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Larry Rosen: A Case Study In Understanding (and Enforcing) the GPL

AceofSpades19 Re:Specifically: problems with public domaining. (191 comments)

If that was the case, then nobody would ever be able to write any software because everyone at some point has looked at GPL'd code. I don't think there has ever been a case where someone was accused of GPL infringement because they might've looked at some GPL source code at some point in their life.

about three weeks ago
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GM Names and Fires Engineers Involved In Faulty Ignition Switch

AceofSpades19 Re: No one will ever buy a GM product again (307 comments)

I think its a better alternative than accelerating through an intersection on a red light. You could even turn it so the steering is unlocked but the engine is off, or even put it into neutral then you would keep everything.

about 3 months ago
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Who's On WhatsApp, and Why?

AceofSpades19 Re:my daughter (280 comments)

I'm on Fido and I can text to the US at least without any additional charge as long as I'm still in Canada.

about 6 months ago
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IDC: PC Shipments Decline Worse Than Forecasted, No Recovery Expected

AceofSpades19 Re:It's Microsoft's fault (393 comments)

You can't disable UEFI on a machine anymore than you can disable the BIOS on older machines, what you mean is secure boot. Secure boot and UEFI are 2 entirely separate things

about 9 months ago
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Mozilla Unveils 'Aggressive' Firefox OS Schedule: Quarterly Feature Releases

AceofSpades19 Re:what is it? (87 comments)

Umm in most benchmarks, firefox uses the least amount of memory compared to the other browsers and has done for quite awhile. I personally haven't had any memory issues with firefox in quite some time.

about a year ago
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XP's End Will Do More For PC Sales Than Win 8, Says HP Exec

AceofSpades19 Re:xp usuage (438 comments)

I guess you define not broken as in using an operating system that won't get any new security patches and possible compromise your business? I don't understand why its such a big deal to upgrade your OS once every 10 years, no other vendor has supported an OS in the same class as windows xp for as long as microsoft has.

about a year ago
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What Keeps You On (or Off) Windows in 2013?

AceofSpades19 Re:Windows 8 or just Windows in general? (1215 comments)

I still don't understand the big deal about metro, its just a revised start menu that actually makes it easier to find a program instead of trying to traverse the insane foldering system the old start menus used

about a year ago
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What Keeps You On (or Off) Windows in 2013?

AceofSpades19 Re:Windows 8 or just Windows in general? (1215 comments)

For what reasons do you hate windows 8 exactly? I have to admit, its not very much better than 7, but its not the spawn of the devil like most people on slashdot like to think. The only thing they did visibly is they re-arranged the start menu, otherwise it behaves almost exactly the same as Windows 8.

about a year ago
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Spain's Extremadura Starts Move To GNU/Linux, Open Source

AceofSpades19 Re:The expense isn't the license, it's support (182 comments)

Okay, I don't have much sympathy for this argument and here's why: a) You are using hardware that is at least over 7 years old if it isn't supported by any newer version of windows and is probably older than that in which case it probably is time to upgrade b) You've known for well over 7 years that XP support wasn't going to last forever and have had time to plan and budget, its not like Microsoft just released XP and the next day said we are going to stop supporting it

XP is 12-13 year old operating system, no other company has supported a consumer, desktop operating system for that long. If you use equipment thats only compatible with XP and costs 10k, you've had a very long time to budget and plan for this. There is simply no reason why anyone should complain about XP going out of support.

Furthermore, Microsoft has no obligation to use the same device driver model in every operating system for as long as they exist as a company. Thats like complaining that Red Hat doesn't still support the 2.2 kernel because some older hardware only have drivers that work in the 2.2 kernel.

about a year ago
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Spain's Extremadura Starts Move To GNU/Linux, Open Source

AceofSpades19 Re:The expense isn't the license, it's support (182 comments)

Microsoft didn't provide a successor to windows xp? There are 3 successors to windows xp: windows vista, windows 7, windows 8.

about a year ago
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ZDNet Proclaims "Windows: It's Over"

AceofSpades19 Re:, but I've learned to adapt. (863 comments)

What happens if Microsoft steals the information about parts? What happens if there is a backdoor in the hardware?

about a year ago
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ZDNet Proclaims "Windows: It's Over"

AceofSpades19 Re:, but I've learned to adapt. (863 comments)

Do you not use any computers in aerospace manufacturing at all? Any computer program *CAN* do something dangerous, unless you audit every line of every program and build the computer hardware in house from scratch(see 'Reflections on Trust by Ken Thompson'). I'm not sure what Google saying that it can do something dangerous has any bearing and more so I don't know the context of that quote. Google obviously isn't going to say all apps from the Play store are perfect, because NO software or hardware company says that. I'm also not saying that Google is necessarily the best company to trust with aerospace parts either, I'm just saying that line of reasoning is flawed and doesn't make a lot of sense.

about a year ago
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ZDNet Proclaims "Windows: It's Over"

AceofSpades19 Re:, but I've learned to adapt. (863 comments)

Just by buying that app from the Google Store made you give permission for that App to have access to the camera....which is the Devs....that are located outside the US. Any Google Apps and Devices are already eliminated out of the gate for our use.

Umm 'you give permission for this app to have access to the camera' doesn't mean the developers of that can look through the camera whenever they want or that they can look at the pictures whenever they want, it just means the app can use the camera.

about a year ago
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Should California Have Banned Checking Smartphone Maps While Driving?

AceofSpades19 Re:Bullshit! (433 comments)

Well my point was that there are some cases in the ordinary operation of the vehicle where you have to take a hand off the wheel, so you don't necessarily need both hands on the wheel to drive. In fact, because I drive a manual transmission vehicle, I have one hand off of the steering wheel a large amount of the time and thats just to operate the vehicle correctly, not even including stereo or environmental controls

about a year ago
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Should California Have Banned Checking Smartphone Maps While Driving?

AceofSpades19 Re:Bullshit! (433 comments)

I guess driving a car with a manual transmission should be illegal too because you take a hand off the wheel to shift, or failing that car stereos, window controls, environmental controls etc should be illegal

about a year ago
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Facebook Helps Israel Blacklist Air Travellers

AceofSpades19 Re:Facebook is a public forumn (478 comments)

Why is your phone number more personal? if I know your name, I can just look up your phone number in the phone book or any phone book website so its already public information

more than 3 years ago
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Intel's Atom To Ship In Over 35 Tablets Next Year

AceofSpades19 Re:Will Microsoft do its part? (146 comments)

Actually, most netbooks with Atoms I've seen are dual-core atoms and they are fast enough for most purposes.

more than 3 years ago
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Criminal Charges Against Speed Trap Tweeter

AceofSpades19 Re:But how precise is it? (253 comments)

Ummm actually I spent the whole summer working with cops that were more honest then most people I know. Not all cops are crooks and its unfair to paint them all that way just as it is to say that all Muslims are terrorists.

more than 3 years ago

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