"The president has little influence on the economy"
Let's test your theory. George W. Bush fabricated a story of WMDs in Iraq and got us to go to war with Saddam. Unless you can show that the presence or absence of military engagement / war doesn't substantially effect the economy, I'm going to say your theory doesn't hold water at all.
"Aside from the incomprehensibility of "...it turns out Carly may have outfoxed of by Apple's late leader.." anyone else find it curious that we suddenly see a deal between HP and Apple (that allowed a downward-trending computer mfg company to tie itself to the "big up and comer") spun as "Jobs OUTFOXED Fiorina"?"
No, because we read the rest of the summary, where it quite clearly explains how Jobs screwed her. You should try it sometime! (Not screwing her. I wouldn't wish that on anyone. I mean reading the whole summary before posting something so stupid)
"If you can tell the difference between working in Windows and in Linux, you're better at this than the vast majority of the population."
If I left you with the impression that I wasn't better at this than the vast majority of the population then I apologize. I chose one example at random to address. Actually it wasn't really a random choice. I chose it because I had no idea what I would find, because I could really want nothing to do with model trains, and had no idea for sure what was out there. Of course the word hacker comes has its roots in model train enthusiast from MIT, but I digress. Here is what I found:
" then denied that the Test Update was issued by MS itself"
Holy shit you are fucking stupid. I didn't say M$ claimed it wasn't from them. I said M$ admitted it wasn't a legitimate update. It was an erroneous test update. You clearly don't know what the word legitimate means either. Holy fucking fuck. Your stupidity astounds.
" i don't care about which games he had installed, i'm talking about system critical components that could have rendered his laptop useless"
"I don't have the information I need for a reinstall."
Are we talking about a pirated copy of Windows here?.
Kid. There is an old wise saying: "Tis better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt"
"Need i remark that this dude claims that his PC was "compromised" by a Windows update that turned out to be legitimate "
That's a strange claim, since even Microsoft isn't claiming it was legitimate.
"Forgot to mention, this dude claims his LAPTOP died because of the update, good luck finding an unique laptop configuration between millions of people."
Holy shit. You really are clueless, aren't you? Please, prey tell, what makes a laptop fundamentally different from a desktop? For bonus points, prove that you found all the people on the planet that had problems, or claim to have had problems, online. For extra bonus points, prove that most people who had their systems hosed have a second system with which to post to forums from, and bother to post about it in a forum.
"1) How many people actually claims that the update break their PC... ->1.
2) How many people has been exposed to the update... -> Probably millions since it was global."
You seem to mistakenly think that all PCs have the same software including versions on them. It is entirely plausible that the people who claim to have had their PCs broken had their PCs broken. Your belief that you have proof, even inferred proof, to the contary, is absurd.
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