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Comment Re: Sounds like an ad (Score 1) 316

This, really when the business is changing all the time and when data is pulled for one manager for a report that will be used for only a couple of months. Perhaps it is not perfect, perhaps is is only 70 percent ok. But having 70 in 2 hours only to te discarted in 6 months is better than 100 percent ok after one year.

Comment unintended consequenses on extreme measures (Score 1) 161

Extreme measures have extreme disadvantages. After 9/11 pilots were given the ability to lock their cabin to prevent terrorists from taking a plane. The Germanwings incident show this locks out the good people as well. Preventing encryption will be celebrated by terrorists, they could gain much more knowledge from plain data in transmissions.

Comment No trust for ANY OEM from my side (Score 1) 266

Ever since Windows 7 pc's have been loaded with crapware and "enhancing experience" so hard it slows new pc's to a crawl. Almost every OEM has customer feedback background service that does not turn off after answering the user does not want to participate. For all customers I wipe pc's and install it with an MSDN downloaded installation before it is first booted. This has included lenovo machines in the last years. Glad to see I was right to do so. I have access to MSDN If you do not and download elswhere, please compare hashes of downloaded and Original iso files, you do not want to replace your OEM crapware by other malware. pro tip, your windows 8(.1) windows key is stored in the bios and not on a sticker. this can be recovered with "rw-everything", microsoft has official dummy keys you can use while installing (but will not work to activate)

Comment Rubiks cube Speedcube (Score 1) 266

I voted Rubiks cube. Even when the Original cubes turn AWFUL!. Modern derivatives called speedcubes are awsome. still if the Original did not excist the deriviatves would also not excist so i voted Rubiks.

Comment Re:Anyone still going to the movies? (Score 1) 357

As a group we visit the local cinema almost every week. Two things that help make this a good experience is 1. wednesdays are almost always quiet. 2. my local theater invests quite a lot to keep up. Digital projectors from an early generation are already replaced by new ones, the sound system has always been high quality and has now been replaced by dolby 7.1 on half of the "rooms" (don't know the correct english word). We are still lobbying HFR but this seems one investment not worth it due to the lack of content Sometimes when i visit an other cinema the experience is indeed horrible.

You can tell the ideals of a nation by its advertisements. -- Norman Douglas