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Comment: Re: Still trust big government? (Score 1) 424

by cyber-vandal (#48234077) Attached to: Law Lets IRS Seize Accounts On Suspicion, No Crime Required

Depends. If you're happy that nothing bad will ever happen to you then carry on believing in Libertaria. Me I'll rely on the fact that I will get treatment when I'm sick and won't starve if I am no longer able to work through no fault of my own.

You might argue that the private sector can do that but you have to justify yourself to them much more than to a state health care system.

Fight the bad laws and the bad actors for sure but the reason that you and I are amongst the safest humans in history is largely due to a strong government system.

Comment: Re: The corporate sector is where it will sell (Score 1) 117

There's nothing dumb about giving someone a device that will seamlessly connect to their infrastructure and run their Windows only software. Windows tablets will gradually replace quite a few of the Windows laptops in use now.

Windows is definitely dwindling in the consumer space and I can't see them ever catching Apple and Android tablets in that market but there's a huge largely untapped corporate market that Microsoft has a massive entrenched prescence in already.

Comment: The corporate sector is where it will sell (Score 3, Insightful) 117

A tablet running full Windows where you can connect seamlessly to Exchange and AD, run Office and other Windows only apps and their existing .NET devs can easily write apps for them. The org I work for is trialing them now and the initial feedback has been very positive.

I can see the previous company I worked for going for it in a big way too. They have a lot of field staff who have lots of data to capture.

Comment: Re:Never buying Samsung again (Score 3, Insightful) 92

by cyber-vandal (#48128803) Attached to: Samsung's Wi-Fi Upgrades Promise Speeds Up to 4.6Gbps

All the security fixes and no I don't want to install a custom ROM where half the hardware doesn't work. I did look into that believe me. Stupid fanbois. The state of Android updating is crap and pretending it isn't or telling me to install some random piece of software doesn't absolve the world's largest smartphone manufacturer from its incredibly poor record.

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