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Comment Re:It's fine... from the ISO. (Score 1) 479 479

If you do that, the first thing it does is ask for an activation key. Your windows activation key from your original Windows media is likely to not be accepted. My 8.0 key wasn't.

Had the same thing. I found out that you have to use the same SKU type for windows 10 as your original OS. So if you had windows 7 home, you can't upgrade using the windows 10 pro iso, you need to install windows 10 home. Also, not every key seems to work. All my MSDN keys failed, and also a windows 7 pro key from my laptop failed with windows 10 pro installation in a VM, as that key was apparently an 'upgrade' key. Sigh. It's such a mess. As if they suddenly realized that giving away the OS for free to many would cost them anything so they tried everything to limit the amount of installs.

Comment Re:I'm surprised they missed "Wi-Fi Sense." (Score 1) 479 479

It's also enabled by default if you don't customize your installation settings

No, that's not the case. What's enabled by default is that you automatically use a shared connection from a friend if you happen to be in range of that connection. The sharing part, i.e. the action the friend has to perform on their WiFi connection, is not enabled by default. So if you connect with your WiFi hub with Windows 10, you're not automatically sharing _that_ connection with your contacts.

This is a confusing topic though. Because it isn't all rosy and great indeed. If a person decides to share their WiFi connection (which is still a manual, non default action), and that person's contacts have all accepted the default settings, they all can log into the WiFi hub when they're in range. If they do come over with their Windows 10 devices, they then download the (encrypted) key to the WiFi hub. From then on they can use the WiFi hub on their own. It's unclear what happens when the contact is 'unfriended' or the connection is no longer shared: is the key then also removed (by whom?) pro-actively so they can no longer use the WiFi? Also, that MS is used as a hub to distribute keys among devices which are in close range of each other is not OK.

What's especially not OK are the apologists who dismiss criticism on Windows 10's invasive privacy (or should I say: anti-privacy) features as overreactions.

I use windows systems now for a very long time and windows 10 (I installed it in a VM for testing usage for my software) was the first windows OS which made me feel uncomfortable: I no longer felt in control of what the OS does and what will happen if I do a given action besides the action itself (e.g. what data is tracked and sent to MS...).

Comment The CAS is really about how stupid some people are (Score 1) 288 288

Really... how many of those angry people in the CAS did install Yellow Dog Linux and actively used it on a regular basis? With satisfaction?

I bet none. Due to the memory restrictions it was dog slow, also because the SPU's weren't utilized by many applications, making it a pretty slow performer. And that's what OtherOS gave you, a very restricted space in which you could install linux but it didn't gave you a great, powerful machine with Linux to use as a desktop machine.

that's the sillyness of this. Some people cry like a little baby that their life has no meaning anymore because, oh the horror, OtherOS has been removed from the _play_station!.... A group which is really stupid among those crybabies joined forces with a group of shark lawyers to sue sony to get some money. For what? all the damage that was inflicted upon them by the removal of this marvelous option called 'OtherOS'? Gimme a break.

If you want to run linux so badly, buy an ASRock with a BR drive, install linux and be happy. Oh, of course, everyone in that CAS was part of a supercomputer project, right? ...

Comment What are you whining about? (Score 1) 288 288

Sony's stuff has been actively hacked by a couple of people. The legal team of Sony gets the order to stop this so they do their job and Sony, if you like it or not, tries to protect what they think is theirs.

The hackers knew this could happen, and they thought it would blow over. Well, they made a miscalculation. Boohoo.

And please. all the whining about 'oh this is so bad!', no it isn't. It has nothing to do with you nor any other consumer who buys the product for what's it suppose to do, nor will this lawsuit affect your life in any way.

That you now will never purchase a sony product again... where have we heard that before? Oh that's right. The CoD boycott. Yeah that worked out fine, didn't it?

Comment You're an idiot. (Score 1) 797 797

Sorry, but I can't put it in another way. Here's why:

Option1: LEFT Click a button.
Option2: Right-click on title bar, then LEFT click option in context menu
Option3: Press ALT-F9

Which one is easier, option1, with 1 left click, or option 2 which forces you to fiddle with a menu and right-clicking? You say: option 2. Sorry... what?

Oh, of course, minimizing isn't used, right, you should move the window to another workspace by using... right-click, and then left click option in context menu. One LEFT click is easy, it's deterministic and it's well known.

In windows I use 2 monitors and ultramon. It adds (!) 2 buttons to every window bar: one for moving the window to the other monitor and one for maximizing the window across two monitors. No offense to you, but they are very very easy and add usability to using window objects on a desktop.

Comment Sorry, but glossy screen == no buy (Score 2) 627 627

The reviewer doesn't even enlist the glossyness of the screen. If you look at reviews over at, you'll see this review is just 'lame'. A laptop is taken outside, how does it behave under conditions with a lot of light (even indoors)? Stuff a buyer would want to know.

Ok, maybe not a mac-user, but still.

Comment Github won't put them back online. (Score 3, Insightful) 266 266

Do you really think Github can afford a lengthy trial with mammoth Sony? Not in a million years. The legal team of Sony will bury Github's with so many documents they either have to give up or will lose.

Big corporations have big law departments. The only purpose of these law departments, which cost a lot of money each year, is to make life as easy as possible for the employer, Sony in this case. This means: they'll do everything they can to make the life of the opponent as miserable as possible: lawsuits, burying with massive amounts of documents etc. Github doesn't have a chance.

Comment Medicine isn't an 'elite', it's a numerus fixus (Score 1) 391 391

Several courses on dutch universities have 'numerus fixus', which means only a limited number of students are accepted, as the universities can't accept more due to the facilities and the nature of the courses. This doesn't make them 'elite', as the selection isn't really a selection, but a lottery. In other words, it's not 'hard' to get into, you just have to have luck. It's sad it's this way, really, but on the other hand, it's fair.

We have 1 elite university in the netherlands: Nijenrode University, but compared to Harvard and Princeton, it's very small scale and relatively less expensive.

You as a law student in Amsterdam should know there IS small elitism among law graduates in the netherlands: Leiden University and Utrecht University law students are considered 'higher educated', by many people, which is of course prejudice bullsh*t, but you know how people are. It's however not the same as with the USA system, as you could have applied to study law in Leiden as well, without any extra effort.

Comment I think you missed the point... (Score 1) 391 391

The point isn't which university / college you should choose based on what the quality of the program they offer, but whether it's worth the costs.

You say you had the 'elite route', and I hope for you that if you had to take a huge debt to make it through college/grad school, you can afford to pay it back. But what if you didn't have the job(s) you had after you graduated, simply because there aren't that many jobs for people with your skillset/knowledge? Not everyone becomes a researcher (most people don't).

One should really wonder whether it's worth it to take a debt of $100,000+ to visit an Ivy League college/gradschool, as there's no guarantee you will land a job to pay it back.

"I'm not afraid of dying, I just don't want to be there when it happens." -- Woody Allen