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Reaction To the Sony Hack Is 'Beyond the Realm of Stupid'

Bonzoli Reasons between smoke and mirrors. (575 comments)

My guess is they are more afraid of what is in those emails that hasn't been released yet. Especially if it has something the feds might be interested in or might wreck someone's marriage. Losing 20mil on a movie isn't much compared to that, for an exec that makes millions a year.
If Sony really wanted to make a statement they could release it on dvd or free with ads on any of the many streaming services.
If they bow to hacker pressure now, they just painted a larger target on themselves for future hacker groups.

4 days ago
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Time To Remove 'Philosophical' Exemption From Vaccine Requirements?

Bonzoli Freedom! (1051 comments)

Passing laws to take away freedom is not the answer. Educate people and present solid non-biased analysis. Do you think those parents really understood the problems that could happen. Michigan has had poisoning(ddt), failed fluoride water, Nuke plants that disappeared(north of detroit), a new invasive species every week killing everything, massive poisoning of the water, Canadian Trash/medical waste that can't be stopped from coming in, self insured insurance laws(lobbies), and all other types of fun crazy things going on. In the mean time the state isn't exactly great when it comes to funding schools.

I'm from Michigan and education in real analytical thinking for everyone is the big problem. Religions do not want it(what), certain political parties do not want it(guess), manufacturers do not want it(cheap labor), and many sellers of goods don't want it(profits).

Teach them how to think and make their own choices based on facts and rational thinking. Right now you should all be saying where is the real education and why are we not informing them? Not new laws to take away more freedom.

about two weeks ago
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Displaced IT Workers Being Silenced

Bonzoli Curiously. (398 comments)

I've worked at a lot of companies over the last 25 years and the ones that went the H1B visa is better route, are all now tail spinning into the toilet, at best they are struggling to stay relevant. There is always room for a good employee, but replacing good ones with unknowns to save short term doesn't appear to work.
It takes about 10 years of promoting H1B yes men and putting them in the food chain in various places. But everywhere I know that did it, is now struggling hard if they survived those 10 years. Just my own observations, but I'd love to see a long term study on the effects to a company when this is the case. Perhaps its an actually a symptom to the problem with management to begin with?

about two weeks ago
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Amazon's Luxembourg Tax Deals

Bonzoli Putting your local Brick buildings out of business (200 comments)

Don't worry I'm sure we can trickle down enough to pay for your schools. Well if we don't skip town or create a new think tank slogan to make you think those damn unions are the reason your schools suck so much. Because certainly you want to very lowest payable person teaching your children and our future how to think.
Wonderful.
Remember there are not enough smart people in America for Programming, what could possibly go wrong.

about a month and a half ago
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Labor Department To Destroy H-1B Records

Bonzoli Think of the lawsuits if they keep this data? (190 comments)

All those poor companies that profited from this H1B effort and the US government that helped for various reasons to make it more profitable for those poor companies, could be at risk.
Especially once you consider they were on the backside they going after unions and organizers as politicians with a position.
Think of the Children and the kittens that would be at risk if we keep this 1G of data. We need that disk space for my 7G landmark EQ beta install!

about 2 months ago
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Hackers Breach White House Network

Bonzoli Re:Thanks Obama! (98 comments)

Weaponized powerpoint. Someone should copyright that.

about 2 months ago
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Speed Cameras In Chicago Earn $50M Less Than Expected

Bonzoli Next year it should be less than 40M (398 comments)

As people learn the location of the camera's and just stop speeding because of them, the revenue will go down. I expect many people that do speed will take alternate routes. It might be more dangerous in other area's because of the new traffic patterns.

Perhaps someone could have done some actual analysis vs. relying on the company that is selling the equipment?

