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Comment: Re:uh yea (Score 1) 343

by jeremiahstanley (#49075641) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Version Control For Non-Developers?

This will lead to a lot of whining by users who now have to use their brains for the thirty seconds it takes to figure out wiki entries. It's a shame that it is accepted that knowing Office as a product is a thing and once you "know it" you can turn your brain off. I'm surprised nobody has mentioned that Google Apps/Drive does this automagically for you on documents with multiple editors... simultaneously even.

I will agree that not using MS products on this will reduce the problem backlog. Sharepoint (the free version) is also another solution - one that I have seen exist rife with its own issues.

Comment: Re:WTF? (Score 5, Informative) 265

by jeremiahstanley (#48131839) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Why Can't Google Block Spam In Gmail?

I'll second this sentiment. Gmail catches an obscene amount of spam sent to my account accurately and with so few false positives it blows my mind. I've dealt with lots of anti-spam software and some hardware and Google does a fantastic job.

Pro tip: you have to just start flagging things with the convenient "this is spam" button and in a short time their filters figure it out.

OP might just be getting a lot of legitimate list traffic that they signed up for. That isn't spam, you asked for that and need to hit 'unsubscribe'.

Comment: 25%?!? (Score 1) 474

by jeremiahstanley (#47945255) Attached to: Scotland Votes No To Independence

In other news, one full quarter of Americans are blithering idiots.

More telling was reading TFA and seeing that it's more predominant in the lower quintile of wage earners. Also tended to be in states where should they secede they would lose all their water contract rights with other states. Anybody who wants secession is just bad at economics.

Comment: Re:The most intelligent OS I've ever seen (Score 4, Insightful) 293

by jeremiahstanley (#38241380) Attached to: The Strange Birth and Long Life of Unix

Yes, the camel surely looks elegant in the desert. But then again, fish don't climb trees.

Just because something works well in one area doesn't mean that it will function well outside of that area. This is why there will always be "other methods" for operating systems.

Comment: Re:Switching to a free Linux is not cheap (Score 1) 357

by jeremiahstanley (#36963290) Attached to: Are Bad Economic Times Good for Free Software?

I've never worked anywhere that actually "trained" users on anything but custom in house software. This means that no matter what it runs on they will need that training. Nobody gets "trained" to use office suites or email. Maybe you have one of those good jobs where they don't just show you the door when they decide to switch platforms and hire another hungry monkey; no employer of mine has offered anything to "retrain" myself other than just keeping my job.

Conversely, if you are the type of company that needs software assurance you will pay for it. However, if you are the type of shop that doesn't have insurance contracts you probably also won't have large shop pricing on Windows or anything else. This means that FOSS will save you quite a bit, this is why it is used as "network glue".

Here you go sir, this is your troll chow...

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