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Comment: Re:The war that no one wanted (Score 0) 471

by juanfgs (#47872689) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What Smartwatch Apps Could You See Yourself Using?

If price is the only hurdle, then Apple will be fine. Your line of $100 is someone else's line at $350.

But I'm not sure I'd bother wearing it after the first few days even if it was given to me. That is a bigger problem than "too expensive".

It's too early to dismiss it's usefullness, I think that's a technology that might have something to show. The only thing that makes me not consider them in this generation besides the price tag is that they look really goofy, and the only one that doesn't look like a child's toy (motorola 360) has a really bad battery life ( 1 day tops). Probably on the coming years we'll start seeing new useful things to do with these ( as well as usability and looks improvements), and they will end up redefining the concept of watches as it happened with cellphones.

Comment: Re:Do you Slashdoters really use Fedora? (Score 0) 170

by juanfgs (#47851223) Attached to: Fedora To Get a New Partition Manager
I'm a Fedora user for my workstation, I guess you have to be a person used to change. For desktop so far it has been a good experience, surprisingly worked better than Ubuntu has been on my machine (I'm not flaming Ubuntu, it works great for a lot of people that I know including my mom who can even install it on her own). The only real perceived fuck up is the new Anaconda GUI, I think it needs to be remade, they split from the step by step style of wizard and it doesn't really helps a lot. I really like some of the administrative tools like firewalld they are quite intuitive and useful, and the new stuff that I don't like... well I just don't use them. I still update from command line, and use the old tools which work fine. I think you are not really asking tho... just expressing your dislike for Red Hat and Fedora in the old Linux-er fashion of calling out a windows clone when it's not your distro of choice.

Comment: Re:To the slashdotters of the world (Score 0) 165

by juanfgs (#47835435) Attached to: Buenos Aires Issues a 'Netflix Tax' For All Digital Entertainment

: "support for great economic liberalization, privatization, free trade, open markets, deregulation, and reductions in government spending in order to enhance the role of the private sector in the economy."

I fail to see if I actually misused the term or if you just meant to elaborate more on my answer.

Comment: Re:To the slashdotters of the world (Score 1) 165

by juanfgs (#47831771) Attached to: Buenos Aires Issues a 'Netflix Tax' For All Digital Entertainment
I'm argentinian as well (but not from buenos aires). As I read the tax is pretty much a tax applied to the company not the customer, arguably one of the most reasonable ( and minimal) taxes that have been applied since the current administration is in. The 35% tax mentioned on TFA is way more rage-inducing, as well as the 40% tax on all technological goods ( from cellphones to computers) which pretty much stabbed our slowly growing software development industry.

The parent AC here is oversimplifying the matter, even though I won't defend our politicians since they'd make blush the most corrupt of US senators. As of standards of living, we are way far (still) from being like an african country, but we are on our way to civil crisis and socioeconomical failure. Crime has gone up, welfare subsidies are not enough to maintain poor families, workers are going on strike, and the currency is devaluating by the minute.

Most of latest measures taken by the government are futile attempts to slow down a crisis that they almost averted ( during Duhalde and then Nestor Kirchner period), but then accelerated again during CFK government, skyrocketing government expending on ridiculous attempts to buy the poor people's will, among them there are, the increase of welfare subsidies to a point where jobs became non-competitive, buying rights for most ( if not all) sports events ( your usual pay-per-view match is watchable in Full-HD air TV here), and fundings to ghost factories (which is one of the many ways they get the money in their pockets).

The reason is pretty much clear, CFK government was plagued by political unstability, her own party splitted and they had to find a way to buy the will of the people and become a contemporary Evita. Most of the supporters of nestor kirchner left her, many with the hopes of finding their own way to the presidential chair ( such as trucker's union leader Moyano), still her party controls the majority of the senate and they even attempted to make the judges of the supreme court eligible via the means of common vote ( in an attempt to complete their control of the three government's powers).

The current government is basically riding a bull on a glass shop, and they don't really care about anything but to stay on top.

No amount of genius can overcome a preoccupation with detail.