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Comment: Re:What could possibly go wrong? (Score 1) 105 105

And it should be pointed out that the whole point of locations is that they be basically what the death camps are today- aka, public places, museums, etc. It's entirely possible that they were not added to troll, but simply on the idea of "hey, people are around here to learn, lets put a portal here because it is interesting for the players who come here".

That could be, or they could have actually known there was a concentration of Jews in the opposing faction in their area. We can't tell from here. Given that this is the internet we're talking about, I'd give about even odds.

Comment: Implant with a 666-bit keypair (Score 1) 45 45

You could implant a cryptographic radio transponder with a 666-bit keypair in people's forehead or right hand. The plus side is that it'd combine the positive aspects of a "something you have" transponder with biometrics' resistance to loss or theft. The minus side is protests from Christians who think it's the mark of the Beast mentioned in the revelation to John of Patmos.

* Actual theft, not copying.

Comment: Like a Confederate Flag (Score 1) 29 29

I miss fatpeoplehate, because any time someone said something good about it, I knew they were a piece of shit. I don't know enough about Reddit to know which boards to have that opinion of, so I just have that opinion of all of 'em now... because Reddit is home to big collections of jackholes, and they're proud.

Comment: Re:It's the end of the world as we know it! (Score 1) 272 272

Of course they probably could have just done it much, much simpler by making a dotted quad a dotted quint:

But that would have resulted in a strange number of bits of addressing, and actually made everything much more complicated, so they skipped it. It really had to be a multiple of 32 bits, and obviously, they went big.

Comment: Most of their apps are annoying anyway (Score 2) 95 95

They keep boning the interface for maps, someone could seriously make a buck just skinning it and giving easy access to the offline caching feature and so on. And googles, why for you no have keywords? I just wind up going to the web interface for image searches. So there's an extra step.

Inbox is pretty nice, I guess. I didn't get the impression that there was much competition in that space. Am I wrong?

Comment: Re:The addresses are there... but still... (Score 1) 272 272



Good (IBM) politically correct message though.

I haven't worked there for years and years, and I didn't even work for IBM proper; I worked for Tivoli, which hadn't yet been fully subsumed into the IBM culture. I did, however, have access to the 9 net, and there really is a whole little world in there. It's part of how IBM keeps people on the reservation.

Comment: Re:Is this true? (Score 1) 166 166

That is, once you convert to Win 10, if you don't like it you can't reinstall Win 7. Is this true? I hope not.

Yes and no. Yes, they're going to convert your license, so the original license will be invalidated. No, you will still be able to install Windows 7. What you won't be able to do is legally re-validate it. But seriously, if you use an activation tool to go back to Windows 7, you think Microsoft will knock on your door and sue you?

Comment: Re:Err, okay (Score 1) 166 166

Sure, they get Windows 10 as well. Woohoo. If it's unusable for the first year, their fallback OS isn't Windows 8.

converting to a windows 10 license destroys your windows 7 license.

Sure, you can just ignore the activation prompts, or use one of the deprotection tools, but it's still an annoyance if you want to go back.

Memory fault - where am I?