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In Breakthrough, US and Cuba To Resume Diplomatic Relations

deKernel Re:About Fucking Time (435 comments)

Actually if you are into rum, the I would suggest you try the rums from Guyana. My personal favorite is El Dorado 12-year old.

about a month and a half ago

UK Announces 'Google Tax'

deKernel Re:Great (602 comments)

You make it sound like they don't recoup any money which they do. The question is how much is fair.

about 2 months ago

American Express Seeks To Swap Card Numbers For Secure Tokens

deKernel Re:anyone who has your 16-digit card number (130 comments)

Actually CVV values are located in the track data which only proves you either have a copy of the card or the original. The second "fix" was CVV2 values which are printed on the back of the cards. This was to prove the card is in the hands of the person, but if that number has been comprised (which is darn easy) then all bets are off.

about 3 months ago

David Cameron Says Brits Should Be Taught Imperial Measures

deKernel Re:FP? (942 comments)

As someone who worked for ABB in the control systems division, I would have to COMPLETELY agree on this one. The joke we had was that they have the arrogance of the Germans, but none of the technical abilities.

about 4 months ago

FCC Rejects Blackout Rules

deKernel Re:Going Cable! (135 comments)

If it means anything, I am in agreement with how d-mn expensive it has become to watch the games live hence why I just don't go anymore.

about 4 months ago

Why Atheists Need Captain Kirk

deKernel Re: illogical captain (937 comments)

Then it should be noted that people who believe in string theory are irrational since it can't be proven.

about 4 months ago

Home Depot Confirms Breach of Its Payment Systems

deKernel Re:PCs are the problem (111 comments)

So let me get the story straight: the EU forced people to upgrade (which cost big buck and I am certain all those costs were passed to the customers), and then you seem to acknowledge that it really didn't accomplish much. So, what was the goal of the exercise? Am I missing something?

about 5 months ago

If Java Wasn't Cool 10 Years Ago, What About Now?

deKernel Re: I hope not (511 comments)

I thought I was the only one that laughed at that one.

about 5 months ago

Tech Looks To Obama To Save Them From 'Just Sort of OK' US Workers

deKernel Re:Must be an alternate earth. (441 comments)

Exactly...what a load of crap. It has gotten real hard to find employers that are willing to cultivate people from within these days which is a real shame.

about 5 months ago

Every Day Is Goof-Off-At-Work Day At the US Patent and Trademark Office

deKernel Re:Where do I sign up? (327 comments)

There are several reasons why I would opt-out. First off, I could get a far better return if I had a professional invest that money. Second, I am not adding to a fund that Congress can "borrow from" whenever they want. Third, I abhor the idea that I am just adding to the massive atrocity called the Federal Government.

What really irritates me is that the monster has gotten to the point where it just can't go away because such a large percentage of our population has gotten so damn lazy that they now plan on relying on Social Security for their income during retirement.

Regarding the mortgage assertion....NOBODY FORCED YOU TO SIGN THE PAPERS!!!!!!!! When you sign up for debt, you pay it or pay the consequences.

about 6 months ago

How One School District Handled Rolling Out 20,000 iPads

deKernel Re:Mission creep. (285 comments)

Boy do I wish I could lump all of my mod points onto this comment.

about 6 months ago

US To Auction 29,656 Bitcoins Seized From Silk Road

deKernel Re:Laundering (232 comments)

If that is how you would have to operate...guess what...you can't afford to buy them show you should not be participating in the auction. See how easy that is.

about 7 months ago

HP Unveils 'The Machine,' a New Computer Architecture

deKernel Re:New OS? (257 comments)

If I had to bet, I would think the MMU will have a very different behavior so that alone might cause a drastic change that would necessitate a "new" OS.

about 8 months ago

US College Students Still Aren't All That Interested In Computer Science

deKernel Re:Not terribly surprising (306 comments)

I wish I could pile up all my points onto your statement because it is SOOOOO true. I love the "architects" that just jump right into coding without even taking a moment to understand the problem domain.

about 8 months ago

How Dumb Policies Scare Tech Giants Away From Federal Projects

deKernel Re: It's just corruption (143 comments)

So let me get this straight...to not have corruption you need to have a big government... WOW.

about 9 months ago

Really, Why Are Smartphones Still Tied To Contracts?

deKernel Outdated Information (482 comments)

The author might want to walk into an ATT store these days. I was off-contract and wanted a new phone. Guess what, I bought my phone and I am still off contract meaning I can leave at any time because they didn't tie my phone purchase with my contract.

about 9 months ago

New Apache Allura Project For Project Development Hosting

deKernel Re:This is very bad for OSS (43 comments)

This is exactly what I was thinking. I see the potential here because if devs/engineers at a company pick this then they will more than likely push back any fixes/enhancements to the project.

about 10 months ago

MtGox Files For Bankruptcy Protection

deKernel Re:This is actually good news (465 comments)

I really wish I had some mod points because you are spot on.

about a year ago

Are Bankers Paid Too Much? Are Technology CEOs?

deKernel Re:Finance is a valuable activity (712 comments)

Well, I would suggest that you actually own and run your own company for a period of time to just find out. Here, I will give you one example: say you need to pay your employees but you don't have the cash on hand. Guess what, like many companies, you take a loan out for a short period until your cash flow balances out from your receivables finally arriving.

about a year ago

95% of ATMs Worldwide Are Still Using Windows XP

deKernel Re:should have gone with a browser... (346 comments)

Ah but when company A purchases that piece of hardware from company B, it is company B that is providing the device driver to company A. Now remember that company B is also selling that piece of hardware to other companies for many times different applications so company B just provides drivers for the broadest environment and guess what that is. At this point company A has a choice, do they devote resources to develop their own driver for their own special sauce OS (and please remember they will have to maintain that for the life of the product) or do you just go with the OS that the overall majority of your devices support natively. The numbers make it pretty darn easy sometimes.

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