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Comment: Re:DING DONG! (Score 2) 140

by Zeio (#47948905) Attached to: Oracle CEO Larry Ellison Steps Down

No, not at all. If you know who Mark Hurd and Safra Catz are, you will be wishing for kind, nice old Larry back.

I was in a meeting with Safra a while back. I was a fly on the wall. Then a discussion came up about engineering details. Not too relevant to business besides timelines.

She interrupted the line of thinking and said the "Little people will take care of this."

She is amazing to hear speak, she has her business acumen, some technical chops, and she has her stuff together. She is one lean, mean chainsaw. Larry is seriously tame compared to her.

And Hurd, well, he is known for slash and burn techniques that do well for shareholders (in consort with a favorable market) but usually reduce headcount in sometimes painful ways. HP has many coffins with Hurd's name on it.

Larry is going to sit in a lawn chair enjoying retirement and watch Hurd and Catz vie for total power, control and domination. I put my money on Safra. He gets to watch a cage match to see who wins the title of Larry, Turbo Version 2.0++

Comment: Musk worship (Score -1, Flamebait) 260

by Zeio (#47853451) Attached to: Tesla Plans To Power Its Gigafactory With Renewables Alone

I get a little tired of the Musk worship.

Why does his company need a huge pile of tax breaks to succeed? If I open a company tomorrow, how can I get away with not paying taxes?

Why are Tesla's debt bonds in Junk status but he continues to get freebies from states?

Why are Tesla's cars so rudely expensive? Is there a plan for a 4 door sedan that a real family can afford in the 20K - 30K range like the Prius?

Why is it that a guy with a big mouth and political friends on all sides gets so much tax subsidy, loans, breaks and deals?

Why are guys who run factories employing tons of US citizens in US based factories (like Toyota) who produce super reliable product with great mileage get slapped by the media when a bogus story about a gas pedal getting stuck?

Not sure why people need a super-hero.

3.8 million priuses have been sold and cab drivers will tell you they easily go into the 300K range and even if the battery runs out the car is still useable.

But instead we continue to give money to the cartoon guy.

Comment: Re:This is what the US has become (Score 1, Insightful) 137

by Zeio (#47842527) Attached to: Deadmau5 Accuses Disney of Pirating His Music

Agree. They should be fought. Their copyright extension act is unconstitutional as it violates equal protection of laws. However, the oligarchical collectivists enjoy total control over the laws in the USSA Police state.

Deadmouse is, however, an un-original riff ripping repetitive douche and would be a bad rallying point for this cause.

A good treatment of US crappyright law is here:

Generally totally favors drug, software and media companies and screws everyone else.

Comment: Normally I'd side with anyone but Disney, but. (Score 0, Flamebait) 137

by Zeio (#47842495) Attached to: Deadmau5 Accuses Disney of Pirating His Music

Normally I would side with anyone but Disney. From criminal copyright extension acts, to aggressive MPAA, RIAA support, to supporting trash like DMCA and even bribing the US police state to craft up illegal monopolistic oligarchical collectivist trash like the Sonny Bono Copyright Extension act which crafted an illegal unconstitutional law (by equal protection of laws) to extend the copyright of Mickey Mouse and Disney related trash which incidentally was initially STOLEN by Walt from Ub Iwerks.

I've been listening to electronic music forever. Never have I seen the worst of the worst rise to the top like deadmouse - whose idiot name I will refuse to spell with a "5". He is an unoriginal repetitive uncreative monotonous loser hack. He steals he stupid mickey mouse image from Prisney (Prison-Disney) - he steals his riffs and rhythms and beats from decades of those who come before him and honestly I would rather listen to the likes of Boney-M and Dschinghis Khan who in my opinion are more relevant to Music than this puke Deadmouse.

Comment: Re:What's wrong with Windows Server? (Score 5, Insightful) 613

by Zeio (#47813621) Attached to: You Got Your Windows In My Linux

Closed source isnt even the bar anymore. GPL lunatics crib about CDDL and a whole host of other licenses. I'd rather have closed source that works than open half-bake.

systemd is breaking UNIX tradition - which is things may suck, but they suck simply. Now its a horrible mess. We now have (1) scripts, (2) openrc, (3) upstart and (4) systemd. What a sick joke.

And the best thing I've seen so far to replace startup scripts is Sun's SMF... NIH alert! We couldnt have copied that - something that actually worked - no we need to have yet another method of starting things.

Worse thing is eth0 is now en0p1FuK0001, drivers are modprobbed in random order, stuff gets renamed and moved around, and NetworkMangler aka NetworkManager is shoved down our throats.

Its horrible. And its very desktop-ish.

What do you expect from a guy whose magnum opus was a sound framework for linux. Yeah, thats the guy you want re-writing how everything starts and stops. Dont copy the guys who invented NFS or ZFS or stuff like that, copy the junk the sound guy comes up with.

Comment: Re:Never mind the quantity, feel the quality (Score 1) 331

by Zeio (#47692577) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: How Dead Is Antivirus, Exactly?

