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Comment: Re:see where your taxes go (Score 1) 322

by hcs_$reboot (#46738301) Attached to: IRS Misses XP Deadline, Pays Microsoft Millions For Patches
Are you sure about that? What about all those big organizations CIOs who always chose the easiest/laziest strategy and blindly renew their pricey Microsoft yearly contract, neglecting any of the newest possible alternatives, cheaper and sometimes more adapted to the company needs?

Comment: Re:Two years? (Score -1) 142

by hcs_$reboot (#46659359) Attached to: Skydiver's Helmet Cam Captures a Falling Meteor

How come it made into the news now but not at that time?

Two years is a long time. It seems it is the time it takes to a non-professional to tamper with a video, after the guy got the idea that the video would be more fun having a meteorite falling along with him. Seriously, a falling meteorite? Even if the camera would have caught a real meteorite, we'd have seen a blurry line, at best. The images breakdown clearly shows a number of photographs that have been added to the video.

Comment: How To Handle Unfixed Linux Bug (Score 1) 266

by hcs_$reboot (#46608137) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: How To Handle Unfixed Linux Accessibility Bugs?
Posting a "Ask Slashdot" question may give enough publicity to this bug to have an emotional dev take care of your problem. It seems it's the way to get things done, nowadays. There was a time where open source developers guided by passion were always keen to perform lengthy anti-regression tests and urged to fix main problems. According to the more recent versions of Gnome, Gimp, VLC, ... this time is gone [the Linux kernel being an exception].

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