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Comment: Human Nature (Score 1) 379

by Danathar (#48982607) Attached to: Confirmed: FCC Will Try To Regulate Internet Under Title II

Both A) And B) are populated by human beings.

Being in one or the other does not change basic human nature. Option A would only be the lesser of two evils if it were not also run by people.

If a Republican wins the White House with Republican Majorities what's to stop a newly appointed FCC chairman from using Title II to the advantage of Verizon and AT&T?

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.

... though his invention worked superbly -- his theory was a crock of sewage from beginning to end. -- Vernor Vinge, "The Peace War"