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Comment Not over yet (Score 2) 225

Sadly this case is not over yet, reading the summary of the order there are still outstanding counts, this order only addresses Counts VII and IX. Furthermore SCO still has appeal rights. That said, looking through the summary, it's pretty safe to say that SCO will loose the whole case.

Comment Re:Environmental concerns (Score 1) 289

Nuclear power: 500MW is considered a "small/compact" nuclear plant, costing about $1.5 billion with a footprint of a few acres with a lifetime of approx. 40 years.

So where did you get your costs from? My quick google pops up the current cost of a nuke plant as up to $9B nowadays.

Regardless of the actual cost, a typical nuclear plant can output 20,000 GWh a year.

Comment This is a massive security problem. (Score 1) 699

This is a massive security problem, someone could run this on 10,000 servers in parallel all at once and the business would be down for months replacing all the motherboards. Figure $500 and 1 hour per motherboard replacement and you are looking at 10,000 man hours and $5 million dollars in hardware damages alone.

Comment Re:Not going to happen (Score 1) 151

Where did the founding fathers grant in the U.S. Constitution that the Federal government had the right to regulate the air? The Constitution states that all rights not specifically enumerated to the Federal government are to be left to the States. When did the SCOTUS settle this issue? Also It was my understanding the Federal government only regulated the air space above 500 feet, if that's the case then California is well within their right to regulate aircraft operating in the 0 to 500 feet ranage.

Comment Re:Great video on diamonds and engagement rings (Score 1) 119

The next time you get married try a Moissanite ring. Mojssanite is silicon carbide so it's hard as hell and it actually has more brilliance then a diamond. The only ones who will know are the seller, buyer, receiver, and the appraiser, there is no way normal person can find out it isn't a diamond unless someone tells them. You can buy twice the rock size for half the cost. Simply tell your spouse that the rock came from a meteorite and that it's one of a kind, she'll eat it up.

Comment Re:Linux Mint is the most Desktop Ready ever Linux (Score 1) 109

I just USE it, and don't have to repair stuff under the hood each day of my working life. And I like it that way, I'm not 20 years and loving to fix basic bugs anymore, I'm at that age where I concentrate on MY job and what I like to do, that's when it feels awesome to have something that just works.

This is why I use a Mac. I'm a Linux engineer by trade, but when it comes to the desktop Mac OS X is my goto operating system of choice. If I had to use Linux on the desktop I would agree that Mint Linux is probably the best desktop distribution. I use Mint inside a virtual machine at work.

Comment Re:I don't think... (Score 1) 411

It is not a lack of belief. It is a belief that there is no god. It's as much a dogma as those who do believe in a god. It is certainly a belief system.

Incorrect. It is the lack of belief. Saying atheism is a belief system is no less ridiculous than saying not collecting stamps is your favorite hobby.

Wrong. Atheism is the belief that you don't believe in a god or religion. Taking such a stance using the limited information that we have is just as much a faith based decision as believing in god. According to the philosopher William L. Rowe: "In the popular sense of the term, an agnostic is someone who neither believes nor disbelieves in the existence of God, while a theist believes that God exists, an atheist disbelieves in God."

Comment Punish management. (Score 1) 392

I think the coders should get a break, management should never put them in a position to act unlawfully. It was forced on them by management and they had to do it or loose their jobs. If you were put into that position you too would choose to implement the code rather then loose your job. The blame should lie squarely on management, we need to make an example out of them with jail time so that other executives learn to act ethically. Without punishment people will always see a benefit to cheating. Management is the one who pulled the trigger on this, the rest are just ancillary accessories.

Comment Ain't going to happen (Score 1) 535

Cars have been around for 130 years. What exactly could Apple do that would make a car better? Apple is not getting into the car business simply because there is not enough turn over, people hold onto cars for 10 + years. These are the same reason why they're not going to make a tv, Apple has said so.

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