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Comment: Re:Nuclear is obvious, an energy surplus is desire (Score 5, Insightful) 428

by ericloewe (#46742441) Attached to: UN: Renewables, Nuclear Must Triple To Save Climate

Nuclear is cleaner than any fossil fuel, properly managed. Overall, despite the accidents, nuclear's impact has been a lot smaller than that of fossil fuels.

Unfortunately, accidents aren't seen as an opportunity to learn and eliminate old flaws, but to halfheartedly dump the whole thing, leaving behind ancient designs with known flaws instead of new, safer designs.

Comment: Re:Fixing defects in sloppy coding is NOT "support (Score 1) 322

by ericloewe (#46739109) Attached to: IRS Misses XP Deadline, Pays Microsoft Millions For Patches

They sold their product under a contract that clearly specified the support period, which was then repeatedly extended at no cost to anyone who bought XP.

Windows XP is archaic by modern standards. Yes, some people have to use it or buy new scientific/industrial/medical equipment, but that can hardly be blamed on Microsoft.

When you last bought any piece of electronics or machinery, did it come with implied free support for all eternity? No, you got a well defined warranty period and beyond that you are expected to pay up. Same here.

Comment: Re:MS still doesn't get it (Score 1) 294

Many will consider this a major bugfix.

Think of it like someone accidentally wiped a decent portion of Desktop code from Windows 8's source and now they've had to slowly add stuff back without breaking anything, taking the opportunity to rewrite decades-old code along the way.

It even sounds plausible as an alternative to "Everyone at Microsoft went insane at once and the result was Windows 8."

Comment: Re:It's a start (Score 1) 294

Well, you will be getting a proper start menu again, at an uncertain future point in time. I'll venture a guess that it's not too far away.

It's Windows 7 Start Menu on the left and miniature version of the Windows 8 Start Screen on the right, in a format slightly larger than Windows 7's Menu.

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