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Comment: Microsoft Marketing, Money & Subscriptions (Score 2) 567

by BoRegardless (#48868593) Attached to: Microsoft Reveals Windows 10 Will Be a Free Upgrade

Used to be computers were replaced every year or two and at most 3, giving Microsoft a short turnaround in selling Windows for continual income.

With hardware being more reliable and in more of a limited set of new features, people don't need to upgrade as often and MS sees their OS income in long term decline.

Anyone who tells me Microsoft is not moving toward yearly subscriptions is doing spin.

Comment: Trends versus Data Points (Score -1, Troll) 357

by BoRegardless (#48833701) Attached to: NASA, NOAA: 2014 Was the Warmest Year In the Modern Record

Earths climate should be properly accounted over centuries and millenia and not decades in order to be statistically significant.

Statistically, decades are not a valid set of data points. People using such information are attempting political acts and not proper long term scientific work.

Earth's weather is almost entirely determined by Solar activity (or lack of same in the Maunder Minimum) and large volcanic eruptions. Krakatoa is the last big eruption which caused a large drop in northern hemisphere temperatures as I recall.

Heard that the next Space Shuttle is supposed to carry several Guernsey cows? It's gonna be the herd shot 'round the world.