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Comment: Re:Stupid Samsung (Score 1) 148

by houstonbofh (#49054723) Attached to: Report: Samsung Replacing Its Apps With Microsoft's For Galaxy S6

I am sick and tired of these clowns and their shenanigans.

Damn right... Bring on the next clowns, and new shenanigans!
Here is a hint... All of them will screw the customer given half a chance. Not sure why we started with companies spelled with S first, however. Sony... Samsung... Will Sharp have a huge resurgence just to screw everyone over?

Comment: Re:How could they? (Score 1) 179

by houstonbofh (#48833999) Attached to: Marriot Back-Pedals On Wireless Blocking

Counterexample on speeding: Somebody going 40 in a 25 MPH zone is more likely to hit people because they won't be able to dodge as well. Also, that changes the impact energies from probably not lethal to probably lethal.

Counter to your counter... Some one driving well below the speed they think is reasonable is more likely to be distracted and not paying attention to the road. Texting is much more common on city streets then on highways, for example.

Comment: Re:How could they? (Score 2) 179

by houstonbofh (#48823081) Attached to: Marriot Back-Pedals On Wireless Blocking

Victimless crimes? Are you joking?

Nope. We are educating you. Specifically on what a straw man is.

Try telling the guy who was just killed by a speeding driver

All vehicle deaths are not the result of speeding. All speeding does not cause vehicle deaths. Generally it is speeding AND ... Often the AND is the important part. Like speeding AND reckless driving

or the kid that just got shot during a drug deal

Yep. Shooting people would not be a crime if it was not a drug deal. There have also been office shootings. Offices should be illegal.

or the teenager that died from alcohol poisoning

A woman in a radio station contest died from water poisoning. This is more a case of reckless behavior summoning Darwin.

or the guy who's losing money because people would rather steal his stuff than pay for it

You can not "lose" money you never have. You sell bread. I do not buy your bread. Did you lose money? You sell bread. I look at your bread and go home and make my own bread. Did you lose money? However, in "defense" of the people you are talking about, I have been losing a lot of privacy rights... I used to have them, but I no longer do.

Comment: Re:and when BSD moves to systemd... (Score 1) 403

by houstonbofh (#48822933) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Migrating a Router From Linux To *BSD?

I'm not sure why all you systemd haters feel the need to say "If I wanted Windows, I'd run Windows". I don't know the technical details...

"Well, there is your problem." :) So, some reasons people think it in Windows like. Binary logs. Monolitic code base. Absorbing other functions and projects. (Like putting NAT in init? Really?) Top down design decisions.

I think that last one is the big one. Early on in development, some people raised some concerns. They were told "Your Wrong! "Trust us!" and "You are just afraid of change." That combined with the fact that the lead's last project, Pulse Audio, was a nightmare for a very long time leavs us with no confidence at all that this will be handeled well.

How many QA engineers does it take to screw in a lightbulb? 3: 1 to screw it in and 2 to say "I told you so" when it doesn't work.