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Comment Re:I have an idea (Score 1) 121 121

Actually, although probably worded a bit on the extreme side. You do have some good points.
- Windows 8 was a poor design, but it was better than Windows 7.
- Software as a service is something that I too am completely annoyed with.
- UEFI is to this day a uniquely HORRIBLE concept, and I'm surprised the government hasn't stepped in on this one.
- H1B worker expansion is a complete joke, I think Congress is finally waking up to this inescapable fact. But then they never cease to astound me with their stupidity.
- Yearly new Windows is a lame way of milking the cow I suppose.

The one point that I may disagree is the toughscreen issue. Personally I think Microsoft totally dropped the ball on this. As a long time computer user, I personally want as many ways as possible to interface with the computer. With my tablet (which I carry everywhere) the touchscreen is my primary interface. However I do get frustrated with said touchscreen and do say "oh heck just give me a real computer" when I need to do a lot of typing or manipulating. So I guess I kind of do agree with you on that point.

Comment Food for thought (Score 2) 121 121

Ok, so NOBODY ever leaves a position of power and/or authority of their own will. History is replete with a plethora of examples of this. The only way people leave positions of power is by force. Usually arrest, assassination, or execution. So WHO has enough power to force these MICROSOFT executives to leave? I find the explanation that they did so of their own free will not supported by history. I'm also quite aware that they will be paid handsomely to leave, but this is always just a front to make the appearance of an amicable separation. Please realize that Elop, unarguably, RUINED Nokia in order to get on the board of Microsoft. He left THOUSANDS of employees without jobs. So who has enough power to dethrone a person of this ruthless character?

Comment Global Warming is a complete joke. (Score 0) 497 497

Ok so the idiot US government is wasting time debating something completely aside from the point so that they don't have to deal with the real issue. Whether or not global warming is human caused is a dodge. Because IF global warming is affected by man the root problem is global population. It isn't what people are doing that is affecting the climate it's HOW MANY people that are doing it that IS affecting the climate. Human population growth is exponential. So the time to do something about population control has already come and gone. So attempting to do something about global warming is an object lesson in futility.

Comment executives are not interested in data retention. (Score 1) 124 124

Speaking from the viewpoint of someone high up in the echelon of LARGE U.S. corporation I.T. Middle management on up through top management are NOT even slightly interested in data retention. Primarily because it would incriminate them. AND I know this because I've had that conversation WITH upper management.

Comment awww and there was so much we taught them (Score 1) 329 329

Yes, over 4 of your former "provinces" have rebelled against you (SUCCESSFULLY I might add) but yet you continue down the same path of monarchy and corruption... I for one vote for NOT freeing you when you are (rightfully?) conquered again.

A right is not what someone gives you; it's what no one can take from you. -- Ramsey Clark

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