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Woz Compares the Cloud and PRISM To Communist Russia

Alworx Typo (549 comments)


about a year ago

AMD Hires Bank To Explore Sale Options

Alworx Oracle? Sony? (226 comments)

Oracle? So they can make some sense out of Niagara...
Sony? So they can make another poor decision... :-D

about 2 years ago

On my summer vacation, I did / will do / am doing:

Alworx Options 1 and 6 (240 comments)

I'll be in South Africa for some awesome adventurous awesomeness... But it will be winter there...

more than 2 years ago

On my summer vacation, I did / will do / am doing:

Alworx Re:All of the above (240 comments)

One does not simply go to "Italy" :-D

Be precise!!! (And word of warning: bad mouth all the lakes except "Como"... )

more than 2 years ago

One Tablet Per Child Program Begins In Thailand

Alworx Unskilled Teachers? (90 comments)

If the issue is unskilled teachers, I don't think tablets can make miracles.

Rather, invest in long-distance video conferencing gear!

more than 2 years ago

US Energy Transportation Network Gets Multibillion-Dollar Revamp

Alworx Oh (124 comments)

Oh... I thought this was about burying power cables... so that you stop getting blackouts every time a whiff of wind topples some tree along the street!

more than 2 years ago

FCC Boss Backs Metering the Internet

Alworx Re:Wag the Dog (again) (515 comments)

What about "traffic shaping" contracts?

more than 2 years ago

FCC Boss Backs Metering the Internet

Alworx In capitalism (515 comments)

"Cable providers have explored usage-priced pricing, but the idea has not been well received. There have been concerns that the companies were trying to raise their fees."

And instead they're doing it in order to save us money? When the whole debate stems from wireless companies having higher revenues?

By eliminating flat-rate they would be cutting out the main/only advantage wired connections have over wireless.

more than 2 years ago

BlackBerry 10 Unveiled

Alworx Re:BB is a business phone (185 comments)

My point exactly. So called "business people" prefer a phone where they can muck around throwing birds left, right and centre and miss the occasional call because they forgot the phone charger at home... and RIM has fallen between the two proverbial stools not satisfying either need.

more than 2 years ago

BlackBerry 10 Unveiled

Alworx BB is a business phone (185 comments)

BB is a business phone, I think any attempt to make it more of a toy can only make matters worse.

Apple and Android are very tough competitors, no point aiming at ousting them.

Business people (if they exist, of course) need a phone which performs the usual basic office tasks, can be used a whole day without the battery dying and easily ties in to the corporate communications suite.

more than 2 years ago

Europe Agrees To Send Airline Passenger Data To US

Alworx And vice-versa? (403 comments)

Given the USA's track record on terrorists, I think it would be safer if THEY shared the data with the EU!

more than 2 years ago

You're Driving All Wrong, Says NHTSA

Alworx Re:How i drive (756 comments)

Left hand on the gear stick? You sit facing backwards?!

Oh, wait, you said "real world"... where roundabouts rotate clockwise... :-D

more than 2 years ago

You're Driving All Wrong, Says NHTSA

Alworx 6 o'clock (756 comments)

Left hand at six o'clock and the other on the gear stick. That takes care of carpal tunnel issues.

more than 2 years ago

Monty Python Crew To Reunite For Movie

Alworx I personally think they shouldn't (136 comments)

Personally I think they shouldn't.

Maybe author a movie, but not star in it. They where great at the time (70's and 80's) but now they would risk looking outdated and desperately trying to cling to some sort of success.

So either produce something truly "completely different", or no. Leave those outstanding movies (and of course TV sketches) as they where. Don't do a "Godfather III" or a "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" or a "Blues Brothers 2000" (and on). Please.


more than 2 years ago

France To Tax the Internet To Pay For Music

Alworx Hold on (209 comments)

...I don't get it.

"Giants of the Internet" don't pay taxes in France.

Ergo we tax ISPs (French companies, who already pay at least VAT, I'm sure) and give that money to the French RIAA!?

more than 2 years ago

Estimating Age With Kinect's 3D Camera To Filter Content

Alworx Re:Cardboard hacks (102 comments)

Even better, a blow up doll!!

more than 2 years ago

Fukushima and Chernobyl Side-by-Side

Alworx Re:As a Linux user (284 comments)

As a Chrome user on Windows having to *install* the plugin... I am dissappoint(ed)

about 3 years ago

RIAA Math: Sell 1 Million Albums, Still Owe $500k

Alworx Re:The rise of indie (355 comments)

I agree with word of mouth etc. but it's airtime that gets you the best visibility. And radio or music tv aren't but the tip of the iceberg!

Don't underestimate the power of getting your music into ads, serials and movies.

All these need well connected producers...

more than 3 years ago



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