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Comment How can these people not know how to handle PR? (Score 1) 194

If people are taking active measures to hide your ads (going as far as paying for an adblocker!), then maybe you should review how your website handle this.
Litigating in this case can only do harm; best case scenario they win, and (app store) adblockers get removed. Who's gonna say "hey, I wanted an adblocker, but this company sued them out of existence, so I'll keep using their services"? In the end, will they sue people for not going to their site anymore after pissing them off?

Comment There is a group policy that may be useful (Score 1) 374

Last night I was disabling the reboot-after-update thing in windows group policy editor, and I noticed an item that can be enabled saying roughly "Turn off the upgrade to the most recent version of windows through windows update".
I don't remember seeing this one discussed much around the tubes, but now it might come in handy (if it does what it says).

Comment Re:Clarification? (Score 1) 106

Beyond other replies about a driver having privilege to do whatever it want (for obvious reasons), the fact that TrueCrypt needed a driver in the first place is part of the issue. It would be nice to have an interface to provide custom filesystems that could run in userspace. On windows, of course; that exists on other OS.

Comment Re:That was easy (Score 1) 867

That's the situation that is changing, fast. Along with a lot of indie titles, some (granted, not most) recent AAA titles also have Linux support. I'd give Arkham Knight as an example, but seeing how the windows release has gone I'd rather cite Borderlands, Witcher3 and Valve games, along with X-Com.

For someone that can "only" play a few hours a week, Windows is already not a requirement anymore.

Comment Maybe they should try to respect their customer (Score 1) 35

If nvidia hopes to sell me anything, they better start by not voluntarily crippling their own software the moment it detect some competitor hardware.
If I want to put both an AMD and an NVidia graphic card in my computer, I should be able to use the NVidia card to its full extent. Instead, they disable some of their proprietary technology in this situation (namely PhysX), with the official answer being "you can't have both running at the same time" and then never answering back.
Guess what? Yes I can have PhysX running on the NVidia GPU while plugging my display on the AMD one. A small unofficial patch makes this work perfectly fine. And even if that wasn't perfectly fine, a disclaimer saying that this configuration is not supported would do no harm.
With this in mind, I'm not going to trust anything they say or buy anything they were seriously involved with. They want people like me to buy their hardware? They should stop screwing their current customers first.

Comment Why not make a legacy NPAPI support plugin? (Score 1) 208

Okay, I'm saying this with almost no knowledge of the fundamental differences between npapi and pepper, but wouldn't it be possible to write a pepper plugin that implement npapi, and can load "legacy" plugins?
Sure, it might be some work, but I have the feeling that a handful of people would be hapy to help maintain this. Of course, the best solution would be to move on and adopt a new standard, but that won't happen as long as there is a possibility to use another browser/use an old version of the browser... That's why there were some IE6 live for so long :(

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