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32 Cities Want To Challenge Big Telecom, Build Their Own Gigabit Networks

See Attached Re: Hey Verizon, can you hear us NOW! (166 comments)

And now we all trail the civilized world in the available products, competition and pay the most for it. Lets make this an election year campaign.

yesterday
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32 Cities Want To Challenge Big Telecom, Build Their Own Gigabit Networks

See Attached Re:Boston (166 comments)

Do you have a name? Putting a face on this might help.

yesterday
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32 Cities Want To Challenge Big Telecom, Build Their Own Gigabit Networks

See Attached Re:Boston (166 comments)

Verizon stopped in North Jersey too, despite promising to get broadband to the whole state in 1993 by 2010, and tacking on a surcharge to EVERY bill they send out. For some reason the jokers that run the show decided to let em off the hook : http://www.dslreports.com/show... This is just wrong.. These little monopolies are not justifiable.

yesterday
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Debian Talks About Systemd Once Again

See Attached Re:Some Sense Restored? (519 comments)

What we face losing is the buy-in from the majority of users. Perhaps a surveymonkey would be good to pick out the good from the bad, and start anew on improving the boot process. While Linus is a benevolant dictator, he had many good choices and built a stellar product that inspired a global assemblage of workers thru trust and inspiration. Systemd (how ever its spun now) seems to have revoked that trust, and switched passion for frustration. $.02. Redhat 6 is good. I predict a long life there.

2 days ago
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Debian Talks About Systemd Once Again

See Attached Re:Hope! (519 comments)

Great point... everyone feels slighted by the belevolant dicatator thats very self assured. Its really a philosophical change marketed as a technological update. From the Wiki page: The name systemd adheres to the Unix convention of making daemons easier to distinguish by having the letter d as the last letter of the filename. Thats about as far as it adheres to any Unix Convention. This is where we all leap over the beast, pick out the good bits and revisit how the objectives are met. in the long run, this may be a very healthy thing for the Open Source movement, in that we all get to decide where it goes, right?

3 days ago
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Debian Talks About Systemd Once Again

See Attached Re:Some Sense Restored? (519 comments)

Should SystemD then be a fork, and leave other init managers to fight it out? If all the things that rely on systemd had published hooks, then there could be some co-opetition. Then the most popular solution would (in theory) be adopted most probably, and the others would wither away?

3 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: Stop PulseAudio From Changing Sound Settings?

See Attached Good point... (282 comments)

Very interesting that you note sound devices being a userspace issue, when it really has to do with hardware, device, kernel drivers etc. Sure.. USB brings this devices to userland as well, but if its handled properly in kernel land, hooks could provide some control into Userland. I used to compile (2.4) kernels and work in bttv, tda, emu10k and so for TV and sound cards and it just worked (a lot of it, but it was predictable!). Then I stopped compiling my own kernels and tried to do it in /etc/modprobe.conf, but that got crazy between kernel updates and Pulse and Alsa and OSS getting all blurry. So much for history. Where are we now, years later? Does a lInux desktop user have to dabble in /etc/modprobe.conf ? Doesnt make much sense to me. From working with Udev under RH6 at work, udev is working predictably with ethernet devices, seems a valid model. How about we start with a soundconfig utility that captures a systems setup at that moment, and spits out a consistent lattice work of device configurations. Users dont care about /dev/dsp01, or incomplete mixer apps, we just want sound to work.

3 days ago
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Lennart Poettering: Open Source Community "Quite a Sick Place To Be In"

See Attached Re:Critics should take positive action (993 comments)

What admin wants the clarity of /etc/init.d/* to disappear, and how clear is the difference between "telinit 3" and "systemctl isolate graphical.target"? Systemd needs to be more intuitive? Annexing Cron and Syslog seems heavy handed. Most admins value the control and the clarity of how it works. The new approach doesn't really match a consistent language pattern. This should be a system fork, instead of feeling like a hijack.

about two weeks ago
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How Did the 'Berlin Patient' Rid Himself of HIV?

See Attached Re:Nautral HIV Immunity (107 comments)

Is there a way to see if his immune system has developed something that could be useful to innoculate others? Thought go back to the first innoculations. http://amhistory.si.edu/polio/... - maybe this is the guy that hosts the solution? Adaptive immunity is very useful.

about three weeks ago
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Proposed Law Would Limit US Search Warrants For Data Stored Abroad

See Attached Why purchase service from provider in US then? (131 comments)

Say a friend sets up a Google Drive account in Albania, and I add content there.Would that data be subject to seizure? Would a customer, then, be more likely to buy a service from a Non-US service provider, as the privacy laws in the US are so porous? Sounds like a slippery slope to me.

about a month ago
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Apple Will No Longer Unlock Most iPhones, iPads For Police

See Attached Iphone6 - preferred phone of terrorists everywhere (504 comments)

Cmon.. who should really be afraid of the big bad wolf? Are you really doing anything that private? I can see some things like a password repository or CC numbers being so protected, but, seriously ... what are we hiding? While I don't want to pay for a whole class of society to collect and review the contents of my phone, but, why would someone -need- complete protection - to break the law? Watergate stuff? Texting while driving?

