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Comment Re:Not as black and white as people think (Score 1) 133

Have you ever watched a professional thief (or run of the mill locksmith) pick a deadbolt lock? It's so quick it might as well not matter. Yea we should stop using locks too.

Most locks are for privacy, not security. If you want security, use steel reinforced concrete and armed guards.

Comment Re:Dude, you're getting a Dell! (Score 1) 70

Unfortunately, these "going private" deals usually end with an IPO 2-3 years later. Same old compay with extra debt! The refinancing will make no difference to Dell, since "providing useful products and services at a profit" is what management should be concentrating on.

1) Use other people's money to buy up company
2) Pay self fees for being the Buyout fixer (Profit $$$)
3) Wait 2-3 years
4) Perform IPO
5) Pay self fees for being the IPO fixer (Profit $$$)
6) Sell new shares (Profit $$$)

Comment Re:Not putting in DRM isn't going to eliminate DRM (Score 1) 351

(OK, the copyright changes in the US are quite predictable: Just look when Mickey Mouse copyright would end, then the copyright period will be extended)?

Actually, "Steamboat Willie" and "Plane Crazy" are what is copyrighted. Mickey Mouse is trademarked.
And "Steamboat Willie" was inspired by "Steamboat Bill Jr." which was named after the Arthur Collins song, "Steamboat Bill".

Comment Re:The worst thing (Score 1) 284

You need both methods.

2 out of 3 companies I worked for had a whitelisted set of tools you were allowed to install. It never contained either a the full set of tools you needed to do your work, nor the newest versions. So you were completly left in the dark if you were allowed to accept this auto-update or not.

This is the setup for employees who do not handle files from the outside world and only need internal networks.

The third company went along the lines of: We've hired expert developers, they all grew up with PC, have their own machines at home - who if not them should be trusted to know what tools they need and to discern usefull tools from BonzoBuddies.

This is the setup for employees who regularly work with outside files.

Comment Looking at the wrong side (Score 1) 526

Stop looking at what you all pay as income taxes. You're missing all the taxes hidden in the cost of products and services. The only accurate measure of government interference in your lives is government SPENDING. You mistakenly belive that you are islands, isolated from the effects of taxation upon your fellow citizens. We are all part of one economy and taxation on anyone effects everyone.

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