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Microsoft's New Windows Monetization Methods Could Mean 'Subscriptions'

hodet Re:Consumers are cheap (415 comments)

No. You are paying for data and voice from your provider. Same as if you buy a PC, you pay some provider a monthly fee for internet. This would be like paying $10 month on top of your plan for IOS or Android to keep functioning. That doesn't sound so good.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Non-Coders, Why Aren't You Contributing To Open Source?

hodet Re:Time? (488 comments)

Heh, I could of written this comment. Time, the most precious resource.

If I am going to code anything on what little time I have you can be darn sure it is doing something that amuses me and has 0 politics attached to it. That means solo projects.

about three weeks ago
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Kim Dotcom Says Legal Fight Has Left Him Broke

hodet Re:Justice is served! (117 comments)

mmm yams. Meant ya.

about three weeks ago
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Kim Dotcom Says Legal Fight Has Left Him Broke

hodet Re:Justice is served! (117 comments)

Yam enough of the poor Kim articles. I only have so much self-righteous rage to go around. Sounds like he made his bed, now he can sleep in it.

about three weeks ago
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Cops 101: NYC High School Teaches How To Behave During Stop-and-Frisk

hodet Re:Obligatory (481 comments)

kicked or capped?

about a month ago
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Linux On a Motorola 68000 Solder-less Breadboard

hodet Re:Haytahs gunna h8. (147 comments)

Actually I am agreeing that it is a super awesome project as OP has. Grandfather OP is the Mr.Genius you should be replying to.

about 1 month ago
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Linux On a Motorola 68000 Solder-less Breadboard

hodet Re:next... (147 comments)

Came here to say something like this, but you hammered the point home much more eloquently.

about 1 month ago
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Microsoft Azure Outage Across the Globe

hodet Re:Wow, I'd be pretty angry (167 comments)

I wonder how big an organization would have to be to actually make a private cloud useful. As you say, part of the benefit is having access to infrastructure that you don't have to pay for unless you need it. If you own the cloud than you have paid for every last piece of iron that is sucking up power in your datacentre. Does dynamic provisioning offset this cost? Would governments be the only clients that private clouds truly make sense for?

about a month ago
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Microsoft Azure Outage Across the Globe

hodet Re:Yawn ... (167 comments)

Excactly, that is the key here. It does have its purpose and all too often these discussions focus on the 'Cloud vs Inhouse'. It's not that simple. You have weighed the pros and cons and have determined that cloud computing is more advantageous for you and probably a whole lot more cost effective. But its not a fit for everyone and I suspect cloud services over promise to some clients for which it is not a good fit.

about a month ago
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What the US Can Learn From Canada's Internet Policy

hodet Re:Was impressed until.. (144 comments)

With the conservatives sometimes you win some and sometimes you lose some. The minute it becomes politically advantageous to harm the internet in the country you can bet they would. This is not a government that is concerned with doing the right thing. They want to get re-elected first and foremost. This time it worked in our favour. The other two major political parties are no better. The article makes it sound like Canada has it all figured out. I was chuckling when I read it. I guess if your frame of reference is the US political system then Canada looks great.

about a month ago
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Scientists Optimistic About Getting a Mammoth Genome Complete Enough To Clone

hodet Re:huh? (187 comments)

Exactly, it takes away from the most important question. Would it be tasty.

about a month ago
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Scientists Optimistic About Getting a Mammoth Genome Complete Enough To Clone

hodet Re:huh? (187 comments)

you know when you crack an egg in the pan and there is a little spec of blood. Quite common right? Well that is a fertilized egg. More common with free range chickens, because when chickens and roosters run around loose then...chickens gonna be chickens. Fertilized chicken egg, just as delicious and I don't lay awake at night thinking about it.

about a month ago
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Sony To Take On Netflix With Playstation Vue

hodet Re:End of netflix on PS (130 comments)

I don't own a PS but they seriously disabled connecting to a home media server? Why people suffer these locked in solutions is beyond me.

about a month ago
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Microsoft Losing the School Markets To iPads and Chromebooks

hodet Re:Cut to the chase... (219 comments)

I fully agree with this. The part I liked about this article is that they encourage students to install software, run webservers etc etc. You simply cannot do that in a Windows environment. As for IPads, I shake my head. Yes they are useful for some special needs kids, no argument there, but for teaching about computers and sparking their interest and creativity a Linux laptop or Raspberry Pi's in a lab would make for a far more vibrant learning environment.

about a month ago

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Joining the Canadian Arctic with the world through

hodet hodet writes  |  more than 2 years ago

hodet (620484) writes ""Toronto businessman Doug Cunningham hopes to lay 15,000 km of fibre optic cable from the eastern Arctic all the way to Asia, connecting remote areas of Canada's north to the rest of the world with high speed, modern telecommunications.""
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Microsoft's server boss talks Azure and more (Q&am

hodet hodet writes  |  more than 4 years ago

hodet (620484) writes "Interview with Bob Muglia on Windows Azure

From TFA:
After two years of building Windows Azure, Server and Tools President Bob Muglia said yesterday that the cloud operating system is ready for business customers of all sizes to give it a try. At its annual Professional Developers Conference, Microsoft announced several new Azure features including the ability to move existing applications and virtual machines into Microsoft's hosted service.

Read more: http://news.cnet.com/8301-13860_3-20021119-56.html#ixzz13ksHQSMa"

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Quantum computing may lead to a quantum Canadian l

hodet hodet writes  |  more than 4 years ago

hodet (620484) writes "From the TFA: .."D-Wave is pioneering a new high-performance computer that uses the laws of quantum mechanics. In theory, one can dramatically reduce the time and memory requirements for computation by harnessing and leveraging the mysterious properties around quantum physics.""
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Ottawa killed cellphone cost calculator

hodet hodet writes  |  more than 5 years ago

hodet (620484) writes "The Canadian Government has killed what could have been a very helpful application for Canadian consumers amidst some lobbying by the the Telcos.

From TFA....

"After spending tens of thousands of dollars creating and testing an online calculator designed to help consumers select their ideal wireless plan, Industry Minister Tony Clement killed the project weeks before it was scheduled to launch. Government records suggest intense lobbying this spring by Canada's wireless companies, who feared the service would promote lower-cost plans, played a key role in the decision.""

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Police find dope farm using Google Earth

hodet hodet writes  |  more than 5 years ago

hodet (620484) writes "Swiss police use Google Earth to find marijuana growing in a farmer's corn field. I have heard of dope being grown this way before and that many farmers don't even know what's happening. Those who do, know to just keep their mouth shut about it. The stuff gets harvested at night without their knowledge."
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The Great Leader peddles limited capitalism

hodet hodet writes  |  more than 7 years ago

hodet (620484) writes "Interesting article on the North Korean attempt to dip its toe into capitalism. They figure they can do it without giving anyone access to the Internet or the use of cell phones. Just makes me so grateful to live in the free world."
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