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Tennessee Bans Posting 'Offensive' Images Online

jkeelsnc Stupid Nonsense (372 comments)

OK. I don't care if this is political or not. You fools who voted for republicans only want to control everyone else in the slightest way you can. You spout about "small government" and then proceed to use "big government" for childish nonsense like this. And no you should not have voted republican and your a fool if you do. You wanted this and you voted for these right wing idiots to pass nonsense like this. OK, if you guys post a picture of bush and I am in Tennessee then I am going report you to the local officials and press charges so that you can be hassled for posting a picture on facebook of bush (or Glenn Beck) that offends me. How about that? You got what you asked for. Stop acting like DA's and grow up and vote for people who don't still live in a baptist pulpit or in their right wing mother's basement.

more than 3 years ago
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Seismologists Tried For Manslaughter For Not Predicting Earthquake

jkeelsnc Silliness. (154 comments)

What? This sounds like something that would happen here in America. Somehow, its all the seismologists' fault. What? What kind of a whiney, victimized brain does it take to come up with a reason to charge someone with manslaughter in this case. Earthquakes are not easily predicted and certainly not accurately. The statements from the Seismologists should be listened to but with understanding that they are likely off (at least to some extent). Somehow, these cases should be thrown right out the door and not one penny should go to the "victim" families. As for the charges, the judge in this case should drop them and dismiss everyone and throw this case right out the door. Of course, I am sure the lawyers are licking their chops at the chance to make a fast buck off the "victims" like scavengers picking dead bones in the desert somewhere. As usual. Apparently, Itlalians and Italian politicians and lawyers are just as dumb and greedy as they sometimes are in America.

more than 3 years ago
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Corporate Mac Sales Surge 66%

jkeelsnc Re:So many people bashing apple.... (494 comments)

I agree with this. Google, in particular, with Chrome OS has potential. M$ has been way too slow to do anything reasonable with the mobile market in phones and tablets. Intel has a similar issue with resisting the trend toward ARM based CPU's which atom is not as suitable for in those applications.

more than 3 years ago
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Corporate Mac Sales Surge 66%

jkeelsnc Re:Government... (494 comments)

155% in the government sector? I agree with that. And mostly its wasted taxpayer money on a machine that in some cases winds up being used more for windows unless its in a department that does graphics, audio, or video work. Aside from those few examples the government agencies would have been wiser to buy dells with win 7 in an AD domain.

more than 3 years ago
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Corporate Mac Sales Surge 66%

jkeelsnc Re:IT hates apple (494 comments)

In this case, the machines that were doing their job well for many years should have been left alone. A migration or what not should not be done just because its "cool" or because the CTO likes the idea. There has to be legitimate reasons that are quantifiable in terms of benefit, cost, reliability, usability, etc. If the old linux boxen were performing their functions well without interference with other systems then they should have been left alone. Use what works best for the given situation. Not just a religious M$ or fanatic Apple rampage that determines what happens. That is nonsense.

more than 3 years ago
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Corporate Mac Sales Surge 66%

jkeelsnc Re:IT hates apple (494 comments)

And there is usually a legitimate reason why Group Policies are implemented to keep people from doing whatever they want with the computer. For one thing, it is their computer to use for work and not their personal computer to do with any way they please. This is done to prevent nonsense garbage from being installing on machines and maintain a reasonable level of security in a network environment to begin with. Furthermore, Macs (even with 3rd party solutions) do not fully integrate with AD successfully the way they should. Apple needs to fix this if they want to play the enterprise game. And don't expect M$ to hold Apple's hands on this either. Apple will have to figure it out on their own.

more than 3 years ago
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Corporate Mac Sales Surge 66%

jkeelsnc Enterprise and Macs (494 comments)

Fortunately, I am currently working in an IT dept where we are in the midst of a massive AD migration project from Novell/Windows to Win server/Windows 7 with Active Directory. Now, part of this migration is all of the macs at this university. What can I say? We use Likewise for AD integration and its a pain in the rear. It does not work like it should. Printers that worked before with macs do not work right with Likewise in AD. Keychain problems out the butt slow down the migration and give all kinds of problems. Regardless of whatever 3rd party AD solution you use with a mac it just does not integrate fully like it should with AD. Win 7 works great with Active Directory. Even some of the Win XP migrations to AD have gone well. There are a few departments that legitimately need macs. The rest are all just for the fluff, status, and fanciness of a pretty little machine on the desk. They are good machines for the home, student, and specific types of business needs (video, audio, graphics, etc). They are, in general, not a good choice for an enterprise setting at all. As for those of you who want control over your own linux and mac machine, etc that are not in Active Directory? I think that's great actually. Just don't expect access to printers or shared filespace or anything else on the network other than internet access. And don't call the help desk whining because you can't access printers and department filespace.

