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Comment: Re:True Costs (Score 0, Troll) 589

by fibonacci8 (#46926765) Attached to: Microsoft Cheaper To Use Than Open Source Software, UK CIO Says
I'll see your anecdote and raise you. Microsoft Works is still in use by people. Remind me again the ease of sharing documents between someone using Works and someone with Word, without formatting errors. Your memory is pretty selective if you're only considering Microsoft Office.

Comment: Re:Incomplete (Score 4, Insightful) 338

by fibonacci8 (#46874837) Attached to: How the USPS Killed Digital Mail

Not entirely true. While they don't collect funds collected via taxes, they also don't PAY taxes on many things, like say property taxes for their offices, sorting facilities, etc. So they indirectly are Government funded, at the state and municipality level.

So they're funded in the same way religious groups and non-profit organizations are funded by the government.

Comment: Re:Sensible, in some utopia (Score 1) 235

by fibonacci8 (#46257331) Attached to: FLOSS Codecs Emerge Victorious In Wikimedia Vote
So you're still installing RealPlayer and VivoActive players on all of your machines because they were once the de facto encoding formats? Oh that's right, some people remember the late 90s and the debacle of having to transcode over and over again every time there's a new "best" video or audio format.

Comment: Re:Slashdot BETA Sucks. (Score 1) 2219

by fibonacci8 (#46181047) Attached to: Slashdot Tries Something New; Audience Responds!
The problem with your math is that 99% of users aren't active contributors when the site works properly. A great deal of them are suddenly up in arms when it's actively broken. People are posting angrily instead of constructively due to the mangling of the site. And it's many of the typical lurkers, AKA the viewership. If people could moderate the beta as -1 off-topic, troll, or flamebait they would all be correct.

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