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

maestroX Re:Let me get this right (826 comments)

How can a sales tax be progressive?

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

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

maestroX Re:Ok, but (576 comments)

Use the Spores Luke, the Spores.

about two weeks ago
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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!
--
Linus

about two weeks ago
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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 two weeks ago
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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 two weeks ago
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New OS X Backdoor Malware Roping Macs Into Botnet

maestroX Re:Quite useless article (172 comments)

Mac?
Windows 7 is simply Microsoft's best operating system ever. Mac fanboys should worry and circle together in defensive posture.
[203.0.113.201, 198.51.100.2, 169.254.1.19, 172.16.1.2, 203.2.11.2,]

about three weeks ago
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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 three weeks ago
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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 three weeks ago
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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 three weeks ago
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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
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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
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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 a month ago
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Hidden Obstacles For Delivery Drones

maestroX Re:What problem does this solve, again? (215 comments)

I realize one could rob any courier service, but with drones it's going to be dead-simple unless they start building in all kinds of security measures but thus limiting the capacity/range/... of the machine.

Blackwater postal services delivering world-wide?

about a month and a half ago
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Anand Lal Shimpi Retires From AnandTech

maestroX Thanks for all the fish (152 comments)

just had this inner light moment .. (__)_(._.)__(_^_)_m(__)m m(_ _)m

about 1 month ago
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America 'Has Become a War Zone'

maestroX Re:War of government against people? (875 comments)

And not just a little. FAR safer.

Increasing guns per capita safer? Sounds more like doomsday prepping to me

about 4 months ago
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The 69 Words GM Employees Can Never Say

maestroX 70th word (373 comments)

bankrupt.
Only made it because General Motors is actually 2 words.

about 5 months ago

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