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Comment: What does it come with (Score 1) 215

by corvax (#47705925) Attached to: New HP Laptop Would Mean Windows at Chromebook Prices
Usually to offset losses when selling cheap windows laptops the manufacturers get paid to install all kinds of bloatware and other stuff that takes hours to remove from the machine (some consumers are unable to do this themselves) Will this come with that? Also isnt the reason people buy chromebooks is because all your files and settings are in the cloud. You just log in and every thing is as youd want it to be?

Comment: The taxi industry hates regulations (Score 1) 218

by corvax (#47591465) Attached to: The Great Taxi Upheaval
Lets get this out of the way right now the industry HATES regulations they are constanly complaining about them and finding loopholes and other means to avoid them. The ONLY time they like regulations is when they can use them as a tool to stick it to startups to keep the status quo. Alot of people are citing safety.... using safety and taxi in the same sentence must be a joke right? Do you really think half of these cabs on the road would REALLY pass a state inspection? do you really think they "pass" any of the other inspections they get? Most of the time one vehicle is presented for inspection out of a fleet. Why because the people paid to inspect them are LAZY and its more profitable for them not to inspect them all ;)

Comment: Funny (Score 1) 303

by corvax (#46153685) Attached to: Will Microsoft IIS Overtake Apache?
Here in the northeast we have a winter storm warning getting 10-16 inches overnight so i went to check if there were any early school closings http://closings.cbs6albany.com... And sure enough its down i think theres a few parents hammering the refresh button. So i went to netcraft and sure enough its Windows Server 2008 Microsoft-IIS/7.5. :/

Comment: The MS strategy (Score 1) 379

by corvax (#43817277) Attached to: Xbox One Used Game Policy Leaks: Publishers Get a Cut of Sale
This is similar to miscorsofts desktop operating system strategy. They release something and see how the consumer reacts( me, vista, win8) Then come along with a bunch of "fixes" and get them to buy a new os again a short time later. The strategy here is to allow leaks about the console and see how consumers react and come up with "fixes" ie. they see how far they can push you and step back just enough that youll take it. I bought my son the 360 because it seemed relatively cheap compared to the ps3 back then But we had to buy a wifi adapter hard drive etc ended up costing the same in the end just no blue ray. This time around i think we will go with the ps4 and if they have similar used game strategy then we will go without either.

Comment: Not a smart move (Score 1) 978

by corvax (#43130571) Attached to: Game Site Wonders 'What Next?' When 50% of Users Block Ads
How would the people paying for the ads know that half their users are blocking it? Oh wait they tell the world via a post their website. Gee i wonder if the advertisers are going to want to pay them anymore. Adblockers dont allow the content (ads) to download to your computer why dont we have smarter adblockers that download them to a sandbox and immediately destroy them giving them the impression that we are seeing them? And our browsers should NEVER let websites know we are even running these plugins EVER

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