more than 3 years ago
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The Internet's New Alternate Reality

jkeelsnc Fantasy Vision (869 comments)

Mostly the right wing extremists exist in a paranoia whipped froth of nonsense. Actually, their methods against those they hate is little different than the dreamed up excuses and reasons for the final solution that the nazis used. All fantasies to justify what one wants to be fact when all it winds up being is a bunch of nonsense to terrorize people. Duplicity is not a new "art". It has been practiced for a very long time.

more than 3 years ago
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Debian, OpenSUSE, Arch, Gentoo and Grml Merge

jkeelsnc Right (117 comments)

hahaha. Yes, very good april fool's day jokes. Merging OpenSUSE and Debian? LOL the first thing that caused me to see that as odd is the fact that they have different packaging systems. RPM and DEB. :P Among other things.

more than 3 years ago
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MS Wants Laws To Block Products Made By Software Pirates

jkeelsnc More flawed republicon/teabagger type subterfuge. (617 comments)

This is BS. Seriously. M$ is trying to go back to its 90's era dishonest business practices. Sounds like Steve Ballmer needs his behind kicked up between his shoulders. I don't blame M$ for wanting to catch people using illegal software. Not at all. However, why should I have to be sued for my supplier's BS and especially in another country. The problem these days is that we can all oppose this but it wouldn't make any difference to M$ and maybe not even in the federal government because so many officials are in bed with corporations. LOL M$ needs their behind whipped good for this one. I'd like to see M$ try to sue someone for this and win. It will waste time in the courts and waste taxpayer money on frivolous and egregious lawsuits due to companies having to protect themselves. And of course, small companies can't afford to pack the court room with an army of top notch attornies like M$ can.

more than 3 years ago
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Experimental Batteries Charge In Minutes

jkeelsnc Re:New approach needed (335 comments)

THIS IS a good idea. Excellent idea really. It would require stations that could change the battery out jack spratt and on the dime. People aren't going to wait more than about 2 minutes to swap the battery. It can be done. However, you'd have to have one or a very few standard size batteries. One size for small and medium size cars and one for trucks and larger cars. It could be done though. Interesting idea. Obviously you would pay a charge for the replacement battery. The cost of electricity to charge the battery would be part of the price as well as the cost of labor to keep up with them all the time not to mention buying the batteries. There would have to be a national battery exchange program as it is unlikely that only one company or service station system across the country would handle them. The people handling these batteries would have to be licensed and certified for such. You don't want just any DA rolling batteries around. And you want to make sure they know how to connect the batteries correctly and not drop them, etc. One DOWN side I see with this is that it would not likely be a self service installation! You would almost be going back to the model of the full service station to have an attendant "fill up" with a recharged battery. Each station would have the business of keeping up with them. Testing, replacing, inventory, ordering, moving, transporting, distributing, warehousing, etc all of which are pretty well understood. For that matter the stations would be in a good position to deal with the recycling of worn out batteries so that they don't wind up in the bottom of a landfill one day. I could see a business in this. Just don't expect the oil industry to jump right on board! :) There is one fact about this though. It is still not as cheap or as convenient as filling up your own gas tank and jumping back in the car. If they could find a way to do that then maybe. But I don't trust people to be honest with self service battery replacement. Not to plug it in right and to deal with moving batteries, damaged batteries, defective batteries, etc. People that pay a full price for a battery but then the station didn't know it was defective and an argument ensues at the next station over a refund and yet the battery didn't come from the same company that owned the station that installed it last time. Talk about a SERVICE nightmare. Some way would have to be created to deal with his problem. We live in a sea of DA's. :)

more than 3 years ago
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University Switches To DC Workstations

jkeelsnc Interesting (468 comments)

Well, this is interesting. On the workstations level it might be true that they are "quieter" but somewhere the AC is being converted to DC. Seriously, that would require a huge power supply of some kind and there will always be some inefficiency in that conversion process. So really, I don't buy that it is more efficient as a whole load on the power system. Seriously, unless they have a power supply with rectifiers that are VERY efficient (over 90% or more) then I don't see how this is an advantage. I have heard people ask me why we aren't using DC for everything. And they are people that don't know anything about electricity. Such as the fact that AC was chosen because it can be transmitted across great distances at high voltage levels with far lower losses than DC. More secure? What moron thought this up? It is a electric current. One is not more "secure" than the other. :)

more than 3 years ago
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Experimental Batteries Charge In Minutes

jkeelsnc Re:Wow, what will THAT outlet look like? (335 comments)

