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Comment: Good! (Score 5, Insightful) 619

by DogDude (#47275427) Attached to: 2 US Senators Propose 12-Cent Gas Tax Increase

a. Gas is much too cheap in the US.
b. We need a lot of infrastructure work.

Of course, I'm sure we could afford to pave all of our roads with gold, have diamond-studded bike lanes, and solid titanium sidewalks if we didn't spend half our budget on wars, but hey, I'm not holding my breath. There's not as much room for corruption in building roads in this country as there is building roads in some 3rd world country that we bombed into oblivion.

Comment: Re:I don't understand (Score 1) 516

by DogDude (#47149185) Attached to: Microsoft Won't Bring Back the Start Menu Until 2015
Every decision that Microsoft makes affects nearly every human being in the modern world. Microsoft would not be the company they are today if they made changes with so little consideration.

it will not break any existing Windows functionality

You don't know that. There are much smarter people than you, at Microsoft, who know whether this statement is true or not.

Comment: Re:library e-books fail to work while adobe is dow (Score -1, Offtopic) 164

by DogDude (#47010011) Attached to: Adobe Creative Cloud Services Offline (Again?)
I tried to download some e-books from my library website, adobe digital editions is dead while this the authentication system is down, so can't get any e-books. And it's been more than a day without any explanation. Another disappointment courtesy DRM.

That's interesting. I wouldn't know because the books I get from my library are made from *paper* and don't ever have "downtime".

Comment: Software doesn't age (Score 0) 522

Software doesn't age. Hence all the angst (my own included) about having to throw away perfectly good Windows XP. I still use lots of old software, including Winamp, Textpad, and DVDShrink, just to name a few. Many people's obsession with the newest *thing* is really fucking stupid, in many cases (word processing being one of them).

After an instrument has been assembled, extra components will be found on the bench.