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Comment: Re:Bruce, I know why u r disappointed. Let me expl (Score 1) 178

So, I see this as rationalization.

The fact is, you took a leadership position, and later turned your coat for reasons that perhaps made sense to you. But they don't really make sense to anyone else. So, yes, everyone who supported you then is going to feel burned.

You also made yourself a paid voice that was often hostile to Free Software, all the way back to the SCO issue. Anyone could have told you that was bound to be a losing side and you would be forever tarred with their brush.

So nobody is going to believe you had any reason but cash, whatever rationalization you cook up after the fact. So, the bottom line is that you joined a list of people who we're never going to be able to trust or put the slightest amount of credibility in.

And ultimately it was for nothing. I've consistently tried to take the high road and it's led to a pretty good income, I would hazard a guess better than yours, not just being able to feel good about myself.

Comment: Re:This could be really good for Debian (Score 4, Insightful) 315

by Bruce Perens (#48188887) Attached to: Debian's Systemd Adoption Inspires Threat of Fork
I am beginning to be wary of systemd, but no. I am talking about anal-retentive policy wonks who believe they only make the distribution for themselves and have (perhaps without intending to) systematically marginalized Debiian and made the project a whore to Ubuntu.

Comment: Re: Agner Krarup Erlang - The telephone in 1909! (Score 1) 279

by kwiqsilver (#48188203) Attached to: An Algorithm to End the Lines for Ice at Burning Man

I thought about the separate line, but there'd be a lot of people who go straight to the ice line, causing backups while the ice salesman explained the setup. And it would create an extra unnecessary step, when lines are short.

I propose the In-n-Out drive through solution: When lines get long, have a salesman walk down the line taking pre-orders. He takes the cash, and gives the customer a number of ice tokens (it's Nevada, so they should be able to find a local company that can provide high quality casino-style chips that are hard to forge). Then when the customer gets to the head of the line he plops down N tokens and takes N bags of ice away.

Comment: Re: It's the OS, Stupid (Score 1) 247

by American AC in Paris (#48178617) Attached to: Apple's Next Hit Could Be a Microsoft Surface Pro Clone

Apple didn't develop it. They bought NeXT, which had adapted it from Mach.

NeXT was a l--o--n--g time ago, man. Things have changed since.

...and as I recall, the guy who founded and ran NeXT was someone who not only was an Apple founder but came back to Apple later, as well. Ended up being pretty important at Apple, too, I think.

No, no, his name's right on the tip of my tongue...give me juuuuust a second...

Comment: Re:Bad idea (Score 1) 247

by JaredOfEuropa (#48176855) Attached to: Apple's Next Hit Could Be a Microsoft Surface Pro Clone
The phone may be powerful enough but you need an OS to match. In that sense, MS perhaps had the right idea to converge their mobile and desktop OS, even if they did it in a horrible way. At some point we'll see devices that work in 2 modes: a non-multitasking one (or with limited multitasking), geared towards small screens and touch input when running on the portable device, and a multitasking mode geared towards large screens and separate input devices, for when the phone is docked on the desktop. Merely adding a keyboard and mouse to an iPhone / iPad is going to be crap.

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