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Comment: Re:Good news (Score 1) 85

by JohnFen (#46823993) Attached to: Parents' Privacy Concerns Kill 'Personalized Learning' Initiative

And how many of those people are OK with their kid's school automatically signing them up for Google or Microsoft account for their school domain then forcing all the work to be done in the online docs/whatever tools?

I don't know, but I would absolutely, and vocally object. And refuse to allow my child to comply.

Comment: Re:Trolling? (Score 1) 270

by JohnFen (#46728879) Attached to: The New 'One Microsoft' Is Finally Poised For the Future

Microsoft *thought* the desktop should lean toward touch. They seem to have revised their opinion on that.

Or so they claim. I haven't seen much real evidence of that, though. Win 8.1.1 threw a couple of small bones in that direction, but those changes were pretty weak sauce. Perhaps Win 9 will show something more substantial.

Comment: Re:I don't understand the anger (Score 1) 641

by JohnFen (#46699581) Attached to: Meet the Diehards Who Refuse To Move On From Windows XP

there are legions of old infected machines that are a nuisance to everyone, making botnets and spamnets and other malware infection injectors.

Yes, and there are also legions of new infected machines doing the same thing. Yet I don't see the same kind of anger about people using those operating systems.

Comment: Re:Sort It. (Score 1) 142

by JohnFen (#46634809) Attached to: The Inside Story of Gmail On Its Tenth Anniversary

I sort like this frequently (I use a real mailreader, not gmail). My use case is that I find it useful to bunch together all of the emails from a certain person or with a certain subject, in chronological order. It often makes it much easier to find the exact email I'm looking for.

I know that I just said that my use case is that I find it useful. But, really, that's plenty enough justification.

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