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Comment What Percentage (Score 3, Interesting) 30 30

This is Slashdot. Shouldn't the question be "What Percentage of your machines will you be installing Windows 10 on?"

I have machines that already have 8.1 that I will be updating, and machines with Windows 7 and XP that I won't be updating. In particular, my Asus Transformer (Windows Tablet) will be getting Windows 10 first because it's already an 80% touch based machine. (it has a keyboard dock with a touchpad, but is seldom used that way)

Comment Re:You just described SoylentNews. (Score 1) 500 500

"SoylentNews intends to be a source of journalism"

"Journalists" are the people who flunked out of Calculus, and couldn't get admitted to the English Department. So they transferred to J-School, where hanging out at the Lit Tables in the student union (No Nukes!, etc.) counts as homework.

Comment Re:Amazon doesn't understand helicopters (Score 1) 105 105

By 'Drone' Amazon means the equipment they hope to use to deliver product to their customers. However, if said product includes hobbyist drones or drone components, Amazon intends for the customers to not be allowed to do very much with said drones/components. Also, once they're delivering by 'drone' the cost of returning something to Amazon goes up, because the volume of point-to-point shipping that they don't have direct control of goes down.

Bezos wants it all. The guy looks creepier every time I see him in the news.

Comment Re:It's like encouraging everyone to become lawyer (Score 1) 285 285

So you're saying that if you're not in the ACM you shouldn't be able to make your tarball of source code available for download? Or are there going to be government stamps issued (presumably complex holograms) that need to be affixed to any software that people are allowed to run?

Obviously the equivalent is a cryographic boot manager. Do you work for Microsoft??

Comment Re:Hobby vs. profession (Score 1) 285 285

So are you saying small software publishers should be blocked from entry into the market by Government Regulatory Agencies, or are you saying Tort Law can sort it all out with time?

Because if it's the former, how did you wander into Slashdot?

We've all seen the hustle operation that Regulation brings.

Comment Re:the most moronic subject matter on slashdot (Score 1) 285 285

Look, even you can't just say marriage now, you have to preface it with heterosexual marriage or gay marriage.

Clearly you've missed the whole point of the 'gay marriage' movement, then. You only need to tack on a preface if there's something you're afraid of.

Comment Re:Yes. They have to at least understand (Score 1) 285 285

Anyone who can write software knows that, for example, electronic voting can be easily fixed.

This isn't meant as red-baiting, but Soviet Party members in 1930 knew that agriculture could be 'fixed' with their scientific methods. They just had to get those kulaks out of the way.

Be very wary of anybody who thinks 'the modern scientific method' has everything figured out, and we just need to put the right people in charge of everything.

A large number of installed systems work by fiat. That is, they work by being declared to work. -- Anatol Holt