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Comment: Re:It's Broke?! (Score 1) 255

by coerciblegerm (#35005806) Attached to: Third of Content On Popular BT Portals Are Fake

What (I imagine) happens most of the time with intentionally leaked broken software: "Man, this DRM is so restrictive! I'm just going to pirate it!" "HEY! This game is broken! Forget this!" Result: Lost Sale

I'm pretty sure the sale was lost a step earlier when the individual consciously decided to pirate it.

Comment: Re:I suggest (Score 1) 255

by coerciblegerm (#35005776) Attached to: Third of Content On Popular BT Portals Are Fake

Considering that I have not once downloaded a fake on TBP in the past 10 years or so that I have been using it, I think that either the "researcher" is fiddling with the numbers or has no idea how to download something.

Speaking of fiddling with numbers, The Pirate Bay didn't exist 10 years ago.

Comment: Re:Windows 7 (Score 1) 404

by coerciblegerm (#34754004) Attached to: Windows 7 Trumps Vista By Reaching 20% Share

So you want to go back to a less easy to use file browser and lose the amazing search bar from Win 7? You're probably one of those people who throws a fit if you use a new keyboard with some of the keys (say volume control) in a different location.

Try actually using Win 7 for a couple of days - you'll never want to go back.

Don't be so condescending. YOU might like it better, but that doesn't mean it is objectively better or easier for everyone. No one is trying to force their computing preferences on you, but you seem to be doing so to others. I'm using Windows 7. I don't hate it, but I'm not amazed by it. I don't fear change, but I do question change that impedes the way I prefer to use MY computer. Frankly, if you're touting the search bar as one of the major features of the operating system, you're fighting a strange battle.

Comment: Re:People don't back up... (Score 1) 393

by coerciblegerm (#34554726) Attached to: Stallman Worried About Chrome OS
Not only that, but if someone steals a laptop in which the cloud IS the storage, it seems that the GP would still have people calling him hoping to get back their baby pictures and term papers.... it seems reasonable that a nefarious individual would snatch whatever might be useful or relevent to his interests and then delete everything, prompting the cloud to do the same. It solves nothing in this regard.

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