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Comment: Re:Take medicine away from the wizards (Score 1) 255

And yet, tablets as capable as the ipad for much cheaper abound. The iPad is still expensive.

And yet, the CEO of BlackBerry didn't exactly understand the cost of things, as the iphone was not the first touch-screen handheld.

And yet, Razer has created something more powerful than the MBP for less than the equivalently specced MBP. Also, Microsoft has released a piece of hardware specced like the Air, but with a high resolution display and a touchscreen, for less than the Air.

So, no.

Comment: Re:They're dead (Score 1) 408

by atlasdropperofworlds (#45702071) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: How Would You Secure Your Parents' PC?

If it's a Win7+ machine, the built-in backup solution works just fine. It's also simple in case you don't have/want to use the software to restore: Files are in zip archives, the system image is a vhd which can be booted in a virtual - you can actually "test" your backup images by booting them in microsoft's virtualization software. It rolls over for hdd space and all, and run effectively maintenance free (in fact, don't touch it). I can't remember if vista had a built-in backup solution.

Comment: Re:Get a local phone number (Score 1) 506

There is a downside to this approach, at least if actually taken "all the way": Tech companies will often pay for full moving expenses. Every company I've been involved with did, and all but one were quite generous about it. If he ends up having to completely hide that fact he's not in Seattle, he won't get that benefit.

Comment: Re:Most of the problems listed have a single cause (Score 1) 445

by atlasdropperofworlds (#45408155) Attached to: Bill Gates's Plan To Improve Our World

> So far, there has never been a society that had Atheism as one of it's tenets

I think the problem with Stalinist Russia was Stalin. It was also not free of religion, it placed Stalin in that role instead.

The concept that you need religion to preach morals is completely preposterous. Religion is a human creation after all, so clearly we already have an ingrained sense of morals.

Take your work seriously but never take yourself seriously; and do not take what happens either to yourself or your work seriously. -- Booth Tarkington