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Linus Torvalds: 'I Still Want the Desktop'

bbelt16ag due to current trends.. (727 comments)

I suspect windows will be come illrevent, free, or cloud based very soon. Android has kicked it in the teeth tablet wise, and apple hit them when it was down in the mobile phone market. the chinese makers are coming with linux variants and samsung is biting at their tail on mobile too. this market is going to take care of 99% of the leisure read/game/talk time of people. They no longer need a desktop for that. The only reason to have a desktop is gaming is a big keyboard and mouse. windows can compete with gaming on the xbox, but with stuff like linux steam and support for native gaming in linux their days are numbered. They should go like IBM and become support for legacy windows and then sell it off to some other company to die a quiet death. Then they could start to innovate and be cutting edge doing stuff like Watson or Siri stuff they already have most of the know how.

about a month ago

NSA Posts Opening For "Civil Liberties & Privacy Officer"

bbelt16ag This is what they do. (177 comments)

This is nothing more the misdirection do not be fooled. They will no have no power and can do NOTHING to stop this. Not a dang thing.

about a year ago

Egyptian President Overthrown, Constitution Suspended

bbelt16ag Re:Overthrowing the NSA. (413 comments)

Sounds like the last two presidents we have had. So when is Coup start in the USA?

about a year ago

When GPL Becomes Almost-GPL — the CSS, Images and JavaScript Loophole

bbelt16ag Re:Data vs code (224 comments)

I take it you have never been an unskilled american have you? this is pretty much the norm anymore if your not the select few who have some skills.

about a year ago

Ask Slashdot: Safe Learning Environment For VMs?

bbelt16ag VMS (212 comments)

I would suggest vmware KVM or XEN.

about a year ago

Florida Activates System For Citizens To Call Each Other Terrorists

bbelt16ag Re:Really??? (501 comments)

why do all the stupid people live in my state? can't they just all go back north? Havent they done enough to our country in their lives why do they need to ruin my home!.

about a year ago

Sorry, Larry Page: Tech-Industry Viciousness Is Here To Stay

bbelt16ag Re:Profit is not required for Excellence (201 comments)

well if enough of you 80hr/week guys and gals would say no to that then us unemployed people could get a leg up. We could be your freaking helpers and get some much needed EXP

about a year ago

US Government Monitoring Associated Press Phone Records

bbelt16ag Re:Don't Worry! America is STILL the "Good Guys" (248 comments)

are there enough poiliticans left after you kick out the bad ones to run the country? which party would you propose should the president be from next election? They are equally bad.

about a year ago

Injured Man Is First Person Saved By a Police Drone In Canada

bbelt16ag Re:Thats great.. (187 comments)

thanks for the info. it looks like a toy a kid would use. Sorry the stuff we got in the USA is on a whole other level.

about a year ago

Why Is Science Behind a Paywall?

bbelt16ag Re:Because it's valuable, duh. (210 comments)

give them time you'll be putting one in the phone to use it soon. Besides your property taxes pay for those.. so you in effect paying for them.

about a year ago

US DOJ Say They Don't Need Warrants For E-Mail, Chats

bbelt16ag Re:Fourth Amendment (457 comments)

well, it seems people are stupid and don't understand the DOJ don't need a warrant for this. If they want the law to change they should do something about it.

about a year ago

US DOJ Say They Don't Need Warrants For E-Mail, Chats

bbelt16ag Re:Fourth Amendment (457 comments)

"it is not the breaking of a man's doors and the rummaging of his drawers that constitutes the essence of the offense; but it is the invasion oh his indefeasible right of personal security, personal liberty and private property, where that right has never been forfeited by his conviction of some public offense" Quote from Justice Joseph P. Bradley

about a year ago

Ask Slashdot: Why Won't Companies Upgrade Old Software?

bbelt16ag Re:maybe in some cases (614 comments)

the devil is in the details peeps. Big projects take teams, and reams of information to build the proper systems for enterprise tools. I don't think the business people understand what it take to make good software, or how to hire the good programmers. I know I don't that's why i am a SA. I know i am not there at all in the good category as far a programming goes. If the whole enterprise is not behind a project 100% then it will fail or blunder like the ones before. There are far too many moving parts to not play it like a chess game and think 20 moves ahead. Its sad but true.

about a year ago

Defense Distributed Has 3D-Printed an Entire Gun

bbelt16ag Re:The answer to the question (712 comments)

well the stats are in peeps. the incidents of gun related deaths is down. The biggest of which is suicide.

about a year ago


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