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Why America Doesn't Need More Tech Giants Like Apple

diersing Re:Americans (631 comments)

Who hurt you man, why so jaded?

Maybe that comes from the fact that Asians are not as lazy and against "stupid jobs" (when they are in fact the most useful ones) as Americans?

A quick google search reveals the average manufacturing job in China pays $134 per month. It has little to do with laziness or stupid jobs, its simple economics.

more than 2 years ago
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Sony Targeted Yet Again; Thwarts Attackers This Time

diersing Re:93 million accounts? (68 comments)

From the Sony Online Entertainment and Sony Entertainment Network?

His blog post breaks them down as - (PSN/SEN: approximately 60,000 accounts; SOE: approximately 33,000)

more than 3 years ago
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Bletchley Park Gets £4.6 Million Restoration

diersing Re:If you think war is a necessary evil... (71 comments)

I think you're understanding is flawed. There is a difference between non-violence and non-aggression. Just because I think nations should solve their disputes with words rather than bombs doesn't mean I'd willingly welcome a torturous murder of my family. Pacifism allows for self-defense.

more than 3 years ago
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After Firing CEO, Yahoo Puts Itself Up For Sale

diersing Re:Moral of the story.... (264 comments)

Remind me, how much Apple stock does Tim Cook own?

more than 3 years ago
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Anonymous Breaches Another US Defense Contractor

diersing Re:Why? (167 comments)

While I agree they are of the well-educated variety, what makes you think they are setup or funded by a terrorist organization or government?

Their objectives don't seem consistent with those of terrorists and if funded by a government, I would think they'd be keeping a much lower profile. They seem to me to be exactly what they advertise to be, hacktivists.

Most of their targets (with any group that hides it's identity, you'll have rogues) have an easily identifiable reason/policy that would draw the ire of reasonably-minded people (PayPay stopping Wikileaks payments, Facebook's privacy practices, and BART's shooting/cell phone blocking come to mind). I just don't see the benefit of terrorists or a foreign government making those topics their focus for covert attacks.

more than 3 years ago
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Obama Keeps His Blackberry (And Gets a Sectera)

diersing Re:Should be interesting... (365 comments)

I just hope they cross the GPS signal with another device that is, you know, not tracking the President's exact location.

more than 5 years ago
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openSUSE Launches 11.1

diersing Re:umm its not out yet (173 comments)

That's metric for today, Monday 15-December

more than 5 years ago
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Good Email For Kids?

diersing Re:What the problem with Gmail? (489 comments)

A 5 year old is a bad example because those without kids will use such an argument so lets say their 7, or 9, or 12, or whatever age your child comes to you and asks for something you don't think they need or are ready for. In my case, my 9 year old son is home schooled. He's been running Ubutnu for several years and is more tech savvy then any of his grandparents.

Anywho, he's asked for an email address because some of the content on the disney.com, nick.com, and cartoonnetwork.com require registration - which requires an email address. He also would like to correspond with other home schoolers around the country (and maybe send dad at work)... you get the idea.

Kids also tend to want the things their parents have by way of technology. The same kids who want email are asking for cell phones and iPods. In my day, these things didn't exist so its not like I can ask my parents for advice.

more than 6 years ago

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