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Comment Cinnamon and MATE (Score 2) 89

There are significant differences, in terms of usability, at least for me. With Mate, I can setup separate task bars at the top of each of my monitors and have only the windows that are present on that monitor appear in that task bar. This makes switching between many applications and windows much simpler and carefree. I wasn't able to figure out how to do this with Cinnamon, so I switched back to Mate and have been very happy with it.

Comment Re:Corporations are not people (Score 5, Insightful) 139

Most of this happened longer than 5 years ago under different leadership. HP is still suffering from the mistakes of the past. HP was financially successful then but at a cost. This is the way people like Mark Hurd do business. Its all about short term gains. Being told your pay was being cut because of difficult times and it was necessary in order to survive, only to find out that 6 months later HP had record profits. That's why all the top performer's no longer work there.

Comment Its fun (Score 2) 308

I do the same and I consider it fun. I guess that's why I like what I do. Does it benefit my employer? Well certainly, but it benefits me too in terms of job performance, confidence, and job satisfaction. I tinker with things that I think are fun. The experience that you gain will take your career in that direction.

Comment Re:Look at it from a dev's perspective. (Score 1) 324

That's exactly what I proposed. But can you selectively reject any permission on an IOS app? I honestly don't know. Its a pain in the ass for an internet browser app to have to handle the case where the user has rejected internet access to the app. That's something that should be opted into before installing the app. If the user doesn't trust the app, they can install something else.

Comment Look at it from a dev's perspective. (Score 1) 324

It would be great for an App maker to be able to selectively ask for permissions from a user. But letting the user pick and choose what permissions they want ANY app to have creates a giant headache for app makers. Think about all of the permutations you have to test for if a user selectively grants permissions. Think about the intelligence of half the people who use smart phones. A user disables a critical permission, app fails to function, and user rates the app 1 star. And don't tell me its the dumb user's fault, cause you know the app maker is going to have to deal with it regardless.

Comment Re:Can I form a LLC and commit crimes? (Score 1) 119

Ok, so extend it to small business. Small landscaping company owner. One of his employees starts stealing from the property owners. Should the owner be liable for the loss? Absolutely. Should he be sent to jail? Absolutely not. What would be the point? He's not a criminal. This is a slippery slope, one that leads society into constant fear, with everyone assuming unavoidable liability.

Comment Re:Can I form a LLC and commit crimes? (Score 1) 119

I hear people say the exact same thing all the time and it scares me that people believe this. Do you really want to live in a society where you can be thrown in jail because someone, that you have limited control over, does something illegal without your knowledge? Yes, as a CEO you have a responsibility to know what your company is doing, but anyone who has ever worked for a large company knows the CEO has very little visibility into what most of a company's individual parts are doing, other than what his/her direct reports tell them.

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