Most of the rest of the developed world and a decent chunk of the less developed world have better, cheaper broadband than the US. So actually a lot of people do have great internet. You just happen to live in a country that is unwilling to catch up to the rest of the world in that regard.
I suspect there's a line of code in the "assignModPoints" function that says something like
if(freaks.contains("pudge")) return 0;
I haven't gotten mod points in a long time either, though I suspect in my case that I had turned off the "willing to moderate" option when it existed in the user options, and unrelated to that pudge foed me at a later time.
It has indeed been around for a long time. Some years much, much better than others. Unfortunately, over time, things got much less subtle, and far too repetitive.
sudo hexdump -s 56 -e '"MSDM key: "
Now, it is true that there are pre-activated keys for OEMs disks like HP, Dell, etc.. At least for Windows 7 it was like that. They have so called SLP Keys (System Locked Pre-Installation Key) and they are not the same as the one printed on your Windows 7 machine. SLP keys only work on a certain range of machines, but also have the advantage as working like generic OEM DVDs. I've had this case where a Windows Vista machine (Vista Key sticker) from Dell and I used the a Windows 7 Dell OEM disk, and
Given that from Windows 8 on the licenses are embedded in the firmware, this is over.
Personally, I think reinstalling from scratch is always the right option. With decrapifying you might miss something, and if you're routined, you have a reinstallation done rather quickly. If you stick with big brand machines, getting drivers is no Herculean task any more. Back in the day, oh, yes, I remember... Hard to find, need to use shady places, take drivers from different machines and try to see whether they work. Today, it's "go to manufacturer website", download what is *missing* and use what Windows gives you as default drivers for all the rest, with the notable exception of the graphics card.
As a matter of fact, this can be done with Win 8(.1) too these days, even though I only did once: The laptop I am typing this on. Came with OEM Win 8, but I didn't want to use it, so I installed Ubuntu without making a backup of anything. Now, in order to secure the 10 license, I did a dd of the disk, installed Win 8 from the installation media I got from Microsoft and then upgraded to 10. After that, I did a dd in order to restore it to the original configuration. This way, should I want to give it away or sell it in a few years, I can give the future owner what they might want: Windows 10.
To get back to my point: Windows now provides usable installation media. No need for restore media, or hoping you find a OEM disk that works with your machine and key... There is now an official way, and that is the only positive thing that Windows 10 brought us.
Your Envy can be reinstalled from scratch if you are inclined to do so. Get the ISO here. Now, my personal opinion is that you're better off with staying with Linux, but don't kid yourself. You *can* have a clean Windows installation these days.
Thanks - appreciate it.
was it difficult to set up play on the fire? Does that give you hangouts, etc.?
My son's Nexus 7 just died and I've been considering a Fire to replace it but he uses hangouts to talk to his friends a lot.
Pretty much this. I don't understand why something that is already a cultural phenomenon world wide - watching people compete - is a mystery just because computers are involved.
Just logging in - I can read the site fine. Although it may be like a few have mentioned above - at the moment I can log in.
The myth that gas engines don't last long is alive in Europe. I am often confronted with unbelief when I tell them how old my car is an how much kilometres it has, My mechanic told me they once got the job to do a rebuild of an Audi RS4 engine (obviously, that's gas) and it turned out that the wear of the engine was pretty much negligible at over 400000km.
Highway only mileage is 7l/100km or 33mpg (used Google to convert: US gallon). Sure, this is much higher than my wifes Mini Diesel (07/2006, new. 1.4liter), which does 5l/100km (47mpg).
I'm really not sure if you can simply say "gas powered engines can't possibly be long lived"... I'm sure that you'll just yell "anecdote", but my car does exists and I'll drive it home tonight as I have done for the last 16 years.
The unusual activity stuff are done by Google and Facebook and co and are very annoying....
Old programmers never die, they just hit account block limit.