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Comment: Re:I will be a millionaire. (Score 1) 377

by Billly Gates (#46775645) Attached to: Survey: 56 Percent of US Developers Expect To Become Millionaires

So it goes up in value with interest rates near 0!

What do you think will happen when interest rates hit 7% or 8%? Think it wont depreciate? Think again.

Home values are determined by their monthly mortgage rate. Not the sticker price. So that 2300 a month home is now 3700 a month even if the price tag is the same?! THink you will find anyone with a budget willing to pay 3700 a now? Probably not.

You need to lower your home well below 570k to to get it back to $2300 a month again etc.

Comment: Re:A million dollars isn't *that* much (Score 1) 377

by Billly Gates (#46775595) Attached to: Survey: 56 Percent of US Developers Expect To Become Millionaires

Anyone saying that has not been raised by a single Mom, supported oneself at a minimum wage job, lived at home with his parents due to +$30,000 in student loan debt, or had to go on food stamps.

40% of Americans had these bad things happen to them in the last recession according to statistics at least once since 2008!

Shoot a few years ago I dreamed of making $35,000 a year so I could be so rich!

Thankfully I gradually got out of that but I learned some tough lessons.Working 2 jobs and not having any money left by was insulting and humiliating to say the least. When I hear someone whine how they only make $80,000 a year and life is sooo hard waa waa poor me I want to smack them.

There are people in India who have 8 people to 1 - 2 rooms. THey eat at KFC or Mcdonalds once or twice a year as a nice expensive treat. THere are those who work at Walmart for $10/hr and are so poor they need food stamps to still buy food after working 38 hours a week.

1 million is very very nice income. Sure you can't your own damn island with that but you never have to worry about how you are going to eat. Or how to pay for that unexpected medical expense that insurance wont cover. Or what if you will be homeless this month if you need to make a choice between fixing your 10 year old car or paying rent? Anyone who says otherwise is in a bubble and not in the real world the rest of America is in. Even successful people I know who pull in 6 figures of income had rough times and will never forget them when success comes.

Comment: Re:I remember Y2K, do you? (Score 1) 93

by angel'o'sphere (#46775121) Attached to: Lack of US Cybersecurity Across the Electric Grid

It is hard, as before 2000 it was no FUD.
About current day cyber attacks I have no opinion.
Except: would take me 5 minutes to cause a USA wide power outage. Well, worst case 50 ... in fact every one with google skills likely needs less than 24h to figure how to take it down. I would call that a serious thread and not FUD.

Comment: Re:Eyeballs did not find bug ... (Score 1) 527

by jc42 (#46772133) Attached to: How Does Heartbleed Alter the 'Open Source Is Safer' Discussion?

A second and more important fact is that the bug was not discovered by eyeballs on source code. The techniques used seem to be the same applied to proprietary closed source code. "âoeWe developed a product called Safeguard, which automatically tests things like encryption and authentication,â Chartier said. âoeWe started testing the product on our own infrastructure, which uses Open SSL. And thatâ(TM)s how we found the bug.â"

So you're say that when I, as a (professional ;-) programmer, create a chunk of code that tests for something, you don't think I should get any credit for what it discovers, because it's the code that discovered it, not me. This pretty much shoots down the value of nearly everything I do, because like most programmers, I spend most of my time writing and running my test suites; the actual product itself usually takes only a small percent of my work time.

Maybe I'm overly arrogant, but I disagree with this. I think that whatever a chunk of code does, the credit (or blame ;-) should go to the programmer, not the code or the cpu.

By similar reasoning, we might argue that the "many eyes" never actually discover any bugs at all, because the real work is done by the brain behind the eyes, not the eyes themselves. And with computer bugs, the human brain almost never figures out the bugs; it merely writes code that does appropriate testing, providing the brain with information that it could never have figured out by itself.

This is sorta the inverse of the old saw that guns don't kill people; it's saying that the human that pulled the trigger should get no blame for a killing, because it was the bullet (or maybe the trigger mechanism) that actually did the job.

Comment: ARM is the new Intel (Score 0) 100

by Billly Gates (#46770431) Attached to: Intel Pushes Into Tablet Market, Pushes Away From Microsoft

ARM compatibility is why Intel can't win. ARM is the defecto standard upon all software that is mobile. What an ironic twist? As much as when phone stores decided to dump Windows Phones because there was not enough marketshare and software.

