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Comment: You forgot every other factor (Score 2) 249

by atari2600a (#47894785) Attached to: City of Turin To Switch From Windows To Linux and Save 6M Euros
Replacement memory, batteries, HDD's for the 20% that approach EOL from overuse around this time, plus the labour to clean out all the fans. If they didn't factor this in, half their fleet's going to be dead within 3 years. This can still be a venture of savings, just not what they expect.

Comment: Here's where this gets funny (Score 2) 132

by atari2600a (#47886621) Attached to: Chrome OS Can Now Run Android Apps With No Porting Required
There are 2 Acer C710's in the house right now. My own spec-upped one w/ a custom seabios booting directly to ubuntu, & my little brother's friend has a stock one. I bolt in all OMG go to the app store go to the app store! You can download Google Play! He's all what's Google Play? "The app store!"

Comment: I have a story to tell (Score 3, Interesting) 462

by atari2600a (#47884133) Attached to: CBC Warns Canadians of "US Law Enforcement Money Extortion Program"
My little brother had a gig at an auto rental place built into the side of a hotel. Once, they had to pick up a punk concert booker from the airport & they got pulled over by the 5-0 PO. There goes the $9K USD roll he needed to book bands in the city. They may have said something about picking it up from the evdience locker in a few months or something?

Comment: Let's do some basic math (Score -1, Troll) 533

by atari2600a (#47856437) Attached to: AT&T Says 10Mbps Is Too Fast For "Broadband," 4Mbps Is Enough
4K TV's are already a thing, & Netflix offers a "super HD" streaming option. A quick google shows that these streams can be anywhere from 0.4-0.6Mbps, which is really .5-.6MB/s. When "LTE" was being pushed as a benefit of the CONSUMER (big fucking mistake once you look at the resulting bill from the data plan), their speeds claimed like twice that.

Comment: You're underestimating how groundbreaking this is (Score 3, Insightful) 139

by atari2600a (#46820677) Attached to: Google's Project Ara Could Bring PC-Like Hardware Ecosystem To Phones
It's not going to be LIKE the PC ecosystem; it IS the PC ecosystem, just with new players. 10 years from now your Replicators, laptops & server clusters are all going to be sporting Ara-derived chassis. You heard it here first, kids. Why deal with Intel & IBM's bullshit when you have a architecture-agnostic interface ready to go? A computer is the result of an accumulation of standards & as someone that's taken a decades-long generalistic approach to the industry, this IS the new standard. Maybe not in its initial public incarnation, but 2.0'll hit it of just like Android 2.0 took over mobile software.

Prediction is very difficult, especially of the future. - Niels Bohr