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Microsoft Losing the School Markets To iPads and Chromebooks

maestroX Re:Microsoft losing to the school what? (219 comments)

Anyone having issues related to the autistic spectrum will consume visual information (such as television, computer, or books) easier than hearing.

about two weeks ago

"Ambulance Drone" Prototype Unveiled In Holland

maestroX Re:People are the problem (82 comments)

Surely if people are the problem, defibrillation isn't going to help solve it.

about three weeks ago

Debate Over Systemd Exposes the Two Factions Tugging At Modern-day Linux

maestroX Re:Why not fork/wrap systemd to make it more sane? (863 comments)

Systemd is Lennart's interpretation of enforcing a micro kernel wannabe on top of a monolithic kernel.
Since I seem to have no vote, voice or choice in the matter, I use my feet.
Bye bye!

about three weeks ago

Bill Gates: Piketty's Attack on Income Inequality Is Right

maestroX Re:Let me get this right (839 comments)

How can a sales tax be progressive?

Easy. Mr Gates must pay ... 1 million for a toothbrush.

about a month ago

FBI Says It Will Hire No One Who Lies About Illegal Downloading

maestroX Re:Ok, but (580 comments)

Use the Spores Luke, the Spores.

about a month and a half ago

Lennart Poettering: Open Source Community "Quite a Sick Place To Be In"

maestroX Re:Tell me about it (993 comments)

Andrew, is that you?
My version is bigger!

about a month and a half ago

Lennart Poettering: Open Source Community "Quite a Sick Place To Be In"

maestroX Re:Get a clue... (993 comments)

But outside of there 3 exceptions, it's basically only people complaining and whining, and not much effort to actually avoid systemd and propose another alternative.

Systemd *has* been bullied into distributions, systemd *is* a bully to other parts of the system.
What response to bullies do you propose?

about a month and a half ago

GlaxoSmithKline Released 45 Liters of Live Polio Virus

maestroX Re:Let us not over react nor under react. (209 comments)

"Well, that employee violated our own established policy. It is her fault. Don't you think of touching my bonus!"

Bonus, rewards etc. are not within the reach and will be protected fiercely by stakeholders.
Isolate and jail.

about a month and a half ago

New OS X Backdoor Malware Roping Macs Into Botnet

maestroX Re:Quite useless article (172 comments)

Windows 7 is simply Microsoft's best operating system ever. Mac fanboys should worry and circle together in defensive posture.

about 1 month ago

Will Windows 10 Finally Address OS Decay?

maestroX Evidence (577 comments)

OS decay really impacted Windows XP performance, which can be reproduced by installing initial XP, SP1 and SP3 from CD.

  • IE6 notoriously slowed down browsing with large cache (>500Mb).
  • SP1 performance/stability issues with drivers, requiring more memory
  • SP3 requiring more memory still

This is without crapware, anti virus using only Microsoft drivers.

about 1 month ago

Microsoft's Asimov System To Monitor Users' Machines In Real Time

maestroX Re:"Rest assured, the data is going to be obscured (269 comments)

The issues around anonymizing your data and removing PII are taken very seriously. It's damn frustrating, because I often look over the data for user 234209342349 and think, "I wish I could email this guy and ask why the hell he is doing that".

Yess-s-s, of course you would ... *MU-HU-HA-HA-HA*

about 2 months ago

How To Find the Right Open Source Project To Get Involved With

maestroX Make sure the project wants you (57 comments)

I for one certainly appreciate your bash shellshock patches.

about 2 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Is iOS 8 a Pig?

maestroX Re:I have it on a 4S and it works great for me. (504 comments)

Wanted to add - if you have 1700+ pictures (like my wife).... your phone will bog down. Make sure you have the space on your phone. iPhones do notoriously get slow when they start running out of space.

Liked your wife on facebook. Honour me the pics!

about a month ago

Friendly Reminder: Do Not Place Your iPhone In a Microwave

maestroX Re:Also... (240 comments)

Motorcycle sticker: Do not get off while riding
(also: the wear helmet recommendation)

about a month ago

The Future According To Stanislaw Lem

maestroX Re:Maybe... (196 comments)

Or maybe they accidentally caught a broadcast of Idiocracy and just aren't into sequels...

about 2 months ago


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