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Comment Mod up (Score 1) 126

Or don't. If you don't know that 85% of Android devices won't ever get proper security/platform updates due to Phone/Tablet OEMs being completely clueless regarding security then go back to sleep. Phone companies just want to concentrate on billing you as much as possible per GB and Tablet OEMs? Don't get me started on the glut of crappy Android tablets that have been rushed out the door over the years.

A total disservice to a solid OS.

Comment A fun book to read is Command and Control (Score 2, Informative) 289

A fun history of one particularly disturbing incident where a single dropped tool almost caused a huge explosion and also some other fun anecdotes as well. When you think about how true the phrase "to err is human" is, you have wonder why they ever thought building these WMDs was ever a good idea in the first place. Scary stuff.

Comment Full Price? (Score 1) 155

A lot of people are going to choke on the idea of paying full price. $199 every 3-4 years doesn't seem like a big deal. $700 for a new iPhone sounds fucking horrible.

I also wonder how this will affect corporate customers as well who are used to getting say a 5c free or cheap from Verizon for their employees?

Comment Canon (Score 1) 223

Others here say it's not an issue anymore with Epson but it certainly hasn't been an issue with Canon for many many years. I've been buying Canon printers for really long time and just don't have ink issues. The ink prices are reasonable and the inks don't dry out. Historically this was always in contrast to HP where the inks were crazy expensive and Epson where the inks dried out. Once I switched to Canon I never went back.

I've heard that in just the recent timeframe Canon has started to maybe cheap out a bit so do your own research but I can attest that their older models were really built to last a super long time and be cheap while running. A 5 year old Canon in great shape is still a great printer to buy. They've really only been adding wireless and gimmicky crap for years now. The core printing ability for printing perfect photos was solved over a decade ago.

Comment Re:title because I need a title (Score 1) 620

The Server has Abended...

"I've also been in law offices where secretaries were still using Windows 3.1 as recently as 2013, but in that case I'm pretty sure it was just the lawyers in question being just THAT cheap."

Yup. Lawyers will keep their secretaries on the same machines for decades. Got WP 6.1 still working OK? Don't change a fucking thing! Although at this point they've all pretty much finally moved to Word.

Comment Re:No need (Score 1) 467

Security Essentials is worthless. It used to be decent years ago but is one of the poorer performing Antivirus products now. For Free Panda is supposed to perform well. Really anything but MSSE is a good idea, regardless of how safe you surf. Just because you only visit "safe" sites doesn't mean malware isn't being handed out via some drive by advert.

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