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Comment Re:What Longer WOrk Days Get You. (Score 1) 615

1. Sloppy work.
2. Work filled with errors (not just sloppy, but defective).
3. Resentment.
4. It puts the company as risk of sabotage and theft.
5. A bad reputation....does anyone really want to work at Dell?

I think that in all likelihood the vast majority of achievements in the world came from people who were NOT compelled to work 12 hour days. They may have been working long hours, but they did that because of their passion or competitive drive...they wanted to.

But unless you are on some legitimate high states deadline, long days for the sake of longs days is a bad idea all the way around.

Please come to Spain and tell that to all (well, almost) "bosses" in this country.

8h contracts and 12h workdays are *very* common here.

I'm not surprise we are in the situation we are nowadays... :S

Comment Re:Europe is broke , Linux to the recue (Score 1) 137

They're not moving to Linux though, they are simply moving from a customer Linux distro (called "Linex") to Debian, purely because they were finding maintaining their own distro too much of an overhead.

Pitty that a comment that is wrong is scored "5, Informative"

They're moving computers with privative software on them, not the thousans of machines that already run Linex (or Debian or whatever you want to call it)


Comment Re:Apple and "forced" sharing: I call BS (Score 1) 418

I'm sorry but I totally disagree here.

How many of those opensource projects where GPL? (yeah, that licence that forces you to provide the source code under certain circumstances...)

Out of that list I can see some: bash, cups, gcc, tar (and the others I do not know but I could expect something similar).

My assertion migh not be true always (haven't check everything ;) , but it's generally true: Apple only shares code when it's forced to.


PS: maybe we don't need to use such offensive words like "BS" and "ignorants" (and yes, I'm saying that to myself as well :) )

Comment Re:CUPS is GPL! khtml (origin of webkit) is GPL (Score 1) 418

I agree with most of what you say. Both closed and open source are respectful (we are not arguing about this here, right? ;) ). However, my personal taste is that I do not like being "locked-in" neither in hardware nor in software (and Apple is widely know for using such practices ;) )

Anyway...I'll just bring up something for you to think:

"How was Apple "forced" to share CUPS after buying the code?"

Maybe the necessity of sharing the code was one of the agreements of the deal?


Comment Re:CUPS is GPL! khtml (origin of webkit) is GPL (Score 1) 418

I don't think anything, I'm just pointing out facts: Apple only shares code when it is forced to. Period.

The amazing thing is that Apple manages to make everyone believe they're a "good" company taking profit of the situation and getting PR about "we share code, we are good" when that's *false*: again, they only share code when they're forced to.

  Companywise it's fantastic, ethically.... debatable to say the least.

Anyway I'll leave your feelings about it to yourself ;)


Comment CUPS is GPL! khtml (origin of webkit) is GPL (Score 1) 418

CUPS is still opensource because of being GPL!!!

From the CUPS website:
[quote]CUPSTM is provided under the GNU General Public License ("GPL") and GNU Library General Public License ("LGPL"), Version 2, with exceptions for Apple operating systems and the OpenSSL toolkit[/quote]

(notice the "exceptions"? pfffffffffff)

And webkit comes from khtml which is GPL as well, that's why Apple was *forced* to release the source code (and yes, it was forced)

They just managed to make you believe that they're good and share code with everyone but that's just *MARKETING* (and I'm amazed how many people fall in their lies :S )


Comment Re:How do you determine healthy food? (Score 1) 455

What I really cannot understand is why people DO NOT EXERCICE!!!

We do need carbs just as much as we need to exercice. If you don't do the former, you'll need to lower your carbs ingest.

And now that we are at it (not related to your comment) Why is everybody against pasta? And that's pasta alone, not dressings or whatever. Make sure you'll have time to burn those carbs (eat them in the breakfast or lunch) and it's a perfectly healthy food.


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