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Comment: 25%?!? (Score 1) 400

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...

Comment: Re:microsoft is a bad omen for windows (Score 1) 303

by jeremiahstanley (#34345672) Attached to: New Windows Kernel Vulnerability Bypasses UAC

Google Apps for email, works miracles and it still allows you to use Outlook but also lets you use all the nifty free Mac apps. It has a calendar and automagically blocks spam. I've set this up for about 15 domains now, everybody loves it.

Active Directory however is one of the best features of Windows in the enterprise. Sure, their permissions make me go cross eyed but that's another story and has nothing to do with AD. It's really just LDAP with extensions anyway so you are complaining about the Microsoftisms that drive everybody nuts. It's a hard job to design a tool that works 90% for everybody in every use and not have some limitations from doing that.

As has been said previously: the flaw here is a PEBKAC issue. To save them from themselves we should be asking M$ to port Office to the Wii and a large majority of users can use that. The real issue that drives us all nuts with Windows is that it is a platform for 3rd party apps that work like shit. Almost all the M$ programs I've had to admin work awesome on their own, it's that accounting app that is 23 years old or some one-off utility database that sucks balls and forces us to reach around our heads to scratch our ear.

Comment: Something else.... (Score 1) 418

by jeremiahstanley (#34344388) Attached to: Have I Lost My Gaming Mojo?

I gave up on games after I started to feel the treadmill effect of doing the same thing over and over. I pulled out the instrument I gave up for a decade and started actively entertaining myself rather than passively. This led me to home recording and then onto music production.

I've never been happier since I stopped consuming and started creating.

It's time to boot, do your boot ROMs know where your disk controllers are?