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Comment: Re:Good! (Score 1) 619

by jmccue (#47276807) Attached to: 2 US Senators Propose 12-Cent Gas Tax Increase
True enough and I agree, but the original purpose of the tax is to maintain roads. Eventually as electric cars become more popular, some kind of tax should be applied to electric autos so they will not get a free ride. Also one other potential concern, in the summer in the US, electric usage peaks due to A/C were there are rolling brown outs and blackouts. Once there are many tens of thousands of these on the grid recharging in a small area, how will that be handled? Would me as an electric customer be charged more to subsidize these autos ? Thus a double subsidy (gas tax/electric use).

Comment: What I would do if MS (Score 5, Insightful) 829

by jmccue (#45759581) Attached to: Microsoft's Ticking Time Bomb Is Windows XP
Sometime in Jan or Feb 2014, MS should send a patch to XP with a nag popup. The popup will state "XP End of Life April 8, 2014. Please upgrade or you will loose internet connectivity". The number of times this popup appears increases the closer you get to Apr 8. Come April 8, all ports on XP are closed permanently. This illustrates why Open Source OSs are preferable to closed OSs. With Linux/*BSD... one can, if desired and have the knowledge, patch it themselves if they need to run a very old release of a system.

Comment: Re:Never used (Score 1) 136

by jmccue (#45364695) Attached to: Slackware Linux 14.1 Released
I think the hardest part of the install is disk partitioning, if you opt for a full install you will have a fully functional working system. All you need to do is run useradd after the install and your are ready. Anyway I understand what you mean by 'useto', for me I am very much use to Slack and haven't tried a different distro in a very long time :)

Comment: Choice is good (Score 1) 426

by jmccue (#40051523) Attached to: Aero Glass UI No More On Windows 8
Many of the arguments here points to the fact having a lot of choice is good. Seems proprietary OSs these days are fast are accelerating towards 'walled gardens'. For instance, I am still using a GUI interface I have been using for well over 15 years, but now on a 64 bit Linux. There are some worry some trends in Linux regarding to GUI interfaces, but for now and for quite a number of years, I will still be able to use that ancient interface on modern Linux systems. So, no matter what the distro you use, it is not too difficult to change to a different Window Manager or Desktop if you really want to.

Comment: Re:let's have a round of employment (Score 1) 734

by jmccue (#37316058) Attached to: USPS Losing Battle Against the E-mail Age
Do you know anyone who worked prior to 1910 ? When I was young I did, maybe you would enjoy your 16 hour days, 6 days a week, no paid time off, work to you die, no paid sick time, loose your job, you starve environment. Seems with your "fire / hire" statement that is were you want to go to. Me I would prefer other solutions then 'fire and hire at a lower rate'. That would end up becoming a never ending cycle until we are back to 1900.

There is nothing so easy but that it becomes difficult when you do it reluctantly. -- Publius Terentius Afer (Terence)