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+ - Comic strip shows that vision is always prey to execution->

Submitted by samjam
samjam writes: So many conflicts between technology and marketing are manifest in this short comic strip. Vision is destroyed by execution which is forced by finance, technology is destroyed by the need to sell to ignorant but wealthy customers. Does Zambian represent Apple or Google to you? Or a variety of other companies? Maybe it is a dogfood failure: perhaps Zambian developers are not permitted to use two-monitor setups? Have you ever had an executive make his first "executive decision" to release something that is totally broken?
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Comment: Re:But they support it already (Score 1) 178

by samjam (#49390465) Attached to: UK Forces Microsoft To Adopt Open Document Standards

What is this rubbish? Didn't we have these talks a long time ago already?

- Office 2007 and Office 2010 support ODF 1.1

- Office 2013 also supports ODF 1.2

Go open your Microsoft Office, and the option to save in OpenDocument is right there in the Save As dialog.

Whether anyone actually uses it, is the real question.

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=what+is+o...

"Office 365" refers to subscription plans that include access to Office applications plus other productivity services that are enabled over the Internet (cloud services), such as Lync web conferencing and Exchange Online hosted email for business, and additional online storage with OneDrive and Skype world ...

It doesn't seem to be the same as Office 2007 or Office 2010 or Office 2013.

There was a bit of a clue in the name, but we don't read articles and we don't even read the summary these days

Comment: MS will do a bad job like Outlook Web Access (Score 2) 178

by samjam (#49390091) Attached to: UK Forces Microsoft To Adopt Open Document Standards

I always wondered why Microsoft weren't terminally ashamed that they were the only company in the world that could

1. produce a very good web based email/calendar client
and
2. yet have it not work properly on any browser other than MSIE

surely that fact hurt them when bidding for contracts?

But I don't doubt that their ODF implementation will be equally poor.

Comment: Re:Yes, but the real problem is being ignored. (Score 1) 461

by samjam (#48349415) Attached to: Washington Dancers Sue To Prevent Identity Disclosure

>> It may surprise you to learn that most people in the U.S. today are not "offended" by simple nudity.

> Yet they still manage to be insufferable puritans. If they are not, they should fight against unconstitutional laws against public swearing, public nudity, FCC censorship, etc. But they don't.

I get it. Because MOST people don't fight YOUR cause, THEY are the insufferable ones. Gotcha.

Comment: Re:Only if they give you immunity. (Score 1) 220

by samjam (#48139495) Attached to: VeraCrypt Is the New TrueCrypt -- and It's Better

There is a point that you have to accept that you are not in control of the situation; when there is nothing you can do,

The poor sister didn't want to believe that there was nothing she could do and so she accepted the lie that there was something she could do to make it better.

And so she spoke when she should have been silent.

Comment: Elop NOT Eich (Score 1) 448

by samjam (#46734759) Attached to: Commenters To Dropbox CEO: Houston, We Have a Problem

When in office Condi supported warrentless wiretaps and so opposed the interests of the service that Dropbox provides to it's customers - secure storage.

They have a right to question whether her intentions have change or just the position from which she plans to execute them. Maybe it's easier to do this fro the boadroom before going back into politics.

This is more Elop than Eich.

The Eich case is merely: I don't want my political opponents to work again in this town.

The Elop case is: Not by the hair of my chinny chin chin I will not let the big bad wolf in.

Condi is clearly the Elop case, as she opposes the interests of the service, which is more than just an "unfortunate" political affiliation (i.e. not on my side) and "dubious" moral history (i.e. not what I would have done).

Comment: Re:There are no comments (Score 1) 410

by samjam (#46266005) Attached to: Obama To Ask For $1 Billion Climate Change Fund

The flooding is because the EU has been paying farmers to cut down trees and leave none standing, and trees have been shown to reduce flooding by providing a channel for the water to leave the surface.

https://www.google.com/search?...

The EU policy is the sort of centralised policy management that the apoccalyptic warmers want. The worl is more likely to die under the well-meaning centralised and totally ignorant hand of the apoccalyptic wamers.

+ - LG competes with NSA in spying scandal

Submitted by samjam
samjam writes: It looks like TV maker LG is competing with the NSA for clandestine spying on those who pay them! DoctorBeet's Blog reports that LG then blames it on the retailer for not making you aware of the terms and conditions that are unavailable until after you unbox the set and turn it on. And if you don't accept the terms you can't use many of the TV features.

How does it feel to hear that your LG TV reports watched channels — and USB filenames — even when you thought you configured the TV to not do that? Blog commenter SteveL reports a suspiciously quick firmware update relating to the matter. Have LG covered their tracks sufficiently to escape the sorts legal saction or customer backlash that afflicted other well known companies for misleading privacy policies?

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