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Comment: Re:Trustworthy Computing was a sham (Score 1) 68

by marcello_dl (#47952535) Attached to: Microsoft Kills Off Its Trustworthy Computing Group

If Microsoft, or anybody else, cared for the UX, we wouldn't have to relearn how to do the same old things every time a new edition of their systems is released.

When you read user experience, think about user lock-in through interfaces. Everything coming from MS Apple Canonical Gnome et al. will be understandable.

Comment: Re:Word! (Score 1) 43

by phantomfive (#47952379) Attached to: Data Archiving Standards Need To Be Future-Proofed

Seriously, what's wrong with the MS Word .doc format? Feature complete, stable, lots of free implementations.

Because it's not feature complete (otherwise Microsoft wouldn't keep adding features), it's not stable, and the free implementations aren't completely compatible.

data archiving format in 500 years; but wouldn't be surprised if a good old-fashioned .doc works just fine.

You can have trouble opening a .doc from a few years ago......

Comment: Re:So what's wrong with systemd, really? (Score 1) 360

by phantomfive (#47952111) Attached to: Torvalds: No Opinion On Systemd

Now go tell it to the 100,000s, programmers out there who actually build complex systems.

I don't have to, I do build complex systems.

Essentially, you need proper separation of concerns, otherwise your system will become too unwieldy to handle. That is the basic principle here, and on the surface, it seems like systemD is violating it. As a result, systemD eventually will become a mess (if it hasn't already). Maybe the surface appearance is deceiving, sometimes that happens.

Seriously though, if all you want is an easier way to read through logs, why not just get splunk?

Comment: Re:Challenge accepted! (Score 1) 306

by hAckz0r (#47949825) Attached to: U2 and Apple Collaborate On 'Non-Piratable, Interactive Format For Music'
So true. At the end of the day it only takes a single copy of non-drm'ed music file to hit the street and all the Billions they spend to lock it down are wasted. Basic problem: You give the buyer the data, and you give them the key to read the data, and then ask them nicely (via leagal threats) to not put the two together in a way that is not authorized. Like that will ever happen. You only need one pissed off geek that can't play their newly purchased music to make it all worthless by providing a single download of that music file as a simple mp3. Hell, you can plug your speaker wires into another console to record it. Game over. I've personally never seen a system I couldn't break, but then I'm too honest to be that one pissed off geek. There are so many others out there that are not as honest.

What is the point to "interactive music" anyway. I like to listen to music, not hold a conversation with it. Why would I even want this? Its just a solution looking for a problem.

Comment: Re:I FIND THIS HIGHLY... (Score 1) 384

by Jeremiah Cornelius (#47949003) Attached to: Science Has a Sexual Assault Problem

It's a little [illogical] to say a tomato is a vegetable. It's very [illogical] to say it's a suspension bridge.

Logic is a binary function. Something is in a logical set - or it is not. Being illogical is not a synonym for being mistaken. Degrees of precision are irrelevant for set inclusion. Fuzzy logic is not logic.

BTW: It is illogical to conclude that a Tomato in NOT a vegetable, simply because it belongs to a taxonomical subclass, "fruit". It as if I were to say your testicle is not animal.

Comment: Re:why does the CRTC need this list? (Score 1) 288

by aristotle-dude (#47948691) Attached to: Canadian Regulator Threatens To Impose New Netflix Regulation

The CRTC is in the pockets of companies that don't like netflix, aka cable companies.

Fire the CRTC from the top to the bottom. If they are having their salaries paid for by taxpayers but are not looking out for their interests then let them go work directly for the cable companies instead.

"It's curtains for you, Mighty Mouse! This gun is so futuristic that even *I* don't know how it works!" -- from Ralph Bakshi's Mighty Mouse