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Comment Re:Yes, and similarly... (Score 1) 532

What you propose is preposterous, impractical and patently ridiculous. It should be blisteringly obvious that your suggestion should be amended to simply have each citizen marked with a tattoo of an identification number on the left forearm of each citizen.

Nothing fancy, but it does have the advantage of being indelible and attractive as well.

Comment Re:Ineffective? (Score 2) 170

Oh, my goodness! I can't even imagine the state of the populace's finger and toenails. Are there long lines and rations to use the services of the state-sponsored manicurists? Is there a National Policy to advise the glorious citizens as to what their nail states should aspire to be?

We must liberate this country of janky fingers, ingrown cuticles and hangnails in all haste!

God Bless

Comment Agree with Single-subject rule (Score 2) 166

How hard is it to define the scope at the start, then have all legislation following stay within those parameters?

I think any "lawmaker" that pulls these maneuverings - inserting legislation too far outside the intended scope of the bill - should be subject to censure, fines, and felony charges. The only defense would be to try to convince a bipartisan committee that you had a legitimate reason for injection, apart from bribes, handouts, contributions, kickbacks, and special favors of course.

If there are no penalties and no systems to steer the cows of Capitol Hill effectively, then the abuse will continue to run rampant.

Comment Re:Translation: (Score 1) 330

You may want to also consider Windows 10's increasingly heavy reliance on OneDrive (photos, music, backups) and MS cloud services for your phone, computer, tablet and refrigerator. As people are encouraged to use more space and dump more things online, they will quickly approach the new limits, and will hopefully buy more space from the convenient nag prompt that appears at 4.5 GB.

I've had a few free SkyDrive / OneDrive accounts for a while, and have gotten some bonus space via photo sync, reclaimed the extra 15 GB to counter the reduction to 7 GB, etc. So now they might be taking 10 GB away from me, in addition to the "Camera roll bonus" which is another 15 GB? I'm not sure what the final count will be... Possibly 15 GB out of currently 40 GB usable?

I didn't fill up their space, but it was nice knowing that was available to me. Oh, well. The last thing I bought from Microsoft was a force feedback Sidewinder wheel in 2000, so I'm hardly their target customer anyway.

At least I had the foresight to stock up on some free 50GB Box accounts during their various promotions. It's probably also time to figure out how to get OwnCloud running on the NAS, fighting Apache SSL and ports, rewrite rules, NAT, etc. For free, the external cloud services with paltry storage might work for important documents, frequent files, and current projects.

And the Chinese services give away 1TB for free to anyone with an email address. As long as you don't mind the Party admiring your photos and other collections stored there...

First it giveth, then it taketh away - QoTSA

Comment Re:Holy shit (Score 4, Interesting) 235

The only thing MojoKid (1002251) wrote for this submission was "Check out the demo. It's pretty impressive," while the rest was plagiarized from the "Hothardware" article written by Paul Lilly, who does seems to be breathlessly impressed by an internal demo of an unreviewed application.

I'm going to call this a formatting error and a sad omission of credit, because I refuse to believe that someone would shamelessly lift words that they hadn't written and posit them as their own. Maybe it's the editors' fault. In either case, it's sloppy posting and comes off as skeezy no matter what the excuse might be.

Hell, just submit the rest of the article next time - why bother linking to a source or crediting an original author?

Comment Re:Nostalgic for Windows 7? (Score 2) 640

Classic Shell is a brilliant piece of kit for certain, but I can't imagine any business or institution relying on it for all their forward-facing GUI. Typically problems like a broken GUI are something you require the vendor such as Microsoft to repair. So while I agree that Classic Shell deserves to be mentioned in response to most naysayers, it is not reasonable to expect a corporation or institution to install such a lovely and clever hack to tweak every Win 8 box, especially when it doesn't play with Group Policy and "support" is handled by one or two people - even though it is open source.

Comment Re:All security is illusory. (Score 1) 126

Please reference many years of comics culture and style that GP is emulating.

The repeated consonants or vowels, usually at the start of a sentence or thought, indicate heightened emotion--usually fear, trepidation, worry, or embarassment. The halting flow of the language is representative of those conditions, where the speaker's confidence is not sufficient to continue the strings of phonemes without retrying / restarting the word or phrase several times.

I hope this clears up your questions and possibly takes away some of your anti-stuttering bias. I feel better now too.

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