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Comment Re:But... but? (Score 1) 172

You need an account to store favorites, and to follow channels via subscription. That's why I bother logging in. Also, it lets me keep that stupid auto-play feature disabled. I don't know why that defaults to enabled. I'm watching some video, maybe just listening to it from another tab, and the assumption is that I want to auto-play some randomly-similar video after that. No I don't, why assume I do? Being logged in keeps that thing off like it should be.

Comment Re:Wonder what microsoft paid for this? (Score 1) 472

Consider that the average person is not under the hood of their car every day randomly pulling on things. Consider that the average person is not attempting to perform surgery on themselves. Consider that the average person is not going around banging on all the pipes in their house and randomly turning valves. Consider that the average person doesn't go up to their breaker box with a big pair of scissors saying "What are all these wires doing? Do I need these?"

The average person should probably not even be touching a computer. Let computer people use them, the rest of the plebes can go back to paper where they could at least get work done without Facebook and YouTube.

Comment Re:Microsoft (Score 3, Insightful) 896

My favorite "security threat" found on my PC once was in a keygen. I think it was AVG that "identified" it as "harmful" due to being a keygen. The extended details said that the "threat" to my PC was that it would allow unauthorized use of software. Oooh, scary! Also, VirusTotal is awesome.

Comment Re:We're all mind readers (Score 1) 441

You have to ask? Anybody who has used iTunes knows that it is the very worst example of the type of program it is. Bar none. The interface is the slowest and clunkiest I've ever seen. Did they write it in BASIC or something? That said, I like my iPod Touch, and I like apps, so I need iTunes around to deal with it. And I hate every second I am in that program. The multitude of background services it requires is also laughable, and those stay disabled on my system until I need to make changes. Then they get disabled again immediately afterward. A portion of the apps I use are on the jailbreak side fortunately, so I can use other means to deal with those at least.

Comment Re:As someone who worked at Best Buy/Geek Squad... (Score 1) 504

Because you are incapable of dealing with support issues on your own? That's the only conceivable reason to ignore a potentially lower price. Best Buy doesn't make them, they just sell them. If you trust the brand, and the price is right, why would you pay more for the same piece of hardware somewhere else?

Comment Re:As someone who worked at Best Buy/Geek Squad... (Score 1) 504

It was a laptop apparently. Like you're really going to build your own, AC, or can you simply not read? For the right price, if I needed a laptop, I wouldn't have a problem with getting it at Best Buy. I certainly wouldn't be looking to them for any kind of support, but I also can't remember the last time I needed any.

Comment Re:Science Fiction? (Score 1) 782

It made me think more of Frank Herbert's "The Jesus Incident", "The Lazarus Effect", and "The Ascension Factor". The world is even called Pandora. It's very hostile and everything will kill you, and the kelp in the sea is sentient and interconnected around the whole planet. Alpha Centauri always reminded me of Pandora too. Actually some of it I am certain was directly ripped off from the books I mention.

Comment Re:Fat chance, but... (Score 1) 56

I was initially quite put off by the way they had the character out in front and off to one side, it drove me crazy. I put the game away after about 15 minutes of running into doorways and went off to other things. Then Ghostbusters came out, and forced me to get used to that style because I just couldn't put that game down until it was done. After that, I returned to Dead Space eagerly, and found it was easy to control and that I now actually like it that way. Dead Space 2 will find its way into my computer very easily when the time comes.

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