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Comment: Re:Yeah, and all hacked (Score 1) 82

by cjonslashdot (#48908117) Attached to: Modular Smartphones Could Be Reused As Computer Clusters
Yes, you are right - there are technical solutions (I wrote a book on this), but the intractable problem seems to be that developers and managers are not interested in security. As you say, we might "need to sack 95% of programmers and 95% of their bosses". Or - those people could undertake to learn about security. But I am not optimistic about that.

Comment: Re:Why do they take so long to load? (Score 1) 148

I just tried it and it took ~30 seconds. But then I closed it and opened it again, and the second time it took 15 seconds. I have other programs running, but not a huge number. After installing Yosemite performance did not change right away, but lately I have noticed the system performing very slowly. Still, these programs do essentially what they did ten (twenty!) years ago - and computers are so much faster and have so much more memory. These kinds of programs should load in an instant - there should be no perceptible wait at all.

Comment: Re:They want us all to be dependent on them (Score 1) 130

by cjonslashdot (#48887295) Attached to: New Advance Confines GMOs To the Lab Instead of Living In the Wild
Yes, agree. It is just that corporations try to use science for their own ends. Sometimes that aligns with what is good for the public, and sometimes it doesn't. If the drug companies could have their way, we all would be permanently addicted to expensive drug treatments - they are pretty close to achieving that already, and that is why they invest so little money in finding cures - they don't want cures: they want us to be dependent on them. The agribusiness industry wants the same thing. But of course, the science itself is not evil. And government misuses science as well - all groups that have power try to, when it is in their interest.

Comment: Why do they take so long to load? (Score 1, Informative) 148

Can they please make the programs load more quickly? Why does it take 30 seconds (at least) for Powerpoint to start? Almost as long for Word? These programs took that long to load on my Mac in 1990. Today, they should load in the blink of an eye. What the heck is wrong?

Comment: Re:Just give the option to turn it off... (Score 1) 820

by cjonslashdot (#48879295) Attached to: Fake Engine Noise Is the Auto Industry's Dirty Little Secret
I agree. To me, the ideal car is absolutely quiet. There is already way too much noise in our lives nowadays. Besides, people might as well get used to the fact that the whole concept of a car and driver is destined to become obsolete in not too long: cars will evolve to be living rooms on wheels, driver not required (or even allowed, in urban areas).

ASHes to ASHes, DOS to DOS.