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Comment: Re: Short sighted (Score 1) 228

by LinuxLuver (#48601981) Attached to: Forbes Blasts Latests Windows 7 Patch as Malware
I generally live software updates. They usually result in a faster, more stable, now secure system. But a bad patch can be a huge problem best avoided. I do note with interest Microsoft appear to have a history of bad patches on the previous versions of Windows and the answer is often to upgrade to the latest version. This is one of the many reasons why I now tend to avoid Windows completely but for one "legacy" machine. I'm waiting for 64-bit Android. Shouldn't be long now.

Comment: Re: programming (Score 1) 416

by LinuxLuver (#48574027) Attached to: AI Expert: AI Won't Exterminate Us -- It Will Empower Us
If the "we" is a government, then be VERY afraid. Examples are legion, but one need go no further than the CIA report to see governments happily break the law to Torrie or kill. They do it in secret and avoid being accountable when caught. Sound reasons for fear are obvious to anyone paying attention.

Comment: Market Forces Are A Scam (Score 1) 454

by LinuxLuver (#48480013) Attached to: Researchers Say the Tech Worker Shortage Doesn't Really Exist
Market forces are wonderful when they work to the advantage of employers. But when they work to the advantage of employees, the employers get legislators to change the rules and tilt the playing playing field so employers have the advantage again. They corrupt the market. . Join a union. There really is no other way in the long run. Show your kids you love them and secure THEIR future.

Comment: Re: Typical!! (Score 1) 271

by LinuxLuver (#48345633) Attached to: Dealer-Installed GPS Tracker Leads To Kidnapper's Arrest in Maryland
I've found that walking is a great way to maximize privacy. Anyone can do it and there is no regulatory oversight. A hat with a wide brim, or a hoody, reduces the chance of one's face being caught on street surveillance cameras. If everyone wore hats, they wouldn't be necessarily be distinctive, either. Just buy the hat everyone else buys. If you live near where you work, walking is a great option.

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