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Comment: Re:Still will cost around $100 for an OEM license (Score 1) 570

by Danathar (#48868423) Attached to: Microsoft Reveals Windows 10 Will Be a Free Upgrade

Oh I don't disagree with your analysis, it's just that from a revenue perspective MS really does not NEED to charge $100 to home builders. It's a pittance to their bottom line and would generate some nice karma from the home enthusiast build your own PC crowd.

Yes, my home rig runs Linux, but if I could get Windows for cheap or free I'd load it and use it on occasion when the need appears (some specific game or whatever).

Right now though, between browser and Steam I can't think of WHY I need to shell out $100 for Windows. I'm not a heavy shooter gamer and the longer time goes on the games I do like (Like wasteland 2) are available.

Comment: Still will cost around $100 for an OEM license (Score 2) 570

by Danathar (#48867697) Attached to: Microsoft Reveals Windows 10 Will Be a Free Upgrade

If you are building a home PC, it's still going to cost you around $100 for the software. Big OEM producers, current license holders get to upgrade or install for free.

But screw you home builders. Pay the tax to join the club. No free OS for you. Once you are "in" THEN you can upgrade for free.

Comment: Helmets with Sensors (Score 5, Interesting) 233

by Danathar (#48492997) Attached to: Football Concussion Lawsuits Start To Hit High Schools

I know it's being tried at some colleges and high schools, but it would not surprise me if mandatory sensors that communicate to central monitoring station at games and practices are required in the future.

I'd imagine that a threshold of G's and number of times during play time or practice will require the player to sit out for a period of time or for the game/practice.

Only a matter of time.

Comment: Would this apply to Paid peering? (Score 1) 706

by Danathar (#48351905) Attached to: President Obama Backs Regulation of Broadband As a Utility

Would this apply to Paid peering agreements? Or Just settlement free connections?

What is the "core" of the internet (as he described)?

Not that I'm against the idea, but I want to know what exactly it means? It seems incredibly hard to find specific definitions of how and where rules would be applied.

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