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Comment: Re:You're welcome to them. (Score 1) 261

by theshowmecanuck (#47587415) Attached to: Comparison: Linux Text Editors
I used to code with vi on various *nix systems. Now like you said, it is the constant, and I can do stuff reasonably quickly when it is the only thing available... And sometimes it is good to get a few old school licks in. But the point of the new editors is that they don't take a big learning curve or time in order to be more productive. I like newer editors, but to each their own. I think it is more that than requiring effort to learn something new. Because the newer editors don't take much effort. And of course this assumes you like working on a workstation with a GUI desktop environment. :)

Comment: Re:At least the Russians are being upfront (Score 3, Informative) 103

by theshowmecanuck (#47587337) Attached to: Law Repressing Social Media, Bloggers Now In Effect In Russia
The Russian law is to expose anonymous bloggers so Putin and his cronies know where to send the assassins when they see someone criticizing them or exposing their corruption. Same as when they had all the dissenting mainstream Russian journalists assassinated. Now Chairman Putin and his friends control the mainstream media, so on to phase 2: online journalists and bloggers. Of course they are thinking that announcing the law might save some money too, by intimidating people into not exposing the Chairman's lies (like the bullshit about Ukrainians needing any outside impetus to oust a corrupt Russian-backed president who syphoned off billions of dollars into his own pocket while sliding deeper into Chairman Putin's pocket).

Comment: This Will Be Made Illegal (Score 0) 81

This does not meet the American Congress's mandate that all new factories of any size be built in China to pad the pockets of their prime contributors. They will be sure to pass a new law to close the facility and off shore it. The law will be signed into being by George-W-come-lately, President Obama.

Who do they think they are creating jobs in North America? If this were anyone else, it would be created in back country China by Foxconn and we all would LIKE IT! Or we'd be told we like it in some religious cult revelation ceremony followed by whoreds of 'the iFolk'...

I'm actually amazed anything resembling hi tech is being created in North America lately.

+ - Private Data On iOS Devices, Not So Private->

Submitted by theshowmecanuck
theshowmecanuck (703852) writes "Personal data including text messages, contact lists and photos can be extracted from iPhones through previously unpublicized techniques by Apple Inc employees, the company acknowledged this week.

The same techniques to circumvent backup encryption could be used by law enforcement or others with access to the "trusted" computers to which the devices have been connected, according to the security expert who prompted Apple's admission.

Users are not notified that the services are running and cannot disable them, Zdziarski said. There is no way for iPhone users to know what computers have previously been granted trusted status via the backup process or block future connections."

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Comment: Re:.7% (Score 1) 168

by theshowmecanuck (#47531573) Attached to: Amazon's Ambitious Bets Pile Up, and Its Losses Swell
This sounds more like you are describing Amazon shareholders making 6.3% less than what shareholders of other companies might make. That is not a loss to the company. You do understand that shareholders and the company are different entities don't you? You exhibit the warped logic that drives cowtowing to short sighted shareholders (I think calling them investors after this long in business might be disingenuous) who want immediate gratification and not to long term stable growth. If someone doesn't like it, they can sell their shares. That won't affect cash flow to the company, only a shareholder or share buyer. Maybe if we know if the profit/loss on the balance sheet includes payment to actual initial investment to venture capitalists... they are the ones who really need a set rate of return since at that point they ARE the company. But shareholders aren't, necessarily. I think that was the basis of the SCOTUS saying corporations are individuals. Sure if a block of shareholders large enough got together they could force short term returns to increase over long term stability and growth they can, and often do. Maybe this time we see the return of blue chip thinking. It is the kind of thinking needed to get North America back on the road to success in my opinion. Less drive to offshore for short term goals.

There's got to be more to life than compile-and-go.