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Comment: Re:Ha ha! (Score 2) 539

by nadaou (#47701233) Attached to: Munich Reverses Course, May Ditch Linux For Microsoft

One politician said it failed... all other reports of the project
(even very recently) have said it's been a success. The actual article
says they are convening a panel of experts to consider whether to go
back to Microsoft, so despite the misleading summary here, nothing has
been decided.

When has there ever been a "panel of experts" assembled by a politician
which was not stacked with "experts" guaranteed to deliver a predetermined
result? They're the consultants of the public service world.

Hell, one of the famous Microsoft Halloween Documents even discusses this
exact scenario: stack the speakers in a public panel with ones known to
favor your side and to the public the discussion and conclusion looks "fair
and balanced".

Comment: Re:Millionare panhandlers (Score 4, Insightful) 200

by nadaou (#47536745) Attached to: Cable Companies: We're Afraid Netflix Will Demand Payment From ISPs

Reminds me of the stories of panhandlers begging at intersections
who get picked up by their chauffeurs at the end of the day to go back
to their mansions.

You mean complete imaginary bullshit made up by and propagated by greedy
sociopaths eager to rationalize their abandonment of their fellow man?

Yeah, something reminiscent in it.

Comment: fusing relitivity to orders of magnitude (Score -1, Flamebait) 225

by nadaou (#47375279) Attached to: Senate Budgetmakers Move To End US Participation In ITER

compare and contrast, the US's war in Iraq, 1 ea. at $2.29 trillion, up to $6T if you act now.

pick your technological investment, rinse and repeat and hope to have something to show for it at the end of the day.

Something to think about on the 4th.

Comment: Re:Probably not (Score 4, Interesting) 198

by nadaou (#47346229) Attached to: Overkill? LG Phone Has 2560x1440 Display, Laser Focusing

The Moto G is selling like hot cakes, and rightly so.

Just maybe not in the US, but India and friends are a bigger market, at the G's lower price. With the self-inflicted implosion of Nokia a big gap in the market opened up over there. And it's a new market not an already saturated one.

Google got the patent portfolio, which was what they were really after. Hardware isn't their core business so of course they'd move that part of the operation on at the first opportunity.

Comment: Re:Now I'm confused ... (Score 1) 380

by nadaou (#47331227) Attached to: New Chemical Process Could Make Ammonia a Practical Car Fuel

Because hydrogen is a major bitch to store.

It is so tiny it leaks out of and through everything, seeps into
metals messing up the properties of their alloys, and is generally
a pain in the ass. Ammonia is nasty stuff, but at least you can
contain it.

Comment: Re:Massive conspiracy (Score 2) 465

by nadaou (#47261079) Attached to: IRS Lost Emails of 6 More Employees Under Investigation

They already admitted to targeting specific people for
additional scrutiny and persecution.

Not really, and there really hasn't been any meaningful persecution.

Remember that liberal PAC groups were equally tied up in this and
that 501c3 tax exempt groups are explicitly denied the ability
to make political endorsements. So the Tea Party PACs do not qualify
anyway. Also remember that many FOSS applications were also caught up
in the exact same tightening of the evaluations since they could be
mistaken for pro-industry trade groups. Anecdote vs. evidence, but
my GPL project was endlessly delayed in the same IRS round for the
same reasons as the Tea Party's ones.

Call it for what it is, like Benghazi, of no substantive significance
to the American people and a huge political misdirection away from the
real issues: the 1% robbing the general population of two or more years
of their working life by pushing back the retirement age.

If you are going to be mad as hell and not going to take it any more, be
mad about that, since you are not the 1% and they are stealing years of
your life from you!

Parkinson's Law: Work expands to fill the time alloted it.