They have their camera's and the company has its money, time to raise taxes to make payments on the bonds.

about 2 months ago
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IBM Pays GlobalFoundries $1.5 Billion To Shed Its Chip Division

Bonzoli Retirement Heist - Ellen E. Schultz (84 comments)

Its a great book, you should read it and the light will go on. It features IBM a lot, right next to GM.

about 2 months ago
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Hundreds of Police Agencies Distributing Spyware and Keylogger

Bonzoli Re:misleading (72 comments)

That changes if your kids have school computers and need it to do 2-3 hours of homework every night, much of it before you get home at 6pm.

about 3 months ago
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Bash To Require Further Patching, As More Shellshock Holes Found

Bonzoli Re:Soon to be patched (329 comments)

Its not hobbiest, not sure where your coming from, you seem like the same guy trolling a conversation that makes no sense. All OS's have problems and will require patches on a regular basis. Let me know if any Non free or free OS that does not require security patches.

about 3 months ago
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Cuba Calculates Cost of 54yr US Embargo At $1.1 Trillion

Bonzoli Re:RT.com? (540 comments)

Being older myself, how do you suggest those 30+ million folks died under stalin? How about why everyone was trying to leave before the wall was up and after? How about the cuban missle crisis that almost melted the planet?
Are you saying there were not shortages of basic items in communist countries?
The wall fell in 89, do you remember driving to Berlin and having Russian officers trading you bars off their collars for cigs and jeans at the stops?
Your making it sound like it was a walk in the park. Better Red than dead? Right?
How do you explain extermination buses in china? Sounds fun.
The problem with communism is the same problem with most governments. Its about money and power, and that is not to be shared.

about 3 months ago
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Could Tech Have Stopped ISIS From Using Our Own Heavy Weapons Against Us?

Bonzoli Composite material wearout/decomposition. (448 comments)

Special rings in the chamber that corrode/expand over time or wear out like a lightbulb at 700hours-ish of usage. Guidance chips that require preauth would also work in missles/laser artillery to some degree.
I'd bet on the components breaking down as a better option as its much harder to create a good spring inside a sealed case, etc..

about 4 months ago
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In Maryland, a Soviet-Style Punishment For a Novelist

Bonzoli Re:Sue the bastards (441 comments)

Never read any of those in school. Our reading was http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/D... . I suppose if I'd taken more advanced literature I'd have done Shakespeare's writings.
I'd have better grammar also, chances missed. :)

about 4 months ago
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Slashdot Talks WIth IBM Power Systems GM Doug Balog (Video)

Bonzoli Re:Reality check (36 comments)

Actually unless you guarantee a number of sales or purchases up front(with money), the vendor almost always just orders as needed. The manufacturer will always improve the Mboards/cards/etc. So you get a,b,c version of the same numbered board. The only way to guarantee you get the same board and replacement board is to order up front all of them plus 40% so you have specific backups if one goes bad. Most likely you have to specify they all come from the same manufacturing run.
Even then you get subtle differences, as capacitors might change a bit, components the supplier uses change. Most keep the same numbers.
Writing a piece of paper that specifies these things is beyond most engineering departments as the cost of doing that is much better spent buying a machine from a company that controls the whole pipeline.

about 4 months ago
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Patent Reform Bill Passes Senate

Bonzoli Could we reduce the cost by.. (368 comments)

Could we reduce the cost of a patent by giving back some of the patent money if someone can show a working prototype within 6 months of the filing? or perhaps charge them more if they can't show a prototype? Would this reduce the number of patent trolls?

more than 3 years ago
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Single-Player Game Model 'Finished,' Says EA Exec

Bonzoli Re:Bioware (439 comments)

Yes and DA is not multiplayer. You can still find good multiplayer servers for nwn2 though . pw server

about 4 years ago

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VoIP for Crossplatform gamers

Bonzoli Bonzoli writes  |  about 7 years ago

Bonzoli writes "Having issues hooking up with your voice communications when your on linux and your squad is on windows? Getting tired of making Wine and Ventrilo work on Linux every time you upgrade? Getting ticked your 5 year old version of Teamspeak that doesn't give up the /dev/dsp audio device wont let you hear the game? Well Mumble is the opensource solution to cross platform gaming. This VoIP Cross platform application supports encrypted connections, ingame directional audio from channel members, graphical overlay to see who is speaking, multiple channels, groups, sysadmin, pulseaudio support, text-to-speech, dbus, and a whole lot more to improve the gaming experience. This isn't just a catch up product, mumble is paving a new road for opensource gaming. http://mumble.sourceforge.net/"
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