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Comment: Re:No thru traffic (Score 1) 605

by bjwest (#48604593) Attached to: Waze Causing Anger Among LA Residents
In that case, there should no objections to prohibiting through traffic, however not by increasing the local police presence. Their salary does not come from property taxes.

One thing to keep in mind here though, is that by limiting usage they may be making things harder on themselves. Having to drive around through another's neighborhood would be doing the same to another they are trying to prevent in their own. Making one ways and dead ends where they weren't planed for from the beginning can cause more trouble.

Comment: Re:kill -1 (Score 1) 469

by bjwest (#47961927) Attached to: Fork of Systemd Leads To Lightweight Uselessd

Current uptime on my desktop: 23 days 4 minutes and 42 seconds

I do not understand - that wouldn't even be a boast on Windows95 let alone something designed for stability.

If I were boasting I would've fudged the uptime. I don't like lugging my UPS around, so it also gets powered down for relocation, the occasional hardware upgrade/replacement, and every now and then for a thorough clean out.

Comment: Re:kill -1 (Score 2) 469

by bjwest (#47961883) Attached to: Fork of Systemd Leads To Lightweight Uselessd

Hit the button, grab coffee, work.

More like hit the button, go to get coffee and get new mail notification before I get two steps away. My system gets put to sleep, not powered down at night, and it's up and ready for me within five seconds. The only time I reboot is for a kernel update.

Current uptime on my desktop: 23 days 4 minutes and 42 seconds.

Comment: Disney doesn't own the airspace. (Score 1) 138

by bjwest (#47956525) Attached to: Star Wars Producers Want a 'DroneShield' To Prevent Leaks On Set

Sorry Disney, you don't own the airspace. If you want to be outdoors in private, you build a fence. If there's a building or hill with a view of your property, oh well. Someone wants to fly over the property? Oh well. If you want privacy of that nature, film indoors or use a tarp of some kind. You have no right to stop people from exercising their rights, and you have no right to privacy if you can be seen from a public location.

This is one of the main reasons for the push to limit drone operation in the U.S. It has nothing to do with public safety, it has everything to do with corporate secrecy.

Comment: Re:If you are going to drag someone in (Score 1) 109

by bjwest (#47943507) Attached to: Microsoft Lays Off 2,100, Axes Silicon Valley Research

This worker was "dragged" halfway around the world to fill a position where there was (supposedly) no qualified U.S worker available. Is it OK to import an H1-B worker and a few weeks later lay off a U.S worker from the same or similar position at another location within the same company?

I vote no on that one. If there are lay offs to be done due to one division being downsized, then lay off the H1-B workers and relocate the U.S worker. This should be part of the H1-B regulations, but it never will be. Not as long as the corporations are the ones writing the regulations that are supposed to regulate them and protect us.

Comment: Re:How many H1-Bs are they trying to get? (Score 1) 109

by bjwest (#47942221) Attached to: Microsoft Lays Off 2,100, Axes Silicon Valley Research
H1-Bs with the same qualifications as someone being laid off should be the first to go. Hell, H1-Bs should be required to be let go and someone being laid off retrained if they're anywhere near qualified (no requiring secretaries to be retrained as developers, etc).

Comment: Re:Not good enough (Score 1) 323

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) 249

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 HealthCare.gov

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.

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