about a month ago
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Windows Tax Shot Down In Italy

See Attached Re:How does MS get away with it in the US? (421 comments)

Because the monopoly is already sustained when someone buys the system, and therefore is forced to pay the Tax. Thats the Idea. The wild crazy thought that you -might- buy ONLY hardware is whats new here. This is not going to force everyone to use Linux or OS2 or ... (insert favorite OS here).... rather make some competition possible. Did any one see or feel the pressure dumped on OS2 Warp when it was pushed off the table by MS? I tried to purchase my Intel/Zappa P100 board with OS2 instead of WinXX, but the terms changed.. Only WinXX was allowed to be installed. It was then I smelled the rotten fish. Miss my Zappa. Music and Motherboard.

about a month ago
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FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler Says Switching ISPs Is Too Hard

See Attached competition will be good (1 comments)

Currently, my state seems to be a group of ISP monopolies that roughly follow town boundaries. Commoditized Internet access should help us all pay our bills. Globally, we are way behind on the value/cost ratio.

about a month and a half ago
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IBM Gearing Up Mega Power 8 Servers For October Launch

See Attached Will ISV's fill er up? Hard/firmware is ready! (113 comments)

This has huge legs if enterprise level software vendors complie everything for PPC (ahh like Oracle!?!?!). The hardware is great in that its monitored to the deepest levels. Low level checks confirm that the platform is stable for the OS.. Who has had to try to debug a low level Whitebox issue with a memory error, or even main-stream box with a spurious power supply issue? The Benefit of the SMT 2-4-8 will be interesting to head of when coupled with a low latency storage like SSD or flash arrays. Anyway, its great to have options! The cost value will be interesting when you skip the VMWare layer, and bundle in the OS. Should be a great platform if the ISV's pick it up. Can anyone comment on the completeness of PPC vs x86 OS distributions?

about 2 months ago
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How to Maintain Lab Safety While Making Viruses Deadlier

See Attached So ...you are justifying creation of pandemic? (218 comments)

You are certainly the fool who thinks that we should do something just for the sake of doing it...: "The entire point of gain-of-function studies is that you need to do them in order to confirm a hypothesis" Ok so, you hypothesize that people will drop like flies if I do 'THIS' DON'T DO IT, And don't put thoughts in other peoples heads that its so great or easy to do it. A meaner idiot will do this and send you a copy. Hey.. its ok.. it just had to be done. This is truly the worst case of pandoras box.

about 2 months ago
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The Quiet Before the Next IT Revolution

See Attached Re:If you didn't know what you were doing ... (145 comments)

Agreed 100% There is never time to do it right, but there is always time to do it over. Reviews that admit success, but celebrate weakness are not positive experiences. There is another trend of third parties marketing infrastructure solutions to high level management, skipping local subject matter experts. This triples the work we have to do. change is fine, and embraced, but we are paid for something. Provide stability and compliance in a rapidly evolving globalized environment.

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Why Are Online Job Applications So Badly Designed?

See Attached How about capitalization? (278 comments)

On my Android, the first letter of every word gets capitalized on many sites .. Whats up with that? Is that client side or server side nonsense?

about 2 months ago
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NFL Fights To Save TV Blackout Rule Despite $9 Billion Revenue

See Attached Shigoto des (216 comments)

Its business. Not Sport. Business. Would be interesting to consider the sum of salaries and expenses to the revenue derived from tickets and broadcast.

about 2 months ago
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Interviews: Ask James Cameron About The Deepsea Challenge 3D Movie

See Attached How can we inspire humanity to respect the ocean? (45 comments)

Too often, the ocean is seen as an infinite resource that we are free to plunder at will, and to absorb our garbage with no consequence. How can we get people to respect the ocean as a huge part of the canvas that supports our life directly? How to balance the pursuits of fishing against the need to maintain a breed stock? One day we may realize that the perfect net does not catch all the fish, but thats still a ways off, it seems.

about 3 months ago
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Chromebooks Are Outselling iPads In Schools

See Attached Re:What do I think? (225 comments)

Digital platforms are the way of communication these days.... after 30 years of being a Keyboard jockey, my handwriting has suffered. But... the process of writing is antiquating, unless you are a carpenter or somesuch. Being able to concoct a document, and review / send/ print / post / submit etc... good stuff. I don't buy the tablet craze, rather the Chromebook/netbook that make sense. We have to compete in global market place. .. . to keep current, gotta keep kids in the game.

about 3 months ago

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Is Lumbus "Prior Art" in the war for 2d/3d HID?

See Attached See Attached writes  |  more than 3 years ago

See Attached (1269764) writes "SGI was way ahead of its time in so many ways. One of the innovations that didnt catch on was Lumbus: http://hpcv100.rc.rug.nl/lumbus.html
Although it ran only on SGI Indies, it used 2D profile information as input to an algorithm to provide 3D input to a game or process.

Does this serve as prior art for the gaming patent industry? Its not obvious, but it seems to have been done before! Would be great if this would be considered prior art.

Standing in front of a camera and being positioned in virtual space by a comp is heady stuff. Hope this unfetters the programmers at large!"

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