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Comment: Re:Approx. every other version of Windows is shit. (Score 1) 122

by cHiphead (#49378431) Attached to: Microsoft Rolls Out Project Spartan With New Windows 10 Build

You completely fucked it up.

Windows 95: Shit
Windows 95b: Good
Windows 98: Shit
Windows 98 SE: Good.
Windows ME: Shit
Windows 2k: Good
Windows XP: Shit
Windows XP SP2: Good
Windows Vista: Shit
Windows 7: Good
Windows 8: Shit
Windows 8.1: Good
Windows 10: TBD, but it doesn't look good based on the pattern.

As for your separate NT list, it's also nonsensical, as of XP, consumer OS = NT, so there is no need for a separate list. 2k3 has no business on the list, since server wise there is not a general pattern that is at all similar to the end user OS versions. Newer is generally always the better server version after initial kinks and patches, because the reliability of the security is of utmost importance.

Windows NT 3.51
Windows NT 4
Windows 2000 Server
Windows 2003 Server
Windows 2008 Server
Windows 2012 Server

Comment: Re: Invisible hand (Score 1) 536

By contracting out, you get people who hire workers willing to do work for the least amount of pay, unlike union workers who get better pay and tend to have formalized processes that do the work right the first time, even if it seems over done.

You don't know how business works if you think contracting out has anything to do with 'good' work.

I live in a city that contracts out everything but the most emergency of repairs for sewer work, the private contractors take longer and leave the areas they work in fucked up every-single-time. We have a mile of road that was ripped up and repiped by contractors, after it was done the road was littered with dips and potholes and they are having to completely dig up and repave the entire road now as a result. Contracting is about making money off government and doing it as cheaply as possible.

Comment: Re:Finally, the device I want ... serious though. (Score 1) 445

The idea that Microsoft's ecosystem of applications isn't full of junkware suggests you being willfully ignorant of reality to make your argument sound better. Keyboard/mouse/monitor on Android is actually useful if you have ever done it for any amount of time beyond just playing with it.

Having a phone that runs all your necessary apps is what this is about, and Microsoft's boat has already sunk in that arena. It's play catchup for 10 years and hope they can, and in the mean time you can expect more disruptive tech to arrive on the scene that their monolithic org won't be able to adapt quickly enough for.

Comment: Interesting Angle (Score 1) 251

by cHiphead (#49184007) Attached to: Racial Discrimination Affects Virtual Reality Characters Too

There could be a subconscious element that leads to a virtual character reminding you of someone you know in real life, family, parents, friends, coworkers, random person you see on the street regularly, that leads to a false positive for the researcher, which totally fucks the 'racism' angle of this 'study'.

Comment: Re:Oops! (Score 1) 255

by DeputySpade (#49033023) Attached to: Jeb Bush Publishes Thousands of Citizens' Email Addresses

I'm really confused by this.

So, to be clear, you are saying that Illinois is in a much stronger position economically than Indiana or Wisconsin? I think if you're going to make that claim you probably need to provide some data that explains how it was arrived at. Having lived in IN all my life and worked in IL for over 15 years, I think the "real world" might actually disagree with you. As of a couple years ago when I left, IL was billions in the hole, had massive budget deficits, unfunded liabilities (read: pensions) with no hope of ever being paid for, infrastructure that was either falling apart or being sold off, a laundry list of contractors and vendors threatening to sue because the state couldn't pay for services rendered and massive population exodus. Indiana at the same time had a budget surplus, population growth (largely from people and businesses fleeing IL) and was making plans for serious infrastructure improvements. Even Gary was making a comeback. The only blip I can recall in IN economics was when the steel industry faltered and Bethlehem quit paying their taxes. That situation largely sorted itself out, though.

I can't speak specifically to the state of Wisconsin's economy since I can usually find local places to get cheese, but IL has been teetering on the brink of bankruptcy for years.

The tao that can be tar(1)ed is not the entire Tao. The path that can be specified is not the Full Path.