top Some Virgin Galactic Customers Demand Money Back
So if for example Boeing crashed an experimental prototype business jet, NTSB wouldn't need to be involved since Boeing is a for profit company and only rich people and companies would eventually buy the plane? Is that what you are saying?
Since FAA issued a license for the plane in question NTSB has to investigate the accident, and if the NTSB finds that the plane is unsafe they can recommend the FAA to rescind the license. Thats why NTSB is involved, it has nothing to do with "rich peoples hobbies".
top Debate Over Systemd Exposes the Two Factions Tugging At Modern-day Linux
Just because a vendor choose to use something it doesn't mean their users are overwhelmingly supporting it. Usually it just means the users are stuck with the vendors choice.
top Systemd Adding Its Own Console To Linux Systems
X-mas 2016 edition of SystemD:
- now with built in kitchen sink, linux kernel not needed. about a month and a half ago
top US Says It Can Hack Foreign Servers Without Warrants
Companies usually have a horde of lawyers, a private citizen is lucky if he can afford just one lawyer for a limited time.
Guess who's right the government disregards.
about a month and a half ago
top Microsoft Shutting Down MSN Messenger After 15 Years of Service
I believe ICB (Internet Citizen's Band) preceded IRC with 2 years although ICB was called Fn (Forumnet) in the beginning.
top Web Trolls Winning As Incivility Increases
Just tear down all the bridges, then the trolls have nowhere to go....
top Hackers Demand Automakers Get Serious About Security
Well, the article has a link to Security Week and they swiped the headline from there... No thinking included...
top What Do You Do When Your Mind-Numbing IT Job Should Be Automated?
My goal is to replace myself with a little shell-script.
top Switching From Microsoft Office To LibreOffice Saves Toulouse 1 Million Euros
Regarding point 1, I think users are relieved that there is no fscking ribbons in LibreOffice which makes it much easier to transition...
top Building the Infinite Digital Universe of
No Man's Sky
I don't think you get what procedural generation is all about. The point is that you DON'T have to remember anything except the seed for the planet, and the seed itself can be procedurally generated.
In essence you can build a complete universe from one seed alone.
top Wayland 1.5 Released
and some kind of automated easy to set up and disable file updating utility (like dropbox without the third party server)
top Why Lavabit Shut Down
Well, the MU raid was a cluster fuck of epic proportions. On the other hand I can't say that Kim Dotcom was wholly innocent either.
top Why Lavabit Shut Down
You are aware that the article is from 2011? A lot has happened since that article was written.
During 2011 Chinas manufacturing output increased by 23% compared to the US 2.8%. That $2.9 trillions vs. $2.43 trillions, a ~20% difference for 2011. Since then China has steadily increased their output while the US has been at a standstill because of the recession.
If you are going to post something, please read up on it first!
top Why Lavabit Shut Down
Uhm, you know that US imports most of its consumer goods?
That means that the US also need to export things to have a healthy trade balance, otherwise the economy will go in the crapper (even more so than it is).
The US has been running a trade deficient since 1980's and if foreign countries stop buying US made products it's going to be a huge problem financially. In March the US trade deficit was a staggering $40 billion. See
http://www.tradingeconomics.com/united-states/balance-of-trade for current and historical data on the US trade.
In other words, saying that "the US is not particularly dependent on foreign trade" is patently wrong.
top Emory University SCCM Server Accidentally Reformats All Computers Campus-wide
AFIK the heterogeneous client on Linux/Mac only handle installation/removal/inventory/monitoring of applications and not pre-loading of a complete OS.
Of course, this may have changed since I last worked with it but there are some inherent problems to get that to work under Linux/Mac et al.
top F.C.C., In Net Neutrality Turnaround, Plans To Allow Fast Lane
What happens if a customer uses a service that he/she only can reach through 2 jumps of peering and the service-provider (ex. Netflix) only has a contract with the first ISP in the chain?
The customer will be SOL, the small ISP's too, that's what. The small ISP's will be forced out of the market or bought out by bigger ones. Essentially this paves the way for a few big companies OWNING everything related to content distribution and access to the internet for which the customers will have to pay an extreme premium to use.
And what hope do the customers have? Google laying down more fiber?
top Canada Introduces Privacy Reforms That Encourage Warrantless Disclosure of Info
I don't get it, are politicians born stupid or have their parents dropped them on their head (repeatedly) while they where young?
The possibility of abuse of this law if it's passed is mind-boggling. I do hope the Canadian people wakes up and take their politicians to task.
top Should Microsoft Give Kids Programmable Versions of Office?
Learning kids to program using VBA is like learning to cycle using a pogo-stick.
top Your Car Will Tell You How To Hit the Next Green Light
In some parts of the world they have dynamic speed signs that tells what speed you need to drive to hit each traffic light when they are green, aka. a green wave. Works like a charm no matter what kind of vehicle you are driving.
top Xbox One Reputation System Penalizes Gamers Who Behave Badly
If you had read the article they specifically said that reporting people of higher skill because you are a "sore loser" will be handled, OTOH we will have to see if the system will be able to handle all the ways "grief-reporting" can be done.
I do think this kind of system is a step in the right direction because so many people playing multiplayer games are total douches and they need to be dealt with somehow.
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