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Comment Re:Boohoo (Score 5, Insightful) 439

So when Boeing and it's suppliers lay thousands of people off, those unemployment benefits came from magic pixie faeries? And the money they no longer spend with your business has no effect on you? Just look to Michigan to see what happens in a state when major factories close. (Or Trenton, for that matter.)

Comment Re:Boohoo (Score 1) 439

I don't think you understand. There are two groups of people. Those who pay. And those who don't. And those who don't aren't about to start.

M'kay?

Occasionally, the people in the later group get dragged in mass to the former. The French Revolution is one example. The thing about "the masses" is that we outnumber everyone.

Comment More than that... (Score 4, Interesting) 73

I think this is a real game changer. Up to now, if you want document colaberation you have Sharepoint (Expensive) or the cloud. (Trust issues) Or office 365 wich is expensive, and no one really trusts...

But this is a viable FOSS option, on a trusted platform (Can't swing a cat without hitting an owncloud article) that can be public, or locked down internally.

Comment Re:what's that going to accomplish? (Score 1) 178

Because true random in software is computationally expensive.

True, if by "computationally expensive" you mean "we have to run this until the hardware breaks and starts executing our software non-deterministically".

Otherwise, true randomness in software is simply infeasible, because chip engineers deliberately design the hardware to eliminate non-determinism.

Yep. Just keep calculating until you find the dodgy bit of ram. :) (Not supported with ECC memory)

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