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Comment Re:TNSTAAFL (Score 1) 272 272

"Dear god no. Lots of different companies all trying different things is exactly what you want amidst technological uncertainty." If only. reality is that we are cash cows for these robber baron corporations. If there was some competition, I might agree it would be worth it - but there is not. Most geolocations you have one choice and once choice only

Comment Russia /China crack Snowden files (Score 1) 546 546

Just read the Intercept or any other responsible journal. This is Government alarmist B$ and the Sunday Times quiesced with it. Note that a 'Downing St. spokesperson' said they have no evidence of anyone being harmed - contradicting their own agent provocateurs...

Comment Re:bullshit (Score 1) 293 293

I'm now a Unix administrator after years of Cobol/PL1/C experience. That's why I refuse to get dragged along when my fellow SAs want to write the latest scripts in Perl and Python. Why do I need to learn a new language that is poorly typed when I can write the same stuff in a Posix shell ?

Comment Car polution (Score 1) 395 395

I thought I saw a program that they did this in Colorado, or some other state. The point was it was easier and cheaper to monitor passing traffic and have the state pay to fix the cars that were the major poluters than have everyone go through an emissions check every year - or something like that. And I remember is was more like 10% of the cars caused 90% of the polution.

Comment Re:It's my birthday today! (Score 1) 286 286

Yeah, that's what I miss most. and getting prescription glasses seems to make it worse. I used to use store reading glasses only for reading and computer, but now I'm having trouble seeing everything.. :( Apart from that, having an active young dog to take care of helps with my arthritis. Mentally, I'm way ahead of most of my peers in Unix Support - experience DOES count for something after all..

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