9 sentences? If it was a page long I could see it. Then again all the other posts in here that have "paragraphs" don't even have 3 sentences minimum to form a proper paragraph. What the h are you talking about? If it was a book I wrote I'd understand. Go hide under a rock or something. Besides, you posted as anonymous coward which says something already. :)

more than 3 years ago
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Experimental Batteries Charge In Minutes

jkeelsnc Re:Wow, what will THAT outlet look like? (335 comments)

The answer is NO, definitely not. 220V would not be good for rapid charging. But why do you need to recharge at home that fast in the first place? Now, out at rapid charging stations where you can stop and recharge in a few minutes they will likely have 440V circuits that can deliver that kind of current. If you have a 200 mile battery you will probably be able to recharge at home in 4 hours (on 220V) anyway which should be enough after you get home from work to charge up for the next day. If you are at a place where you need a quick charge then stop at the quick charge station. Adding the kind of infrastructure it would take to have 440V circuits in every house plus substations and distribution network for every house to handle that much power for rapid charging is unreasonable except for at targeted locations that have quick charge stations. Even then I like the idea of the other poster of using fly wheel storage systems (where a flywheel spins on magnetic bearings) for quick charge stations. A station could have have several of the flywheel systems that are running at all times (large ones). So that as people charge quickly it slows down the flywheels a bit but then when no one is charging (maybe over night or middle of the day etc) then the flywheels speed up again and are ready for more quick charging at the station. Also it would allow for even higher voltages and currents than a 440V infrastructure can provide and make it less expensive to provide a power connection to a station.

more than 3 years ago
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The Encroachment of Fact-Free Science

jkeelsnc Anti-Fact "Science" (962 comments)

I put science in quotes because the people that oppose fact based science simply invent science from their own religious or spiritual or anecdotal point of view. I mean I have other beliefs myself. But when it comes to Science for the purpose of implementation we need to base it on science fact. It is scary and disturbing that this movement against real science is taking hold. Especially, it is scary coming from the religious right and the teabagger/republicon crowd. These loons in the right wing will set us back centuries in science if they get their way. A bunch of nutcases. Thanks again (NOT) for voting republicon. You get what you vote for and so this is what we get from the right wing freaks. As for left wing, I honestly don't see this as much. Most "liberal nuts", as they are named by ring wingnuts, are usually attached to at least some basis of science fact when talking about the environment, technology, or even policies for energy, etc from the Government. The one exception that IS notable has to do with Nuclear energy. They are usually not educated on the new generation of nuclear technology that is much cleaner and safer than older reactor designs (IE newer Molten Salt, Breeder Reactors, etc). Anyway, there is at least some consideration among them for science fact. Where as the "intelligent design" and other delusional nutcases don't base anything in collected scientific discoveries.

more than 3 years ago
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Encrypting Phone Storage and Transmission? (2011 Version)

jkeelsnc Connection Encryption (198 comments)

As with some of the other posts I would be concerned about raising the eyebrows of the local intelligence agencies by encrypting a connection. In some countries (Iran for instance) i would think this would almost automatically trigger a police officer at your door for questioning or a visit to a local police station for interrogation. They would want to know what secrets you are hiding from them. I also imagine that leaving things unencrypted is undesirable as well. Personally, using "normal" channels is a mistake. Too bad there are not some affordable yet covert communications channels that have little to do with traditional phone networks or internet. Or at least something that transmits at different frequencies in small bursts that just look like background interference etc (I know CDMA works on this but that doesn't help in foreign countries and it is still in a domain that the authorities monitor from the CO, backbone, etc). I am sure the CIA has something like this. But it is about time that we had alternative paths that are covert and very difficult to even detect. In which case, it would not even have to be a really high speed connection for something like sending an email now and then or the occasional document or file. Even then, there is still risk with something like that being suspect by the local intelligence agencies if it is a device they know that you have and they become curious about something that is not simply a "normal" cell phone or small computing device. It seems best to just live with their local laws and try not to counteract them because otherwise there is a high risk of winding up in a very bad prison or similar situation and maybe no way for your own country to get you out of trouble.

more than 3 years ago
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Windows Phone 7 To Get Multi-Tasking, IE9, Xbox Integration

jkeelsnc Multitasking (266 comments)

