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Comment Re:So wait, guys, I'm still not clear (Score 1) 570 570

As noted below, from windows.com:

Great news! We will offer a free upgrade to Windows 10 for qualified new or existing Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1 devices that upgrade in the first year!* And even better: once a qualified Windows device is upgraded to Windows 10, we will continue to keep it up to date for the supported lifetime of the device, keeping it more secure, and introducing new features and functionality over time – for no additional charge. Sign up with your email today, and we will send you more information about Windows 10 and the upgrade offer in the coming months.

Emphasis added by me.

Comment The policy is pretty clear on windows.com. (Score 2) 570 570

Great news! We will offer a free upgrade to Windows 10 for qualified new or existing Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1 devices that upgrade in the first year!* And even better: once a qualified Windows device is upgraded to Windows 10, we will continue to keep it up to date for the supported lifetime of the device, keeping it more secure, and introducing new features and functionality over time – for no additional charge. Sign up with your email today, and we will send you more information about Windows 10 and the upgrade offer in the coming months.

Blows the subscription model idea out of the water.

Comment That I would be working with people, not computers (Score 1) 548 548

I always wanted to be a programmer so I could while away the night, hacking away at solutions to problems that interested me. Now I find myself in a career mired by paperwork, delays, and clueless management. I wish I would've known what the real world was like before I started -- perhaps I'd have taken up that writing career instead. (Who's kidding who... it's just as bad, if not worse.)

Comment Re:Never meant to upset? (Score 1) 160 160

Testify! As was said before on /. change your information to nonsense and leave. Afterthought Look up the British journalist whose photo was used for a prostitution service she objected and was told because the advertisers liked her photo they could use it and there was nothing she could do about it.

I Google'd "British Journalist Facebook Photo" and received zero valid results relating to what you describe. Do you have a more direct link, or a name?

Comment This is for your own good! (Score 2) 180 180

Oh, we're sorry. You haven't NOTICED the text and graphical based ads here. Since we know that can't be because you have no interest, we wanted to make it easier for you to see our advertising!

Reminds me of the project managers where I work. "Oh, reality? Fuck that, we warp it to what we think it should be!"

Comment Re:Both (Score 1) 121 121

The problem with the pump for me is that the reservoir isn't large enough. As a Type-1 insulin resistant diabetic of almost 30 years I currently take 250u of Apidra insulin a day, along with 85u of Lantus. When on the pump with Apidra insulin forming the baseline it comes out to 325u of Apidra a day. That's a single reservoir, meaning I'd be changing my kit every day - and that's something my insurance company won't pay for and is really a pain in the ass.

And concentrated humulin R insulin does absolutely nothing for me.

And before you scream "eat less" -- if I eat a peanut butter and sugar-free jelly sandwich (two slices of white FKA known as "Wonder" bread, a tablespoon of peanut butter and a table spoon of jelly) I have to take 50u of insulin to maintain my blood sugar.

(Boy, us type 1s sure are defensive about being told how to care for our disease, heh.)

Comment Re:Idiots (Score 1) 312 312

See the "people are too stupid to run a democracy" study published a few months back.

Really, here in the US, there's no benefit to doing the right thing - or anything. You'll get lambasted from both sides no matter what choice you make. Objective political reporting is dead, if it ever existed. Satisfying the donors and behind the scenes manipulators is about the only approval you can expect.

And that's our (the voting public's) fault. We have become unwilling to compromise and negotiate and instead we prefer highly publicized stand offs over minute issues while our paid taxes slowly swirl down the drain.

Comment Re:Mixed feelings ... (Score 1) 312 312

I don't see how having access to everything done by everyone in a nation will help them. Information overload. If they're using it to fight crime, the crime has to occur first. And the potential privacy implications of such a database as well as the identity theft/blackmail potential is simply unreasonable as a counterweight to the gains.

The most difficult thing in the world is to know how to do a thing and to watch someone else doing it wrong, without commenting. -- T.H. White

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