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Comment: Re:Not good enough (Score 1) 319

by bjwest (#47919919) Attached to: Say Goodbye To That Unwanted U2 Album

a) false. You had to have your device set to allow automatic pushes...

Do you have to have it set, or not change it's default setting? Most iMorons are the same people who can barley find the Windows Start menu. Setting it to auto download is almost the same as making it unchangeable, and just as irresponsible as Windows auto run feature on by default.

Comment: Re:The Microsoft Tax can buy you... (Score 3, Insightful) 245

by bjwest (#47894643) Attached to: City of Turin To Switch From Windows To Linux and Save 6M Euros

Click this icon for the word processor, this one is the folder that contains all your work related documents. This icon is for web browsing, but stay off that unless you're on break. This is the menu icon down here in the lower left corner, just like you're used to, just look for the name of the program you need to run if it's not already on the desktop.

Click here, click there. It's all the same no mater what OS you're using. If it takes more than an hour to train the average employee how to to use a new OS with similar software, you need a new employee, that one's broken.

Now it may take a day or two to train the ones who create documents and a few days to a week to train those that write scripts/programs in it, but it is not going to cost more than the several hundred dollars (or Euros) it would cost for each user.

Comment: Whos data again? (Score 3, Insightful) 150

by bjwest (#47830641) Attached to: Hackers Break Into

FTFA: "Our review indicates that the server did not contain consumer personal information..."

So we're consumers to government services now?

It was bad enough when the corporations changed from using customers to consumers, but no way in hell should the government use that term in reference to its citizens.

Comment: Notified and ignored? (Score 0, Troll) 107

by bjwest (#47803455) Attached to: Hackers Behind Biggest-Ever Password Theft Begin Attacks
Did Namecheep notify it's users via email that their system was compromised and they need to change their password? If so, and they ignored it, oh well, it's your own damn fault. If Namecheep didn't notify it's users via email, then Namecheep is at fault and should be accountable for any damages, monetary or otherwise.

Comment: Re:Great way to waste your money (Score 1) 117

by bjwest (#47754157) Attached to: Securing the US Electrical Grid
I fully understand that, however the parent was talking of doing away with the "extension cord" and have each structure generate it's own power via solar or wind. The only way to do that with todays energy storage capabilities, would be to abandon all cities not in a desert or mountain area where solar and wind power are prevalent.

Comment: Re:Bad actors? (Score 1) 149

by bjwest (#47749809) Attached to: Airbnb To Hand Over Data On 124 Hosts To New York Attorney General

Preventing the worst 1% of market participatns from offering via a specific platform will never shift the market share of the whole market by 1%.

No, but a regulation designed to affect 10 or 15 percent of the market participants, based on the action of this 1 percent, would have a great deal of affect on the whole Airbnb market.

People think businesses and CEO's only worry about short-term gains, but they aren't as stupid as you think. Consistent short-term gains require a long-term plan, and consistent gains are what's needed to build wealth.

Comment: Re:Proves point (Score 2) 140

by bjwest (#47737825) Attached to: 2 Galileo Satellites Launched To Wrong Orbit

Yeah, and Gene Roddenberry wrote about faster than light space travel back in the 60's, but that didn't make it possible.

Cell phones can, under ideal conditions, transmit 30 to 40 miles, while a low earth orbit is 99 miles up, and it would have to be directly overhead to be 99 miles away..>/p?

Fictional stories are fiction for a reason.

Comment: Re:The real question is... (Score 1) 154

by bjwest (#47681161) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What Recliner For a Software Developer?
Spending quality time with family does not mean constant interaction between all parties. Just being in the same room, while each does their own thing, is quality time. If something pops in your mind, you're right there to discus it. Likewise if there's something your children have on their mind, you're right there.

This is where the family room developed, and it's also exactly what the current "social media" crap is trying to emulate.

Comment: Re:I'm interested in this sort of thing for my hou (Score 1) 107

by bjwest (#47680975) Attached to: Samsung Buys Kickstarter-Funded Internet of Things Startup For $200MM

How do you keep your keys from scratching your smartphone?

Don't keep them in the same pocket?

I hold my phone in my left hand because I'm right handed, so I keep it in my left pocket. I use my keys with my right hand, so they stay in my right pocket. Up until I got my first cell phone small enough to fit in a pocket comfortably, my left pockets (both front and rear) remained unused.

If I have not seen so far it is because I stood in giant's footsteps.