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Egon Rath
Works at Upper Austrian Government
Attends University of Hagen
Lived in Steyr, Austria
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One reason why i still own a old PC running DOS. Derive 4.11 from 1996. I'm so used to it that i resist using anything else. Even the Windows version isn't comparable when it comes to usability.
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This is going to be one of our next big challenges. With every device added there's a new attack vector to exploit.

And this time, these devices control more sensitive data and machines than Windows XP previously. 
Bitcoin miners and DDoS apps are targeting a new crop of low-hanging fruit.
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It's probably not legal because the governments can't control it.
Attorney and former IRS-man explains 3 major regulations facing Bitcoin.
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It's always a bad idea to block internet access to restrict people from sharing their opinion. Even more if you are a unloved Politican. I'm curious how things will turn out there.
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Even if it sounds like a good idea, personally i think it has a few drawbacks too.
- My personal experience thought me that using a gadget for learning (e.g. reading on the iPad) makes me less learning because i have the whole world at hands and are easily disturbed.
- What happens to your Books after you finished the class? Do you still have access to them? What about a few years in the future? I still use my almost 20 year old schoolbooks from time to time to read about something i forgotten.
- What about annotations? Sure, it's a device question but didn't you wrote some additional information into your plain old textbook?
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Simply spoken i don't get it. Why is everyone complaining about Windows 8? It's the logical evolution of a system with uncountable improvements under the hood. Everyone mournes about the Modern UI which is barely visible if you don't like it. And if you just use it as a replacement for the start menu it's even cleaner to use IMHO.

Personally i think it's a human problem - generally we don't like changes, and if something we are used to for more then 15 years (the desktop we are used to has been introduced with Windows 95 - in 1995). We want to continue the way we worked with the system. But why not introduce slight changes that eventually lead to a better user experience when you give it a chance?
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There pops a question to my mind: Why in the world would you sat down with your friends in the living room when you can Skype with them? #oculus   #vr  
Or: How an HDTV in 2034 could look as retro as a landline phone is today.
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I don't get what's the problem. There must be a way for connecting to the internal bus of the car for maintainance reasons. Other car vendors use some proprietary protocol, Tesla is using Ethernet. As long as it's not exposed to the public world with a wireless protocol - why not?
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I'm unsure if it's good or bad for Oculus. For sure we will see virtual Facebook Partys in the future.
Today, in somewhat of a surprise move, Facebook purchased virtual reality company Oculus VR. The purchase elicited visceral reactions from people dismayed..
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Screenshot of Ubuntu 14.04 with AmbianceZ Theme (code.google.com/p/ubuntu-ambiancez-theme)
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I don't get it why people are still using it. Let us be honest, there is only one reason why you should run XP these days: If you have an application you need which isn't supported on any other operating system.
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The people just need help to get to GNU/Linux. Help from others, help from companies, etc. It's a real watershed moment. A point at which Open technology has become available and viable to everyone. People just need a little guidance to get started.
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Just a Geek interested in most technical stuff - but with a bias toward CS, Physics and Math.

I am also a Free Software Advocate, trying the bring the spirit of this philosophy to the people's mind.

The majority of articles posted here are shared items from the news i read almost on a daily basis - feel free to share your opinon on them using the comment function.

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