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Comment: You need to sell yourself as well (Score 1) 385

by fluffernutter (#49512849) Attached to: Can High Intelligence Be a Burden Rather Than a Boon?
It is not enough to be a genius in this world, you must also have marketing skills. It is very rare for someone to 'find' you out of the blue and determine that you have skills that they need and can make use of. You have to sell your intelligence like any other product. You have to be able to actually solve problems show people how that is beneficial to them. I imagine the ones that can't market and don't reach their full potential from an intellectual perspective are very unhappy indeed.

Comment: Re:Not agreeing with it but... (Score 1) 179

by fluffernutter (#49489805) Attached to: Cyanogen Partners With Microsoft To Replace Google Apps
I use Owncloud and it works very well. The one thing I don't like about it is that it takes a good 1/2 hour for a file to get from one end to the other. Sometimes I wish you could just go to the target machine and immediately pull down a certified newest copy of a file. Seafile doesn't happen to do that does it?

Comment: Re:fake "Macedonian" Slavs... that is Linus's poin (Score 1) 172

by fluffernutter (#49463711) Attached to: Linux 4.0 Kernel Released
I'm not sure if this is what you are saying, but it is a bit much to expect to be able to upgrade your OS and have it still work with all your devices. Windows has a very long support Window so you can still use all Windows 7 devices. I admit I have a dongle that only worked with windows xp and I was pissed about that. But at least it worked in windows. I tried it in Linux and it was somewhat there but not really. IT was a home automation dongle.

Comment: Re:fake "Macedonian" Slavs... that is Linus's poin (Score 1) 172

by fluffernutter (#49463663) Attached to: Linux 4.0 Kernel Released
I'm saying that I have never had a problem obtaining a driver for windows that allows the device to work as advertised. Not the case on Linux. I've spent hours installing drivers, or installed the 'commercial driver' only to find that the device is missing features or is flaky with KDE and or Gnome. I've had many devices that don't work properly on OS/X.

Comment: Re:fake "Macedonian" Slavs... that is Linus's poin (Score 2) 172

by fluffernutter (#49462347) Attached to: Linux 4.0 Kernel Released
*IF* you don't change it.... or dare to dream by suspending it and expecting it to come alive again exactly the way it was before. Double headed may or may not work. Yeah, other then that it is stable.

Oh and you need linux support for all the hardware in your machine. And have the fortune that all new (within the last 10 years) features of your device are supported in the available linux driver. Not to mention whether it will support dual graphics cards.

And before you go on saying 'x' distro does it, or 'y' distro does it.. we don't always have the choice of all distros due to dependencies or legal reasons.

Linux is good, maybe even great, but it is not without its headaches. Personally I find Windows to be the most headache free OS. OS/X loses out in my mind because they have sacrificed a lot to make the UI basic and simple, and that is a matter of personal preference.

Comment: Re:Please Let Me Play Devils Advocate (Score 1) 407

Let me add that, I think this has happened because the wealthy have been allowed to believe that their status as making 800% more than the rest of us should be protected somehow; but they are supposed to have to fight for that echelon in society and be challenged, since there may be others that have sharper ideas and have a greater right to that spot. This is supposed to happen when new companies are created. This should all create a healthy churn and people are were they should be according to their actual skills and not as much by birth right.

Comment: Re:Please Let Me Play Devils Advocate (Score 1) 407

Corporations are SUPPOSED to fail in a healthy capitalist economy. If a corp has outlived it's welcome, OH WELL, capitalism is supposed to allow everyone to pack up their bags and go come. In theory if we allow this to happen, three more companies pop up in the corp's place with more innovation and better ideas and hire.

Decades of government protection allowed corporations to grow into mammoth organizations and this has become infeasible. It is and always has been the government that is supposed to indicate how to get out of this mess. Not corporations, not consumers.

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