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Comment Re:Ia my impression wrong? (Score 1) 510

> It seems that neither side of the left-right dichotomy wants to remember Atlas Shrugged accurately.

Atlas Shrugged was a badly written, juvenile paean to selfishness as virtue. It was a tribute to the idea that might makes right and wealth as a moral virtue. To make matters worse, its characters were wooden and uninspired, and the dialogue was positively petrified.

To quote John Rogers: "There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs."

Comment Re:Back to One Man, One Vote (Score 1) 818

We need a return to the fairness doctrine. If a corporation wants to use public infrastructure to broadcast to the public, it should be required to also broadcast information that is in the public's best interest. (FWIW, I also think that cable networks, wireless networks, etc. should be classified as public infrastructure and companies that provide or use that infrastructure should be regulated as public utilities.)

Comment Re:Ok seriously though ... (Score 1) 367

Or are they thinking they will go it alone and continue to update their Linux distro/kernel just because it is open source? Do they really think they are qualified to do that? Or is the hope that they can spend money to keep the OS in long-term-support status?

That is not as hard as it sounds. There's already tons of mission critical in-house applications in banks, some of them probably quite a lot more complex than an OS with some drivers and an application on top of it...

Also, in the event their distro of choice goes EOL, they can swap it for a different one with relatively few problems.

Submission + - What's (Not) Hot in Google

bheerssen writes: I fired up feedly just now and discovered that Google has quietly removed its "What's Hot in Google" news feed, presumably in preparation for ending Google Reader on July 1st.

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