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Comment business model (Score 1) 268

I'm confused as to why we're surprised by the this. Nobody is offended when the a CD of doesn't have enough content to fill the medium. The cost of a printer ink cartridge is far greater than the material costs.

The printer manufacturer has a monopoly on the cartridge. We need to fix that, not get our panties in a bunch about a particular way they exploit this advantage.

Comment It's a market (Score 1) 307

Our impression of a good and proper supply depends greatly on whether we're buying or selling.

Not "enough" supply of tech workers? Oil too expensive? Housing market "collapses"?

An increased supply of content is good for viewers. It doesn't need to be fixed.

Comment inertia (Score 1) 354

Windows 95 is the first Microsoft OS that really had to deal with multitasking. People didn't run multiple applications very successfully on windows 3.1 machines. The Windows 95 GUI presented multiple applications "good enough". It's not some genius UI. It's the one people know, and until something is *much* better, it's not a good value proposition to force people to something new.

Comment Re:I'd like to see a comparison (Score 1) 442

Regardless of your nonsense, here's a basic fact for you: Pew Research reports that only 4% of Central American illegals in the US actually work in agriculture. Your entire meme about food prices going up due to a sudden drop in cheap illegal labor is pure BS and you know it.

Surely we need to know the percentage of agricultural workers who are Central America illegals, not the percentage of Central American illegals who are are agricultural workers.

Comment Re:blame the caller. (Score 3, Insightful) 145

A lot gets said in a voice mail that won't be said in an e-mail. People are generally not good actors. I can get a lot extra information from a voice mail about how someone 'feels' about the subject that they many times would not write. I can also convey a lot of information like 'don't push this issue with boss, I'll fight you on this' that I would not want to commit to writing but will state thru tone, rate of speech, pronoun selection etc in voice mail or on a call.

Conversely, one of the merits of email is that people can't do that - convey something and then deny it.

Comment My thoughts - wtf is Kali Linux? (Score 5, Informative) 109

That was a coy description.

About the Kali Linux Distribution

Kali Linux is an open source project that is maintained and funded by Offensive Security, a provider of world-class information security training and penetration testing services. In addition to Kali Linux, Offensive Security also maintains the Exploit Database and the free online course, Metasploit Unleashed.

Life in the state of nature is solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short. - Thomas Hobbes, Leviathan