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Comment Re:I've seen nothing but Bizarro World from them (Score 1) 48

Yeah, let's just ignore that little crash in '99 and 2000

What crash would that be? Unemployment was under 5% in 1999 and kept falling until 2001 (graph). Yes, it was bad if you were in the tech sector. More of a market correction than a crash. <Cue Crocodile Dundee> Now, 2008, THAT was a crash!

So, who benefited from that "boom"? The very same people that are benefiting from this one, and it ain't us.

Indeed, which is why I'm voting Sanders.

Comment Re:I've seen nothing but Bizarro World from them (Score 1) 48

Here's an amusing thought: Trump has threatened to run as a third party candidate if the Republicans are mean to him, Bloomberg said if Trump, Sanders, or Cruz were nominated he could jump in. So it could be a four way race; Trump, Sanders, Bloomberg, and Cruz. I don't think that's ever happened before.

Comment Re:Establishment clause (Score 1) 272

If I build a telescope on my private land, you have no right to interfere with that

Not sure if that is true where you live. Where I live you would need a building permit. There can be several reasons why it would be denied. Depending on where you live, it could be because it does not fit in. That means it does not look enough like the rest of the buildings.Or the neigbours do not like the design.
Another reason can be that you are not allowed to build there, even though other buildings are already present. This because it is destines to be farming land or whatever. Just because you own something does not mean you can do as you wish.
There are even places where you MUST build within X time. This can change from village to village, let alone country to country, so it might or light not be the case here.

Comment Re:More nation-wrecking idiocy (Score 4, Insightful) 545

I also do not understand the panic here at /. about this.

This is not a political decision. It is also not a "remove al the lines" policy. Different roads will be a affected differently. Some might even get more lines.

It does not mean that lines are unsafe or dangerous. It means that in some cases not having lines will slow down traffic. There might be lights and what not already there.

For those that say "but they will not see in the dark or with rain" there is a simple solution: adapt to the speed you can travel, so slow down. That is the whole purpose.

It wall also not be possible to now say for each and every country: all lines must be removed.

Similar studies on safety are done all over the place. In Belgium they reckon that removing the majority of the traffic lights would increase safety.

This does not mean they will remove all of them. IF they decide to go that road, they will look at it case by case.

Comment I've seen nothing but Bizarro World from them (Score 1) 48

Bush and Christie hitting one-time Senator Rubio out on lack of experience when Bush's Texas governor brother took the white house in peacetime with a balanced budget and in a boom and left with two wars, the worst economy since the Great Depression, and history's largest deficit. Then a one term Illinois Senator took that and is leaving office with low unemployment, a lower deficit, and a good economy. They're nuts.

Not that Rubio is any more sane.

Comment Re:Alternate title (Score 4, Insightful) 130

1) This is not directed at the poor. This is directed at others who are already able to pay. This has been posted and explained several times by people living in the country.
2) The downside is that it is not a complete free Internet service. Other sited are blocked. They are not a provider.

As some sites are blocked, there is no net neutrality. Now if they were to open everything and become a true free provider (with all the rules that come with it) that would be something else. This is not about what price they charge; but by what rules they play and they do not play by the provder rules, yet they clai, they are.

A rose by any other name is still a rose. Calling a tulip a rose does not make it a rose.

Comment Re:Surprised? (Score 2) 566

Did they want the UI change of Windows version to Windows version? My guess is no. People in general do not want change, unless they request it themselves AND are involved in the change process.

Windows is forcing change to users and it works. I believe XFCE and LXDE looks more like Windows than Windows.

The difference? Pre-installation. That makes people use Android. It makes people use MacOS and it makes people use Windows version whatever comes with their machine.

Except for the few elite here, people go to the store to buy a PC. They go home and turn it on. When the machine is slow, they go back to the store and buy a new one. Only a few will go for an OS. Now go to the store and ask for a Linux machine. If lucky, they will sell you an Android tablet.

And why do they get sold? Because they are pre-installed. No pre-installation, no usage in serious numbers.

Comment Re:Surprised? (Score 1) 566

People have been using Linux as a desktop for a long time now. The problem is that you can not buy it pre-installed. Sure, somewhere here and there you can, but not that big a choice.

People buying Android and there is no issue there, so it is possible.
Have it pre-installed and people will use whatever is available.

For the average user, a Linux desktop is good enough. Email, web and that is about it. Next are the gamers who will need Windows for their games.
Companies will have written code specifically for Windows, so they do not want to switch yet. If it weer up to them, they would still use Win95.

So have it pre-installed and people will use it. MS knows this and their customers are not the end-user. They sell to Dell.

The reason that there is no price difference, is because companies pay Dell and others to have their shareware installed. The cost for Windows is payed for by Norton and the others that are on your PC already. Without that income, the price would be higher and Linux would be a viable option for them.

And again: yes you can buy a PC with Linux installed if you look for it. Walk into a store and look how many of thm are Linux.

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