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Comment: Re:An educated workforce (Score 1) 164

by marnues (#46924141) Attached to: Is Montana the Next Big Data Hub?
It absolutely does. I worked for the largest Tech Engineering firm in the state a few years ago. It's relocating to Denver, so there goes all the talent. And I mean all the talent. Filling seats was about the hardest part of our job. No one else was doing what we were doing in Billings, the largest city. Of course, Bozeman and Missoula have cheaper student labor, so maybe they can make it work there. But those are also the most expensive cities so the cheap part is out the window.

Comment: Jeff Jaffe's Contact Info (Score 3, Informative) 433

by marnues (#44126801) Attached to: Reject DRM and You Risk Walling Off Parts of the Web, Says W3C Chief I'm emailing him to tell him that DRM content is walled off from the web. DRM is not open content and has no place on the web. Let content providers who do not adapt die off. Doesn't matter if they are large movie studios or not.

Comment: Re:Herp, meet Derp (Score 1, Insightful) 547

by marnues (#44055147) Attached to: Microsoft Kills Xbox One Phone-Home DRM
Your phone company logs your calls and you probably have a webcam in your laptop, which is likely in your living room. That you are worried once the NSA has a call log with your phone number and that a Microsoft device is the one with the webcam makes you seem paranoid.

Out of curiosity, if the Xbox One were exactly as it was announced except that the OS was open-source, would you be less concerned about the always on camera?

Comment: Re:Is there an app bubble? (Score 1) 240

by marnues (#43344339) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Preparing For the 'App Bubble' To Pop?
Yes, definitely. It's not glamorous, but support apps are huge. By that I mean apps that support a business model, rather than being the business model. My company builds free mobile apps that work with our hardware. We will continue to support the apps as long as the hardware is bringing in the money. And boy, do they bring in the money.

Any given program, when running, is obsolete.