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Linus Torvalds: 'I Still Want the Desktop'

LDAPMAN Re:Apple as a model (724 comments)

A small minority of the market thats still an order of magnitude bigger than that of desktop Linux. Your argument makes no sense. While no guarantee of success, being able to hand a "normal" a laptop with your OS loaded and not have their head explode is an important first step. Windows and OS X do a reasonable job of this. Far from perfect but the experience is not too bad for most people. Linux, regardless of distribution, is not there yet. It can be frustrating for highly technical users...much less normals.

about a week ago
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Microsoft FY2014 Q4 Earnings: Revenues Up, Profits Down Slightly

LDAPMAN Re:This must be confusing to y'all (66 comments)

Apples gross margin for Q3 2014 was 39.4%. thats a bit better than 20%

about a month ago
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Experiment Shows People Exposed To East German Socialism Cheat More

LDAPMAN Re:let me correct that for you. (619 comments)

You should really read "1919 Versailles: The End of the War to End All Wars". It's an incredibly well researched history of what went on at the end of WWI. One of the key takeaways is that that Wilson wanted to avoid being punitive with Germany. He very much wanted to create a situation that would be the opposite of the conditions that lead to WWII. However, he was outmaneuvered and somewhat incompetent. The real villains were Clemenceau and Lloyd George.

http://www.amazon.com/1919-Ver...

about a month ago
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How One School District Handled Rolling Out 20,000 iPads

LDAPMAN Re:Bandwith (285 comments)

Apple has a server that caches updates. It's part of OS X server. It's very likely they have this deployed since the same server also provides device management.

about a month ago
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Massive Job Cuts Are Reportedly Coming For Microsoft Employees

LDAPMAN Re:Who couldn't see this coming? (300 comments)

Exchange has some good points but scalability is not one of them. If scalability was the deciding factor Groupwise and Notes would still be dominant. Both of them scale better in terms of hardware and staff. Scalability is not why people bought Exchange.

about a month and a half ago
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Normal Humans Effectively Excluded From Developing Software

LDAPMAN Re:Lockout chip is a big part of the problem (608 comments)

BS! I can't speak for all the others but code signing is not a significant barrier to anyone who wants to do iOS programming. You can run your own apps on your own devices easily and $99 is all that's required to get a cert to distribute your app. Thats not a more serious barrier than any other field of endeavor. Right....no one has ever had to buy tools, musical instruments, or sports equipment.

about a month and a half ago
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Bug In Fire TV Screensaver Tears Through 250 GB Data Cap

LDAPMAN Re:Similar bug in iOS (349 comments)

If it is really an issue, Apple offers an update caching server. it's part of OS X server. I have it at home not because of any limits but because it makes updates much faster. Does movies and apps too.

about 2 months ago
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Fox Moves To Use Aereo Ruling Against Dish Streaming Service

LDAPMAN Re:Big Difference (210 comments)

It's not "Slingbox style",it IS Slingbox. Dish owns sling and has built it into their DVRs.

about 2 months ago
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IRS Recycled Lerner Hard Drive

LDAPMAN Re:Fox News? (682 comments)

Federal Records Act, 44 U.S.C et seq.

http://www.archives.gov/about/...

email meets the statutory definition of a record. Failure to keep them is a violation of the law.

about 2 months ago
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X Window System Turns 30 Years Old

LDAPMAN Re:Network transparency of X has always impressed (204 comments)

Here is an example. An aerospace customer of mine wants to use their CAD and engineering apps from terminals on the shop floor. They do not want to put a high dollar workstation in that environment but they do want the full graphics. The current methods for doing this don't really work acceptably with todays video resolutions, much less with retina/4K resolutions.

How about remote access for contract developers over VDI? IDEs work better with more screen real estate today. How do you think they are going to work once 4K screens become commonplace.

