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Comment Re:Heisenberg (Score 1) 98 98

For "British" insert "The entire First World....oh, except for the United States"....

There, fixed that for you..

There are 2 tiers of health care in the UK. The NHS is the socialized medicine and has problems. There is a private system for those who want to pay. Look it up. It isn't a utopia, and neither is Canada nor is Cuba.

Comment Re:The future is going to be incredible... (Score 0) 46 46

Heh. My future had mile-high skyscrapers, colonies on the moon, atomic powered airplanes, fusion power too cheap to meter, and FLYING CARS, goddamit, FLYING FUCKING CARS!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?...

This kind of ineptitude is the reason we don't have flying cars yet.

Comment Re:Fuck you Mozilla (Score 1) 351 351

And here it is, the reality of popular open source software. People bitch just as much about it as they do proprietary software.

"You can change the source, you have the power!" Yeah, not so much... nobody is really going to do anything except complain. (Well, except that one guy who is now going to make it his life work to fork it into something he calls Freefox that gets used by around 53 people... but those 53 people are very happy about it.)

pale moon is already forked from Firefox/Mozilla

https://www.palemoon.org/

and has more than 53 users.

Comment Re:Social mobility was killed, but not this way (Score 4, Insightful) 1032 1032

Congratulations, I guess, but the so-called 'student loan bubble' or even this article isn't really about you.

See, what you went and did was BUY some QUALIFICATIONS relating directly to a MARKETABLE SKILL SET.

Getting a $80k degree from a private college for something like philosophy, elementary ed, english lit, or even 'psychology' (which requires a masters or doctorate to make any $) is basically choosing to put a financial noose around your neck.

The days of 'XYZ Bachelors degree' = 'automatic middle class income' are gone.

This is because for about 2 generations now the assumption was you either got dirty for a living or went to college and got a white collar job. If you could string 2 sentences together and do long division your parents told you that you JUST HAD TO go to college whether or not you really knew why. It was just what you did.

Now, everyone has done it, 75%+ of the degrees are worthless, cost of higher ed has far outpaced inflation, the government gave away 'free money' to get it, and now countless 20 somethings are basically screwed and no-one knows how to swing a hammer or use a tape measure.

Whoops.

When the last plumber dies, we're in deep shit.

Comment Re:Good heavens (Score 1) 86 86

"Billboard Advertising Banned Products In Russia Hides If It Recognizes Cops"

Can anyone translate that indecipherable gibberish into English?

An electronic billboard that shows ads for banned products changes what it shows when it sees cops coming.

Or - Facial recognition allows black market billboard to avoid the police.

Comment Re:What we are seeing is ... (Score 1) 359 359

Like M$, like Yahoo, like Myspace and so on, Google is on its way down

As for fb, don't worry, it too is on its way down --- as nothing stays up forever

so... What are you saying?

Is GMAIL going to go away?

Is search going to go away?

What about google drive? That's a for-pay system (the 100 gigs for $2 a month) is that going away?

Or are you just saying that all the fluff and goofy crap will probably stop?

Because people have been saying Microsoft is dead - for years now.

Somehow I think the core of google is going to be around for a long time.

Comment Re:Google Streams (Score 1) 359 359

Google Streams of piss ......

How about launching a product and sticking with it for 10 years or more, you fucking clowns?

Nobody in their right mind chooses a Google product as part of their critical infrastructure ..... because Google keeps closing its products down.

like Gmail?

Comment Re:Approx. every other version of Windows is shit. (Score 1) 122 122

The user interface being set automatically to a touch interface on devices without any touchscreen is idiotic.

Even worse is the polluting of the server products with the same garbage. I don't need, nor want, live tiles on my domain controller. I can't "tap" things, or "bezel swipe" a "charm bar" on a damn VM.

hmmmm, is this server 2012R2 you are referring to?

Does 'classic shell' run on it?

Comment Re:Approx. every other version of Windows is shit. (Score 1) 122 122

I see your point, and I like it.

It is true that 8.1 is 'good' but it's a moot point, windows 8 has already ruined anything starting with 8.

The user interface being set automatically to a touch interface on devices without any touchscreen is idiotic. The problem is the low tech users who still have trouble with basic things like how to start a program, what is a program, what is a web browser, how to plug in the mouse, how do I download the interwebs, all that.

It's a moot point, everyone is moving to tablets and wifi. The only people who need or use anything more than a tablet are business people, businesses, and content creators. Everything else is going to cloud and content consumption. You no longer need a PC just to do email, texting, chat, and content consumption.

Since desktop/laptop is being relegated to content creators and business, the level of competency is rising for the typical user of laptop/desktop. The only 'real' difference between 8 and 8.1 is making it easier to ditch the interface, and with a stronger user that is a moot point, 8 and 8.1 are both in the crap category, making win10 'good'.

When some people discover the truth, they just can't understand why everybody isn't eager to hear it.

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