The police are paid by corrupt politicians with counterfeit dollars aka federal reserve notes. The LEOs and Military Brass take pay and pension and work daily to undermine or flat out destroy freedom and liberty here in the police state USSA. They are designed to make arrests to feed people into the law-machine for extracting wealth. They are not primarily out to maintain law and order, as we can see from Ferguson, this outfit is not smart FBI types that can profile a criminal or crowd and work to maintain law and order. They are generally morons who didnt serve in the military with guns, they never pay for a crime they commit (thin blue line, weasel justice system) and they dont care about law an order, they care about feeding people into the machine.

I refuse to put them on a pedestal in the days of lawless government.

Comment: Re:Better Idea (Score 1) 82

by Zeio (#47692565) Attached to: EFF's Cell Phone Guide For US Protesters

I like how we still think we can stop the police state with voting for politicians that support an expansion of police state power and doing "sneaky stuff" to try and get around the jackboots. IF its not already too late, the only way out of this horrible 1984 world we live in is to consider the government as the enemy of freedom and liberty rather than seeing it as something that can be fixed by playing by its rules.

Comment: Re:The problem is hipsterism, not engineer culture (Score 1) 262

by Zeio (#47651973) Attached to: Silicon Valley Doesn't Have an Attitude Problem, OK?

Ive noticed this. Bad. It shows up with the flocks of NJ, NY license plates. But true computer science genius is a rare commodity now days. Part of the reason it doesnt pay. The secretary at Microsoft made a buttload of money. Nowdays, with scamming, outsourcing, part timing and contracting along with strategic dilution and Steve Jobs Pixar stunts, most regular nerds are not setup to make it big. Its a few elite non-engineers that get together and fleece the talent for every cent its worth. I am lucky to work at a startup where everyone in engineering is way above average, and there are some serious heavy hitters with no attitudes there.

But this in the last 8 years in SillyCON valley has become an exception. The wolves are here to fleece until this bubble pops. They also collude with oligarchical collectivists and governments to analyze every piece of information about you.

Comment: Re:San Francisco mentality... (Score 0, Troll) 262

by Zeio (#47651937) Attached to: Silicon Valley Doesn't Have an Attitude Problem, OK?

Yep. Exactly what I've seen here. I've made a lot of money here but never enough to even carve out a simple middle class life. We are planning to move out of the area soon. For all the talk about being the masters of the universe here in SillyCON valley, the Native Americans had better and more accessible housing in the form of leather hide teepees than we get here in SillyCON valley. Its all open and flowers and wonders and apple logos and googlers - yeah, until you suggest they build more places for regular middle class folks to live. Not going to happen. Sad really as all these NJ, NY and other stock market grifters showed up and made SillyCON valley no longer about innovation but more about get rich quick schemes and oligarchical collectivism which colludes with the police states worldwide.

Comment: Re:for christ sake stop comparing things to NASA (Score 1) 225

by Zeio (#47378537) Attached to: Senate Budgetmakers Move To End US Participation In ITER

The ability for the government to provide water, roads, infrastructure and schools that don't produce idiots is being utterly crippled by entitlements listed above as you can see adds up to the tune of 2 trillion.

The discretionary budget is the actual part of the government actually trying to govern and run things, the statutory part is generally people literally doing nothing productive and receiving money.

By the time you take out defense spending, the budget of the US government is laughably small for 300+ million people.

Comment: Re:Idiocracy is here. Now. Not in 500 years. (Score 1) 225

by Zeio (#47378489) Attached to: Senate Budgetmakers Move To End US Participation In ITER

Doubtful. Read about Srinivasa Ramanujan - some random guy, in random back woods India, randomly gets a boot on math by Gauss, invents / discovers and creates his own notation for himself of all the math discovered since Gauss 1820-1830 to 1900 in his own notation and sends the basis for all super fast pi series (the latest being a improvement of Ramanujan's formula by the Chudnovsky brothers or some such).

Ramanujan dies of a cold in 1920 at the age of 32.

You telling me all the people in a world of 7 billion with minds like this get discovered? Rubbish.

Ramanujan used to say Shiva would come and write formulas in blood in his dreams and people around him though he was a weirdo because he hoarded paper to write this stuff on.

I doubt you'll find all these minds the way things are today.

Most people around Ramanujan at the time probably acting like the fools in Idiocracy do towards Joe Bauers.

Comment: Re:Idiocracy is here. Now. Not in 500 years. (Score 1) 225

by Zeio (#47378403) Attached to: Senate Budgetmakers Move To End US Participation In ITER

Not sure if you travel much. But please to pay a visit to South Africa, Pakistan or some other places like those and drive around a bit. Any place with high birth rates, and you'll see, just like in Idiocracy, smart educated caring people have less kids to do a better job raising them than the animal-humans in some of the third/fouth world places. The population growth rate has gone down, yes, but the population is still going up.

It is well documented the growth is largely in under and undeveloped countries.

Current annual birth rates are ~ 130,000,000 - about the same as it was in 1980 - but, all the smart countries, Japan, EU, USA, etc, are hanging up the wedding tackle and all the retards are keeping it up.

Also, try giving a steak dinner, a hot shower and a car to drive to work for 7 billion every day. Aint gonna happen anytime soon .

How many QA engineers does it take to screw in a lightbulb? 3: 1 to screw it in and 2 to say "I told you so" when it doesn't work.