Once upon a time, anything more than 16 colors and VGA was "eye candy".

about 2 months ago
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IRS Recycled Lerner Hard Drive

LDAPMAN Re:How deep is the rot in Washington? (682 comments)

Equal focus? Over 190 conservative groups were being stonewalled. By the most favorable reports, 7 liberal groups were somehow involved. How is that equal?

about 2 months ago
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IRS Recycled Lerner Hard Drive

LDAPMAN Re:Fox News? (682 comments)

Keep repeating the talking points...and missing the point entirely. 190 > 7. Outright denial is better that perpetual bureaucracy.

about 2 months ago
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IRS Recycled Lerner Hard Drive

LDAPMAN Re: Fox News? (682 comments)

Being denied would be an improvement ver the situation those 190 were in.

about 2 months ago
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IRS Recycled Lerner Hard Drive

LDAPMAN Re:Fox News? (682 comments)

Unfortunately for your position, there is a law that mandates that the emails are retained. They are official communications.

about 2 months ago
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IRS Recycled Lerner Hard Drive

LDAPMAN Re:Fox News? (682 comments)

There are actual laws, not just regulations, relating to data retention for the IRS and other government agencies.

about 2 months ago
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X Window System Turns 30 Years Old

LDAPMAN Re:Network transparency of X has always impressed (204 comments)

Great..it works for you and the type of applications you use. It absolutely does not and will not work for whats coming. Do you really want to try to move 4K bitmaps over the network? Some of the things that are "eye candy" for you are going to be needed for the applications and interfaces that are coming. X11 needs to be replaced and unfortunately Wayland is not going to cut it either.

about 2 months ago
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Microsoft Won't Bring Back the Start Menu Until 2015

LDAPMAN Re:Every Other OS (516 comments)

Then buy a used Mac...you'll still be better off.

about 3 months ago
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New Zero-Day Flash Bug Affects Windows, OS X, and Linux Computers

LDAPMAN Re:Edge Animate expires (178 comments)

At 4000 objects Flash topped out at 30fps. I get over 60 for SVG and canvas.

about 3 months ago
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New Zero-Day Flash Bug Affects Windows, OS X, and Linux Computers

LDAPMAN Re:Edge Animate expires (178 comments)

I suggest you get a new laptop. I get 120fps on the 1000 object version at full quality. The argument that there are more tools for an old technology than a new one is missing the point. The tools will come and there are many ways to create SVG.

about 3 months ago

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New Android Vulnerability

LDAPMAN LDAPMAN writes  |  more than 2 years ago

LDAPMAN (930041) writes "Researchers at North Carolina State University have uncovered a variety of vulnerabilities in the standard configurations of popular Android smartphones from Motorola, HTC, and Samsung, finding that they don't properly protect privileged permissions from untrusted applications."
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LDAPMAN LDAPMAN writes  |  more than 7 years ago

LDAPMAN (930041) writes "Apparently MS is distributing those SuSe subscriptions. Deutche Bank, Credit Suisse, and AIG apparently like the MS-Novell deal.

http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT= 104&STORY=/www/story/12-20-2006/0004494691&EDATE=

December 20, 2006 10:00 AM ET Three Large Firms Will Run Their Mixed-Source Environments With a Combination of Microsoft and Novell Software REDMOND, Wash. and WALTHAM, Mass., Dec. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Deutsche Bank AG, Credit Suisse and AIG Technologies today became some of the first customers to tap the benefits of the recently announced collaboration between Microsoft Corp. MSFT and Novell Inc. NOVL on interoperability between Microsoft(R) Windows(R) and Linux.* Under three separate customer agreements, Microsoft will deliver to each company SUSE(R) Linux Enterprise subscription certificates, allowing these customers to take advantage of the Microsoft and Novell agreement. Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank and AIG Technologies, which is a member company of American International Group Inc., highlighted the benefits of interoperability, the patent cooperation agreement and the road map for bidirectional virtualization solutions as the deciding factors in their choice."

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