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Comment: Re:Most places still face monopolies or duopolies (Score 1) 289

by unixisc (#49721021) Attached to: North Carolina Still Wants To Block Municipal Broadband

>> laws frequently leave citizens facing a monopoly or duopoly with no recourse, so the FCC abolished them

Um...how many cable network providers do YOU have where you live? Does ANYONE have three (3) or more?

In Atlanta, I have Charter, and aside from that, a choice of AT&T UVerse and Comcast

Comment: Re:Why? (Score 1) 289

by unixisc (#49720991) Attached to: North Carolina Still Wants To Block Municipal Broadband
This is correct. As a former NC resident, I don't agree w/ NC trying to block municipal broadband, but regardless of that, I don't support the feds getting in and telling them that they can't block it. It's the Tenth Amendment. If NC residents don't like this decision, they should replace the government they have in the next election they get, participating actively in the primaries as well to ensure that neither the GOP nor Dem nominees are people backed by TWC or AT&T (Comcast is not a player in that state)

Comment: Re:Theo, about your rhetoric (Score 1) 248

And these billions are ill-gotten why, exactly? 'Cos Microsoft charged hundreds of $$$ for every copy of Windows, Office, et al instead of giving it away for free, like the Linux guys do? Well, even RMS is okay with people selling software - he just wants copyleft rights to be a part of the package.

Comment: Re:Theo, about your rhetoric (Score 1) 248

Given how specialized and difficult recruiting is these days, I wonder how long will recruiting be a low skill job? I have seen plenty of people from other disciplines get into recruiting. Far from being an HR drone job, it's now a very high stress job, given that recruiters have targets to fill, and they'd tend to lose their jobs if those ain't met. Also, given how specialized the searches are, recruitment is becoming as segmented an industry as engineering or other high skilled disciplines.

Comment: Re:Mac/Linux support removed... mildly surprised (Score 1) 227

That's fine - don't disclose anything, but do vendors like Oracle or HP sell custom boxes if you coughed up the cash? Would you get a modern SPARCstation of a Fujitsu chip in an Oracle box w/ either Linux or Solaris? Would you get an Itanium workstation from HP running HP/UX or FreeBSD? I was under the impression that the Mac Pro is the only UNIX workstation that you can get these days (even if you toss in Lintel boxes into the mix)

Comment: Re:Mac/Linux support removed... mildly surprised (Score 1) 227

I was of the same opinion too. A Mac Pro is a cheap UNIX workstation.

Just out of curiosity, what these days would be considered a not-so-cheap UNIX workstation? Does anyone still sell such a thing?

I don't consider the Mac Pro cheap. If it is equipped w/ the amount of memory that workstations typically require, it would be right up there w/ an equivalent UNIX workstation, assuming that any are still openly sold. And it wouldn't be a bad value for money - it would essentially be BSD, w/ Quartz on top of it.

Logic is a pretty flower that smells bad.