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Comment: Re:TCO (Score 1) 153

by skovnymfe (#47548009) Attached to: Valencia Linux School Distro Saves 36 Million Euro
You can use your Puppet/Chef tool to generate DSC information for Server 2012+. Was it hard 10 years ago? Sure. These days? Not so much. There's just the problem that Linux admins are so inherently afraid of Windows that they'd never dare keep up with what's going on with it, out of fear of being rejected by their *NIX peers, and Windows people have a disturbing tendency to stop learning as soon as they figure out they can open up GUI interfaces.

Comment: Re:charger (Score 1) 702

by skovnymfe (#47398643) Attached to: TSA Prohibits Taking Discharged Electronic Devices Onto Planes
As in people will have to use the officially TSA-provided charger cable. Of course. Reaching into your backpack while three humongous, and absurdly inconsiderate TSA footmen are looking over your shoulder might be considered offensive, outright dangerous, criminally insane, HE'S GOT A GUN! SHOOT HIM!

Comment: Transcendence (Score 2) 564

There's a new movie out, with Johnny Depp in it, called Transcendence. If machines ever take over the world, it'll be like in that movie. What these self-proclaimed naysayers don't seem to comprehend is that AI doesn't just magick itself up a reason to destroy humans. It takes a human to think like that. We still don't understand free will, emotion or consciousness, let alone how to replicate it in a machine. So until we give machines a reason to destroy us, they won't.

Then again with killer drones and whatnot that the military is building, perhaps it won't take long before some overworked, underpaid programmer makes a booboo.

Comment: Re:Prediction: de-anonymization considered "hackin (Score 2) 192

by skovnymfe (#47303927) Attached to: Improperly Anonymized Logs Reveal Details of NYC Cab Trips
A new car built by my company leaves somewhere traveling at 60 mph. The rear differential locks up. The car crashes and burns with everyone trapped inside. Now, should we initiate a recall? Take the number of vehicles in the field, A, multiply by the probable rate of failure, B, multiply by the average out-of-court settlement, C. A times B times C equals X. If X is less than the cost of a recall, we don't do one.

Comment: Hm... (Score 2) 164

by skovnymfe (#47280561) Attached to: US House of Representatives Votes To Cut Funding To NSA
Clearly people want to be monitored at all times, they just haven't been convinced properly yet. And as a result of the monitoring that NSA done up to now, they already have a list of all the people who don't want to be monitored. They could just pay those people a visit. You know? Convince them properly. Or make them go away.

"Only the hypocrite is really rotten to the core." -- Hannah Arendt.