I fail to see how this is informative. My droid phone multitasks to one's heart delight without even thinking about it. And even IOS doesn't allow full multitasking all the time. The downside with the multitasking in android is reduced battery life at times. However, it is a tradeoff I am willing to make. I can switch between apps at will and no problem. :) I am sure WP7 is pretty good. Still, I will stick with android for now. :) Multitasking is nothing new. These are the not the droids you are looking for. Move along. Move along.

more than 3 years ago
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Obama's Goal: 98% of US Covered By 4G

jkeelsnc Good idea? Maybe, maybe not (324 comments)

I have mixed feelings about this. First of all the government cannot really afford to be doing overarching things like this right now. Is having LTE everywhere important? Yes, I think it is. Can the government afford to fund it for the carriers? NO. There needs to be a massive contraction in spending right now including on the defense budget. I think that given enough time that LTE will probably get close to the government mandate of 98% coverage. It might take longer but it will get there. I only wish that mobile wireless wasn't so darn expensive and limited. 3g is not that specacular. REAL 4g (as in LTE) is pretty good but it is still going to have capacity issues compared to cable and DSL. I think it makes sense for rural areas where telecoms cannot afford to wire every neighborhood or home with fiber. And when I mean REAL 4g I don't mean T-mobile's or ATT's "4G Like" HSPA+ system. It is fine on its own but it is not 4G and should not be marketed as such. It is rather misleading I think.

more than 3 years ago
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Obama Calling For $53B For High Speed Rail

jkeelsnc Re:Stupid Idea (1026 comments)

How in the H did this post get rated up to 3 for insightful. This is not an insightful post. In fact, it is exactly the kind of uninformed opinion about high speed rail in the US that prevents it from being possible. Now personally, I don't think we should do it right now mainly because we can't afford it. But more dangerous than an airplane? You don't know what you are talking about at all. Not trying to be offensive but you don't. Rail is very safe and even safer than flying statistically. IN fact, if you look at the safety record for the TGV in France you will see that they have had ZERO fatalities in its operation over the last 34 years or so of operation. There have been a few derailments but not many. Find out the facts before you open your mouth. The shinkansen in Japan has a similar safety record. The ICE trains in germany have been a little less safe but only because of stupid things like a recent accident where a sheep herd managed to break out into a tunnel which caused an ICE train to have a massive train wreck. But even then that is amazingly the exception and not the norm. Even then, I am not aware of any deaths from the accident. To some extent its true about train stations in some cities. But in NYC? Are you kidding. Of course the subway goes to the train station. I don't know about other cities. I will only comment on what I know. But unsafe? Hardly. MUCH, MUCH safer than flying actually. Although, flying really is not unsafe either. Just like to clear up some things that aren't even half truths about high speed rail but rather total untruths.

more than 3 years ago
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The Microsoft High-Profile Exodus Continues

jkeelsnc Mobile and Cloud paradigm shift (331 comments)

None of this is surprising. Windows 7 is pretty good and so is office. But these are not the paradigms of the future. Mobile and cloud computing together are the future. I think that the Meteoric rise of Android proves it. As well as the continued popularity of the Iphone and other mobile devices. I think the Ipad's success proves it as well. M$ has barely shown up lately for the mobile space. WP7 is decent but it doesn't have all the details and functions of the Iphone and Android. It amazes me how Android has barely existed for a little over a year (at least in the minds of consumers) and it is already a platform that is sophisticated, (relatively) easy to use, and has a large market full of usefull apps. Only the Iphone rivals it. And vice versa. Blackberry also has stagnated lately. The deal in the mobile space is Apple Ipad, Iphone, Android phones, and with honeycomb you can include Android tablets. Google is not going away in this space and certainly not Apple. Both have been visionary and innovative while M$ continued to rely on their desktop and corporate server Hegemony to live in lala land and hope for continued automatic replacement and upgrade sales for Windows and Office. They can no longer guarantee this market anymore. It is changing fast and M$ is asleep at the wheel. Interestingly enough, Linux has actually pushed forward into the consumer space in some forrm (finally) I mean this in the form of android. Now I wonder what is going to happen with intel? I mean they are not going away right away. But really they need to come up with something better than ATOM in the mobile space if they want to survive. I don't understand why they sold off their ARM division and products anyway. Especially now that ARM is growing in the mobile space and even the slumbering giant in Redmond has realized that the next version of windows will need to run on the ARM architecture.

more than 3 years ago

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