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Comment Re:Kindle Prices ... (Score 1) 111

Unfortunately, Amazon seems to have a pretty good lock-in on the eBook market right now despite any potential price gaming. They're still much cheaper than the Sony Reader store for most books; Books on Board manages to offer slightly more competitive prices than Sony, but they're not as cheap as Amazon.

Amazon seems to be maintaining its competitive pricing on books, even in the eBook arena; and, other stores are either unable or unwilling to follow suit.

Comment Re:Well, all are illegal... (Score 2, Interesting) 554

It's a general problem with any kind of social service in most parts of the United States. If you start making any money at all, whether or not the unemployment, welfare, SSI/SSDI, etc are a considerable part of you being able to get on your feet, you almost immediately start to lose benefits. American social service/social insurance programs shoot themselves in the foot.

Comment Re:Oracle already owns an open source database (Score 1) 67

MySQL has been forked several times since Sun bought them. There's now a confusing welter of forks of MySQL, and no one is sure which is the 'real' one anymore since the original owners of MySQL AB are responsible for one of the forks.

MySQL has an ace in the hole, however: a HUGE install base in ISPs. MySQL is THE default database you're going to be exposed to for web hosting, and a perception that it's being allowed to whither on the vine will kick up a backlash against Oracle (just as it did with Sun).

Comment Re:personally (Score 1) 1721

I can't prove a negative.

However, do yourself a favor and read the 9/11 Commission reports.

Come back to me with a direct quote where Bush said Saddam was directly connected to 9/11.

In fact, I'm currently reading through an archive of Bush's speeches on 9/11, and there is not one mention of Saddam.

Comment Re:Silly netgear (Score 1) 199

Lol. Not. It was a halo product all along. If I'm wrong, let's see some numbers. Put up or shut up.

...Right. So, Sun did not build their technology platform and market position around Java? I am not going to go dig through quarterly investor reports to placate your smug ignorance. If you think Java was not a big thing for Sun, I am not going to bother trying to convince you otherwise.

Keep on moving those goalposts shitfucker. Redhat buys into all of that GNU stuff, they buy into it 10x more than Sun ever did. And now Redhat is "hiding" things on their site out in the open in their "about us" page and their marketing magazines and employee blogs. Rrrright.

...yes! Yes, moron! They keep it out of their marketing materials! Holy fucking goddamn. They talk about free software and gnu when talking with developers but not when communicating to customers.

Besides this, Red Hat doesn't spend as much on development as Sun did. Red Hat spends money developing projects that benefit their core server market ONLY like KVM or the kernel or GCC. Core technologies. They don't waste money on things like OpenOffice. Red Hat is more focused. They profiteer off the community while Sun gave finished software to the community. Sun was a technology developer and Red Hat is more of a technology packager. Open source makes some sense if you use it as a technology springboard-- but open sourcing Java was worthless to Sun. Same with Solaris. It was utterly pointless. So, instead of using the community to build their product, they merely lost their product to the community. Thus, Sun "believed" in open source. Red Hat is more pragmatic. For everything they give, they sell a massive platform that they only develop a small part of. Red Hat has more flexibility than Sun because they don't own the Linux platform.

Fuck this, it's a waste of time. You're like a child.

No, I get what you are saying. Your problem is, it has zilch to do with the premise you promoted and I disputed - that Sun markets to 'freetards' and Redhat doesn't. You make up bullshit about the original point and you muddy the waters with random unsupported assertions and blatant opinion on tertiary points that you desperately want to focus on in order to avoid admitting defeat on your original claim.

What the fuck are you talking about? What was that in reference to? When the fuck did I say Sun sold to freetards? Where did you get that? I was talking about Netgear selling to freetards. I was only referencing Sun as an example of a company that was bitten by embracing open source wholeheartedly.

Sun was strangled by open source, but for entirely different reasons. You're arguing with yourself, you twat.

I am not arguing with you anymore. You're dense as shit.

Comment Re:Accreditation is the issue... (Score 1) 165

Yes, Gen Ed requirements are a key component of regional accreditation. Regional accreditation is an expensive process due to the documentation required, along with some requirements for operational capital, physical plant, library/information resources, etc.

You're correct about the gen ed requirements and proprietary colleges; these colleges are often focused on career/vocational training and dispense with the typical liberal arts curriculum in favor of either less credits to degree overall or more practical courses in a specific subject area.

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