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Comment: Re:it could have been an accident (Score 1) 737

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.

If a 6600 used paper tape instead of core memory, it would use up tape at about 30 miles/second. -- Grishman, Assembly Language Programming