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Comment When my games stop working on Win 7, maybe (Score 2) 272

... for work i use OS X and Linux. I have a (legit) Win 7 install for games, but as long as that works i see no need to upgrade, free or paid.

I would take advantage of the free upgrade offer only if it allowed me to keep having both Win7 and 10 on the same machine. Otherwise, no thanks.

Submission + - Ask Slashdot: Are there any search engines left that don't try to think for me?->

An anonymous reader writes: As a programmer especially, I'm becoming increasingly unhappy with Google searches. They try very hard to present me with what they THINK I'm searching for instead of what I'm actually searching for. This issue mostly shows up when searching error messages, obscure type and function names and stuff like that.
What I think though, is that I only notice the issue when searching for stuff I know a lot about, namely programming, but my queries get distorted when I'm searching for just about anything, I just don't know enough about the subject to notice.
Are there any alternative search engines left that don't think they know better than me what I'm looking for and just search for my phrase, like in the 2000s?

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Comment 130 hour weeks and "people first"? (Score 2) 167

"When Google was a young company, she worked 130 hours per week and often slept at her desk." Ref:
I don't think Yahoo is a place I'd like to work at. And come to think of it, she was promoted pretty high in the food chain at Google, which says something about working at Google too?

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