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Comment: Re:WHAT THE FUCK IS CORTANA ? (Score 0) 107

Thank you. I'm really sick of this petty manipulative technique used by /. and more and more news sites.

As if it weren't obvious what they're constantly trying to do: create "buzz" and searches and clicks through lack of explanation. I'm sure they think they're so clever.

You know what, I unsubscribed from the /. RSS feed just now. Fuck them, really.

Comment: Re:Never trust them again (Score 5, Interesting) 127

by SigmundFloyd (#49210537) Attached to: Lenovo Still Shipping Laptops With Superfish

Whenever making that kind of statement towards any sort of business you're telling them that there's no point to try to correct whatever upset you, as all resources spent to that end are going to be in vain anyway.

At the very least, heads should have rolled. And one of them had better be the CEO's. Better yet, the whole chain of command that made and approved the decision to install the malware.

Since this hasn't happened, we can safely conclude that Lenovo is in bad faith and unwilling to do what is right.

Comment: Re:Marketing Dipshits Do That On Purpose (Score 1) 252

by SigmundFloyd (#48930353) Attached to: One In Five Developers Now Works On IoT Projects

1) You don't know what it is, therefore they have the power because you have to ask them WTF they are talking about.

On the web, that translates to "clickbait". A well-edited news aggregator site should counteract these petty tricks by providing notes. Slashdot didn't, of course.

Comment: Re:What's the new hole? (Score 1) 463

by SigmundFloyd (#48733215) Attached to: Writer: How My Mom Got Hacked

I have a thriving little business upgrading people who are still on XP over to either XUbuntu or Mint. I've gotten calls after an upgrade with the user saying "I got this weird error when I open this email", and it turned out that the user had an email with the Cryptolocker vector, and the odd error was the malware *trying* (and failing) to encrypt files on an ext4 filesystem...

What format was the Cryptolocker vector in?

Adding features does not necessarily increase functionality -- it just makes the manuals thicker.