The PC is the mainframe.

I really wished Android apps being similar to java would be compatible with intel android? Without marketshare developers are compiling their apps for ARM only or using c++ code mixed in that is not portable.

I do not like seeing monopolies more than I wished we could see more non intel. AMD last decade was the only time we had choice before they turned too shit again with its nwer products as fast as pentium IVs.

Comment: WIndows 8.1 preview install instructions (Score 3, Interesting) 64

Instructions are available here?

Keep in mind it is a one way ticket. No way to downgrade back to 8.0 and reset wont work. If you are not an American you lose your metric standards too and have miles and temperatures in F. Cortana is optimized too for American accents in this release.

SO it is caution if you own a Windows Phone. I own one and I will not be upgrading as I use the conferencing feature on my phone anyday and do not want to take risks.

Comment: Re:Ukraine's borders were changed by use of force (Score 1) 275

by Billly Gates (#46767525) Attached to: Is Crimea In Russia? Internet Companies Have Different Answers

THey were occupied and the votes were invalidated as evident by the other posts.

Yes Ukraine is corrupt too but not as bad as Russia. FYI the president left and was impeached. Nothing illegal about that under Ukraine's own constitution.

Crimeans had their choice made for them if you supported Russia or not.

Comment: Re:Back to One Man, One Vote (Score 1) 704

by Billly Gates (#46766229) Attached to: Study Finds US Is an Oligarchy, Not a Democracy

That won't work.

Free speech is still protected. WHile you can't give to a candidate in your scenario I can make up an organization like the wetlands coalition and run fancy commercials. WHat I do nto say is I exist from oil companies and call myself the wetlands coalition to make it sound like I am pro environment. THe money for commercials was given to me ... not for a candidate.

Now election time comes and i threaten anyone not pro oil or coal. THey know who I am. I can be their best friend or worse enemy. I make them sign a pledge to vote for my interests ahead of the voters and hold them accountable if they break it etc.

All 100% free speech and open press. No money directly to the candidate so I get away with it etc.

I do not see how we can ban this. Very slimy. Indeed. Now if you want to ban commercials it would contradict the other free speech and free press amendments so that won't fly either.

Comment: Re:Are you kidding (Score 4, Insightful) 704

by Billly Gates (#46766185) Attached to: Study Finds US Is an Oligarchy, Not a Democracy

Since when is handing someone money free speech?

What if I practiced my amendment rights by giving a judge $100 of free speech during a trial? I would have my ass behind a prison door faster than you can say bribery! But if a corporation wants to donate HEY ITS FREE SPEECH YOU HAVE IT TOO

I just do nto understand the logic of the supreme court on this.

Comment: Re:Ukraine's borders were changed by use of force (Score 1) 275

by Billly Gates (#46766123) Attached to: Is Crimea In Russia? Internet Companies Have Different Answers

Yes I am anti Putin.

Russia is a corrupt place with the mob running everything and controlled dictatorship with no free press under Putin. Yelstin made some improvements and Putin reversed them. I would not want to live in Russia. At least not currently.

Ukraine is a democracy that is trying to modernize. Maybe I am too western in opinion but I would not be happy if I lived in Eastern Ukraine or Crimea and had Russians planted in by Stalin (eastern Ukraine) dictating to me that I loose my freedom with a country that acts like a bully or loose my life and home and half my family if I support the opposition in Kiev.

US and Canada? There is a reason we are separate countries. Yes Canadians and Americans are very similiar and get along real well. However Americans do not support the queen as the head of state nor or happy with a freaking 50% take rate and corporate taxes so high many companies prefer to do business further south in the US instead. The American revolution seperated the US from the Canadian maritime provinces. Canadians support more government and the British crown and liked the way things were. Americans were anti tax.

Mexico is so different they do not speak the same language. Their culture is different. The ones who come here tend to learn english and know the risks of leaving their homeland for a better life. That is a decision they made. Not was made for them.

"There is hopeful symbolism in the fact that flags do not wave in a vacuum." --Arthur C. Clarke