I'll also add-- fuck windows 8. I've had to fix a few peoples windows 8 issues and computers and seriously fuck that. Maybe windows 9, but until microsoft gets their head out of their ass I'll not update from windows 7.
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... for games, if every mmo and steam was useable (with out being banned for hacking) in linux, I'd never boot windows again.
Course, it's been like that for 5 years.
... but in this particular case he is very right.
It IS spyware exactly how we've seen it in windows for ages. It's default-on which makes it no better than all the spyware that comes packaged with software. If it was default-off and asked at first boot/during install/whatever if it could be enabled I would have no issue.
The way it presently is setup is just dirty like all spyware.
... or you could just use debian you know, the distribution ubuntu is based off of.
Linode all the way, they're aren't kvm but you can run a custom kernel. Their control panel is absolutely top notch.
I've had vps on linode, amazon, some openvz crap server, godaddy, rackspace, and slicehost. Linode is the one i would recommend.
... the UI. Which is partially stored server side and manipulated only serverside, which causes major lag for ANYTHING using the UI.
The combat I enjoy (it's far slower paced than say wow or eq2 though), the crafting is ok, the class system I really like, etc... but the UI is just hideous, it's designed for a controller and using one alleviates 50% of the issues... but not the lag. Until they can fix the lag (and the only fix is moving the ui clientside completely... which I doubt they're willing to do.) there are going to be no good reviews, the ui is so bad it overshadows EVERYTHING.
The slower combat and old school style are definitely not for everyone, but the UI pushes it towards "not for anyone."
... prince knows when something is over, look at how much time he's had to ponder it since his career ended.
Well that might be something they can actually legitimately blame on gaming instead of all the crap they normally blame on it.
In the modern era we use this thing called a "remote access card" or an ip enabled pdu.
If you're at the datacenter and you're not:
A) Installing or Removing hardware
B) Physically rewiring something
C) Replacing a failed piece of hardware
You're doing it wrong.
Correlation does not imply causation. If it did you'd be an inbred racist hick who jumps to conclusions about statistics when they know nothing about how statistical analysis works.
oh wait.. never mind.
Actually having worked in the computer industry and having had extensive exposure to the types of things attorney's tend to write... I hope no law should ever be written by an attorney. A law should be readable and understandable by anyone who reads it. Attorneys will even tell you they can't practice outside their specialty because *THEY CAN'T UNDERSTAND* the nuances of the other specialties.
I wish i had some moderator points to mod this as insightful.
That is a tremendously wise attitude necessary to the proper function of a government for the people.
Unfortunately, the US federal government is no longer that body.
The simple reality is: most people who pirate aren't going to buy anyways. It's not a loss if someone downloads your content and tinkers with it 5m and then never touches it again and that is what happens with *a lot* of content. Nor is it a loss if someone downloads your content (because they can't afford it) and likes it and 5 of their friends go out and buy it even though the original person never does.