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Comment Re:Duh (Score 1) 681

> Yes, because MS Windows is totally "Unix Philosophy" and is all about choice and modularity.'

Because it the runs the apps.

Windows does the job. It works with the hardware, and runs the software. Why make a religion of it? It's like making a huge fuss over what kind of copier machine you use.

I agree with original poster. The promise of Linux is gone. Now it's just another Microsoft.

So why fight it? Microsoft is kludgy as hell. But MS basically does what you need it to do.

Comment What is a "modern desktop?" (Score 1) 681

I run MATE because it sucks less than KDE, or Gnome - a lot less.

What is not "modern" about MATE? What am I missing?

Features for the sake of features do not interest me. What functional aspect of a DE would actually help me be more productive, that I don't have with MATE?

Don't get me wrong, there are other good desktops, just not KDE or Gnome.

Comment Not Disney's first labor dispute (Score 1) 260

Watch PBS American Experience "Walt Disney." Disney has been abusing it's workforce for a long time.

Like other corporations, the only way to stop is to make them stop. You need to organize, and fight back, or the abuse will continue.

Comment Re:Maybe US IT deserve what they get? (Score 1) 260

> I think it's going to have to get much worse before people get mad enough to fight.

I think you are right. But I also think that, by that point, it may be too late.

Fairly soon, Americans are get disgusted, and stop studying for STEM. When that the happens, the tech companies will point to declining enrollment as evidence that Americans don't want the jobs.

Comment Not the first full recovery from space (Score 1) 121

SpaceShip One touched space and all elements were recovered and flew to space again.

BO's demonstration is more publicity than practical rocketry. It doesn't look like the aerodynamic elements of BO's current rocket are suitable for recovery after orbital injection, just after a straight up-down space tourism flight with no potential for orbit, just like SpaceShip One (and Two). They can't put an object in space and have it stay in orbit. They can just take dudes up for a short and expensive view and a little time in zero gee.

It's going to be real history when SpaceX recovers the first stage after an orbital injection, in that it will completely change the economics of getting to space and staying there.

Comment Re:Wages in America (Score 1) 260

Why not the same for other professions?

Healthcare is a huge issue. Part of the problem is the astronomical salaries enjoyed by many US physicians - will over one million dollars a year in many cases.

Why does Greenspan scoff that US IT workers want to be a "privileged elite" but he says nothing about doctors earning over $1 million a year?

So let's flood the US with offshore physicians who don't earn anything near that, and thereby reduce our healthcare costs.

Of course, that will never happen. The AMA will not allow it (for the patients good of course).


Comment Re:Another in a long series of marketing mistakes (Score 1) 137

You'd need a popular product to pull off obtaining second-clientage from governments, and you'd need not to reveal that your device had legal intercept.

This is just a poorly-directed company continuing to shoot itself in the foot. It's not made its product desirable for government, or for anyone else.

"Sometimes insanity is the only alternative" -- button at a Science Fiction convention.