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Google Fiber: No Charge For Peering, No Fast Lanes

Sheik Yerbouti Re:Because they compete (238 comments)

You got the numbers wrong they make 97% profit on an Internet connection. People keep missing that point. Verizon/Comcast are already making money hand over fist with profit margins that would make most CEOs high five their finance guy. That means if you are paying $60.00 month their fixed cost for providing your connection is like $2.00 a month. That's just not enough for the greedy robber barons. Mind you while providing customer satisfaction that by all counts is below average. AND the best part is taking huge tax incentives in the 90s to build out the information super highway only to renege when it came time to do the work saying they could not do it because of the tech bubble pop of 1999.

Also they claim title 2 common carrier status when it is to their benefit to get right of ways and claim information service when they want to block any competition. It's far far far worse than anyone really sells it. Links in case you don't believe it.

about 4 months ago

Future of Cars: Hydrogen Fuel Cells, Or Electric?

Sheik Yerbouti Re:Electric. (659 comments)

Insightful? Really? You do realize that Hydrogen Fuel Cells use your vaunted electricity right? They just don't use batteries they use hydrogen converted to electricity by a fuel cell. The level of ignorance here for your post to get to +5 insightful is sort of astounding.

about 4 months ago

Mercedes Pooh-Poohs Tesla, Says It Has "Limited Potential"

Sheik Yerbouti Re:Yeah? (360 comments)

Have you been in a Tesla Model S. Because I have been driven around in one and I have been in a Mercedes S Class and the one thing that struck me about the Tesla was oh my this is like an S Class maybe even nicer. I have never been in a nicer American built car. All the sudden the price made more sense to me. It's in BMW 7 series S class territory for sure.

I am not an eco guy by any stretch more of a car guy actually but that seems to me to be the best built American car you can buy. I think Tesla has a lot to be proud of with that car and not just because it's electric.

about 5 months ago

GM Names Names, Suspends Two Engineers Over Ignition-Switch Safety

Sheik Yerbouti Managers are to blame (236 comments)

GM Cars are designed by a crack team of accountants not engineers that's why they generally suck. Did anyone question the penny pinchers that directed the engineers that they must save 0.20 cents on each ignition switch?

about 5 months ago

Free (Gratis) Version of Windows Could Be a Reality Soon

Sheik Yerbouti Screenshot (392 comments)

Here is a screenshot of the new free version

about 7 months ago

IBM Begins Layoffs, Questions Arise About Pact With New York

Sheik Yerbouti Re:Why bother? (182 comments)

So this!

IBM Is a terrible company and a completely poisoned culture. You would have to be a masochist with low self esteem to agree to work for them. If you work there and aren't looking for a job you might be the last chump holding the bag.

I know tons of people that left IBM here in Colorado and the ones still working there, the really hardcore types that bleed blue, even they are completely broken and miserable and ready to move on. Some after 20+ years. I would not agree to work for them under any circumstance.

about 7 months ago

Killing Net Neutrality Could Be Good For You

Sheik Yerbouti Hey Comcast Eat a Dick (361 comments)

Netflix should ask them for money for their content like all the networks do on cable TV. Careful what you wish for douche bags. You already make like 96% profit on the lethargic connections you sell at a premium. While taking billions in tax subsidies and not providing the promised improvements for which those subsidies where given. In short you are some of the worst scum known to the American consumer.

The only potential savior is perhaps Google fiber., As our government is pretty much entirely compromised by industry lobbyists at this point.

about 7 months ago

Current Doctor Who Warns Against Facebook

Sheik Yerbouti Seems pretty geeky (218 comments)

I know tons of geeks who eschew social media so I think it actually gives him geek cred.

about a year ago

Steve Ballmer Reorganizing Microsoft

Sheik Yerbouti Clueless (387 comments)

Shows how clueless Ballmer is they need to break it up in to smaller companies for the good of the shareholders. But he's far to egotistical to realize that. One giant bloated infighting company is not the answer. And even though Ballmer said the divisions should play nice that won't make it so.

about a year ago

Microsoft Confirms Xbox One's Phone Home Requirement, Game Resale Rules

Sheik Yerbouti Why would anyone ever agree to any of this (581 comments)

Always on camera, every 24 hours license checks, you have to ask permission to resell your games. If you agree to this you're a chump full stop.

about a year ago

A Serious Proposal To Fix Windows 8

Sheik Yerbouti Simple solution (578 comments)

It's simple just put an option in control panel to revert to "classic" windows 7 just like you can revert to Windows classic in Windows 7, Vista, and Xp .

