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Comment We need WINE so we can stop the winning (Score 1) 665

I cannot help but think that if WINE (Wine Is Not an Emulator) fully supported Microsoft Office that many people could switch to their Linux flavor of choice and be done with it. Many games run under WINE already so I think support for Office is what we are really waiting for. How much funding would it take to get full support for two Office version to WORK?

I know LibreOffice and AbiWord are comparable alternatives, but a Pinto and a Lambogini Diablo are comparable. Both are cars with four wheels, but they do not quite measure up. How much funding would it take to make LibreOffice measure up?

Comment They stopped paying because the car does not run (Score 1) 907

Many people (numbers vary) stop paying because the car does not run and it is too expensive or not worth repairing. The problem is that many poor are taken advantage by paying $6,000 for a car that is not worth $2,000. The poor that need a car to get to their job do not often have the cash or knowledge to take the car to an independent mechanic to have it checked out before purchase. I have seen "low cost" dealerships try to sell cars with cracked blocks and bad transmissions. This device is a waste of money. What dealers need is device to find the car when it needs to be repossessed which has its own safety issues.

Comment Saddle up your horse before you cuss out the boss (Score 1) 224

The trick with whistle blowing is to make sure you have left the job BEFORE you blow the whistle. Snowden made sure he was out of the country. Others found employment elsewhere before blowing the whistle. With digital finger prints left in logs a whistle blower cannot assume that attempts to be anonymous will be successful.

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