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Comment Re:Another kook (Score 1) 74 74

When you have children, then you will understand.

Bullshit I have both.

The drone owner is lucky to be alive.

That say it all. Sir - there is something seriously seriously wrong with you.

That someone would rationalize murder because of a toy drone is just completely unhinged. You have arrived.

Comment What's the deal? (Score 1) 74 74

With all the fear?

In addition, this fear is too fearful to even look like fear - it's masked with goofy bravado. It's like the friend's husband who sleeps with a .45 under the pillow, no safety engaged. (takes time to take it off yaknow) Brags about it. The friend who keeps one in every room, and vehicle and a shorty strapped to his ankle. That's fear

This Tennessee case is just anther example of that fear. "Oh a Drone! Must be th' Guvmint spying on me, or maybe a homo looking for a place to marry his boyfriend! Quick, shoot that fucker down! Not on my property? Well it could fly over my property if it flew over my property - that's all the reason I need"

Lest liberal kooks think I'm just picking on the right wing kooks, your own version of this fear is your ADT protected house in your gated community with your safe room in it. You put yourself in a prison, yet you still don't feel safe.

But right wing kooks - you have a real problem coming up.....

When law abiding gun owners exercise their second amendment rights to weaponize their drones.

Your own divide by zero moment.

How you gonna protect yourself from illegal aliens and skittle brandishing chocolate people if you aren't allowed to have your Parrot packin'?

Fear is the mind killer. And it's doing a hellava job.

Comment Re:Nope... (Score 0) 74 74

I *have* a lawyer on retainer. I am a good shot.

Says it all really. You're 350 pounds of 'wanker' right there.

He's not listening - he had to go to Panera with his assault rifle to express his second amendment rights. And ye never know, there might be some drones or party balloons to shoot down on the way.

Comment Re:What? (Score 1) 171 171

Fuck you. I had no problems with Windows 8. The problem was, is, and always will be idiots like you who are just not intelligent enough to adapt to even the smallest changes.

IBM mainframes in the 70's




Apple since mid 80s

Windows since 3.1

Vista stunk, and windows 8 damn near killed the desktop industry it was so bad. Others? not too bad. W10 so far? Not too bad at all.

No - sorry, AC. if you cannot see that Windows 8 is a hot steaming pile of shit, Its your lack of intelligence. Not those with the ability and experience to judge it.

Comment Re:If you think Windows is bad (Score 1) 357 357

Perhaps that's the deal Microsoft intends to offer to its customers with Windows 10. I don't believe either one is an acceptable approach. For sure, you can always say to the customer, let me control everything in exchange I will guarantee you a more secure platform. Even if it is not true, it is very unlikely next door guy will notice.

1. Install Firefox

2. Open Firefox 3. Select Firefox as your default browser.

This is one of the weirdest non-issues I've seen in about forever. Would it be better if say, Microsoft would make Vivaldi the default browser so you'd have to download Vivaldi because it doen't come with Windows 10?

Or have we become so stupid and lazy that it's too much trouble, or too confusing to check a check box that shows up the first time you open the program?

Comment Re:What? (Score 1) 171 171

As an old tyme Windows hater, I'm not getting some of this. On the 29th I reserved my upgrade.

Huh? I find it unlikely that anyone who described themselves as a windows hater would upgrade to the latest version of the OS, much less on release day. You can turn in your card at the main office...

On a sacrificial computer, and because I had a support task to perform that was on a Windows ten computer. Some times ya gotta do what ya gotta do.

Comment Re:This won't end well.... (Score 1, Informative) 171 171

Agreed. Most of my serious stuff is Linux.

I just made the comment because these young guppies haven't seen the carnage we've seen. We've been around.

Ain't that the troof!

I've stored up a lifetime's worth of nasty Windows memories, with some highlites of them making perfectly good peripherals obsolete, update hell, the removal of employees previously free version of Office, Ribbons, and Windows 8. And so much more! My hatred runs deep.

So I did need to do some Windows 10 support already - not a 10 problem, but that was the guy's OS. So I got W10 installed on a sacrificial computer. Took 4 hours to become proficient enough to not embarrass myself.

And damn - it isn't bad at all. I feel dirty for saying that, but I gotta be honest here. I didn't have one "What the hell?" moment.

I'm beginning to think that some of their arrogant "We'll tell you what you like" attitude might have gone away with the new owner of the LA Clippers.

How can you do 'New Math' problems with an 'Old Math' mind? -- Charles Schulz