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Comment: Re:it could have been an accident (Score 1) 727

by chispito (#49348839) Attached to: Germanwings Plane Crash Was No Accident

Giving one pilot (in the cockpit) the means to basically lock himself in with no ability for the other pilot to enter is too great a danger.

Except when there is a terrorist threatening the pilot outside, asking him to enter the code...

Doing anything by force or coercion on a flight won't work anymore.

Comment: Re:Like hearing grandpa talk about WWII (Score 1) 393

by chispito (#49071077) Attached to: PC-BSD: Set For Serious Growth?

The desktop is increasingly unimportant, or mostly an adjunct to where people do their primary computing which is portables.

Sure, if by "computing" you mean consumption. All the great things people buy and consume weren't created on portables or the OSes they run. There are still important markets in which to make gains.

Comment: Re:Seriously (Score 1) 156

by chispito (#49064721) Attached to: Bill Gates On Educating the World

Skeptics point out that the foundation smells like a gigantic tax dodge... the money remains under Bill Gates' control with not a cent of tax paid on it.

Yes... you dodge taxes so you can put that money toward the greater good of your own choosing, and not only what the government demands. That is precisely what tax breaks are for.

Comment: Re:Ipads last A LOT longer (Score 3, Insightful) 307

by chispito (#48925021) Attached to: The iPad Is 5 Years Old This Week, But You Still Don't Need One
Just because your contract is up does not mean you need to sign a new contract to get a new phone. If your phone wears out faster than your tablet, that is because you are carrying your phone every day, constantly cycling the battery. Your phone really is nothing more than a small tablet with more wireless options.

Comment: Re:What an idiot (Score 1) 180

by chispito (#48878401) Attached to: Silk Road Journal Found On Ulbricht's Laptop: "Everyone Knows Too Much"

Yeah they had two agents get into a fight right behind him and when he jumped up to see what was going on (just like anyone would do) another agent snatched the laptop and started the task of getting evidence off it and mirroring the drive's contents.

The FBI is often really fucking good at what they do.

Raise your hand if you immediately started thinking about how you would mitigate this. Voice commands? Bluetooth remote in your watch?

Administration: An ingenious abstraction in politics, designed to receive the kicks and cuffs due to the premier or president. -- Ambrose Bierce