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Comment: Re:Domestic sourcing required? (Score 1) 76

But the foundries will still be in the USA; only the ownership is changing. They aren't making Essex Junction a part of Abu Dhabi.

The main complaint seems to be this: "GlobalFoundries, a U.S.-based firm owned by investors in Abu Dhabi". But: IBM itself is a US-based firm owned by investors in many different countries, including Abu Dhabi, Iraq, Iran, Syria, and many others. Does that make IBM less trustworthy?

Comment: Re:Recognition (Score 5, Funny) 149

by sunderland56 (#48196071) Attached to: 'Microsoft Lumia' Will Replace the Nokia Brand

It's not exactly the name recognition, it's the name's reputation.

Nokia: well recognized, well liked brand with positive reception everywhere.

Microsoft: well recognized, universally hated brand, regular finalist in "most hated company" competitions.

Marketing 101 says: they chose the wrong name.

Comment: Why a government site? (Score 2) 119

by sunderland56 (#48195661) Attached to: Safercar.gov Overwhelmed By Recall For Deadly Airbags

Why should the government be the main source for recall information? Shouldn't that come from the manufacturer/importer?

Pass a law saying car companies must have recall information easily accessible on the web. The extra cost for the companies (which have large splashy advertising sites already, backed by a decent server infrastructure) will be next to nothing. However, this will save the government money; they can just put up a static page with pointers to the individual manufacturer's sites.

Comment: Re: Here's the solution (Score 5, Insightful) 577

by sunderland56 (#48042629) Attached to: Will Windows 10 Finally Address OS Decay?

You should be able to install 1000 programs, uninstall them all, and your system should be identical to what it was before. Anything else is a failure.

The very existence of the registry is wrong. Operating systems like Unix, Linux, MacOS, Solaris, etc. don't have a registry, and don't have any significant "OS Decay".

Comment: Re:Transformative Platforms! (Score 1) 182

by sunderland56 (#47905753) Attached to: Oculus Rift CEO Says Classrooms of the Future Will Be In VR Goggles

List of transformative, disruptive, game-changing, paradigm-shifting technologies that have changed education forever:

9) Eight-Track Tape Recorders

I hesitate to ask what sort of an education you got that involved eight track tapes..... did it also involve the back seat of a 1970 Camaro?

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