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Comment: Re:Reason: (Score 0, Troll) 338

by drodal (#40999473) Attached to: Bill Gates Wants To Reinvent the Toilet
It's my understanding that when he "helps" he does it in a very "for profit" way. Like buying expensive medicine for poor people, when they could have been helped in a less profitable way......and more sustainable way.....

So he is still being bill gates........ and not that humanitarian....... (see what happened with OLPC)

Oh, this info i got, i got from the net, at a place called slash dot.

Comment: Re:Flat-Line (Score 5, Funny) 485

by drodal (#40632735) Attached to: PC Sales Are Flat-Lining
Sorry but this is silly. Comparing a computer to a fridge just is wrong.

Lets try more obvious examples......

Why isn't a computer more like a table saw..... I turn on a table saw and all my wood gets cut! (fingers too if trying to use a table saw the most "users" use computers).

Why isn't a computer more like an automobile, I don't need to get a license to use it. and cars, well you just turn em on and nobody dies of drunk driving accidents.....

Why isn't a computer more like an Oxy-Acetylene Welding torch...
just turn on the valve and wellll I'm getting dizy and tired......

Why isn't a computer more like skydiving... well

Yes computers can and will a lot more auto configuring..... but lets not forget you don't just plug in 'anything' and it works....

Except a fridge..... I plugin  my fridge and keep my pets in there, they auto configure............

Any thing can be bad when used wrong...

Comment: Re:And now, for the rest of the story... (Score 1) 227

by drodal (#39511647) Attached to: In Your Face, Critics! Red Hat Passes $1 Billion In Revenue
more to the point who cares if it replaces the desktop

I never thought it was going to do so, it didn't make sense. I DOES make sense to put it into every things that has a
a cpu and no legacy crap to force it to be something else. But yeah I own apps that go back more than 10 years I still use. And it makes sense
to have a pc or mac for those apps. and to continue to buy those types to continue to use them.

so I think it was naive to think that everyone would have linux on their desktop, no reason to.

But When the next thing takes over (like the ipad+ or something closer to a laptop/desktop/pad thing)

I bet ANYTHING it will run some variant of Linux. (or unix)

And that's how the microsoft monopoly will break up.

I never cheated an honest man, only rascals. They wanted something for nothing. I gave them nothing for something. -- Joseph "Yellow Kid" Weil