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Comment Re:The Microsoft key!!!! I've never used it...ever (Score 1) 689

On a keyboard that follows the Windows 104 key layout, it is the key that activates the same menu that is activated by a right-click of the mouse. One of the ancestor posts mentioned the Apple key and OSX that corresponds to the Windows logo key, but I'm not familiar enough with Apple keyboards to comment on them.

Comment Re:"Don't buy it yet" strategy (Score 3, Insightful) 170

Toxic vaporware is tried and true Microsoft strategy. The fact that this time it is being deployed against a product that is still mostly vapor is noteworthy, but the fact that the actual name of the product is vapor is just too much irony too ignore.

Comment Re:The Microsoft key!!!! I've never used it...ever (Score 3, Informative) 689

You will not take my context menu key until you pry it from my cold dead fingers. I use that thing constantly. Maybe I use applications that hide an inordinate amount of functionality under the context menu (including my own). I really try to avoid moving my hands from the keyboard to the mouse (and back) until I absolutely have to, so I'm all about keyboard shortcuts. The context menu key is a handy one, for me at least.

Comment Off-site (Score 1) 446

Once it leaves my home, I no longer fully control it, which is unacceptable.

Until it leaves your home, it's not really a backup, it's just another version. Finding a media to survive a fire is solving the wrong problem. The correct problem is to find a way for your data to survive a catastrophe that may or may not be of a type that you can guess before it happens, and the correct solution is off-site backups. Off-site does not imply cloud based, although cloud does qualify. A safe deposit box at a bank also works. Your grandmothers attic works. There are plenty of places that are outside your home but within your control.

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