Google isn't as difficult as a "switching to Linux" on a non-tech corporation where most people use windows. All the guys I know over there already use Linux in both the desktop and laptop google computers.

Comment: Re:could someone explain what the issue is here? (Score 1) 264

by SoTuA (#27950809) Attached to: Dealing With ISPs That Use NXDomain Redirection?

I have, when I was a contractor for a major silicon valley tech firm, the VPN connection meant everything went through the VPN, and no way to disable it (Cisco VPN software). No access to the LAN, printers, etc., and all your traffic through the VPN, as evidenced by the location-aware advertisements on the web changing to $CLIENT_LOCATION instead of $HOME.

BTW, if you have a VPN like that, disable all your network drives, or Explorer will slow down to a crawl. Took us quite a while to figure it out...

Comment: Re:None of us were filtered!! (Score 2, Insightful) 678

by SoTuA (#27230081) Attached to: What Filters Are Right For Kids?

Sure, we weren't filtered, because there was no internet to be filtered when we (most of us, at least) where growing up. I was born in the mid-70's, my parents had to worry about me somehow getting my hands on a skin mag or betamax video (both of them non-easy propositions), whereas these days there's more porn you can shake your stick at just a click away on the internet.

Other than the nitpick (this is slashdot, after all), I fully agree on education. I intend to educate my children - I don't want them to go learn by themselves like I did, my parents told me exactly jack shit.

And I will hammer the topics safe sex and birth control like crazy, the horrors of STDs and unwanted pregnancy. I have toyed with the idea of keeping tabs on how much I've been spending on my son to present him a complete report when he gets to sexually active age: "Son, this is how much not stopping for a condom can cost - bear in mind we had good jobs when we had you, how much do *you* make nowadays?".


+ - AMD running dry?

Submitted by SoTuA
SoTuA (683507) writes "Analysts report that AMD is in financial problems. The fierce battles with Intel in the past years have taken its toll, with AMD showing a important stock price drop during the last 12 months, while Intel remains steady. Reportedly AMD is cash-strapped after buying out ATi and upgrading their factories. Will AMD turn this trend around with the launch of Barcelona, or will Intel regain the ground recently lost in the CPU market?"

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