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Comment: Re:Where do you draw the line? (Score 1) 645

by FictionPimp (#46682545) Attached to: Should Microsoft Be Required To Extend Support For Windows XP?

It will be interesting to see how that plays out. My car today is more computer than car. Sure I can get replacement parts, but who is going to be upgrading the communication system with new maps? Who will fix that ECU bug that the manufacturer missed before EOL?

The only way 3rd parties will be able to fix the computer components of my car is to replace them, just like the suggested solution to using windows xp...

Comment: Re:What's the point of this? (Score 4, Insightful) 117

by FictionPimp (#46365057) Attached to: Agbogbloshie: The World's Largest e-Waste Dump

It could inspire us to support companies that actually do recycling rather than dumping. It could inspire you to pay to recycle your phone rather than toss it in the trash. It could inspire you to push for consumer options that create less e-waste. It could inspire you to donate to a research project or start one to find a industrial use for e-waste.

It could even just be simply to inform you that people are suffering because of greed. News does not always need you to take action. Sometimes its purpose is just to inform.

Comment: Re:Allow it... (Score 1) 340

by FictionPimp (#45989563) Attached to: Americans To FCC Chair: No Cell Calls On Planes, Please

As there is no technical reason not to, the FCC should allow cell phone usage on planes. Then the companies can make the decision if they want to allow cell phone use on their planes. This is called free market. In this way americans that want cell phones on planes can pick carriers who allow it, and those of us who do not can do the same.

Comment: Re:Interface wise can it get worst? (Score 1) 1009

by FictionPimp (#45942145) Attached to: Windows 9 Already? Apparently, Yes.

I like windows 8, and surprisingly my complaint with 8.1 is the irremovable start button (I'm a keyboard guy). However I have yet to find a use for metro apps. None of them are useful or worth while and there are always better 'real' applications.

The only advantage to metro would be for simple small touch devices, a desktop/laptop is not that.

Comment: Re:Resetting passwords not that easy. (Score 1) 381

by FictionPimp (#45896901) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: How To Protect Your Passwords From Amnesia?

But those are not 'my' passwords.

At my last job I had an envelope that contained "essential" accounts. These were root accounts, licensing accounts w/ vendors, and passwords for infrastructure that didn't allow for multiple users. This was locked in my desk. If I was to die (or when I quit) it was trivial for my boss to get this and give it to the person taking over my responsibilities.

My passwords however (AD, Unix systems, email, etc) were never given to him. Those are not his to have. They are his to change after I'm gone.

Comment: Re:Bullshit (Score 1) 193

I'd go as high as 10 USD a month for HBO. But honestly the value of netflix at 8 USD a month is growing to a point where I'm not even sure on that. For 8 bucks a month I get tons of old content and a growing amount of really good original content. Where as netflix has tons of stuff for me to watch, HBO only has a few shows I'd really care about seeing. Maybe a Pay per show/season would be a better approach.

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