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Comment: They can offer as much as they want (Score 1) 144

by epyT-R (#48248077) Attached to: OneDrive Delivers Unlimited Cloud Storage To Office 365 Subscribers

Without privacy and/or enforcement of constitutional rights, the storage is worthless. As far as business goes, what happens if data or connectivity is lost during business hours? The potential for information being stolen by governments and private entities is just too great to use such storage services for anything important. Those public SANs are massive 'hack me please' and no-such-letter targets.

If employees need 'unlimited' much storage to do their jobs, then a local san is the most economical option for reasonable performance. Even if employees generate a few hundred to several gigabytes of office documents in their entire careers, local backups with optional offsite/offline media storage service are still more than sufficient. For private/individual use, a crypted disk (or two or three) in a safety deposit box backing up multiple onsite/offline backups works best.

Comment: Re:Boys are naturally curious... (Score 1) 601

by epyT-R (#48238843) Attached to: Solving the Mystery of Declining Female CS Enrollment

Yes, interesting how feminists don't see that 2/3 ratio as oppression of men the way they saw it as oppression of women when it was the other way around, don't you think?

I'd say the 'empowerment' newspeak that created two successive "self esteem" generations is the real problem here.

Comment: Re:Boys are naturally curious... (Score 1) 601

by epyT-R (#48238833) Attached to: Solving the Mystery of Declining Female CS Enrollment

the issue has to be solved at elementary school or earlier because that is where the problem exists.

not at the expense of boys, which is what the current feminist 'solution' is doing. Men and women are not as interchangeable as these social(ist) engineers want to believe. They're making life miserable for both sexes. There was a recent study talked about in the media how women are actually less happy after feminism than before it.

Comment: Re:Boys are naturally curious... (Score 4, Interesting) 601

by epyT-R (#48238819) Attached to: Solving the Mystery of Declining Female CS Enrollment

You mean feminist peer reviewed data gotten from skewered studies? The only institutions involved here are already heavily influenced by feminists. I hardly call that science. Would you buy anything taken from a book called "The Faith and Science Reader"? Probably not. There actually is a book called "The Gender and Science Reader" which provides a "comprehensive feminist analysis of the nature and practice of science." They cherry pick facts that fit their ideological precepts and then mix it in with their bullshit. There's a phrase for this: science fiction.

Comment: Re:Boys are naturally curious... (Score 2) 601

by epyT-R (#48238785) Attached to: Solving the Mystery of Declining Female CS Enrollment

Doesn't seem to stop feminists from negatively generalizing and stereotyping men while they bitch about being generalized and stereotyped. Also, it's been shown that even as infants, boys are more interested in the things around them while girls respond more to people's faces. This is NOT just social programming.

Comment: Re:What is critical thinking? (Score 1) 553

by epyT-R (#48230969) Attached to: Employers Worried About Critical Thinking Skills

It is suspicious. "I can do it because I'm the boss", "You can't know what your government is doing because national security omg the children", or an unspecificied "market conditions" are catch alls that avoid accountability. Critical thinking is a skill that cuts both ways. If reality doesn't agree with your position, regardless of your rank, title, or the cost of your suit and tie, dont' expect critical thinkers to agree with you. If you force them along your path, expect resistance. This is probably why many organizations say they need more critical thinkers in meetings about cleaning up massive fuck ups, but then end up firing the few they have at other times when the truth becomes inconvenient.

Comment: Re:Just keep it off the servers.... (Score 2) 347

by epyT-R (#48209691) Attached to: The Classic Control Panel In Windows May Be Gone

The whole point of a gui is intuitive navigation. If the user is expected to type everything, why not just have a text console that switches to gfx mode when needed, like an old dos machine? This would actually fit the asinine 'fullscreen-by-default' trend better as well. The whole point of the gui 'revolution' was to eliminate guessing what command to enter. Now, they made the gui deliberately harder to use and less flexible, and then slapped a search box on it to compensate. Talk about coming full circle. How is this guesswork better for end users? If they couldn't handle dos, then how are they expected to know what 'magic' terms to search for to get at what they want within a much more complex system? How about the techs that have to support them? It's better to have the options available in one consistent place with short, intuitive, easy to remember names, so they at least someone knows where to look.

Hunting for (in this case, removed) configurability within hidden, 'intuitively' displayed oversimplification is a big problem with metro, and the fact it's foisted on the desktop makes it even worse. Really, they need two environments, one for touch, and one for full desktop. The control panel for metro controls metro, and the control panel for the desktop gives full configurability.

The other piece is I don't want all of my data and executables indexed into some database that gets uploaded to a microsoft account when that becomes mandatory in the future. Win-R and paths are sufficient, and faster.

Comment: Re:less clicks (Score 1) 347

by epyT-R (#48207669) Attached to: The Classic Control Panel In Windows May Be Gone

1. the classic one or two word description control panel in 2k/xp was not an 'archiac scroll' nor equivalent to regedit. The panels had easy to remember names and had instantly recognizable icons. In vista, they changed them to awkward phrases and the default view hid a lot of them, but it was still possible to get a complete list.

2. the metro configurators require a lot more hunting and clicking to find what is necessary. Removing controls for things like window/font/widget colors and sizes does not help the user.

3. if you have to 'search' for it, the UI has failed, regardless whether the search is within the system or done with the internet. FUCK SEARCH.

4. appwiz.cpl likely won't exist in the new control panel. It'll be some full screen thing called "Program Management and Family Integration" with a huge list box that shows 4 entries at a time.

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