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Comment Re:If you think Windows is bad (Score 1) 310 310

Perhaps that's the deal Microsoft intends to offer to its customers with Windows 10. I don't believe either one is an acceptable approach. For sure, you can always say to the customer, let me control everything in exchange I will guarantee you a more secure platform. Even if it is not true, it is very unlikely next door guy will notice.

Comment Re:no (Score 1) 257 257

There will not be any Windows 11 or higher. Windows 10 is the final version of Windows. Everything else will be delivered as added features and patches. That is the last major upgrade of Windows you will ever have to do. On my side, at work, they are still running Windows XP on many of our workstations in the field and they are just starting the process to migrate them to Windows 7. New workstations are all Windows 7. So, I guess I will grow old before I will see Windows 10 in my workplace. However, I will soon upgrade one of my machines, the only one with Windows, from Windows 7 to Windows 10. I just wonder if the Keil uvision IDE version 4.74 and 5.x are running properly on Windows 10. That is the only reason I have a Windows workstation at home.

Comment Re:Yeah, be a man! (Score 1) 590 590

Why would someone wants to kill him in Russia right now? There is no reason for that, even the USA govt has no interest in such a thing. They don't want to make him a suffering hero or a martyr. He is no longer a threat anyway. He released all the information he had, he has no more to release and any more value to anyone. The only very thing the USA govt wants, is a trial where they can prove their point. Even the sentence is not really important here as long as they prove their point.

Comment Re: Whistle blower (Score 1) 590 590

Exactly and this is the reason he has not chance to win a trial. He is actually guilty for leaking these documents which have nothing to do with what most people credit him and admire him. He did a lot of wrongs beside the goods. So, the White House is coherent, if you, Edward Snowden believe you have not done anything wrong come back and let us have a trial to see. If you think otherwise, stay away.

Comment Re:Whistle blower (Score 0) 590 590

No, Snowden is up there with Ben Franklin and the like. People who resisted their government at the very highest levels, people who would have hanged for their activities if they'd allowed themselves to get caught.

The funny about the US is that is was founded on terrorism. It was owned by the King of England, and the terrorists rose up and defeated him. How is Snowden any different? The US govt is now playing the role of the King of England, and he is playing the great American Hero. Where are his supporters who will happily fight and die along side him? Nah too hard, what are the Kardashians up to this week?

Pretty lame comparison. The King of England was representing an absolutist regime while the current USA govt is a democratic regime, this is a huge difference. You basically defeat a democratic regime by voting. So far, the democratic regime don't want Snowden to win because there are serious drawbacks in the way he acted that jeopardize the democratic regime itself. What do you replace a democratic regime by? A totalitarian regime? You are left with no options here. You cannot defeat a democratic regime like the patriots did in 1776.

Comment Re:Amazon doesn't understand helicopters (Score 1) 142 142

I don't believe the problem here is with the aviation regulation regime, the hobby quadcopters (I hate the terminology drone because a drone can be anything remote controlled and we are actually talking about quad-,octo-copters here. Also, future quadcopters may not be remote controlled. So, talking about drones here is not really appropriate) aren't advanced enough yet to cope with any regulations that may be put in place and have the required safeguards.

What about first demonstrate the quadcopters can and may respect any regulation and it can be enforced? From this point, the aviation regulation body will be more open to not restrict the usage up to a point it is confined to specific and delimited geographic areas.

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