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Comment: Re:Home PCs are fast disappearing (Score 1) 134

by cayenne8 (#49626163) Attached to: Microsoft: No More 'Patch Tuesday' For Windows 10 Home Users
If you're a photographer or at all into video editing (Photoshop, AE, Premier, FCPX, Davinci Resolve, etc)....you'd damned sure bet you'll still be using a PC for your real work.

I can bog down a core i7 with 16GB ram, with a SSD external drive for dedicated cache, etc.....in seconds with one decent render or Photoshop project with 4-8+ Smart Objects open.

And more and more...if you are even a decent hobbits photographer, you depend on post to do your magic and you can overload a computer pretty quickly even with decen cpu, gnu and ram.

That doesn't even get into having a nice monitor(s), wacom tablet...etc.

I'd put this group maybe in between the #2 and #3 you listed above.

Comment: Re:Why? (Score 1) 147

by cayenne8 (#49622391) Attached to: How the NSA Converts Spoken Words Into Searchable Text

Why? Over most of history spying has saved lives more than taken them. I find it so odd that people on Slashdot sing the praises of the "Codebreakers" of WWII but are shocked and freaked out that they are still around today.

Because they spied on the enemy, the foreign entities that were trying to harm them.

The problem today is, this tech is being aimed domestically as well as on foreign enemies....without due process or proper warrants showing probably cause.

The objection is the broad dragnet of information being captured and analyzed, of presumable innocent citizens.

If this were ONLY being aimed at the enemy, not only would most folks here not have a problem with it, they'd whole heartedly support it!!

Comment: Re:Who will win? (Score 0) 175

Uber have been shut down in cities in the following countries:

That's the problem today with too much damned govt. rules, regulations and stranglehold on innovation.

Geez, if we had the amounts of rules and regulations a 100 years ago that we have today, we'd certainly NOT likely have all the inventions and businesses we have today.

No, that pollutes too much. No you need a permit for this, and this, and this...and well, we don't permit that at all. Are you diverse enough in your company? Do you have medical? Well, you need a license to even think about building and testing that and certainly not around here. You want to sell what across state lines? You want to drive what across state lines? I'm sorry but we have to tax that. Etc.

Shit....Henry Ford couldn't have done business today as a start up.

Comment: Re: Systemd and Gnome3 == no thanks (Score 2) 293

by cayenne8 (#49612149) Attached to: Ubuntu 15.04 Received Well By Linux Community
I'm kind of the same way. I log into root when I really need to do something...just a habit from old Slackware days.

But I do try to make damned sure I double check my directory I'm in, as well as the command before I hit enter.

I've blown stuff up before, but mostly as other users...likely that I wasn't being as careful when in as those users as I was when I'm wielding root around.

Comment: Re:You need to research that? (Score 1, Insightful) 141

by cayenne8 (#49589393) Attached to: Can Riots Be Predicted By Social Media?

Seriously, the unrest is brewing in our towns. The powder keg is filled to the brim, all it takes is a spark, and any kind will do, to blow it up. You're getting close to a critical mass of people who are severely unhappy with how things are going, the only thing missing is a focal point for this anger. As soon as a justification is found to vent that anger, you have a riot.

Seriously? Critical Mass? Seriously?

I kinda doubt it...this is pretty isolated. Seems mostly to just be a problem in the few highly packed urban centers in the US. You don't see this type of behavior, or even sympathy to it in most of the US.

And for the most part, I think the 24/7 news channels blow it up to much more than it actually is. They often choose camera angles to try to make it look like more people than it is.

The majority if folks in the US rarely if ever have a personal encounter with the police in their cities. The majority of US citizens while concerned that these isolated events are coming to our attention, they also don't see it as much a problem in their local areas or states.

Comment: Re:I certainly hope not (Score 1, Flamebait) 141

by cayenne8 (#49589339) Attached to: Can Riots Be Predicted By Social Media?
Well, I'm in full favor of protecting 1st amendment rights.

However, there are limited limits. The old "you can't yell fire in a crowded movie house" comes to mind.

I should think the same rules apply to social media? I mean, that tweet that went out saying "there's going to be a PURGE at 3pm..etc" could the powers that be not have that taken down, blocked, etc?

I"m guessing no mechanism now..but shouldn't be hard to figure how to put filters on there, no?

I don't say this type thing lightly either, it is a slippery slope...in that righteous expressions that may be controversial, political and all could be in jeopardy, but I think it is something to be discussed.

You have plenty of rights to free speech, but incitement to riot isn't one of them.

At the very least...track down the folks that tweeted to riot, and throw the book at them. Maybe just use existing law to get those doing this would be better than a censorship method like I first proposed...it might not STOP a riot as well, but after awhile people *might* actually start getting wise that it isn't smart to incite a riot on social media of any form.

Comment: Re: I like this guy but... (Score 1) 437

by cayenne8 (#49589279) Attached to: Rand Paul Moves To Block New "Net Neutrality" Rules

Compare the policies of the Democrat party with those of the Conservative Party in the UK. The Tories are left of the Democrats, that makes the Democrats a right-wing party and the Republicans further out than Genghis Khan.

And that comparison has exactly what to do with US politics?

We're talking left vs right here in America...not the rest of the world which leans far enough left to be socialist in so many ways.

I consider Obama to be very left in his views, and if he'd not gone checked by congress, would take us down the European path.

I figure if you want to live European style, move to Europe. The US broke off from Europe many moons ago because we did not want to be European. The majority of us still don't.

Comment: Re:Who could have guessed ? (Score 1) 399

by cayenne8 (#49585829) Attached to: Tattoos Found To Interfere With Apple Watch Sensors

Not sure about that, all the Apple Stores I've been in there was no shortage of full sleeved tattooed clerks.

Wow..where do you live?

I mean, hell, I live in New Orleans...where pretty much ANYTHING goes, and I rarely see people with that much tattoo work done on them.

Most people that could afford an iWatch are gonna have 'real' jobs...and you generally can't be all painted up from head to toe, with piercings galore and work in an office, etc.

So, even in a town where wild and different is the norm...folks with enough tattoos to make it in a circus show are very much in the minority. And like I said, generally...those folks are not the market for an expensive toy like the iWatch.

I've never seen any of the Apple Store employees here with any noticeable ink on them.

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