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Comment: Only had one call and laughed... (Score 2) 129

by EzInKy (#48424187) Attached to: Court Shuts Down Alleged $120M Tech Support Scam his ear. He said a problem was detected on my Window's computer. Being every box in my house is running one Linux distro or another I had a problem picking myself up off the floor. Just think of how many people would fall for these scams if everyone really had Window's on some device in their house.

+ - 5 year old passed Microsoft Certified Professional

Submitted by EzInKy
EzInKy (115248) writes "The BBC has this heartwarming story about a five year old British boy who is the youngest Microsoft Certified Professional.

He told the BBC he found the exam difficult but enjoyable, and hopes to set up a UK-based tech hub one day.

"There were multiple choice questions, drag and drop questions, hotspot questions and scenario-based questions," he told the BBC Asian Network.

"The hardest challenge was explaining the language of the test to a five-year-old. But he seemed to pick it up and has a very good memory," explained Ayan's father Asim.

Ayan says he hopes to launch a UK-based IT hub similar to America's Silicon Valley one day, which he intends to call E-Valley."

Comment: Off topic (Score 1) 706

by EzInKy (#48356325) Attached to: President Obama Backs Regulation of Broadband As a Utility

I know people that relocated to Florida that still have 612 area codes on the cell phones and the only problems they run into are old farts who think they're not "local" because they have a non-local area code.

Area code is one of the very few ways people not wanting to talk to people they don't know have of screening their calls. It is ridiculous that you need a white list just to answer the phone anymore. Caller ID really needs to be fixed, and I'd support regulation requiring jail time for anyone spoofing it.

Comment: I smoke, I drink, and I'm... (Score 1) 187

by EzInKy (#48332445) Attached to: I expect to be conventionally alive ...

....realistic. I've also shagged a few questionable women in my time and since I'll be 56 this year and being realistic about my past and current behaviors I know I have little hope of surviving another ten years. I'm already planning on applying for Social Security when I'm 62 to get what little I can back from the system I've been paying into for the last 40 years.

Comment: China, mankind's last hope? (Score 2) 109

by EzInKy (#48285821) Attached to: China Completes Its First Lunar Return Mission

The rest of the world seems to have become so risk adverse and cost focused that it is very doubtful any significant space exploration will be forthcomming in the near future. Perhaps what little communal pride is left in China will help spur exploration for explorations sake, and not just the pursuit of profit?

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