It's not that they tried to innovate and missed the mark it's their my way or the highway attitude. They try the Apple thing of "We know better what you want" without the design chops of say a Jony Ive. That only works for Apple because often but not always they do know.

about a year ago

'Download This Gun' — 3-D Printed Gun Reliable Up To 600 Rounds

Sheik Yerbouti Just completely ignorant (582 comments)

This is the dumbest story I have ever seen. Sure you can 3D print a lower but why would you want to it's going to suck compared to the one you can buy for 100 bucks online. And it's NOT A GUN go ahead try to shoot it. Does not work without a barrel or bolt and if you want semi auto an ejector and gas tube. And if you 3D print those parts which actually make a gun fire and try and use them you will likely just kill yourself. So everyone please stop being SO IGNORANT about firearms. I can sorta of understand random people being so ignorant but the press is supposed to have a modicum of research ability. But apparently not if page views are on the line. This is the kind of thing that makes me think humanity is doomed and unworthy of saving.

about a year and a half ago

RHEL 6 No Longer Supported By Google Chrome

Sheik Yerbouti Re:Why would you need a web browser on a server? (231 comments)

Fedora is not better suited at all. In the enterprise no one is interested in an OS that won't be supported in 18 months. If I was to setup Linux in a business it would be between Debian, RHEL/CentOS, and Ubuntu LTS fedora would not make the cut at all.

about a year and a half ago

Why Google Needs To Launch the Chromebook Pixel

Sheik Yerbouti Re:I really keep forgetting about ChromeOS (133 comments)

I am calling bullshit on that number one thing I think it's outright fake. I think they are paying Amazon for that to make it appear popular I don't think it's real. I work in IT everyone I know is seriously in to technology and gadgets and I have seen zero of these in the wild anywhere and no one I know is talking about them at all. I think this is all a bullshit PR campaign thought up by an ad agency in fact the suspicious number of slashdot stories around the chrome book makes me think they are getting paid as part of this deal in other words this story is a BS slashvertisement and a good percentage of the people here and perhaps even you are paid astroturfers.

about a year and a half ago

A Robot With a Chainsaw!

Sheik Yerbouti Subtractive 3D printer? (101 comments)

A subtractive 3D printer is called a 5 axis machining center they exist and are used in manufacturing every day all around the world... geez!

See here for a demonstration

about a year and a half ago

Islamist Hackers Shut Down Egyptology Research Journal

Sheik Yerbouti Re:Heh... Radical...Islamists...redundant... (564 comments)

There's a lot of assumptions that the people here having this discussion are largely Christians railing against Islam. However, it is worth point out that most people here are probably atheists or agnostic not Christian. I suppose it's hard for some people to imagine but the number of people who believe in any sort of sky daddy is rapidly dwindling in the modern world.

about a year and a half ago

Form1 3D Printer and Kickstarter Get Sued For Patent Infringment

Sheik Yerbouti Re:Don't innovate, litigate! (211 comments)

FDM has been around since the 80s it's not new. And neither 3D systems or Stratasys came up with it. S Scott Crump did. Now they may have patents on STL that's a different story. And I am sure they have BS patents around FDM but they didn't invent FDM and the tech is over 30 years old now. And that is what the Replicator 2 and RepRap use not STL so bullshit to all of this statement that they should have patent protection on FDM.

about 2 years ago

Microsoft Urges Businesses To Get Off XP

Sheik Yerbouti Re:Pry XP from cold, stiff fingers (727 comments)

No good business reasons to upgrade except for Microsoft's bottom line. Upgrades are good for Microsoft but not necessarily Windows users. It's time to start thinking about upgrades differently the desktop computer operating system technology is pretty mature at this point. The reasons for upgrading are often not really there anymore. Lucky for Microsoft they have drones like you who will advocate people upgrade for no good reason.

about 2 years ago

Google Threatens French Media Ban

Sheik Yerbouti Re:But where to get it (419 comments)

Simple ask google to delist your site. What's that you say? They send you most of your traffic? Oh so they promote your website to allow people to find it for free. But that's not adequate you want them to pay you to promote your site for free.

Sure makes sense.

about 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: What Distros Have You Used, In What Order?

Sheik Yerbouti Get off my lawn (867 comments)

Something on floppies don't remember but probably Redhat, Yggdrasil Linux (that's a real thing look it up), Redhat, OpenBSD, Mandrake now called Mandriva, Xandros, Debian, Ubuntu, Kubuntu and now Xubuntu and CentOS, RHEL and SLES at work.

about 2 years ago


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