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Comment Re:Cox has low customer satisfaction? (Score 1) 60

Yeah, I know why they're hated as a cable TV company, but the ISP side of Comcast has always been pretty decent in my experience, and I don't know anyone who has anything bad to say about that side of them. Sure, the data caps is an ongoing concern, but they haven't implemented anything evil on that side, beyond introducing the concept to begin with.

Comment Re:Libreoffice is a thing (Score 1) 194

git is a tiny fraction of what's needed to replace OneDrive - unsurprising given it's a source code version control/management system. If you were to start from scratch creating a OneDrive alternative, you'd probably start with Apache, not git. Add versioning and more advanced permissions to Apache's WebDAV implementation, a web interface to the same directory (preferably linked to something capable of at least viewing Word etc documents online), and client tools to sync with Apache, and you're pretty close to being there.

Comment Re:Baddly worded summary (Score 3, Insightful) 88

If they are going to produce X/86 desktops then they would be dumb to produce their own motherboard.
Lots of companies already make very good X/86 motherboards for both Intel and AMD. What can they do better? Even if the want to tweak the motherboard OEMs can do that for them.
Now if they intend to build their own motherboards....
Well that could be the death of the company. They would have to compete with people that make good products already.

Comment Re:NK *is* a credible threat (Score 1) 296

None have launched a missile.
Based on the Golf which was outdated when it entered service. The Golf was based on the Whisky which was based on the German XXI class.
The B-52 is was state of the art at that time. The current today the B-52 is only a threat to a major power because of it's cruise missiles.
Nope the NK boat is just not a threat to the US. maybe to Japan and US bases in Korea, Japan and maybe Guam but only maybe. And all the people talking about how Diesel electric boats are better than SSNs and SSBNs they do not understand that they are only better when they do not have to transit long distances. They can sit and be very quite but once they start moving things go south for them. They have a very short range on battery and they have to go slowly. Once they have to use the diesel they are very loud and near the surface. To transit, they have to snorkel or run on the surface. The latest Virgina class SSNs are as quite as an SS at low speed. They use a natural circulation reactor that does not need cooling pumps and advanced propulsor in place of a prop, and everything is rafted.
The US never had a problem tracking Golf class subs even in the 1960s. Tracking one of the Korean boats will be a piece of cake. And yes the US probably has more than one sub dedicated to keeping tabs any NK missile boat that dares to go to sea.

Comment Re:Baddly worded summary (Score 2) 88

Really kind of sad that this is called making your own computer.
So system 76 is going to go to Foxconn, ASUS, MSI or some other OEM and have them make laptops for them. For desktops they will probably make their own case and go to Gigabyte, ASUS, ASUS or some other OEM and buy a motherboard.
It used to be that "making" your own computer actually made the CPU. Companies like DEC, CDC, IBM, Data General, Ti, HP and so one all made their own CPUs sometimes several different models.
So IC based CPUs came along. Then making your own computer meant making the motherboard and often the OS. Kaypro, Atari, Commodore, RadioShack, and so on.
Today it means making the case.
The only real computer companies left in the none mobile world seem to be IBM and Sun. Maybe Apple, HP, and Dell if you take the making your own motherboards as being good enough. The rest are just putting stuff in boxes

Comment Re:Libreoffice is a thing (Score 2, Insightful) 194

This is about Microsoft's non-subscription version of Office being able to access the corporate version of OneDrive, so LibreOffice won't help here.

It'd be interesting to see the FOSS community come up with an equivalent to OneDrive (if we could somehow do it without needing a central server, that'd be a major step forward) but a FOSS office suite isn't going to help.

Comment Re:Time to switch (Score 1) 194

Those will still work with the business version of OneDrive after 2020? Or did you misunderstand the summary and think Microsoft is deactivating Office 2016 in 2020 completely?

What Microsoft is announcing is relatively obscure and probably won't affect many people at all. Home users will be completely unaffected. Businesses are largely moving over to Office 365 anyway, the combination of "Corporate OneDrive + non-subscription Office" is pretty unusual.

Switching over to the Mac (or, more easily, to LibreOffice/OpenOffice) won't help in the slightest.

Comment Re:Goes to the heart of capitalism (Score 1) 235

Not if both parties agree and he waives his parental rights to her and she accepts them.

this is a horrible metaphor

That doesn't actually happen. The government doesn't like getting stuck paying for your mistake.

You have to have a step-father officially submit adoption paperwork, so someone else takes the responsibility. Until then, the father is still on the hook until they're emancipated.

Comment Re:Why would he care? (Score 4, Informative) 146

Note that $400 is the price to consumers, of which I suspect there aren't many. The real value of the machine is in hotels and other hospitality businesses (they like it because it's easy to clean and maintain, and everything arrives ready chopped), and that's where they're selling. To businesses, the machine costs a cool $1200. The articles I've read suggests that there's no difference between the commercial and personal versions of the machine.

So yeah, I think they're making a huge profit out of the press.

Comment Re:American problem is American (Score 1) 434

Volunteered makes it sound like he had a simple choice. In reality, the choice is "Do you want to buy this house? If so, you must submit to the HOA", and even that isn't much of a choice when virtually every home in a particular area is governed by more or less identical HOAs.

What makes it worse is that usually the justification is along the lines of "Well, it's not as bad as a city, because cities can make new laws whenever most people living in the city wants those laws, whereas HOAs can't create new laws after you join" - OK, yet somehow cities have relatively few overbearing laws, whereas HOAs are packed with them. HOAs already have all of the absurd, overly restrictive, overbearing by-laws that you're afraid a democratic government would pass, and you can't even get rid of them (whereas you can get rid of local government commissioners who pass ridiculous laws, and vote in people who'll get rid of them.)

The entire concept of HOAs needs to be outlawed.

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