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Comment Re:Why segregate? (Score 1) 266

no i said that for many people the outage of the internet would defeat the usefulness of email as a whole anyhow, and no that is the only time i have been affected personally, there may have been a second time at some point but i believe that outage in the US was in the middle of the night/very early morning.

what i was saying is some people think they may need it when the internet is out, but actually don't. It is something that needs to be looked at closely on an individual basis before making a decision either way is all.

Comment Re:Why segregate? (Score 1) 266

for some companies yes internal servers are great, for some outsourcing is great.

Here we have me for all IT work and they are really cheap when it comes to any IT expenditures, most of our infrastructure needs to be replaced as it is, and for us the cost of moving to google apps was a great idea.

I understand for some it may not be, I am just saying that it should not be written off out of hand like it was. I have been using gmail since 2004 when you had to have an invite to get on and i tell you this is the first outage that has affected me at all, and it only affected use of the web interface, so its not too bad, and since we have an sla with google we got days added to our contract for free too.

Comment Re:Monopoly position to overcharge for their softw (Score 1) 266

you claim to be "its a free market they can do what they want. However, it is not a free market, the government has messed with the market and done things like patents and copyright and all kinds of stuff that mess with the market. Without the roadblocks the government has put in the market the restrictions on monopolies would be unneeded because it would not be possible for them to do the things they did.

Comment Re:Gmail is not ready. (Score 1) 266

and it was only the web interface that was not available, if you were using pop or imap from a desktop client or cell phone then you did not notice any outage at all.

That is the first gmail outage that has affected me since 2004, and i was still able to use it because i use the web interface but also imap it to apples mail app and to my ipod touch

Comment All right. let us cut to the chase (Score 1) 13

Do you REALLY think that shop lady and the customers singing a rolling stones song inside the shop should pay the rolling stones (cartel association they belong to) a "performance" fee? This isn't changing the subject, it is THE subject at hand in the article. I need no more than a yes or no. This is as short and on topic as I can make it then. It has nothing to do with your code or my landscaping arrangements, nor anything else, today, an exact happening, in the article, the shop lady/shop/customers singing a song inside the shop, and some fee that they allegedly owe because they violated some law and the law allegedly says they owe it. So, yes, or no?

Comment Translation: (Score 5, Insightful) 494

"these dag-blasted kiddies think they know it all! and they think theyre soooo special! Sometimes they have the gall to do weird things i dont approve of and they dont want to listen to my complaining! these confounded kids call the sheriff when theres a disagreement instead of just fighting like i did back when i was a kid! I live in a peppridge farm commercial where nobody needs the police and you only call the sheriff when mountain justice wont work! "

mod parent down...just becuse you use big words doesnt mean you suddenly become insightful.

Comment Re:Cure is worse than the disease (Score 1, Informative) 310

I would rather see people educated instead of regulated.

Right. That's what this is. The changes are requiring the ads to *educate* the consumers regarding the strings attached to "endorsements". It's a really good thing, that will make it a little bit harder to lie or mislead people. Seriously, nobody is trying to take away your free speech or say that you can't endorse things all that you want. This is just about increasing the amount of truth in advertising.

Comment Re:Software patents are teh suck (Score 1) 219

Furthermore, I would suggest that the faster an area of technology moves, the less it matters how long the patent term is. A patent in such an area will quickly become obsolete. It's actually stagnant technology where a long patent term on a rare innovation is most valuable.

A patent is a wall in front of progress. The faster the progress, the more the wall arrests. The whole point of patents is to encourage people to invent things so valuable that others would rather pay to be let through that wall than have to go around it.

Software patents are like being surrounded by walls, as if in maze with no guaranteed exit, and all the walls have blurry edges, and some of them will solidify to a razor's edge for sole purpose of cutting you as travel along a path that has been clear for decades.

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