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Comment: Hire Engineers as Employees. (Score 3, Interesting) 210

by Zombie Ryushu (#47737327) Attached to: Oregon Sues Oracle For "Abysmal" Healthcare Website

I'm starting to think that State, Provincial, Reigonal, Local and Federal governments should Purchase Technologies from companies, and then hire their own Salaried Engineers to actually handle the operations. Stop creating these service contracts and don't let this nonsense go on.

Comment: Energy Conservation (Score 4, Insightful) 710

People need electricity to conduct the business of their lives. The issue is not that we use electricity, Electricity isn't a pollutant, burning coal is a Pollutant. Electricity use isn't going to go down. The stupidity of this, is that we don't have Thorium power plants, or Microwave Satellites. (I think the reason Solar Power is failing is because the Earth's atmosphere is creating problems for the sun's Energy to reach us, but I could be wrong.)

But we're not, we are still, burning, to our own stupid jackassery, coal. It's insane.

Comment: Android Tablets and Privacy (Score 1) 182

I have a huge problem with the fact that Android Tablets and by extension Chrome Books, require the use of Google Services. I have a Domain controller, and VPNs. I have Internal, CalDAV supported Calendaring, Tasks, and Contact distribution list systems. I have Samba File servers, and WebDav Shares with my data. But My data needs to stay My Data. Not Google's Data. When I buy an Android Tablet, I should NOT have to register for a GMAIL account. I don't want a GMail account. I want to log in to my Domain, and have the Android Calendar sync to my Calendars, and Contacts, not Google's. I cannot trust Google to not sync my CalDav based srevices with Google leaking everything on my internal servers to Google. Making an Android Tablet a security threat, and an iPad tablet, an even worse Security threat

Comment: I don't much care about NetFlix or the Content. (Score 2) 406

by Zombie Ryushu (#47033701) Attached to: Did Mozilla Have No Choice But To Add DRM To Firefox?

I'm concerned that really, between having UEFI Boot forced on us, and now EME with FireFox, even Linux is losing the war against DRM and as such losing the war on Fair use computing rights entirely. I disgree that the Internet is becoming Cable 2.0, but, the issue is that really, this has escalated beyond a technology issue and into a law and society one. I don't see any real solution to this beyond massive changes at the governmental level. Like:

1. Repeal of the DMCA.
2. Copyright roolled back to 14 years as it was at first
3. No Software patents
4. Internet Providers declared common carrier utilities.

Comment: You are going to see that where Science conflicts (Score 4, Insightful) 600

by Zombie Ryushu (#46819231) Attached to: The US Public's Erratic Acceptance of Science

You are going to see that where Science conflicts with Religion, and in some cases Industry. The Current Science that we have, with the technology and Anthropology we have, rules out the possibility of the Christian religion having any basis in reality. It doesn't rule out the possibility a god exists. It only means that the current dominant Abrahamic religions are not realistic descriptions of the universe we live in.

But these religions justify how we treat other people, why certain social groups are stigmatized, and have a heavy impact on who are leaders are, what our laws are, how we raise our children, and the legitimacy of the standing governments. If the Religions aren't true, then there is no justification for the political positions of MANY people in the US Government.

In other cases, its that we are so dependent on dangerous sources of fuel, like Coal, and Petroleum, that there is the fear of an economic death spiral. So we shut our eyes and want to live in fantasy land, until it kills us.

Comment: Cable is too locked down. (Score 5, Insightful) 56

Cable is too locked down. I consider myself a Cord Cutter. Because now, Every channel on my local Cable company is Encrypted QAM. If back in 1995, you had told people that every single channel, including re-broadcast Broadcast TV, in both the US and Canada would be "Scrambled" like HBO, Cinemax, Disney, and Showtime, requiring a cable box be present in every room, and that VCRs would be next to useless (you can still use a VCR, technically.) and that we would be paying $150+ in bills for it, we would be in outrage mode and be clamoring for revolution in both the US and Canada.

If the FCC really had a backbone (and it's Canadian a backbone, they would apply a Federal Regulation that all Cable must be decrypted and there would now be a universal access fee of around $65 monthly, .Any Cable or content provider that refused to comply being subject to Federal investigation, arrest, and trial on charges of money laundering, wire fraud, including it's board of directors and CEO

Comment: The issue is Culture, not Technology (Score 1) 267

by Zombie Ryushu (#46308323) Attached to: We Can Avoid a Surveillance State Dystopia

Right now, the Technology we have is changing the world. The thing is, is that there are still large sloths of the US Population that still has a White Supremacist, or Christian Supremacist Medieval of the world we live in. To these people freedom and egalitarian thinking is the enemy. "The other populations" must be kept 'under control' The technology will be abused to whatever means possible to control what are seen as a domestic enemy population to uphold traditions of ancestors, and this can get as finite and grandular as Parents vs. Their Children.

Comment: Windows has lost what made it a need. (Score 0) 511

by Zombie Ryushu (#45973465) Attached to: Apple Devices To Reach Parity With Windows PCs In 2014

DOS ran Doom, Mac and Amiga didn't.
DOS ran Warcraft, and Rise of the Triad, and Jazz Jackrabbit, and Hexen, and Wing Commander.
DOS ran Quake, and Elder Scrolls Dagger Fall

All these things were of the caliber that made you want a DOS Machine

Windows 95:
Gave us Starcraft, and Soul Trap, and Mechwarrior 2,
Gave us easy Access to the Internet. (compared to DOS at the time where it was possible)

Windows 8:
Gives us Lock down and stores, our games don't run, and our computers run slow. We are constantly bombarded by Security holes, spam, and incompatible sites. We are hamstrung by Corporate sponsored computer Viruses called DRM that make it so our machines don't function the way they should. Because Companies want to abuse us, rob us blind.

iPads:
Are Non-PCs that exist on completely on a jailed walled garden environment, easy to use, but seen as an "Internet Toy" by the Masses.

Android Pads: Only marginally more open than iPad. (and that varies by provider.)

The point is this:Windows sold well because we had to have it to play the games that Consoles couldn't.
Windows sold well later because the Internet and Corporate Communication practically required it.

Now, Windows doesn't run the games we want. Linux and Wine can in some cases run games that (Modern) Windows can't. Windows isn't required for communication and connectivity.

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