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Comment Re:Because everyone needs to be able to code... (Score 1) 183

Labor vs Trade union.

IT should be a Trade union. You should be picking up 15 year olds and giving them apprenticeships along with half day education. It's how Germany is doing almost all of their skilled trades and they're not having near the number of issues that we are with this sort of thing.

Comment Re:Indiscriminate antibiotic use in farm animals.. (Score 1) 279

Or that the instant coffee that I drink for free at work isn't brown-colored urine.

It might as well be.

Either go full blown paranoid or stop complaining about things just because you don't personally agree with them and pretending you have some other reason.

The apparently paranoid part there is really not central to the main topic here, I just threw it in for fun. It's true, but let's put that aside for now. The main issue is that overuse of antibiotics is a problem already. Solving problems with drugs instead of actually addressing root causes only causes other problems.

Comment Re:I kind of like them as they are (Score 1) 51

Most roofing materials don't catch fire that easily.

It just so happens that I have samples of roofing tiles and bad LiPos handy, but I hesitate to create a toxic fire even for science. Too bad I never picked up a sandblasting cabinet, that might be a good place to execute a controlled experiment. I wonder what would be an effective filter for the exhaust.

Comment Re:What about what Apple stole? (Score 1) 72

Yeah, it has nothing to do with your claims being wrong. Facts be damned.

I've used Apples since the ][+. Still have two macs here now, just to fiddle with them. I think I've probably owned a dozen or so Apples, if I think about it. The longer I think, the more I remember. ][+, Mac Plus, SE, IIci, Centris 650, Powerbook 280c, B&W G3 Revision 1, original B&W iMac, iBook G3, iMac G4 are the ones I can think of right now. I thought about building a Hackintosh, but then I came to my senses and refreshed my Linux install. I've also run NeXTStep in vmware, and used a Turbo slab a few times. Point to a claim I've made about Apple which is wrong. I know my Apple bullshit from personal experience.

Comment Re:False premise (Score 1) 439

Well, it hasn't happened yet. That said, why would you cancel your cable Internet for this? Yes, cellular Internet will be useful for your Chromebook when you're away from home, but in the same way it is today - a useful supplementary service that fills in the gaps, not as your primary system.

As for how you'd connect to a server at home, there are two options: VPN, or IPv6. The latter tends to get forgotten, but I connect to machines at home directly via IPv6 from my (T-Mobile) cellular connection without any problems. This sounds horrifying in terms of security, but if you imagine the development server being as locked down as a Chromebook or iDevice, without the back doors associated with too many modern IoT devices, it should be fine.

I'm more bothered about having to develop using a web interface, especially in an era in which leaving Firefox open for a day with 20 or so tabs open seems to result in it eating 4+Gb of memory, not the connectivity part. The connectivity part is actually the nice part.

Comment Re:I kind of like them as they are (Score 1) 51

What's more satisfying than a model airplane that crashes AND bursts into flames?

This is how we know that real terrists are vanishingly rare. A $120 drone with some mechanism added to cause the battery to combust, let's call it $20 or less, is a serious threat to modern civilization. Well, not a drone, but multiples of them. Since we still haven't learned not to make flammable roofs, even though it is idiotic and we have alternatives, you could cause major chaos with such toys. Yet, nobody is doing this, thankfully.

Comment Re:I get this... (Score 1) 339

that's not really a good endorsement. I'll pass.

I don't know how many hotels you've stayed in, but even supposedly nice ones often get these things wrong, and they are the most important things (after not having bedbugs) for a hotel to get right. Notably, the hotels on the strip often get these things wrong.

Another problem you won't have in a business hotel off the strip that you will have in a hotel on the strip is garbage infrastructure. A lot of the big hotels have very poor water systems, for example. Getting a consistent hot shower is a problem in some of them.

Comment Re:Not an alternative to Linux, an alternative to (Score 4, Insightful) 218

WHen running multiple VMs, and IDEs on Windows on Macbook Pro hardware -- it simply outclasses the same setup on alternatives.

[citation needed]

Apples are made out of the same chipsets as everyone else's PCs. There's no reason why they would be better at anything, especially since they are usually made with last year's hardware.

Comment Re:Not an alternative to Linux, an alternative to (Score 1) 218

Microsoft wants those developers using Windows PCs. Putting WSL/Bash on Windows so that it's a credible alternative to the 'nix tools available on OSX gives those developers one less reason to avoid using a Windows based OS.

Except it isn't a credible alternative, because microsoft does stuff like breaking break. Why would you use that garbage over cygwin if what you're trying to get is development tools?

Comment Re:Well Trump has one thing right (Score 1) 517

It's unfortunate that the program has been abused to replace American workers. (Which is in direct violation of how the program is supposed to work.

You mean, it's the opposite of the stated intent. Don't go getting confused about the purpose of the H1B program. It's there to export jobs for short-term profit, period the end.

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