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Comment: Re:Is it just me... (Score 2) 98

by TrollstonButterbeans (#47951571) Attached to: Microsoft Kills Off Its Trustworthy Computing Group
Are you kidding me? Microsoft might as well be IBM. They have such a huge installed base of corporate buyers, they could shovel out garbage for 2 decades and make $40 billion a year.

They could make Steven Elop their CEO, and even he couldn't begin to run Microsoft into the ground.

In fact, they should just to prove that their company is so entrenched that even an idiot could run it.

And they could drive home the point, by having one run the company just to show the world!

Comment: Re:Trustworthy Computing was a sham (Score 1) 98

by TrollstonButterbeans (#47951537) Attached to: Microsoft Kills Off Its Trustworthy Computing Group
I seem to be one of 10 people commenting incorrectly.

Which goes to show how bad Microsoft is at marketing.

And because of this flaw, they can't make any products in-house and will have to pay $2.5 billion to buy a game with Nintendo 64 style block graphics from the 1990s.

Either way, if as you say, they wanted to make sure "no part of the user experience could fail", they failed that goal when they shipped Windows 8.

In their pursuit to ensure a good user experience, perhaps they had a plan for spammers and viruses and email fraud but little did they know that while looking outside, the biggest blow to the user experience was being developed by themselves.

Maybe their new CEO will develop a task force that can detect coming assaults to the user experience occurring in his own building!!!


(You had a good and informative post with some exceptional information quality, I will be Googling some of those.)

Comment: Trustworthy Computing was a sham (Score 5, Insightful) 98

by TrollstonButterbeans (#47951027) Attached to: Microsoft Kills Off Its Trustworthy Computing Group
And an insult. It was like Microsoft trying to usurp your own computer and tell you what it could do and spy on you too.

Trustyworthy Computing had the idea that apps could prevent you taking screenshots and assert insane privileges on your own computer.

It was offensive as hell.

Comment: Re:And they wonder why I block ads... (Score 3, Insightful) 218

Wastes bandwidth, chews up CPU, blasts noise at you and with 57 tabs open it is hard to tell from where, starts videos, does crappy things if you accidentally hover the mouse over the window.

And spread malware.

I use AdBlock Plus, of course. With Flashblock carrying the other half of the burden.

I am happy these jerks almost exclusively use Flash, HTML5 scares the shit out of me.

Comment: Re:You can't earn a lot while working for others (Score 1) 270

by TrollstonButterbeans (#47926093) Attached to: College Students: Want To Earn More? Take a COBOL Class
Actually, I am *free* to try to oppress you or murder you. I just would have to accept the consequences, assuming such things were even a good use of my time which I doubt ;-) And I'm not sure how oppress anyone either, so that freedom is wasted on me.

Which, while your line of reasoning is interesting, I'm not sure how it relates to umghhh stating he believes in a "utopia" where no one hires anyone and everyone works for themselves as his idea of freedom.

umghhh's point is an oxymoron anyway.

If you are self-employed, you are working for someone just the same as being an employee. It is just the arrangement that is different. So it isn't even a dogma about philosophy, he wants to argue about what kind of arrangements are ok.

I think your talents in philosophical debate would better be used trying to clear the cobwebs from umghhh's weird contradictory logic.

Comment: Re:You can't earn a lot while working for others (Score 1) 270

by TrollstonButterbeans (#47924873) Attached to: College Students: Want To Earn More? Take a COBOL Class
You have a strange definition of freedom if you want freedom and then hate upon others who use the freedom they have to do what they wish.

Your world as described in your comment isn't freedom, it is fascism (i.e. I will tell you how to use your rights).

"Ultimate goal is to enjoy life without harassing other people all too much."

Well, you can start doing that tomorrow. You pretty much failed on that goal tonight. Perhaps tomorrow you won't be harassing others and telling them how to use their "freedom".

Comment: Re:It is not just the "extra" channels... (Score 0) 108

by TrollstonButterbeans (#47894345) Attached to: Verizon Working On a La Carte Internet TV Service
Exactly.

But I would most people to continue paying for cable tv. Someone has to foot the bill, making tv shows and content is expensive.

But if, say, Netflix and similar services were to ever to become the "norm" and cable tv to begin to erode, I think the undesirable qualities of cable TV would find their way into Netflix and similar services.

I don't want streaming to be loaded up with advertising, as an example. But cable tv is the main venue for advertising today and there are tens of billions of dollars in it.

Comment: Re:Oh god why. (Score 0) 174

by TrollstonButterbeans (#47804253) Attached to: Tox, a Skype Replacement Built On 'Privacy First'
And when your communications are routed through your DSL, Cable or Phone provider?

You seem to operate from the idea that communications network is separate from corporate control or government observation. But it isn't.

You can wish it were. It does not make it so.

Hence, your ideas aren't from a position of experience like you wish to believe, but rather inexperience. Which is my point.

I hope you learned something today.

"Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods." -- Albert Einstein

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