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Comment Re:The jobs aren't coming back (Score 1) 478

Actually, the natural gas is about half the price as coal right now (in MBTU/$) thanks to fracking. It's one of the reasons almost all major utilities are retiring coal plants or converting them to natural gas.... Aside from the other benefits of lower emissions (no ash waste, no exhaust scrubbers needed), and it's easier to ramp power generation up or down depending on demand.

Comment Re:He was never really honored the first time arou (Score 1) 91

It's a false comparison... Ritchie was *very* well known with computer guys; particularly programmers/developers... which Jobs hired many.

Jobs did what he did as a business, yet he also had a thorough understanding of the technologies involved; such as OOP- otherwise he wouldn't have had the rational in choosing Objective-C as a basis for his NextStep OS in the mid 1980's.. which eventually evolved into Mac OS X and iOS.

Comment Re:a.k.a. Clipper Chip 2.0 (Score 1) 232

The Clipper chip was in final development long before a Democrat took the White House in 1993... Those things don't pop out of nowhere.

Now I don't think the party of the president has a huge bearing on what those 3 letter agencies try to do.... but I can attest to a Republican presidency that shoved the PATRIOT Act down our throats.

Comment Re:employers can have their own back doors (Score 1) 435

Like many government agencies, San Bernardino County Social Services is pretty bare-bones when it comes to funding. Their IT dept are probably a few of MCSE jockeys that abhor anything non-Microsoft; those iPhones are already 3rd class devices to their department, hence no need for MDM.

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