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Comment Re:They did it to themselves (Score 1) 221

The primary cost in repair is labor.
There is no such thing as a 10 minute repair. It can take that long to unpack the box it's shipped in. More like 2 hours. Add to that all of the other people involved, receiving, shipping, etc.
$60 part, $200 in labor and ancillary costs. And it's a business, they want to make a profit. You're at $300.

Comment Terrible Idea (Score -1, Troll) 221

Get a clue. If a state makes a law that anyone can get access to repair parts and manuals the manufacturer will close all authorized service in that state. Require shipping the device out of state for repair. They could go as far as requiring shipping out of the US for repair. And, once out of warranty offer NO repair.
This won't help. It can only harm.
It sucks having to deal with authorized service. But a big reason why authorized service started was 3rd party service was a rip off. Companies went to time and expense to set up a service system. It's expensive.
I'm not making this up. I bought something. It stopped working. It had to be shipped to China for warranty repair. It wasn't expensive and I threw it out. Lesson learned.

Comment Re:BS title - actually, probably true (Score 5, Insightful) 137

Stratus are an old school redundant parallel architecture. You can take a node off line without taking the system down. Beyond that multiple levels of redundancy with components. Portions of the system have certainly been taken down, but the system as a whole kept running.
No one would consider that kind of architecture now; much too expensive, when other solutions are available now. The key word in the previous sentence is "now". Probably not an ad for Stratus, they don't really exist anymore.
The equivalent now is a server farm. There are systems (server farms) that have been running for over a decade.

Comment The User is responsible for open sourse software (Score 5, Interesting) 114

Software liability is not new. Its use in automobiles is.
If you download, compile (or trust some 3rd party build), and use you are responsible.
If your self driving car, using open source software, is in an accident, you are responsible. There is no responsible 3rd party.
This is old law.

This is the meaning of use at your own risk.
Accept it, or don't use it.

Submission + - An interesting thing happened modding /. today (

chromaexcursion writes: Going through the responses I came upon an interesting post, that had been modded down to -1 as flamebait. I totally disagreed. I modded it up as insightful. Obviously others agreed.

Re:Thank you, Pres. Trump, for putting America fir (Score:4, Insightful)
  by eepok ( 545733 ) Alter Relationship on Friday January 20, 2017 @07:35PM (#53708333) Homepage

There is a reason to mod at -1.

Comment If they want cream, it need to be 120k (Score 1) 540

I've spent a lot of time fixing other people's code.
I've spent too much time throwing out off shored code. Just worthless.
I've had offshore teams coding for me. Asia fails. China, India, never got it right.
I had a team in Hungry, they were good. Not great, I said don't and one did it anyway. Language issues ...

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