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US CEO Says French Workers Have Three-Hour Work Day

euxneks Re:It's The American Drean (1313 comments)

Not everyone can be the entrepreneur/investor, there -have- to be workers to make the goods

What happens when everyone is an entrepreneur and the workforce is robots?

about a year and a half ago
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Large Corporations Displacing Aging IT Workers With H-1B Visa Workers

euxneks Re:Unemployment? (617 comments)

Or, you know, everyone working 80 hour work weeks could just not work 80 hour work weeks.

about a year and a half ago
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Large Corporations Displacing Aging IT Workers With H-1B Visa Workers

euxneks Re:This would go some way in explaining... (617 comments)

A previous company I worked for used some coders in the Philippines.

about a year and a half ago
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Microsoft Could Earn Billions From Office For iOS

euxneks Re:People still buy Office? (188 comments)

Better compatibility with outside vendors

This is utterly frustrating and totally true. I think having to purchase a ridiculously overpriced software in order to usefully send documents to each other is against humanity and detrimental to society. We should all be using an open format for documents - especially for future compatibility. Pages for Mac is exactly like this, too. :( I'm surprised this is not the number one reason you've moved to MSOffice though.

about a year and a half ago
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Game Closure "DevKit" For Mobile HTML5 Games Is Open Source

euxneks Re:How does this company make money? (37 comments)

I would guess that freemium games are what make them money. There's a lot of games out there that sell in game resources in order to progress more quickly - in this way you can give away a game and still make money. It's pretty wild.

about a year and a half ago
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LibreOffice 4 Released

euxneks Re:Why this dilution? (249 comments)

This activity only dilutes the efforts to develop a FOSS alternative to MS Office.

"And we should only have one linux distro too! And only one car! And everyone should wear a turtleneck"

"But I don't like turtle-"

"SILENCE, HERETIC!"

Forking is fun, and everyone should be forking like rabbits. The strong code will survive and the weak will dwindle and die out from resource starvation. Forking is a healthy practice in FOSS and should not be shunned.

about a year and a half ago
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Richard Stallman's Solution To 'Too Big To Fail'

euxneks Re:This would force big corps to flee the US (649 comments)

RMS' idea sounds kind of neat, but it suffers from a fatal problem: All that happens when you force crazy high taxes onto big companies is that they leave the US. This is exactly what's happening in France right now, with their recent tax reforms.

I don't think this is a concern we should worry about. Essentially, if what we are doing is *right* and *good* for the general populace, everyone else in the world will naturally follow suit.

about a year and a half ago
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Richard Stallman's Solution To 'Too Big To Fail'

euxneks Large corps are not necessarily beneficial (649 comments)

Companies like Intel, Lockheed, Walmart are very large and have a very low chance of failure

These are all companies which I think would benefit us if they split up into smaller corporations. I like the idea.

about a year and a half ago
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How Proxied Torrents Could End ISP Subpoenas

euxneks Re:Wrong (307 comments)

You'd presumably have to convince a judge that your purpose for using the software in the first place was something other than engaging in or facilitating copyright infringement.... Good luck with that.

I would argue that unless they can prove what I've been sharing or downloading on the service was copyright infringement, I think they haven't got a case - it doesn't matter if the majority of users are downloading copyrighted items, what should matter is whether there is reasonable doubt that I was downloading copyrighted material. Essentially, "innocent until proven guilty".

about a year and a half ago
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Google Engineer Shows How To Forge Swords and Knives

euxneks Re:Beats sitting in front of a computer? (201 comments)

Different hours, low security, in order to make 'real money' you work all kinds of crazy overtime. Deal mostly with uneducated loud mouths.

This sounds an awful lot like a non-trades job too. You just have to find a place where you like working and the people are great in my opinion.

about a year and a half ago
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Richard Stallman: 'Apple Has Tightest Digital Handcuffs In History'

euxneks Re:Some of us are grown-ups (515 comments)

Telecoms are skating on a fine line of "I can't take any more of this crap" to "I don't care enough about the crap I'm getting to cancel this". Apparently they're doing it well enough to make money.

I think it's a bit hyperbolic to claim that we as a majority of people will end up being sheep/cogs in a slaughterhouse in which our money is the ultimate goal. There is a tipping point, when that is though, I don't know. I just hope we can do get past this sort of thing without violence.

about a year and a half ago
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Richard Stallman: 'Apple Has Tightest Digital Handcuffs In History'

euxneks Re:PR genius (515 comments)

I'm not complaining about your example, I just wish there was a free alternative to Skype.

about a year and a half ago
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Richard Stallman: 'Apple Has Tightest Digital Handcuffs In History'

euxneks Re:PR genius (515 comments)

The network effect is where you need to use (random example) Skype because everyone else you need to talk to uses Skype, and Skype is not built on open standards in a way which would allow you to use an alternative.

And yet, there are no simple, easy, and free alternatives to Skype.

about a year and a half ago
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Richard Stallman: 'Apple Has Tightest Digital Handcuffs In History'

euxneks Re:Some of us are grown-ups (515 comments)

have absolute control over what we can or cannot do with the devices we buy

I don't think this will happen - another company can swoop in and take the market share of disgruntled users if there are any. The only reason I can see people having to use a device they don't want to use is if they are *mandated* to do so - there's a reason Apple has been so successful in the phone market, and it's not because they have an iron grip on the users' testes.

about a year and a half ago
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New Humble Bundle Is Windows Only, DRM Games

euxneks Re:give 100% to Charity (553 comments)

Yeah, that'll teach them to do exactly what pirates have been insisting major publishers should do! How dare they give us the option to pay what we want!? They must be punished!!

Yeah! They totally released these DRM free and cross platform so we should... wait a minute..

In all honesty, giving all to charity is a perfectly valid option to choose and THQ surely expects that some people may choose to do that.

about a year and a half ago
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Canada Prepares For Crackdown On BitTorrent Movie Pirates

euxneks How is this legal for them? (292 comments)

How is this legal for them to pursue litigation for something I can get freely from legitimate sources? My local public library has all the same movies on BluRay I can get from TPB. I can watch all the same TV shows (more, in fact) online, streaming, from legitimate sources for free as well...

about a year and a half ago
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Shake-up at Apple: Forstall Out; iOS Executive Fired For Maps Debacle?

euxneks Re:Skeuomorphic design is useless and stupid (487 comments)

What you are describing is iconography, an entirely different beast than skeuomorphism. For examples of skeuomorphism gone wild (woo?) check out the ridiculous leather on the "Calendar" app for Mac OS X, or how the Address Book looks like a literal goddamn address book - that sort of thing is just not necessary, and you can achieve the EXACT same functionality without the skeuomorphism.

about a year and a half ago
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The Futility of the Ongoing Piracy War

euxneks Re:Piracy (232 comments)

The analog hole will never be plugged, because it wears sneakers and goes through your fridge looking for a beer.

Queue the sexual innuendo and/or constipation jokes...

about 2 years ago

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