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Comment: Re:Why does Jobs always steal the limelight? (Score 4, Interesting) 160 160

Thing is - there were a lot of talented hardware engineers at the time. Woz owed an awfully large amount to Chuck Peddle, for instance, and the role of MOS and Commodore is massively underplayed these days in a "history is written by the victors"-style approach. Most of the early pure engineering-led eight bit companies died a death, but Apple survived. Why is that? It wasn't due to Woz.

I really don't want to underplay Woz and I agree with the comments, but you can see from his ventures since that the involvement of Woz does not necessarily make for a sustainable company, and Woz alone could not have created Apple.

Comment: Re:Apparently nobody can read (Score 1) 408 408

This service only shares OPEN WIFI -- i.e. routers that had no passwords on them to begin with.

So what is it sharing? If the connection is open, then there are no credentials for it to share? In the case of open WiFi, the only thing I can think of that it could share is the list of Open SSIDs to which the user has connected?

Comment: Re:Doesn't disgust me (Score 1) 131 131

Human Rated Seriously only idiot conservatives could call a full test prior to using a human crew a waste. I'll bet the conservative response to the test was, just stick a bunch of liberal scientists as crew in an untested (full in flight test) and if it blows up, who cares, just fewer atheist scientists so a good thing.

A full test is not a waste, if it fails at least it fails without killing anyone. They could adjust the test to add a science package and thus get some additional value.

Comment: Re:Doesn't disgust me (Score 1) 131 131

Your propaganda is mind boggling false He was a part of it, he did not create it and he warned about it. Socialism wants to spend money on hospitals and schools and social welfare. The right wingers want military for the main reason, if they can not get want they want via diplomacy and espionage, they will invade kill all who protest and take it. Infrastructure spending is socialism.

Comment: Re:Why force her to do something she doesn't want (Score 1) 238 238

Slashdot ebbs and flows, and as old readers and commenter move on, they feel it is dying (it is really just their interest is dying) and new readers and commenter try to shift it's content. Paid trolls of course abound, more in registered users than in actual individuals but they tend to fail and give up but they always return.

It seems like that coder because they obviously enjoy coding fails to grasp that many coders abandon coding because they do not like it. Those coders go on to sales and support and they do a good job because of they coding background. This does not stop coders from looking down their nose at those ex-coders now sales people.

Likely his wife in learning how to interact with her child had picked up skills and abilities that will help her deal with the typical troublesome customer.

Comment: Re:No (Score 1) 56 56

It is all so funny. Some management tools at M$ generated glorious completely spurious spreadsheets how that investment of $2.5 was going to generate huge returns. Now those people who created those spreadsheets just dumped the spreadsheets and the hot potatoes on others and said make it work because that spreadsheets says it can work. This leaves those poor victims with coming up with all sorts of crazy ideas to make it work, even though, in their hearts of hearts, they know it is absolutely impossible. Of course the more crazy ideas they come up with, desperate to generate that return on an investment, most players are now getting bored with, the worse it makes that investment look. Next will come putting the squeeze on players to generate more income and which inevitably drives them away. Then of course the biggest threat to mine craft, 'LEGO'. The huge advantages with LEGO as a competitor for Minecraft, is LEGOs merchandising is already rock solid and of course if they do completely custom sets, what you build in a virtually lego world, they can sell you as a package and LEGO has a whole range of games and media content.

This is I believe that M$ might have been hoping for mine craft, only problem is mine craft in the real world is a great big zero and it has a huge existing competitor. M$ should really have bought or partnered with LEGO, that was the more sound and logical choice.

Comment: Re:Profit over safety (Score 1, Insightful) 116 116

Private corporations also generate "stifling, inattentive bureaucracy, under motivated employees", this as a direct result of nepotism and of course under paying and overworking employees that corporations routinely treat as disposable.

So private corporations exhibit all the worst behaviour of government organisation they just another layer of crap on top being greed and egocentric management and nepotism.

Seriously Wall street should be gutted and no corporation should ever be allowed to be worth more than a billion dollars unless it is willing to abandon the protection of limited liability for share holders. Share holders in over sized corporations should be fully liable for those debts generated by those corporations due to the impact upon society when they inevitably fail.

Comment: Re:Drone It (Score 1) 787 787

So a total success in the eyes of the military industrial complex plus the added bonus of various US vassal states (Britain, Australia, Italy, Turkey, the Netherlands, Denmark, Norway and Canada), who are required under threat of disruptive espionage activities to pay tribute buying that hunk of junk. So billions more in income and double plus bonus, it will need to be replaced in the near future. It seems to look like the US military industrial complex has picked up on the M$ tactic of every 2nd version being crap, so schmuck customers feel better when they pay again for the other every 2nd version that is at least somewhat functional and usable.

Make no mistake no matter how crap the F35 is, those vassal states will pay full price for them and for their replacement, it is most definitely not a choice. Not only will they have to buy them, they will be required to say how great they are.

Comment: Re:if that's true, (Score 4, Informative) 408 408

I don't care about whether you can prevent sharing with your friends on FB it whatever, what I care about is me not having to alter my network settings so that if I give you access to my WiFi network, you sharing MY network information with the pwoe you're "friends" with.

I've never been canoeing before, but I imagine there must be just a few simple heuristics you have to remember... Yes, don't fall out, and don't hit rocks.