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Comment Re:DUH! (Score 1) 53

It's actually an article of faith among some here that having your content available to download for free doesn't in any way affect your sales negatively, an argument frequently used as a justification for mass copyright infringement.

The presumption people who make the argument usually have is that people download what they want to test it, and then buy the stuff they think is good. I'm not convinced, but there you have it.

Comment Re:What contract? (Score 1) 75

not a operating SERVICE

Uh, no, as a virtual machine reseller they are selling a broken copy of Ubuntu as a service. Canonical is within their rights to ask them to stop using their software's name (say, to OVH Linux) if they aren't going to fix the issue.

For a car analogy: If an independent Ford dealership started filling up their cars' gas tanks with sugar you better believe Ford will come in and put a stop to that real fast.

Comment Re:"a European cloud provider" (Score 1) 75

VPS providers usually have reasonable reasons to customize the distros they run somewhat to fit within the framework they're using to virtualize each server - which are vary rarely simple "VMWare on a Xeon" type environments due to cost/scalability issues.

My guess is that certain providers are crappier than others.

Comment Re:OK, now pull the other one (Score 1) 439

Actually, it's nowhere near that simple. For example, my wife is a "stay-at-home mom". Thus she's on the "bad" side of the labor force participation rate.

The numbers of "stay-at-home moms" includes women who are doing it because they cannot find work.

She's doing this because 1) we think it's better for our younger-than-school-age kids, and 2) she can't make enough to pay for the daycare we would have to buy.

She chose to be unemployed rather than underemployed? Thank you for making my point for me.

Comment Re:Plenty of low-wage jobs to go around... (Score 1) 439

Well, I have no great love for CNN, but I liked the look of this article. Let's see, there's a Forbes link on millenial underemployment, let's skip that one just in case. Hmm, there's an article on Monster with... no date? hmm, can't cite that. Here's one from time which says 46% of Americans Say They Are Underemployed, that's a fun idea. The federal reserve's estimate is "fairly close to the trend derived from CPS data, but at a much higher level".

IOW, the direction of trend is accurate, but the numbers are bullshit. Like always

Comment Re:I prefer emby... (Score 1) 80

I have just read about emby after reading your comment, and it has made me excited. Not in the TMI way, but in the this might be what I am looking for way, even though it depends on Mono. I'm going to download an Ubuntu image for my Pine A64+ stat. Hopefully that has enough gusto to do what I want to do with it. The data is already connected to the network via another ARM SBC (a pogoplug) which also has GigE.

Submission + - China abandons banning the bomb? (slashdot.org)

Dan Drollette writes: The United States and Russia are not only failing to disarm—they are pursuing policies that threaten a dangerous and destabilizing resumption of the nuclear arms race.

Comment Re: If a drone came in your yard uninvited ... (Score 1) 42

"Nobody knows where all these cool drone parts came from. There's a chassis over there in the dumpster of the Shell Station on Richmond Street with a scratched off label. Nobody know how it got there."

No doubt if nobody saw you do it, you're golden. On the other hand, Slashdot is going to get a subpoena for logs if someone actually does find a scratched off label in the dumpster of the Shell Station on Richmond Street one day...

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