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Comment Re: Vietnam (Score 2) 282

Well, that's the difference between winning the war and winning the peace.

The choice after the Civil War was either Reconstruction, on VERY generous terms, or risk insurgency and partisan actions for generations.

See also the end of WW1 versus the end of WW2.

Comment Re:ADVERTISING (Score 1) 198

They want to control your network. They want to inject advertising into everything you do. They want you to have no choice but to use DNS servers they control.

That was just about my first thought too: "what are the odds this will have/allow something like Privoxy to do ad-filtering?" To be fair, I haven't bothered installing that on my own firewall just yet (relying on ABP and Ghostery for now), but it's on the to-do list - and having seen recent upturns in ad-blocking usage lately, I'm absolutely certain Google will have noticed that upturn too, and strongly suspect it's a factor in any move like this. (It's also interesting to note that Apple have just added support for ad-blocking in Safari without jailbreaking to iOS 9 - probably not something welcomed in Mountain View!)

Comment Re:Input output (Score 2) 380

Funny, so many developers/coders here, and yet they forget ye old addage 'garbage in, garbage out', or another way, if input > output, guess what happens?

So, if the only thing that matters to get the desired output is to use the correct input, and the platform itself is irrelevant, then a Commodore 64 is sufficient for all computing needs, right?

Or, in more modern terms, there's no need for Linux, or any other OS for that matter. After all, the 'genetics' or 'metabolism' of the platform is irrelevant. As long as you give Windows good data, you'll get proper output.

Comment Re:"You have to upgrade NOW, or you are losing mon (Score 1) 4

How do you mean that? You expect 10 to become better? Upgrading to 10 also means you give Microsoft free reign over your computer. With 7/8(.1) you had at least a certain level of control.

Basically, the best way is to upgrade and then rollback. That secures your "free" upgrade and you can continue to use whatever you like.

Comment Re: As much as possible (Score 2) 350

Have you looked recently? My Dell XPS 15 L502x, that I bought a few years ago on sale for 525â can take 16GB. We bought three of these and we all upgraded from the stock 4GB to 16GB because RAM prices were at an all time low. I can't believe modern laptops take less....

Comment Re:Watch out (Score 1) 158

to think instead of skynet launching a nuclear strike, the instead will make our fridges burn out, tie up our comm networks, say they're obsolete every 18 months, make our toast have colored sprinkles when we ordered them plain, and will refuse to accept our credit cards because we didn't entire the pin number fast enough. oh yeah, and a few more rads of exposure every 18 months as they invent new standards of communication.

Comment windows 10 is kinda rough yet. (Score 1) 2

so far i've migrated all the windows machines i have left. it repeatedly 'refreshes' the icons. like as if it was looking for updated applications every 2 minutes. it took away a few programs on the machines i installed it to, but i don't use them anyway so i'm not worried about that. the machines it did that on have more software than what i actually use anyways. but yeah it feels very early and rushed attempt at making an os. the new menu is nice, performance is better than 7 and 8.1 but load time went up significantly. i have not had the driver issues others have complained about, and for multiple screens it now defaults to having a start menu on every display, which before you had to manually add one then drag it to the desktop without a task bar/menu bar.

Comment Re:Where's the rest of the questions? (Score 1) 38

Half the fun of Munchkin is specifically fucking with the other players. I don't know if that would translate over to the digital realm.

For example, you can feel free to cheat horrible, break all the rules, as long as nobody calls you on it. I'm not sure how you'd translate that to a digital format.

The more cordial the buyer's secretary, the greater the odds that the competition already has the order.

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