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Comment: Re:Many users won't be back (Score 1) 516

by (#47152921) Attached to: Microsoft Won't Bring Back the Start Menu Until 2015

The difference is that they will have changed their business model, to one where you have so sign on the their own cloud computing in order to use it [...]

This is already the case with Windows 8.1. You have to use a Microsoft cloud account (, to create an account on your local Windows 8.1 PC. The creation of a pure local account is only a very hidden option that is only proposed when you are couraged enough to fight and about to give up account creation.

Comment: Birth certificate is not a proof of identity (Score 1) 245

by (#46877857) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: How To Back Up Physical Data?

You keep an official copy of your birth certificate in your safety deposit box,..

A birth certificate is not a proof of identity. It is just a proof that someone with that name is born on that date. It doesn't tell that the person holding it is that person. And it is quite easy to get a duplicate birth certificate. In France you can ask for it by mail.

The only way to prove your identity is to bring to the police office two identified (with a document) persons to testimony that you are who you pretend. Of course false testimony is punished by law. This will allow you to get a new id document.

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