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Ken Starks
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Attended Arizona State University
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One of my favorite writers, +glyn moody; brings up a good point and it's worth the read.  But there's another issue...even when a user becomes fully cognizant of how bad Windows can be, they still cling to using it.  The "I have to use it for work" folks get a pass here.  This rarely applies to them.

This is probably a completely politically incorrect statement, but I'm going to share it anyway because...uh, let's see...where did I put that reason.....

Oh yeah,  Here it is.  I remember now.

I don't care.

A good number of my clients still refuse to use Linux, even as a dual boot solution or when I have provided them a fully-functioning Windows system via Virtualbox.  It dawned on me a while back that a lot of these people displayed hints of abused person syndrome.  

The denial, the "hope they will change" reason to stay, even the fruitless intervention by friends.

In my experience, the pain threshold for these people is extremely high.  So whether it was a good comparison or not, that's the way I've interpreted it for the past few years.
 
Can You Trust #Microsoft With Your Company Secrets? - http://bit.ly/16J4j2R warning: may contain rhetorical questions #NSA #encryption
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 If you strike me down, I shall become more powerful than you could possibly imagine.
 
Dec. 7, 1999: RIAA Sues Napster - http://bit.ly/WPCz89 imagine if they had worked with #napster back then...
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Prometheus Goes Digital.
9 year old Zach Minton sits in front of the newly-placed computer in the living room.  The small 4 room apartment doesn't have a family r...
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In cases like this, I am glad to be proven wrong.  It's good to see FB users standing up for what few rights they have left.  Am in the middle of re-downloading some of the pics I've posted there over the years.  Some of them only dwell in my FB account.  Once that is done, so am I.  I simply cannot justify using FB anymore.  If I need to talk to friends and family, we can use email.  

http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-57559890-93/instagram-apologizes-to-users-we-wont-sell-your-photos/
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Or use Google+. :)
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So how does someone go from being a Journeyman Carpenter to writing his own Linux distro? 
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Directs, administrates and does field work for Reglue.org
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    Director, 2005 - present
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Taylor Texas
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Coos Bay Oregon - Phoenix Arizona - Bamberg Germany - Bisbee Arizona - Alexandria Louisiana - Luxembourg - Austin Texas - Villa Grove Illinois - Labrador - Tongduchon Korea - Diablo Panama - Chicago Illinios - Missoula Montana - Malta
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A child's exposure to technology should never be predicated on the ability to afford it.
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Works as the founding director of Reglue, formally The HeliOS Project.  Reglue accepts broken or decommissioned computers, upgrades them, then gives them to children who would not normally be able to afford one.

Reglue, formally The HeliOS Project has been doing this since 2005
http://www.reglue.org
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To date, my organization has provided over 1500 Linux-powered computers to financially disadvantaged kids throughout Central Texas
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  • Arizona State University
    Psychology
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